Seven good terns!
These lovely pen and wash drawings were found bundled together in the studio. They are all initialled and are likely to be illustrations for a book but I don’t know which one.
Then I found this guide to Farne Island Birds with very similar illustrations, so our terns might have been for a leaflet instead. The Farne Islands are known for their spectacular bird colonies and interesting migrants although some seabirds have suffered after two years of covid restrictions on wardens and visitors. This guide deals with only the more common species then seen in the area, but what uncommon illustrations! I hope you kept your copy!
Arctic Tern, Common Tern, Puffin, Razorbill, Shag, Black-headed Gull, Ringed Plover, Fulmar, Eider, Cormorant, Herring Gull, Sandwich Tern, Roseate Tern, Oystercatcher, Kittiwake, Guillemot.