Surrounded by dense vegetation the Salto Cantera (also known as the Chorro Cantera) is about twelve meters high. From here the Ita creek continues to flow over another series of small waterfalls. The trail is located along the road to Colonia Independencia just opposite the entrance to the Hotel Sport Camping. It is about fifteen minutes by foot though you can also arrange to visit on horseback or with a guide at the Hotel Sport Camping.
Very often, many hundreds of guillemots, puffins and cormorants will skim across the surface, ducking and diving in front of an approaching dive boat.
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Thankfully, the majority of boats cut their speed to avoid unnecessary collisions or injury to the birds, although it is also worth remembering that it is an offence to frighten or harrass the Farnes' bird population. Guillemot (Uria aalge) By far the most common birds in the summer months are the guillemots and puffins which make up 80% of the total number of breeding birds. Each breeding pair of guillemots will lay one large egg, the contents of which would make three or four normal hen's eggs.
It is laid on bare rock and often in a very precarious position. The egg is pyriform, or pear-shaped, a design which helps to minimise rolling; and if the egg does happen to roll, it will just roll in a very tight circle, usually enough to stop it from falling off the ledge. The eggs can be any shade of brown, green, yellow or nearly white, with or without blotches or brown marks.
The guillemot is about 16 in. (41 cm) in length, is darkish brown in colour, has a white chest and underbelly and is a member of the auk family. It swims by using its wings and dives for sand eels and other small fish to depths of between 30 and 60 metres, but can go deeper.