Monthly Archives: June 2011

This week I have mostly been…….

…..enjoying a few more moths in the moth trap, the warm weather has at last brought a few include including this beautiful netted pug. ….welcoming some schools to the island, we have 3 in the last week. ….enjoying the snail … Continue reading

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Photograph less, see more.

We get lots of photogrpahers to the island at this time of year. Seabirds are large, striking, relatively tame and so easy to photograph and couple this with stunning backgrounds of seascapes, cliffs, carpets of thrift and sea campion and … Continue reading

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Surrounded by water with nothing to drink……or wash

Seen from the island showers falling elsewhere. St. Johns Well, water suitable for cattle and modern day island inhbitants. Our modern day water puritfication system, it just add water to work. View down the well. Water is a hot topic … Continue reading

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To and From the Island – 144 times in 6 months.

Most people come to the Isle of May from Anstruhter on the May Princess, visitors, staff and researchers. Kevin and Fiona Smith, writing below, are the boats crew that make that trip 144 times a season (weather permitting of course). … Continue reading

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The Big Jump

An adult guillemot brooding a chick under its wing. A young chick not ready to jump. Another one not ready to jump. Gathering at the cliff top. One of the lower ledges down to the sea. It is tough on … Continue reading

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Seabird Open Day – who dares wins

Just a quick posting about our seabird open day yesterday. It was great. After a load of poor weather it dawned beautiful on Sunday and kept on all through the day. The people who came out couldn’t believe their luck … Continue reading

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Garden nesters – an update

The eider that was nesting just a few metres from my room was sadly predated by Herring Gulls in May. I was disappointed by this as she was just days from hatching. I was therefore delighted that she had relaid … Continue reading

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Terns – an update….

The Terns are still busily harassing everybody who is getting off the boat. Rinchen has been leading on watching which dastardly Gulls are predating the eggs. On Tuesday a full count was conducted at the beacon with the help of … Continue reading

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Curious seal

Sunday was a lovely day after all the bad weather on the Saturday. The sea was calm and the sun was out. The May Princess came in as normal. I went up to speak to the pilot about the open … Continue reading

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Isle of May Family Seabird Open Day

Just a quick reminder of our Family Open Day this coming weekend on the Isle of May. Sunday 19th June 2011. 2 children per Adult go free. There will be Story telling. A lot of interesting facts about the 250000 … Continue reading

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