Monthly Archives: June 2012

Seeing the island – a volunteers view

Lucie’s view of the island and its visitors seen as a volunteer. Time is flying… It has been already 4 weeks since I arrived on the rough sea to the May shore. And it has been great. There hasn’t been … Continue reading

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Fishing with puffins

Setting the nets up for fishing with puffins Puffin with sandeels. It is 5 am in the morning, close to Midsummer’s day and I am standing out on the east side of the island in warm (for once), balmy conditions … Continue reading

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Lifeboat drama off the May

Dunbar (left) and Anstruther (right) lifeboats just of the east side of the Isle of May. A bit of excitement amid the howling wind today when at lunchtime we saw the Anstruther lifeboat tearing in from the North Sea at … Continue reading

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Midsummer on the Isle of May

A few images of the island at Midsummer (as I write this it is actually chucking it down and blowing a good one). The guillemots are starting to leave the cliffs meaning that we are at the peak of the … Continue reading

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Jumping time for the guillemot chicks

A chicks eye view of the jump. One of the great privileges of living and working out here is being able to watch one of the most amazing wildlife spectacles you can see in this country. This is time when … Continue reading

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Keeping up with the terns

It is difficult to know what to keep you up to date with at the moment as so much is happening but here is a tern update. Over the last 2 years the island terns have been having a hard … Continue reading

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Wetter than normal

Water-logged puffin burrow Kittiwakes nests with water pouring down the cliffs through the nests. Like everywhere else we got some horrible weather on Friday and Saturday and we are just having time to work out what the effect was. Continuous … Continue reading

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