Monthly Archives: April 2013

1 puffin, 500 bottles, 6 footballs, 10 bags of rubbish, 9 shoes and a bath duck

Siobhan and Natalie with their booty. Amazed and slightly depressed our team of Isle of May SNH volunteers spent some of their time clearing Pilgrims Haven and Rona of the rubbish that had built up over the winter. In rain … Continue reading

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Celebrating John Muir’s birthday on the Isle of May

  Landscape photos of the island courtesy of David Best. A fine weekend to celebrate John Muir’s birthday the Isle of May,  an island that must have filled his view as a child. John Muir was born in Dunbar and … Continue reading

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Some seabird action

Well that was good, a fine day all round. It felt today as if the season finally kicked off as for the first day the island really felt full of birds. We woke to find good numbers of puffins around … Continue reading

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6 Go Wild on the May

“So what is the plan?”I have been hearing this all week from the 6 that came over to the island to see wild and go wild. The 6 were Siobhan, Gillian, Gill, Brendan, Lynne and  Natalie (Tinkerbell to some) and … Continue reading

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Volunteer Alan – From Loch to Island

My name is Alan Ried. I’m a volunteer with the RSPB at Vane Farm and at Loch Leven National Nature Reserve with the boys from SNH. I started volunteering with the RSPB with my nephew Lewis about 3 years ago … Continue reading

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Spring?

Spring is slow putting in an appearance but at last we are seeing some signs. Birds are coming back to the cliffs.At last we are seeing some African migrants appearing back on the island. The first Swallow came through on … Continue reading

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The Swiney – Rock Twitching

Colin Murray the skipper of the RIB Osprey  popped in for the usual cup of tea when he was on a two hour stopover waiting for the builders. We got looking at the map above the fire place and started … Continue reading

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