Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Fugro Symphony

We were up late at night watching a film. This detail is relevant. Usually everyone is in bed by 10:30 (ish) but tonight we were up late. After the film had finished Klara got up and went over to the … Continue reading

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A puffin counters view of the island

Amanda Kuepfer spent a week on the island mainly taking part in the puffin burrow count. This is her story of the week. <!–[if !mso]>st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } <![endif]–> My Isle of May week 27 April – 4 May 2013. Having recently … Continue reading

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Dad dancing at the kittiwake colony.

The rain that we have had on the last few days has had a dramatic affect on the kittiwakes. For the past few weeks they seemed to have been hanging around making a lot of noise on their nesting ledges … Continue reading

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Bluethroat and Shrike

The north-easterly winds have finally born fruit with a collection of very smart birds on the island. Red-backed shrikes and bluethroats are always fantastic to see, the Isle of May being one of the best places in Scotland to see … Continue reading

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24 hours 2 different islands

It has gone from the sublime to the awful out here. Friday was glorious, Saturday was horrendous.On Friday there was hardly any wind (a rare thing out here) and warm sunshine and the visitors from the May Princess strolled around … Continue reading

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Isle of May NNR on BBC Countryfile – Sunday 19 May

Word on the street is that the Countryfile programme on Sunday (tonight) night will have something on the Isle of May NNR, mainly looking at the state of the seabirds. So if you want to see the island and its … Continue reading

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Swallows – Sea and other

Forked tails and tail streamers are the name of the game here.Being on a small island tends to change your perspective a bit but I reckon just  about everyone, island or not, gets a real lift when “their ” swallows … Continue reading

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