Monthly Archives: June 2013

Art on the May

Many people have been inspired to have a go at representing what they have seen on the island in a form of art and the last few weeks have been no exception. Our whiteboard has received and number of fantastic … Continue reading

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The flowering of the isle

 The flowers on the island this year have been stunning. Nothing too rare but just stunning all the same. I don’t know why they have produced such a display – it might be to do with a previous summer or … Continue reading

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Terns, chicks and plastic bottles.

The terns are doing really well this year, at the moment even better than last year. There are strong colonies up at the Beacon and especially down at Kirkhaven where they are giving all visitors arriving a really good going … Continue reading

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What can I do for puffins?

A visitor made me very happy the other day by asking me a question i had never been asked before (despite in my 4th season on the May with several hundred days of boats bringing thousands of visitors – what … Continue reading

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Ups and downs with puffins and kittiwakes

With puffin chicks hatching all over the island the adults are frantically bringing back loads of sandeels to get the chick to grow as fast as possible. Over the last week more and more puffins are coming in with fish … Continue reading

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Rain (a bit)…at last.

 After only 15mm of rain in the last month and running at just  55% of the normal rainfall for the season so far, this afternoon we had 10mm of rain in 1 hour. Unlucky for the visitors that came today … Continue reading

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Isle of May Live and Done

Filming the tern chicks The stars of the show. The island looking wonderful under a blizzard of sea campion. Well thank goodness that is all done. The last 24 hours have been a little on the mad side. The BBC … Continue reading

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