Monthly Archives: July 2013

Hungry gulls

 2 chicks that have survivied One of the things we don’t study at the moment is how successfully the gulls are at breeding. We count the total number of nests every 2 years but we don’t count how many chicks … Continue reading

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A pile of poo

 One of the results of having so little rain on the island is that the sheer quantity of bird poo that falls on the island during the season is much more obvious because the rain hasn’t washed it away. Until … Continue reading

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Night time islanders – stormies and pufflings

 Last night we got a glimpse of what happens n the island under the cover of darkness.It was a stormy netting night. This means we were after storm petrels, probably the most mysterious seabird found in the UK. These are … Continue reading

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A brief visit – latest bridled tern news.

  No sign today of the bridled tern on the May today despite an early start to check for it. It was last seen yesterday evening shortly before 10pm so we think it maybe roosted on the island.  An absolutely … Continue reading

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Cool things on the island at the moment

We are very lucky to live out here and get to see so many cool things. Here is a selection from the last couple of days. The gannets are feeding in closer to the island, this one is just taking … Continue reading

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Bridled Tern on the May today – borrowed from the Farnes?

A beautiful evening this evening and we decided to have a BBQ to cook some mackerel we had been given by the may Princess crew. i was just about to sink my teeth into a fish when Mark started yelling. … Continue reading

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Tern chicks – we have some flying.

A young chicks using a blown over traffic cones as bit of shelter from the gulls.  Even more exciting than puffins for some of those working on the island is the fledging of the tern chicks. The terns have perhaps … Continue reading

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