Monthly Archives: August 2014

An Amazing Season for the Terns

The Terns have had a great breeding season, with a peak fledged count of 273 seen on the evening of the 25 July. This is a whopping increase on the 46 peak fledged from last year. This is the combination … Continue reading

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The One and Only Manxie!

This year has been another successful season for our one pair of Manx Shearwaters that have taken up residence during the spring/summer, as they have reared another chick on the island. They are a rare breeding bird on the east … Continue reading

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Busy Bees

Over the last few days we have all been hard at work doing various jobs around the island. Kerry, our long term volunteer from last year has come back for a couple of weeks to help out and see the … Continue reading

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Yesterday on the May

Just a taste of the day on the May The day started for me with a walk up to the Mainlight where an adult peregrine was hanging on the wind in a fashion that only they can do, effortless but … Continue reading

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Island swallows – 2nd time round

Despite the season moving on and the temperatures dropping our island swallows are still frantically feeding chicks. Both pairs that bred earlier in the year have had a second brood. One pair have 4 chicks that we ringed a couple … Continue reading

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Back in the groove

It is good to be back in the groove again. With the may princess missing 5 days of landing visitors and the RIBs all having to cancel boats because of the weather we have now had a couple of days … Continue reading

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Calling all carpenter / joiners

Any joiners or carpenters out there who fancy volunteering for a week out on the island? We need some new furniture for our wonderful new visitor centre and have the wood for it but just need to get someone to … Continue reading

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