Stirring Seabirds

The 'May'... quiet but not for long

The ‘May’… quiet but not for long

Guillemots back on the cliff ledges....

Guillemots back on the cliff ledges….

...alongside Razorbills as well

…alongside Razorbills as well

Its not all about Seabirds; the island has a good rabbit population

Its not all about Seabirds; the island has a good rabbit population

Thursday 12th March comments: The beast is awakening. The season is stirring into life and soon we’ll be watching, feeling and smelling of seabirds (it’s always the seabirds which smell, never us…honest). The recent mild weather has helped the cause as Shags are nest building whilst Rock Pipits are singing and Pied Wagtails are disputing territories.

It’s a similar story on the cliffs as thousands of Guillemots and Razorbills have been back alongside good numbers of Kittiwakes. However don’t get too excited as the birds remain unsettled and the onset of any poor weather will send them scurrying back out to the open sea.

If this wasn’t enough we’ve also seen our first Puffins as a small raft of birds was discovered in May waters but it’s still very early as we are still some weeks away before the ‘parrots of the sea’ touch land.

The excitement of a new season is just around the corner and we open our doors on 1st April, so don’t delay, book today. The isle of May awaits you.

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