Monthly Archives: April 2015

April Seabird Summary

Thursday 30th April comments: The last day of the month so we thought we’d bring you a seabird roundup with the latest news from the Isle of May: Puffins: Very settled with birds incubating underground following the discovery of the … Continue reading

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One To Watch

A pair of Dunnocks have taken up residence on the island and have been recorded most days since early March, they have most likely overwintered on the island along with other migrants such as wrens. Although most have now moved … Continue reading

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A Bridge Over Troubled Burrows

The ‘May’ has a population of around 46,000 pairs of Puffins, making it one of the largest colonies in Britain. They nest underground in burrows that are around an arm’s length deep and lay their single egg at the end … Continue reading

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Migrant mayhem

Friday 24th April comments: Flood gates opened. This morning the May was teaming with life as a good number of common migrants descended onto the island providing no fewer than eight ‘new birds’ for the year (not seen previous to … Continue reading

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Migrants on the move

Thursday 23rd April comments: As spring advances so do the migrant birds as the island is ideally situated for a north-south flyway. This time of year has lots of interest as birds are leaving the UK to head north to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Gordie!

Thursday 23rd April comments: A very special request from Carrie (who lives and works on the Island) for today’s blog posting, as its her fathers birthday and he is a big follower of the blog. Carrie writes… Coming out to the Isle of May … Continue reading

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Head for Heights (or Summit)

Wednesday 22nd April comments: Today the Isle of May has been basking in glorious sunshine and due to very low tides the island has been closed to visitors. However that gave us the opportunity to continue to prepare for the … Continue reading

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