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Puffins galore on the Isle of May today

Puffins galore on the Isle of May today

Pair of Razorbills (with a cheeky Guillemot photobombing!)

Pair of Razorbills (with a cheeky Guillemot photobombing!)

Skipper Alex with his beloved 'May Princess' complete with bunting!

Skipper Alex with his beloved ‘May Princess’ complete with bunting!

A grainy shot of the immature Glaucous Gull at roost (taken on a phone - sorry for the excuses!)

A grainy shot of the immature Glaucous Gull at roost (taken on a phone – sorry for the excuses!)

Saturday 4th April comments: It’s been a good couple of the days on the ‘May’ as the wind has eased, the sun has shone and more importantly; the sea has been flat. With thousands of Puffins on offer can you think of a better place to be?

Today we welcomed good numbers of visitors to the island and it’s been great to share this magical place with everyone. At times it felt the May was carpeted in Puffins and with the cliff tops’ becoming more packed it’s certainly the place to be. With settled weather excepted for the next seven days at least, we look forward to seeing even more of you visiting.

On the migration front an immature Glaucous Gull was discovered in the evening roost whilst a spring feeling was in the air as 164 Meadow pipit’s were logged flying north heading for summer breeding grounds.

Highlights: Teal 18, Shelduck 4, Glaucous Gull immature (first of the year), Peregrine 3, Merlin, Meadow Pipit 164N, Skylark 3, Goldfinch and Goldcrest 11.

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