Spring has Sprung!

All three 'May' Lighthouse; Low Light, Beacon and Main Light

All three ‘May’ Lighthouse; Low Light, Beacon and Main Light

Visitors enjoying views of the Mighty May

Visitors enjoying views of the Mighty May

Oystercatchers are now on territory

Oystercatchers are now on territory

First Willow Warblers on the move through the island

First Willow Warblers on the move through the island

Wednesday 15th April comments: Spring has definitely sprung! The seabirds are starting to settle at long last (it won’t be long before the Auks are on eggs) whilst northern bound spring migrants continue to surge through the island. We’ve also seen a change in the vegetation as Thrift is starting to flower and the Elders and Willows are starting to bud.

It won’t be long before the Arctic Terns are back with us and then we’ll be at the height of the breeding season! Remember you can visit throughout the summer months with boats sailing from Anstruther and North Berwick. As we boast the largest east coast Puffin colony in the UK, it’s well worth a visit…

Recent Highlights: Willow Warbler (first of the year on 14th April) with five present today. Also Chiffchaff 2, Goldcrest and a scattering of Thrushes. We still await our first Blackcap and Sand Martin of the spring but give us time.

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