Puffin Poser

Isle of May Puffin (photo taken on a mobile telephone!)

Isle of May Puffin (photo taken on a mobile telephone!)

Which side looks best? Isle of May Puffin

Which side looks best? Isle of May Puffin

Photo-bomb! Puffin on the wing...not bad for a mobile telephone shot!

Photo-bomb! Puffin on the wing…not bad for a mobile telephone shot!

And away! bye bye Puffin!

And away! bye bye Puffin!

Saturday 18th April comments: It’s been another cracking spell of weather as high pressure has dominated resulting in sunny conditions and flat seas. However with a slight onshore breeze, temperatures have been on the cool side.

Regardless the seabird breeding season is starting to settle with Puffins present daily in their thousands (we have over 46,000 pairs on the island) and visitors have been enjoying close ups of these magical commercial seabirds. Following the discovery of our first Eider eggs on Thursday, we found our first Greater Black-backed Gull eggs today and it won’t be long before Puffins and Guillemots are incubating.

With more settled weather forecast, is there a better place or better time to visit? Boats to visit the Isle of May will depart Sunday 19th April (13:00) and Monday 20th April (13:45).

Migrant Dates:

First Ring Ouzel of the season: 9th April

First Swallow of the season: 9th April

First Tree Pipit of the season on 16th April

First House Martin of the season on 18th April

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