Seabird Allsorts

Rocky Puffins on the May (Michael Christie)

Rocky Puffins on the May (Michael Christie)

An Isle of May Puffin (Michael Christie)

An Isle of May Puffin (Michael Christie)

Puffins with the Low Light in the background (Michael Christie )

Puffins with the Low Light in the background (Michael Christie )

Pair of Razorbills on the cliffs (Michael Christie )

Pair of Razorbills on the cliffs (Michael Christie )

Adult Shag showing off its rings... (Michael Christie)

Adult Shag showing off its rings… (Michael Christie)

Sunday 17th May comments: The weather continues to dominate proceedings on the May as the weekend has been dominated by strong westerly winds (so much so the boats could not sail today). Despite the weather it was business as usual for our seabirds as they continue to incubate eggs, with some hunkering against the wind on the steep cliffs of the island.

The breeding season appears to be going well at the moment although the crucial month of June will soon be upon us and the month will decide the fate of many of our seabirds. We hope the weather will settle and the food supply will be plentiful as they’ll be lots of mouths to feed once the chicks start hatching and that is not far away.

On the migration front, it’s been quiet as the dominating winds are not ideal for bringing birds in but as soon as the wind eases we hope to have a few more to shout about. As usual we’ll be keeping you posted and up to date so keep on reading…

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