The Place to Be

Puffin in flight over the May (Michael Christie)

Puffin in flight over the May (Michael Christie)

Kittiwake in flight...more are now on eggs (Michael Christie)

Kittiwake in flight…more are now on eggs (Michael Christie)

May Princess and Osprey rib on a high tide at the jetty

May Princess and Osprey rib on a high tide at the jetty

Visitors enjoying the May

Visitors enjoying the May

Monday 18th May comments: The Isle of May, so good they named a month after us (a nice strapline to start todays blog entry). Slowly and surely the weather is settling and the sun is shining (although we had rain showers passing through today). However the May is alive with seabirds as the breeding season is in full tilt and plenty of people are heading out to enjoy the spectacular island and its glorious wildlife (are you one of them?).

As we approach mid-May, we are still waiting for our Arctic Terns to settle (our heads will know when they have!) but everything else is settled with eggs or young. More and more Eider ducklings hatch daily and its great to see the crèches forming on the Loch in the centre of the island., whilst Shag chicks grow ever bigger and stronger.

Soon our (and all the nesting birds) workload will crank up even further as we will set about counting the seabird populations (and believe me we have a few), whilst all the adult seabirds will be feeding hungry young. Its going to be busy…so why not join us for the excitement that is the seabird city the Isle of May, you’ll not be disappointed.

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