Monthly Archives: June 2015

Wren babies!

Monday 29th June comments: Today’s star attraction on the Isle of May; Puffins? Arctic Terns? Guillemots? No not a chance, as the limelight fell on one of our smallest visitors (and now breeding birds) the Wren. Small numbers of Wrens … Continue reading

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Seabird Open Day

Saturday 27th June comments: The weekend is upon us and the first of a double header for the Isle of May arrived; our Seabird Open Day 2015. And what a day! As if planned, the weather changed (glorious wall-to-wall sunshine), the … Continue reading

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Marvellous May

Thursday 25th June comments: The Isle of May (or May Island as it’s known locally) is an amazing place to experience the sights, sounds (and smells!) of an active seabird colony. The seabird city is home to 46,200 pairs of … Continue reading

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Wednesday 23rd June comments: The jumplings keep on jumping! Over the last week or so during calm conditions (not that often then) young Guillemot and Razorbill chicks have been jumping a leap of faith down the cliffs of the May. … Continue reading

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Celebrating Seabirds

Monday 22nd June comments: We are now at the height of the seabird breeding season and this weekend we’ll  be celebrating the stars of the show as we highlight seabirds during our big Seabird Weekend. Over the course of Saturday and … Continue reading

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Seabird Success!

Saturday 20th June comments: It’s been a while since we reported our first seabirds on eggs (Shags were on eggs by 19th March to be precise) and the breeding season has now entered the ‘chick fledging’ stage. Despite the weather … Continue reading

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Shag ringing

Thursday 18th June comments: The ringing and research continues on the Isle of May as the breeding season advances even further (expect a full breeding seabird roundup at the weekend!). Over the last month or so over 500 Shag chicks … Continue reading

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