Puffin Time

What everyone wants to see on a visit. An adult Puffin on the Isle of May

What everyone wants to see on a visit. An adult Puffin on the Isle of May

The month of June is an excellent time to see Puffins on the May

The month of June is an excellent time to see Puffins on the May

Good news all round as plenty of sand-eels coming in

Good news all round as plenty of sand-eels coming in

'Bridled' Guillemots are stunning birds; about 5% of the islands population are bridled forms.

‘Bridled’ Guillemots are stunning birds; about 5% of the islands population are bridled forms.

Thursday 11th June comments: At this time of year the Isle of May is full of life as seabirds galore feed hungry youngsters whilst previous years off-spring will visit to gain vital experience for future breeding. However if you’re visiting the island there is only one bird that you really want to see; the Puffin.

The island supports one of the largest Puffin colonies in the UK with 46,200 pairs nesting and June is the month to see them. Birds are actively feeding young in underground burrows and over the next 5-6 weeks this activity will continue.

However be warned; as the end of July approaches, Puffins will start to leave and by early August will be completely gone. So if you’re considering a visit, book now or face the disappointment of not seeing these charismatic seabirds.

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