Wren babies!

Wren fledglings! First chicks on the May since 2000 (Bex Outram)

Wren fledglings! First chicks on the May since 2000 (Bex Outram)

First day out on the island...welcome little fella (Bex Outram)

First day out on the island…welcome little fella (Bex Outram)

Go Wren chick go (Bex Outram)

Go Wren chick go (Bex Outram)

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 winter on the island but all depart by late April, but not this year…

A pair set up territory behind the main buildings of ‘fluke street’ and several nests were built (the male builds the nests and the female eventually decides which home she wants). Following the incubation period the parents have been feeding young and late this afternoon the youngsters were welcomed to world as they fledged the nest.

We have yet to confirm the number of young but its great news for a species which has not bred on the island since 2000. It just adds to our breeding assemblage especially this year when we’ve had our first Blackbirds breeding since the 1950’s!

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