How Good?

Welcome to the Isle of May. You will be pecked!

Welcome to the Isle of May. You will be pecked! (James Crymble)

Arctic Tern with a very small sand-eel

Arctic Tern with a very small sand-eel

Colour difference in Arctic Tern chicks (James Crymble)

Colour difference in Arctic Tern chicks (James Crymble)

Puffin bringing in food for hungry chick

Puffin bringing in food for hungry chick

The first Puffin chick almost ready to fledge!

The first Puffin chick almost ready to fledge!

Just how Good? well worth a visit...

Just how Good? well worth a visit…

Wednesday 1st July comments: Welcome to July and welcome to one of the best months in the calendar year for our seabirds. Over the next four weeks the first young Pufflins will fledged their burrows, Guillemot and Razorbills will be departing and the first Arctic Tern chicks will take to the wing.

The scale of this seabird city can only be truly brought to life with a visit as 46,00 pairs of Puffins (that’s over 92,000 individual Puffins!) are actively foraging for food and returning to burrows to feed chicks from dawn til dusk. It’s not just the Puffins, but thousands of Guillemots, Shags, Razorbills and Kittiwakes too. Add in the dive bombing Arctic Terns and you’ve got yourself one of the best seabird colonies in the UK.

So you visiting? Boats sail daily throughout July-September (weather permitting) with further details on:

May Princess (leaves from Anstruther) http://www.isleofmayferry.com/

Osprey Rib (leaves from Anstruther) http://www.isleofmayboattrips.co.uk/boat.html

Seabird Rib (leaves from North Berwick) http://www.seabird.org/boats/isle-of-may-landings/14/160

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