Monthly Archives: April 2016

A Spring Chill

  Friday 29th April comments: We are now fast approaching May and the weather has taken a turn for the worse. Overnight we have had strong winds and heavy rain, even the mice have moved back in the buildings for … Continue reading

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Eider Down

Tuesday 26th April comments: So it’s cold and we have even had a bit of snow fall but for our seabirds, life goes on and the breeding season has to continue. Although the auks have been unsettled our Shags and … Continue reading

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Hello…Anybody home?

Sunday 24th April comments: It’s been a very strange start to the seabird breeding season. The Auks (Puffins, Guillemots and Razorbills) arrived early in mid-March following settled mild weather but since the turn of this month that has all changed… … Continue reading

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34 and counting…

Friday 22nd April comments: So just how old can seabirds live? Well that question was discussed yesterday as professor Mike Harris discovered a Guillemot on the Isle of May cliffs which had been ringed on the island as an adult … Continue reading

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Puffins on eggs!

Wednesday 20th April comments: Bingo! Just like that we’ve discovered our first Puffins incubating eggs. It’s been a strange few weeks as the cold weather front which has been dominating has not encouraged early laying and Puffins (at times) have … Continue reading

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An Eggscellent Day!

Monday 18th April comments: Just as the ink was drying on yesterday’s blog post, news broke that we had discovered our first Guillemot egg! The female was noted incubating her egg on the cliffs late on Sunday evening although very … Continue reading

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Is it Late?

Saturday 16th April comments: Over the last seven days we’ve been asked about the seabird breeding season and is it late this year? Seabirds react to temperature and weather and the mild conditions in March encouraged the early nesting of … Continue reading

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