May surprises

Icterine Warbler 1

Icterine Warbler caught and ringed today (Bex Outram)

 

Roseate Tern 1

Roseate Tern arrived today (first-summer Arctic Tern in back ground)

Wednesday 8th June comments: We keep saying the spring is over and we keep on being surprised. Today an Icterine Warbler was discovered on the island and was later trapped and ringed. The bird probably heading north to Scandinavia has been brought in with this continuous easterly wind (and we are not complaining!)

We were also greeted by the sight of an adult Roseate Tern in the jetty roost and with the  news of our recent Sandwich Tern breeding, we wouldn’t say no to a Roseate Tern breeding attempt either…

The Isle of May is a brilliant place to watch wildlife from thousands of nesting Puffins to the scarce and unusual which turn up. Boats sail daily from either side of the Firth of Forth and check out the boat websites for latest sailing times:

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

Osprey Rib (sails from Anstruther):  http://www.isleofmayboattrips.co.uk/

Seabird Rib (sails from north Berwick):https://seabird.org/visit/boats/isle-of-may-landings/10/22/159

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