Chicks Galore!

tern chick

Arctic tern chicks have hatched!

Kittiwake chick

Kittiwake chicks have hatched

Hatching Eider

Eider chicks continue to hatch

Gull chick

Lesser Black-backed Gull chicks hatching

Tuesday 14th June comments: Action stations! Its now all go on the Isle of May as thousands of chicks are hatching across the islands. In recent weeks we’ve seen a real baby boom as Puffins, Guillemots and Razorbill chicks have been hatching.

In the last few days we’ve also seen our first Kittiwake and Arctic Tern chicks hatch and that means only one thing; busy parents. From first light (about 4am) to dusk (about 10:30pm) adults will be busy bringing food to hungry chicks, so it’ll be non-stop until the chicks are ready to fledge.

The Isle of May is alive with birdlife and a trip out at this time of year can be mesmerizing as this Seabird City is alive with birds. So why not join us and enjoy this amazing place, you’ll not be disappointed.

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