Monthly Archives: March 2017

Seabird Season Underway!

Thursday 30th March comments: Its started! The 2017 seabird breeding season has officially started as we’ve discovered the first Shag eggs of the year. Yesterday the first egg of the new season was found in a nest near the Angel … Continue reading

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Migrants on the May

Wednesday 29th March comments: We are back and we’ve been busy. The team are preparing the island for visitors as we open our doors to the public on Saturday and there has been plenty going on. Seabirds have been responding … Continue reading

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Arrival Day

Monday 27th March comments: The big day finally arrived as the reserve team moved back onto the Isle of May for a new season. An early start to proceedings eventually saw the boat packed with food, kit and equipment for … Continue reading

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One Week to Go!

  Saturday 25th March comments: One week to go! Its the final week before we open our doors to the public as the first boats start sailing for the May from 1st April. The island will be open almost daily … Continue reading

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Replacement Trap

  Thursday 23rd March comments: Although the reserve team and researchers have yet to move out to the island on a permanent basis, a small team of volunteers from the Isle of May Bird Observatory have been out since Saturday, … Continue reading

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Touch Down!

Tuesday 21st March comments: Touch-down! Yesterday proved to be a very significant date in the Isle of May diary as Puffins touched dry land for the first time this season. Having departed the island the previous August, this is the … Continue reading

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Promoting the May

Sunday 19th March comments: During the late autumn and winter months, the job of the Isle of May reserve manager takes on a different role. Having lived on the island for up to nine months, the winter is a time to prepare for the … Continue reading

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