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 stack and over the next few weeks a good majority of Shags will be incubating.
Puffins are coming and going on the island although remain unsettled (they’ll eventually settle in early-April) whilst Kittiwakes and Fulmars are present in good numbers. The surrounding seas have thousands of Guillemots and Razorbills so the season really is starting to hot up. With the island opening from Saturday 1st April, its well worth a visit as the Isle of May is coming alive!
To visit check out the following boat operators websites for 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://www.seabird.org/visit/boats/isle-of-may-landings/10/22/159