Monthly Archives: April 2017

Magic Migrants

    Sunday 30th April comments:  With the winds switching to the south east today we set out in the hope of migrant birds passing through.  With the spring being quiet so far the team were up early to see what the … Continue reading

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Triumphant Terraces

Friday 28th April comments: After last years success of the new tern terrace up at the Beacon, we have extended the terrace to create more ideal habitat for the breeding terns.  This area at the Beacon is basically a waste land … Continue reading

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A wild, windy May

Tuesday 25th April comments: It’s a bitterly cold day here, as everywhere, but that 20mph northerly wind has certainly dropped the temperature, so it’s been a day in the office sheltering from the elements catching up on the computer work. It’s … Continue reading

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Sharp Edge of the Breeding Season

Sunday 22nd April comments:  It’s not taken long. Following the first Puffin and Guillemot eggs on 18th April, late yesterday evening the first Razorbill egg was discovered near Bishops Cove on the west cliffs. The seabird season is certainly with … Continue reading

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Egg-tastic Seabirds

Thursday 20th April comments: The seabird season is well and truly upon us now as a number of species are now incubating. Following the usual early suspects; the Shags (which have been incubating eggs since 29th March) were followed by the … Continue reading

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Puffin eggs!

Tuesday 18th April comments: Each day appears to bring new egg news from the seabird colonies on the Isle of May and today was the most noticeable to date. This morning our first Puffin egg was discovered on the island! Despite the unsettled … Continue reading

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Eider Eggs!

Monday 17th April comments: Well we predicted it and its happened. Our first incubating female Eider has been discovered this morning on the island, indicating the start of the nesting season for the species. A number of birds have been … Continue reading

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