Sharp Edge of the Breeding Season

Razor head

Stunning Razorbill

Razorbill 1

Gathering of Razorbills (now on eggs!)


Isle of May Razorbill with Bass rock in the background

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 us as all three Auks (Puffin, Guillemot and Razorbill) are now incubating eggs.

Despite this, its still only the beginning as the majority of seabirds have yet to lay (only these early pioneers are nesting) and some species won’t be on eggs until May including Kittiwake, Fulmar and the Tern species.

The Isle of May seabird season is hotting up (unlike the weather) and with some of the best months to visit ahead of us, I would start booking now! Fingers crossed for a good summer for visitors and seabirds alike.

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