Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Sound of Chicks

Monday 29th May comments: It’s that time of year when you start to hear the high pitch peeping of chicks as eggs are hatching all across the island.  Over the last couple of days Guillemots have started to hatch on … Continue reading

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Guillemot Chicks

Saturday 27th May comments: Time if flying, quite literally. Following the news earlier in the week that we had our first Puffin chicks, we’ve now had confirmed the first Guillemot chicks today. It doesn’t seem that long ago that we … Continue reading

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Pufflins!

Thursday 25th May comments: Welcome to the world Pufflins! The big news we’ve been waiting for in recent days has finally happened as the first of the Puffin chicks has hatched. Over the next few weeks, thousands of chicks will … Continue reading

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Dolphin Delight!

Monday 22nd May comments: What a start to the new week! As the boats were sailing from Anstruther to the Isle of May this morning the boats encountered a pod of Dolphins (Bottle-nosed Dolphins) which put on a tremendous show … Continue reading

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Watch Your Heed!

Sunday 21st May comments: They are back. The worlds longest distant bird migrant in the world is back. Arctic Terns  spend the winter off the pack-ice of the Antarctic and have been travelling north for the past two months have … Continue reading

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1,000 Years of History on the May

Friday 19th May comments: As part of county of Fife’s ‘Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology’ the Isle of May is celebrating its past in glorious fashion. An exhibition has been installed in the main lighthouse featuring artifacts excavated in … Continue reading

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Gull-p!

Thursday 18th May comments: This year on the Isle of May National Nature Reserve a join venture between SNH and CEH is being carried out on our small breeding population of Great Black-backed Gulls. Sophie Bennett takes up the story: “Alongside the … Continue reading

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