Monthly Archives: June 2017

Over (but not) Out

Friday 30th June comments: Its over. The 24 hours of doom (as I’ve called it) is over as the north-easterly gales and driving rain have disappeared leaving a very wet and bedraggled (and shell shocked) Isle of May behind. The extent … Continue reading

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Weather Woes

Thursday 29th June comments: Welcome to flaming June…its been a shocking month. It started badly, was reasonable in the middle and has ended on a really bad note. Its been officially the wettest June on record for areas of Fife … Continue reading

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Tern Troubles

Wednesday 28th June comments: Over the last couple of days we have experienced spring tides with the high tide reaching 5.6m. This has caused some problems for the some of our Arctic Terns; some have nested fairly low down on … Continue reading

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The Cruel Side of Nature

Saturday 24th June comments: With winds gusting to 45mph from the west this afternoon, we were expecting the worst for our cliff nesting seabirds.  Along with the howling winds have come spring high tides and our fears were realised and many … Continue reading

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Puffin Parade

Thursday 22nd June comments: I make no apologises for it, as today’s blog post is all about one bird; Puffins. The island supports one of the largest populations in the UK (over 40,000 pairs) and if you want to see … Continue reading

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Jump Night

Monday 19th June comments: Its jumpling time! Seabirds have different strategies for nesting and raising young and the cliff nesting auks; Guillemot and Razorbill are very unique in their style of raising a chick. Guillemots will lay a single egg but … Continue reading

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Seabird Season

Saturday 17th June comments: We are at the peak of the seabird season on the island as the majority of species now have chicks (only Fulmar still to go which will happen in early July). Parents are now actively foraging … Continue reading

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