New Life

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freshly hatched Arctic tern chick

Tern chicke

You can’t see me…right.

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A very watchful parent

Wednesday 14th June comments: New life. Yesterday we welcomed our first Arctic Tern chick into the world as ‘nest number one’ hatched much to the joy of the parents and everyone who witnessed it.

Over the next few weeks more and more chicks will hatch across the colony and activity levels will increase dramatically as parents will focus on feeding their youngsters. From first light (about 4am) to dusk (about 11pm) parents will continually feed their hungry chicks and hopefully in 3-4 weeks time the family parties will take to the wing.

However we’ve still got a long way to go before we get to that stage and its going to be a frantic but exciting month ahead. The Isle of May is the place to visit at the moment and boats sail daily to the island (weather permitting) with details below of the boat providers:

May Princess (sails from Ansthruther): http://www.isleofmayferry.com/

Osprey Rib (sails from Ansthruther): http://www.isleofmayboattrips.co.uk/

Seabird Rib (sails from North Berwick): https://seabird.org/visit/boats/isle-of-may-landings/10/22/159

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