Monthly Archives: August 2017

Breeding Seabirds 2017

Wednesday 30th August comments: As we are about to welcome a new month, we can now officially say goodbye to our seabird breeding season. It was a tough year (the wettest June on record tells you all you need to … Continue reading

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Seal Season approaching…

Sunday 27th August comments: We’ve seen a change in recent weeks on the Isle of May NNR as seabirds have almost completely gone apart from those staying for the winter (small numbers of Shags and Eiders). However it wont be … Continue reading

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Great White!

Thursday 24th August comments: It may not look much but that large ‘white heron’ in the photos is the Isle of May’s second ever Great White Egret (the first was seen in 2015) The island can bring some exciting wildlife moments and … Continue reading

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Mother Carey’s Chickens

Tuesday 22nd August comments: Storm Petrels; the nocturnal ocean wanderers also known affectionately as Mother Carey’s Chickens or St.Peter’s Birds. These small seabirds breed as close to the Isle of May as Shetland (still some way away) and only come to land … Continue reading

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Why visit?

Sunday 20th August comments: At this time of year people often ask what the Isle of May NNR has to offer? The seabirds have almost gone (apart from lingering Shags and Kittiwakes) and its still too early for Grey Seal pups … Continue reading

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Open All Doors

Friday 18th August comments: With the focus of the seabirds gone, we now look at other areas of the Isle of May NNR and as a result we have a very special two day event planned for early September. We are … Continue reading

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My Island life

Wednesday 16th August comments: Over the summer months the Isle of May NNR has had two long-term volunteers working on the island, gaining valuable experience and contributing significantly to the running of the reserve. Sacha has been with us since early May … Continue reading

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