Wednesday 14th March comments: The Isle of May NNR is almost ready, but are you? The island opens its doors to the public on Saturday 31st March and thereafter we’ll welcome guests to the island until the end of September. For full details of how to book boats, please see the links below.
It’s not just the human visitors we’ll be welcoming but also the feathered variety as well. The early nesters; the Shags, will be established on cliff ledges over the next few weeks whilst Kittiwakes, Guillemot and Razorbills will be returning from wintering quarters. Puffins will also be arriving as birds will be back on land for the first time since last August inspecting burrows and carrying out courtship displays.
Its an exciting time to visit the island as we start gearing up for another seabird breeding season and soon the Isle of May NNR will be alive with a buzz of birds. However before then we have the small matter of the staff to return to the island… so are you ready because here we go again!
Boat Operators (you can book on line)
May Princess (sails from Anstruther): http://www.isleofmayferry.com/
Osprey Rib (sails from Ansthruther): http://www.isleofmayboattrips.co.uk/index.php
Seabird Rib (sails from North Berwick): https://seabird.org/visit/boats/isle-of-may-landings/10/22/159