Monthly Archives: April 2018

Shag eggs!

Sunday 29th April comments: At last! The Isle of May NNR breeding season is finally underway (admittedly the first Eiders were incubating last week). However today we welcomed the discovery of the first Shag eggs on the Isle of May … Continue reading

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Back for Good?

    Saturday 28th April comments – Isle of May: It’s been a topsy turvy start for our seabirds and it’s taken them a long time to settle. Every morning we go out never knowing whether the Puffins will be … Continue reading

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Technical Issues….

Wednesday 25th April comments: It’s been a tough start to the new Isle of May season and things haven’t got much better recently. The Seabirds have been considerably delayed due directly to the inclement spring weather with Shags still not on … Continue reading

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Egg-cellent

Sunday 22nd April comments: The Isle of May NNR seabird breeding season is underway…at long last. Eventually the weather appears to have turned the corner as the cold easterly winds have given way to bright sunshine (it felt like summer … Continue reading

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Summer is here! Isn’t it?

Friday 20th April comments: Shhhhhhhhhhh…….Keep it quiet but the summer might have finally reached the Isle of May NNR! After almost four weeks of easterly winds bringing cold temperatures, rain and generally unpleasant conditions, we appear to have turned the corner. The … Continue reading

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Bird Obs open!

Tuesday 17th April comments: Slowly and surely the Isle of May is opening for the season as the island team have returned, the summer residents are about to arrive and the Bird Observatory is now open. The Bird observatory on … Continue reading

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Visiting the May

Sunday 15th April comments: Its been a tough start on the Isle of May as the weather has hampered visiting and the seabirds have been struggling. Its very evident that the seabird season is going to be delayed; this time last … Continue reading

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