Monthly Archives: May 2018

Rosy Day

Thursday 31st May comments: You can’t take your eyes off the Isle of May at this moment, as within a flash things can quickly change and in this case, it was a pink flash! This afternoon the island played host … Continue reading

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Counting Challenge

Tuesday 29th May comments: The last three days on the Isle of May has seen the start of the counting season as the SNH team (including colleagues from other reserves and the nearby Cupar office) have been involved in the all-island count … Continue reading

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Migrant Madness

  Sunday 27th May comments: The Isle of May what a place. The island is an incredible place for wildlife and one aspect we’ve not talked about this spring is the migrant birds. It’s fair to say we’ve had a … Continue reading

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Eider nests…

Friday 25th may comments: The Isle of May Eider population is one of the most significant in the British Isles with over 1,100 females counted during the last census. This year we are undertaking a new count to check on … Continue reading

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Tern Eggs!

Tuesday 22nd May comments: It’s a fast moving world out on the Isle of May as following hot on the heels of yesterday’s news of our first Kittiwake eggs we now have Arctic Terns on eggs! The world’s longest distant … Continue reading

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Kitts Awaken

Monday 21st May comments: The Isle of May seabird breeding season continues to advance with the news that our Kittiwakes are now on eggs. After a recent flurry of nest building activity the first eggs were discovered today 12 days … Continue reading

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Puffin fest

Sunday 20th May comments: The Isle of May supports one of the largest Puffin colonies in the United Kingdom (the third largest to be exact) and today’s blog is just about celebrating these wonderful birds (who needs an excuse to … Continue reading

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