Monthly Archives: June 2019

Puffling Walkers…

Sunday 30th June comments: We’ve been expecting it and today we found it! A walker… It proved to be another significant day on the isle of May as the first Puffling (Puffin youngster) was discovered to have fledged from the … Continue reading

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Tern Time

Saturday 28th June comments: Arctic terns are incredible birds and the island supports a healthy breeding population as can be seen from the wonderful ‘attack’ photos taken above (birds defending their nests). As well as the Isle of May, a … Continue reading

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Jumping Season…

Friday 28th June comments: Here on the Isle of May we tell the story every year but every year we are so impressed that we’ll tell it again. Its all about the Guillemot jumplings. Guillemots breed in good numbers on … Continue reading

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And the counts are in….

Sunday 23rd June comments: It’s that time of year when we can reveal the results of our population counts here on the Isle of May. Today we start with the Auks; Razorbills and Guillemots. Probably the hardest to count as … Continue reading

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Tern Attack!

Tuesday 18th June comments: If you are visiting the Isle of May over the next few weeks then we offer you one very good bit of advice; please bring a hat! Arctic Terns nest on the island and the first … Continue reading

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Seabird Round-up

Sunday 16th June comments: We’re reaching the height of the seabird breeding season on the Isle of May as its all go for everything and everyone! In today’s blog we give you a general flavour of the main seabird species … Continue reading

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Back on Track

Saturday 15th June comments: We’ve had the wind, we’ve had the rain and (whisper it quietly) we might be getting some much needed sunshine. The worst of the weather has moved on and the seabirds have generally been unscathed although we … Continue reading

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