Monthly Archives: January 2020

The Record Breaker…

Friday 31st January comments: We’ve brought you the stories of several seabirds which winter locally to the Isle of May, those which travel further and those which travel to West Africa. But today we bring you the story of the … Continue reading

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Tern away

Tuesday 28th January comments: Whilst we know the majority of our breeding seabirds remain in the North Sea, others do go further including Kittiwakes off to Greenland (as mentioned in yesterdays blog). However some of our birds go even further … Continue reading

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Kittiwake afar

Monday 27th January comments: In recent blog posts we’ve brought you the news of wintering locations of our Puffins and those seabirds which remain generally around the Island. However that is not all our main breeding seabirds as there are … Continue reading

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Home from Home

Wednesday 22nd January comments: Winter is a time of cold temperatures (!) heavy seas and short daylight hours and it’s one of the reasons why our seabirds depart the May and head elsewhere (they are seabirds after all and many … Continue reading

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Puffins in the winter

Wednesday 15th January comments: As Scotland and northern England is lashed by the latest winter storms (we must thank Storm Brendan for this latest episode) we often find ourselves bemoaning the winter weather but have you ever thought about birds, … Continue reading

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Owl time

Sunday 12th January comments: The Isle of May is very quiet at the moment. The last of the Grey Seals have departed the breeding grounds, small numbers of seabirds linger on the peripheries to utilise the island to roost whilst … Continue reading

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Winter slumber

Monday 6th January comments: Just before Christmas we made our final visit of the decade to the Isle of May to lock the place down and check everything was in good working order. The last of the Grey Seal pups were … Continue reading

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2020 – are you ready?

Thursday 2nd January comments: Happy New Year to everyone and we hope you all had a very enjoyable festive period and welcome to a new decade and a new year; 2020! Although the new Isle of May season is some … Continue reading

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