Monthly Archives: February 2020

Decline slowing down?

Saturday 29th February comments: Light at the end of the tunnel? It may be a cautious tentative step forward but the latest biodiversity indicator published by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) which looks at 11 species of breeding seabirds show that, … Continue reading

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Fight Club

Thursday 27th February comments: Its very early days in the seabird breeding season with Guillemots and Razorbills attending the cliffs in ever increasing numbers whilst Eiders and Fulmars are scattered across and around the island. On the clifftops adult Shags … Continue reading

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Week on the May

Wednesday 26th February comments: We’ve been patient but we’ve been waiting. At long last the wind eased and yesterday we returned to the Isle of May…but just for the week. The storms of recent weeks finally eased and various supplies, … Continue reading

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Final week

Monday 24th February comments: Its the final week for applications for the opportunity to volunteer on the Isle of May in 2020. You maybe looking to develop your career in conservation, between years at university or looking for a change … Continue reading

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Dormant February

Friday 21st February comments: Visits to the Isle of May at this time of year are often brief as deliveries are dropped, contractors are organised but the island is generally left to sleep in its winter slumber. The weather of … Continue reading

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Visiting Isle of May

Thursday 13th February comments: Its that time of year again when you look outside and the lighter nights are well on their way. So we are sure many of you have started planning holidays, short-breaks or even day visits to … Continue reading

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Quick island visit

Tuesday 11th February comments: Having studied the weather systems, we decided to make a quick island visit on Friday before the fun began with Storm Ciara on Saturday. At this time of year we start planning for the new season … Continue reading

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Storm Ciara

Sunday 9th February comments: Strom Ciara is currently wreaking havoc across the UK bringing serious storms and damage to all parts of the British Isles. Glancing at the Shipping Forecast their are reports of storms in all areas with ‘severe … Continue reading

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Biosecurity on Isle of May

Friday 7th February comments: It’s been a productive few days for the Isle of May as we’ve been producing a working plan of action for biosecurity for the island; in other words keeping the island free from invasive species. An … Continue reading

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Volunteer 2020

Tuesday 4th February comments: The Isle of May needs you! Are you looking to develop your career in conservation, between years at university or looking for a change of career, well the Isle of May National Nature Reserve may be … Continue reading

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