Monthly Archives: April 2020

Eider ducks

Tuesday 28th April comments: The Isle of May is home to one of the biggest colonies of Eider ducks in the U.K. Over 1,200 females nest on the island and at this time of year the birds are starting to … Continue reading

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About to turn up!

Friday 24th April comments: In recent weeks be discussed the identification challenges of Terns, we’ve looked more closely at Sandwich and Common Terns, but today we bring you the story of the record breaker; the bird which really does see … Continue reading

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Seabird answers

Thursday 23rd April comments: Well it wasn’t easy was it? thought we’d have a bit of fun with the Seabird ID stuff yesterday and how did you do? the answers are shown below  Left is the wing of a Kittiwake, … Continue reading

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Seabird Quiz

Wednesday 22nd April comments: So you think you know your seabirds? You have done well so far with the tern identification but what about our other nesting seabirds? Below we have posted 16 seabirds which either nest or have attempted … Continue reading

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Tern answers…

So here are the answers following the photographs in order…. Top left: Common tern, Right: Common Tern 2nd row left: Arctic Tern, Right: Arctic Tern 3rd row left: Common Tern, Right: Arctic Tern Bottom row left: Arctic Tern, Right: Arctic … Continue reading

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Tern Out

  Tuesday 21st April comments: So did you learn anything yesterday about Tern identification? Well why not put it to the test and check out the photos above to test your new found skills. I’ve made it tricky with birds … Continue reading

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Arctic and Common Terns; but which one?

Monday 20th April comments: It’s that time of year when various seabirds are returning to their North Sea seabird colonies. As some are already back (the auks, Shags and Kittiwakes are now all attending the cliffside) and we still have … Continue reading

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Not So Common

Friday 17th April comments: As mentioned in the previous blog post, terns can benefit from man-made tern terrace structures and it’s not just Sandwich Terns, as the smaller terns also benefit including Common and Arctic Terns. Common Terns are lesser … Continue reading

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Helping Hand

Wednesday 15th April comments: Yesterday we featured Sandwich terns as they start returning to Isle of May waters but something we didn’t mention is that we’ve been giving them a helping hand. Seabirds like many birds can respond well to … Continue reading

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Sandwich Filling

Tuesday 14th April comments: The U.K has an impressive array of seabirds and many are now just returning to breeding colonies like the Isle of May to undertake their breeding seasons. In recent weeks, Sandwich Terns have been arriving back … Continue reading

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