Monthly Archives: July 2020

Dolphins!

Thursday 30th July comments: Late summer is a brilliant time of year to visit the Isle of May and it’s not just for the wonderful seabirds or island which can appeal. August and September are arguably the best time to … Continue reading

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Wader Wonderland

  Sunday 26th July comments: In wildlife terms we are starting to slowly and surely see a change on the Isle of May as the seabird breeding season is drawing to a close. Many successful parents are fledging chicks all across … Continue reading

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Pirates…

Friday 23rd July comments: Todays new word is Kleptoparasitism. What a great and wonderful word but what does it mean? Well it is the term that is used when one animal takes prey or other food that was caught or … Continue reading

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Cormorants Nesting

Tuesday 21st July comments: Well everyone is in agreement that it has been a strange season with the reserve managers returning to the island in late March but within days were locking the place up and leaving it to nature. … Continue reading

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Growing Up

Sunday 19th July comments: How quick they grow up. It doesn’t seem that long ago when the first Arctic Tern chicks were hatching and here we are now reporting fledged young. Across the islands tern colonies plenty of young are … Continue reading

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Flying Kitty

Thursday 16th July comments: The seabird breeding season continues to march on and yesterday we had our first confirmed flying Kittiwake fledgling as a youngster was seen to take to the wing for the very first time. Kittiwakes return to … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!

Thursday 15th July comments: We have lift off! In a normal season we would have been opening our doors on 1st April and by now many thousands of people would have been enjoying the spectacular Isle of May NNR. However … Continue reading

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Time to Tern

Sunday 12th July comments: After yesterday’s exciting news that we will be reopening from Wednesday, we had more good news as our first Arctic Tern chick of the season took to the wing. In recent weeks several different seabird species … Continue reading

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Isle of May OPEN

Saturday 11th July comments: Exciting news breaking from the Isle of May NNR today as we are announcing that we will be OPEN to the public! After much discussion, organising and sorting, we will welcome visitors back to the island … Continue reading

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Puffling away

Friday 10th July comments: A couple of short videos we thought you’d like taken from the Isle of May NNR yesterday evening as a Puffling departs the island for the open sea. In the first video the youngster scans the … Continue reading

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