Monthly Archives: January 2021

Meet the Eider Duck

Sunday 31st January comments: In recent weeks we’ve featured several species which nest on the cliffs of the Isle of May and today we start the next part of the series as we look at those nesting species which utilise … Continue reading

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Seabird series Continues

Thursday 28th January comments: Over the last few weeks we’ve started a new series on the blog looking at the nesting Seabirds of the Isle of May National Nature Reserve. The series so far has featured the main cliff nesting … Continue reading

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Kittiwakes in winter

Wednesday 27th January comments: We’ve been featuring the breeding seabirds of the Isle of May in recent blog posts and the most recent has been focusing on Kittiwakes. Following descriptions, breeding biology and population trends, today we take a close … Continue reading

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Doom and Gloom…but some hope?

Monday 25th January comments: Over the weekend we shared some lovely images and fascinating facts about our fabulous Kittiwakes. These gentle Gulls are well known for their vocal calls around the seacliffs of the U.K. but it isn’t good news … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Kittiwake

Saturday 23rd January comments: Since early January we’ve been bringing you a series of blogs on the different bird species which nest on the Isle of May. We’ve been focused on the cliff nesting species, starting with Guillemot followed by … Continue reading

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Cormorants Colonise the May!

Friday 22nd January comments: Yesterday we introduced another of the island breeding species as we took a closer look at the Cormorant. The species has an interesting history with the Isle of May as they have only just established themselves … Continue reading

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Introducing the Cormorant

Thursday 21st January comments: We’ve introduced some great birds in our seabird series on the Isle of May and today we continue as we introduce the Cormorant (which is a welcome addition as it was confirmed breeding for only the … Continue reading

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Citizen Science – have you seen?

Tuesday 19th January comments: Over the last few days we’ve continued our series of looking at the breeding seabirds of the Isle of May NNR. Our recent focus has been on the European Shag as we looked at the breeding … Continue reading

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Worrying in the long term

Sunday 17th January comments: Yesterday we introduced the European Shag as p[art of the series on the seabirds of the Isle of May. Today we bring you the news of what has been happening to the Shag population on the … Continue reading

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Meet the Shag

Saturday 16th January comments: Today we introduce the fourth species of our seabird series which is taking a closer look at the seabirds of the Isle of May. We have featured the cliff nesters of Guillemot, Razorbills and Fulmars. Today … Continue reading

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