Monthly Archives: March 2021

First White-bums!

Tuesday 30th March comments: The breeding seabirds of the island have been responding to the (relatively) calm weather we’ve had of recent but the winds have not been ideal for migrant passerines until today. A drop in the wind strength … Continue reading

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Puffin Nuffin

Sunday 28th March comments: Whilst our breeding Shags are underway (the first eggs were discovered on Friday), the majority of our seabirds are having their usual slow start to the beginning of the season and some birds aren’t even back … Continue reading

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Shags on EGGS!!

Friday 26th March comments: It has been talked about and we thought it would happen (but maybe not this quickly) but we have the news that the first Shags are on EGGS!! Late yesterday afternoon a pair were discovered incubating … Continue reading

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Slow news week

Thursday 25th March comments: Its been a cold start back on the Isle of May as strong westerly winds have buffered the island which has been in complete contrast to the previous weeks calm, still weather. Regardless life goes on … Continue reading

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Seabird Season about to begin…

Tuesday 23rd March comments: Our first full day back on the Isle of May and its been a day of discovery as we’ve been catching up on the various island news (and trying to stay warm… been so cold today!) … Continue reading

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Welcome back!

Monday 22nd March comments: As spring is now here (it has officially started), we bring you the good news that we have returned to the Isle of May for a new season (time goes so quickly, doesn’t feel that long … Continue reading

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Eider Duck Day

Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE Saturday 20th March comments: Today is Eider Duck Day! You may wonder why, but it is linked to St.Cuthbert who was an Anglo-Saxon saint of the early Northumbrian church in north-east of … Continue reading

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Wing Wizards

Thursday 18th March comments: Whilst we celebrate the return of the Puffins to the Isle of May waters, there is one nesting species which trumps the lot when it comes to return journeys. Meet the world’s longest distant bird migrant… … Continue reading

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Touchdown!

Tuesday 16th March comments: Touchdown! Although no staff are back on the island, researchers from UKCEH are on the island for a few days and have reported vast numbers of Puffins back on land! It’s a monumental day as Puffins … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day Everyone!

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