Monthly Archives: April 2021

Puffin Dispute

Thursday 29th April comments: Its all bliss on the Isle of May as the seabird breeding season continues, the staff and researchers are back for another summer and we are open to visitors for the year. So all good? Well … Continue reading

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Egg-cellent

Tuesday 27th April comments: We’ve turned the corner as the seabird breeding season has advanced rapidly in a matter of days as we have had the great news that both the cliff nesting Auks are now on eggs. Both Razorbills … Continue reading

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Welcome Back Everyone

Monday 26th April comments: At last we are open! Today marked a significant day in the Isle of May calendar (especially this year) as we opened our doors to the public. Following a long hard winter with restrictions in place, … Continue reading

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Ready to Open

Sunday 25th April comments: Well the dust has been cleaned, the windows washed, the pathways checked, the jetties scrubbed, the interruption cleaned and the uniform washed; it’s now time we opened our doors. Tomorrow we finally open the Isle of … Continue reading

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Puffins on Eggs!

Thursday 22nd April comments: Today we can bring you the exciting news that Puffins are now on eggs! We suspect birds have been incubating eggs for a week or so but it is now confirmed (we’ll know more about the … Continue reading

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Migrants on the Move

Wednesday 21st April comments: Whilst the seabird season has been slow to get underway, bird migration has followed a similar pattern. After a push of early migrants in late March with the fine weather which brought the years first Wheatears, … Continue reading

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Underway (again)

Tuesday 20th April comments: The weather has finally improved and as forecast, the breeding season has started (again). Following the discovery of the first Shag eggs in late March, the season was put on hold as cold northerly winds dominated … Continue reading

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Slow start…

Saturday 17th April comments: It’s been a slow start to proceedings for the Isle of May despite the quick egg laying date of our Shags (late March). Since then cold weather has dominated which has slowed the progression of the … Continue reading

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Eiders on the March

Monday 12th March comments: Despite the cold windy start to the new season (which potentially has delayed the breeding season for several species), there is also an urge to get going no matter what. In recent days we’ve noticed an … Continue reading

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OPENING 26th APRIL…

Saturday 10th April comments: Today we bring you the exciting news that the Isle of May will (hopefully) open its doors to the public from Monday 26th April. As we continue to take advice from Scottish Government we are looking … Continue reading

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