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 in early April (dropping temperatures to below freezing). However the season goes on and over the last few days we’ve had news of two more species joining the list now incubating eggs.

The first Great Black-backed Gulls are now incubating on nests on Rona whilst a female Eider was discovered this morning on a nest under our solar panels (which is a bit later than normal). However its a start and over the next few weeks more species and more birds will be sitting on nests incubating valuable clutches. We should see both Guillemots and Razorbills on eggs by the month end whilst the first terns will start to arrive, but won’t be nesting until mid-May.

It’s an exciting time to visit the Isle of may as things get underway and from next Monday we open our doors to the public, so have you booked a trip yet? It’s going to be an exciting summer ahead…

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