Monthly Archives: May 2021

Seabird Season update

Sunday 30th May comments: As we are now approaching a new month, we reflect on the seabird breeding season and bring you up to speed with the general picture of what is happening across the colonies on the isle of … Continue reading

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PUFFIN CHICKS!

Thursday 27th May comments: We’ve been expecting it and finally the news broke late yesterday that we have Puffin chicks! The first adult puffin was seen carrying fish in flight yesterday, indicating that a chick had hatched across the Isle … Continue reading

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Tern egg!

Monday 24th May comments: It’s a fast moving world out on the Isle of May (and still a bit of a cold one) but the first egg dates of all the species is almost complete as we have confirmation of … Continue reading

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The State of Our Seabirds…

Sunday 23rd May Comments: Seabirds are well watched, well studied and are a fascinating group of birds to enjoy. They have such interesting lifestyles; from living life out at sea to eking out a breeding ledge on the cliffs and … Continue reading

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Put up the Bunting!

Male Rustic Bunting (all photos Bex Outram) Friday 21st May comments: It’s been a bleak day on the Isle of May but with north-easterly winds blowing, that means only one thing….migrant birds! And boy we were not disappointed. After a … Continue reading

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Lets Talk Weather…

Thursday 20th May Comments: We think it is fair to say that the weather (as always?) has been a talking point on the Isle of May this year. We witnessed a severe early February with snow and then a beautiful … Continue reading

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Fulmars and Kittiwakes on eggs!

Tuesday 18th May comments: We’ve had yet more exciting news from the Isle of May as another two species have joined the nesting club. On Sunday the first Fulmar eggs were discovered and yesterday the first Kittiwake egg was found. … Continue reading

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At last migrants on the move!

Spotted Flycatcher (left) and Tree Pipit (right) Fieldfare (left) and Willow Warbler (right) Monday 17th May comments: As many of you will know it’s been a cold start to spring (remember those blustery cold days in April when temperature dropped … Continue reading

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Eider ducklings!

Saturday 15th May comments: The cute factor has just increased on the Isle of May as the first Eider ducklings are now present on the islands loch (the first hatched on 9th May). Eider ducks are very special seaducks; which … Continue reading

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Retern!

Thursday 13th May comments: Look whos back!? Yesterday proved to be another milestone in the Isle of May seabird calendar as not only did our Arctic terns arrive, but some touched land for the first time on the island. These … Continue reading

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