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 as a hungry mouth needed feeding.
Puffins incubate their single egg for 40 days so there is a suggestion the first egg date was around the 17th April, slightly later than recent years and probably as a direct consequence of the cold weather at that time. However its now that time of year that Puffins will become very active as both adults will be fishing and bringing food back to hungry youngsters throughout the day regardless of weather.
Over the next few weeks mass hatching will occur across the Isle of May and the island will certainly feel a lot busier than recent times. Everything has been enjoying the chill time, but not any more, its Puffin chick season!