Monthly Archives: June 2021

Pufflings…

Tuesday 29th June comments: Same date, same place but just one year apart. We have walkers… This morning the first Puffling (Puffin youngster) was discovered fledged from the Isle  of May, the same date as last years first walker. After … Continue reading

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Latest on our Seabirds

Friday 25th June comments: The seabird breeding season on the Isle of May is at its peak now as almost all seabirds now have young whilst some have already fledged but many have only just hatched! As a quick round-up, … Continue reading

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Puffins galore

Tuesday 22nd June comments: For anyone visiting the isle of may (or any other Puffin colonies) then this is the time to see these wonderful little birds. Puffins started nesting (slightly later this year) but the majoroity were on eggs … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day!

Sunday 20thJune comments: Happy father’s day everyone and in the seabird colonies of the Isle of May plenty of fathers do their fair share of duties from incubating eggs to bringing in vital food supplies. However there is one father … Continue reading

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Tern Count Complete!

Friday 18th June comments: Today was an important day in the Isle of May calendar. Three weeks after the first laying date of our Arctic Terns we enter the colonies to count the number of nests across the island. This … Continue reading

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chicks chicks chicks

Thursday 17th June comments: Five days is along time on a seabird colony and since our last update a lot has happened. On the island top we’ve seen huge numbers of Puffins chicks hatching, whilst the number of Guillemot and … Continue reading

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Cliff counts complete

Sunday 13th June comments: The cliff counts are complete. The big task of counting the nesting seabirds across the cliffs of the Isle of May has been done as all Guillemots, Razorbills, Shags, Kittiwakes and Fulmars have been accounted for … Continue reading

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All in a days work…

ALWAYS wear a hat when walking through a Tern colony… I say it many times for forgot myself. Oops newly washed jacket… a lovely target for the Gulls… Friday 11th June comments: Living and working on islands dominated by seabirds, … Continue reading

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Helping Hand…

Thursday 10th June comments: Seabirds like many birds can respond well to active conservation management and over the last six years we’ve been doing our bit for the nesting terns on the island. In one area of the island we’ve … Continue reading

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Counting season

Sunday 6th June comments: The summer months are always a busy time for seabird colonies and anyone associated with them and we are no different on the Isle of May. Like many other sites, we’ve started the process of counting our … Continue reading

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