Monthly Archives: February 2022

No more beast please

Monday 28th February comments: The seabirds are preparing, the visitors are booking but before all of them, we have to prepare the island for the new season ahead. As everyone knows, its been a windy few months but at long … Continue reading

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Storm Season

Wednesday 23rd February comments: Since the news of Bex departure, we have been working behind the scenes in preparation for the new season (and it will be sad without Bex helping out). Whilst many things are under control and the … Continue reading

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Thank-you Bex

Thursday 17th February comments: Today proved to be a monumental day in the life of the Isle of May. Assistant Reserve Manager Bex has announced that she is leaving the island after a wonderful eight years living, breathing and working … Continue reading

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International Woman’s Day

Friday 11th February comments: Today we celebrate International Day of Girls and Women in Science and the Isle of May has plenty to celebrate from the pioneers of ornithology to the current researchers and reserve staff who have carried out … Continue reading

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Antarctic Tern

Thursday 10th February comments: Over the last few days we’ve explained where out Puffins and Kittiwakes hang out in the winter but today we bring you the story of the longest, the record breaker; the bird which real does see … Continue reading

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Where do our Kittiwakes go?

Tuesday 8th February comments: On Sunday we took a look at where our Puffins are during the winter but what about our Kittiwakes? Many might be surprised that Kittiwakes do migrate as they are true pelagic birds as once they … Continue reading

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Puffins in winter

Sunday 6th February comments: As the weather eases after yet another winter storm we often find ourselves bemoaning the winter weather but have you ever thought about birds, especially Puffins in these conditions? Puffins depart the Isle of May in … Continue reading

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Winter visits

Thursday 3rd February comments: In recent weeks, we have been planning for the new season ahead as although it is only early February, a lot of organising, planning and preparation goes into a new season.   As a result yesterday … Continue reading

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Volunteering 2022

Volunteering! The Isle of May needs you! Are you looking to develop your career in conservation, between years at university or looking for a change of career, well the Isle of May National Nature Reserve may be able to help. … Continue reading

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