Monthly Archives: April 2022

Fulmars

Thursday 28th April comments: One of the unsung heroes of the seabird world is the Fulmar. Over 300 pairs nest on the Isle of May and they are very impressive specialist seabirds.   Fulmars are part of the Shearwater and … Continue reading

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Sunday 24th April comments: The season continues to advance as we welcome another seabird species to this years egg laying collection; the Guillemot.   Guillemots are a member of the Auk family (which include Puffins and Razorbills) and are a … Continue reading

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Eider nesting

Wednesday 20th April comments: Over the Easter weekend we welcomed the news that our Puffins were incubating eggs but also we had other seabirds laying; our first Eider duck eggs were discovered. Eider ducks are very special seaducks; they can … Continue reading

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Easter eggs!

Saturday 16th April comments: It’s always a big Isle of May event when our Puffins return to the island in late March and today we celebrated the next stage of their breeding season; the confirmation that birds are now incubating eggs. … Continue reading

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Monster!

Wednesday 13th April comments: Its fair to say that things have been slow on the bird migration front this spring as we welcomed the first chiffchaffs and wheatear in late March and then nothing. The winds switched to the north, … Continue reading

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Solar System

Sunday 10th April comments: Over the last three weeks, we’ve spent a lot of time sorting and moving on the island. A lot of the jobs are small but necessary from cleaning the visitor centre to setting up boundary ropes … Continue reading

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Weather with you…

Thursday 7th April comments: What happened to spring? The weather has seriously changed in recent days on the Isle of May as we had a settled almost warm month of March but that is long gone as northerly winds, low … Continue reading

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Seabirds in early April

Sunday 3rd April comments: The Isle of May has officially opened its doors to the public and now we can look forward to a good visitor season. The seabirds are also responding as the breeding season is just around the … Continue reading

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Open!

Saturday 2nd April comments: The dust has settled and we finally opened our doors to the visiting public. The weather behaved itself (very sunny conditions) and although scarce on Friday, good numbers of Puffins and Auks returned to the island … Continue reading

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April fools…

Okay so we are not going to have Puffins in space or rockets launching from the isle of May (see below) as you all have guessed correctly, it is April fools day! Enjoy the day as we are about to … Continue reading

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