Monthly Archives: July 2022

Super Seabird Sunday

Sunday 31st July comments: No real story to the blog just a celebration of some great and wonderful seabirds which nest on the Isle of May. In recent weeks our timelines have had some depressing news and stories which are … Continue reading

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Falcon Fantastic

Saturday 30th July comments: As usual it has been an interesting summer on the Isle of May and whilst we have had a rollercoaster of a journey for several seabird species, we are delighted to announce that we have had … Continue reading

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Wader Time

Top both photos: Turnstone Middle both photos: Purple Sandpipers Bottom left: Redshank Bottom right: Curlew Thursday 28th July comments: In wildlife terms we are starting to slowly and surely see a change on the Isle of May as the seabird … Continue reading

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Change around the corner…

Tuesday 26th July comments: Change is on its way on the Isle of May as our seabirds are starting to look at their next phase of their life; the autumn and winter. For the majority of our seabirds the open … Continue reading

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Kittiwake Fledgers

Monday 25th July comments: It’s been a tough time recently for our Kittiwakes as they have faced the brunt of the avian influenza on here but despite this, they have actually had a very productive breeding season. On the cliffsides … Continue reading

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SOC Podcast

Saturday 23rd July comments: After yesterday appearance on the BBC Breakfast show, our Reserve Manager David Steel has been kept busy as he has helped create a podcast with our friends at the Scottish Ornithologists Club (SOC).    The SOC … Continue reading

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BBC Breakfast

Friday 22nd July comments: We’ve been discussing it and witnessing it but this morning reserve manager David Steel spoke to BBC Breakfast live on national television about the desperate plight of our seabirds against avian influenza. Below is the link … Continue reading

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Seabird update

Wednesday 20th July: As we all bask in the glory of the sunshine (although it was a bit too hot in certain areas of the country?) our seabirds on the Isle of May have been getting on with life as … Continue reading

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Extreme Times

Monday 18th July comments: Today the country has been baking with some areas reporting temperatures as high as the late 30’s and early 40’s (which is ridiculous!) The island has been no different as the sun has been beating down … Continue reading

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Thanks to Chris Cachia-Zammit for all the above photos Saturday 16th July comments: Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus (known as Bird flu) is circulating widely within wild bird populations in Scotland. The situation is rapidly evolving and there is … Continue reading

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