Monthly Archives: August 2022

Ground pigeon

Wednesday 31st August comments: Something you may not consider when thinking about the Isle of May is of our humble Wood Pigeons which nest on the island. Wood Pigeons were just migratory on the Isle until it all changed in … Continue reading

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Can’t see the wood for the trees…

Friday 26th August comments: Migration is underway as discussed in Wednesday’s blog and yesterday brought the first autumn surprise; a Treecreeper! For many these will be very familiar birds which people will see in parks and gardens as this cryptic … Continue reading

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On the move…

Juvenile Wheatear (left) and Whinchat (right) both Tree Pipits Willow Warbler (left) and Pied Flycatcher (right) Wednesday 24th August comments: It’s late August and things are getting exciting on the Isle of May as its migration season. At this time of … Continue reading

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Not so Common

Tuesday 23rd August comments: The seabird breeding season is almost at a close on the Isle of May as the last few youngsters take to the wing and depart the island. Today marked the last day that our Common terns … Continue reading

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One for the diary!

Wednesday 17th August comments: One for the diary! OPEN DOORS EVENT: An early heads-up as we have a unique weekend on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September. Following two years of Covid-19 closures, this year we are pleased to announce … Continue reading

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Summer Time

Thursday 11th August comments: Like many places, the weather on the island has been hot and dry and this has brought a huge splash of colour to the island as large numbers of Butterflies have been arriving or emerging in recent … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!

Saturday 6th August comments: We can now bring you the exciting news that we are re-opening the Isle of May. After five weeks of closure, NatureScot’s Isle of May is re-opening to public landings from Monday 8th August, as the … Continue reading

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Puffin…Nuffin

Wednesday 3rd August comments: We are now into August and it’s a month of change on the Isle of May as we say goodbye to the seabirds and welcome in a new season…the season of migration. However before we look … Continue reading

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Historical May

Monday 1st August comments: The Isle of May has some remarkable history dating back to the seventh century when hermits first descended on the island. From Scotland first lighthouse to the founding of Scotland first ever bird observatory, the island … Continue reading

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