Author Archives: David Steel


Thursday 25th May comments: Welcome to the world Pufflins! The big news we’ve been waiting for in recent days has finally happened as the first of the Puffin chicks has hatched. Over the next few weeks, thousands of chicks will … Continue reading

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Dolphin Delight!

Monday 22nd May comments: What a start to the new week! As the boats were sailing from Anstruther to the Isle of May this morning the boats encountered a pod of Dolphins (Bottle-nosed Dolphins) which put on a tremendous show … Continue reading

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Watch Your Heed!

Sunday 21st May comments: They are back. The worlds longest distant bird migrant in the world is back. Arctic Terns  spend the winter off the pack-ice of the Antarctic and have been travelling north for the past two months have … Continue reading

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1,000 Years of History on the May

Friday 19th May comments: As part of county of Fife’s ‘Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology’ the Isle of May is celebrating its past in glorious fashion. An exhibition has been installed in the main lighthouse featuring artifacts excavated in … Continue reading

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Thursday 18th May comments: This year on the Isle of May National Nature Reserve a join venture between SNH and CEH is being carried out on our small breeding population of Great Black-backed Gulls. Sophie Bennett takes up the story: “Alongside the … Continue reading

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Evening Talk

Free Talk – Tuesday 16th May, at Dreel Hall, Anstruther, Fife Doors open: 7pm for a 7:30pm start. Free tea & coffee As part of the Isle of May roadshow, Reserve Manager David Steel will be giving a talk in Anstruther … Continue reading

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Eider chicks!

    Sunday 14th May comments: The season continues to advance and the weekend brought even more seabird breeding news. The first Eider chicks were discovered on top of the island (near the lighthouse) and eventually made their way to … Continue reading

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