Author Archives: David Steel

Walkers

Tuesday 30th June comments: We’ve been talking about it and yesterday it happened,,,, we’ve got walkers…. Late yesterday we found our first Puffling (Puffin youngster) walking past the house heading for the open sea. After 40 days of being fed … Continue reading

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Seabird Update

Sunday 28th June comments: As we approach the end of June we are now about to complete our third week back on the island. Although we missed April-May we have still managed to catch-up with the breeding seabirds and can … Continue reading

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Whale of a time

Wednesday 24th June comments: What a glorious day it has been on the Isle of May (and everywhere else in the UK?) as at long last the summer appears to have kick started back into life after a spell of … Continue reading

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Tern Out

Tuesday 23rd June comments: New life. The Isle of May is in full swing and following the news that we have Kittiwake chicks, is the fact we have Arctic tern chicks. The birds arrived back in Isle of May waters … Continue reading

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Kitty…wake

Saturday 20th June comments: The cliffs of the Isle of May are packed with seabirds and one of the most iconic species to nest is the Kittiwake. These graceful gulls nest on the precarious outcrops on the island having returned … Continue reading

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Pink Rock

Wednesday 17th June comments: Before we turn our attention back to the breeding seabirds, we thought we would dedicate tonight’s blog post to one of our special visitors: our Rose-coloured Starling. The adult (presumed adult male) arrived on Monday evening … Continue reading

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A Rosy Two Days…

Monday 15th June comments: We’ve had a seabird catch-up, we’ve had a weather catch-up, but today we bring you a bird migrant catch-up. The weather over the last seven days has been very mixed, but mainly cold with fog patches … Continue reading

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Best laid plans…

Sunday 14th June comments: All the best-laid plans on an island like the Isle of May can be thrown out of the window as life on an island is dictated by one thing; the weather. Over the weekend the island … Continue reading

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Guillemot cliffs

Friday 12th June comments: The Isle of May seabird breeding season is in full swing (despite the weather) as plenty of seabirds nesting as they are either rasing chicks or incubating eggs. The Guillemots of the cliffs seem well settled … Continue reading

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Puffin season

Wednesday 10th June comments: The world of the Isle of May is at full tilt as the seabird breeding season is at its peak. Seabirds are nesting as they are either incubating eggs or feeding hungry youngsters as it’s certainly … Continue reading

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