Author Archives: David Steel

Hoop Scoop!

Thursday 18th April comments: The magic of the Isle of May. We woke just after 06:30 this morning with the news that Ian Darling, Honorary President of the Isle of May Bird Observatory (had to get that in!) had discovered … Continue reading

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Not the Day for it…

Wednesday 17th April comments: Setting up for the season involves a lot of logistics and planning and today we made further progress but things didn’t go quite to plan…. Today we welcomed researcher Mark from CEH back to the island alongside over … Continue reading

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History at our Feet

Wednesday 16th April comments: The Isle of May is a very special place for wildlife but it is also steeped in history. from early Christianity to World War action, the Isle of May has seen its fair share of action. … Continue reading

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Puffins on eggs!

Sunday 14th April comments: Its 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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Migrant May

Friday 12th April comments: Although the focus on the Isle of May during the summer months is the breeding seabirds, the island is also an important staging post for migrant birds. Over the last few weeks we’ve had some interesting … Continue reading

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Rare as Hen’s Teeth

Tuesday 9th April comments: The Isle of May is a strange and wonderful place with spectacular landscapes and amazing wildlife. The island supports the largest Puffin colony on the east coast of the UK and one of the largest Grey … Continue reading

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weather…..

Sunday 7th April comments: We’ve been living and working out on the Isle of May for two weeks now and one thing which is dominating conversation at present is the weather (no surprise there then!) The month of March was … Continue reading

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