Author Archives: David Steel

How do we do it?

Monday 26th July comments: So we’ve come close to having a breeding pair of Roseate Terns (see yesterday’s blog) and we attracted an individual which successfully raised a chick with a Common Tern in 2019 but how do we do … Continue reading

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Oh so Rosy…

Saturday 24th July comments: We brought you the great news about the Storm Petrels and we nearly added to it with the news about our roseate terns…but not quite. A pair of Roseate Terns arrived on the island on 24th … Continue reading

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Storming to Success

Friday 23rd July comments: So the news is out and it’s great to have confirmed Storm Petrels breeding on the island, adding to our impressive array of seabirds which nest on this important national nature reserve. After the discovery of … Continue reading

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Storm Petrel Breeding!!

Thursday 22nd July comments: We’ve been waiting to publish a finalised press release and here it is, very exciting news… Storm petrels have been confirmed breeding on NatureScot’s Isle of May National Nature Reserve (NNR) for the first time. NatureScot, … Continue reading

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Say hello to the Storm Petrel

Tuesday 20th July comments: today we introduce a special seabird and for reasons we’ll explain very soon.  Say hello to a member of the tube nose family, say hello to the Storm Petrel… Storm Petrels are small birds (about the … Continue reading

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Puffin Nuffin…

Sunday 18th July comments: We’ve been talking about the Pufflings on the march in recent blogs but today we talk about the Puffins themselves – the adults. Atlantic Puffins have been with us since late March although nesting started slightly … Continue reading

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Helping Hand

Friday 16th July comments: Sorry we’ve been a bit distracted of recent but we’ll be posting plenty of blog posts in the foreseeable future. Just to bring you up to speed and start off with a nice story; we’ll bring … Continue reading

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On the wing!

Friday 9th July comments; How quick they grow up. It doesn’t seem that long ago when the first Arctic Tern chicks were hatching and here we are now reporting the first flyers. Across the island tern colonies plenty of young … Continue reading

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Dolphin display

Tuesday 6th July comments: The Isle of May is a special place for wildlife at any time of the year but the summer months can be spectacular as the place is covered in thousands and thousands of seabirds. However it’s … Continue reading

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World Seabird Day

Saturday 3rd July comments: As we celebrate World Seabird Day we thought we’d bring you an update on the world’s longest distant bird migrants; our Arctic Terns. These birds winter off the pack ice of the Antarctic and nest on … Continue reading

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