Author Archives: David Steel

Back on Track

Saturday 15th June comments: We’ve had the wind, we’ve had the rain and (whisper it quietly) we might be getting some much needed sunshine. The worst of the weather has moved on and the seabirds have generally been unscathed although we … Continue reading

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Flaming June

  (The video above – sorry its on its side) shows the waves hitting us yesterday…. Thursday 13th June comments: Flaming June; glorious sunshine, BQ’s, beautiful sunsets….or maybe not. The Isle of May (like many parts of the country) have … Continue reading

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Nesting with a View…

Tuesday 11th Comments: The Isle of May attracts internationally important seabirds from the cliff nesters to the burrow diggers and its also enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year. In 2013-14 decisions were made by SNH to replace the old visitor … Continue reading

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Pufflings!

Sunday 9th June comments: Pufflings! If you’ve ever wondered what a young Puffin looks like, well you now know by looking at the top photographs! The first Puffin chicks (known as pufflings) started to hatch from 22nd May and a … Continue reading

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Count Season

Saturday 8th June comments: The summer months are always a busy time for seabird colonies and anyone associated with them and we are no different on the Isle of May. Like many other sites, we’ve started the process of counting our … Continue reading

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Eastern Promise

Photos above: Top – Icterine Warbler (left) and Red-backed Shrike (right) Bottom: Marsh Warbler (left) and cuckoo (right) Thursday 6th June comments: The Isle of May is surrounded by spectacular wildlife and amazing scenery and despite heading into early June … Continue reading

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Survived!

Monday 3rd June comments: Survived…but only just. The forecast of strong westerly winds was accurate as we woke to buffeting winds and heavy seas pounding the west cliffs. For the human residence of the island it just meant another windy day but … Continue reading

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