Author Archives: David Steel

Eider ducklings!

Saturday 15th May comments: The cute factor has just increased on the Isle of May as the first Eider ducklings are now present on the islands loch (the first hatched on 9th May). Eider ducks are very special seaducks; which … Continue reading

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Retern!

Thursday 13th May comments: Look whos back!? Yesterday proved to be another milestone in the Isle of May seabird calendar as not only did our Arctic terns arrive, but some touched land for the first time on the island. These … Continue reading

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Fulmars Ready to Go

Tuesday 11th May comments: The seabird breeding season is still ongoing and each day brings something different. Yesterday we had the Kittiwakes responding to recent rains allowing them to start nest building and now we have eyes on our Fulmars … Continue reading

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Go Go Kitts

Monday 10th May Comments: The weather continues to be a talking point (today we had heavy downpours and stunning sunshine all in the same hour) but the most noticeable event occurred with our Kittiwakes. Kittiwakes are a gentle looking member … Continue reading

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Summer on its way?

Sunday 9th May comments: We have all been talking about it, but slowly and surely things are starting to improve in the weather (we hope). Last week was dominated by yet more cold easterly winds which stopped boats from sailing … Continue reading

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Day of contrast

Tuesday 4th May comments: The opening six weeks of the new season have certainly been dominated by the weather as we started off with bright sunshine in late March which was followed by an extremely cold snap in early April … Continue reading

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May Day Dolphins

Saturday 1st May comments: A new month and some new experiences as the Isle of May NNR never disappoints. Despite a cool light wind this morning, the sun was shining and the sea was flat. As the visitor boats departed … Continue reading

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Puffin Dispute

Thursday 29th April comments: Its all bliss on the Isle of May as the seabird breeding season continues, the staff and researchers are back for another summer and we are open to visitors for the year. So all good? Well … Continue reading

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Egg-cellent

Tuesday 27th April comments: We’ve turned the corner as the seabird breeding season has advanced rapidly in a matter of days as we have had the great news that both the cliff nesting Auks are now on eggs. Both Razorbills … Continue reading

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Welcome Back Everyone

Monday 26th April comments: At last we are open! Today marked a significant day in the Isle of May calendar (especially this year) as we opened our doors to the public. Following a long hard winter with restrictions in place, … Continue reading

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