Author Archives: David Steel

Tonight on BBC…

Thursday 21st June comments: Isle of May NNR on your screens tonight… BBC Two Scotland, 19:30 on Timeline  Tonight the Isle of May NNR will feature on the BBC with a short interview with our Reserve Manager David Steel talking everything … Continue reading

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Seabird update

Tuesday 19th June comments: The seabird breeding season on the Isle of May has advanced further with the news that we now have chicks galore! The majority of our seabirds are now actively feeding youngsters as we have celebrated our first Razorbill, Kittiwake … Continue reading

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Westerly Woes

Saturday 16th June comments: Thanks Hector. The Isle of May was battered on Thursday as Storm Hector raged across the central belt of Scotland producing gale force winds and difficult conditions. Out on the Isle of May the strong westerly winds only … Continue reading

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Eiders on the UP!

  Wednesday 13th June comments: Fabulous news from the Isle of May NNR. Following the all island count in late May the dust has settled the numbers crunched and we can reveal some good news… Our Eider population has increased! … Continue reading

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Springwatch Eiders!

Wednesday 13th June comments (part one): Exciting news from the Isle of May as for two consecutive nights the Island will feature and BBC television (the Isle of May beaming into your living room). Tonight Springwatch (starts at 8pm on … Continue reading

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Remember the Beast?

Monday 11th June comments: The Isle of May was hammered. There was no escape as late February and early March the island was hit by some serious easterly winds bringing with it huge amounts of snow (which is unusual for … Continue reading

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Busy busy busy!

Saturday 9th June comments: The Isle of May is a busy place at this time of year and not just for the thousands of seabirds which make it their home. Over the last few weeks the workload of the island’s … Continue reading

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