Author Archives: David Steel

Pufflings

Thursday 4th March comments: This week we’ve continued our seabird series looking at the seabirds which nest on the Isle of May. On Monday, we took a closer look at the Puffin and today we continue that species story. Following … Continue reading

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Learn more about Puffins

Tuesday 2nd March comments: Today we continue our seabirds series as we take a look at the most numerous seabird on the island; the Atlantic Puffin. The fans-favourite of the Isle of May seabirds has an interesting and diverse breeding … Continue reading

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Puffin Month!

Monday 1st March comments: Spring is well and truly on its way and today we welcome in a new month and an important one in the calendar of the Isle of May national nature reserve. Plenty will happen this month … Continue reading

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May Be Still Winter

Saturday 27th February comments: We have completed our mission for the week as the island has been partially opened, cleaned and sorted ready for the next installment of preparing for a new season. The various health and safety checks have … Continue reading

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Hard Wood

Friday 26th February comments: Its been an interesting few weeks for bird migration as the weather has had a detrimental effect on several species of bird. As reported in a blog post back in early February, hard weather movements of … Continue reading

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Seabirds of February

Wednesday 24th February comments: It has been a tough month for seabirds including for those which reside on the Isle of May. Several species remain in the North Sea with some, such as the Shags, using the Island as a … Continue reading

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Clean down

Tuesday 23rd February comments: Its been another busy day on the Isle of May as we’ve getting on with the job of opening up the island ready for the new season. Many people don’t see all the hard work that … Continue reading

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Welcome back

Monday 22nd February comments: We’ve made it. We are now on the Isle of May (just for the working week) and considering the weather of recent weeks, we got extremely lucky with the sailing to the island today. The seas … Continue reading

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Pre-start to the Season

Sunday 21st February comments: We may find ourselves in the grips of a worldwide pandemic (its almost been one year since it hit the UK – where does time go?) but we are still preparing for the start of a … Continue reading

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The not so Common Tern

Wednesday 17th February comments: Over the last week we’ve been focussing on the snow and weather which has hit the east coast, including the Isle of May, hard. We will know over the next few weeks what damage, if any, … Continue reading

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