Author Archives: David Steel

The Rise of the Auks

Sunday 28th April comments: The Auks are marching on. A few days ago on the Isle of May we confirmed the final date of the big ‘three’; the first Guillemot egg. Unfortunately it was found predated, the photo of the … Continue reading

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Seabird Update

Thursday 25th April comments: Today we bring you an update on our breeding seabirds as the season has started for some species whilst others have even yet to arrive! Shag: As is usual, Shags were the first to settle and … Continue reading

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Beach Clean…

Tuesday 23rd April comments: Its like a stuck record on the Isle of May as we clean, repeat, clean, repeat. Our small beach on the island was given another clean up recently with the help of SNH staff and its … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

Sunday 21st April comments: So how did you do? Yesterdays blog post brought you six seabird eggs (fake of course) for you to try and guess which species. Well here are the answers; Top Row: Arctic Tern and Sandwich Tern Middle Row: … Continue reading

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Eggstravaganza!

Saturday 20th April comments: Who’s Egg is it anyway? Today (and tomorrow) on the Isle of May we are celebrating Easter with various crafts and games with a few prizes to be won (yummy chocolate eggs). As part of the … Continue reading

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Hoop Scoop!

Thursday 18th April comments: The magic of the Isle of May. We woke just after 06:30 this morning with the news that Ian Darling, Honorary President of the Isle of May Bird Observatory (had to get that in!) had discovered … Continue reading

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Not the Day for it…

Wednesday 17th April comments: Setting up for the season involves a lot of logistics and planning and today we made further progress but things didn’t go quite to plan…. Today we welcomed researcher Mark from CEH back to the island alongside over … Continue reading

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