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Changing seasons

Sunday 9th August comments: This last week on the Isle of May has seen some noticeable changes on the island as summer is starting to leave us with autumn just around the corner. The signs are noticeable in the wildlife … Continue reading

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Bird Obs open!

Wednesday 5th August comments: It’s been a strange year on the Isle of May (and even stranger elsewhere!) but due to the restrictions and lockdown, the island has been operating under very difference rules this year. As a result the … Continue reading

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Open Sea Beckons…

Monday 3rd August comments: Change is on its way on the Isle of May as our seabirds are starting to look at their next phase of their life; the autumn and winter. For the majority of our seabirds the open … Continue reading

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Seabird Update

Saturday 1st August: Welcome to a new month (where has time gone!?) and it’s a month which will see plenty of change on the Isle of May NNR. To bring you up to speed, here is a guide to the … Continue reading

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Dolphins!

Thursday 30th July comments: Late summer is a brilliant time of year to visit the Isle of May and it’s not just for the wonderful seabirds or island which can appeal. August and September are arguably the best time to … Continue reading

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Wader Wonderland

  Sunday 26th July comments: In wildlife terms we are starting to slowly and surely see a change on the Isle of May as the seabird breeding season is drawing to a close. Many successful parents are fledging chicks all across … Continue reading

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Pirates…

Friday 23rd July comments: Todays new word is Kleptoparasitism. What a great and wonderful word but what does it mean? Well it is the term that is used when one animal takes prey or other food that was caught or … Continue reading

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Cormorants Nesting

Tuesday 21st July comments: Well everyone is in agreement that it has been a strange season with the reserve managers returning to the island in late March but within days were locking the place up and leaving it to nature. … Continue reading

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Growing Up

Sunday 19th July comments: How quick they grow up. It doesn’t seem that long ago when the first Arctic Tern chicks were hatching and here we are now reporting fledged young. Across the islands tern colonies plenty of young are … Continue reading

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Flying Kitty

Thursday 16th July comments: The seabird breeding season continues to march on and yesterday we had our first confirmed flying Kittiwake fledgling as a youngster was seen to take to the wing for the very first time. Kittiwakes return to … Continue reading

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