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Guillemot update

Saturday 18th September comments: Just a quick update on the news story we brought to you on Thursday about the plight of Guillemots, as Dr Francis Daunt has commented that nine Guillemots and one Razorbill have been tested for Bird … Continue reading

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Guillemot concerns

Thursday 15th September comments: What is going on? Over the last 2-3 weeks we’ve had reports of large flocks of Guillemots feeding close inshore to the mainland down the east coast of the U.K. especially between Aberdeen and Northumberland. What … Continue reading

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Doing our bit

Wednesday 15th September comments: In today’s society we have all heard about climate change and the need to reduce carbon omissions. These very words would have been alien to many just a decade ago but now we are more aware … Continue reading

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The world of Northern Gannet

Saturday 11th September comments: The east coast of the U.K has some impressive abd very important seabird islands and as you all know, at the entrance of the Firth of Forth lies the mighty Isle of May, known as the … Continue reading

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Thank You Chris!

Wednesday 8th September: Today we said goodbye to our summer volunteer Chris who has been working on the Isle of May since early June, helping in all aspects of the island as he explains… “Hi there! I am Chris, a … Continue reading

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Bird Obs meeting…

Tuesday 7th September comments: The Isle of May is home to Scotland’s oldest bird observatory and the longest continuous running bird observatory in the British Isles. It originally started in September 1934 but closed soon after in the autumn of … Continue reading

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Feeding frenzy!

Friday 3rd September comments: Its been an interesting few days as we’ve been noticing a lot more activity off the island, especially as the seas are so flat calm. Watching from the south end of the island we have noticed … Continue reading

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Seal season just around the corner

Wednesday 1st September comments: Slowly and surely the number of Atlantic Grey Seals is increasing around the Isle of May and if you are visiting over the final month of our season (the island closes at the end of September), … Continue reading

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Migration season

Tuesday 31st August comments: The Isle of May is internationally important for its breeding seabird assemblage and its Grey Seal nurseries in the autumn. However did you know it is important for migratory birds as well? At this time of … Continue reading

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Whale of a time

Sunday 29th August comments: Without doubt the best opportunity to see a cetacean (whale or dolphin) in Isle of May waters is to visit during August-September. In recent days we’ve had a Minke Whale resident which showed well yesterday for … Continue reading

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