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Ducklings!

Wednesday 11th May comments: The cute factor has just increased on the Isle of May as the first Eider ducklings are now present on the islands loch. Eider ducks are very special seaducks; which can live for about 20-25 years … Continue reading

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Tern up the volume

Sunday 8th May comments: Look whos back!? Today proved to be another milestone in the Isle of May seabird calendar as not only did our Arctic terns arrive, but some touched land for the first time on the island. These … Continue reading

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Tern Conservation

Saturday 7th May comments: Although we often showcase out breeding seabirds, amazing Grey seal colonies and everything else that goes on, on the Isle of May, we don’t often bring you the stories behind the scenes about the work that … Continue reading

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Humpy!

Tuesday 3rd May comments: Well we did say that you never know what you might see on a trip to the Isle of May and oh boy did yesterday deliver for a select few visitors… in the form of a … Continue reading

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Slow start for Eiders

Tuesday 2nd May comments: The breeding season has felt slow at times and this is reflected with the number of Eiders currently nesting. The first female was discovered incubating from 16th April but numbers have been low but there is … Continue reading

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Dolphin Delight

Sunday 1st May comments: The start of a new month and what a start it was. The sun was shining, the seas were flat, the birds performed and visitors were even treated to the delight of some Bottle-nosed Dolphins and … Continue reading

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Fulmars

Thursday 28th April comments: One of the unsung heroes of the seabird world is the Fulmar. Over 300 pairs nest on the Isle of May and they are very impressive specialist seabirds.   Fulmars are part of the Shearwater and … Continue reading

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Sunday 24th April comments: The season continues to advance as we welcome another seabird species to this years egg laying collection; the Guillemot.   Guillemots are a member of the Auk family (which include Puffins and Razorbills) and are a … Continue reading

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Eider nesting

Wednesday 20th April comments: Over the Easter weekend we welcomed the news that our Puffins were incubating eggs but also we had other seabirds laying; our first Eider duck eggs were discovered. Eider ducks are very special seaducks; they can … Continue reading

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Easter eggs!

Saturday 16th April comments: It’s always a big Isle of May event when our Puffins return to the island in late March and today we celebrated the next stage of their breeding season; the confirmation that birds are now incubating eggs. … Continue reading

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