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Summer Time

Thursday 11th August comments: Like many places, the weather on the island has been hot and dry and this has brought a huge splash of colour to the island as large numbers of Butterflies have been arriving or emerging in recent … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!

Saturday 6th August comments: We can now bring you the exciting news that we are re-opening the Isle of May. After five weeks of closure, NatureScot’s Isle of May is re-opening to public landings from Monday 8th August, as the … Continue reading

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Puffin…Nuffin

Wednesday 3rd August comments: We are now into August and it’s a month of change on the Isle of May as we say goodbye to the seabirds and welcome in a new season…the season of migration. However before we look … Continue reading

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Historical May

Monday 1st August comments: The Isle of May has some remarkable history dating back to the seventh century when hermits first descended on the island. From Scotland first lighthouse to the founding of Scotland first ever bird observatory, the island … Continue reading

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Super Seabird Sunday

Sunday 31st July comments: No real story to the blog just a celebration of some great and wonderful seabirds which nest on the Isle of May. In recent weeks our timelines have had some depressing news and stories which are … Continue reading

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Falcon Fantastic

Saturday 30th July comments: As usual it has been an interesting summer on the Isle of May and whilst we have had a rollercoaster of a journey for several seabird species, we are delighted to announce that we have had … Continue reading

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Wader Time

Top both photos: Turnstone Middle both photos: Purple Sandpipers Bottom left: Redshank Bottom right: Curlew Thursday 28th July comments: In wildlife terms we are starting to slowly and surely see a change on the Isle of May as the seabird … Continue reading

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Change around the corner…

Tuesday 26th July 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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Kittiwake Fledgers

Monday 25th July comments: It’s been a tough time recently for our Kittiwakes as they have faced the brunt of the avian influenza on here but despite this, they have actually had a very productive breeding season. On the cliffsides … Continue reading

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SOC Podcast

Saturday 23rd July comments: After yesterday appearance on the BBC Breakfast show, our Reserve Manager David Steel has been kept busy as he has helped create a podcast with our friends at the Scottish Ornithologists Club (SOC).    The SOC … Continue reading

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