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Great White!

Thursday 24th August comments: It may not look much but that large ‘white heron’ in the photos is the Isle of May’s second ever Great White Egret (the first was seen in 2015) The island can bring some exciting wildlife moments and … Continue reading

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Mother Carey’s Chickens

Tuesday 22nd August comments: Storm Petrels; the nocturnal ocean wanderers also known affectionately as Mother Carey’s Chickens or St.Peter’s Birds. These small seabirds breed as close to the Isle of May as Shetland (still some way away) and only come to land … Continue reading

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Why visit?

Sunday 20th August comments: At this time of year people often ask what the Isle of May NNR has to offer? The seabirds have almost gone (apart from lingering Shags and Kittiwakes) and its still too early for Grey Seal pups … Continue reading

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Open All Doors

Friday 18th August comments: With the focus of the seabirds gone, we now look at other areas of the Isle of May NNR and as a result we have a very special two day event planned for early September. We are … Continue reading

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My Island life

Wednesday 16th August comments: Over the summer months the Isle of May NNR has had two long-term volunteers working on the island, gaining valuable experience and contributing significantly to the running of the reserve. Sacha has been with us since early May … Continue reading

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Waders on the move…

Tuesday 15th August comments: Its all change on the Isle of May as migrant birds are starting to move through, using the island as a fueling station on their migrations south. In recent weeks the number of waders has been … Continue reading

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Fulmar ringing

Sunday 13th August comments: Mid-August is witness to the final seabird ringing of the year as the last birds to fledge; the Fulmar chicks are ringed. Having been incubating eggs for up to 60 days and then raising chicks for another … Continue reading

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