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Eiders on the March

Monday 12th March comments: Despite the cold windy start to the new season (which potentially has delayed the breeding season for several species), there is also an urge to get going no matter what. In recent days we’ve noticed an … Continue reading

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OPENING 26th APRIL…

Saturday 10th April comments: Today we bring you the exciting news that the Isle of May will (hopefully) open its doors to the public from Monday 26th April. As we continue to take advice from Scottish Government we are looking … Continue reading

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What happened to spring?

Thursday 8th April comments: As with the previous few weeks, the weather has dominated life on the Isle of May as we’ve been battening down the hatches more than we can remember! The winds have been strong all week (with … Continue reading

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Easter Snowshine

Monday 5th April comments: Easter is often associated with springtime, flowering daffodils, new born lambs and glorious walks in the countryside. In reality today parts of the U.K have experienced snowfall, hail and temperatures below -8. Welcome to Easter everyone. … Continue reading

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Wader migration

Saturday 3rd April comments: When we think of bird migration at this time of year we often think about when the first Swallows are seen, or the first Swift heard or the familiar Cuckoo singing its song in late April. … Continue reading

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Well we almost floated off…

1st April update: Well we hope you all enjoyed the laugh this morning and we are glad to report that our anchors have not snapped and we are still very much here, at the mouth of the Forth. the Jewel … Continue reading

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Anchor Points Snap!

Thursday 1st April comments: Isle of May anchor points snap! Island residents on one of Scotland’s most important national nature reserves woke today to the shocking news that their island has moved. Overnight It appears the anchor points of the … Continue reading

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First White-bums!

Tuesday 30th March comments: The breeding seabirds of the island have been responding to the (relatively) calm weather we’ve had of recent but the winds have not been ideal for migrant passerines until today. A drop in the wind strength … Continue reading

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Puffin Nuffin

Sunday 28th March comments: Whilst our breeding Shags are underway (the first eggs were discovered on Friday), the majority of our seabirds are having their usual slow start to the beginning of the season and some birds aren’t even back … Continue reading

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Shags on EGGS!!

Friday 26th March comments: It has been talked about and we thought it would happen (but maybe not this quickly) but we have the news that the first Shags are on EGGS!! Late yesterday afternoon a pair were discovered incubating … Continue reading

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