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Touch Down!

Tuesday 21st March comments: Touch-down! Yesterday proved to be a very significant date in the Isle of May diary as Puffins touched dry land for the first time this season. Having departed the island the previous August, this is the … Continue reading

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Promoting the May

Sunday 19th March comments: During the late autumn and winter months, the job of the Isle of May reserve manager takes on a different role. Having lived on the island for up to nine months, the winter is a time to prepare for the … Continue reading

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Spring Puffins back!

Wednesday 15th March comments: Its been feeling like spring, its been looking like spring and today it WAS spring (well sort of) as our Puffins are BACK! A visit to the island today revealed a handful of summer plumage Puffins in the … Continue reading

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Bird Report

Monday 13th March comments: Our friends at the Isle of May Bird Observatory have produced the latest report on birds for the Isle of May. The report is a comprehensive 64 pages detailing all the birds that were recorded on … Continue reading

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Monster Science

Friday 10th March comments: I think it’s fair to say that Great Black-backed Gulls do not get much good press. This power-house is the largest in the Gull family and with a six feet wing-span can be as intimidating beast. … Continue reading

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Puffins Need You!

  Wednesday 8th march comments: We need your help! Our friends at the at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology are studying the diet of Puffins on the Isle of May to determine the type and size of prey that … Continue reading

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Chatty

Monday 6th March comments: We’ve concentrated on the arrival of seabirds and the first human visitors to the island, but we’ve also been experiencing the first migrants of 2017. Although its still far too early for the many warblers, chats and … Continue reading

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