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The return of the Terns

  Thursday 9th May comments: All the way from the Antarctic the Arctic Terns have started to arrive to the Isle of May. Early in the morning the terns gather circling the Beacon, displaying to one another finding a potential … Continue reading

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Eider Ducklings

Tuesday 7th May comments: As the breeding season continues we can now add Eider ducklings to our growing seabird population.  The three fluffy ducklings are happily swimming around on the Loch learning to feed and what life entails as a young … Continue reading

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Shag Chicks!

Saturday 4th May comments: May the Forth be with You (yes its ‘Star Wars’ day) and what a fitting way to celebrate with the news that we’ve got our first Shag chicks hatched on the island. The first incubating birds … Continue reading

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Trap Complete!

Thursday 2nd May: It took some building but the Isle of May Bain Heligoland trap is complete. Members of the Isle of May Bird Observatory on the island have been working on it for four weeks and recently completed the … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Auks

Sunday 28th April comments: The Auks are marching on. A few days ago on the Isle of May we confirmed the final date of the big ‘three’; the first Guillemot egg. Unfortunately it was found predated, the photo of the … Continue reading

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Seabird Update

Thursday 25th April comments: Today we bring you an update on our breeding seabirds as the season has started for some species whilst others have even yet to arrive! Shag: As is usual, Shags were the first to settle and … Continue reading

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Beach Clean…

Tuesday 23rd April comments: Its like a stuck record on the Isle of May as we clean, repeat, clean, repeat. Our small beach on the island was given another clean up recently with the help of SNH staff and its … Continue reading

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