Tuesday, 7 June 2016


Arctic Terns mating
Male Eider
Female Eider
More Puffins
Looking out from the Isle of May
Even more Puffins
Last weekend we were over on the Isle of May. What a fantastic place to visit at the mouth of the Firth of Forth. A true haven for breeding seabirds and now is the best time of year to see them as they come to land or migrate for breeding. Most of these beautiful birds spend much of their time at sea and the Arctic Tern travels all the way from the Antarctic to breed on this island. If you like Puffins, you'll love it here! But Puffins are not the only birds, such a wonderful array of seabirds. It was a cool but beautifully sunny day and the seas a bit choppy. On the way back we had a visit to Bass Rock and the worlds largest colony of Gannets. What an unbelievable sight. Every square inch occupied by these beautiful birds. These two places are where birds definitely rule over humans, and long may it continue! Big thanks to the Scottish Seabird Centre at North Berwick where we took their fast RIB across to the isle. James was a fantastic guide too. Highly recommended.

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