There’s a dark past here, though, with Vikings and smugglers on the list of pr… In autumn the island is home to the largest breeding grey seal colony on the East Coast of Britain with over 2000 … The Isle of May was officially closed from late March to mid-June and even then only a handful of staff and researchers ventured out. Scotland's Big Nature Festival. Coalition calls to introduce urgent safeguards for mountain hare populations. The sheer number of seabirds which return to the Island every year to breed is staggering . Outing to the Isle of May 26 May 2019. However, the location of the island and its particular attributes made it difficult for the RSPB to fulfil its aims and remit, and by the middle of 1996 they were looking to dispose of Isle Martin. Looking forward to part two next month. Feed the birds and give homes to insects by leaving seedheads standing. The Isle of May is a National Nature Reserve and is owned and managed by Scottish National Heritage (SNH). 207076, Scotland no. (Note the dark legs which I think can be a great help with identifying a Kittiewake). Explore these pages to find an opportunity that suits you. Join RSPB Site Manager and Jura resident Louise Muir for an introduction to the wild island of Jura. I hope that if you look back in, the photos may be able to be seen but to be honest I think I may give up on posting any more photos for a while. !they're all great but I do like the Puffins myself. See our reserves Covid-19 updates page for which sites are open and other important details. Our sailing from Anstruther is at 11:15 with the crossing taking 45 minutes to an hour, including a cruise round the island. A closer shot in the water. There are toilet facilities on the boat and also a small refreshments area where you can purchase snacks, coffee and the likes. Download this stock image: Cliffs of the Isle of May, an RSPB reserve in the Firth of Forth, Scotland - DFRA46 from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors. Puffins: Frank Antram. (It is likely that a queue for best seats will form by 10:00). He founded the Inverleith Field Club in 1929 and co-founded what was the Midlothian Ornithologists' Club and is now the Scottish Ornithologists' Club. The Rock Pipit was also up there on my smileometer though.!! Some beautiful photos there,can't pick a favourite!I have been watching/photographing Fulmar today,such characters.We are taking a boat trip over to the Isles of Scilly tomorrow as the weather looks ok-really looking forward to it. Discover this hidden loch which nestles within a vast expanse of the exposed Atlantic coastline on the Isle of Lewis. It was raining first thing and there was a bit of mist about, not ideal condition for a trip to the Isle of May. Price: Ferry booking, bring packed lunch. The Isle of May is located in the north of the outer Firth of Forth, approximately 8 km off the coast of mainland Scotland. 10am. I did have trouble seeing all the photos, it froze three times but eventually sorted itself out, I put it down to this computer :). We spend 90% of net income on conservation, public education and advocacy, The RSPB is a member of BirdLife International. Boat Trip to the Isle of May - Puffins, Puffins amd more Puffins. Really enjoyed that day out of yours Paul, wonderful pics of all the birds, great scenery, lovely seas, sorry Mrs P, I can see why you would just have to go back for more. Forums & Mailing Lists . A break in the rain at Abberton yesterday! Meet at Craighouse village hall at 11am. Sunday, 17 June 2012. Pictures worth Tweeting about! A passing Great Black-backed Gull almost caught me out. - 2BPJR0C from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors. I just managed to clip the top off the wing of this one but I thought I'd add it due to the great view of the plumage, and also the typical pose as he hangs in the air before swooping away again. Please note: this event is run by an RSPB volunteer group and is organised for interested members of the local community. Redshank. Don't know whether it's the site or my kpatop because Tery, Gaynor and Jayne haven't mentioned any problems. Thanks folks. I mentioned this a while back on the 'fundamental problems' thread and unsurprisingly got no reply. We've pulled together some of the best facts about Big Garden Birdwatch! Also, the trip will conclude with a sit down fish supper/tea once back in Antruther, so it would be useful for Dave to know if you are 'dining' so he can book some tables in advance.Members should aim to meet and check-in at Anstruther harbour by 10:30am at the latest for the 11.15am departure. This first photo is a map of the island produced by Scottish National Heritage. Hi Paul -lovely thread and very interesting. Download this stock image: Visitors wandering round the Isle of May, Scotland, UK, Europe, watching and photographing the birds nesting on the island and surrounding cliffs. Corncrake. User; Site; Search; User; Wildlife; Places to visit; Get involved; Our work; Chat; About; More; Cancel; Join & donate; Wildlife. Seals and seabirds. The Isle of Wight is a great place to watch birds - some of the best sites are on National Trust land. Blackford Hill . Walking further on we heard a new bird call (to us anyway) and were rewarded by seeing our first ever Rock Pipit. A few shots now of some of the Kittiwake's on their nests. The Fulmars were the highlight for me, I've been in awe of them since I first saw one flying in gale force winds on Orkney many years ago. Wetland reserves are doing great things for people and wildlife. More... Wednesday, 8 June 2016. Download this stock image: Cliffs and foghorn of the Isle of May, an RSPB reserve in the Firth of Forth, Scotland - DFRAM1 from Alamy's library of millions of high … National Nature Reserve, the Isle of May is a magical wildlife haven in the outer Firth of Forth. Thanks for looking. And a final shot before heading back out. We've pulled together some of the best facts about Big Garden Birdwatch! We took a trip out to the Isle of May in the Forth estuary on Thursday so I thought I’d share a few photos with you. Isle of Wight (1) Kent (6) Kincardineshire. Download this stock image: Cliffs of the Isle of May, an RSPB reserve in the Firth of Forth, Scotland - DFRA91 from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors. George Waterston OBE FRSE FZS LLD (1911–1980) was a 20th-century Scottish stationer remembered as an ornithologist and conservationist.For seven years after World War II he owned the remote island of Fair Isle.. 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