Birds - Isle of May

July 20, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

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Here's a small selection of bird photos from the Isle of May that were neither auks nor terns.


First a Rock Pipit - it is also breeding there. 

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Shag - they have much larger nests than their neighbours. This one has used mainly plants growing on the island for building it's nest.

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Shag - another one on its' nest. This one has used mainly seaweed & flotsam in building its' nest.



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