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Isle of May Trip June 2012

The Isle of May is located in the north of the outer Firth of Forth, approximately 8 km (5.0 mi) off the coast of mainland Scotland. It is 1.8 km long and less than half a kilometre wide. The island is owned and managed by Scottish Natural Heritage as a National Nature Reserve.

The visitor centre was founded as a bird observatory in 1934, the first such observatory in Scotland. During the height of the breeding season, over 200,000 seabirds of 12 species nest on the island, including Puffins, Black-legged Kittiwakes, Razorbills, Guillemots, Shags, Terns and Eider Duck.
Puffin
Puffin
Razorbill
Razorbill
Puffins
Puffins
Nesting Guillemots
Nesting Guillemots
Nesting Guillemots
Nesting Guillemots
Shag Chicks
Shag Chicks
Shag Chicks
Shag Chicks
Shag Chicks
Shag Chicks
Shag Chicks
Shag Chicks
Shag Family
Shag Family
Guillemot
Guillemot
Shag Family
Shag Family
Kittiwake and Chick
Kittiwake and Chick
Grey Seal at mouth of Cave at the Bass Rock
Grey Seal at mouth of Cave at the Bass Rock
Gannetts at Bass Rock
Gannetts at Bass Rock