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  my favourite bird - the puffin
by margaretvn

Take a trip out to the Isle of May. The boat leaves from Anstruther harbour daily from may to October. The Isle of May has high vertical cliffs with large numbes of seabirds. The island is rough and there are no trees on it, but you can walk along paths without problems. The trip allows you about 2 hours on the island with the chance of seeing Kittiwakes, Razorbills, Guillemots and Shags on the cliffs. Inland there are thousands of nesting Puffins. Around the island is a colony of Grey Seals. On the island is also the remains of a 12th century monastery. Remains of human occupation going back more than 2,000 years have been found. There is only 1 sailing per day - so booking is necessary.

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  • Updated May 9, 2004
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