Famed for its seabird colonies including kittiwake, puffin, guillemots, razorbills, shags and terns, the Isle of May is a wonderful location to photograph seabirds. A large colony of terns nest at the jetty at which visitors disembark. Adult birds nest in small hollows on the ground and any intrusion is met with uproar, swooping and calling loudly they will on occasion defecate on interlopers or strike their heads.
Arctic tern chicks are typically fed with small fish which appear to vary in size depending on the size of the chick.
As soon as possible chicks begin to test their wings and develop their strength.
As the chicks strengthen their flight muscles and gain coordination the adults are constantly catching food and bonding.