Monthly Archives: September 2012

Seal season on the May. – the big boys are back

The seal season is really kicking in here with numbers building up each day. The island is taking on the seal atmosphere will their wailings, grunts and snorts drifting across the island along with their rank, musky smell. Yesterday 2 … Continue reading

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Beach cleaning – Isle of May marine rubbish

 Lucy with the results of a few hours rope collecting. One of the things we have been doing the last day or two is dealing with the residue of the storm earlier on in the week. We moved a tangle … Continue reading

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An island of 2 sides

Today is the perfect confirmation that the Isle of May is an island of two sides. Two days ago it was still being pounded by the swell from a gale force east wind. Today the wind has swung round to … Continue reading

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Storm Birds

  Bass rock loomed in the early morning light this morning.  The big easterly blow on Monday and Tuesday brought a lot of birds to the island. Big winds like that disrupt bird migration journeys and a big blow like … Continue reading

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September storm hits the Isle of May

So this is what it looks like when 8.1m swell starts pounding onto the island. These photos were taken by yesterday volunteer Lucie Bernardova  showing  the effects of the storm.  This is Kirkhaven top jetty in case you don’t recognise … Continue reading

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Still a chance to get to the May this season

It is still possible to get out to the island this season. The May Princess has finished early for the season but this weekend, weather and numbers permitting, the RIB Osprey will be sailing from Anstruther and the Seabird will … Continue reading

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Isle of May Seal Day – a cracking day.

Jeremy and I started the seal day at sunrise to carry out the last all island wader count of the season. With seal pups being born now it is too disruptive to get all round the island from now onwards. … Continue reading

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