Monthly Archives: July 2014

The sea watch continues!

In the past few days we have been looking and looking for cetaceans out at sea! We’ve had lots of help from visitors so thank you for coming out and gazing out into the open ocean with us. After a … Continue reading

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Visitor Centre Residence

Becky Wallbank, long term volunteer writes: Our new Visitor Centre has attracted more than just the terns this season. Two Small Tortoiseshell chrysalises were spotted hanging from the wooden frame and yesterday we arrived just in time to watch one … Continue reading

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Mairne Litter

Yet again on the May we have seen the effects marine rubbish is having on our seabirds in the UK. We were alerted by the visiting public that a gannet was tangled in something up on the island top. It … Continue reading

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Growing Up!

As we rapidly approach the end of July the seabirds are well grown, with more and more flying by the day. Most of the female Eiders have taken their ducklings to sea and will raise the youngsters elsewhere. However we … Continue reading

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Autumn Migration Begins

Although the weather out here has been lovely and warm, it is now that time of year again when things are moving south: it’s the beginning of the autumn migration season. Over the past few days we have had a … Continue reading

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We Need Your Help!

From 26th July to 3rd August the Isle of May will be taking part in the National Whale and Dolphin watch and we are inviting people to come across and join in. We will have a spotting scope set up … Continue reading

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Polluting the Isle of May

More plastics are washing up on the island.  The usual scatter of footballs, drinks bottles, plastic containers, training shoes and much more. Many of these items may have made their way accidentally into the sea but 2 items turned up … Continue reading

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