Yesterday on the May

IMG_1650Just a taste of the day on the May

The day started for me with a walk up to the Mainlight where an adult peregrine was hanging on the wind in a fashion that only they can do, effortless but powerful.
IMG_1612The autumn bird migration is just ticking over at the moment but of interest this morning were 3 wheatears and a flock of about 40 tree sparrows.
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Once the visitors arrived they were treated to Alex, the skipper of the May Princess receiving the ice bucket challenge, helped ably by the other boat skippers Brian and Roy.
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After being very quiet the seal numbers are just starting to pick up with several groups of very well fed individuals around the Maidens. It is only another 3 weeks before we start keeping an eye out for the first pups of the season.
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A fabulous sunset rounded off the day but things were finished because a midnight trip down to the Lowlight for some storm petrel netting gave us the chance to get up close to one of these mysterious birds.
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