Monthly Archives: October 2014

A change in the view

Just a couple of weeks ago permission was granted by the Scottish Government for 3 huge off-shore windfarms to be built off the Fife and Angus coast in the North Sea. A maximum total of nearly 450 turbines are planned  … Continue reading

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Forth leatherback

This amazing creature was found just last Thursday (23 Oct) within sight of the Isle of May just a mile off Dunbar. It is a leatherback turtle and to get an idea of its size it was 6 ft long … Continue reading

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Seals and Gonzalo

The seal season is really kicking off on the island. CEH seabird researchers Mark Newell and Carrie Gunn headed over on Monday to the island to search out shags to read their rings and Mark has reports back below with … Continue reading

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End of the season

Yesterday Bex and I came off the island to end our visitor season. I will still be going out to the island through the winter for day trips and the odd night and of course the seal researchers head out … Continue reading

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How are the seals doing?

During seal season you always get the feeling that someone is watching you. Today was a quieter day with fewer birds about (only 1 yellow-browed warbler of note) and the swell have dropped considerable so our attention has be drawn … Continue reading

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Wind, waves and birds

What a last couple of days. Yesterday the storm started to ease after lunch but by then a huge swell was well set up for rolling in.  By evening it made a hugely impressive sight and the strong winds had … Continue reading

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Easterlies

It is absolutely howling it out here at the moment. A really strong south-easterly that has whipped up a big swell that is thundering onto the south end of the island. It is amazing how quickly a wind coming across … Continue reading

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