Monthly Archives: October 2015

Seal Time

Saturday 31st October comments: The Isle of May has changed. Long gone are our Puffins and Guillemots, we’ve said goodbye to our visitors and boat crews because now its very much Seal time! Over the last four weeks Grey Seals … Continue reading

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Onwards and Westward

Friday 30th October comments: The migration of northern thrushes continued unabated on Thursday across the island as yet more birds arrived whilst others departed. The clear skies of the previous evening ensured many of the 2,000 Blackbirds had moved off … Continue reading

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Can’t see the wood for the trees!

Wednesday 28th October comments: It was another impressive day on the Isle of May as yet more birds arrived over the course of the day. Unlike the previous day, Blackbirds were a main feature with counts indicating 2,000 birds present … Continue reading

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Barnstorming Day!

Tuesday 27th October comments: The weather in recent days has deteriorated as a south-easterly weather-front has dominated but it’s also brought a huge number of Thrushes and a few surprises along the way. Fieldfares, Redwings and Blackbirds are moving from … Continue reading

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Swimming Lessons

Monday 26th October comments: The number of Grey Seal pups being born continues to rise on a daily basis and it’s great to see so many young on the island. On Saturday we noticed one courageous youngster (only a few days … Continue reading

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Welcome SMRU!

Saturday 24th October comments: Today marked a special day in the life of the Isle of May as the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) arrived to live on the island for the next 6-8 weeks. The team of ten based … Continue reading

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Lazy Friday afternoon…

Friday 23rd October comments: As the Grey Seal colony increases in size; we now have over 100 pups now, its a hard life being a Grey Seal pup. For the first twenty-one days the pup is completely dependent on its … Continue reading

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