Sunday 29th November comments: As December approaches the Isle of May is slowly closing down. The seabirds are halfway through their winter retreat having been away since August whilst the island closed to visitors at the end of September. And that just leaves the Grey Seals.
Since mid-September the Isle of May has seen huge numbers of Grey Seal pups born across the island (over 2,400 last autumn) although we are now heading towards the end of their breeding season. The last of the pups will be born in early-mid December and then the island will close down, and nothing will stir, not even a mouse.
However one thing will keep going; the blog! I’ll be making occasional visits out to the island (so watch out for mid-winter updates) and over the next few weeks, I’ll be bringing you the highlights of the 2015 season just to warm you up in preparation for next season. Who fancies a visit?