Monthly Archives: September 2016

Fat and healthy!

Friday 30th September comments: It’s only been five days but already our first Grey Seal pup has been putting on tremendous weight as its grows strong and healthy, ready for the trials and tribulations of the North Sea. The young … Continue reading

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A Wild Day

    Thursday 29th September comments: It has been a wild and windy day here on the island with the waves battering the cliffs and sending sea-spray over the island tops.  Visitor boats weren’t scheduled to sail, if they had … Continue reading

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Day three and doing well

Wednesday 28th September comments: Day three and a check of our first Seal pup was encouraging as it had formed a bond with its mother and was putting on weight. As well as this first pup, we’ve got more pregnant females arriving … Continue reading

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Sea Puppy!!

Monday 26th September comments: We’ve been waiting and today was the day; our first Grey Seal pup of the autumn! Around mid-morning, a Cow (female) Seal gave birth to a healthy pup on the island; the first of nearly 2,500 which will be born on … Continue reading

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Matter of time…

Saturday 24th September comments: Just a matter of time. The number of Grey Seals arriving at the Isle of May over the last seven days has been huge, as heavily pregnant cows (females) are starting to return to well-known breeding … Continue reading

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Eagle Down

Thursday 22nd September comments: It was proving to be a quiet day on the May today but all that changed with the discovery of a juvenile White-tailed Eagle on the north end of the island. The monster bird (which can … Continue reading

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Siberian Waif

Tuesday 20th September comments: It’s been coming. Although light winds have dominated, there has been a whiff of an easterly airflow today and during the late afternoon the island produced a Siberian waif; a Yellow-browed Warbler! These diddy warblers have … Continue reading

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