Monthly Archives: October 2016

Larking About…

Monday 31st October comments: We keep saying it but it keeps producing; this year has been phenomenal for migrant birds as we’ve recorded an impressive (and record breaking) 176 species. I should say ‘we have’ because today we added another … Continue reading

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Tit flock!

Saturday 29th October comments: It’s been one of those years. The variety of birds which have been recorded on the island this year has been impressive (a record number but more on that later) and today the theme of unusual … Continue reading

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May Change

Friday 28th October comments: Although the island is closed to the visitors it is very much open for Grey Seals. The seabirds have long departed, migratory birds have all but moved through but the Grey Seal colonies are just starting to increase. … Continue reading

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All welcome, door open…

Thursday 27th October comments: The Isle of May attracts all sorts of migratory birds at this time of year from Blackbirds to Robins and everything in between. However all these arrivals also attract predators and in recent weeks we’ve had resident … Continue reading

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A Long Tail to Tell

Wednesday 26th October comments: Just as we thought migration was slowly coming to a close, we had these; four Long-tailed Tits! Now for those thinking it’s not that special as you get them in your back garden; remember we are … Continue reading

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Double-Barred Minor

Tuesday 25th October comments: Migration appears to be slowing up on the Isle of May as the majority of summer migrants have now departed south whilst winter Thrush numbers have slowed…for the time being. However nature can always surprise and … Continue reading

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Coming and Going

Sunday 23rd October comments: Its’ been a cold weekend across the island as the easterly winds have increase once again but just like the previous week, a number of migrating birds have arrived. Birds on the move have included Woodcock … Continue reading

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