Monthly Archives: November 2016

Have you seen?

    Tuesday 29th November comments: We need your help! Shag expert Sarah Burthe explains how you can help in a long-term study looking at the dispersal of Shags on the east coast, as she explains… The colour-ringed scheme: The … Continue reading

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Morning Neighbours!

Sunday 27th November comments: One thing you come to learn whilst living amongst wildlife is that the island  belongs to them. If the Arctic Terns want to nest on the roof you let them, if the Eiders want to nest on the … Continue reading

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How do Seal pups stay warm (part 2)

Friday 25th November comments:  Yesterday seal expert Kimberley Bennett started answering the question ‘how do seal pups stay warm in winter?’ Today we look at further reasons on how seal pups keep warm as not all Seal pups are born … Continue reading

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How do seal pups stay warm?

Thursday 25th November comments (Part I of II):  In a two part blog post, we speak to the Seal research team on the island to answer the questions we simply want to know the answers to.  Seal expert Kimberley Bennett … Continue reading

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Winter Seabirds

    Tuesday 22nd November comments: Winter is a time of cold temperatures, heavy seas and short daylight hours and its this reason why many of our seabirds will depart the May and head elsewhere. Whilst migratory passerines will move … Continue reading

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Changing Times

Saturday 19th November comments: The seal season continues to ebb and flow as heavily pregnant females continue to arrive to pup on the island whilst others are already leaving having done the job for another year.   Once pups are … Continue reading

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Winter Birding

Wednesday 16th November comments: As the Grey Seals are now dominating, it’s interesting to see the change in birdlife around the island. The majority of migratory birds have now moved through as our summer birds are now in southern climes … Continue reading

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Seal Research

  Monday 14th November comments: As part of ‘Seal Season’ we bring you the story from the researchers who have been working with the Grey Seals on the island since late October. Scientist Kimberley Bennett takes up the story; Every … Continue reading

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Battle grounds

Sunday 13th November comments: Grey Seal colonies are delightful, tranquil places…or maybe not. At this time of year there is a lot going on as seal colonies are active, noisy smelly places but they are also battle grounds…   Cow seals … Continue reading

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Noisy Neighbours

Friday 11th November comments: Yesterday we brought you some images of the Grey Seal colonies across the south of the island and today we’re bringing you a number of images from the north of the island as the seals have taken over.   … Continue reading

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