Monthly Archives: July 2017

Isle of Mays Recent Sightings

Saturday 29th July comments: We have had a few unusual sightings over the past couple of days. It started off with the Two-barred Crossbill on Monday (still present today), feeding up on the Hogweed seeds, slightly different to the pine cones … Continue reading

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Dolphins (again!)

Wednesday 26th July comments: Its not all about seabirds, rare arrivals and football! The Isle of May NNR is a fantastic place for wildlife and a visit can bring you anything… yesterday visitors were treated to a spectacular sighting of … Continue reading

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Two-day Crossbill

Tuesday 25th July comments: Day two and our star avian visitor remained. The immature Two-barred Crossbill which arrived (and was ringed) last night remained loyal to the Arnott Trap area of the island feeding well on Hog Weed seeds. The bird, … Continue reading

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Two-barred Crossbill!!

Monday 24th July comments: The magic May! You never underestimate the Isle of May as even in quiet times the wonders of migration can bring about something different. This evening volunteer Sarah Long was out photographing a Siskin when she … Continue reading

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Footy season

Sunday 23rd July comments: The Isle of May NNR is a brilliant place to visit, brilliant place to work and a brilliant place for wildlife especially seabirds and seals. The teams who live on here work hard for the island ensuring … Continue reading

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Family festival

Friday 21st July comments: Over the last two days we’ve celebrated a family festival on the Isle of May NNR which has included everything from storytellers to face-painters and even an appearance by Piper the Puffin! The seabird-themed two days … Continue reading

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Flying by…

Thursday 20th July comments: The leap of faith, the jump off the cliffs or the walk to sea. Regardless of how they do it, the young seabirds of the Isle of May NNR are now taking to the wing as … Continue reading

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