Monthly Archives: September 2017

Freedom…

Thursday 28th September comments: Today there is something different on the blog as we celebrate national poetry day. As a way of celebrating, the small team on here wrote and produced an Isle of May poem called freedom (brilliantly read … Continue reading

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Arctic on a Plate

    Tuesday 26th September comments: We were building it up and it didn’t disappoint. As the winds switched to the east, so did the number of migrant birds on the island and over the last 24 hours we’ve had plenty. Amongst … Continue reading

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May Alert

Monday 25th September comments: There is east in that wind boy…and the birds are coming…. The Isle of May is back on full migration alert as this week we are experiencing easterly winds resulting in plenty of migrant birds arriving … Continue reading

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Thank-you to the Class of 2017

  Saturday 23rd September comments: The Isle of May NNR is a very special place but without the help of volunteers the national nature reserve could not be what it is today. This year we’ve had some fantastic help from … Continue reading

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Pup parade

Friday 22nd September comments: Its mid-September and our first Grey Seal pup born last Thursday is still doing well with mother in attendance on the north edge of the island. This is the first of over 2,500 pups which will … Continue reading

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Pecked!

Tuesday 19th September comments: The Isle of May has been buzzing the last few days as migrants birds have been arriving, the first real arrival this autumn (due to a direct result of the wind direction). Our Great Spotted Woodpecker was … Continue reading

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Can’t See the Wood for the Trees

  Monday 18th September comments: Just when you thought you had seen it all… Great Spotted Woodpecker feeding on the lighthouse on the Isle of May NNR! Yesterday was an impressive day for migrant arrivals (rather surprising as we weren’t … Continue reading

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