Monthly Archives: December 2017

Seals of the May

    Friday 29th December comments: To end the year on the Isle of May NNR blog we’ve published a video above of our breeding Grey Seals superbly captured by wildlife cameraman Sam Oakes. The short film (4 mins long) shows … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS from the Isle of May National Nature Reserve We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Puffin-filled New Year and we look forward to bringing you all the news and stories from the island in 2018. Seasons greetings to … Continue reading

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Sealed Success

Wednesday 20th December comments: The Isle of May NNR is slowly and surely closing down as winter dormancy approaches. The seabirds have long gone, visitors have stopped landing and now the Seals and the research team are just about finished. … Continue reading

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Gull-ibles Travels

Tuesday 19th December comments: On the Isle of May NNR, a small number of Great Black-backed Gulls nest and as part of our studies on these birds they fitted with a colour ring (yellow colour ring with letter/number codes). These … Continue reading

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Winter Waders

Monday 18th December comments: We all know that the Isle of May NNR is an important reserve for its nesting seabirds and breeding Grey Seals but its also important for other wildlife, even in the depths of winter. During the winter … Continue reading

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Kittiwakes see Red

Friday 15th December comments: Kittiwakes on the Isle of May NNR go together like rhubarb & custard or Christmas & Sanata Claus. However for how much longer will we be saying this? This week it was officially announced that Kittiwakes have … Continue reading

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Moths 2017

Tuesday 12th December comments: This year has been exceptional for moth records with a record breaking number of different species being recorded; 106 different species to be exact! This included seven species recorded for the first time on the island. … Continue reading

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