Monthly Archives: November 2018

Mating Season

Friday 30th November comments: The Isle of May Grey Seal colonies are changing again as the number of new born pups is decreasing whilst young ‘second coat’ weaners are finding their way in the world. As for the adults, it’s … Continue reading

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Migrant Kings

Wednesday 28th November Comments: In yesterday’s Isle of May blog post we touched on the whereabouts of our seabirds during the winter. Whilst the majority remain in the North Sea, some do venture much further and in some cases, across … Continue reading

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Winter Wanderers

Tuesday 27th November comments: Over the last two months the Isle of May has been dominated by Grey Seals with not a seabird in sight. Our breeding birds are long gone but we often get asked the question; where are … Continue reading

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We’re off!

Thursday 22nd November comments: End of a season on the Isle of May. As darker nights arrive, temperatures drop and Christmas approaches it was time for one final change on the Isle of May; the island staff have departed. We’ve … Continue reading

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Fight club

Wednesday 21st November comments: Its mid-November, it’s the Isle of May and that only means one thing; bull time! Adult male Grey Seals are called bulls and some weigh up to 40 stone and don’t you know it! Grey Seal … Continue reading

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Citizen Science

Saturday 17th November comments: One thing that is noticeable on the Isle of May (other than seals galore) is the number of Great Black-backed Gulls. These huge Gulls (they can eat Puffins) nest in small numbers on the May although at … Continue reading

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Survival of the Fattest

Thursday 15th November comments: The Isle of May is changing once again. The number of Grey Seal pup births has peaked and the colonies are super active. Huge numbers of seals now dominate the landscape and we really are on … Continue reading

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