Monthly Archives: December 2018

Merry Christmas

All of us on the Isle of May wish everyone who works, visits and takes an interest in the island, a very Merry Christmas! Festive greetings to all from the team and hope you all enjoy wherever you are.

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Seal Research

Wednesday 19th December comments: The Isle of May NNR is recognised internationally as an important site for wildlife from its thousands of seabirds to its important Grey Seal nurseries. It is also an important site for research with a number … Continue reading

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8,198 miles away…

Monday 17th December comments: We love a good migration story on the Isle of May NNR and today we received some exciting news about one of our seabirds from the island. During the summer of 2016 we managed to attract … Continue reading

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Breeding seabird numbers 2018

Sunday 16th December comments: As we approach the end of the year on the Isle of May we have been looking back at the various highlights of the season. Today we look at the seabird breeding season which was as … Continue reading

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Flying Visit

Tuesday 11th December comments: Yesterday we took full advantage of the good weather to visit the Isle of May and deliver some important fuel deliveries. The high pressure weather system produced very little wind and as a result flat calm … Continue reading

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Rare Birds Review (part 2)

(top from left to right: Rose-coloured Starling and Buff-breasted Sandpiper, middle: Short-toed Lark and Olive-backed Pipit, bottom: Thrush Nightingale and Greenish Warbler) Saturday 8th December comments: The Isle of May attracts migrant birds from all parts of the globe and … Continue reading

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Rare Bird Round-up (part 1)

(Top row: Coal Tit and Black Redstart, middle row: Red-backed Shrike and Hawfinch, bottom row: Tufted Ducks and Yellow-browed Warbler) Thursday 6th December comments: Now the dust is settling on the completion of another Isle of May season we will … Continue reading

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