February visit

Friday 8th February comments: Its always good to visit the Isle of May at any time of year and yesterday we made a flying visit to drop various equipment off and check the island over. Its always interesting to view the Isle of May at this time of year as it always looks so quiet, bleak and barren.

The Grey Seals have long gone, with several hundred loafing on the rocks but the colonies are finished with just a few dead pups (they don’t all survive) and a battered landscape left behind. The cliffs and tops are all quiet and the vegetation is dead giving it a real ghostly feel. However change is in the air….

Spring is just around the corner and the lighter nights are fast approaching. The first germinating plants are starting to emerge and in less than two months this barren landscape will be transformed…. The new seabird season is just around the corner…

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