Monthly Archives: September 2019

Thank you!

Monday 30th September comments: The Isle of May is closed…ahhhh a big sad sigh. The wonderful 2019 visitor season has now finished as we said goodbye to our final visitor boats of the year and what a great season we’ve … Continue reading

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Siberian Stonechat

(all photos Ian Livingstone) Saturday 28th September comments: The Isle of May has a brilliant reputation for rare and scarce migrant birds and the isle struck again last week. On Monday the ringers from the Bird Observatory caught and ringed a … Continue reading

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Seal Weekend

Thursday 26th September comments: As the end of September gains closer so does the end of the visitor season. This weekend will be your last chance to visit the Isle of May in 2019. To celebrate we are hosting a … Continue reading

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Easterlies!

Sunday 22nd September comments: We’ve waited patiently on the Isle of May but today the winds switched to the east and the bird migrants poured in. At first light a few birds started to appear but by lunchtime the island … Continue reading

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Seal Weekend!

Thursday 19th September comments: The number of Grey Seals around the Isle of May has increased in recent days as we are starting to see them arrive ahead of the Seal season. Over the next few weeks we’ll continue to … Continue reading

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Pinkies!

Monday 16th September comments: Its officially autumn and the reason why? We’ve had our first major intake of Pink-footed Geese. If anyone has heard the call of wild geese as they arrive to winter in the UK then you’ll know what … Continue reading

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Westerly worries

Saturday 14th September comments: The perils of being a Seal pup at this time of year in the North Sea. Our first Grey Seal pup born on the Isle of May has many challenges in its early life and non more … Continue reading

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