Wednesday 4th September comments: Sorry we’ve been away for a few days so no updates but we are back and its now Autumn! The Isle of May has changed as the wildlife calendar starts heading into its next cycle… We’ve noticed a few key changes including;
- Grey Seal numbers have increased as the birth of the first seal pup is only weeks away
- The first Pink-footed Geese have started arriving (earlier than normal)
- The seabirds have virtually all gone apart from small numbers of Shags and Kittiwakes on the clifftops
- Migrant birds have increased in number with Wheatears and Meadow Pipits heading through in large numbers whilst warblers (including a late Sedge Warbler) are being spotted
- Birds such as Wrens and Robins have arrived back to over-winter on the island (they do not breed on here)
It’s certainly a time of change and we’ll be keeping you up to date with all the latest news and views as we head into September.