Monthly Archives: October 2019

Seal Island

Thursday 31st October: It may be Halloween on the Isle of May but there is nothing dead about this place as our Grey Seal colonies are lifting with life. Each day more and more Seal pups are born across the … Continue reading

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Winter wonderland

Photos Top: Left Short-eared Owl, right Curlew, Centre left and right cow seals with pups and bottom left Purple Sandpiper, right Fieldfare  Tuesday 29th October comments: The Isle of May has a very wintery feel to it at this moment as temperatures … Continue reading

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Working Away

Friday 25th October comments: Although the Isle of May is now officially closed to the public, we still have plenty of work to keep us entertained. Behind the scenes we are a busy team as we get on with various … Continue reading

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The island that keeps on providing!

Wednesday 23rd October comments: The island that keeps on providing…the Isle of May has certainly had a very good autumn for migrant birds with all sorts and sizes arriving since it all began in late July with the arrival of … Continue reading

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Seal colony

Monday 21st October comments: Its the time of year when you really appreciate the importance of the Isle of May for wildlife. We’ve had the spectacular summer seabird season, we are approaching the end of bird migration but now its the start … Continue reading

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Butcher Bird in Town

Saturday 19th October comments: This place has just got interesting… For the migrant birds and the mice of the island, beware as we have an uninvited guest which has arrived today; a Butcher bird! The horrendous north-easterly wind with rain … Continue reading

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Thank-you Bex

Friday 18th October comments: We’ve been busy as ever on the island as work never stops (do islands ever sleep?) but more on that later. However one bit of big island news is that Bex has departed for the winter … Continue reading

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