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 plummet (notice the ice on your cars in the morning now?) and the shift in the wildlife calendar continues to gather momentum.

Bird migration is slowly and surely coming to the end as the last of the summer migrants head south whilst the winter thrushes continue to move west towards mainland UK. Across the island the number of Grey Seal pups increases daily and we’ve now shut down the main jetties to the island as cow seals are scattered across that area and need no disturbance at this crucial time.

Over the next few weeks we’ll bring you more updates as the Seal season gathers pace whilst we get ready to close and leave the island for the winter. Its that time of year again but still plenty to report so keep checking out all out social media channels. More to come tomorrow.

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