Monthly Archives: November 2019

Isle of May Roadshow

Monday 25th November comments: Following on from the blog post on Friday, the weekend event proved highly successful at the Scottish Ornithological Club (SOC) annual conference in Pitlochry. The weekend was a celebration of Scotland as a special place for … Continue reading

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Busy week for the May!

Friday 22nd November comments: People often wonder what goes on behind the scenes of the Isle of May when the staff are not on the island. Well we’ve been busy settling back into mainland life (remembering what roads are and … Continue reading

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The Answers!

Monday 18th November comments: So how did you do? Check your answers from the above images compared to yesterdays quiz! I suspect the birds were difficult (some are rare migrants) but good fun spotting them!

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Spot the birdy?

Sunday 17th November comments: Now the season is over we’ll be looking back at lots of highlights from this year on the Isle of May but today we thought we’d have a bit of Sunday fun. Each photograph above has a migrant … Continue reading

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We are off!

Thursday 14th November comments: We are off! With the forecast was suggesting stronger winds on the way so we took advantage of the weather window to depart the Island for the winter, saying goodbye to the 2019 Isle of May … Continue reading

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Preparing to leave

Wednesday 13th November comments: Its that time of year again as we prepare to leave the Isle of May for the winter. The cleaning and the packing have begun as we’ll be saying goodbye to the island to let it sleep over … Continue reading

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Thank You Bird Obs

Sunday 10th November comments: The Isle of May season is slowly and surely coming to a close. It won’t be long before the resident SNH staff depart for the winter to allow it to drop into its winter slumber. Yesterday … Continue reading

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Chunky Monkies

Saturday 9th November comments: The Isle of May has completely transformed and anyone familiar with the place will know it looks very different in the summer than the photos shown above (check out the main footpaths). Grey Seal mums have … Continue reading

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Fire, Crests and a Pallas’s

Photos – top Pallas’s Warbler left and right, bottom: Long-eared Owl, Waxwing and Siberian Chiffchaff. Thursday 7th November comments: Finishing off the round-up of migrant birds this week we’ve had an exceptional spell considering its early November when most migrant … Continue reading

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Wax On Wax Off

Tuesday 5th November comments: In recent days we’ve had northerly winds (as well as stormy seas as shown on yesterday’s blog) which have plummeted the temperatures on the Isle of May but it’s been brightened up by the arrival of … Continue reading

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