Best laid plans…

Sunday 14th June comments: All the best-laid plans on an island like the Isle of May can be thrown out of the window as life on an island is dictated by one thing; the weather.

Over the weekend the island has experienced an easterly backed wind which has resulted in one thing: fog. As we are heading into mid-June, we were hoping for some bright glorious sunshine (to top up the suntan) but unfortunately a lot of the core work has stopped. At this time of year counting the seabird populations on the cliffs is important but if you can’t see the seabirds or even the cliffs, then it’s called off. Fog is also no good for working with birds or wildlife as it can chill birds, so we do not go into the colonies in such conditions.

So that has stumped us over the weekend but we’ve had plenty of other work to do, mainly around the buildings to get on with so we’ve been kept busy. The easterly winds have also helped bring in a few bird migrants with one or two noteworthy species recorded, but more on that tomorrow…

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