Monthly Archives: September 2020

Thank You for Visiting

Tuesday 29th September comments: The Isle of May is closed as we’ve said farewell to our final visitors of 2020. It doesn’t seem that long ago we were opening our doors but today was the last visitors of the strange … Continue reading

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Ghost Gear…

Monday 28th September comments: In recent days we’ve had some serious northerly winds producing heavy seas (big waves) which has been smashing the east of the island. Today as the wind eased and the sea state calmed we noticed a … Continue reading

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In with the new…

Sunday 27th September comments: Its been planned for a while but with favourable tides, weather and time, we brought in some new equipment which will serve the Isle of May for the foreseeable future. The islands old quad bike which … Continue reading

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Sooty Shearwaters

Friday 25th September comments: Sooty Shearwaters are oceanic wanderers who are masters of the sea and wind. These majestic birds can be seen off the shores of the UK if certain weather conditions prevail especially in August and September. Sooty … Continue reading

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Wink-wink

Thursday 24th September: We’ve been waiting and surely enough the floodgates opened. Yesterday over 2,000 Pink-footed Geese were counted flying over the Isle of May (with the odd one on landing on the island). With favourable winds over Iceland for … Continue reading

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More Dolphin Delights

Monday 21st September comments: Last week we reported a large pod of Bottle-nosed Dolphins off the island (video was attached) but since then we’ve had more reports of the same large pod from nearby the Isle of May. On two … Continue reading

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Seal Season Coming Soon

Saturday 19th September comments: Slowly and surely the number of Atlantic Grey Seals is increasing around the Isle of May and if you are visiting over the final few weeks of our season (the island closes at the end of … Continue reading

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Dolphins

Thursday 17th September comments: In recent days the weather has been fabulous as calm conditions have settled over the island. The sea state over the last few days has been virtually zero; not a ripple or wave and as a … Continue reading

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Catcher of the Flys

Monday 14th September comments: The westerly winds have finally eased and today bird migration picked up as a result. Early morning brought hundreds of Meadow Pipits, Swallows, House and Sand Martins on the move as the recent winds will have … Continue reading

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March of the Mpipits

Saturday 12th September comments: Bird migration at this time of year can be very exciting as huge numbers of birds can arrive on the island as they head south (i.e. Willow Warblers, Lesser Whitethroats etc) or are just arriving into … Continue reading

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