Monthly Archives: February 2021

May Be Still Winter

Saturday 27th February comments: We have completed our mission for the week as the island has been partially opened, cleaned and sorted ready for the next installment of preparing for a new season. The various health and safety checks have … Continue reading

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Hard Wood

Friday 26th February comments: Its been an interesting few weeks for bird migration as the weather has had a detrimental effect on several species of bird. As reported in a blog post back in early February, hard weather movements of … Continue reading

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Seabirds of February

Wednesday 24th February comments: It has been a tough month for seabirds including for those which reside on the Isle of May. Several species remain in the North Sea with some, such as the Shags, using the Island as a … Continue reading

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Clean down

Tuesday 23rd February comments: Its been another busy day on the Isle of May as we’ve getting on with the job of opening up the island ready for the new season. Many people don’t see all the hard work that … Continue reading

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Welcome back

Monday 22nd February comments: We’ve made it. We are now on the Isle of May (just for the working week) and considering the weather of recent weeks, we got extremely lucky with the sailing to the island today. The seas … Continue reading

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Pre-start to the Season

Sunday 21st February comments: We may find ourselves in the grips of a worldwide pandemic (its almost been one year since it hit the UK – where does time go?) but we are still preparing for the start of a … Continue reading

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The not so Common Tern

Wednesday 17th February comments: Over the last week we’ve been focussing on the snow and weather which has hit the east coast, including the Isle of May, hard. We will know over the next few weeks what damage, if any, … Continue reading

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Hard Weather Movements

(Top photos: Lapwing, Rabbit and the Isle of May in snow) (Bottom photos: spot the woodcock, Sparrowhawk and footprints in the snow) Monday 15th February comments: So a flying visit to the Isle of May (to fix a generator) revealed … Continue reading

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Snow videos from Isle of May

Sunday 14th February comments: Its not something you see everyday so we thought we’d upload two videos of the snow on the Isle of May! It maybe cold but its impressive to watch. Enjoy 🙂 And here are a few … Continue reading

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Snowfall

Friday 12th February comments: It’s not every day we see snow on the Isle of May and it’s been a rare event in the past decade. The most significant snowfall of recent times occurred in late February-early March 2018 when … Continue reading

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