Saturday 1st May comments: A new month and some new experiences as the Isle of May NNR never disappoints. Despite a cool light wind this morning, the sun was shining and the sea was flat. As the visitor boats departed Anstruther harbour, they were greeted by a small pod of Bottle-nosed Dolphins!
Its not everyday you get to see these magnificent animals up close and personal, but these individuals approached the boat (as the engines were dropped into low) and continued to surround the boat for several minutes before eventually moving off north. It was a great start to the trip for many of today’s visitors and just shows you what you can see when visiting a magical wildlife haven like the Isle of May.
Hopefully we’ll have plenty more encounters like this to report as the spring and summer progress. The North Sea has a rich diversity of life and the recent protection status it was given recently in the Outer Forth (which included the Isle of May waters) will help protect such important wildlife in the future.