Monthly Archives: November 2021

Grim weekend

Sunday 28th November comments: Its been a very tough weekend, as Storm Arwen smashed into the east coast, battering everything in its path. The predicted strong winds delivered in style, with winds recorded in some areas as touching 100mph whilst … Continue reading

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Hello Storm Arwen…

Friday 26th November comments: It’s late November and we’ve had a fairly settled spell of weather over the last month or so but that is all about to change… say hello to storm Arwen. It’s about time I rolled out … Continue reading

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Here come the boys…

Wednesday 24th November comments: The season continues to change and the number of pups has now peaked across the Isle of May but it’s not all sweetness and light as here come the boys (known as bulls). Slowly and surely … Continue reading

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Over to the Owls

Sunday 21st November comments: Migration is a wonderful thing as places like the Isle of May see the action from start to finish (and we are very privileged to do so). During the early spring, seabirds are returning whilst thousands … Continue reading

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Moley!

Thursday 18th November comments: As we are on the topic of second-coat pups (see yesterday’s blog) we thought you would enjoy the photographs of this suburb individual on the Isle of May colonies. Young seal pups can weigh as much … Continue reading

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Chunky Monkey

Wednesday 17th November comments: Although the season maybe over for our human residence of the Isle of May, the year continues for our Grey seals as it is far from over. In recent weeks we’ve seen a huge increase in … Continue reading

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And we’re off!

Sunday 14th November comments: End of a season on the Isle of May. As darker nights arrive, temperatures drop and Christmas approaches it was time for one final change on the Isle of May; the island staff have departed. We’ve … Continue reading

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Isle of May Bird Obs Season Closes

Saturday 13th November comments: The Isle of May season is coming to a close as winter approaches. It won’t be long before the resident NatrueScot staff depart for the winter to allow it to drop into its winter slumber but … Continue reading

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Meet the Clean-up Team

Thursday 11th November comments: Meet the clean-up team. Large active Grey Seal colonies like that on the Isle of May has it all; fighting bulls, attentive mothers and thousands of new born pups. However there is a grizzly side to … Continue reading

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Goldcrest Anyone?

Tuesday 9th November comments: The autumn migration on the Isle of May and elsewhere down the east coast has certainly been very interesting, more for the noticeable lack of birds rather than the rush of excitement. Apart from on a … Continue reading

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