Author Archives: David Steel

Flying Visit

Tuesday 11th December comments: Yesterday we took full advantage of the good weather to visit the Isle of May and deliver some important fuel deliveries. The high pressure weather system produced very little wind and as a result flat calm … Continue reading

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Rare Birds Review (part 2)

(top from left to right: Rose-coloured Starling and Buff-breasted Sandpiper, middle: Short-toed Lark and Olive-backed Pipit, bottom: Thrush Nightingale and Greenish Warbler) Saturday 8th December comments: The Isle of May attracts migrant birds from all parts of the globe and … Continue reading

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Rare Bird Round-up (part 1)

(Top row: Coal Tit and Black Redstart, middle row: Red-backed Shrike and Hawfinch, bottom row: Tufted Ducks and Yellow-browed Warbler) Thursday 6th December comments: Now the dust is settling on the completion of another Isle of May season we will … Continue reading

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December visit

Wednesday 5th December comments: The Isle of May is starting to head towards winter dormancy although we still have plenty of Grey Seals present. The photos above show a snap shot of the island taken just a couple of days … Continue reading

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Belgium calling

Monday 3rd December comments: We may have departed the Isle of May for the winter months but we are still very much connected as plenty of news and views coming from the island over the next few months. Today was … Continue reading

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Mating Season

Friday 30th November comments: The Isle of May Grey Seal colonies are changing again as the number of new born pups is decreasing whilst young ‘second coat’ weaners are finding their way in the world. As for the adults, it’s … Continue reading

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Migrant Kings

Wednesday 28th November Comments: In yesterday’s Isle of May blog post we touched on the whereabouts of our seabirds during the winter. Whilst the majority remain in the North Sea, some do venture much further and in some cases, across … Continue reading

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