Author Archives: David Steel

Seabirds 2019 (Part II)

Wednesday 11th December comments: Following Monday’s blog post about Seabird population counts (generally good news) our friends at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology in Edinburgh (who are based on the island for three and a half months during … Continue reading

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Seabirds 2019

Monday 9th December comments: As we approach mid-December its always good to look back and reflect on an Isle of May season (it feels like a long time ago since we were talking about the seabirds of the May) but … Continue reading

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Winter Wanderers

Thursday 5th December comments: Yesterday we mentioned about the young Seal pups wandering around the island before departing for the open North Sea, well just to prove it we have some more photos (thanks to researcher Andy Wolfenden who is … Continue reading

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December on the May

Wednesday 4th December comments: Although we have departed for the mainland for the winter, life on the Isle of May continues even as the we enter the darkest months of winter. Often people ask about what goes on at this … Continue reading

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Isle of May Roadshow

Monday 25th November comments: Following on from the blog post on Friday, the weekend event proved highly successful at the Scottish Ornithological Club (SOC) annual conference in Pitlochry. The weekend was a celebration of Scotland as a special place for … Continue reading

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Busy week for the May!

Friday 22nd November comments: People often wonder what goes on behind the scenes of the Isle of May when the staff are not on the island. Well we’ve been busy settling back into mainland life (remembering what roads are and … Continue reading

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The Answers!

Monday 18th November comments: So how did you do? Check your answers from the above images compared to yesterdays quiz! I suspect the birds were difficult (some are rare migrants) but good fun spotting them!

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