Author Archives: David Steel

Butterfly bonanza

Top: Lots of butterflies! Middle: Peacock and Comma Bottom: Small Tortishell and Painted lady Saturday 24th August comments: It’s been a stunning few days of weather and as a result the island has been lifting with Butterflies. We don’t get … Continue reading

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Whale Watching

  (Very short video of Minke Whale surfacing near the island taken yesterday morning) Thursday 22nd August comments: Without doubt the best opportunity to see a cetacean (whale or dolphin) in Isle of May waters is to visit during August-September. … Continue reading

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Autumn waders

(top Purple Sandpiper, bottom left Turnstone, bottom right Common Sandpiper) Wednesday 21st August comments: Its the time of year when migration is starting to pick up on the Isle of May as birds are starting to move south or head … Continue reading

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They Think Its All Over…

Saturday 17th August comments: It’s almost over. We’ve observed it, we’ve talked about it but now we are officially saying the seabird breeding season of 2019 is at a close. It’s been a mixed season for weather but that hasn’t … Continue reading

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Fulmar fun…

Thursday 15th August comments: Even as we enter mid-August and the seabird breeding season is almost finished, we still have work to do. Over the last few days we’ve been working with our Fulmars and that may sound reasonable (it’s … Continue reading

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Under-rated Kittiwakes

Tuesday 13th August comments: The Isle of May seabird breeding season is coming to a close for another year and it’s good to see so many young birds taking to the wing and fledged. One species which is currently very … Continue reading

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May Change

Thursday 8th August comments: The Isle of May is slowly and surely changing. The vast seabird city has become a town as seabirds start departing for winter grounds far and wide. Whilst Puffins prepare for the open North Sea, Kittiwakes start … Continue reading

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