Author Archives: David Steel

Road Block…

Saturday 20th October comments: Road closure on the Isle of May! If you ever want proof that the island belongs to the Grey Seals at this time of year, look no further than the above photographs. On Friday a female Grey … Continue reading

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Over 50…

Thursday 18th October comments: The Isle of May is rapidly changing into a major Grey Seal colony as the nurseries now have over 5o Seal pups scattered across them. Various areas on the island are seeing more and more Grey … Continue reading

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Record Season…again

Tuesday 16th October comments: It’s been a fabulous year on the SNH-owned Isle of May National Nature Reserve in the Firth of Forth. Famed for its large puffin colonies, the island welcomed a record number of visitors again this year – … Continue reading

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Seal Takeover

Saturday 13th October comments: Whilst the Isle of May has been inundated with migrant birds in recent days, slowly and surely beneath our noses more and more Grey Seals have been arriving… The number of pups has increased as we’ve … Continue reading

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Bird-tastic May

Thursday 11th October comments: Earlier in the week we predicted that Thursday could be the day that would deliver migrant birds to the Isle of May…and it did. Big time. The winds switched to the south-east, perfect for bringing bird … Continue reading

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TONIGHT – on the One Show

Wednesday 10th October comments: The Isle of May will feature TONIGHT on the BBC One Show  at 7pm…so tune in! During the late summer a small team led by presenter Richard Taylor-Jones were on the island for three days capturing … Continue reading

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Westerly day after day

Monday 8th October comments: The Isle of May is a fabulous location for wildlife whether its breeding seabirds or pupping Grey Seals. It’s also renowned for its migrant birds and boasts the second oldest Bird Observatory(http://www.isleofmaybirdobs.org/Home) in the UK having started life in 1934 … Continue reading

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