Author Archives: David Steel

Visiting the May

Monday 6th February: We are now starting to prepare for a new season and we thought we’d bring you some of the best things to see and do on the Isle of May this spring. It’s just a flavour of … Continue reading

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New Season Prep Underway!

Monday 30th January Comments: BACK IN ACTON!! The Isle of May needs you! Are you looking to develop your career in conservation, between years at university or looking for a change of career, well the Isle of May National Nature … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! We hope everyone is enjoying their festive week and looking forward to a relaxing weekend (with exception to cooking the Christmas dinner!). Thank you for all the support, messages, visits and general Isle of May chat throughout the … Continue reading

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Sandeel ban?

Monday 19th December comments: Some promising news for seabirds in the North Sea has been highlighted at the weekend by the Guardian newspaper. The news concerns the potential of banning sandeel fishing in U.K. waters which would be a huge … Continue reading

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Season End

Friday 16th December comments: Well that’s it, the Isle of May season is officially finished. The last of the Grey Seals are preparing to leave, the researchers and reserve staff are complete and today we locked up the buildings and … Continue reading

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Winter life

Tuesday 13th December comments: The winter months are a quiet time for the island as it drops into a slumber and rests before the start of a new season. However it never completely closes down as even in the deepest … Continue reading

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Rabbits!

Thursday 8th December comments: We are seeing the last of the Grey Seals depart the island for another autumn as the island slowly and surely empties. However it’s not completely dormant during the winter months as life still exists but … Continue reading

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Meet The Clean Up team

Tuesday 6th December 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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Freedom!

Sunday 4th December comments:  Now we are into December the seal numbers on the Isle of May have started reducing as the season heads towards a close. Many young pups will now be heading for independence as their mums have … Continue reading

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Bull season

Thursday 1st December comments: The Grey Seal season is still alive and well out on the island but things have changed. The number of pups has now peaked, with good numbers of young reaching independence. However it’s not all sweetness … Continue reading

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