Author Archives: David Steel

First SEAL PUP!!

Thursday 6th October comments: SEAL PUP!! At last we have a Grey Seal Pup! We are celebrating the great news that the first seal pup of the autumn has been born and is fine and well. The pup was discovered on … Continue reading

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Any day now…

Wednesday 5th October comments: It’s a changing world out here as the number of female seals is increasing daily around the Isle of May. Female seals are known as cows whilst males are known as bulls. Seals are impressive animals … Continue reading

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The Aurora!

Monday 3rd October comments: Magic lights! Last night we had the privilege of having an almost clear sky, and with very little light pollution, we were able to see the Aurora Borealis (also known as the Northern Lights). It was … Continue reading

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Thank you!

The last boat of the season… heading off into the sunset! Friday 30th September comments: Where has time gone? Late yesterday afternoon we welcomed our last visitor boat of the season and said goodbye to our last visitors of the strange and … Continue reading

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Eastern Promise

The first Redwing of the autumn arrived First handful of Brambling arrived And a rare Yellow-browed Warbler! Friday 23rd September comments: At this time of year a lot can happen on the Isle of May but it is very much … Continue reading

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Seal season soon upon us

Tuesday 20th September comments: Slowly and surely the number of Atlantic Grey Seals is increasing around the Isle of May and if you are visiting over the final few weeks of our season (the island closes at the end of … Continue reading

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Shear Double Delight

The bird observatory on the island (a great place to seawatch) with the team & Manx Shearwater flying Saturday 17th September comments: We got the strong wind, the heavy seas and as predicted, no boats could sail. However we did … Continue reading

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Stormy seas

Friday 16th September comments: Its been a turbulent September and although we have lost our easterly winds, they have now been replaced by strong north-westerly winds which are bringing some big seas! It has resulted in no boats sailing (yet … Continue reading

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Gooses!

Wednesday 14th September comments: They are back!! Yesterday marked a significant date in the diary as we witnessed our first noticeable arrival of Pink-footed Geese over the island, with 51 west calling away. If anyone has heard the call of … Continue reading

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Migration season

Saturday 10th September comments: Bird migration is an amazing thing to witness and see. Over the last seven day’s we’ve seen some impressive birds with some impressive totals as birds heading south to southern wintering grounds have been arriving in … Continue reading

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