Author Archives: David Steel

Incoming!

Friday 20th October comments: The winds turned east and with it, the bird migration tap was turned on. Yesterday as the winds switched direction the weather encouraged thrushes to leave the Near-Continent and Scandinavia to head to the UK. These birds, … Continue reading

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Thank you Visitors

Thursday 19th October comments: For the third year running, a record number of people have visited the Isle of May. Almost 13,000 visitors came ashore to the Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) national nature reserve in 2017 to enjoy the wildlife and … Continue reading

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Migrants arrive

Wednesday 18th October comments: It wasn’t the big arrival we were expecting but migrant birds have started appearing across the island with the first wave arriving today. The winds have switched to the east and with it the possibility that we’d … Continue reading

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Weather warning…

Monday 16th October comments: Its been a turbulent autumn with westerly winds dominating and as a result very few migrant birds have been recorded on the island but that may be about to change… Today the wind is calm with low … Continue reading

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Citizen science

Friday 13th October comments: It’s that time of year again when we ask for help to support an important bit of seabird research. Over the last twenty years or so the population of Shags on the Isle of May NNR … Continue reading

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Seal Sanctuary

Thursday 12th October comments: We’ve been celebrating our Grey Seals over the last few days on the Isle of May NNR and we thought we’d post a few more facts and figures about these impressive beasts. The island is home … Continue reading

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The Changing Face of the Isle of May

Wednesday 11th October comments: The Isle of May NNR continues to change as Grey Seals continue to arrive. Today we welcomed even more cow seals and three new pups were born across the island. The photograph above (third down) will be … Continue reading

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