Category Archives: Isle of May

More than just seals

Though the seals dominate at this time of year there are still other things of interest. It might be mid-November but migration is still happening, birds are moving. Several hundred thrushes are across the island constantly moving and calling. Blackbirds, … Continue reading

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Kirkhaven closed

For the month of November Kirkhaven, the only proper jetty and harbour on the island, is closed. It has become taken over by the seals and like us it is an easy place for them to get onto the land … Continue reading

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Roof gardening

Chantal and I have been doing a bit of roof gardening. The green roof of the visitor centre is starting to live up to its name and is greening up nicely. We would like it to develop a vegetation that … Continue reading

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Braced and ready

A bit foggy this afternoon, clear by this evening. It has been a rubbish couple of days out on the island. The weather has been pretty awful with pouring rain and a cold easterly but we have been working away … Continue reading

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Shag GZJZ – Another rescue from discarded waste…

Another Lucky Shag Visitors had been reporting a juvenile Shag with some rubbish around it’s neck at The Alterstanes. It was looking bad for the bird. Now it was away from the nest it would be almost impossible to catch. … Continue reading

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What’s going on this week then?

The seabird counting has finished for the season for now so with less fieldwork, but we are keeping busy with more visitor related things on the Isle of May NNR. The May Princess crowd disembark and get a cold welcome … Continue reading

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Chicks Special…

We are over half way through the breeding season but there is still lots to see around the Isle of May NNR. Lot’s of balls of fluff are still to be seen all over the island. Eider Ducklings are doing … Continue reading

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