Category Archives: seals

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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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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A few more random shots from this week.

Ian Fisher borrowed the moth trap and caught this Lime-spec Pug. What a stunner! He also took the photo. Arctic Terns continue to hatch young and even still laying eggs. New nests were found on Wednesday. This Razorbill jumped just … Continue reading

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Black-winged Stilt – First record for the Isle of May

Black-winged Stilt On the 30th April I’d just settled down for a late lunch when Mike Harris dashed in shouting he’d seen a Black-winged Stilt at Horse Hole. I dropped my Sandwich and ran to the other end of the … Continue reading

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The friendly seals….

During the Autumn and Winter there can be as many as 4000 seals around the island. During the summertime there are a lot less but a few youngsters hang around. Curious seals will often follow the May Princess into the … Continue reading

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Beach Rubbish

Pink footed geese migrating in off the North Sea at sunset. Sunrise on the Isle of May this morning + watched with the first coffee of the day = no better start to the day. The end of the visitor … Continue reading

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Isle of May Seal Day

It’s nearing the end of the season now. The tourist boat only has just over a week to run and though the visitor numbers are dropping, the numbers of grey seals start to increase as the males and females gather … Continue reading

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