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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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Early Autumn Migration Round-up

Top (left) Wryneck, Top (right) Treecreeper (both David Steel) Middle (left) Common Rosefinch, Middle (right) Radde’s Warbler (James Silvey) Bottom (left) Yellow-browed Warbler, Bottom (right) Hen Harrier (David Steel) Monday 21st November comments: By late-June day visitors and visitors to … Continue reading

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Spring bird migration review

Rustic Bunting (left Chris Cachia-zammit) (right Andy Williams) Bluethroat (right David Steel), Hawfinch (left David Steel) Ring-necked Parakeet (left) Icterine Warbler (top), red-backed Shrike (bottom) all David Steel Friday 18th November comments: Spring migration was generally quiet through the Isle … Continue reading

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Migration through the May

Thursday 17th November comments: Bird migration is a wondrous thing and the Isle of May is one of the best places to witness it in the UK. The island sits six miles out in the North Sea and thousands of … Continue reading

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Bird Obs closes for the winter

Photos from David Steel, Ciaran Hatsell and Bex Outram Tuesday 15th November comments: It that time of year when the Isle of May starts closing down and we will leave the island to sleep in its winter slumber. On Saturday … Continue reading

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Seal change

How the island looked viewing from the visitor centre in mid-September… And how it looks in early November… Monday 14th November comments: The Isle of May Grey Seal colonies have certainly changed as it was little over six weeks ago … Continue reading

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Onwards

Friday 11th November comments: Today things have been returning to normal on the Isle of May, well as normal as can be as I’m not sure too many people have Grey Seals and their pups moving in as neighbours and … Continue reading

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Brutal

Mother Grey Seals blocking pups to stop the North Sea from claiming them Mother Grey Seal pinning her pup in Pups n serious trouble in the turbulent North Sea Mother looking for her pup and the beach being hammered by … Continue reading

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