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Citizen Science

Saturday 17th November comments: One thing that is noticeable on the Isle of May (other than seals galore) is the number of Great Black-backed Gulls. These huge Gulls (they can eat Puffins) nest in small numbers on the May although at … Continue reading

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Survival of the Fattest

Thursday 15th November comments: The Isle of May is changing once again. The number of Grey Seal pup births has peaked and the colonies are super active. Huge numbers of seals now dominate the landscape and we really are on … Continue reading

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Seal Peak

Tuesday 13th November comments: The takeover of the Isle of May is complete. As the photographs show, the Grey Seal colony now is peaking with a lot of cows, bulls and young pups present. The south end of the island is completely … Continue reading

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May-be Shortie

Sunday 11th November comments: Bird migration on the Isle of May is slowly and surely coming to an end. With the onset of winter, many birds have now moved through the island either heading south or into the UK for the … Continue reading

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Stormy seals

Friday 9th November comments: The Isle of May has been battered today as the first serious late autumn storm has pounded the island. The wind which has been in the south-east direction for most of the week, has increased in strength and today brought … Continue reading

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Cow Seals

Wednesday 7th November comments: The seal colonies on the Isle of may are now action packed with plenty going on. Whilst attention focuses on the pups, we also take our hats off to the mothers who work hard to raise … Continue reading

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Thank-you Bird Obs

Monday 5th November comments: At the weekend the Isle of May Bird Observatory closed for the season, as the final ‘closing down’ team departed for the mainland. The Bird Observatory is Scotland ‘s oldest having been founded in 1934 and is open every year from early … Continue reading

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