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Nearly time…

Monday 26th October comments: We have reached the big week and its now just 24hours before Autumnwatch is beamed across the nation on the BBC from various localities including Tenstmuir NNR with updates from the Isle of May seal colonies. … Continue reading

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Michaela Strachan visits the May

Saturday 24th October comments: It’s been another busy few days on the Isle of May as the BBC team continue to prepare for the big Autumnwatch live which is being beamed from the island next Tuesday. Yesterday we had the … Continue reading

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Setting up continues…

Thursday 22nd October comments: Its been another busy day on the Isle of May NNR as the set up for the live BBC Autumnwatch continues. The remote cameras have been rigged and testing is underway as well as the occasional … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes…

Wednesday 21st October comments: Its all go on the Isle of May NNR! Yesterday we brought you the exciting news that the island will be beamed to the homes of millions as this year’s BBC Autumnwatch will be with us … Continue reading

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BBC Autumwatch comes to Town

Tuesday 20th October comments: We’ve been building up to it but today the news is out that BBC Autumnwatch will be beaming live from the Isle of May next week. Main presenter Michaela Strachan will be based at our nearby … Continue reading

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Woodcock on the move

Thursday 15th October comments: Over the last few days the winds have switched to the north with a hint of north-easterly which has brought more migrant birds to the island including those which are leaving Scandinavia to escape the harsh … Continue reading

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Slow Start

Monday 12th October comments: Its been a slow but steady start to the new Grey Seal pupping season out here on the Isle of May as the number of pups is low (we have six new born). However the first … Continue reading

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More migrant Madness!

Tuesday 6th October comments: The weekend brought hundreds (if not thousands?) of migratory birds to the Isle of May and the last 24 hours has seen yet more arrivals. All across the island small birds can be found feeding, sheltering, … Continue reading

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Migration in Action

Sunday 4th October comments: We knew it was coming and boy did it deliver. An easterly weather front was predicted for the weekend and the anticipation couldn’t have been greater as the weekend grew closer. Headlands and islands including the … Continue reading

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Seal Pup!

Friday 2nd October comments: Grey Seal Pup! We are celebrating (later than normal) our first Grey Seal pup of the autumn. The pup was discovered this morning on the north end of the island and confirms the late start to … Continue reading

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