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Summer is here! Isn’t it?

Friday 20th April comments: Shhhhhhhhhhh…….Keep it quiet but the summer might have finally reached the Isle of May NNR! After almost four weeks of easterly winds bringing cold temperatures, rain and generally unpleasant conditions, we appear to have turned the corner. The … Continue reading

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Bird Obs open!

Tuesday 17th April comments: Slowly and surely the Isle of May is opening for the season as the island team have returned, the summer residents are about to arrive and the Bird Observatory is now open. The Bird observatory on … Continue reading

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Visiting the May

Sunday 15th April comments: Its been a tough start on the Isle of May as the weather has hampered visiting and the seabirds have been struggling. Its very evident that the seabird season is going to be delayed; this time last … Continue reading

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Litter Despair

Friday 13th April comments: There is no escape. The Isle of May NNR does not escape the menace of modern day society; plastic. As part of our job out here the team clean the main beaches of the island and … Continue reading

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Welcome back (again!)

Tuesday 10th April comments: It’s been an interesting start on the Isle of May and it’s not all been good news with the delayed start to the season and the impact the weather is having on our seabirds. So we … Continue reading

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Seabird summary

Saturday 7th April comments: Seabirds on the Isle of May have been effected by the recent weather, so let us explain… So what has the weather actually done? Since late February we’ve been dominated by a series of easterly weather … Continue reading

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Water, water everywhere…

Wednesday 4th April comments: The Isle of May is saturated. Having experienced serious snow fall (then snow melt) in early March, the water logged ground has not had much chance to dry out since and its showing. The island is … Continue reading

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