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Seabirds in winter

Friday 21st September comments: Seabirds of the Isle of May. You know all about them from the blog posts throughout the summer but they’ve now all virtually left but where do they go? What happens to the birds during the … Continue reading

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Storm Ali

  Wednesday 19th September comments: Storm Ali has certainly hit the Isle of May with force today. With wind speeds gusting up to 70mph we have spent most of today sheltering indoors, listening to the howling gale outside. But this afternoon we … Continue reading

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The Volunteer Story

    Tuesday 18th September comments: Here is a little insight into the life of our long-term Isle of May volunteers, over to Sally….. Daryl, James and I were this years long-term volunteers, all of us coming from different backgrounds and … Continue reading

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Seal Season

Saturday 15th September comments: Slowly and surely the number of Atlantic Grey Seals is increasing around the Isle of May and if you are visiting over the next few weeks, you’ll certainly see more and more. But why? The Isle … Continue reading

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Pinkies!

Friday 14th September comments: Welcome home! Yesterday the Isle of May welcomed its first Pink-footed Geese over the island as the sound of autumn returned. These Geese breed in Greenland and Iceland before wintering in the UK in huge numbers, … Continue reading

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Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Tuesday 11th September comments: **MEGA** Isle of May strikes! Late this afternoon a rare Buff-breasted Sandpiper was discovered on the Isle of May feeding near the old Beacon lighthouse on the island. The bird, a species from  the USA is … Continue reading

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Minke magic!

Monday 10th September comments: The Isle of May attracts all types of wildlife throughout the year whether its migrating birds or breeding butterflies. Over the last week at least two Minke Whales have been resident off the west side of the … Continue reading

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