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December on the May

Monday 6th December comments: Although we have departed for the mainland for the winter, life on the Isle of May continues even as the we enter the darkest months of winter. Often people ask about what goes on at this … Continue reading

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…and some negative news

Friday 3rd December comments: Well we certainly won’t forget Storm Arwen in a hurry as people are still counting the cost and damage to their properties since the storm swept through last Friday (and sorry to hear that some people … Continue reading

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Some Positive News…

Wednesday 1st December comments: Storm Arwen delivered. As we head into mid-week we are still picking up the pieces and counting the cost of the deadly storm which ripped into the east coast on Friday night. Whilst damage can be … Continue reading

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Grim weekend

Sunday 28th November comments: Its been a very tough weekend, as Storm Arwen smashed into the east coast, battering everything in its path. The predicted strong winds delivered in style, with winds recorded in some areas as touching 100mph whilst … Continue reading

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Hello Storm Arwen…

Friday 26th November comments: It’s late November and we’ve had a fairly settled spell of weather over the last month or so but that is all about to change… say hello to storm Arwen. It’s about time I rolled out … Continue reading

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Here come the boys…

Wednesday 24th November comments: The season continues to change and the number of pups has now peaked across the Isle of May but it’s not all sweetness and light as here come the boys (known as bulls). Slowly and surely … Continue reading

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Over to the Owls

Sunday 21st November comments: Migration is a wonderful thing as places like the Isle of May see the action from start to finish (and we are very privileged to do so). During the early spring, seabirds are returning whilst thousands … Continue reading

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Moley!

Thursday 18th November comments: As we are on the topic of second-coat pups (see yesterday’s blog) we thought you would enjoy the photographs of this suburb individual on the Isle of May colonies. Young seal pups can weigh as much … Continue reading

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Chunky Monkey

Wednesday 17th November comments: Although the season maybe over for our human residence of the Isle of May, the year continues for our Grey seals as it is far from over. In recent weeks we’ve seen a huge increase in … Continue reading

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And we’re off!

Sunday 14th November comments: End of a season on the Isle of May. As darker nights arrive, temperatures drop and Christmas approaches it was time for one final change on the Isle of May; the island staff have departed. We’ve … Continue reading

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