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Butcher Bird in Town

Saturday 19th October comments: This place has just got interesting… For the migrant birds and the mice of the island, beware as we have an uninvited guest which has arrived today; a Butcher bird! The horrendous north-easterly wind with rain … Continue reading

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Thank-you Bex

Friday 18th October comments: We’ve been busy as ever on the island as work never stops (do islands ever sleep?) but more on that later. However one bit of big island news is that Bex has departed for the winter … Continue reading

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Owl Time…

Sunday 13th October comments: The Isle of May sees so much seasonal change in its wildlife and we are now deep rooted in autumn with bird migration at its peak. We are also seeing Grey Seal numbers continue to increase and we have already … Continue reading

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Derek and the 1982 classic

Above the late Derek Skilling in his usual habitat enjoying the Isle of May Friday 11th October comments: The Isle of May bird observatory has been in operation on the island since 1934 and apart from the war years has … Continue reading

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NNR event

Thursday 10th October comments: Last week the Isle of May welcomed some special guests as we hosted the annual SNH National Nature Reserve staff conference. This gives us the opportunity to discuss and exchange views, best practice, meet up with friends new and … Continue reading

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First Seal Pup on Pilgrims

Tuesday 8th October comments: The Isle of May Grey Seal colony is slowly and surely growing in size as we’ve now got eight pups born across the island. Yesterday we welcomed two new arrivals on the rocky beach at Pilgrims … Continue reading

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BIRDAGEDON!!

Top: Great Grey Shrike both photos, second row: Robin and Woodcock, third row: Ring Ouzel and Goldcrest, bottom row; Yellow-browed Warbler and Red Kite Monday 7th October comments: It proved to be a very busy weekend on the Isle of … Continue reading

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