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Counting

Wednesday 3rd June comments: So the seabird counting season is upon us but how easy is it to count? Counting seabirds has so many difficulties as you have to be extremely careful with access (keeping disturbance to a complete minimum) … Continue reading

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Count Season

Monday 1st June comments: Can anyone believe it is now June and where does time go? Today is a significant date for the staff of seabird colonies as today usually indicates the start of ‘cliff counts’. It’s not about the … Continue reading

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The Percentage game

Friday 29th May comments: As we approach the end of May (where has time gone?) and like many seabird colonies in the UK, the Isle of May is fast approaching the crucial part of the season. Over the next two … Continue reading

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Killer Whales…5 years ago!

(Photos Stuart Rivers) Thursday 28th May comments; We sometimes look back at great wildlife moments and experiences we’ve had on the Isle of May NNR over the years and without doubt one great memory stands out on this day five … Continue reading

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Eider Down!

(all photos above Ella Benninghaus) Friday 22nd May comments: Its that time of year…Eider ducklings are on the march. Over the last few weeks Eider ducklings have been hatching across the Isle of May and gradually leaving for the nearby … Continue reading

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Beautiful Butterflies

Small Tortoiseshell (left) and Painted Lady (right) Peacock (left) and Speckled Wood (right) Thursday 21st May comments: Butterflies are far less diverse than moths, in total the Isle of May has recorded 16 different species of butterfly compared to 250 … Continue reading

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Creatures of the Night

Monday 18th May comments: Over the last twenty years island residents have been recording all the different moth species that appear on the Isle of May. This is done through ‘moth trapping’ during the night when moths are drawn to … Continue reading

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