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Blackbird Migration

Tuesday 10th November comments: The late autumn on the Isle of May is dominated by Grey Seals but we’ve also witnessed late autumn migration in action as yesterday brought a flood of Blackbirds to the isle. Yesterday’s census of the … Continue reading

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Survival of the Fattest?

Monday 9th November comments: Another day on the Isle of May and the seal colonies continue to change. Everyday newly heavily pregnant cow seals arrive to find a safe spot to give birth and the colonies are becoming very busy … Continue reading

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BBC Depart

Sunday 8th November comments: It was almost three weeks but at long last the BBC Autumnwatch team have departed the Isle of May. The team have lived and worked alongside us (socially distancing of course) bringing you all the sights … Continue reading

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That’s it!

Saturday 7th November comments: That’s all folks! The last episode of Autumnwatch was screened to the nation last night on BBC Two and for the final time the Grey Seals of the Isle of May featured (as well as the … Continue reading

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Final Showdown

Friday 6th November comments: Where has time gone? The nation have been watching the antics of the Grey Seals of the Isle of May on BBC Autumnwatch for the last two weeks and tonight is the final show (starts 8pm … Continue reading

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Bird Migration through the May

Wednesday 4th November comments: Did you watch? Autumnwatch was back on BBC Two last night for its second week and the Grey Seals of the Isle of May NNR were once again heavily featured (as well as a nice bit … Continue reading

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Isle of May Seal colonies

Tuesday 3rd November comments: The Isle of May NNR Grey Seal colonies are alive and well as each day brings more and more new seal pups across the colonies. As you can see from the photos above, the seals have … Continue reading

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New Life…

Monday 2nd November comments: Another day on the Isle of May NNR and yet more Grey Seal pups born across the Isle. The last 24 hours has seen some drama unfold on the west beaches but despite the best efforts … Continue reading

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Trouble on the high seas…

Sunday 1st November comments: Life on a Grey Seal colony can be extreme at this time of year as cow seals raise young on remote islands such as the Isle of May, six miles out to sea. Seal colonies bring … Continue reading

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Woodcock Moon

Saturday 31st October comments: The ‘Woodcock Moon’ was shining bright last night over the Isle of May and sure enough today we’ve welcomed a good scattering of these northern migrants to the island. Woodcock are cryptic woodland dwellers which breed … Continue reading

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