Category Archives: Wildlife

More than just seals

Though the seals dominate at this time of year there are still other things of interest. It might be mid-November but migration is still happening, birds are moving. Several hundred thrushes are across the island constantly moving and calling. Blackbirds, … Continue reading

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Roof gardening

Chantal and I have been doing a bit of roof gardening. The green roof of the visitor centre is starting to live up to its name and is greening up nicely. We would like it to develop a vegetation that … Continue reading

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Terns Fledging!

    We’ve put a lot of effort into our Terns this year. Lucie and Paula have been both watching the colonies for  up to three hours a day before they first started laying eggs. We’ve also put down shelters, … Continue reading

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A few more random shots from this week.

Ian Fisher borrowed the moth trap and caught this Lime-spec Pug. What a stunner! He also took the photo. Arctic Terns continue to hatch young and even still laying eggs. New nests were found on Wednesday. This Razorbill jumped just … Continue reading

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Compost Gull and Seawatching

It’s often a subject around the dinner table between the summer residents of the Isle of May on whether it is always the same Lesser Black-backed Gull that visits the compost heap that is just outside the Lighthouse Keepers cottage. … Continue reading

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Pufflings – The effort we go to….

We’re still seeing plenty of fledge Puffins (pufflings) around the Isle of May NNR at the moment. These are birds that get confused after they leave their burrows and don’t make it to the sea. Here is a picture of … Continue reading

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Wood Sandpiper

A little late night bonus blog here….  When a Wood Sandpiper flew into the pools on the South Plateau at Dusk, an island twitch was on.  I managed to locate the Lowlighters and then run up Palpitation Bray to locate … Continue reading

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