Friday, 12 August 2011

A boat at last

A boat, we have finally have a boat. The May Princess made it in for the first time since Saturday and even then it was touch and go with a rough crossing had by all. The RIB Osprey did make it across on Wednesday with the Seabird RIB from North Berwick and these 2 boats brought on the total of 14 brave souls who experienced torrential rain for the whole of their visit. So hopefully we will a bit less weather and calm down now.

Jeremy made it back on today after suffering from being off the island *(the isle of May does have that effect on you).

The sea delivered his new island vehicle just before he arrived and I had to explain to him about cut backs in public services and how we all have to make sacrifices. If he asks nicely I will let him drive my own quad bike.

The are still plenty of gulls on the island, all 4 species are feeding young and will give a traditiona Isle of May welcome to people that stray off the paths !

The east winds that have produced such spectacular seas have brought in a few nice birds, some from across the north sea. In the last few days wood warblers, whinchats, common whitethroats, robins, wheatears, willow warblers, meadow pipits and a common rosefinch have all appeared. A sprinkle of migrant birds adds spice to island life as you just never know what you might see each morning when you go out and what might be hiding in each bush you look in.
A wood warbler

A whinchat

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