SC1565 : Calf of Man Bird Observatory

taken 15 years ago, 4 km from Cregneash, Isle of Man, Great Britain

Calf of Man Bird Observatory
Calf of Man Bird Observatory
Separated from the Isle of Man by a swirling tide, the Calf of Man is a 616 acre nature reserve on an islet. Desolate in winter, the site is beautiful in summer and welcomes visitors to view local wildlife.

The Calf Bird Observatory was desired as far back as the 1930's, but it was not the 1950's that work in this area started. The Islet has a range of wild birds, particularly on the slate cliffs which surround the Calf of Man's coast. Grey seals sun themselves on the rocks and bath in the waters around the islet all year long. A small flock of Manx Loghtan sheep is also kept on the Calf. This rare breed of native sheep has been preserved by the Manx National Heritage since the 1950s.
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Saturday, 12 June, 2004   (more nearby)
Sunday, 10 July, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SC 15 65 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 54:3.1406N 4:49.1978W
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