Wildlife sightings 29 May 2014

Notes from the Discovery Centre team – Claudia & Mal

 Another very busy week on our cameras, as we have spotted a lot more eggs and chicks.

On the Isle of May we watched our first shag chick hatch as we opened the Discovery Centre. On Fidra we have eider ducks protecting and looking after their eggs and we have had a few sightings of a bridled guillemot.

Puffins have been all over the islands and, at one point, we had them on six of our cameras! They were obviously enjoying our work during Puffin Fest, in between billing and burrow maintenance!

Gannet eggs are becoming much easier to spot, so not long now until we start to see some chicks. Gannets have been plunge diving very close to Craigleith over the last few days.

Our cormorant chicks are getting bigger ever day but seem to be annoying mum and dad as they are constantly asking to be fed.

Still no kittiwake eggs, even though we have been searching nest by nest.

Lastly we have some small jellyfish in our small tank. Only about an inch long but lovely. We will be adding to this tank in the next week or so. Watch this space!


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