Wildlife sightings 31 March 2016

Notes from the Discovery Centre team – Claudia

The puffins are back! So lovely to see them now nearly every day on camera. They have started to congregate underneath the Craigleith camera and look absolutely gorgeous. As well as the puffins we have our shags and cormorants on Craigleith. Who will spot the first cormorant egg?

The Bass Rock is looking full and it is quite stunning to realise that there are more gannets to come! Lots of billing, sky pointing and, of course, head shaking can be seen on camera as they ‘rearrange’ the distances between the nests. They are bringing in a lot of seaweed and stones to construct their nests.

On Fidra the peregrines are now on the camera daily and we spotted them mating on Wednesday. Will we be lucky enough to get another chick this year?

In our fish tank the little shark is still in his egg. We had hope that it would hatch in time for Easter but it seems to find it too cosy in there…


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