Wildlife sightings 5 May 2016

Notes from the Discovery Centre team – Alex

Gannet nests begin to fill with eggs and, although we have spotted some that have been abandoned, the majority are under careful protection from their parents. A female juvenile peregrine falcon has also been spotted once again on the lighthouse railings this past week. She was spotted once before on the cameras a few weeks ago, as well as by myself during some maintenance work almost two months ago. Great to see another juvenile return and hopefully mature on our cameras.

Puffins are becoming more settled on the islands with the Craigleith ledge below the camera filling up nicely, despite the changing weather conditions. Puffin talks will follow soon: still no activity on our burrow camera.

Our fish tanks are doing well, with work still ongoing in converting our tidal tank to our shark tank. Spaghetti the catshark doesn’t seem to be in a rush however and is quite happy in the main tank at the moment.

050516 bass rock

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