Wildlife sightings 12 May 2016

Notes from the Discovery Centre team – Alex

The new chicks are two shag chicks on the Isle of May from parents ‘Charlie’ and ‘Lola’, with the first chick hatching on Monday, spotted by Scott. This is great news as Charlie wasn’t very successful last year but now he has two chicks, with one more on the way too.

Cormorant chicks have also been spotted at the Craigleith colony. Puffins are becoming more established on Craigleith with a lot of burrow preparation activity and behaviour. We have also spotted movement in our burrow camera over the past few days and fingers crossed for a third year of a successful ‘puffling’. Gannet eggs are becoming more and more obvious on the nests at the Bass and we also had our first guillemot eggs on Fidra North camera near the old tram railings.

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