Wildlife sightings 26 May 2016

Notes from the Discovery Centre team – Alex

We expect our first gannet chick in the coming days, with 29 May being the date of the first chick last year. Very strong winds today on the Bass so any chicks that have hatched will be firmly sheltering underneath their parents. The young female peregrine has also been spotted on the lighthouse recently and is offering a different sight for visitors during our gannet talks.

Scott spotted our first kittiwake egg at Dunbar harbour during the week, which is great as we didn’t have the Dunbar camera last year and I know that a lot of our members and volunteers missed seeing the chicks.

For puffins, some burrowing activity is still going on with latecomers ensuring their nests and burrows are ready to protect their eggs and subsequent chicks. We have also had some activity on our burrow camera with adult puffins coming and going, with an egg on its way hopefully.

300516 la puffins craigleith

 

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