Wildlife sightings 15 September 2016

Notes from the Discovery Centre team – Helen

Bass Rock is still covered in gannets although the chicks are now starting to leave.  Most chicks have their brown and speckly juvenile feathers, but there are one or two fluffy white ones there too.  There’s loads of activity, flapping juvenile wings, squabbling protective parents, and lots of noise! There are families of shags, particularly on Craigleith, preening after their fishing trips.  We’ve had several more sightings of dolphins in the Forth too. The peregrines have been out and about on Bass Rock and Fidra. As we wait for seal season to start, the first few pregnant females have been seen around the Isle of May.



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