Notes from the Discovery Centre team – Scott & Helen
This week seen a bit of a decline in the number of seal pups being born as the birthing season draws to a close. We still have a few young seals but many of our pups have grown hugely and are now beginning to moult their fluffy white coat (called “lanugo”), revealing their smooth grey coat beneath. Several bulls have also been seen on the beach and in the shallows.
On Fidra we are still catching glimpses of our peregrine pair, and sometimes we’ve spotted a few guillemots on the Isle of May early in the morning. A party of eider ducks visits Dunbar harbour most days. Waders abound, particularly on the beach outside the centre, including oystercatchers, redshanks and turnstones.
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