Wildlife sightings 2 February 2017

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Bass Rock before the gannets return!

Wildlife spotting from the Discovery Centre team – Alex

The Bass Rock is still quiet. We have been treated to a few appearances of a peregrine this week on the lighthouse platform. As ever, we are still unsure as to the relations between the Bass peregrines and those that we see on Fidra and Craigleith. No sign of any gannets yet so keep those eyes peeled!

Fidra is still very active with peregrines, fulmars, guillemots and shags coming and going throughout the week, with the latter increasing their nest preparations on some of the lower ledges on the Fidra North camera.

Craigleith is very quiet at present with some nesting activity from shags and cormorants but we had our first razorbill of the season spotted around the cormorant colony on Monday, nestled in amongst all the guillemots.

On the Isle of May, our ringed shags continue to come and go with nesting material as are a few other ringed pairs on the lower ledges and terraces. The guillemots are beginning to settle a lot more now on the main stack and chatterstone and the researchers are very pleased with the data they are able to collect via our live stream camera on our website. No sign of any razorbills on the May but with so many guillemots it can be difficult to tell them apart from a distance!

Check out the wildlife via the Discovery Centre cameras or HERE on our website.

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