Wildlife sightings 1 June 2017

What’s on the cameras from the Discovery Centre team – Fran

130617 la IOM puffin

We have spotted the first few kittiwake eggs at Dunbar Harbour, nestled in the old castle ruins.

Puffins have been seen going into burrows with sandeels in their mouths this week on the Isle of May and Craigleith.

Shags, Charlie and Lola, continue to protect and defend the nest and their chicks from herring gulls. Shag chicks are getting bigger, requesting more feeding from parents.
A group of shags were also seen squabbling on the Isle of May beach last Friday. Red JID was pushing others away (Green DIP, Blue HFF, Blue ALT).

The gannets have been quiet this week, with few displays.  Our best guess is that we are only six days away from our first gannet chick.

Keep up-to-date with the action on the Seabird Centre’s webcams. Click HERE. 


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