Wildlife sightings 15 February 2018

Notes from the Discovery Centre team – Fran

This week in the DC we have been enjoying the half term holidays!

Gannets have been spotted in the air and will hopefully touch down on the Bass Rock any day now! It is still a little bit early to see them settled on the rocks but not too long to go.

Fulmars continue to nest on the cliff ledges on Fidra and the peregrine falcons have been busy posing for the cameras on the clifftops.

The number of shags spotted is increasing and some of the nest spots on the Isle of May have already got tenants. It looks as though familiar favourites, Charlie and Lola, are back but we can’t be sure as Charlie appears to have lost his darvic ring.

Several young cormorants have been visiting Craigleith this week as well as the usual gulls, fulmars and occasional peregrine.

To keep up-to-date with the webcam action, click HERE.


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