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Wildlife sightings 23 March 2017

What’s on the Seabird Centre cameras from the Discovery Centre team – Alex

The gannets are back! There are still lots of gannets to return, however, there is a lot of courtship behaviour to be seen on the cameras such as beak fencing and bowing (territorial). 98 more words

Wildlife sightings 9 March 2017

Sightings from the Discovery Centre team – Helen

We’ve had the most wonderful displays from the cormorants today – three in a row on Craigleith – heads back, wings flapping, white patches flashing. 81 more words

Wildlife sightings 2 March 2017

What’s on the Discovery Centre cameras
From the Discovery Centre team – Helen

The cormorants have started nest-building on Craigleith. Their breeding plumage – white patches on their flanks – is clearly visible on camera and by telescope. 68 more words

Wildlife sightings 23 February 2017

Notes from the Discovery Centre team – Helen

Excitement is building as we approach gannet season! There have been sightings of over a thousand gannets flying around the Bass but they’re still teasing us and not landing. 102 more words

Wildlife sightings 16 February 2017

Notes from the Discovery Centre team – Alex

Despite the busy week with half term it has been very quiet on the cameras. Birds such as the guillemots, shags and cormorants are now spending more time out to sea than preparing and building nests. 120 more words

Wildlife sightings 9 February 2017

Wildlife sightings from the Discovery Centre team – Alex

The gannets have….NOT landed! At least not yet. On Saturday, a small group of gannets, approx. six, were spotted on the camera flying above the lighthouse area. 198 more words

Wildlife sightings 26 January 2017

Notes from the Discovery Centre team – Alex

A great start to the week, with a trip out to the Bass Rock. No signs of any gannets when we were out on the island but still a little too early to be seeing them just yet. 176 more words