The Tourist Guide to Glendale, Isle of Skye


Gannets

Gannets are very common in Glendale and they can be seen daily, diving close to the shore and Pier in Loch Pooltiel, between April and October.

It is a spectacular sight to watch them plunging head-first into the water from great heights on the long Summer evenings.


Gannet in Loch Pooltiel.

Skuas

Great Skuas, commonly known as 'bonxies', and the daintier Arctic Skuas are now being seen regularly at Neist Point between May and September. Bonxies also regularly come into Loch Pooltiel to harass the gulls.

Shearwaters

Manx Shearwaters feed in huge numbers off Neist Point in late Summer.

Recent Bird Sightings

11th Nov 2019


Blackcap - Lower Milovaig
November 2019

Tree Sparrow - Lower Milovaig
November 2019

There are now a female blackcap and a tree sparrow coming to feeders in the garden at 2 Lower Milovaig.

10th Nov 2019


Skylark - Lower Milovaig
November 2019

The tree sparrow turned up again at feeders in the garden at 2 Lower Milovaig at mid-day and was still there at dusk. There was a great northern diver on Loch Pooltiel. There was a late skylark on the top road in Lower Milovaig. There was a flock of 30 siskins in MacDougal's Spruces at Lower Milovaig. Small influx of robins, with 20-30 feeding around the Milovaig loop.

9th Nov 2019


Tree Sparrow - Lower Milovaig
November 2019

Tree Sparrow - Lower Milovaig
November 2019

A single tree sparrow turned up at bird feeders in the garden at 2 Lower Milovaig at 8:30am. This is the first ever autumn record for tree sparrow in Glendale.

There was a white-tailed eagle far out in the Minch off Dunvegan Head, late morning.

More recent wildlife sightings



Black Guillemot at Neist Point.

Auks

In Summer, the stunning coastal waters and cliffs around Glendale are home to many hundreds of guillemots, razorbills, fulmars, kittiwakes and shags.

Puffins are also regularly seen off Neist Point in small numbers, although they do not nest on Skye.

The beautiful black guillemot, with its white wing-patches and red legs, is resident all year round.


Fulmar at Neist Point.