Glendale, Skye - Tourist Guide

Glendale Tourist Guide

Monday September 26th, 2022

Seabirds of 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

25th Sep 2022

A flock of 30+ long-tailed tits passed south through the garden at 2 Lower Milovaig at 11am. These must be migrant birds.

20th Sep 2022

A merlin flew south past Borrodale School at 7:15am.

12th Sep 2022

There were three long-tailed tits at Lephin Cottage at 8:45am that flew across to the willow scrub by the Community Hall.

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.
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