Glendale, Skye - Tourist Guide

Glendale Tourist Guide

Sunday May 19th, 2024

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

18th May 2024


Tree Sparrow - Milovaig
May 2024

There was a puffin off Meanish, early evening. The tree sparrow was visiting feeders at 2 Lower Milovaig again in the evening.

17th May 2024

There was a tree sparrow visiting the seed feeders at 2 Lower Milovaig at mid-day. The first baby house sparrows fledged today.


White Wagtail - Meanish
May 2024

There was a white wagtail at Meanish, early evening.

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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