The Tourist Guide to Glendale, Isle of Skye


Black Guillemot at Neist Point.

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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.

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

22nd Mar 2017

An adult white-tailed eagle flew North along the bottom road in Lower Milovaig at 7:50am

An adult white-tailed eagle flew North along the bottom road in Lower Milovaig at 6pm.

20th Mar 2017

The meadow pipits are starting to return with a group of 5 below the bottom road in Lower Milovaig , mid afternoon

19th Mar 2017

There were four gannets back in Loch Pooltiel for the first time this year.

More recent wildlife sightings