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

24th Jun 2017

There is still a single late cuckoo calling at Lephin.

20th Jun 2017

There was a juvenile white-tailed eagle tumbling, as it was mobbed by gulls, over the white beach at Lower Milovaig at 7pm before heading over to Feriniquarrie.

5th Jun 2017

Wheatears around the Milovaig loop have all fledged their first brood this week.

More recent wildlife sightings