Glendale, Skye - Tourist Guide

Glendale Tourist Guide

Saturday June 22nd, 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

22nd Jun 2024

There was a singing male grasshopper warbler in the Estate woodland near Lephin at 7:30am.

21st Jun 2024

A pair of barn owls were seen carrying prey at a location on the Glendale Estate at 10:30pm (Lynden Schofield).

20th Jun 2024


Magpie - Waterstein (Ruben Vermeer)
June 2024

The magpie was still visiting gardens at Waterstein (Ruben Vermeer).

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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