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These sightings have been recorded by visitors staying in the cottage or on a guided tour.

 

September Sightings

DateTimeObservation PointDetails
8/9/17 15:15 From the Hide Otter, 15 Mins. Three short sightings.

 

August Sightings

DateTimeObservation PointDetails
26/8/17 09:00 From the Hide Seals [20+], 10 Mins. basking on the near Skerries.



Porpoise, 5 Secs. Behind nearest green bouy.
12:15 from the Hide Shags [20+], 10 Mins. Drying their wings on the outer Skerries
24/8/17 15:50 From the Hide Seals [3], 10 Mins. Difficult to see because of bright water.
23/8/17 09:00 By the Lighthouse Otter, 5 Mins. Feeding in the bay to the right of the walkway.
09:30 From the Hide Gannet.
17/8/17 20:30 From the Hide Otter, 5 Mins. On the rocks to the right of the hide, then swam away.
15/8/17 19:30 From the Cottage Great Skua, 2 Mins. Flying around the front of the cottage.
19:45 From the Hide

Seals [15], 10 Mins. On the Skerries to the right.

14/8/17 18:00 By the Lighthouse Dolphins [10]. 10 Mins. Swimming around the green bouys.
5/8/17 12:00 Path to Cottage Butterfly [2], 2 Mins. Pair of Small Whites.

 

July Sightings

DateTimeObservation PointDetails
31/7/17 20:00 Front of Cottage Otter, 20 Mins. Busy feeding on fish, diving and catching plenty in the bay to the left of the house.
29/7/17 21:00 From the Hide Seals [9], 15 Mins. Basking in the setting sun.
28/7/17 07:10 From the Cottage Otter, 10 Secs. Huge Otter swimming in front of the cottage.

07:40 From the Cottage Porpoise, 10 Secs. Swimming out toward the bridge.
24/7/17 06:40 Front of Cottage Otters [2], 10 Secs. Getting out of water from the bay to left of cottage, disappeared into the rocks.
23/7/17 18:30 From the Cottage Porpoise [2], 5 Mins. Swam past the cottage and out under the bridge.
12/7/17 11:30 From the Hide Butterflies [2], 2 Mins. Pair of Red Admirals fluttered by.
7/7/17 16:00 From the Hide Seals [30], 30 Mins. Includes 3 pups basking on the Skerries.
5/7/17 22:00 Back of Island Seals [17], 30 Mins. 14 Adults and 3 pups.
3/7/17 21:30 Back of Island Otters [2], 20 Mins. Playing and feeding.
2/7/17 10:30 Back of Island Otters [3], 10 Mins. Mother and cubs.
1/7/17 22:30 Back of Island Otters [3], 10 Mins. Mother and cubs, playing and feeding.

 

June Sightings

DateTimeObservation PointDetails
30/6/17 22:00 Front of Cottage Otters [2], 10 Mins.
27/6/17 10:00 Front of Cottage Curlew, 2 Mins.
24/6/17 11:30 Lighthouse path Oystercatchers [2], 10 mins. Very vocal pair on the rocks in the bay by the LH.
23/6/17 09:45 From the Cottage Otters [3], 5 Mins. Mother & cubs, playing in the bay in front of the cottage.

15:30 From the Hide Seals [14], 20 Mins. On the skerries, two swimming.
22/6/17 20:00 Back of Island Pipit [2], 10 Mins. Near the Observation Platform.
20/6/17 14:30 Front of Cottage Siskin [2], 5 Mins. In front of the cottage.

17:00 From the Hide Seals [2], 10 Mins. Love it, Love it, Love it.
18/6/17 10:20 From the Hide Seals [20], >10 Mins. Relaxing on the Skerries.
13/6/17 11:30 From the Hide Seals [10], 5 Mins. Broadford primary, Great Day.


From the Hide Otter, 5 Mins. Ditto.
9/6/17 19:30 From the Hide Twite, 3 Mins. .

19:40 From the hide Various, 15 Mins. Seals, Shags & Guillimots on the Skerries.
7/6/17 10:00 Teko's memorial Butterflies [2], 2 mins. Red Admirals flying near the path.

22:00 From the Hide Otter, 15 Mins. Adult swimming.


From the Hide Seals [2], 15 mins. Two Adults swimming.
3/6/17 10:10 Front of Cottage Otters [2], 10 Mins. Playing & eating eels. Cubs?

 

May Sightings

DateTimeObservation PointDetails
30/5/17 15:10 From the Hide Seals [10], 20 Mins. eight basking & two swimming.
25/5/17 14:00 Lighthouse Bay Otters [2], 10 Mins. Mother & cub splashing in the shallows, then on the rocks.
25/5/14 12:10 From the Hide Seals & Shags [20], 4 Hrs. Kyleakin Nursery, pond dipping with Judith. Great Day.
22/5/17 From the Hide Otter, Briefly.
18/5/17 16:45 From the Hide Otter, 5 Mins. three times, our first week of stay.
16/5/17 08:10 From the Hide Seals [3], 30 Mins. Two basking on rocks, one swimming.

08:30 From the Hide Twite, 1 Min. By right window, my first sighting, singing away.

 

April Sightings

DateTimeObservation PointDetails
29/4/17 09:00 From The Hide Otter, 10 Mins. Swam from the Skerries toward the island.
22/4/17 09:00 To Left of Cottage Otters [3], 30+ Mins. Swimming & feeding.
AM From the Hide Seal, 5 Mins.
20/4/17 11:30 From the Hide Seals [4], 10 Mins. 1 in the water, rest on rocks - sleeping.
20:00 Bay at end of island Seals [2], 10 Mins. Playing and Jumping in the water.
Herons [2], 10 Mins.
19/4/17 20:15 From the Hide Seals [18], 10 Mins. Sleeping on the Skerries.
18/4/17 15:30 From the Hide Seals [5], 30 Mins. All sleeping on the Skerries.
20:00 Bay below Hide Otter, 5 Mins. Swimming & catching fish.
3/4/17 15:45 From the Hide Red breasted merganser [5], 10 Mins. Flew in front of the hide and landed in the water.

 

March & February Sightings

DateTimeObservation PointDetails
23/3/17 16:00 From the Hide Otters [2], 30 Mins. Feeding then returned to shore.
13:50 From the Hide Shags [12], 30 Mins. On Far Skerries, sunning themselves.
13:15 From the Hide Black backed Gulls [2], 30 Mins. On High rock above waterline. Possibly nesting?.
Seals [24], 30 Mins. On various Skerries and in the water.
18/3/17 11:30 From the Hide Shags [10], 5 Mins. On the far Skerries.
12/2/17 12:40 From the Hide Herons [3], 10 Mins. By the water near hide and rock.