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

 

November Sightings

DateTimeObservation PointDetails
1/11/16 13:30 From the Hide Seals [5], 30 Mins. Hauled out on the Skerries, 3 adults & 2 pups.

 

October Sightings

DateTimeObservation PointDetails
9/10/16 17:30 From the Hide

Seals [12+], 30 Mins +. Hauled out 3 rocks back.

7/10/16 17:50 From the Hide Seals [12], 30 Mins +. Hauled up 3 rocks back.
2/10/16 16:30 Near the Hide Otter, 15 Mins. Diving near buoy, eating on single rock.
1/10/16 07:45 From the Hide Seals [2], 15 Mins. To the far right of the Hide.



Otter, 10 Mins. To the far right of the Hide.

10:30 From the Hide Shag, 5 mins. Swimming and fishing by the large Skerry.

 

September Sightings

DateTimeObservation PointDetails
30/9/16 07:00 From the Hide Seal, 15 Mins. In the water by the rocks.
11:30 Near the Hide Otters [3], 15 Mins. Swimming & diving behind the Skerries.
28/9/16 08:30 From the Cottage Heron, 30 Mins. To the left of the Cottage.
09:00 From the Hide Seal, 20 Mins.Between the rocks.
26/9/16 10:00 From the Cottage Otter, 10 Mins. To the left of the Cottage.
25/9/16 08:45 From the Hide Seals [2], 20 Mins. Lookout to left of Hide.
Gannets [5], 20 Mins. Lookout to left of Hide.
Cormorant, 20 Mins. Lookout to left of Hide.

13:00 Left of Cottage Heron, 2 Mins.
23/9/16 11:15 From the Hide Seals [2], 10 Mins. On the rocks.
20/9/16 19:40 From the Hide Seals [5], 10 Mins. On the rocks - various.
18/9/16 13:45 From the Hide Seals [3], 5 Mins. Bigger set of rocks, our first seals!!
17/9/16 11:40 From the Hide Shags [10], 5 Mins. Drying wings on far Skerry
Seals [6], 5 Mins. On the middle Skerry.
10/9/16 10:30 From the Hide Seals [5], 5 Mins. Just a few lonely ones one the middle Skerry.
15:30 Front of House Otter, 10 Mins. Guest just arrived and spotted on straight away.
8/9/16 16:00 From the Hide Otters [2], I saw small heads playing, they were producing white water near the central Skerry.
7/9/16 15:30 From the Hide Seals [15-20], Ages. Totally motionless; Absolute calm sea.

 

August Sightings

DateTimeObservation PointDetails
24/8/16 22:00 From the Hide Seals [3], 20 Mins. Seeing in the night.
23/8/16 07:00 From the Hide Seals [lots], Ages. Being a typical seal.
22:00 From the Hide Seal, 10 Mins. Resting on the rocks.
21/8/16 18:00 From the Hide Gannets/Seals. 30 Mins. Basking on rocks.
20/8/16 12:10 From the Hide Seals [10+], 5 Mins. Sunbathing on the Skerries.
Shags [20], 5 Mins. Drying wings on the far Skerries.
19:00 From the Hide Seals [7] 20 Mins. Chilling on rocks in the rain.
17/8/16 18:55 Near Lighthouse Otter, 2 Mins. Head bobbing in water, checking coast between LH and boat ramp. Saw me and left.
16/8/16 14:45 From the Hide Seals [17], Ages. Sunning themselves, very warm day.
18:30 Bridge by Kyle Otter, Seen swimming close to shore before disappearing.
15/8/16
Around the island Seals, Gulls, Oyster Catchers. Regular sightings during the week.
14/8/16 17:56 From the Hide Seals [3], Ages. You have to look closely.
12/8/16 15:30 From the Hide Seals [7], 10 Mins. Lying and sleeping.
10/8/16 15:10 From the Hide Seals [14], Ages. Dozing, chilling out.
9/8/16 11:00 From the Hide Seals [50], Ages.
8/8/16 17:15 From the Hide Seals [48], Ages.
7/8/16 12:15 From the Hide Seals [20], Ages.
6/8/16 05:10 From the Hide Seals [3], 10 Mins. Easy to see.
05:40 From the Hide Otter, 5 Mins. On the little island opposite the hide.

06:35 Lighthouse Path Otter, 5 Mins. Diving, eating on rocks near headland. Swam under Bridge.
12:00 From the Hide Seals [20+], 5 Mins. Adults & pups basking on the Skerries.
Shags [10], 5 Mins. Drying wings on the far Skerry.
3/8/16 07:30 From the Cottage Otter, 10 Secs. Swimming round the headland then diving toward shore.
15:00 Lighthouse Path Dolphins [5+], 10 Mins. Swimming under the Bridge toward Kyleakin.

 

July Sightings

DateTimeObservation PointDetails
28/7/16 15:30 From the Hide Seals [7], 10 Mins. Basking on the rocks.
26/7/16 14:30 From the Hide Seals [20], 30 Mins. Lazing about on the middle & near Skerries.
Shags [10], 30 Mins. Drying their wings on the far Skerries.
23/7/16 10:40 From the Hide Shags [15], 10 Mins. Drying their wings on the far Skerries.
Seals [20], 10 Mins. Lazing about on the middle Skerries.
22/7/16 14:30 Lighthouse Otter, 20 Mins. Divinf among seaweed, eating catch and just floating.
16/7/13 21:00 From the Hide Sea Eagle, 5 Mins. Too far away to be certain but a very big bird.
15/7/16 20:00 Left of Cottage Otter, 15 Mins. Large (Dog Otter) hunting close to shore in the cove.
13/7/16 20:00 Front of Cottage Gannet, 15 Mins. Flying and circling along Lochalsh.
10/7/16 11:00 From the Hide Otter, 10 Secs. Diving into the wake of the trip boat.
21:00 Lighthouse walkway Otter, 15 Mins. Near the bouy, swimming diving & eating. Very leisurely.
9/7/16 19:00 Near Lighthouse Moon Jellyfish [20], 30 Mins.
10:30 From the Hide Seals [8], 1 Hr. basking on the Skerries to the right of the hide.

 

June Sightings

DateTimeObservation PointDetails
18/6/16 14;30 From the Hide Seals [6], 5 Mins. Basking on the middle Skerry.
14:10 Front of Cottage

Seal, 5 Mins. Diving and swimming in the bay

11/6/16 11:15 From the Hide Seals [6], 10 Mins. Basking on and swimming between the Skerries.
6/6/16 09:45 Front of Cottage Seal, 10 Mins. Swimming along the shoreline.
2/6/16 07:15 Front of Cottage Otter, 20 Mins. Diving, caught fish then brought it ashore.

09:00 Toward the Bridge Otter, 1 Min. Swimming toward the Bridge.
1/6/16 07:30 Front of Cottage Otter, 20 Mins. Diving, caught a huge fish and brought it ashore.

07:40 Front of Cottage Dolphins [2], 5 Mins. Swimming toward Bridge, leaping.

 

May Sightings

DateTimeObservation PointDetails
31/5/16 09:00 Front of Cottage Otter, 10 Mins. Swimming & diving.

21:30 Front of Cottage Otter, 5 Mins. Swimming & diving.
30/5/16 07:30 East Bay Otter, 15 Mins. Swimming & diving.

11:00 From The Hide Seals [20+], 1 Hr. Swimming & diving.

17:00 Front of Cottage Dolphins [2], 2 Mins. Leaping & diving.
29/5/16 10:00 Front of Cottage Otter, 10 Secs. Heard sound like barking, later heard same sound when an otter caught a fish.
27/5/16 13:45 Cottage Otters [2], 10 Mins. Male & female diving & fishing some way out, then returned closer to shore.
15:45 North Bay Otter, 15 Mins. Diving.
From the Hide Otter, 1 Min. Back of the green buoy.
22:30 North Bay Otter, 1 Min. Large one, near the causeway.
26/5/16 21:15 From the Hide Otters [3], 30 Mins. Mother and cubs around large Skerry.
25/5/16 21:15 From the Hide Otters [3], 30 Mins. 2 cubs near large skerry, 1 further out toward Erbusaig.
23/5/16 11:30 Front of Cottage Small White Butterfly, 20 Secs.
14:30 From the Hide Seals [40], 30 Mins. Mainly common harbour seals.
22/5/16 10:00 Front of Cottage Small White Butterfly, 20 Secs.
15:00 From the Hide Seals [20], 30 Mins. Between the island and the Skerries.
19/5/16 15:00 From the Hide Seals [10], 20 Mins.
9/5/16 09:30 Path to Cottage Twite, 20 Secs.
14:00 From the Hide Rock Pippit [2], 30 Secs. .
15:00 From the Hide Otter, 15 Min.
16:00 Path to Cottage Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly, 20 Secs.
20:00 From the Hide Otters [2], 10 Mins.
21:00 Lighthouse Otter, 10 Mins.

 

April Sightings

DateTimeObservation PointDetails
16/4/16 12:00 From The Hide Shags [15], 5 Mins. On the outer Skerries.



Guillimots [2], 5 Mins. Between the island and the Skerries.

 

January Sightings

DateTimeObservation PointDetails
2/1/16 11:00 From The Cottage Eider Ducks [100+], Hours. Rafting down the kyle, the flying back up the kyle, running on water & rafting again.

15:35 From The Hide Otter, 20 Mins. Fishing between the Skerries, finally swimming toward Eilean Bàn.

13:55 From The Hide Otters [3], 10 Mins. Watched the mother for a while feeding herself, then brought the cubs out to feed.