The north west coast of Skye is a haven for birds. Gannets, Sea Eagles, Fulmars and Cormorants make it an ideal spot for bird enthusiasts. Not to be outdone, during the summer months pods of Dolphins and Basking Sharks are often seen on the coast of Skye. The local seals are very friendly and playful and can often be spotted basking on the rocks. The occasional Minke Whale and even Orca’s have been known to make an appearance.
Eagles - Fun Facts!Golden or Sea Eagle?
Sea Eagle (White tailed) has a starkly rectangular shape when flying - generally larger than the Golden eagle.
Golden eagles - also impressive but wings are not so 'plank-like' and are less broad.
Seals - Fun Facts!Grey and common seals do not breed at the same time of year. Grey seals main breeding period is in mid September with pups being born until December.
Common seals are earlier! Breeding begins in June and most calves being born end of June and beginning of July.
Dolphins - Fun Facts!Bottle nose dolphins have personalised call-signs that seem to be used to identify that individual within a group and it’s possible that common dolphins could also do this.