Tirricks and scootie allans herald the return of summer

Check out the Scotland’s Nature blog the first in a series of updates from the SNH wardens on Noss National Nature Reserve. Follow the blog for future updates throughout the season.

Scotland's Nature

Katherine Snell and Craig Nisbet are SNH wardens working on the stunning island of Noss. Part of the Shetland Isles, the reserve is renowned as one of Europe’s finest wildlife sites. Its 180 metre-high sea cliffs come to life in the summer when tens of thousands of seabirds return to nest.  The moorland heart of Noss on the other hand is the stronghold of the skuas.  In the first of a series of regular updates Katherine gives us an insight into the recent sights and sounds on this fascinating National Nature Reserve.

“On the morning of 7th May I was awoken by the familiar shrill cries of Arctic terns, flitting like little scraps of tissue above the white breakers of Noss sound. But only two days ago the only wake up calls were the oystercatchers erratic cries; the terns were still in the final stage of their epic journey from…

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About Craig.Nisbet

Reserve Officer Loch Leven National Nature Reserve Scottish Natural Heritage
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