Rathlin Wildlife.     Rathlin Island is a haven for a variety of wild life especially the thousands of sea birds that arrive each spring.  Arriving at the end of March are thousands of Guillemots, Razorbills, Kittiwake, Fulmar and Puffins.  A pair of Great Skua have taken to Rathlin and return each year.  In addition to the large seabird colony on Rathlin there are Wheatears, Willow and Sedge Warblers, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Reed Buntings and Stonechat.  Ravens patrol the sea cliffs harassing the Guillemots and stealing their eggs.  Raptors to be found include Buzzard, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Merlin, and Long-eared Owl.  Occasionally visitors such as Hen Harrier, Golden Eagle, Sea Eagle and Osprey are seen.  Rarities to land on Rathlin include Cattle Egret, Red-eyed Vireo, Black Stork and Melodious Warbler. Rathlin also has its own unique Hare that is Golden in colour with Blue eyes.  The grass and heathland are covered in wild flowers.  To find out more of what Rathlin has to offer click on the link to Rathlin Island Sticky Beak by Hazel Watson and Ricky Else.  https://rathlinstickybeak.wordpress.com/2021/02/13/rathlin-bird-report-2020/

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Latitude / Longitude: 55.255323703901, -6.2766119531858