I am visiting the Isle of Skye in Scotland with some of my human friends. Yesterday, we went out on a boat to see what wildlife we could see living around the sea.
There are lots of different types of sea birds that build their nests on the cliffs. They catch fish from the sea to feed their chicks. My favourite birds that we saw were gannets, black guillemots, kittiwakes, razorbills and shags.
There aren’t as many kittiwakes or shags in the UK as there used to be, because they don’t have enough fish to eat. They eat a type of fish called a sand eel, but humans have been catching so many that there are not enough for the birds.
Thankfully, people noticed that the birds were finding it hard to find enough food to feed their chicks, so they stopped catching sand eels near where the birds live. Hopefully, the numbers of sand eels and birds will soon start to recover!
Here are some photos of the birds I saw.