The ‘Sea Swallow’ by Tobias

One day I was surfing at Belhaven beach. I had just caught a wave and was paddling back out for another wave. I glanced at my Mum and sister to see where they were, and my Mum pointed up to the sky. At first, I saw nothing but clouds until I heard a shriek and…

Autumn and migration, by Mark

With summer drawn to a close and Autumn well underway, many birds which stayed for the summer months have migrated back to their wintering ranges. However, we are currently in the midst of the Autumn migration where thousands of birds flock to the country. At the moment, huge flocks of Pink footed geese fly across…

Seabirds in Malta, by Chris

Malta is an archipelago in the middle of the Mediterranean. The archipelago is made from a number of islands, with Malta and Gozo being the two main islands. The island has a population of 40,000 people and is steeped in history, with many kingdoms and empires declaring Malta as their own. Only three seabird species…

Nature photography by Thomas

I recently went snorkling with my Dad near Canty Bay. We weren’t expecting much but we ended up seeing seals. We are lucky enough to own a GoPro which I took with us. Unluckily I didn’t press record or get a picture. Most of the time we take pictures to remind us of happy and…

Hi! I’m Ritchie!

I want to be a Young Seabird Ambassador because I love ocean life and live next to the Seabird Centre which is one of my favourite places to visit. I am interested in all types of sharks and seabirds. My favourite seabird is a puffin and my favourite shark is a whale shark. They can…

After the Storm by Tobias

For three days in March this year, North Berwick was hit by freezing winds coming from Siberia, a lot of debris washed up on the shore. As a result, lots of seabirds took the opportunity to eat the small sea creatures and seeds from the dunes which had washed up on the beach. There were…

Hi, I’m Mark

I would like to become a young Seabird Ambassador as I firmly believe that our coasts require more protections from the government and that the most effective way to achieve this is to spread the message of conservation through the younger generation. I am also excited about the prospect of meeting more passionate wildlife enthusiasts…

Hi, I’m Thomas

Hi, my name is Thomas and I have really enjoyed the Wildlife Club at the Seabird Centre. I’m sorry to leave this year but I am keen to be a Young Seabird Ambassador as I would like to carry on learning and  pass information to others. I have been going to the Seabird Centre since…

Hi, I’m Tobias

I applied to be a Seabird Junior Ambassador because I love nature and I want to become a marine biologist when I am older. I also think people should care about nature more and not littering. I am very interested in birds, I mainly want to photograph and film birds because I find it fascinating…

Plight of the Puffins by Chris

Puffins are one of the most iconic birds around the world! You find Puffin statues in airports to morning cereals called Puffins (yes, it’s an actual thing and no Puffins are harmed in the making of the cereal 😉) Few realise that this iconic bird is declining very fast and if nothing is done we…