July 2021

Relaxing on Mull

Whilst Agnes was paddleboarding around the Mull coastline, the Dogs and Myself went exploring some of the coastal paths and take in the views including Carsaig with it’s impressive volcanic cliffs with columnar basalt layers to secluded Croggan beach. In addition several evenings sitting beside Loch Na Keal¬† & Loch Scridain allowed some time to watch and photograph some of the local bird life.

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Paddleboarding on Mull

Mull has fantastic coastal scenery with crystal clear water. Combined with the fine weather we had during our recent visit this produced some spectacular paddleboarding opportunities.

Who shall have a fishy?

Having spent many hours scouring the Mull shoreline for the chance sighting of an Otter last week we had some fantastic luck on our last afternoon. We saw the Otter enter the water about 50 metres away and after a short period of diving and surfacing with small items of prey, which it ate on the surface, it dove and resurfaced with a much larger fish that it then brought to shore to eat.

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June’s garden birdlife

This time of year the trees and hedges around the garden are full of fledglings and the constant to and fro of their parents with mouthfuls of insects and worms.

We have had more Collared Doves than recent years and have seen several Juveniles that are not yet wary of their human companions in the garden and will remain as they are passed by by only a couple of metres.

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