Wildlife

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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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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Garden Wildlife

Over the last week I have made more of an effort to take my camera out when taking the dogs for their morning walk.

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Some of this winters birds

I don’t seem to have found time this winter to spend much time photographing the local birdlife. Hopefully I’ll be able to find some more time with the camera over the coming weeks as we start to see more bird activity around the garden.

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Magical Mull

At the start of November 2020, we spent 7 days exploring the island of Mull off the West Coast of Scotland.

Mull ticks all the boxes; Majestic mountains, rugged coastlines, Lochs, sandy beaches and the chance to see a wide variety of wildlife at every turn.

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April 2020 Garden Wildlife

As with the rest of the country, we have been in lock down due to the Corona Virus pandemic throughout April. We are, however, extremely fortunate to live in a rural area and have a large garden and field to get out and about in. April continued be to largely dry with some stunning cloud free days giving amply opportunity to watch the wildlife that we have on our doorstep.

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March 2020

RSPB Fowlsheugh

It had been about 15 years since I last visited Fowlheugh. The reserve was far larger than I remembered with large numbers of Razorbills and Guillemots, with smaller groups of Kittiwakes, Herring Gulls, Fulmars and Puffins. Having only ever seen Puffins from a distance before, it was a real treat to be able to see them close to.

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Butterflies, Moths and Damselflies

Some of the insects spotted around our garden.

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