Isle of Mull 2018

We had a trip to Isle of Mull in July and booked a day guided tour on our first day with Discover Mull Wild Life Tours.  When we was waiting for the ferry I had my first view of Hooded Crow.  I wanted to see my first Eagle during the holiday.

On the Tour there was persistent drizzle all day, but still managed to see 55 bird species and 4 mammals during the day.  The highlights Hen Harrier fly in front of us, Whinchat and a Dipper feeding on a river.  We had both types of Seal, Common and Grey.  There were good views of Fallow Deer feeding on grass.   The weather meant that we could not see too far in the distance so Eagles where hard to find.  We did see a Juvenile White Tailed Eagle on a nest, a good end to the day.

We had a boat trip to Staffa and Lunga to see Puffins, which were so close. There was Black Guillemot, Fulmer, Guillemot, Shag and a surprise Wheatear hopping round on some rocks. There were some dolphins that came right up to the boat and swimming with us.

We did manage to see a Golden Eagle and had a White Tailed Eagle fly over our heads, which was really exciting to see.

On the way back we stopped at the Lake District and went to RSPB Leighton Moss and managed to feed some Pheasants and a Robin.  I was also taking photos of several birds on a feeder including Great & Marsh Tits and a Nuthatch.

Had a great time away and saw some great birds, below are some of the pictures that I took.

 

 

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