Category: Mike’s Mullings

28th December

28th December Great walk at Croggan today we were out for three hours and in that short time we saw otter, male and female hen harrier, golden eagle briefly over the mountain and a good selection of shore birds but what made our day was a hunting white tailed eagle. As we enjoyed our coffee and […]

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DAY OFF 17th September We had a day off today (first for a long, long time) and had a day out with friends on a Sealife Surveys trip to the Isle of Coll and what a grand day out it was. Within ten minutes we were watching a close otter feeding in the kelp, while above […]

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Tuesday 2nd August

Our first tour of August and a white tailed eagle day. Our first was close to home, as we drove onto the side of the loch the geese lifted and a a white tailed eagle went right through the flock. very fast and low. Two more flying high over the hills. we kept watching and […]

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2nd JULY

SHOPPING TRIP 2nd July We went to  Oban yesterday to pick some things up for the house, now normally a trip to the shops is not what I like to do but here on Mull its different, its a day out. On the drive from Salen to the ferry we saw red deer grazing on […]

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14th June.

LOCH SIDE LUNCH BREAK I HAD BEEN WORKING HARD ALL MORNING AND DECIDED TO HAVE MY LUNCH AT LOCH NA KEAL. PULLING IN AT ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SPOTS I SCANNED THE SKERRIES OUT IN THE LOCH, NOTHING SHOWING. I SCANNED THE SHORE LINE EITHER SIDE OF ME STILL NOTHING APART FROM THE EVER PRESENT […]

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Sunday May 22nd

Boot and bus tour today with both Jacqui and Mike. The day began with really  clear view of a white tailed eagle sitting in a tree close to its nest, an early otter fishing then snoozing, Mid morning stop and golden eagle sitting on a ledge giving us fantastic views as it crossed the hillside […]

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25th MAY.

Plenty of cuckoo’s around at the moment which is a real treat, three years ago in Cumbria where we used to live I only heard one cuckoo call on one day. Here they start calling very early in the morning and the latest I’ve heard calling was 10.30pm ( yes still light) in the field behind Dungallen. […]

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If you go down to the woods today. 21st May

    This giant rabbit keeping watch above the tree tops was spotted by Jacqui on one of the tours last week. We asked our local rabbit expert Mr McGregor who seemed to think that it was an American rabbit flown in to give some protection to the local rabbits who are fed up of being […]

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Fast and Furious

FAST AND FURIOUS 15th May. Nature has woken up this week with high temperatures sparking a surge of activity across the island. Bluebells showing in the woods sunbathing slow worms, one of which lived up to its name as I passed a buzzard sat on a wall with a slow worm hanging like a Mexicans moustache from […]

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FOUR SEASONS IN ONE WEEK

FOUR SEASONS IN ONE WEEK. 1st May An interesting week starting with last Sundays tour where in bright but cool conditions we were in Glen More looking for eagles with Karen and Margaret who were staying at Dungallen. While we waited we watched pond skaters skimming over the surface of a small stream and tried to locate a […]

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