Category: Mike’s Mullings

3rd June

3rd June  Working at Carsaig today I glanced up to see these two white tailed eagles enjoying the breeze and the warm sun. they stayed with me for about 10 minutes before disappearing upwards with effortless ease. The tour on Tuesday went well despite the weather with good sightings of otter, hen harrier, cuckoo and […]

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SUPER SUNDAY

  SUPER SUNDAY 31st May Fantastic wildlife tour today with our guests who are staying at Dungallen we saw an otter early in the day which is always a good start. Then at our first coffee stop we set up two scopes, in one you could see a short eared owl and in the other […]

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THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS!

THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS ! A list of what went wrong, Blackbird nested in the wood pile so no log fires for a while. My wheelbarrow gave up and fell apart. The tumble dryer stopped working. The carpet fitters laying the last carpet put a nail into the water pipe so we had […]

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WE HAVE OPENED THE SELF CATERING AND ARE DOING WILDLIFE TOURS

Short eared owl in the afternoon sun. WE ARE OPEN The last couple of weeks have been a blur of working late every night finishing off the self catering, Jacqui has painted every wall of the cottage at least 3 times while I’ve been out working (honest).  So Dungallen is open and taking bookings remember Mull is […]

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HOME WORK

HOME WORK! 26th April While we were out doing our home work today at one of our stops we saw red deer, male and female hen harrier, a buzzard and a short-eared owl having a dispute over food. Also seen were geese, wheatear, swallow and a quick fly past by a greater spotted woodpecker, all this with […]

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Barn owls in the garden 17th April. 9.30pm. We have just been watching two barn owls hunting in the field behind Dungallen, one of the owls is roosting about two metres behind our veg patch. A big thanks to Sue and Steve our friends who stayed this week (Steve spotted the Mull Badger!) we had a […]

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 15th April Found my first slow worm of the  year today while gardening at Torloisk, then on the drive home I spotted a hen harrier,2 golden eagles and 2 ravens looking for an easy meal in a field full of new born lambs, I’ll say no more.

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SAND MARTINS RETURN While working at Killiechronan today I looked up just in time to see a flock of sand martins passing by, another sign of summer? lets hope so. Back at Dungallen while having coffee in the garden Jacqui and I were treated to goldfinch, siskin, chaffinch, sparrow and greenfinch all on the feeders. […]

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A GRAND DAY OUT

A GRAND DAY OUT    We set off early this morning for the four hour trip to Oban where we found a beautiful day, a change from the thick mist we had travelled up in. On arrival at Dungallen we started work, Jacqui painting and me cutting the grass, getting ready for our first guests […]

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NORTHERN LIGHTS!!! Time. 12 midnight we have just spent the last 1 hour 30 minutes standing on the  shore at Salen bay (5 mins from Dungallen) watching the Northern lights. Fantastic curtains of light and waves of pulsating light spreading across a star lit sky, this was a first for me and a first Mull […]

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