Category: Adventures

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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Snoozing otters

20th May, The rain cleared and the sun shone. Highlights of the day for me has to be, the golden eagle flying with the sun picking out the lovely colour of its feathers  dropping close to the erie letting my guests get a great view. The dipper dipping and displaying its fantastic skill feeding under water. And […]

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Rain didn`t stop play

19th May It started wet, got wetter then horizontal rain with intermittent showers. we wondered what the day would bring as visibility was poor. Not to be deterred our first stop gave us an otter fishing, great spot by one of our guests.  we watched the otter catch a big crab and take it onto […]

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Which way to look?

18th May 2016 Our tour today started with ringed plover, golden plover,white tailed eagle, dunlin, common gull, and common seals. not to bad for our first stop. Our comfort break at our house and a treat of redpoll,  siskin, and house sparrows on our feeders. Coffee time on loch na keal was very fruitful as […]

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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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From drumming snipe to nesting eagles

8 th May boot and bus tour. What a great tour today, lots to see on a warm day. Setting off this morning with two white tailed eagles in a tree near their nest, Arctic terns and a lovely ringed plover close by. Our tea break had us enjoying two snipe in the sky, making […]

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Eagle day

Thursday 5/5.boot and bus tour. We had sunshine all day today, would have been really warm without the high winds. Saying that we had the wonderful sight of a sky dancing female hen harrier. It seemed to be just enjoying the day swooping up and down using the elements. We also watched a female hen harrier […]

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First tour tales

Here goes, the first of many. 2/5/16 Today`s tour saw 4 seasons in one day. Between showers we had a great view of a white tailed eagle flying close started our day. with scurrying ringed and golden plover together  a few feet away. Lots of feathered summer visitors around now with large numbers of meadow […]

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