Category: Adventures

Wednesday 8th June

Misty day today, gorgeous with the sun coming through and the mist rising and falling. Our day started with low expectations as visibility was poor. An otter was swimming off the shore in the mist. hard to see but the mist kept rising giving us glimpses of it fishing. The mist lifted and our day […]

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Tuesday June 7th

Yesterday was a day at home catching up on making biscuits and cakes for the tours. The heat was intense and I was baking in my kitchen both cakes and heat. Still. a good days work and a freezer filled while watching the siskins and red poll on the feeders outside the kitchen widow. Todays […]

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Sunday June 5th

With the exceptional weather over the last few weeks all the wildflowers are coming up everywhere. The sea is warming and the first swim of 2016 was very enjoyable. Mike and I took the tour today and what a great day we had. The day began with a couple of stops on the sound of […]

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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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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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