Category: Tour Tales

31st July

Well thats July over, and what a month. Its hard to pick any particular moment there have been so many. I suppose one of the highlights for me has to be seeing the golden eagle chick growing from a little white head peeping out occasionally to a fully grown eagle, well still calling with a […]

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Friday 29th July (its behind you)

On the road to our walk and red deer in the field. Then Golden eagle flying over the mountain while on our walk. Lots of dragon and damselflies in the sun. Back to the bus and off in search of otters on the loch. First stop and non showing, next stop and we spent some […]

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Thursday 28th July

Very enjoyable walk today, 3 golden eagles on the mountain tops, they very obligingly flew for us. Dragonflies dancing along side us and gold crest high in the trees. The children had the first box ticked on the spotters challenge. A peaceful cuppa and a low flying osprey. then we made a move to look […]

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Wednesday 27th July

What a day, We started with common seals,great northern diver, bar tailed godwit, curlew, heron, gannets and oystercatchers. Then off to look for otters. Great spot by one of of the guests a golden eagle on a hill. great view through the scope. I haven`t mentioned is the rain, lots of it. Still the otter […]

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Tuesday 26th July

Lovely walk today in the remains of a collapsed volcano, quiet for wildlife but the views were gorgeous. Our timing was perfect as we headed back to the minibus just before a heavy shower. Cuppa, and two distant white tailed eagles sitting in a tree. Canada geese and meadow pipits close by. Moving on and […]

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Sunday 24th July

July is a very quiet time for birds especially the small ones. They have finished breeding and are going through the moult and exhausted with feeding chicks I would think. The eagles are on the point of their chicks fledging and some of the birds that have been away breeding have started to return. Today […]

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Friday 22 July

Short tour today and the pressure was on to find the big 5 plus common seals!!! We headed off to look for the white tailed eagle and nest. There it was on the top of the tree with two chicks trying their wings in the nest. 1 down 4 to go. Lots of activity on […]

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Wednesday 20th July

I think I may have mentioned the weather changes quickly here. Today was a complete contrast to yesterday. very misty and drizzly in the morning, low cloud in the afternoon. Our day started with a white tailed eagle. Looking a little damp sat in its tree. The chicks could just be seen in the nest they […]

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Tuesday 19th July

Mull weather changes very quickly and the today was very sunny and hot,glorious views across the sound of Mull to the mountains. A flat calm sea reflecting the geese as they swam in a line across the bay. At our first stop of the day we enjoyed watching common seals lolling around on the rocks, they […]

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Monday 18th July

Day off today for a special birthday. My friend Joan had arrived yesterday completely unexpected by me, lovely surprise. Our day started lazily, and of course we wanted to go out wildlife spotting. The weather was very wet and misty as we headed out to Dervaig for a north run. We had a really great […]

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