Author: Mike Murphy

End of January Mull wildlife count

We had a very good day for our count, unofficial and just an interesting thing to do. We should see changes as the migration happens and Spring comes in. Its also going to be interesting as the years go by and what changes will happen each month. Our rules are to count everything, Mammals and […]

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Signs of Spring,

January always seems a long month, this year has been different for us as its flown by. Perhaps because the weather has been frosty and snowy. It’s been great a real winter rather than wet and dreary.        You may have already picked up that we have made the difficult decision to stop doing the […]

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Rainbow month

I just love this time of year, the skies are moody and the rainbows are beautiful. We have seen clear nights with the Milky Way over our house. I have downloaded an app to learn about the stars. its works well although it took me a while to realise that I needed to set our […]

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Into Autumn

Almost at the end of September already, We have had some gorgeous weather with frost at the weekend. Clear nights and the milky way right above the house. The Aurora alerts are coming in with a red alert last night and it was cloudy! We are into the deer rutting season and boy has it […]

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A dolphin day

We watched the forecast all week hopeing to get out on our wee boat Sunday, It was perfect. We set off early with all we needed to stay out a while, The sea was so blue as was the sky and very calm. Coming out of the harbour we were watching common seals lying around […]

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Family time,

We are already through August and it was a family month as we had Our Children partners and Grandchildren staying over 2 seperate weeks. We had a lovely time taking walks, playing on beaches, including a swim, and boat trips. We have a small shared boat and have managed some lovely days out both fishing […]

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Enjoying Mull,

How can we not enjoy Mull, dispite a very wet July. Mike has made good use of his weather gauge this month, as I type it`s pouring down. Saying that we have had some sunshine and things are really growing in the garden. The sparrows have trimmed the tops of the peas and broad beans […]

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Into July

As the Island opens up for visitors we are looking forward to starting a very delayed season. The last month has been quite different for us with no tours or self catering running. Mike has been doing more gardening so I have been helping him, getting fit and suntaned. We have just made a very […]

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Flaming June

And boy is it warm, great for all the baby birds and the lambs. We have a lovely breeze keeping the wee Midge at bay. The garden is looking lovely and the trees have finally come into leaf. Our nightly garden watch is through a window now, as the midgies come out about 10.30pm when […]

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Spring is sprung

Spring is just a special time, so much going on out there in the wild. A little gem of normality in this uncertain time. We have been highly entertained with all the nesting birds in the garden. Young sparrows flying round in gangs and open mouths waiting for mum and dad. There has been a […]

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