February,

Some snow on the hills and the rain and hail keeps coming.

Our usual favorite animals and birds are about. The Island is quiet for visitors, I guess the weather is having an impact. Hazel catkins are starting to drop and green shoots showing on the plants. The birch trees are looking a lovely deep burgandy colour. 

Mike and I take chances to go out when we can, as soon as the sun comes out we are off out and about. We took a trip over to the Black Isle with the Mull bird group at the start of the month. We had a wet trip across but the sun came out and we had three lovely days. Bottle nosed dolphins, Pine Martin, lots and lots of Waders, hen Harrier male and female, skylarks, Red kite and much more. Great company and great food. 

Again the storms raged. Quite exiting for us. not so much for others on the mainland suffering with the floods. It always amazes me just how resiliant the wildlife is. As soon as it calms down everthing just carries on. Skylarks are appearing and starting to display, otters still fishing and even the smallest birds are starting to sing. Lots of seals around and the red deer are down from the hills.

A trip to Croggan was brilliant, while watching two otters Mike spotted a White tailed sea Eagle, then another. As we watched two Golden eagles came in to see them off. Spectacular.

 

 

 

 

Moody skies and rays of sunshine. our very beautiful island.

Other things going on; Mull bird club has been putting up barn owl boxes around Mull. As well as providing bird box kits for Children to put together at Loch Don School. They will be put up around Ardura woods. homes for the little birds such as Blue and Great tits and Red start.