Last Wednesday while sitting in the van eating my lunch parked some 300ft above the sea with great views over both sea and the cliffs opposite I spotted two white tailed eagles flying towards me. As they came overhead they were joined by two more white tails and all four spent the next five minutes giving me a great flying display as they played in the wind above the cliffs behind me.
Anyway back to my sandwiches (I’d nearly run out of chewing time) no sooner had I started eating again when I spotted movement on the clifftop opposite. On closer inspection with the binoculars it turned out to be a male and female hen harrier hunting the bracken clad slopes. By now it was time to start work again and as I walked up the hill a pair of golden eagles put in a brief appearance high up in the now darkening sky. Not a bad lunch break.
The young otter in the photo was spotted by Tim one of our guests on the tour on Saturday feeding in very rough conditions on loch scridain.