Saturday, 14 August 2010

Holiday on Mull

White Tailed Sea Eagle - Killechronan

Crossbills in garden most days.

Dark Green Fritillary

Wood Warbler

Red Deer

Red Deer were plentiful this year with good numbers of young

Tree Pipit

This young Tree Pipit was located in the woods in the Aros area. Photo not to good but nice to see anyway.

Willow Warbler.
Plenty of these, seem to be everywhere you look.

Golden Ring Dragonfly
A very common species on the the Island.


Numbers seem to be low on the island this year with only a couple of sightings, this one was just behind the cottage in Glen Forsa.

Lots around at the moment with excellent aerial displays being given.


Willow Warbler (juv)

Scotch Argus.

This Scotch Argus landed on Sylvia's gaitors.


A good year for these.

Visited the south end of the island on one of the better days -weatherwise- a beautiful area.


Located several of these around rocks at Knockvollogan

'The tourists eagle!!'

Redpoll on the feeder at the Loch Frisa Eagle Hide.

Female Hen Harrier around the Loch Frisa hide

Buzzard near Aros Castle

Lots of Common Lizard around the island, this one near the Loch Frisa hide.

Plenty of wheatear around Loch Na Keal

Herd of Fallow deer around Loch Ba.

House Martin on the path around Loch Ba.

Otter at Craignure Pier, also spotted them at Duart Castle and Calgary Bay.

Hooded Crow one of our favourite birds.

Our Mackerel tea caught by ourselves.

Well the holiday came and went in a flash but we had a really relaxing and enjoyable time. Due to the lack of internet connection we could not post any sightings whilst we were there so will post a few photos now we are back. August is definately not the best time to visit Mull, most of the birds seem to be in hiding, well especially where trying to get decent photos are concerned, but we wouldn't go anywhere else.
We did manage to see Dark Green Fritillary butterflies right outside the cottage garden and spotted over 30 species of birds both in and around the garden in Glen Forsa including both Golden and Sea Eagle, Hen Harrier, Merlin, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Raven and heard Barn Owl, Tawny Owl and Nightjar in the woods opposite the cottage. Also our first Grayling sighting on Mull at Knockvologgan beach.

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