We have just returned from our annual visit to Mull. The weather was mainly good with more sunny days than rainy and then it was usually just heavy showers and it was amazing how you could find somewhere on the island that was better weather then elsewhere. The worst day was when we had hired bikes to ride along Loch Frisa and 20 mins into the journey the heavens opened and we got absolutely soaked for about 20 mins and then the rain stopped and it was fine for the rest of the day, typical!! We did however remove the by now ten ton fleece tops and carried on regardless and actually enjoyed the ride. We saw all the usual birds however the most noticable sightings this time were the amount of Hen Harriers we had and the number of sites we saw them on a regular basis. We also saw a Knot which was quite unusual there and at least 7 Black Tailed Godwit. We also had the best photo opportunity for Sea Eagle this time whilst out walking near the coast. All in all a very enjoyable time once again.
View from our cottage Window looking up the Sound of Mull where we stayed the second week and then the view from our garden of the cottage we stayed in the first week.
A Warbler at Craignure
Oystercatchers on the shore
Ravens near Duart Castle
Hen Harriers were everywhere but getting a decent picture was easier said than done.
The day we went to Iona it was like being in the Med. it was beautiful.
It was good to find some Black Tailed Godwits and a Whimbrel.