Day Three Isle of Mull Scotland March 2018

Otter Isle of Mull March 2018 1

We enjoyed wonderful views of an otter in the sunshine.

We awoke to the most spectacular day, not a cloud in the sky and a calm sea. We enjoyed a super breakfast, watching Bullfinches from the restaurant window with snow capped mountains beyound. Today we headed south-west on the Isle of Mull under blue skies with warm sunshine though the air was still cold. The wildlife we enjoyed was just breath-taking! Golden Eagles and White-tailed Eagles soaring in the sunshine, one of the Golden Eagles landed in full view and we soaked up the views. Hen Harriers showed off at several sites with at least seven birds enjoyed. We lost count of the number of Great Northern Divers we watched, Red-throated Divers were also enjoyed in the sun, some already in their breeding plumage just gorgeous birds. Ray picked out a flock of Barnacle Geese always lovely to see these dainty wildfowl. Barry saw two Whooper Swans flew low north over the sea, perhaps migrating back to Iceland? A real stroke of luck when we saw a Red-necked Grebe on flat calm sea, a vagrant here on the Isle of Mull!

But no doubting THE highlight of the day. We were watching Red-throated Divers from a small pier when Carole suddenly said "sure that was an otter just there!". And she was right an otter just below us in the blue water in the sunshine! It doesn't get any better, the views were just fantastic. This wonderful mammal really showed off diving and popping back to the surface like a cork to munch small fish before diving again. We were just elated to have enjoyed such a close encounter of the otter kind!

It really had been a very special day indeed. Come and join our Birdwatching Trips for the very best tours. We would love to share amazing birds, wildlife and wild places with you!

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