Day Two Isle of Mull Scotland March 2018



Tobermorry Mull

Today we headed for the north of the island and Tobermoray.



Our day began with watching a White-tailed Eagle on its nest and as we watched Ruth spotted an otter! This wonderful animal was fishing along the edge of a rocky island and spent a lot of time underwater but we were thrilled with the sighting.

Just up the road we stopped by a shallow bay and Barry picked out a Whimbrel feeding in the seaweed, a great record, this wader should have been in Africa. Perhaps it had overwintered here on the Isle of Mull? It seemed way to early for a migrant to have returned from Africa, especially given the bitter cold.

At a nearby loch the tide was low and more waders were feeding, some very handsome breeding plumaged Golden Plover looked great in the bright sunshine. Two massive adult White-tailed Eagles soared over the ridge allowing amazing views through the Leica telescopes. A little further along the coast it was Ruth that again spotted an otter! This time the animal was much closer and much more in the mood to show off. We watched as it dived for food, coming to the surface to eat small items but climbing out on the seaweed covered rocks regularly to eat larger fish. We watched, spell-bound, for some twenty minutes, through the telescopes we could ever whisker and evry hair just brilliant!

We contined to follow the coast north, enjoying Golden Eagles, breeding plumaged Slavonian Grebe and many Great Northern Diver and soaking up the breath-taking scenry, all in sunshine.

In Tobermory we enjoyed a lovely lunch and took lots of photos of the colourful harbour as the sun kept on shinning. After huge we headed inland and enjoyed more birds of prey. Hen Harriers were just wonderful we enjoyed at least five today including two gorgeous grey males. More White-tailed Eagles thrilled us and we watched a Dipper feeding in a stream so close.

Another wonderful day on the Isle of Mull, come and join our tours and enjoy the very best Birdwatching Trips.



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