• Chick Fledges

    The white-tailed eagle chick from the Glen Seilisdeir nest on the Isle of Mull has flown from the nest.  On Friday afternoon the 12 week old chick was still exercising its wings on the branches around the nest.  By mid-morning on Saturday it had gone.  No-one saw it fly and so the watching and waiting game was on to check that it had fledged successfully and not plunged to death or serious injury from 70 feet up in the nest…

    • 30 Jul 2013
  • Will our eagle chick fly next week?

    It has been a week of real development for the white-tailed eagle chick on the nest at Mull Eagle Watch, Glen Seilisdeir.  It reached full size over a week ago, but since Monday it has gradually ventured further and further out on branches around the nest, unsteadily at first, but with more confidence as the days have passed.  The wing stretching and flapping have increased and its call is less chick-like and more adult…

    • 27 Jul 2013
  • Mull Eagle Watch Chick

    When I arrived at the viewing hide this morning with the early sun shining through the trees, the chick was on the nest and both adult white-tailed eagles were in the nest tree.  The female Iona was sitting high up in the branches above the tree looking her usual majestic self, while the male Fingal was on his favourite branch behind and to the left of the nest.  The chick, anxious for more food, leapt unsteadily across…

    • 23 Jul 2013
  • Glen Seilisdeir Chick

    Superb weather on the Isle of Mull means that the white-tailed eagle chick at the 5-star Visit Scotland attraction Mull Eagle Watch at Glen Seilisdeir is raring to leave the nest in the next week or so.  Visitors on the trips this week have been amazed at the size of the chick, which is now bigger than the male adult bird, Fingal.  Food, mainly in the form of greylag goslings of which there are large numbers on Mull this…

    • 20 Jul 2013
  • MULL EAGLE WATCH AT GLEN SEILISDEIR

    We are having a wonderful second year at Mull Eagle Watch, Glen Seilisdeir on the beautiful Isle of Mull. Unfortunately, we only have one white-tailed eagle chick on the nest this year, due to inclement weather at the crucial time of egg-hatching, but what a superb bird it is with it’s huge wing-span and dark brown plumage. All through the incubation and fledging periods we have been treated to spectacular views of the…

    • 16 Jul 2013