Hi I am visiting Fort William with my family next week and we are planning a day trip to Mull as we are all desperate to see an Eagle- either kind would be great (or ideally both but I know that’s greedy!) With the Mull Eagle watch not running this year, would anyone have any tips at all on where might be worth trying? I would prefer to look for ourselves rather than a guide if possible. Many thanks
Our herring gulls are red listed birds. Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.
Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can
The only ones I saw were in the sky near Tobermory - which is a lovely place. It was memorable and I got a few shots, but not as memorable as locking my car cars in the boot when parked near Duart Castle!
In reply to Billysdad:
Billysdad said:The only ones I saw were in the sky near Tobermory - which is a lovely place. It was memorable and I got a few shots, but not as memorable as locking my car cars in the boot when parked near Duart Castle!
Oh, yeah - there's a pair near Duart Castle, south of Craignure. Stop in the little car park next to the graveyard on the left - turn to face the road and you'll see the sign on the fence about watching the eagles.
I know the spot you mentioned, Claire, and have seen them from there - the car came to a screaming halt as one flew over head! I there was a nest up the hill, and we saw then when they were heading out across the water. We had a cottage last year, nearer Ulva, and wildlife boat trips usually attracted them - I assume they throw out fish to tempt them. Some years ago there was an RSPB base on Loch Frisa where they nested. Frisa and Skye. I don't know whether they are still there or not. I think RSPB had another based on the road to Iona. A report by the BBC. about Frisa's mum. Dave Sexton was/is the RSPB man who watches them.
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