Where to see Eagles in Mull

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  

  • Loch na Keal. There's a clump of trees on the north side of the loch, not far from the camp site - and there's a reasonably sized parking spot nearby, usually occupied. Great spot for seeing the white-tailed eagles. For golden eagles there's a spot on the south side of the same loch, not far from the point where a wall starts running alongside the road. I hope you have a good day!

    Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.

  • From my past experience I think Clare's suggestions are good

    Pete

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  • Thanks very much for the tips I’ll definitely give it a go and let you know if I manage to see any.
  • 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!

  • I'm assuming you're going to use the Lochaline to Fishnish crossing?

    Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.

  • 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.

    Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.

  • 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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  • Thank you all very much. Yes Claire we will be using the lochaline ferry. Really hope we get to see one