Scotland day six – Eagles, Islands, and Fingal’s Cave

For our final day here we spent the morning along Loch na Keal hunting for White Tailed Eagles. Didn’t take much hunting, and we came upon one in a tree pretty quickly.

After 45 minutes staring at it, and spotting 5 Red Breasted Merganser on the loch, we moved on so I could grab the boat to Treshnish and Staffa.

We landed on Lunga, and soon learnt why they talk of ‘Puffin Therapy’. The little chaps were rapidly surrounding us, quite content with us just feet away while they got on with their puffin lifestyles. One particular puffin I nearly had to shove out of the way as he wouldn’t budge off the path, instead standing staring up at me with his sad little face.

Suffice to say, plenty if good pics, plus now eagles, Fulmar, Guillemot, Razorbill, Shag and both Grey and Common Seals.

After that it was to Staffa to indulge my first love; geology. Staffa is home to the wondrous Fingal’s Cave, formed from columnar basalt, and made famous by Gustav Mendelssohn’s composition. When the boat was close enough they even played the overture through the speakers. Delightful.

Can’t believe I’m going home tomorrow (Monday), the week has flown by. But at least I’ll have plenty of pics to remember the trip by. It’s been wonderful, and I can’t recommend it enough. When I do the proper posts with photos I’ll include references for what to do.


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2 Responses to Scotland day six – Eagles, Islands, and Fingal’s Cave

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