Category Archives: Scotland

Mull and Ardnamurchan photos: Part 1 – Sea Eagles

Since I did a day-by-day rundown last week, I’ve decided to do the posts with pictures on a slightly more thematic basis. Some of the themes could overlap (for example, these Sea Eagle photos could just as easily go in … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Scotland day five – Calgary Bay

With a big day planned for Sunday, we opted for a more relaxed day on Saturday with a trip to Calgary Bay. It was about the worst weather we’ve had with light drizzly rain for the morning. Still we managed … Continue reading

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Scotland day four – Across to Mull

Had a really sharp start and made it over to Salen on Mull by 9:30. The weather wasn’t great, very grey and wet, and the ferry yielded little bar a solitary diver. However, the run to the ferry did better … Continue reading

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Scotland day three – Kentra Bay and Arivegeig

Today we headed to Archaracle and then across to Kentra Bay. The morning held a surprise with the arrival of two wild, yet tame, young male Red Deer in the campsite. They obliged for some nice photos, though I was … Continue reading

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Scotland day two – Onto Ardnamurchan

Last night and this morning we had another stroll down to Loch Linnhe to check out the Plovers, adding common seal and Great Northern Diver to the list. This morning we headed across the Corran ferry to Ardnamurchan and camped … Continue reading

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Scotland day one – York-Onich

First long journey I’ve driven (shared with my Dad), which makes me feel like I’ve earned my driving spurs. A few challenging moments (big truck, bridge, narrow road, and on a bend…) but I have a new level of confidence. … Continue reading

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Updated year list, and planning for Scotland

Year List I’ve updated the Year List page to include recent influxes of warblers (Whitethroat, Blackcap, and Chiffchaff), and add the finches that have appeared on the garden feeders. I’ve also added the hirundines (Swallows and Martins) I’ve seen since, … Continue reading

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