a day watching all species of wildlife on the Isle of Mull in Scotland.
Collection and refreshments are provided so you can
have a relaxing day being guided by an experienced wildlife expert.
We have regular sightings of white tailed sea eagles, golden eagles, divers,
Merlin, Peregrine, hen harriers, otters, golden plover, twite, raven ,and
many other species. If you wish to have a day watching Mull's wildlife then
click on the link below.
Isle of Mull is one of the inner hebridean islands and lies just off the
west coast of Scotland. It can be reached every 2 hours on a 40 min ferry
journey from Oban, or a 15 min ferry trip from Lochaline to Fishnish.
Both carry vehicles and foot passengers.
Mull is aprox 300 square miles in area, with a human population of about
2800. The coast is 360 miles long, has precipitous cliffs, white sand
beaches, rocky coves and large sea lochs , wild, rugged and sparsely populated.
Sea eagles, peregrine, Buzzard, Raven and Kestrel are at home on the sea
cliffs. The Otter is equally at home in the rocky coves and sea lochs.
He can be seen in the shallows amongst the sea weed hunting for crabs,
butter fish and eels. Mull has one of the densest Otter populations in
the UK. Red Throated and Great Northern Divers, Eider, Merganser, and
Golden Eye share the Otters coastal territory, as do Shag, Oystercatcher,
Tern, Kittiwake, Common gull and Skuar.
The larger sea lochs, such as Scridain, Loch na Keal, Buie and the Sound
are visited by Dolphin, porpoise, Whales, Seals, Gannets, Razorbills and
many more. Ben More ,at the centre of the island is the highest mountain
at 3169 feet. This central area has wide sweeping treeless glens, designed
by the last ice age. Its scree and crags provide ideal habitat for Golden
eagle, Hen harrier, and Peregrine.
Red Deer, feral goats, Mountain hare , sheep and a few grouse and ptarmigan
use the sparse vegetation on the higher slopes. All are potential prey
for the Golden eagles. Away from the high central range , the glens are
narrow, the trees, mostly native oak , ash ,hazel and willow crowd into
these more sheltered areas around fresh water lochs. Here we find the
woodland birds, Redpol, Warbler, spottedfly, Goldcrest, Redstart, Tree
creeper and many more.
The burns and rivers that run from the glens often create muddy, marsh
areas before entering the sea. Curlew, snipe, lapwing and many other species
of wader inhabit these small muddy estuaries where Sparrow Hawk, Merlin,
Hen Harrier and Shorteared Owl hunt for prey.
Meadows and rough grazing is often found above the shore, amongst the
cows and sheep are Sky larks, Golden plover, lapwings and Twite. Wild
flowers and butterflies are literally thick on the ground in Spring and
summer. The best way to see and learn about Mull is on a wildlife and
birdwatching trip, either land or sea based. My trips have been running
for 14 years, lunch is provided , so are binocs, its all day . I pick
up and return to the ferries and prearranged locations on Mull.
So, to book on one of the best wildlife watching days out in Scotland
use the Contact button on the menu bar.