Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Mull Hen Harrier Day 2016

A few photos from the 2016 Mull Hen Harrier Day at Craignure Bunkhouse. Despite the weather people braved it and those who went off with Nature Scotland to spot harriers were all successful! We raised around £325 this year which adds to our pot for a satellite tag. Thanks to everyone who came along and those who helped or supported on the day!

Monday, 29 August 2016

July 2016...

Wild encounters on Mull and Ardnamurchan during July 2016...

Jamie, aged 13, admiring the world of Lichens!

Ewan, Jamie and Totie looking at the geology

SE Owl...

The view of a vole!

Feral goats fighting at Ardnamurchan point

Was Force...

Female Palmate Newt...

Golden-ringed Dragonfly

Sanderling at Sanna Bay

Short-eared Owl on Mull

Minke Whale from Ardnamurchan point

Sohan aged 6 saw his first Otters, Eagles and Hen Harriers on a recent evening tour with us...

Thursday, 25 August 2016

June 2016....

Here are some of my wild encounters on Mull and Ardnamurchan during June...

Sanna Bay!
Cuckoo Spit, macro photography

Snipe during an evening tour

2 Oystercatchers...

Rock-pooling on Sanna Bay

Periwinkles on Sanna Bay

Male Hen Harrier on Mull Evening Tour

Female Curlew and chick

Evening tour sunset on Loch Na Keal

Sunset on Mull

Two Otters working the shoreline

Adult Golden Eagle on Mull

Adult WT Eagle waiting for the rain to stop

Common Sandpiper chick shredded by a strimmer 

Common Cottongrass...

Female Adder....

Exuvia of a For-spotted Chaser Dragonfly

A macro of a Wild Strawberry

Eurasian Otter

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Working with Iolo Williams on Mull...

Despite the challenging weather conditions at the start of the tour we had a wonderful five day experience on the island with Iolo Williams and guests. 
Sightings included White-tailed Eagles, Golden Eagle, Hen Harriers, Basking Sharks, Minke Whale, Harbour Porpoise, Arctic Skuas, Great Skuas, Storm Petrels, Manx Shearwaters, Gannets, Black-tailed Godwits, Common Scoter, Mountain Hares, Tawny Owls, Red-throated Divers, Harbour Seals, Grey Seals, Red Deer, Fallow Deer and a wonderful array of wild flowers and fungi!
A great team of people all made a huge contribution so I would like to firstly thank Heather, Hugh, Janet, Irene and Tracy for their wonderful company and enthusiasm throughout the week.
I would also like to thank the main man Iolo Williams. I am sure everyone will agree that it is an absolute privilege to spend time in wild areas with him. A hugely inspirational naturalist. 
Many thanks also go to Jane Gordon-Chauvet for the amazing packed lunches along with the Carnaburg Guest House and the Western Isles Hotel for their wonderful food and hospitality.
Special thanks to Stuart Gibson (The-Musky-Mustelid) for his sensational fungi walk and to Rachel Ann French (WildChild Scotland) for her excellent guidance and assistance.
Here is a photo compilation of the experience from team members...