Wednesday, 27 August 2008

August Update

What a busy few weeks! The Loch Frisa hide has provided a huge draw to visitors during August so we have decided to stay open until mid-September and extend the opening hours to 10am - 4pm Fridays - Tuesdays.

Mara and Breagha are certainly getting to grips with eagle life and showing off their new-found agility everyday. Folk are getting some great views so if you are in the area, please do call in!

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Follow the birds with satellite tracking

This year's sea eagle chicks Mara and Brèagha have been fitted with satellite tracking tags and you can follow their flight online - see the RSPB's sea eagle tracking pages. As yet, the chicks haven't moved very far, but it won't be long before they are going further afield.

The site also has some excellent images of the chicks being ringed.

The full address for the tracking site is

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Formal trips over - but you can still visit

Formal ranger-led trips to the Loch Frisa Hide have now finished for the season, however, the hide is still open to the public Friday to Tuesday, 10.00am - 1.00pm until 31st August.

The hide is located above the south shore of Loch Frisa on the FCS Lettermore forest track. When the hide is open, parking is available nearby, 3.5 km from the Salen road end.

If you need more information, please contact Mull and Iona Ranger Service on 01680 300640.