Wednesday, 22 May 2013

An abundance of wildlife in and around the hide

White tailed eagle nest on Mull
After a weekend of rain, the week started with yet more and the concern that the only chick had survived the conditions.

The beginning of the week saw Iona staying on the nest and Fingal bringing in sea birds as the main food source .

In the nest we saw Fulmars , Gulls and a female Eider duck stored around the nest edge .

From behind the food larder we could see one small wee fluffy white head popping up now and again. With the male bird keeping guard .

The road to work was very dramatic and at Gribun it has been spectacular with the clouds rolling in .

The reception hide has seen numerous siskins on the feeders in their bright colours . We are still waiting to capture a photograph of the Scottish crossbill .

Otters on Mull
Otters on Mull

The wood itself has some amazing views in both directions. On the walk to the west and then also, off to the east along a track, affording a view high up where there has been a new track established which shows the forest to us all .

Around the Loch nearby there have been sightings of short eared owls and otters captured by John Clare the RSPB ranger .

On Thursday we had the George Watson College attend the hide and they had a wonderful visit that included building the WTE nest demonstrated in the photograph attached - well done and come back soon .

Constructed white tailed eagle nest
Constructed white tailed eagle nest

1 comment:

  1. Great news for the chick. We have been hearing lots of good things from people who have visited the hide, glad we managed to get there when we did. All the best for the rest of the season, hope the chick manages to fledge the nest and go on to be as successful as his/her parents. Martin - Mull Charters


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