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Mull 2010 (1 Viewer)

Marcus Conway - ebirder

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This year we made our 6th trip to Mull. The report with photos is on the blog


Summary of the key sightings;

Great Northern Diver, many
White Tailed Eagle,8
Golden Eagle, 2
Hen Harrier, 2
Tawny Owl
Corncrake, 2
Cuckoo, many
Wood Warbler

+ many more commoner birds

Red Deer
Fallow Deer
Mountain Hare
Otter (5 adults, 3 young)
Grey Seal
Common Seal
Highland Cow!
Nice - i'm going over tomorrow, so will hopefully have similar sightings. I'm taking my moth trap with me, though, so lots of moths to be recorded! :)

You didn't happen to notice if any of the Slender Scotch Burnet or Transparent Burnet have come out yet?
I've been waiting in anticipation to read about the Mull trip and as I expected I'm filled with envy!

What a fabulous trip and such amazing photos.

I hope you continue with the Mull tours for quite a few years as I hope at some stage I can book in for one.

Thanks for the feedback. It was tricky this year to get pictures as both weeks sold out so the emphasis was on guiding and giving tuition. Fortunately the Eagles made a few passes and I was kindly given permission to grab a few snaps after everyone had settled in.

Much to my chagrin one of the guests took the best Puffin shot I have ever seen!

Mull has to be one of the best places to visit and if you get the weather then the wildlife will often perform.

My essential tip would be to do your searching/watching between 5AM and 9AM and then 6PM and 10PM when the island is quieter (light is better too) and then either sleep or go on an organised boat trip in the hours in between. All bar one of the 8 or so Otters we saw were in these golden hours, and you don't have to worry about upsetting anyone by getting in to position for a shot.
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