Friday, 21 June 2013

Isle of Mull - Day 4

Target Bird(s) - Skuas

Today we were heading out on a trip to the Treshnish Isles, to have a look at the sea birds about. This is our second visit, as we went here last year. We started off with Guillemot and Razorbill on Loch Na Keal, then as we moved out into the open sea, some Puffins were about. We got a distant Bonxie as we approached Staffa, with Fulmar, Kittiwake and Manx Shearwater.

Fingals Cave

As we arrived at Lunga we experienced the wonders of this island.


Puffins

Razorbill

Fulmar

1 of 7 Bonxie - poor photo

The best bird of the day had to be this dark morph adult Arctic Skua that was flying off the west coast. Fantastic!





video

Going back to Ulva, we saw the Grey Seal colony. What a delight!


We then viewed one of the White-tailed Eagle nests while on the boat.


Happy Birding!

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