Thursday, 24 December 2015

Merry Christmas!!

Another selection of pictures from November and December to see you over the festive season.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - enjoy!

Mum and cub heading for the holt.

Goldcrest flitting through the gorse.

A nice view over Loch Beg.

A Redwing that was fresh in from Iceland in November.

It looks like the Raven is on the back of the sheep but it's actually on a rock just behind.

Goosander - a nervous bird up here.

Robin - I had to put one in here!

Good views of Kestrel over the last couple of months.

A passing shower with Ben More in the background - this image was shown on the BBC weather forecast.

Whooper Swans continuing their journey south. They left in the half light early in the morning.

The ever playful Otters.

Nothing more exciting than a male Hen Harrier in a blue sky.

White-tailed Eagle doing the same!

Size comparison between White-tailed Eagle and Hooded Crow.

Common Buzzard making a kill.

A pale morph Common Buzzard.

Immature Golden Eagle - very impressive bird.

A direct comparison between the two eagle species - Golden Eagle on the right.


Otter rolling in the seaweed.

I like this shot of Hooded Crow landing.

It was nice to see the moon a few times in December - it's been a bit wet.


All the best for 2016.

Friday, 6 November 2015

October offerings.

October was a decent month with, mostly, warm and dry weather. The down side to the good weather was that the migrating birds seemed to pass us by.
Adders were on show for most of the month.
 The winter thrushes arrived at the end of the month but the best I could capture was a Blackbird.
 It was nice to get a few Common Buzzard shots on natural perches for a change.
 Lookinng good at the top of a conifer.
 Coal tits have been hoarding food.
 Field Gentian was visible for the whole month.
 Grey Heron having a walk around.
 Another Grey Heron on a grey day.
 Great Northern Diver stretching it's wings.
 This Great Spotted Woodpecker was a nice bird to see.
 A nice male Hen Harrier.
 This Little Egret was my first on Mull.
 There have been quite a few Merlin sightings in October.
 The Otters are always a big draw - one eating it's lunch.
 This one decided to have a close look at me!
 Mum and cub.
 Two cubs together.
 I managed to get a couple of shots of this Sparrowhawk just outside the shop.
 Stonechat - a showy bird.
 A panoramic shot outside the shop showing the passing shower complete with double rainbow.
 A couple of White-tailed Eagle passing the time.
 Young White-tailed Eagle flying past.

Thursday, 5 November 2015


I'm catching up with things eventually. A selection of photographs from throughout the month.

Bar-tailed Godwit is an annual bird on Mull but we don't get many.
 Black-tailed Godwit is much commoner.
 Some nice views of Red Deer through the month.
 Golden Eagle with a full crop.
 Golden Eagle on the hunt.
 Grey Heron sunbathing.
 Great Northern Diver with a flattie.
 Greenshank on it's own.
 Greenshank in triplicate.
 Hooded Crow is a popular bird.
 Raven having lunch.
 Skylark - look at the plumage on that!
 Sparrowhawk - just stunning.
 A migrant Whinchat.
 There had to a White-tailed Eagle too.