It was great to be out sharing the wilds of #Mull with our guests again as yesterday we ran a Mull Wilderness Expedition on the north west of the island. We had good views of Golden Eagles, Cuckoos, Whimbrel, Kestrels, and Ravens. We also heard Twite, Common Whitethroat and Curlew up on the moors. All sightings were recorded on BTO British Trust for Ornithology 'Birdtrack'.
Great to see Lapwing back on territory in a few places around #Mull.
This may be controversial but I think the display of a Lapwing is more impressive (visually and vocally) than a skydancing Hen Harrier! What do you think!?
We are very excited to be able to share the wonders of wildlife with our guests again from next week! Our first experience is the Mull Wilderness Expedition on Tue 27th April (10am - 5pm) and is a full day walking tour to connect with the wilder parts of #Mull . Spaces are still available!
https://www.naturescotland.com/mull-wilderness-expedition Ewan Miles (March 2021)
It was good to get back out and do some seascape photography on #Mull during a recent Atlantic storm. This season we will continue to offer our #photography workshops on the island...
https://www.naturescotland.com/private-tours Ewan Miles (April 2021)
An adult male Adder out basking on the Isle of #Mull this week. It is safe to say that they will not be out sunning themselves on the island today as we have heavy rain and Atlantic winds reaching 45mph! Ewan Miles (March 2021)
Yesterday we spent another afternoon immersing in the wilds with local children from #Mull.
We managed to see Golden and White-tailed Eagles along with a Legless Lizard (Slow Worm), a Green Hairstreak butterfly, Otter (seen by some!), Oystercatchers and Yellow Meadow Ants. The children were excited to take home some wildlife based 'Chick Books' children's books written by John Miles. www.chickbooks.co.uk Some of the kids also took home some Beebombs to try and help our very
The 'pure' rock dove is the ancestor of all domesticated and feral pigeons. It is now only found around rocky sites and cliffs in remote areas like the wild coastlines of #Mull. There may only be around 1000-5000 pure rock doves left in Scotland! Ewan Miles (Feb 2021)
Whilst out watching the Quadrantids meteor shower earlier in the week I saw this incredible fireball trailing across the sky for 4-5 seconds and you could even see the metoer break up into two parts at the end! I managed to capture this image whilst shooting a time-lapse.
Also 2 Short-eared Owls, 2 Barn Owls and 3 Tawny Owls! Ewan Miles, Isle of #Mull - Jan 2021
A few reasons to be buzzing... On a beautiful frosty morning on #Mull I was treated to Coal and Great Tits in good song today. Yesterday out on the moors I had Rock Doves singing from their coastal caves and Ravens performing aerial courtship rituals. Last week we had 2 Goldcrests in good voice and also a Song Thrush performing a very abrupt sub-song! The Buzzards (pictured) are showing well at this time of the year, perched up in exposed areas in search of prey. We have seen
A partially white #Mull Mountain Hare on the look out earlier this month. Are Scottish Mountain Hares managing to keep up with climate change?... Read the new Guardian Environment article here... https://www.theguardian.com/.../mountain-hares-at-risk-as... Ewan Miles (Dec 2020)
It was great to get out into the wilds of #Mull yesterday and explore the white winter wonderland! We have got a few wildlife day tours booked later on this month so we look forward to showing our guests the natural beauty of the island at this time of the year.
Bow down to the queen of the countryside! Whilst exploring the east coast of #Mull I chanced upon this absolutely stunning adult female Golden Eagle! Females are the larger of the sexes and to make her look like even more of a 'brute', she had a bulging crop of food reserves, visible in the photo. Ewan Miles (Dec 2020)
Last weekend it was great to spend more time in the mountains of #Mull watching one of the islands rarest inhabitants, the Ptarmigan. Other wild encounters included Snow Bunting (600m altitude), 3 Golden Plovers (700m), Woodcock (400m), Snipe, Red Deer, Fieldfare and Stonechat. Ewan Miles (Nov, 2020)