Started the day with great Otter spots Bitch and 2 cubs and then a little later another family Bitch and x1 cub so that was the Otters sorted.
Managed to find a Golden Eagle sat high on the cliff not sure if he or she was enjoying the rain just sat there waiting for the skies to clear.
This Red Deer hind posed for us just the other day, very relaxed and not bothered by us at all. The stags have shed their velvet and the colour of the antlers on Mull are very dark compared to the Red Deer found in places such as Exmoor and the Quantock hills in the Southwest of the UK.
The peat helps to darken them and this darkens even further as the year progresses. During th rut in October stags are continually scent marking and rubbing their proud weapons in the wet peaty soil.
|Red Deer Hind. Copyright Michael Leigh-Mallory 2010|
Our Local Sea-Eagle family put in a great show as they soared over the house at low level. Its the first time i have seen them all flying together.
Lets hope this chick has a better future than (Oran) the Male chick that fledged from this nest last year.
Oran is still missing and no data being recieved from his satellite tag.
The Hares put on a great display a couple of days back as well. We counted x6 in one field they really are one of my favourites.