Friday, 31 May 2013

Moysies day out.

It's a bit difficult to get people excited about Black-headed Gulls but I get less sightings of them than either of the eagles!
With the Moyes family on their annual trip to Mull and out on a wildlife tour you can be sure they will find something good. With all the guests on board we started with a WT Eagle at the nest and then straight onto an Otter. Just as the Otter was moving off another WT Eagle soared into view.
A Pied Wagtail kept it's eye on our antics - no doubt it will have a nest nearby.
The Golden Eagles put on a good display which ended up with both birds perched on the skyline.
The keen eyes of Ben were quick to find the Wood Warbler in the leafy trees...
...and once again the young lad was quick to pick out a pair of Hen Harrier circling above the trees. Having someone keeping their eyes open makes for an easy day of spotting! We'd seen lots of Razorbill, a few GN Diver, Guillemot, Crossbill, Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat...the list just goes on. Another WT Eagle was located just as we found a male Hen Harrier - what do you go for? The eagle flew off and we manged to catch up with the harrier again - whoop! A Mountain Hare was seen on the heather covered hillside. At our last stop of the day we caught up with a flock of Whimbrel and Ben finally got his reward for the day when he found a lone Tree Sparrow - awesome!

1 comment:

Ben Moyes said...

Hi Bryan, Cheers for the post. Really Enjoyed it. All home safe and sound. The Sun is out here too. Yay! Keep well. Ben