Farewell from Mull Eagle Watch 2018

3rd November 2018 My goodness, it has been the most challenging season for Mull Eagle Watch! We’ve had some great highs and way too many lows but still, we managed to salvage the season and end with some fantastic and well-deserved news. Here is a summary of the key events that occurred this summer. The …

An update on Shelly – the sea eagle rediscovered after 7 years

15th October 2018 In 2010, MEW watched as sea eagle pair, Fingal and Iona, raised a chick. The female was named Shelly after Glen Seilisdeir, the valley in which the birds reside on the Isle of Mull. Shelly was fitted with a satellite tag which was designed to track her movements. Disappointingly, after only three …

An Unwelcome Visitor at the Nest

23rd August 2018 At West Ardhu Eagle Watch, we are having the odd sighting of an immature white-tailed eagle who is obviously very inquisitive about what’s going on in the nest. One day, it went as far as to sit in the nest tree, peering down at the eaglet in the nest before Hope crashed …

Soggy eagles (and visitors) at Wet Ardhu!

20th August 2018 Where did all that lovely weather go? I’m once again, living in waterproof overtrousers and boots which have been damp for days. However I can’t help but pity the eagles more than myself as they sit sheltering under branches, holding their wings out to dry. Despite the dismal weather our eagles have …

Tern after tern this season

As you’ll know, it has been a rollercoaster of a season here at Mull Eagle Watch this year. However, for our terns at Craignure, it has been slightly smoother. The picture above is of Scallastle bay, the beach that surrounds Craignure Golf Course. This area has been designated a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) …

Open Farm Sunday at Treshnish: farming, flowers and fantastic food!

 11th June 2018 The Mull Eagle Watch rangers attended the beautiful Treshnish (and Haunn cottages) Farm on Sunday 10th June for their Open Farm Sunday event. This national scheme run by LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) gives farmers an opportunity to show people how they are farming in an environmentally-friendly way and for us, as …