Finally Fully Fledged!

What an incredible time here at Mull Eagle Watch. Our chick is now nearly 16 weeks old and has finally fledged.
Yet to be named, the youngest eaglet on Mull, took it’s first leap at 13 weeks.
In the initial stages we were witnessing a great deal of flapping in the nest. Stretching and preparing it’s two-metre wings for take-off. From the hide we could see the wingspan with our naked eye, taking up the width of the tall pine tree.
Still very dark brown and mottled, with a two-metre wingspan but a wobbly and freshly formed body. Similar to a human teenager – taller than its parents but has a lot of muscle and strength to form before it becomes a fully formed adult.
Once our chick was attempting to fledge, the parents Scalla and Anna would entice the chick with some food. Letting it get a little bit hungry to encourage it out of the nest.

Once out, we didn’t see the chick for a little while. It was most likely perched in a tree beyond our vision. A few time we witnessed it come up above the tree line, looking quite wobbly in flight indeed.

Lately the sights have been steadier. Confidence is clearly growing with our wee eagle.
On one of our recent walks, our guests were enthused to take a walk regardless of the rain. They witnessed a double rainbow forming over the islands and beneath it we spotted our chick perched solo on a rock in the cove, patiently looking out to sea.

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Amazing Photo by Brian Redpath

Astonished by our luck, clearly it was the double rainbow! We were lucky to watch the eagle for a long period of time. It then moved its wings and sure enough took flight. Confidently and with strength soaring to another nearby rock.
We were and still are amazed by the experience. So far it is the closest we have come to viewing any of our eagles here at Mull Eagle Watch.

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Look at those wings! Photo by Brian Redpath

Maybe next time we will see the chick flying with some prey in its talons…

We have just about one month to go before we finish our season. So if you haven’t made it down to visit us yet.
Do book on a tour with us!

Bookings and further information can be obtained from Visit Scotland at Craignure and by phone on 01680 812 556.
Trips will run at 11am and 2pm daily except Saturday.

We look forward to taking you on a tour to watch white tailed eagles soar with your eagle rangers,
Lizzy and Caoimhe
Thanks for reading everyone,
Caoimhe
RSPB Community Information and Tourism Officer

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3,2,1 Lift Off….. Well Almost!

The end of July is nigh. Scalla and Anna – our resident eagles here at Mull Eagle Watch have a 12-week-old chick in the nest and it is just about ready to start learning to fly.

White tailed eagle young are generally ready to fledge, or take their first flight, by 10-12 weeks of age. (Young golden eagles typically fledge around 10 weeks of age.)

The juvenile plumage is complete in 10-14 weeks, by which time they are generally fully grown.

By this time their downy feathers are replaced by juvenile feathers. At the end of this time the adults will start encouraging them to fly.

A few weeks ago when we were watching the nest, we could see the chick periodically stretching alternate wings, then over time stretching both at the same time.

After a while it started beating both wings very excitedly. Imagine being that young eaglet – realising that you have these very large and extendable wings to utilise.

As this young bird grows and develops it will be seen exercising its wings on the nest or on a nearby branch several days prior to fledging. Eaglets practice with short take offs and landings on and around the nest, gaining strength and improving their agility and landing ability.

As we stand at our hide, a good five hundred meters away from the nest, we can see the chick flapping its wings in the tall scots pine with our naked eye. Not unbelievable as it’s wingspan is about two meters already. This chick is the youngest of all the eaglets on Mull, so it is the last to fledge. It will be taking its first leap out of the nest in the next few days. So make sure to come down soon to witness this rare sight.

Will Plane

(Last years Juvenile, picture taken at Loch Don, by Will Plane)

It takes practice for the young birds to become proficient at flying. Landings are almost always awkward and somewhat conspicuous for newly fledged eagles.

Practicing flying is crucial for the young birds, as many try to fly prematurely, especially when startled or flushed from the tree by other wildlife and people who get too close. This, practicing in the nest behavior, gets more frequent the more confident the chick gets. The closer to fledging the more adventurous the chick will become it truly is a very exciting time.

Other wildlife we have had at Craignure includes, the colony of seals out on the rocks have got very adorable seal pups now. We also have Common and Arctic Tern chicks, Ringed Plover chicks all very close to us as we walk along the path to the Eagle hide.

This is such a special time for our wonderful White-Tailed Eagle family. So do come down and marvel at nature’s abundance with rangers Lizzy and Caoimhe.

 

VisitScotland Craignure iCentre on 01680 812556 to book.

 

Thanks for reading,

Caoimhe

RSPB Community Information and Tourism Officer

 

 

We are halfway through the season, my my that has flown by!

Well we are halfway through the season! Hard to imagine that it’s already been three months since the day that Mull Eagle Watch opened. The chick at this stage is nine weeks old. So we should hopefully be witnessing the chick regularly flapping its newly formed wings… measuring up to 2 meters! Absolutely incredible. We have already seen it attempting this a few times on the smaller scale but once that ten week mark comes it will be regularly attempting to figure out the technique that it’s parents use to fly. From the beginning, we saw that fluffy little grey head looking like a little toy. Hard to understand how something can be so adorable from so far away! 😅 Then through the weeks witnessing the exponential rate of growth. Now at the point where it’s nearly the size of its parents!
Plumage is fairly mottled…. yet to grow into that gorgeous signature pale head and brown body with the fanned white tail. It will take about 4 years for this beautiful little eagle to form that majestic notorious white-tailed eagle plumage. And so, as we know, the feet and talons have been fully formed since very early giving it the ability to rip apart prey- holding it down with its enormous feet!

The tours have been going splendidly, we’ve had lots of very interesting and passionate people coming along asking lots of really great questions- which when I hear one I think is fantastic I tweet the answer on our Twitter; Mull Eagle Watch.

For a few weeks we were predominantly seeing the chick in the nest and many of the tours the parents were out hunting more and more, as they have finally after months of being confined to the little nest (although to us it’s not so little, in comparison to every other bird species….it’s about the size of a double bed!!!) 😂 They can finally go off on longer hunting trips, spreading their wings! You can imagine what it must feel like to be such a large bird with such an expensive wingspan and to not be able to go soaring whenever you wish! These birds are born to travel, born to soar…. now finally that the chick is old and strong enough to be left on its own for that little bit longer- these parents are taking the opportunity to stretch their enormous beautiful wings and go on journeys throughout their terrain and even further afield 🙂🦅

We can confirm the nest itself seems secure and strong from when we went into the forest during the ringing session a few weeks back. The experience which was featured in the newspapers The Herald and the Oban Times: Justin Grant (ringer #1) took a photo of Andrew Ford (ringer #2) and the enormous eaglet!

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A small group was given the rare opportunity to view the nest from below the enormous ancient Scots Pine within the stunning native woodland where they have chosen to set up their home for the last 5 years. We could really feel the stability of their five-year-old home. Made with branches, sticks and twigs, it was conical in shape and deep. The birds sitting normally on the plateau of the nest. The plateau insulated and lined with softer materials such as sphagnum moss and moor grass. Throughout the forest floor surrounding the nest we found many different feathers of a variety of bird species. Clearly whatever the Eagles had been bringing home… many Fulmar feathers were found and it gave us a rare insight into what these guys get up to on a daily basis nourishment wise.

There was another nest in an undisclosed location on the island with a chick in it that actually fell out of the nest! The chick miraculously fell with the nest and was unharmed, landing on the ground. For three weeks the parents fed the chick on the nest until one of our RSPB people on the island discovered what had happened and noticed that the parents had been feeding the chick on the ground successfully resulting in a ground fed chick in nest! Healthy and thriving… this is not unusual in places like Norway where white-tailed Eagles do nest on the ground.

Other than the eaglet and the nest, the parents Scalla and Anna are doing absolutely phenomenally. They often are seen perched proudly on nearby trees gazing out to the sound of Mull across to the mainland. Occasionally we will see one of them spearheading it out to sea and coming back moments later being mobbed by gulls…. more than likely (with its eyesight 10 times stronger than human being the ability to see nearly 2 km in the distance)😲 Scalla or Anna would have seen some gulls fishing and decided to snatch what they have been working hard to get! No wonder you often see white tailed eagles being mobbed by other birds… they are without a doubt the cheekiest (and profoundly majestic, of course) birds in the sky…
Opportunistic Hunters is exactly what these guys are!

Oher than the eagles here at Mull Eagle Watch, our tours have consisted of big and small groups of very excited and passionate individuals who come out with us to spot other interesting wildlife. We have a colony of seals that are regularly sunbathing (or cloud bathing!) on a rocky island nearby. They have got pups at the moment too, and it’s always heartwarming to see the pups through our binoculars… no matter what age you are a young seal is adorable. 😍

Regular multiple families of greylag geese with their various sizes of Gosling , paddling alongside their parents. Guarantees even on a cloudy day to be a ray of sunshine 🙂

The Common and Arctic Tern that we have nesting along the shore have chicks now which are very active! The terns definitely notice our tour groups and make quite the racket (be sure to watch out when you’re taking the dogs to the beach for shore nesting birds as the eggs and chicks are camouflaged with the pebbles!)
A few ringed plover are local to the shore, running out from the bank each time we walk past. Very cute!

Turnstone, dunlin, merganser, goosander… all of the gulls!

It really is wildlife heaven down here at Mull Eagle Watch 🙂

Your Eagle Rangers,

Caoimhe and Lizzy
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VisitScotland Craignure iCentre on 01680 812556 to book.

 

Thanks for reading,

Caoimhe,

RSPB Community Information and Tourism Officer

 

Exciting times!!

The last few weeks have been without a doubt the most interesting so far here at Mull Eagle Watch!
Last week we had the crew here on Mull ringing all the chicks. So far we have 14 chicks between 22 breeding pairs on the island.

The resident pair Scalla and Anna have raised their chick successfully so far. The appropriate age for ringing of the chick is in between 4 and 8 weeks. So at 5 weeks, we knew it was time to climb that tall tree, and put a ring on it!
Scalla and Anna were last to breed this year, and therefore the chick is the youngest of the lot on Mull.

We ventured deep into the ancient woodlands where the nest is located, and the pair of specialist climbers ascended the tree. We waited at the bottom, braving the midges. It was incredible to witness the parents soaring, circling the trees down low, alert calling. You can really understand how they were so easy to hunt to exctinction when this is their reaction to danger! As the climber was getting to the top, you could hear the young eagle calling. The climber exclaimed “Ahoy there little fella” and very quickly picked it up to move it to a safer part of the nest for the ringing procedure, as he did this we caught a glimpse of the chick… and we were all amazed at the size of the being… 5 weeks old and a hefty size! It’s unbelievable to think that in just another 5 weeks time it will be a fully grown ( 2 metre wingspan ) eagle! It’s half way there… and then will be ready to start learning to fly!

As we waited at the bottom whilst the ringing, weighing, sexing and health monitoring procedure was completed. We looked up through the thick canopy of leaves, clear blue sky and sun sending dappled light throughout the forest floor and every few moments the dark silhouettes of the parent birds gliding overhead. The tour group that day definitely had one of the most profound and lengthy eagle experiences of the season!

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Photo by Ross Underwood!

We will be finding out the sex of the chick very soon, and then we can name it 🙂

Such exciting times over the past few weeks… and many more adventures to come!
Over and out for now…

Your Eagle Rangers:

Lizzy and Caoimhe

Nature and sightings galore!

So we are 10 weeks into the season and we have had many incredible sights of the pair of resident eagles Scalla and Anna (or Scallana) here at Craignure golf club soaring through the sky perched together proudly on the old Scots Pine. We have noticed an exponential growth with the adorable young eaglet. The past few weeks have given us great views of the young one being incredibly hyperactive inside the nest! At this stage the chick is coming up to 4 weeks old…. and FINALLY after weeks of brooding and ensuring the chick has been kept nice and warm and sheltered the pair can now finally take longer more extensive breaks from sheltering the chick. Up to an hour is absolutely fine it appears! As we can see the pair of adult eagles jetting off on hunting adventures… whilst back at the nest the chick attempts to rip apart the prey that the parent has left behind.

Such a wonderful time to be working here on the beautiful and very historical Craignure Golf Club.

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Both pictures courtesy of Will Plane 🙂

Visitors have been wowed on one particular day recently with gale force winds – zero expectation of a flying eagle and yet, low and behold out  comes Anna to have a wild play in the wind! Performing an aerial display above our heads ! It was one of the most majestic and exciting spectacles to witness. Lizzy and Caoimhe, your eagle Rangers have met some incredible people on these tours. Individuals who are so unbelievably interested and passionate about conservation and the protection of these native birds of prey. Every day has been an absolute pleasure and wild adventure.

We have seen sightings of otters.. camouflaged incredibly within the seaweed. As we delicately stroll along the coast, minding our steps as there are many nesting birds along the coast. Daily visits from multiple families of greylag geese and their abundance of goslings, trailing along behind… ridiculously adorable! Not to mention the regular oystercatcher, ringed plover, redshank, turnstone, goosander, red- breasted merganser and many common gull… you name it, we have it here on the shore.

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We even spotted a pair of red throated divers hunting for fish! We have seen the incredibly delicate common and arctic tern daily as they are currently nesting on the shore, rather unbelievably close by! We have been hearing the electric call of local starlings and witnessing common and grey seal swimming alongside us as we walk along the coast… coming unbelievably close to us into the shore, obviously very curious as to who these interesting humans are! We have also been incredibly lucky to witness an actual cuckoo with our naked eye perched on a nearby tree… the sound of the island!

The golf course and coastal route we venture on every day is alive with the sound of nature… as the mist cascades down the nearby hills, the bluebells are finally starting to disappear, goodbye to that otherworldly blanket of purple laying across the hills. Mar sin leat (Gaelic for goodbye) to the very last sheets of snow melting off the distant mountain tops.

Mar sin leibh an dràsda

(Goodbye for now)

Your Eagle Rangers,

Lizzy and Caoimhe

A quick update!

After a very stressful week last week, I think an update on our beautiful birds is in order! The weather conditions were perfect which was good news for our little chick. We can now confirm there is one little fluffy head in the nest! Anyone any ideas for a name? While everything has been perfect for the chick, Scalla and Anna have had it a little rougher.

 
Mark Morris
Anna seeing off a Juvenile! Many thanks Mark Morris for the pic.

Starting on the 10th of May, a sub-adult started hanging around. They started by just circling in the area, slowly getting nearer and nearer to the nest as the week progressed. Either of our parent birds would then fly up and see them off. The drama continued as this did not seem to be deterring the wannabe intruder. It was getting closer and closer to the nest. While not a full adult, a young sub-adult would try and invade the nest and we did not want a repeat of last year where the eggs broke, after either Scalla or Anna took off to see another bird away from the nest, accidently piercing the egg as they did so.
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A Fantastic Shot of a Juvenile Eagle, see the black edging on the tail. Thanks Will Plane for the shot.

However, while Ranger Lizzy’s stress levels continued to soar….. Scalla and Anna continued to care for their precious new arrival. The sub-adult gave it one last try, and Scalla had had enough! The two birds were circling each other closely, grappling in the air, and disappeared over the mainland. A very tense half an hour later, Scalla reappeared looking as fine and majestic as always. He and Anna were then both feeding at the same time. A very cute but clear sigh of a strong healthy bond between them. The immature did come back a little later, just to circle around once, showing a large patch of missing feathers and then took off. We have not seen them since! So I think it has finally got the message.

 
Calm has returned to our little corner of Paradise. We are seeing a fluffy head at least once on all tours, as well as lots of other wildlife, including Arctic and Common Terns, Cuckoo in flight, Otters, Common and Grey Seals, Lots of Oyster Catchers, Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, Little Ringed Plover, Wheatear, Whinchat and so much more!

So come along and join us,
All the Best,
Lizzy and Caoimhe

Spring has sprung and ’tis the season of new life!

With sights of soaring beautiful white tailed eagles, often seen perched on a nearby tree top and nearby coastal rocks. We have been witnessing the continuous brooding of the egg, predominantly by the wonderful Anna. Scalla has been seen regularly out at sea or across the sound of Mull…or even soaring along the nearby mountain ridge searching for prey.

In the last few weeks we have been closely monitoring the situation as Anna has (for 70% of the time) been sitting on the egg brooding consistently.
Our hearts have been in our mouths with excitement, and full to the brim with adrenaline, anticipating the arrival of the new born chick!
In the last few days we have noticed a change in behaviour with the two birds. We have noticed Anna perched up much higher than usual, her shoulders completely elevated above the nest. She has been seen bending down attending to what appears to be another living being within the nest!

Anna sat alot higher in the nest

We have seen strips of meat hanging from her beak as she tenderly lowers her head into the nest…this is a sure sign that there is a chick in the nest, even if we haven’t seen a fluffy little head yet! We have been noticing her continuous shifting about the nest, looking down, shuffling forwards and back. Moving circularly around the perimeter in an extremely delicate manner- which is usually a definite sign that she is being conscious of a small delicate being within the centre of the nest. Anna at this time, would be clenching her talons tightly to ensure no damage is done to her new little chick.
What a wonderful sight to see this very intimate moment of newborn and parent learning and feeding 🙂 The new father Scalla has been doing his fatherly duties, flying in and out continuously with prey, ensuring that the newborn and the mother are given substantial quantities of nourishment – enabling the young chick (or chicks) to grow at a healthy and substantial rate. They really need it, because in literally just ten weeks time that little chick will grow to be a fully grown, two metre wing-spanned white tailed eagle! Wow! 😲

Scalla proudly perched above the nest
Scalla, the beauty is being such a proud dad perched on a branch watching over the newly formed life that he and Anna have created together.
Mother Anna and Scalla have been working tirelessly to mind the egg since the 31st of March and so far they have been incredibly successful *touch wood* and we are so excited and proud of them too.
Congratulations to the new parents!
All our love from Caoimhe and Lizzy ❤

Rain. What Rain??

So after a wonderful start to the season the weather is dry as anything, the sun is shining and we’re here on Craignure Golf Course living la vida loca alongside the pair of resident eagles Scalla and Anna.
So far on our journey we are still in incubation stage and it is about two weeks to go until the egg (potentially two eggs… and quite possibly three) hatches!
We will know for sure more about how many are in the nest once we have counted fluffy heads and even then, we may be surprised when we go up to ring them after four weeks. So we are looking at some exciting times ahead, as there will be a wee chick inside the giant nest in about two weeks!

What we have been witnessing in the last couple of weeks since we began, has been sights of one of either Scalla or Anna taking turns soaring and hunting for prey along the ridge of the mountain, out at sea (getting mobbed by gulls on occasion) and every now and again right over the golf course. One particular day we saw Scalla perched on a rock out at sea (in Scallastle bay no less) for over an hour – giving us some very up close viewings of this majestic bird being incredibly still and peaceful.

Photo Credits Lizzy. Eagle, taken through the telescope on a windy day!

(Photo credits Lizzy. But don’t hold the blurriness against her! It was rather windy, and taken through a telescope!)


There is plenty of marine life and bird life to be seen here along the coast such as common seals and grey seals, the elusive otter, gulls-a-plenty, buzzards, shag, curlew, heron, ringed plover, redshank, greenshank, great northern diver, and an abundance of Canada goose, greylag goose and oystercatcher. (That’s just to name a few!)

More recently we have been hearing a cuckoo in the wind… such a majestic sound to the ears as we are searching the skies for a white tailed eagle!
We are having an absolute blast of a time down here taking groups of excited bird watchers and nature lovers out along the coast to immerse themselves in the wilderness and get a chance to have an up close view (with a telescope) of a nesting pair of WTE’s… so special !

There hasn’t been much drama in terms of eagle situations, which is a really good thing especially during this incubation stage *touch wood* that things will all go smoothly over the next few weeks and that there will be a little chick (s) in the nest.

We are so grateful to have the opportunity to be here on the golf course walking out along this majestic coastline with the mountains and the sea and the abundance of wildlife. It really is wonderful to see this native species nesting so contently and comfortably in the tall native scots pine.The two native species of tree and bird, supporting each other as they would have naturally over one hundred years ago. Absolutely phenomenal views and sights.
Join Lizzy and I for a tour whenever you have a spare morning/ afternoon… out along the coast to view this wonderful native species in its natural habitat.

Bookings can be made by phoning:
01680 812 556

Thank you for reading 😊

Mull Eagle Watch over and out for now!
Caoimhe
RSPB Community Information and Tourism Officer

We are Back. Mull Eagle Watch 2019!

Hello everyone and welcome back to Mull Eagle Watch 2019!

Week one is down and so far it’s been an absolutely incredible beginning to Mull Eagle Watch season of 2019 at Craignure Golf Course.

The sun has been shining steadily every single day, the clouds have been soft and gentle giving some incredible sights! The resident pair of white tailed eagles named Scalla and Anna have so far definitely got at least one egg in the nest… after a challenging start to the season last year, this year so far everything is going smoothly as it’s been about 14 days since the laying and incubation period began on the 31st of March.
We have been watching intently ensuring that there is always one of the eagles brooding the new egg and without fail there has been a strong presence in the sky of the partner continuously soaring and hunting for prey insuring the family continues to be nourished and fed!

Craignure Golf Course is a fantastic location and we are so very grateful to have the opportunity to host Mull Eagle Watch 2019 on the premesis.
The golf course has created a fabulous honesty cafe full of delicious home baked goodies for our very lucky customers to enjoy along with a hot cup of tea or coffee after our wee wilderness eagle-scursions.

Lizzy, the other Eagle Ranger for Mull and Iona Community Trust and myself will be running 2 tours per day ( 11am and 2pm ) 6 days a week every day except Saturday. Guiding walks and showing the public these majestic birds of prey in their natural habitat.

Come down and get out there in nature with us to witness these profoundly majestic and very rare birds doing what they do best- hunting and creating life!

Hopefully see you all over the summer on this incredible island of Mull 🙂

Bookings can be made by phoning: 01680 812 556

Over and out for now!
Caoimhe Keohane
Mull Eagle Watch- Community Engagement and Tourism Officer

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 season got off to a fantastic start at our brilliant new host site, Craignure Golf Course, where we watched the long-established white-tailed eagle pair, Scalla and Anna, beginning their breeding season. Sadly, within a week of Anna laying her eggs – and within a week of us starting our tours – the nesting attempt had failed. We think the cause was another adult bird whose interference may be to blame for their eggs breaking. The pair remained around the golf course for the next month, giving our visitors fantastic views, but ultimately decided to explore further afield.

Anna landing in the nest at Craignure Golf Club

With no sea eagles to see, we turned our attention to the coast and were pleasantly surprised by the rewarding sights of distant golden and white-tailed eagles, otters and seals in the Sound of Mull, common and Arctic terns and a great variety of waders including curlew, ringed plover, turnstone, dunlin, common sandpiper and sanderling.

Common seals

Ringed plover on the beach

Arctic tern at Craignure Golf Course


Tern chick at Craignure Golf Course

We also decided to return to our usual location at Tiroran Community Forest to watch our old friends Fingal and Iona. The view of their nest this year was unbelievable! It was relatively close and very visible, giving our visitors unbeatable views of the parents and chick at all times. But disaster struck again; just two weeks into our tours here, the chick passed away. The post-mortem revealed that it had died from a chest infection. A huge blow to the project but even more heart-breaking for the eagles.

Iona and chick on the nest in Tiroran Community Forest

Just as we felt well and truly defeated, the opportunity arose to return to West Ardhu to run tours and we jumped at the chance! Parents, Hope and Star, had two adult-sized healthy eaglets when we arrived and visitors flocked to the site to see them. Here, we saw lots of young kestrels whizzing around, the occasional sparrowhawk, the very rare golden eagle and of course, the white-tail family flying in and out and all around to the delight of our visitors.

Hope flying past at West Ardhu

Hope and Star’s male eaglet

So despite the challenges this summer has thrown at us – due in large part to the high nest faliure rate of the eagles (9/22 failed) -, we seem to have unbelievably pulled through and even ended on a surprising high; amazingly last night, we took home the Working Together for Tourism award from the Highland and Islands Tourism Awards. A real testament to the success of this partnership and how the partners and other organisations can pull together. And not forgetting the 5* Visit Scotland rating we were awarded based on an eagle-less tour at Craignure Golf Course!

RSPB Mull Officer, Dave, collecting the HITA award!

Thank you to all who supported us this season whether that be by attending a tour, donating to us or just reading this blog and our other social media posts. And thank you to all the partners: Mull and Iona Community Trust, Police Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry Commission Scotland and the RSPB and also to Craignure Golf Club, South West Mull and Iona Development (Tiroran) and North West Mull Community Woodland Company (West Ardhu) for hosting us.

We hope to be back next year, so see you then!

Meryl

RSPB Community Information and Tourism Officer