Fledge!

Wednesday 19th July 2017 One day after posting about the imminent fledging and the larger, female chick made the jump! Fledged Female On arriving at West Ardhu (North West Mull Community Woodland) on Thursday 13th July to set up for the forthcoming trips I checked the nest site and suspected that one of the eaglets may […]

Perched on the Precipice

  Perched on the Precipice – Wednesday 12th July Branching Out Our two eaglets at West Ardhu (North West Mull Community Woodland) are around 11 weeks old tomorrow, and are already beginning to explore the outskirts of their nest. White-tailed eagles usually fledge around 12 weeks of age, but they can take the jump earlier, or […]

Ringed & Ready

Thursday June 29th – Ringed & Ready to explore the wider world! How time flies! The two eaglets/chicks at our West Ardhu viewing hide are now 9 weeks old – they’re managing to feed themselves with prey in the nest, they’re standing up and exercising their enormous wing span (over 8ft) and they are almost […]

Growing season…

Sunday 28th May 2017 Eagle parents working hard at West Ardhu (North West Mull Community Woodland) I’m so impressed with our West Ardhu eagles and their parenting skills! Our two chicks/eaglets are now about 31 days old – just over four weeks into their lives already and the adults, Hope and Star have been doing […]

Terrific Twosome!

Sunday 30th April 2017 Our West Ardhu eagle pair, Hope and Star are proud parents to two chicks this season at Mull Eagle Watch.  We had a good idea that the pair were due to hatch around this time after settling down to incubate mid March. White-tailed eagles have a 38 day incubation period. Throughout […]

Springtime Raptors & Reptiles

Springtime Raptors & Reptiles – 4th April 2017 Mull Eagle Watch reopens for trips on 11th April 2017 (bookings now being taken on 01680 812556) Fresh faces After a year and a half working locally at Ulva Primary School, I’ve returned to the Seasonal Eagle Ranger Post, which I filled during 2014 and 2015. I’ll […]

Seasonal Success

Causing concern After our youngster fledged we had a few days worrying about her. We witnessed some unusual behavior from both the adults after a day or two of not seeing the fledgling. The unusual behavior did make for a brilliant trip with great views of the adults in flight. Iona took off from the […]

First flight

Proud parents Last Monday 27th July, myself and RSPB ranger John Clare witnessed the first ever flight of our eagle chick. The eaglet was due to turn 12 weeks old the following day and we’d usually expect chicks to fledge at around that age. We watched our youngster fly over the forest near the nest […]

Fast approaching fledging

Edging closer to fledging Things are progressing on Mull and our eaglet is now almost 11 weeks old. We’re getting rapidly closer to the time of fledging for our chick which will be in the next 1-2 weeks. Many other eaglets from other nest sites around the island hatch earlier than Iona and Fingal’s, so […]

Introducing…

Introducing our eaglet… First of all, apologies for the lack of blog posts over the last month, we’ve just been so busy with so many things going on. Along with the regular viewing hide trips, I’ve been trying to visit all of the primary schools, last day of term today! Things are going well here […]