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 […]

Iona & Fingal – parents again

Harvest to hatching Weeks on from the last blog post and we’re back in action at Mull Eagle Watch after a short closure. We took the decision to close our viewing hide and access to the forest during an intensive tree felling period to ensure safety of visitors and quality of the visitor experience. The […]

New beginnings

Blimey, it’s March already and I’d promised you another blog in January, where did that time go? Well, I’m now in the office full time in preparation for Mull Eagle Watch 2015 – very exciting. Many of you will follow us through regular social media like Twitter and Facebook; if you did you’ll already know […]

Autumn update

We’re deep into autumn here in the Hebrides, battling regular gale force winds and torrential rain. We’ve had some flooding across Tobermory main street and drastic landslides along the Gribun cliff road just showing how powerful weather and nature can be. I enjoyed my first wintery frost on an early morning start this week too, […]

Eagle heights

I returned to the eagle hide last Monday after a week off the island and what a treat I got for my first trip back. We were a select bunch that morning and after an introduction we set off for a walk along the forest track in search of our eagle family. They are now […]