Thursday, 5 July 2012

White-Tailed Eagles on Mull

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It's actually both!
White-Tailed Eagle and plane spotted high above Loch na Keal
I finally made it to the Isle of Mull in early June, spending a night camping on the island.

I was very happy to spot my first White-Tailed Eagle within an hour of arriving on Mull, whilst putting the tent up!  It was soaring above the distant hillside.

I managed to watch a pair of eagles from the tent, which was fantastic.  The female was tagged with a yellow wing tag with a black spot on it.  She is known as 'Yellow Black Spot' (YBS for short).

I hope to get back to Mull again soon and spend longer there.  I got a lot of artistic inspiration watching the eagles and can't wait to paint them.  You can see my White-Tailed Eagle artwork on my website

These photos of YBS and her mate were taken by my other half, and images have been cropped so you can see the eagles better.


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Frank said...

I can fully appreciate your excitement at seeing this species Karen. White-tailed is still on my 'to see' list.

Karen the Artist said...

Thanks Frank - I never fail to get excited when I see one, they are amazing to watch. Hopefully I will get some good sightings of this year's (last) release of east Scotland WTE chicks once they are out and about in a few months.