A lovely morning, with the sun appearing at last, interspersed with heavy showers.
|Cliffs in the morning sunshine, Loch na Keal|
|Panorama of Tobermory - click to enlarge|
|The Mishnish Lochs viewed from the road at the start of the walk|
|View to Tobermory, with Ardnamurchan and Morven areas visible on the mainland|
|A pair of Ravens near the summit|
|It was a very boggy walk - Squelch Factor 10!|
|Corbie enjoys the beach|
There were Oystercatchers and various gull species on the shoreline. I also spotted a couple of Rock Pipits.
A hail shower started just as we got back to the car. I was drying off a certain Labrador and had to try and get him to get into the car as quickly as possible, while I got ice blasted by the wind and hail combination!
Our next walk was a short one at Glen Aros forest. Again, we got caught in a hail shower whilst trying to decypher headstones in the old burial ground of Cill an Alein.
|Glen Aros forest walk|
Lunch stop was at Kiliechronan, and I hoped I might finally see a White-tailed Eagle. I did! You can read a better description of that on my other post here.
After lunch, and the excitement of a White-tailed Eagle, we had a short walk up to the fish farm along Loch Ba. I saw a possible Golden Eagle soaring in the far distance above a peak, but too far to really say for sure. It had turned into a lovely afternoon, so made the most of the sunshine. After Loch Ba, we wandered down to the shore of Loch na Keal. There were Shelduck, Mallards and various Gulls on a rocky island.
|White-tailed Eagle high above Loch na Keal|
|Bird life, Loch na Keal|
When we returned to the cottage I spent some time in the garden enjoying the view. It was lovely in the sunshine and warm out of the wind. I spotted a few Red Deer stags grazing at the top of the cliffs. I also saw a Peregrin Falcon fly past.
|Uh oh, the Labrador's found the bread I put out for the birds (to go with |
their porridge oats)! Spotted a Chaffinch and Goldfinch there in the morning
I did my usual scanning with the binoculars and got lucky with a White-tailed Eagle sighted flying over Inch Kenneth. Not a bad day!
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