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29/11/2005

Lovely calm weather today and I have been dealing with paperwork!! but last night I saw a barn owl, a fallow deer stag toddled toward me late at night and then a red deer stag did the same. Evenings also have lots of wildlife opportunities here. Had a few people booking trips as Xmas presents, so if you know someone coming to Scotland next year!!

25/11/2005

No trips in the last few days which is as well because my vehicle packed up and has been towed to Glasgow! What a great spell of weather we have had though with the island at its best. Today though is windy, cold and a bit like Iceland. However I think it will turn sunny later and definitely tommorrow.

19/11/2005

Bit grey but another really nice day here with sightings of Pink Footed, Greylag and Greenland White Fronted Geese. We had a sea eagle sitting on a small island and then flying across the loch. Another was sitting on a shingle headland and was then off to sit in tree. Two seperate Otters, Porpoise, Hen Harrier but no Golden Eagles today.

17/11/2005

Best day of the year with mirror calm seas, warm sun, fabulous colours and clarity of light. BEST EVER sighting of bottle nosed dolphins also.We had just seen an otter when a bus driver told us about his dolphin sighting an hour earlier. Off we went and found them five minutes later. We proceeded to have amazing views as they jumped, raced along and inerracted for a couple of hours. We had all of them between ourselves on a point and a small islet fifty yards ofshore. Terrific day.

16/11/2005

Fabulous weather here at the moment but it’s not unusual in winter and all about wind direction.We have two guests staying who went off to explore Robert Louis Stevensons Island of Erraid but they got hijacked by 4 sea eagles. They are keen photographers and it seems one of the young eagles was standing and feeding on a cormorant and they have great pics of this.

15/11/2005

Lovely day today with really good views of eagles. First two were behind the house, a single was across the loch being chased by ravens. Two sea eagles were sitting on a point 50m away and then took off. Sparrowhawk pestered a buzzard for its prey and we had rock doves, divers and fallow and red deer with another goldie above us and two more 5 minutes later. Finally male hen harrier.

13/11/2005

Just back from holiday in one of the remoter canary islands. La Gomera in fact which is like a sunny Mull but far more mountainous and not as varied at all. Birds were tough to see. Had the wildest day out ever here the other day but very exciting and photogenic. But today was serene and warm, saw golden eagle close, sea eagle and one or two otters. Beautiful day!!