Well it was another good day today despite the occasional drizzle, with high hopes for otters, sea eagles, golden eagles and hen harriers.
Big start then, with female and male hen harriers on the road to Glenmore after we had seen gannets, black Guillemots, and a great northern diver in summer plumage off picturesque Grasspoint.
Off now to Ardura forest and going toward Croggan. No sign of otters so far and when we got to Croggan to finish lunch, some of my guests were drawn to the walk through the woodland there. However they then missed the golden eagle, being chased by a buzzard as the two of them scrapped as they glided along the hillside across the sea channel, which empties into the Firth of Lorne.
Back toward Craignure now and the optimism continued as we found the elusive female otter on top of a big boulder, with her cub playing by her side, before they both headed off following the edge of the shoreline.
Finally a white tailed sea eagle on the way home on the National Scenic Area of the Island’s magnificent West Coast.