I had a keen group today which helped us find most things that they wanted to see.
So early on, a short eared owl, and by the end of the day we had seen about four in different places.
Common seals and red deer. black guillemots, gannets, shags and lots of orchids. Including common spotted, fragrant, greater and lesser butterfly, along with broad leaved marsh orchids.
We also saw a male hen harrier and two or three females at least.
Three of us had a fleeting glimpse of a white tailed sea eagle and all of us enjoyed watching a golden eagle in Glenmore come from distance, to glide along the skyline and eventually land in a sheltered spot on top of a small cliff with a grassy topping, where the eagle sat for sometime.
Now getting pushed for time we tried Loch Scridain and found a female otter with two cubs, doing the cute things that only otters can do.
No doubt I miss some things from todays posting but all of our top drawer and desirable creatures were seen today. Hence why there were so many strong handshakes when we got back to Craignure.