Mull 2013

Sorry that this post is overdue.

We had an outstanding trip to the Isle of Mull over half term. We stayed in the north of the island, but travelled around trying to find the best wildlife. On this post we will give you the best of our pictures from our trip.

Sealife

First off, the seabirds. We went on two boat trips during our stay, one of them was to the magical island of Lunga. On Lunga, there are a huge amount of breeding seabirds. Fulmar nested on the cliffs, along with Guillemot and Razorbill. Puffins were all over the banks, and sitting on the water.


Nesting Fulmar

Puffin of Lunga

Fulmar in flight
Nesting Guillemots

Razorbill


See a seperate page for more Puffin pictures. 

Our second boat trip went out to see looking for seabirds, and maybe even whales. We had many sightings, including Gannets, Kittiwakes, Manx Shearwaters and even one Minke Whale!

Gannet

Kittiwake with juvenile

Manx Shearwaters rafting
We also traveled to a beach, accessible by car, and saw even more Kittiwake and a lot of Common Terns, darting around and even fishing. There were also Wheatear and Ringed Plover feeding and living on the beach.

Common Tern

Wheatear

Ringed Plover
Mainland Life

The wildlife on land was just as superb as the sealife. We saw all sorts of things, from Pied Wagtails to Common Sandpipers, and Eagles. Below is a collection of photographs of the highlights of what we saw.

Young Thrush

Siskin


Pied Wagtail

Common Sandpiper

Warbler
Our trip to Mull in May 2013 was fantastic, and the island still remains top of our favourite wildlife watching destinations.

Thank you for reading. 


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