Tuesday was our first encounter with White-Tailed Eagle as it flew across the road ahead of us at the head of Loch Na Keal.
We parked up to see two of them being harassed by gulls before making their way to a favourite perch
It was later in the week that we watched one of these birds returning from down the loch with a fish
We had many separate sightings of this huge creature with another near Lochdon as it crossed ahead of us and another sitting quietly on its nest in a different location.
We also had great views of a Golden Eagle as it came over the top of a hill and then proceeded to traverse back and forward across the face of a cliff in front of us before soaring up, up and away.
On a trip from Dervaig to Torloisk we felt very fortunate to be able to watch a Short-Eared Owl hunting
Some of the birds mentioned above are the symbol of Mull but I am always surprised at the numbers of Common Sandpiper, Wheatear and Snipe which are to be seen all over this island. This Snipe caught our attention when driving to Tobermory one afternoon only for it to be in the same area as we drove back down the same road the next morning
Conditions were not conducive to loch watching but we did see Great Northern Divers in quite a few locations. A very enjoyable week.
Spotted this Harrier directly above but was unable to decide Hen or Marsh?