Sunday, 2 June 2013

Scotland Day 8 (Saturday 1st June)


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Saturday morning saw us walking around a circular route east of Loch Sunart in the Ariundle oak woods.  Super habitat which includes ancient oaks, some beech and plenty of more recent spruce and pine.  Lots of singing birds included Redstart, Wood Warbler, Tree Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Redpoll and Siskin.  And plenty of discarded Pine Marten scats just to tease us!

This was our last day in the Ardamurchan area, and we drove south stopping at locations near Acham and Loch Arienas en-route to Lochaline.  Three Golden Eagles put in brief performances and we notched up Goosander, Red-breasted Merganser, Greenshank and plenty of breeding Common Sandpipers.  Then it was a short crossing over the Sound of Mull to Balmeanach and on to our next instalment which is a week staying on Mull!

The remainder of the day was unremarkable for wildlife as we made preparations for our stay, and of course we had to pay a visit to the multi-coloured sea-front at Tobermory (and a fish and chip supper)!

Eleanor and Neil
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