Sunday, 31 January 2010

White Tailed Sea Eagles

White Tailed Sea Eagles
Originally uploaded by Wild Freckle
Took this short video clip on 10th November. It has been very showery and then the sun came out. The stars of this clip are Skye and Frisa, the resident white tailed eagles at Loch Frisa. This year, our viewing hide has stayed open for the first time throughout autumn and winter. They should be looking for their new nest location now - I witnessed them mating over Christmas so love is definately in the air.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Bill Bailey and Mull

Last Autumn, a crew from Sky Television and a team of celebrities including Bill Bailey, Jayne Middlemiss, Alex Zane arrived on Mull to film a new series called Bill Bailey's Birdwatching Bonanza.

It was a new series whereby celebrities visited various parts of the UK with the aim to spot wildlife and score points - Tonight the episode filmed on Mull will be shown at 9pm on Sky 1 - I hope it manages to capture the spirit of Mull and the wonderful wildlife we have. 

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Mother and young

Mother and young
Originally uploaded by Wild Freckle
Caught these otters playing in Craignure - there were actually 3 but just couldnt get all 3 in one shot.

One Handed

Well, it has been a long time since I last blogged and have resolved to try and do better this year.  I help write the Mull Sea Eagle blog, along with Dave Sexton but this is my own personal blog. 

Matt, our 3 year old Springer has well and truly settled in and has been joined by Holly, another rescue springer, who is just a year old.  She is nutty as a fruit cake, never been told "no" so its like starting from scratch - but we are slowly getting there.

At present, I'm recovering from a carpal tunnel operation to my right hand - I've put up with it for the last 9 years and finally bit the bullet and had it repaired - hopefully it will be an end to sleepless nights and a painful hand and dropping things! 

Matt and Holly

I've not been to Loch Frisa for a week or two now and am desparate to see what our sea eagles have been up to - they should now be nest building - who knows what end of the Loch they will choose this year.  In 2009, the hide stayed open throughout the Autumn and Winter which proved really successful.  We are lucky that our sea eagles are here year round so you can come to Mull and see them anytime - Loch Frisa is a stunning spot anyway and we've had some visiting eagles too - one youngster cheekily sitting on Skye and Frisa's roosting tree.

Anyway - struggling with the one handed typing at the moment so will wrap up now but will resolve to blog more regularly.

Loch Frisa