Bird Watching

Red Kite
The Red Kite


Eagles

It has to be said, we do enjoy watching the birds where ever we go, our trips to Scotland in particular are mostly about seeing the bird life. The Isle of Mull is a great place to see wild birds that you wouldn't see in other parts of the country, especially England.

On our last trip to Mull ( May 2016), We saw 24 Sea Eagles, 2 Golden Eagles, and a Hen Harrier. As you may know, you wont see any Eagles in England, and the Hen Harrier is a rare bird


White Tailed Sea Eagle

The Sea Eagle, also called the White Tailed Sea Eagle is known as the flying barn door, due to the size and shape of its wings in flight. It is the largest bird of prey in the British Isles. Young birds don't have a white tail or head until they are full adults. They start breading when they are 5/6 years old.

The Heron

The Isle of Mull is awash with Herons due to the abundance of food for them. They eat small fish, frogs, newts, small snakes and most small creatures that live near, or on the water

Heron
The Grey Heron

RSPB Minsmere

Minsmere on the Suffolk coast is well worth a visit if you like bird watching, all ages can enjoy themselves here as there is so much to see and do.

We visited Minsmere in 2015 and we saw many birds we had never seen before, Bitterns, Marsh Harriers and Cetti's warbler. My main goal was to see a Bearded Tit but I was not lucky, we will return and I will try again.

2017

We returned to Minsmere seeing 4 otters, Blackcaps, Bitterns, and Marsh Harriers, but no Bearded Tits

Little Bunting

I had a Little Bunting on one of my feeders in April 2017, a rare bird for the UK
This was confirmed by the local paper running an article about a rare bird in the area.