Friday, May 25, 2012

UK Holiday - Part 6 - Homeward bound

On our last morning on Mull, I put some bird seed outside our window to see what would come along.  First on the scene, Mr Blackbird. Closely followed by Mrs Chaffinch, then Mr C.   Next were the Greenfinches, then a flash of pink and black, and there were a pair of stunning Bullfinches passing through.

We were heading back to the southern side of Mull to look for Otters and White-tailed Eagle.  No luck with Otters, but plenty of Eiders, and we eventually got great views of the eagle.

On the way back to the ferry we passed two castles, first was Torosay, and then Duart.

As we headed south through Scotland, we stopped at the Falls of Falloch, very picturesque, and also encountered a very confiding Blue Tit there.

We were going to stop with friends in Kirkcudbright, and while we were there went for a couple of walks.  One at Threave Castle and another along the Dee Estuary.  Threave yielded a couple of Hares, an Osprey, some resting Swallows and the local Banded Galloway breed of cattle.

Whilst a frosty walk along the River Dee gave us views of Sedge and Willow Warblers. 

On the way back to England, we passed through Gatehouse of Fleet, and the "big birder" and listened to a lone  piper at Gretna Green.  Another favourite stop of mine is the quaint village of Bibury in the Cotswolds.

Finally, I went to Prawle Point in Devon, to show my cousin Cirl Bunting, and though we only had about 20 minutes there we saw a couple, including this one singing it;s heart out.  Goldfinches were all over the place, as were Grey Squirrels.

Thanks for enjoying our holiday!!


  1. great photos Tony, felt like I was there through your adventure! :) xoxo

  2. Place is so beautiful I went there with my family and I also captured so much natural beauty from there. I like your pictures.
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  3. Brilliant photo. You always capture the best images to share. Thanks for sharing.