Hello! We’ve just come back from holiday on Mull. We went last year too.
and then we went to sleep as it’s very tiring driving all that way even if you do get a ride on the ferry too.
Next day mummy went out to do her first bird survey as the weather was quite good.
Mummy was very excited that there was a bird that kept going crake-crake around the cottage but it kept hiding in the long grass. Then on the third morning she woke early and saw it on the short grass in front of the cottage. First she couldnt believe it, then she got her binoculars to see it closer, then she got her camera to take a snap of it as it ran off through the gate!
..and some days it was dull and misty if not actually raining so we made do with fresh grass that mummy went out and collected for us (along with other things like fresh leaves from Glengorm Gardens she bought at a produce sale).
Mummy took long walks round the farm and down to the beach and looked at the birds including lots of wheatears and swallows and linnets and pied wagtail and snipe and eagles and ravens (but we hid from those last two ‘cos they might carry us off if we weren’t looking). And there were baby birds around too including a young stonechat all on its own. The wheatears got very cross if you were too near their nest or their youngsters.
I’m going to tell you all the rest of the trip in another post tomorrow.