Spring Breaks

Spring is a magical time on Mull as the island’s wildlife and flora and fauna burst into life again with new energy and purpose. Many mammals and birds have been here all winter, such as the otters, mountain hares and our resident golden eagles and sea eagles and many more. As spring arrives the otters can be seen venturing out with their young, the eagles are busy preparing and protecting their nests, our summer breeding birds have arrived – the air is full of bird song!

 

Swathes of wild flowers fill the verges and carpets of bluebells cover entire hillsides. Just beautiful.

 

Visitors have a good chance of seeing many of the amazing sights as they drive themselves or walk around the island. But, to be sure of seeing as much as possible and having it all explained to you as you go along, try one of our excellent guided tours…..

 

For a land based tour in a comfortable mini bus: Isle of Mull Wildlife Expeditions, led by David Woodhouse, who has been operating wildlife tours longer than anyone else in Scotland. As David says, ‘There are thousands of species to see!!’ David has won many national awards.

 

For a guided walking tour: Mull Magic Wildlife Walks and Tours offers many grades of walks from very easy to difficult and with many different destinations and themes. Very highly recommended.

 

For a sea trip: Sea Life Surveys look for dolphins, whales, seals and our many resident and visiting seabirds around Mull, Coll, Muck Eigg, Rum and the Treshnish Isles and have a range of trips to choose from. Sea Life Surveys feature in many wildlife films on television.

 

To see nesting sea eagles: Mull Eagle Watch on Loch Frisa, just outside Tobermory, has a specially constructed hide from which the eagles can be seen with a full time eagle expert on hand to explain what you can see.