Wednesday 18 April 2012

Mull: the bigger they are, the harder they are to photograph

So it seems with Golden Eagles. While thier White-tailed cousins can sometimes be tempted to fish off the back of boats, short of pinning a dead dear to a hillside and bivouacking overnight, you have to be lucky to get close to a Goldie. We enjoyed excellent scope views most days on Mull but these were the best pictures I could manage.

The upper one was taken in Glen More, 'Eagle Central', where a distant bird over the top of Ben More went into a huge stoop, dropping from over 3,000 feet almost to sea level in what seemed like seconds. The lower picture was taken as we headed home on our last night near Dervaig. It was first seen - and identified - by 8-year old George. I initially dismissed it as a Buzzard at first but on taking a second look realised he was right. That's my boy.

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