3, 4 or 5 day Mini-Breaks On Mull
Mull is a haven for wildlife at any time of the year which is why I spend so many weeks on the island each year.
In addition to the tours now in place for July and November, I can offer mini-breaks to Mull all year round. The length of the break is up to you, but a minimum duration of 3 days ensures you stand a good chance of getting to photograph the key species that call the island, home.
With over 300 miles of coastline, Mull is one of the top places in the UK to see otters, and I know some of the very best locations on the island to see these often elusive mammals.
As well as knowing where to look, I also know the signs to look for when determining if otters are around, how to spot them (in all weathers), and most importantly, how to approach and observe them, without scaring the otter away.
When tracking otters, you may be climbing over slippery rocks and through seaweed, so be sure you are confident in doing this before booking such a tour. You may also have to crouch for periods of time, in all weather conditions, so bear this in mind too! It is worth it though, to see these creatures close up.
The reintroduction programme of these enormous eagles has been a success in Scotland, especially on the west coast, and Mull is famed as the place to see them now.
Having watched and photographed white-tailed eagles on numerous occasions, I can take you to the best spots on Mull to see them, and if the trips are running, include the Mull Charters' boat trip (at the additional cost for the trip) as a part of the tour. This is one of the finest wildlife experiences in the UK, and is something I try to experience several times each year, as it always throws up something of interest.
Mull also has a very healthy population of golden eagles, though these huge raptors are usually harder to spot and photograph than their re-introduced cousins. That said, I know of several locations on the island where you're more than likely to get a good view.
While nothing is guaranteed with these birds, I have enjoyed some wonderful encounters with golden eagles in recent visits, and would hope to continue this with you during a tour. Just seeing a golden eagle is such a memorable moment!
Without ground-nesting threats such as foxes or badgers on the island, and no illegal persecution from humans, Mull offers these otherwise threatened raptors a safe haven, and hen harriers thrive on the island. That said, they can still be difficult to see, though I can take you to some good locations to increase your chances of seeing them.
Both favoured hunting grounds and roosting locations will be watched to see the elegant birds of prey, and depending on the time of year, the dramatic skydance courtship display might even be encountered.
In addition to the species mentioned already, Mull has a vast array of subjects that might be encountered, and I'd not ignore any opportunity for a photograph, and can tailor the tour to include any other species that you may be interested in.
- Red deer
- Common and grey seals
- Waders such as curlew, whimbrel, greenshank
- Short-eared owls
- Peregrine falcons
- Irish hares
- Migrants such as whinchats, wheatears, spotted flycatchers, corncrakes
- Residents such as stonechats
|1-to-1||1 day||£225||1-to-2||1 day||£295|
Minimum tour of 3 days.
What Is / Isn't Included
- Advice on clothing for the tour plus what photographic gear to bring along.
- Transport around Mull in all weathers in a 4x4 vehicle.
- Collection from your accommodation, and drop off at the end of each day.
- Snacks and drinks throughout the day.
- Instruction and guidance for approaching the wildlife.
- Assistance with any camera settings if required.
- Public liability cover via professional photographic insurance policy.
- Transport to and from Mull.
- Photographic equipment.
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As a footnote, all the images featured on this page were taken by me during just one week spent on Mull in January 2017.