KEY POINTS

Bird Watching (UK) - - Go Birding -

1 Park in the large car park pro­vided in Tober­mory. Check for gulls in the harbour and even Ot­ters, as tame ones can oc­cur. Also, check the spire of the church for a Pere­grine. 2 Walk to the end of the street and just to the left of the Kil­choan ferry you will see the foot­path head­ing to the light­house. This path can be wet in places. 3 Check the var­ied tree species for breed­ing and pas­sage birds. It is nice to see so many Wych Elms af­ter dis­ease has re­moved them from most of Bri­tain. Their seeds at­tract Bullfinches and Red Squir­rels. 4 Com­ing out of the trees gives you great views of the Sound of Mull and the chance of some of the Ravens that live along these cliffs. Check the birds on the rocks by the light­house for pas­sage gulls. 5 The steps up to the golf course are worn in places so take care. Once up on the heights check the gorse and bracken for chats. Keep to the edge of the course and scan for wag­tails and pip­its.

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