KEY POINTS

Bird Watching (UK) - - Go Birding -

1 The mouth of Fin­gal’s Cave is a good place to stand and watch the wildlife. Some birds nest in­side the cave. 2 The boat trip over can be very re­ward­ing, not just for sea ducks and auks but also marine mam­mals, which are of­ten seen. Look out for the Bask­ing Sharks and White-tailed Ea­gles around the west coast of Mull.

3 Puffins nest be­low the brow of the cliff path and fly into their bur­rows di­rectly in front of you. It’s in­ter­est­ing how the gulls which are wait­ing for them dis­ap­pear when hu­mans turn up. It’s worth look­ing be­hind you for the smaller birds in the grasses. Check the beaches for waders at low tide.

4 The western edge of Staffa looks straight out over the At­lantic. Gan­nets and Divers can be seen with the oc­ca­sional Great Skua fol­low­ing them. On windy days, keep an eye out for Manx Shear­wa­ters.

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