I normally write these blog posts into a text editor, format it all, and check it, before posting, but of late, I've been starting them, but getting distracted, and never completing them, so I'm writing this one straight into the Blogger itself, to ensure, hopefully, it sees the light of day.
Summer never really materialised here. We had some nice weather in March and April, but after that, it was horrendous. I know, anyone who lives away from the west coast of Scotland will be saying that they had one of the hottest summers on record. Not here. Ours was one of the wettest and windiest, and it wiped out a large number of nests. In fact this year has been a disaster for breeding birds, from the poor weather to Avian Flu decimating parent birds and young alike.
Not that any of the bad weather prevented me from working, and I did, for much of the time since my last blog post.Anyway, rather than mope about the rubbish weather and my workload, which let's face it, is my dream job, so I don't suffer, I'm going to focus this post on what the blog is called: Birds.
I'm sure many readers find this blog from search engines, and expect to see posts about birding on Mull, so I ought to do more. Yes, I've seen lots of otter action, but this particular post is on the birds only.
At the end of May, a group of gannets showed really well near Craignure, diving for what must have been a bounty of fish in the sea.