Wow, haven’t we been lucky with the weather. A great Easter to kick off the season and lots of visitors from home and abroad. Just amazing sightings, with both sets of sea eagles flying and perched around their nests and hopefully with chicks, we are very careful not to go too close as we don’t want to disturb them.
Very soon we will be able to see the little (relative term for sea eagles) chicks sticking their heads above the edge of their nest. Also this week we saw our other permanent residents, seals, porpoises and otters and something very special both Black and Red throated divers, very distinctive and rare birds. The black throated diver is bigger and has very distinctive plumage, black throat and black and white stripes on the side of the neck and a checkerboard of white spots on its back, the red throated diver has a blue grey face and a red throat with black and white streaks on the nape.
The Corryvreckan was in good form this week with some great whirlpools setting up, next week we will be running whirlpool specials on some big spring tides. We had an Italian family on the boat this week with a little boy, he had hardly any english but he thought the Corryvreckan at full tilt was “awesome”, I think that sums up our week and all our sightings, its been awesome!