Herons are stealthy ambush predators – this means they stay stock still waiting for the perfect moment to strike! We often see them on the edges of the shore, and there is a heronry (where several herons nest) in one of the trees on Seil which can be seen really well from the boat –… Read More
Otters have bounced back!
Otters numbers declined dramatically from 1957 due to chemicals such as PCBs which were released in river systems and accumulated in the food chain, poisoning otters. Sport hunting and discrimination by farmers and fishermen also played a role. To prevent extinction those chemicals and hunting were banned, less water was taken from rivers where known… Read More
Baitballs – what are they?
When fish feel threatened by predators, they group together – lone individuals are more likely to be eaten than individuals in a group! Predators such as porpoise, auks or minke whales drive the fish up from the depths to the surface where they cannot escape – and then seabirds take advantage by diving down from… Read More
The Great Northern Divers are currently preparing themselves for the summer, getting their plumage organised to look their best for the warmer months ahead. We’ve been treated to sightings of several divers recently, also known as loons, out on our trips. Great Northern Diver sporting the latest summer plumage[/caption] The West Coast islands offer a nice… Read More
It’s cold and slippy, hope all the local wildlife are keeping warm. We can still send vouchers out for Christmas presents, just give us a call.