Sperm Whale Update.

With great excitement I headed North yesterday morning. With a beautiful morning, flat calm I was full of hope and expectation.

Early Morning Whale Spotting

Flat Calm Good  Whale Spotting Weather!!

No luck, I drew a blank, I guess I was  too late. The whales were possibly en route to somewhere? and were just having a pit stop, but wonderful to have them around at this time. To see photos of them visit the Hebridean Whale Cruises Facebook page:


However it was not a wasted morning I went deer counting instead and found quite a few good stags, always good to see.

With the weather so bright and dry it is good to get up and this morning Wednesday,  I ventured South. I saw quite a few good stags in the South end and drove the motorbike to the last 200 yards when I came upon 6 cracking mature stags, 3 royals and various. They were feeding and only heard me when I approached them with the shutter of the camera clicking, they did not hang about. I saw that the camera was not taking the photos the way I wanted so I was sorting the settings when a Sea Eagle came right over my head. I don’t know who got the biggest fright. The photos were pretty hurried.

Taking fright

Taking fright

Heading Away

Heading Away

With the wind right out of the East and high pressure it is so good to get going outside and the list of jobs is diminishing. More on them tomorrow. For now here is the view from Meal at 5 ish last night, it is February even although it looks and feels like July.

Splitting the Skye

Splitting the Skye

About Bill Cowie

I've been living on the island since April 2002, alone for the first 5 years, my partner L joined me in 2007. We manage the Island for a Danish family who bought the Island in the early 90's. Their hopes for the Island are to make it self sufficient supporting its inhabitants and that is where we come in. We look after the stock, 3 holiday cottages, machinery, boat and of course the visitors. It is pretty challenging but it is a beautiful place to live and work, we love it and strangely enough we love it even more in the depths of winter when all is quiet apart from the gales and rain. We do a bit of fishing, stock work, stalking deer and loads of other stuff. We have good support from lots of people whom we have met over the years and have become involved in the Island. Too many to mention here but keep an eye on the blog, they'll be there for sure in the future.
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1 Response to Sperm Whale Update.

  1. nonehpets says:

    Sorry you missed the Sperm Whale visitors Bill but that sea eagle is quite a sight to behold even in photos taken in haste.

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