Adult White tailed Sea Eagle  by kind permission of Sindri Skulason 

 Mull Eagle Watch 
The location  is at Glen Seilisdeir amongst stunning forestry, lochs and a whole host of wildlife.
Mull Eagle watch can promise you a fantastic view of a pair of nesting white-tailed eagles. Booking is essential and can be made through the Visit Scotland Information Centre at Craignure on 01680 812556.
Trips run Monday to Friday at 10.00 and 13.00. You will be given details of when and where to meet when you book your place on the trip but the rendezvous for the start of your adventure is approx ½ km up the Forestry Commission Scotland track at Glen Seilisdeir off the B8035 Salen scenic route. There'll be signs from the road to the track. You'll drive up to the hide, guided by the ranger, in your own car. 
Each trip lasts two hours. Adult tickets (including RSPB members) cost £8. If you're under 16, your ticket costs £4, and a  Family ticket costs £20.  If you live on Mull, it's free. Please pay the ranger on the day by cash or cheque ('Mull & Iona Community Trust'). Sorry, we don't have a card machine at the moment

young Sea Eagle chick just fledged. by Sindri Skulason

              East coast birds release program:
note the tag style of these (and other) East coast young birds in another release program .
A white tag with a distinctive black bar above and below the letter or number
We would expect to find these birds over on the west at some time during this winter and any sightings (with tag details) would be greatly appreciated.
Good views of White tailed Sea Eagles can be had from many areas on the island, and a circular route from Salen to Loch na Keal round to Loch Scridain and through Glen More, back to Craignure will provide plenty of opportunities to see both Golden Eagles and White tailed Sea Eagles.  Scarisdale Rocks in Loch na Keal is another favorite place, these birds can sit around for hours on the rocks provided they are not disturbed.Scan any and all of the hills for Golden Eagles which can be seen in most areas.

Each year the young birds are tagged on the upper wing only, with a coloured  tag with a white or black letter. Different wing tags are also used on some other birds and these have a single colour with a white base plus a number.
It is more valuable information when reports include tag details.
 

2009 10th July one chick at Loch Frisa found dead at the bottom of the tree nest. It fledged too early at 10.5 weeks (usually 12 weeks) The other chick fledged successfully.
This years chicks from Loch Ba and Glen Selisdeir have been radio tagged

2008  The Lochdon/Grasspoint birds have failed this year. The birds were disturbed early on in their breeding cycle and this might have something to do with the failiure as the adult birds were kept off the nest for a period  of hours whilst the person disturbing them, (a visiting photographer) took photographs from underneath the nest, of both the adult birds in the  air. 
All very disappointing  for those who have spent time on eaglewatch this year, the birds have not been wing   tagged this year.

2007     8 chicks. tags white with black lettering  A. E. (G) L. M. P. two chicks have not been tagged
            two chicks were lost in April at Loch Frisa due to a tradgic freak accident when both chicks (only 
            days old) fell out of the nest which had slipped. 
           White G was found poisened in Angus in May 2008.

2006    10 chicks. tags yellow with black letters:   A, C, E, F, G, H, L, N, O, P,

2005    8 chicks. tags red with white letters:    I, 0, S, V,  X,  Z, 
            (2 birds were not tagged) 

2004     6 chicks. tags  bottle green with white letters: A, H, O, X, Y, Z.
             Green 0 found dead near the nest, August 2004, believed to be natural causes

2003     7 chicks fledged . Pink  with black letters:  H, O, V, X, Z.
             (2 birds were not tagged)

 2002     Blue,           2001     White/solid black triangle,  2000     Yellow,
 1999     Red,            1998     Green,      1997     Blue,       1996   Grey,
 1995     White,         1994    Yellow,      1993     Red         1992     Green,     1991   Blue,
 1990     White,         1989    Yellow.      1988     Orange.


This is the web site of Alan Spellman, 'Maridon' Lochdon, Isle of Mull. PA64  6AP