One of the highlights of catching the ferry from Oban to Mull is being able to watch the Black Guillemots that nest in the harbor walls while you wait. This particular individual was showing off the vibrant red interior of its mouth brilliantly.
Also present are the ever hungry Herring Gulls. It’s probably my imagination but I swear that they are even bigger north of the border than down here in Wales. I certainly wouldn’t argue if he decided that he wanted some of my chips!
Last but not least we have the Eiders.
This family group with a single chick were just outside Oban in the waters around Connel. I presume this was an early hatchling as I didn’t see any more throughout our stay on the Mull.