Recently fledged Swallows on Ulva

P1100343 - Swallow, Ulva

Last summer we finally made our first trip over to Ulva, an island located off the west coast of Mull with a permanent population of just six. Access came via a small passenger ferry which saw us safely across the narrow straight on what was a morning shrouded in mist. Like much of the surrounding area Ulva is bristling with wildlife and the first birds we stumbled upon were this trio of recently fledged Swallows. Their parents were dropping in at regular intervals to deliver food but there’s no mistaking that look of discontent. After several weeks in a warm, dry nest, who could really blame them.

For a full account of our time on Ulva head here.


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1 Comment

Caroline Gill · August 26, 2018 at 7:23 pm

Wonderful! I was prevented by mobility issues (and tide!) from accessing the Ulva ferry, so it is particularly good to see something special from your visit.

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