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Wildlife Diary

The Loch Melfort area abounds with diverse mammals, birds, marine life, insects, flora and fauna and many of our guests delight in telling us their wildlife sightings.

Perhaps you've seen a golden eagle riding the thermals, dolphins jumping through the waves, or a rare orchid hiding in the grass. Whatever you've seen, we would like to know about it, so please fill in the details of your sighting on our wildlife diary form and come back often to keep up with the latest wildlife sightings.


Rachel Ross spotted a Porpoise on Friday, 16 October 2009 at 10:00

2 Porpoises swimming just out of the bay between the islands. At low tide you can really see the sea life! Amazingly, given that we are Mid – October, I also watched two humans swimming in wets suits this afternoon across the bay!


Calum Ross spotted a Porpoise on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 at 12:00

Was sitting in the Chartroom Bistro with some friends when I spotted 3 porpoise playing in Asknish Bay. They surfaced several times over the space of about 10 minutes.


Calum Ross spotted a Heron on Saturday, 10 October 2009 at 08:00

Saw a large heron sitting on top of the duck house as I went down to feed the ducks. Managed to get quite close before it took off and flew over the pond, the bay and back towards Arduaine Garden.


Calum Ross spotted a Dragonfly on Thursday, 08 October 2009 at 14:00

Two dragonflies were darting about just above the surface of the water of the Loch Melfort Hotel pond. The largest of our three Muscovy tried to peck them as they flew by!!


Gary Devenay spotted a Otter on Monday, 21 September 2009 at 14:00

On a boat trip to the Corryvreckan whirlpool we saw two otters on the shore of Luing island. One was scampering over the rocks while the other was swimming and diving among the kelp. Usually otters are shy but these two seemed to like our attention

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