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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.


Duncan spotted a Deer on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 at 15:00

Saw red deer on Scarba during a Sealife Adventures boat trip.


Duncan spotted a Porpoise on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 at 14:00

Saw several porpoises on a SeaLife Adventures trip near the Corryvrecken whirlpool.


Alison, Kirstin and Gordon spotted a Porpoise on Sunday, 09 October 2012 at 11:00

3 porpoises where seen swimming in Asknish Bay all morning.

Red Squirrel

Calum spotted a Red Squirrel on Monday, 29 August 2012 at 12:00

First sighting of a red so close to the hotel. Sitting in my office looking out the window,the red leapt from tree to tree at the entrance of the NTS car-park and the scurried along the ground the field in front of Old Cottage.


Hugh spotted a Butterfly on Saturday, 27 August 2012 at 14:00

Saw some beautiful Red Admirals near the path on the way down to the boathouse in front of the hotel.

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