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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.


Michael spotted a Whale on Thursday, 02 September 2010 at 00:00

Spotted a Minke Whale on a boat-trip from Ardfern to the Corryvreckan.


Anna spotted a Gannet on Wednesday, 25 August 2010 at 16:00

Out on Dad’s boat from Loch Melfort Hotel. Watched several gannets diving for fish.


Anna spotted a Porpoise on Wednesday, 25 August 2010 at 15:00

Out in Dad’s boat from Loch Melfort Hotel – spotted a porpoise in Asknish Bay, near Eilean Creagach(an island) and then 3 more playing in the north end of the Shuna Sound.


Anna spotted a Seal on Saturday, 21 August 2010 at 14:00

Out on Dad’s boat from Loch Melfort Hotel. Saw a couple of seals bobbing around in the water in Asknish Bay.

Red Squirrel

Calum spotted a Red Squirrel on Monday, 19 July 2010 at 17:00

Spotted a red squirrel, sitting by the roadside waiting to cross the road. A816 northbound, just after Loch nan Druimean.

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