Eagles Of Mull

Season 26, Episode 12 of 13

The Scottish island of Mull provides a beautiful backdrop for this insider's guide to its thriving wildlife. Located off the coast of western Scotland, the island of Mull is one of those rare and fortunate places that seem untouched by the passage of time. From its powder-white beaches to snow-capped mountain peaks, Mull has an incredible diversity of life. A blend of mountains, forests, bogs, coastline, moorland and crystal clear rivers, Mull's rich variety of habitat is matched only by the abundance of wildlife. The golden eagle and the rare white tailed eagle, which has only returned to Mull in the last 15 years, have strongholds on the island. But these aerial killers are not alone in the skies above Mull. The calls of gulls, oystercatchers, curlew and skylarks fill the air. The numerous species of birds represent just a small part of the island's biodiversity. The surrounding waters play host to minke whales, bottlenose dolphins, grey seals and basking sharks. Otters fish in the many sea lochs, while on land you're likely to catch sight of deer, mink and maybe even the elusive wild white goats. Cameraman Gordon Buchanan turns the lens on his birthplace to give an insight into the wild characters of this remarkable island.

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