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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.


Hugh spotted a Heron on Sunday, 05 September 2010 at 15:00

Saw a Heron on the pond in front of the Loch Melfort Hotel.

Red Squirrel

Calum spotted a Red Squirrel on Friday, 03 September 2010 at 18:00

Saw a red squirrel crossing the road (A816) just above the Pass of Melfort.

Wild Goat

Michael spotted a Wild Goat on Thursday, 02 September 2010 at 16:00

Saw wild goats on the shores of Scarba while on a boat trip.


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.

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