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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.


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.


Hugh spotted a Gannet on Thursday, 24 June 2010 at 15:00

Watched the “diver” birds, diving from high in the sky, make a huge splash as they crashed into the sea to catch their dinner!!


Calum spotted a Otter on Wednesday, 14 April 2010 at 21:00

Walking back on the low tide mark around Arduaine point towards the hotel I almost stepped on top of a pair of Otters. Having seen me they lept into the water but bobbed around about 3m away looking at me inquisitively before swimming off. Magical!

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