Wildlife Sightings – Crossbills, Otters and Sea Eagles

Scottish Crossbill in Ratagan
A Scottish crossbill that Tony managed to snap on the track through the woods behind Grants.

In the last couple of weeks, Tony spotted a Scottish Crossbill, which is a very rare sighting for this part of the world.  Easy to spot though, they are a fantastic bright orange.

I thought this would also be a great opportunity to post some of our favourite sightings from last year.  We managed to catch a baby otter early in the year while we were out walking along the shore of Loch Duich.

baby otter
Baby otter alongside Loch Duich
baby otter on Loch Duich
A baby otter playing in the surf on Loch Duich at Ratagan.

Towards the end of the year Tony caught one of the Glenelg white tailed sea eagles on camera.

White tailed sea eagle
A white tailed sea eagle taking off from the shores of Loch Duich. it was nesting not far away at Glenelg.

At Last, the New Website!

At last our new website is finished.  As some of you will know, it has been several years in the making!  By popular demand, we have added a page that tells you a little bit about the history of Grants and where it got it’s name from, and we are also lucky enough to have a piece from John Murray whose family lived in the house from 1929 – 1949.  See our about Grants page for a link to the pdf document.

We will be adding wildlife sightings, useful hints and tips, and lots of photos to our blog, and you can follow our blog to keep up to date with all our news.

We are currently getting ready for the season and will be opening on 20 March 2015.  We look forward to seeing you soon!