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After a break of some time, I will now be updating the website regularly.

2016

I am now working part time as Forest Officer for Tiroran Community Forest on the Isle of Mull.  I hope to be leading a range of wildlife and history walks in the forest during the spring and summer as well as still being involved with Mull Eagle Watch.  There will also be a programme of other events such as nature conservation tasks and archaeological investigations.

For more information ring me on 01681 700022 or email tiroran@swmid.co.uk

For details of the books I write, check out the 'BOOKS' page on this website.

Our juvenile white-tailed eagle from Tiroran Forest in 2015.

Looking forward to the Mull eagles being featured on Winterwatch.  Dave Sexton of the RSPB organised a red deer carcase to be staked out with cameras on the hillside.  It will be interesting to see what footage they got.  When I got our local crofter to put a red deer that had been killed on the road out on the hill behind our garden, the best we got was buzzard, hooded crow and raven.  Pretty impresive birds all the same.

The highlight of 2015 was carrying out a Biodiversity Audit of Mull for the RSPB.

 

 

Isle of Mull Wildlife 2015

I will be leading a wildlife and history walk at Ardalanish next Saturday 25th July (see poster for details below)

And giving a talk on Mull Wildlife in Bunessan Hall on Tuesday 28th July - details below.

Orchids are flowering, birds are nesting, insects are buzzing.  The wildlife on the Isle of Mull is fantastic at the moment.

We still have some vacancies in our holiday cottage this year, checkout www.eaglecottageisleofmull.com

I love trees! and I am finding more stunning examples around the Isle of Mull.

White-tailed eagles (sea eagles) at Mull Eagle Watch.

I am now working for the RSPB again leading the trips to see the white-tailed eagle nest at Mull Eagle Watch (check out our facebook page and the webcam).  Our pair, Iona and Fingal have nested in a new location this year and we get great views of the nest and often see the birds flying in the vicinity.  There are regular fly-pasts by golden eagles too.

We hope to have a webcam with live pictures of the nest this year so watch out for my RSPB blogs and general publicity.

I have been helping BBC Autumnwatch/Springwatch and The One Show film the wild goats at Carsaig on Mull.  The One Show broadcast was in February.

Mike Dilger, the One Show presenter with yours truly.

I have just published a number of new titles in my book about the

Isle of Mull and its wildlife - see BOOKS page

 

I have been working for the RSPB during the summer, mainly at Mull Eagle Watch at Glen Seilisdeir.  We have had spectacular views of nesting white-tailed eagles.

To book for 2014 ring 01680 812556.

For up-to-date info on the birds read the RSPB blog at Mull Eagles or  twitter@frisaandskye.

 

Check out my books (see the 'BOOKS' page), cards, paintings and photographs in shops and galleries around Mull and Iona and in Waterstones in Oban.  Also look out for me in 2013 at the Markets in Bunessan Hall and the local shows.

                                 

Thank you for the feedback from the TREE OF LIFE exhibition at Calgary Art in Nature in the carthouse gallery where my pictures were on display along with Lisa McKenna's wood carvings.  Some of the pictures will be on exhibition in An Roth at Craignure later in 2013.

           

                                          Mountain Hare

I have run an ecology consultancy for over 20 years, carrying out surveys of a wide range of wildlife species and habitats, writing management plans, preparing interpretation, etc.  If you would like a quotation for any wildlife related project please ring me on 01681 700022 or e-mail: mail@johnclare.plus.com

                                         Corncrake

I also have a vast library of digital photos of wildlife, habitats and landscape which are available to buy, and have produced a large range of interpretational material related to nature conservation and local history.

                                          Red Deer

All of the booklets, photographs and artwork on this site have been produced by me and are copyright.  Paper or digital copies can be obtained by contacting the telephone number or e-mail above.  Or why not come in and have a chat in my gallery/shop near Bunessan on the Isle of Mull? 




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