Monday, 28 November 2016

Ormsaigbeg Stags

Sunrise across the Sound of Mull, at just after a quarter to nine this morning, coincided with a break in the clouds along the horizon so, as we walked down to the shop, we were bathed in a golden light which....

 ....turned the bracken on the ridge at the back of Ormsaigbeg a deep copper colour.

We thought the animal on the skyline was one of the sheep which winter on the hill but....

....a closer look revealed a group of five red deer stags.

We know that there are deer in Ormsaigbeg. They were caught on the trail camera earlier this year - see blog post here - but we had assumed they spent the day in the woodland at the back of the crofts. Slightly surprisingly, these seemed to be heading out onto the common grazings for the day.

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