hills in autumn colours reflected in calm sea

Otters, Sea Eagles, and more...


This area has always been well-known for otters. A few miles down the coast, Gavin Maxwell raised the otters made famous in his book "Ring of Bright Water". Today, there is a sanctuary and hide just across the water from Ferry House. There, and at Ferry House itself, sightings are frequent, especially at quiet times of the day—although they can never be guaranteed.

An otter swimming in the water and then diving. Three otters on the rocks near the shore.

An otter swimming in the water, climbs onto a rock and eats a crab.

We also have sea eagles living nearby and fishing from the rocks around Ferry House.

  © BBC

Amazing footage of our local sea eagle stealing mackerel from a gull. Filmed in the Kyle Rhea Narrows just below Ferryhouse for the the BBC programme, Hebrides — Islands on the Edge.

See the clip on the BBC website.


Some of our photos.

Roe Deer in garden early one morning.

Harbour Porpoise from Ferry House.

A pine martin on our garden table, captured by a night vision camera.

Seals basking on rocks near Ferry House.

Gull mobbing Sea Eagle near Ferry House.

Heron seen from coastal path behind Ferry House.

Great Tits feeding in garden.

Sparrowhawk in Ferry House garden.

Sea eagle on rocks in front of Ferry House.

sea eagle in flight over sea

... and in flight.

roe deer in garden looking straight at camera

Another roe deer in our garden.

buzzard on post on snowy hillside

A buzzard on a snowy Mam Ratagan pass above Glenelg.

An incomplete list, in no particular order, of the wildlife seen around Ferry House:

  • Oyster catcher
  • Gannet
  • Shag
  • Shearwater
  • Wild Geese
  • Golden Eagle
  • Sea Eagle
  • Buzzard
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Sparrowhawk
  • Seal
  • Otter
  • Harbour Porpoise
  • Minke Whale
  • Basking Shark
  • Red Deer
  • Roe Deer
  • Pine Martin
seals basking on rocks near ferry slipway

Seals basking on the rocks near the ferry slipway.