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Recent Reports 2018

 

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10th December

TIREE: The Todd’s Canada Goose again at Caoles (John Bowler). 
ISLAY: A juvenile Iceland Gull was at Outer LochIndaal today (Mike Peackock per Ian Brooke.                                                                                    COWAL: Now 25 Purple Sandpipers at Dunoon crazy golf (George Newall).

JAY – Scammadale, Mid-Argyll 10th Dec (Bill Allan).

9th December

COWAL: Little Egret still at the head of the Holy Loch, also a Greenshank (Alistair McGregor).
KINTYRE: A Little Egret was at the head of West Loch Tarbert (Malcolm Chattwood). At Campbeltown today: 5 Shoveler – inc 3 adult m, a 1CY m and a f (Eddie Maguire).
TIREE: Drake and female Ring-necked Duck at Loch a’ Phuill also 1m Pochard there. Imm male Ring-necked Duck at Loch Bhasapol with 3 Coot (John Bowler). 
NORTH ARGYLL: At Loch Creran today highlights included – 17 White-fronted Geese, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Greenshank (Robin Harvey).

          


8th December

COLONSAY: The Cackling Goose was seen again today on Oronsay (Patrick Styles).


4th December

TIREE: Presumed Todd’s Canada Goose again at Caoles today (John Bowler).
COWAL: 38 Turnstones and 22 Purple Sandpipers at Dunoon crazy golf – also Little Egret still at the Holy Loch (Alistair McGregor).
MID-ARGYLL: At Loch Gilp this morning – 2 Red Knot, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit and a single Shelduck. At Barsloisnoch/Moine Mhor only 3 Greenland White-fronted Geese in the ever decreasing wintering flock there (Jim Dickson).

SONG THRUSH – Holy Loch, Cowal 4th Dec (Alistair McGregor).
PURPLE SANDPIPERS – Dunoon, Cowal 4th Dec (Alistair McGregor).
TODD’S CANADA GOOSE – Caoles, Tiree 4th Dec (John Bowler).

3rd December

ISLAY: A drake Green-winged Teal at Loch Gruinart today (first report this autumn/winter), Bramblings still at Kilchoman and a Little Egret there on Sat 1st Dec (per Ian Brooke).
TIREE: The 3 Ring-necked Duck are still at Loch Bhasapol, also 3 Coot there (John Bowler).


2nd December

COLONSAY: A Great Crested Grebe this morning feeding off Oronsay (Patrick Styles) – always a good record away from mainland Argyll and a first confirmed for Colonsay/Oronsay!
KINTYRE: On Gigha yesterday – highlights from David & Janet Jardine included: Grey Wagtail at the south pier, female Shoveler at West Tarbert, and 5 different Water Rails in marshes at Leim and Tarbert.
MID-ARGYLL: A Kingfisher at Loch Gilp this morning – also a 1CY Lesser Black Backed Gull there yesterday.
KINTYRE: Now 3 male Shoveler at Campbeltown Loch (were 2 on 28-29 Nov) – Eddie Maguire.


30th November

COWAL: In Loch Long near Gairletter: a single Great Crested Grebe and about 500 meters from it a Slavonian Grebe, and at the holy loch hide 1 Greenshank ,1 Little Egret and 2 Knot (Alistair McGregor).

SLAVONIAN GREBE – Loch Long, Cowal 30th Nov (Alistair McGregor).

29th November

MID-ARGYLL: In Loch Fyne (south of Ardrishaig to Inverneil) – many Guillemots and Razorbills plus at least 3 Little Auks presumably blown in after yesterdays storm. Also 5 Great Northern , 3 Black-throated and 5 Red-throated Divers (Jim Dickson). Alan Dykes reports an increase in Woodcock numbers in past month few each morning on the section between Ford & Braevallich however 12 yesterday. In Slockavullin today David Pearson had a Brambling and a Yellowhammer visit.
COWAL: A Kingfisher at the Holy Loch this morning (Andrew McFarlane).

KINGFISHER – Holy Loch, Cowal 29th Nov (Andrew McFarlane).
BRAMBLING – Slockavullin, Mid-Argyll 29th Nov (David Pearson).
YELLOWHAMMER – Slockavullin, Mid-Argyll 29th Nov (David Pearson).

26th November

MID-ARGYLL: Still 2 Little Egrets at the Add Estuary today (Jim Dickson).

WIGEON – Add Estuary, Mid-Argyll 26th Nov (Jim Dickson).
LITTLE EGRET – Add Estuary, Mid-Argyll 26th Nov (Jim Dickson).

25th November

KINTYRE: Strath; 100 Greylags inc a collared bird / orange collar / black text = B|PD (Irish scheme). Campbeltown Loch; 169 Oystercatcher, 77 Curlew (Eddie Maguire).

GREYLAG with neck collar – Strath Farm, Kintyre 25th Nov (Eddie Maguire).

24th November

MID-ARGYLL: The ABC Loch Gilp & Add Estuary trip was well attended with 14 folk.  A total of 61 species were noted and excellent views of 2 Kingfishers at Loch Gilp and 2 Little Egret at the Add Estuary. Other birds of note were a Merlin at Dalvore, Grey Wagtail at Loch Gilp and 3 Black-throated Divers off Ardrishaig (Jim Dickson).
COWAL: At the Holy Loch – now 2 Little Egrets being reported.


23rd November

MID-ARGYLL: Still 2 Little Egrets at the Add Estuary this morning. A first returning Shelduck at Loch Gilp and 3 Black-throated Divers off Ardrishaig early afternoon today (Jim Dickson).
KINTYRE: A Great White Egret was seen at Aros farm (nr Machrihanish airfield) around 8.30 am, flushed by a tractor, then flew south towards Chiscan (Kevin Hamilton).

BLACK-THROATED DIVER – Ardrishaig, Mid-Argyll 23rd Nov (Jim Dickson).

22nd November

KINTYRE: At Campbeltown Loch; a colour ringed Oystercatcher and Curlew, 40 Wigeon, 23 Teal and 60 Ruddy Turnstones. Note the MSBO closed for the winter on 10 Nov (Eddie Maguire).

OYSTERCATCHER – Campbeltown, Kintyre 22nd Nov (Eddie Maguire).
WIGEON – Campbeltown, Kintyre 22nd Nov (Eddie Maguire).
WIGEON – Campbeltown, Kintyre 22nd Nov (Eddie Maguire).

21st November

MID-ARGYLL: A Nuthatch frequenting Tayvallich again last few days (Chris Todd). 4 White-tailed Eagles all together, over Island of Danna yesterday. No further sighting of the Hen Harrier or the Merlin on 18 -19th around Kilmory area – Loch Sween (Ali Ross). A female Blackcap in the garden at Cairnbaan eating bird cherries early afternoon today (Jim Dickson).
NORTH ARGYLL: A Nuthatch still frequenting a garden in Barcaldine – also a male Blackcap and several Brambling recently (Doung Fontaine).
COWAL: Little Egret and a Greenshank still at the Holy Loch yesterday and today (Alistair McGregor).
ISLAY: A report of a Bean Goose from Kilmeny (Ballygrant) Islay yesterday (Cathrine Fotheringham per Ian Brooke). A Great White Egret today Laphroaig then later at the edge of Loch Kinnabus (The Oa), landing briefly several times, then lost flying east over hill, possibly just back to coast or potentially N.Ireland or Kintyre (David Wood). A Dark-bellied Brent Goose was with Barnacle Geese at Rockside today (Mark & Sally Johnson per Ian Broke). Also a Little Egret over Machit Bay yesterday (Armin Grewe per Ian Brooke).

 
LITTLE EGRET – Holy Loch, Cowal 21st Nov (Alistair McGregor).
PURPLE SANDPIPER – Dunoon, Cowal 21st Nov (Alistair McGregor).

TREECREEPER – Holy Loch, Cowal 20th Nov (Alistair McGregor).
BLACKCAP – Cairnbaan, Mid-Argyll 21st Nov (Jim Dickson).
BLACKCAP – Cairnbaan, Mid-Argyll 21st Nov (Jim Dickson).

18th November

MID-ARGYLL: Now 2 Little Egrets at the Add Estuary today (Jim Dickson).

LITTLE EGRET – Add Estuary, Mid-Argyll 18th Nov (Jim Dickson).
LITTLE EGRETS – Add Estuary, Mid-Argyll 18th Nov (Jim Dickson).

17th November

COWAL: Little Egret again at the Holy Loch and a Nuthatch at the Benmore gardens hide today (Alistair McGregor).

LITTLE EGRET – Holy Loch, Cowal 17th Nov (Alistair McGregor).
NUTHATCH – Benmore gardens, Cowal 17th Nov (Alistair McGregor).

16th November

KINTYRE: 2 Tree Sparrows at the feeders in Port Righ, Carradale this morning (Alasdair Paterson).
COLONSAY: A male Blackcap – also 2 Greenfinch in the garden at Kilchattan today (Margaret Keirnen).
COWAL: The Little Egret is still at the Holy Loch – also a Kingfisher at Benmore gardens bridge (Alistair McGregor).
TIREE: The Ring-billed Gull again at Sandaig (from 11 Nov) – it finally gave flight views revealing it to be a second-winter 2CY bird, so may well be the returning bird that spent Jan -Mar 2018 as a first-winter 2CY bird at the same location. The 3 Ring-necked Ducks (1m, 1f, 1 imm m) still at Loch Bhasapol (John Bowler).

2CY RING-BILLED GULL – Sandaig, Tiree 16th Nov (John Bowler).
2CY RING-BILLED GULL – Sandaig, Tiree 16th Nov (John Bowler).

15th November

TIREE: 1 mid-sized thin-necked vagrant Canada Goose (Todd’s?) in with the Barnacle Geese at Caoles, also the 1CY Dotterel again at Scarinish (John Bowler).
MID-ARGYLL: The Little Egret was at Loch Crinan this morning (Jim Dickson).
COWAL: A pair of Peregrine seen at the water treatment plant in Dunoon today (Cherry Cook).
ISLAY: A 2CY Iceland Gull was at the Oa today (David Wood per Ian Brooke).
NORTH ARGYLL: A Little Egret reported from east side of Aird’s Bay, Taynuilt (per Malcolm Chattwood).

TODD’S CANADA (B. c. interior) – Tiree 15th Nov (John Bowler).
DOTTEREL – Scarinish, Tiree – 15th Nov (John Bowler).

14th November

COWAL: A Blackcap today in George Newall’s garden at Bishop’s Glen, Dunoon. A Kingfisher was at St Catherines today (Neil Hammatt).


13th November

TIREE: 3 Ring-necked Ducks (ad m, ad f, 2cy m) showing better in the sunshine at Loch Bhasapol at lunch-time – also 1 Coot there (John Bowler).
MID-ARGYLL: Little Egret still at the Add Estuary – near the Islandadd bridge (Fiona Dickson).
MULL: Cattle Egret still at Calgary machair today (Bill Allan).

RING-NECKED DUCKS – Loch Bhasapol, Tiree 13th Nov (John Bowler).

12th November

TIREE: The 1CY Dotterel was at Scarinish again. 3 (ad male, female & 1CY male), Ring-necked Duck together at Loch Bhasapol – also 1 Coot there, 1 Little Egret flew east at Balephetrish Hill and landed at Loch Aulaig, a flock of 16 Jackdaws at Loch an Eilein barn, 5 Black-tailed Godwits, 1m Pochard and 1 imm/f Greater Scaup at Loch a’ Phuill (John Bowler).
ISLAY: A Coot was at Loch Skerrols – also pair of Pochard still present, 125 Whoopers, 19 Tufted Duck and an imm White-tailed Eagle which caused a massive panic amongst the geese, swans & duck (Mike Peacock).
MID-ARGYLL: A Waxwing at Black Lynn (between Tesco and Lidl car parks) in Oban early afternoon (Stuart Gibson / Jim Dickson). A male Blackcap and 3 Jays in Scammadale garden today (Bill Alan). A Brambling at Stonefield today (Anne Lavelle).
COWAL: A male Brambling on feeders at Millhouse.
KINTYRE: A 1CY Mediterranean Gull off Carradale Bay (Neil Hammatt).

WAXWING – Oban, Mid-Argyll 12th Nov (Jim Dickson).
WAXWING – Oban, Mid-Argyll 12th Nov (Jim Dickson).

11th November

TIREE: An adult Ring-billed Gull today in with the Common Gulls at Sandaig (John Bowler). Yesterday 8 Snow Bunting at Gott Bay (Steph Cope).
MID-ARGYLL: The Little Egret seen again at the Add Estuary this morning during WeBS count – also a flock of 310 Redwings near Barsloisnoch Farm (Jim Dickson). A male Blackcap was at Stonefield today (Anne Lavelle). Near Barsloisnoch 2 Greenland White-fronts have now appeared…nos less each year! (David Jardine).
MULL: The Cattle Egret was still at the Calgary machair yesterday – also a Jack Snipe seen (David Jardine).
KINTYRE: At the Kilmichael floods; 5 tundra Bean Geese in with 304 White-fronts, 150 Greylag and  49 feral Canada.  Also, 241 Eurasian Wigeon and 45 Northern Lapwing there. (Eddie Maguire with Peter Nash / Nick Curtis).
COWAL: A good WeBS count at the Holy Loch today with highlights of –  4 Goldeneye, 4 Little Grebe, 242 Oystercatcher, 8 Lapwing,  78 Curlew, 1 Greenshank and 60 Redshank (George Newall).

RING-BILLED GULL (left) – Sandaig, Tiree 11th Nov (John Bowler).

9th November

MID-ARGYLL: An adult Little Gull was with other gulls at the head of Loch Gilp around 10am this morning (Jim Dickson). A 1CY Pomarine Skua was harassing gulls off Ardrishaig late morning (Steve Duffield).


8th November

MID-ARGYLL: Five Waxwings frequented the area of the Black Lynn (between Tesco and Lidl car parks) in Oban on 6th – 7th November (Stuart Gibson).
WeBS count on Loch Etive today was disrupted when a White-tailed Eagle arrived at the bay! Other highlights were two Kingfishers; one at Stonefield (Linne na Craige ) and one at Bonawe North Argyll. Also – at Inverawe  a visitor reported a Little Egret earlier on the River Awe (Mike Harrison). A male Brambling at Keills today, by the gate to Keills House (John Aitchison).
ISLAY: Male & female Pochard at Loch Skerrols in with large flocks of wigeon & teal (Mike Peacock).

LONG-TAILED TIT – Cairnbaan, Mid-Argyll 8th Nov (Jim Dickson).
LONG-TAILED TIT – Cairnbaan, Mid-Argyll 8th Nov (Jim Dickson).

7th November

ISLAY: Just to add to yesterday’s haul of Egrets currently in Argyll – another Little Egret was at Loch Gruinart today. Also good numbers there of Golden Plover with 1,550 and 1,900 Teal on the floods (Mike Bell per Ian Brooke).


6th November

MID-ARGYLL: A Little Egret was at the Add Estuary this morning – opposite the bird hide (David Pearson/Jim Dickson).
No sign of the Great White Egret at Loch Ederline this morning.
COWAL: The Little Egret is still at the Holy Loch today (Alistair McGregor).
MULL: The Cattle Egret is still at Calgary – seen this pm (per Birdguides).
NORTH ARGYLL: A Little Egret was at Loch Laich this morning (David Jardine).

LITTLE EGRET – Holy Loch, Cowal 6th Nov (Andy Macfarlane).
BRAMBLING – Holy Loch, Cowal 6th Nov (Andy Macfarlane).

5th November

MID-ARGYLL: A Great White Egret was at Loch Ederline at 09:40 today then flew off west (Pete Creech). 2 male Black Grouse were at the Moine Mhor this morning (Fiona Dickson). Yesterday a Kingfisher was on the River Add at Dunadd (Malcolm Chattwood).
COWAL: At the Holy Loch today – Alistair McGregor reported – 1 Greenshank, 1 Knot, 1 Kingfisher and a Hen Harrier.
TIREE: 2 Long-eared Owls roosting all day in garden at Balephuil – also 1 Brambling there (John Bowler).
KINTYRE: Yesterday at the Machrihanish SBO – 18 Purple Sandpipers >S + 6 resting (Eddie Maguire).

GREAT WHITE EGRET – Loch Ederline, Mid-Argyll 5th Nov (Pete Creech).
LONG-EARED OWLS – Balephuil, Tiree 5th Nov (John Bowler).
GREAT WHITE EGRET – Loch Ederline, Mid-Argyll 5th Nov (Pete Creech).
PURPLE SANDPIPERS – MSBO, Kintyre 4th Nov (Eddie Maguire).
LONG-EARED OWL – Balephuil, Tiree 5th Nov (John Bowler).
PURPLE SANDPIPER – MSBO, Kintyre 4th Nov (Eddie Maguire).

2nd November

KINTYRE: The Little Egret was still at Waterfoot, Carradale yesterday (Alasdair Paterson).
COWLAL: The Little Egret was still at the Holy Loch today (Alistair McGregor).
TIREE: A ‘Siberian’ Chiffchaff was at Balephuil today. Yeterday – 1 Jack Snipe was at the Reef and 2 Coot at Loch Bhasapol (John Bowler).

LITTLE EGRET – Carradale 1st Nov (Alasdair Paterson).

31st October

COLONSAY: A Common Crane flew over Oronsay late afternoon today – also the Cackling Goose still present (Patrick Styles).
KINTYRE: A Little Egret was on the river at Waterfoot, Carradale today (Steve Redwood).
TIREE: 1 Goldcrest and 2 Blackcap (1m,1f) at Balephuil today and yesterday: 2 Mealy Redpoll and 1m Blackcap at Balephuil, 30 Goldeneye at Loch a’ Phuill  (John Bowler).

GOLDCREST – Balephuil, Tiree 31st Oct (John Bowler).
GREENFINCH – Cairnbaan, Mid-Argyll 31st Oct (Jim Dickson).
COLLARED DOVE – Cairnbaan, Mid-Argyll 31st Oct (Jim Dickson).

29th October

COLONSAY: On Oronsay the Cackling Goose was seen again today (Patrick Styles).
MID-ARGYLL: 3 Red Kites over the forestry SW of Ardrishaig, 2 came in really high from the NE, over Loch Gilp, and continued south, the other drifted south then back north late afternoon (Tome Lowe). A report (per Birdguides) of a Red-necked Grebe on Loch Etive, 2km east of Connel. Up to 5 Brambling were in the garden in Connel this morning (Mike Harrison).
TIREE: 1 Leach’s Petrel flying close in amongst the breakers at Gott Bay today – also 1 Grey Phalarope there (John Bowler).

BRAMBLING – Connel, Mid-Argyll 29th Oct (Mike Harrison).
RED KITES – Ardrishaig, Mid-Argyll 29th Oct (Tome Lowe).
CACKLING GOOSE – Oronsay, Colonsay 29th Oct (Patrick Styles).

28th October

TIREE: A juv Glaucous Gull was new at Loch a’ Phuill today. Also single Brambling at Balephuil and Balemartine (John Bowler).

GREAT NORTHERN DIVER – Outer Loch Craignish, Mid-Argyll 28th Oct (James Lehman).
PURPLE SANDPIPER – Outer Loch Craignish, Mid-Argyll 28th Oct (James Lehman).

27th October

MID-ARGYLL: The Little Egret is still at the Add Estuary (David Pearson). 5 Greenshank together at north end if Scotnish this afternoon (Doug Menzies).
KINTYRE: On the ABC field trip to the Sound 0f Gigha today – highlights among 54 species noted included – a pr of Golden Eagle, strong passage of Skylark and Meadow Pipits, 800+ Greenland White-fronts plus 2 Barnacle Geese, 6 Slavonian Grebe, 10+ Great Northern Diver and 10+ Common Scoter.
COWAL: At the head of the Holy Loch on 26 Oct – 2 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank and the Little Egret roosting with 8 Grey Heron (Alistair McGregor).

GOLDCREST – Point Sands, Kintyre 27th Oct (Jim Dickson).
WHIMBREL – Holy Loch, Cowal 26th Oct (Alistair McGregor).

26th October

KINTYRE: At Strath, the Laggan on 24th Oct 5 Greylag Geese included a neck-collared bird from the Irish Greylag Geese scheme (Eddie Maguire). In Carradale – Alisdair Paterson now has 11 Brambling coming to his feeders and a record for there.
COWAL: Off Dunoon Crazy golf on 25th Oct – first returning Purple Sandpipers noted with 6 birds there (George Newall).
COLONSAY: On the Oronsay reserve on 24th Oct – 54 Greenland White-fronted Geese (15 juvs) – (Patrick Styles).
MULL: The Cattle Egret was still present at Calgary – to 25th Oct at least (Anand Prasad).
MID-ARGYLL: A Little Egret at the Add Estuary today (James Lehman) and possibly there yesterday as well. A Kingfisher at the head of Loch Gilp this morning (Jim Dickson).
TIREE: Seawatch highlights from Aird early morning included – 1 Pomarine Skua, 3 Great Skua and 2 Manx Shearwater (John Bowler).
ISLAY: At The Oa reserve – good numbers of Redwing (800 min) and 200 Fieldfare today, also 360 White-fronted Geese, a Chiffchaff and 6 Brambling (David Wood).

LITTLE EGRET – Add Estuary, Mid-Argyll 26th Oct (James Lehman).
FIELDFARE – Cairnbaan, Mid-Argyll 26th Oct (Jim Dickson).
GREYLAGS – The Laggan, Kintyre 24th Oct (Eddie Maguire).

23rd October

Mull: The Cattle Egret was still showing near the graveyard at Calgary today.
MID-ARGYLL: A Coot was seen at Ulva lagoon yesterday (Ali Ross).
COWAL: The Little Egret is still at the Holy Loch (Alistair McGregor). A Nuthatch was  at feeders in a Glenbranter garden on Sat 20th (Willie Harrison).
TIREE: A 1CY Dotterel at Scarinish – presumably same as bird there earlier in the month – (John Bowler/Andy Robinson). Also an imm Pomarine Skua off Aird during seawatch at first light (John Bowler).

LITTLE EGRET with Redshank – Holy Loch, Cowal on 22 Oct (Alistair McGregor).
LITTLE EGRET with Greenshank – Holy Loch, Cowal on 22 Oct (Alistair McGregor).

21st October

MID-ARGYLL: More Redwing about today in small flocks. A Kingfisher was at the Corran / head of Loch Gilp (David Pearson). No sign of yesterday’s Bonapartes’s Gull there today – 4 Pink-footed Geese and 3 Whoopers flew over (Jim Dickson).

WHOOPER SWAN – The Laggan, Kintyre 21st Oct (Eddie Maguire).

20th October

MID-ARGYLL: An adult  Bonaparte’s Gull off the front green at Lochgilphead after 11am today (Jim Dickson).
KINTYRE: Another 1CY Mediterranean Gull at Machrihanish today – this time at the holiday park (Eddie Maguire).
COWAL: The Little Egret is still at the Holy Loch (Alistair McGregor).

1CY MEDITERRANEAN GULL – Machrihanish Holiday Park 20th Oct (Eddie Maguire).
BONAPARTE’S GULL – Loch Gilp, Mid-Argyll 20th Oct (Jim Dickson).
BONAPARTE’S GULL – Loch Gilp, Mid-Argyll 20th Oct (Jim Dickson).

19th October

MID-ARGYLL: Bill Allan saw 3 Brambling (2mm + 1f) in his Scammadale garden today.
COWAL: A Little Egret was back again at the head of the Holy Loch today (Alistair McGregor).
MULL: The Cattle Egret is still around – in the Calgary graveyard area today (Anand Prasad).

BRAMBLING – Scammadale, Mid-Argyll 19th Oct (Bill Allan).

18th October

MID-ARGYLL: A Kingfisher was on shore at Crinan Ferry at 08.30 today then flew over to canal (John Halliday). Movement of thrushes over Cairnbaan heading SE with around 300 Fieldfare and 100 Redwing (Jim Dickson). A Kingfisher and a Dipper were on the shore just south of Ardrishaig last Sun 14th (Alan Dykes).
COLL: A Snow Bunting at Totronald the last few days (David Andrews per John Bowler).
KINTYRE: Alasdair Paterson had a Brambling and a Blackcap in his Carradale garden yesterday.
COLONSAY/ORONSAY: reports of a Little Egret at Loch Fada from 4th Oct – it has a broken leg (Margaret Keirnen per David Jardine). Also a (largish type) Cackling Goose on the Oronsay reserve today (Patrick Styles).
MULL: The Cattle Egret was still at Dervaig yesterday (per Mullbirds).

CACKLING type Goose – Oronsay, Colonsay 18th Oct (Patrick Styles).
BLACKCAP – Carradale, Kintyre 17th Oct (Alasdair Paterson).

17th October

COLONSAY: Received a report today of a Kingfisher seen at Loch Fada on Thurs 11 Oct (Steve Bentall) – only one previous unconfirmed report of a record in 1945 (per David Jardine –  Birds of Colonsay & Oronsay).
MID-ARGYLL: A male Pintail at the Add Estuary today – also tremendous views for 10 mins or so of ad White-tailed Eagle (David Pearson).
COWAL: Thousands of Fieldfares and Redwings arriving in Cowal today (Neil Hammatt).
MULL: A Yellow-browed Warbler was on Iona today by the Heritage Cafe with lots of Coal Tits, also 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap on the island (Tony Disley per Alan Spellman).


16th October

MID-ARGYLL: Feedback from several folk now appears to indicate an excellent breeding season for Bullfinch with good numbers widespread in Mid-Argyll at least. A Nuthatch has been an infrequent visitor to an Ardrishaig garden in last few weeks and a Magpie has been seen in the Cairnbaan forest at top of the road carpark up from Letterdail (Lynsey Gibson).
KINTYRE: Probably two different 1CY Mediterranean Gulls at Machrihanish SBO today – one on the shore at 11:02 and the one >S at 12:12 (Eddie Maguire).
TIREE: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Carnan Mor this evening – also 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Goldcrest there. 1 Chiffchaff at Balephuil. 1hr Sea-watch from Hynish (0745-0845hrs) in SSE7-8 with highlights of – 1 Grey Phalarope, 2 Arctic Skua and 2 Storm Petrel (John Bowler).

1CY MEDITERRANEAN GULL – MSBO, Kintyre 16th Oct (Eddie Maguire).
1CY MEDITERRANEAN GULL – MSBO, Kintyre 16th Oct (Eddie Maguire).

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