10th February

ISLAY: Ian Brooke at ‘Islay Birds’ reports – a male Ring necked Duck seen from the old hide at Gruinart, also 4 Greenshank there (Bob Davison/David Barr). Gordon Yates had the Iceland Gull at Ballinaby this afternoon… and also 2 Glaucous Gulls present – Corsapol and  Gruinart.
COWAL: A sub-adult White-tailed Eagle nr Largiemore today and also a Kingfisher on the Strathlachlan river on 6th Feb (Yvonne McCronne). A Nuthatch, along with a Great Spotted Woodpecker and good numbers of tits at the feeder by Benmore Gardens car par (Frances Lynn). Yesterday -In a field close to Kilfinan, approx. 25 Fieldfares, 15 Mistle Thrush feeding. On the Otter ferry shore road near the fish farm a pair of Gooseander feeding and a Kingfisher near Castle Lachlan (same as Yvonne’s sighting – Alistair McGregor/George Newall).
MID-ARGYLL: A juvenile Iceland Gull was at the head of Loch Gilp this morning (David Jardine/Jim Dickson). At Poltalloch – 8 Fieldfares and 2 Redwings, also 8 Reed Buntings nearby at Dalvore.

Iceland Gull – Loch Gilp, Mid-Argyll 10th Feb (Jim Dickson).
Kingfisher – Strathlachlan, Cowal 9th Feb (Alistair McGregor).
Goldeneye – Holy Loch, Cowal 9th Feb (Alistair McGregor).