16th December

TIREE: The drake Green-winged Teal is still on Loch a’ Phuill today (John Bowler).
MID-ARGYLL: A male and female Pochard at south Loch Awe (between Ford and Braevallich) today and the first I have ever seen in Argyll. Lots of Woodcock at the moment with 6 this morning has been the most and their numbers have been building up past few weeks. A Herring Gull has been displaying to a Great Black Back at the fish farm at Braevallich. It was doing this over the summer and has started again…..(Alan Dykes). At Loch Gilp this morning: 173 Wigeon, 6 Shelduck, 14 Bar-tailed Godwits and 12 Redshanks (Jim Dickson).

Ringed Plovers – Holy Loch, Cowal 16 Dec (Donnie MacFarlane).