17th February

TIREE: an adult and a juvenile Glaucous Gull at Gott Bay  (Martin Finnigan per John Bowler). A juvenile  Glaucous Gull at Loch Bhasapol, therefore up to 5 Glaucous Gulls now on Tiree. A
Long-eared Owl found at Hough sadly having hit wires and then trampled by cattle (John Bowler).
MID-ARGYLL: six Greenland White-fronted Geese at Barsloisnoch and two singing Mistle Thrush in the Duntrune area and one near Cairnbaan, also many other species in full song just now.
COWAL: on Wed 15 Feb a Slavonian Grebe on the Holy Loch WeBS count was the first seen there by George Newall/Alistair McGregor).
ISLAY: no further reports of the reported Great Grey Shrike from Bridgend (full details required please) and no further sightings as yet of the significant flock of 13 ‘small’ Canada Geese reported previously east of Port Ellen, however now 3 Cackling Geese on the Island (Tom Lowe per Steve Percival).