19th August

MID-ARGYLL: A single eclipse drake Wigeon at the head of Loch Gilp today (Jim Dickson).
ISLAY: Off Frenchman’s Rocks this morning in WNW F6-7 produced – 1,435 Manx Shearwaters 340 Gannets, 41 Fulmars, 6 Kittiwakes, 2 Whimbrels, 4 Great Skuas, 1 Arctic Skua (dark phase) and 14 Shags (Mike Peacock/Peter Roberts/Martin Armstrong) also Mike saw a Greenshank at Port Charlotte earlier flying up Loch Indaal.
TIREE: A sea-watch from Aird 1220-1320hrs in WNW F7 produced – 2 Storm Petrels, 1 Arctic Skua, 10 Great Skuas, 1 Black Guillemot, 2 Kittiwakes, 24 Fulmars, 106 Gannets and 495 Manx Shearwaters (John Bowler). Also a tight group of 25 Redshanks at The Green (Kevin Rylands).