19th January

KINTYRE: On Gigha today – 2CY male Shoveler at Ardminish Bay and a European White-fronted Goose – with Greylags at Cuddypool Bay (David Jardine).
A quick trip round northern Kintyre this morning, highlights were 3 Slavonian Grebe off Rhunhaorine Point (and later a single off Ardrishaig car park),  5 Long-tailed Duck (all males) off the ferry terminal at Tayinloan; ring-tailed Hen Harrier above the road to Skipness; 2 Greenshank and 19 Common Snipe at the Kennacraig ferry terminal, and another Greenshank and a Little Egret opposite the West Loch Hotel (Jonathan Platt).