1st May

TIREE: a male Cuckoo and 3 Sedge Warblers new at Balephuil this morning – also 1 Common Redpoll, 1m Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch and 1 Goldcrest there. 370 Dunlins and 280 Ringed Plovers at Balephetrish Bay (John Bowler).
MID-ARGYLL: a Grasshopper Warbler reeling at Cairnbaan this afternoon, also 6 Dunlins at Loch Gilp (Jim Dickson).
COLONSAY: on Oronsay – 10 Arctic Terns and 1 pale phase Pomarine Skua this morning (David Jardine) also 2 Little Gulls there yesterday (Becky – RSPB staff per David Jardine)
COWAL: There are at least 15 occupied nests in the Little Eachaig Sand Martin colony (Geoerge Newall).
MULL: a Whinchat was at West Ardhu this morning (per Alan Spellman). Also a report of a Little Egret at Ardturn today.