20th October

MID-ARGYLL: The Little Egret is still at the head of Loch Gilp – also 1 Pale-bellied Brent still there, several small groups of mixed Fieldfares and Redwings over Lochgilphead and a party of 15 Long-tailed Tits. At Loch Crinan this afternoon 2 Black-throated Divers (Jim Dickson).
KINTYRE: At the Machrihanish SBO birds >S included 17 Whooper Swans, 3 Barnacle Geese, 2 Brent Geese, 10 Purple Sandpipers and 2 adult Sandwich Terns. A Dunnock has arrived and seems quite happy away from usual habitat.   Nearby at Strath Farm; 70 Whooper Swans and the 2CY Iceland Gull that arrived last month was showing well (Eddie Maguire).
TIREE: At Balephuil/Carnan Mor today; 1 Lapland Bunting, 400 Redwings, 10 Fieldfares, 6 Brambling, 8 Common Redpolls, 2f Blackcaps, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrests, 40 Goldfinch, 1 Wheatear and 2 Dunnock. 2 Fieldfares and 1 Chiffchaff (singing) at the Manse. 3 Pale-b Brents and 1 Wheatear at Gott Bay (John Bowler).

Iceland Gull – MSBO, Kintyre 20 Oct (Eddie Maguire).
Dunnock – MSBO, Kintyre 20 Oct (Eddie Maguire).
Brent Goose (with Wigeon) – Loch Gilp 20 Oct (Jim Dickson).