21st September

MULL: A Red-backed Shrike briefly this morning at Treshish farm wood beside the farm road (Anand Prasad). Update – Prasad was unable to relocate the bird later and feels not enough seen on it to be certain. Photos seen later and look fine for 1w Red-backed Shrike (Jim Dickson).
TIREE: 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper and 1 Ruff at Loch a’ Phuill late pm – both using floods on the far (N) side of the loch. 1m Blackcap, 8 Common Redpoll, 1 Goldcrest and 1 Willow Warbler at Balephuil (John Bowler).
MID-ARGYLL: 20 Pink-footed Geese over the Add Estuary at 9.30 am, also 60 Wigeon there and this evening 3 Whooper Swans over at 7.40 pm (John Halliday). Also an ad + juv Peregrine there today and a Tufted Duck or perhaps Scaup (Simon Niederberger). Just N of Braevallich (Loch Awe) 8 Whooper Swans flew south mid-morning (Alan Dykes).