23rd March

MID-ARGYLL: An ALPINE SWIFT passed briefly over Oban town centre at 11.20 an (Bob Grove). Also another report, of 2 ALPINE SWIFTS at Ganavan Sands at 08.30 flying low over beach for several minutes then went high off north (David James)  and again at Ganavan Sands at 4-4.15 pm 2 were (presumably same) seen at close range (Margaret Anne Young). The male LESSER SCAUP is still at St Mary’s Loch nr Ford.
ISLAY: The male AMERICAN WIGEON is still at Loch Gorm.
TIREE: A female VELVET SCOTER was at Sorobaidh Bay (Keith Gillon/John Bowler).