25th April

COWAL: A colour ringed Lesser Black-Backed Gull was a visitor to a garden in Dunoon earlier today. (George Newall)
TIREE:  Today 6 Lapland Buntings still at Sorobaidh Bay; A record influx of at least 2,270 Black-tailed Godwits: 1,750 in single flock at Kilmoluaig was quite a sight – including 15 colour-ringed birds; 470 at Loch an Eilein including 7 colour-ringed birds and a lone Knot, 38 at An Fhaodhail including 2 colour-ringed birds, 12 at Loch Bhasapol; 1 Arctic Tern and 5 Little Terns at Traigh Bhagh.  Also scattered small groups of Whimbrel and low thousands of Golden Plover and still 6 Redwing at Balephuil. (John Bowler)
MID-ARGYLL: on 23 Apr two adult and one immature Whooper Swans at northern side of Loch Sween (Michael Gallico)

Colour-ringed Lesser Black-backed Gull – Dunoon 25 Apr (George Newall)
Black-tailed Godwit Kilmoluaig Tiree 25 Apr (John Bowler)
Black-tailed Godwits Kilmoluaig Tiree 25 Apr (John Bowler)