25th February

MULL: Experienced birder Stuart Gibson reports today – Two littoralis Scandinavian Rock Pipits with two local petrosus Rock Pipits feeding on wet pasture in front of Lochbuie House. Great comparison with both races in the same field of view: blue/grey head and upperparts and peach colour of throat being particularly prominent. How many of these Scandinavian birds do we have on the Isle of Mull? The next month is the time to seek them out, as littoralis birds begin to colour up prior to their return migration, so give those Rock Pipits a second glance!
COWAL: A possible Great Skua in Kirn Bay on Thurs 22nd – harassing ducks and gulls (Frances Lynn).