28th October

ISLAY: A first-winter (1cy) BLACK-HEADED BUNTING was seen and photographed briefly at Gruinart then flew off west (Dan Brown). Also reports of a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER in with the Golden Plovers at Gruinart flats, a LEACH’S PETREL at Kilnaughton Bay and the male AMERICAN WIGEON is still at Loch Skerrols.

BLACK-HEADED BUNTING – Islay 28th Oct (Dan Brown).