29th October

MID-ARGYLL: A Kingfisher was showing well on the canal between Ardrishaig and Lochgilphead this morning and a Grey Wagtail was also present plus a Dipper in the afternoon beside Lock 4 (Colin McFarlane). A Whimbrel at Ardencaple today, with 4 Greenshank. The Pied-billed Grebe is still at Loch Feorlin and the 1w American Wigeon still at Loch Gilp (David Jardine). At least 137 Swans at Ulva Lagoons, the vast majority were Whoopers with fewer than 40 Mute. Also a single Pale-bellied Brent at Danna / Loch na Cille (Morag Rea).
TIREE: 2 ‘Siberian’ Chiffchaffs at Balephuil (lots of calling when together), also 1 Brambling, 1f Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest and 90 Redwing there. 1 imm Ring Ouzel, 1 Goldcrest and 1 Woodcock at Carnan Mor. 400 Redwing, 1 Chiffchaff and 2 Greenfinch at the Manse/ Glebe. 4 Whoopers >S at Ruaig (John Bowler).