29th September

KINTYRE: A well-attended Argyll Bird Club field trip to Campbeltown and Machrihanish Seabird Observatory produced a good list of species and some of interesting sightings.  A female Long-tailed Duck on Campbeltown Loch and a party of 7 Whooper Swans on a lochan near Stewarton were unexpected highlights along with a 2CY Iceland Gull at Drumlemble.(Malcolm Chattwood).
TIREE: 1CY Red-backed Shrike still at Heylipol church today (Jim Dickson). 1 Redwing and 1 Chiffchaff at Carnan Mor, 1 Willow Warbler, 1m Blackcap, 12 Common Redpoll and 3 Goldfinch at Balephuil (John Bowler). Now 48 Tufted Duck at Loch a’ Phuill (Jim Dickson).