4th August

MID-ARGYLL: a report of possible nesting Kingfishers at Dubh Loch, NE of Inveraray at the head of Glen Shira this summer has just come to light (Ruth Morely per Carl Farmer).
COWAL: Alistair McGregor reports that the Little Egret was still at the head of the Holy Loch last evening – also 8 Sandwich and 1 Common Tern there. Tom Callan reported a flock of Goosanders with a minimum of 95 at Loch Riddon.
ISLAY: a flock of 11 small geese, presumed Brents was seen off the Rhinns, Islay today. An exceptionally early date for this species with early birds usually appearing mid-to late August (Mike Peacock/ Peter Roberts).