4th March

MID-ARGYLL: A Lesser Black-Backed Gull at Loch Gilp today showing blackish upperparts of the Scandinavian race intermedius  also a single Lapwing at the head of the loch calling noisily! (Jim Dickson). David Jardine picked up a dead Woodcock from the roadside at Minard on his way to the ABC spring meeting yesterday…prior to giving a talk on…Woodcock! Bob Furness has now weighed the bird and it was 323g which is above average weight for this species therefore perhaps not badly affected by the cold weather. David also reports seeing three while driving across the Moine Mhor road yesterday evening.

intermedius LBB Gull- Loch Gilp 4th Mar (Jim Dickson).
Song Thrush – Cairnbaan, Mid-Argyll 4th Mar (Jim Dickson).
Long-tailed Tit – Cairnbaan, Mid-Argyll 4th Mar (Jim Dickson).
Cormorants – Strone Pier, Cowal 3rd Mar (Ian Giles).