5th September

TIREE: A 2hr sea-watch of Aird this am 0615-0815hrs produced (all birds heading west): 19 Leach’s Petrel, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Common Scoter, 6,500 Manx Shearwater, 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 125 Fulmar, 216 Gannet, 24 Kittiwake (7 x 1w), 12 Great Skua and 2 Arctic Tern (John Bowler). Also 3 more Leach’s Petrels west off Aird and 3 more Common Scoters 0815-0900hrs (Keith Gillon). A Lapland Bunting was at Sandaig (John Bowler).
COLONSAY: 1 Pomarine, 2 Arctic and 1Great Skua S and 224 Manx Shearwaters in 90 minute seawatch this am (David Jardine).
COWAL: Six Little Egrets at the Holy Loch and another 2 at Loch Riddon.