9th May

COWAL: Ian Giles sent in this great image on Mandarins at the Holy Loch taken on 3rd May. Two Common Swifts were over Toward Castle this afternoon (Cherry Cook).

Mandarins – Holy Loch, Cowal 3 May (Ian Giles).







KINTYRE: at Rhunahaorine Point this evening several members of the ABC committee roped off a small area to protect breeding birds vulnerable from disturbance. In a couple of hours over 50 species were noted in the area including several Great Northern Divers, 60+ Common Scoters, a Grey Plover, 4 Sanderlings, Crossbills and Tree Pipits (photo shows one with a brood patch).

Crossbill – Rhunahaorine, Kintyre 9 May (Jim Dickson).
Tree Pipit – Rhunahaorine, Kintyre 9 May (Jim Dickson).
Grey Plover – Rhunahaorine Point, Kintyre 9 May (Jim Dickson).
breeding bird protection area – Rhunahaorine