MULL: Now 2 ROSY STARLINGS on the Ross of Mull in the Bunessan area yesterday (per David Holden/Bryan Rains). A female type MARSH HARRIER today at Dervaig (per Bryan Rains).
MID-ARGYLL: The first-summer BONAPARTE’S GULL is still at the Add Estuary – depending on the state of tide (Jim Dickson). The ROSY STARLING is still at Blackmill Bay, Luing (David Jardine).
MID-ARGYLL: The 2cy BONAPARTE’S GULL again at the Add Estuary at noon then early afternoon an adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL there (David Jardine).
MULL: A ROSY STARLING today near Bunessan (David Holden). This takes the Argyll tally to five sightings since the first on Coll back on 4th June…probably a few more still waiting to be found…
KINTYRE: A first-summer (2cy) MEDITERRANEAN GULL flew S at Machrihanish SBO this morning – also a Green Sandpiper and 4 Greater Scaup there (Eddie Maguire).
MID-ARGYLL: The first-summer BONAPARTE’S GULL is back at the Add Estuary this afternoon from 15.15 hrs. The ROSY STARLING was seen again at Blackmill Bay, Isle of Luing today (Richard Wesley).
MID-ARGYLL: A ROSY STARLING today at Blackmill Bay on the Isle of Luing (per Richard Wesley).
COLONSAY: A ROSY STARLING appeared at the RSPB buildings on Oronsay today (Andy Knight per David Jardine). This is the first record for Oronsay & Colonsay. Update: this bird was first found on 22 June (Andy Knight).
MULL: A nice red adult male COMMON ROSEFINCH was in gardens at Salen (Jacqui Murphy) then nearby (Felicity Pollard).
MID-ARGYLL: A 2cy (first-summer) BONAPARTE’S GULL at the Add Estuary – with 67 Black-headed Gulls and a single 2cy MEDITERRANEAN GULL – also 3 Sandwich Terns there (Jim Dickson).
ISLAY: A ROSY STARLING seen in a Bowmore garden today (per Birdguides).
COWAL: A male HAWFINCH found today in a garden at Colintraive (Gill John).
TIREE: A fem/2cy RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER this pm in garden at Balephuil (John Bowler).
TIREE: A male GARGANEY in central Tiree (John Bowler).
COLL: A stunning pink adult ROSY STARLING was at Friesland Bay today (Mark Mitchell per John Bowler).
TIREE: A WOOD SANDPIPER was at Loch a’ Phuill this afternoon (John Bowler).
TIREE: A BLACK REDSTART today at Balinoe (John Bowler).
MULL: A TURTLE DOVE in a Lochdon garden this morning (Steve James per Alan Spellman).
TIREE: A 2cy GLAUCOUS GULL at Gott Bay today (John Bowler). First report for a few weeks..
TIREE: A lovely bright ICTERINE WARBLER in the rose rugosa bushes at Meningie this evening, showed well briefly a couple of times but then went to ground (John Bowler).
KINTYRE: A female-type MARSH HARRIER near the Machrihanish air base early evening (Clive McKay).
ISLAY: A first-summer male COMMON ROSEFINCH in song at Kinnabus, The Oa this morning (David Wood).
COWAL: A single DOTTEREL at a site in central Cowal this evening (Neil Hammatt).
MID-ARGYLL: The RUDDY SHELDUCK was back at the Add Estuary this evening (David Jardine).
MID-ARGYLL: A RUDDY SHELDUCK at Loch Crinan – found at mid-day (Jim Dickson).
TIREE: Female GARGANEY still at Kilmoluaig and a LESSER WHITETHROAT briefly in garden at Balephuil (John Bowler).
MULL: A HOOPOE in a garden at Lochdon this afternoon (Jen Swift).
MULL: A report of a NIGHTJAR ‘churring’ at Salen after 10pm on 8th May, also a male HAWFINCH in their garden in Salen today! (Mike & Jacqui Murphy).
MULL: A report of two NIGHTJARS that flew up from the side of the road nr the Mishnish Lochs (west of Tobermory) on 6th May at 15.30 – hopefully more details to come..(Steve Wilburn per Alan Spellman).
TIREE: A pair of GARGANEY this evening at Kilmoluaig (John Bowler).
KINTYRE: A COMMON CRANE seen and photographed yesterday at Stewarton, nr Campbeltown by Sandy Mackinnon -per Steve Redwood.
MID-ARGYLL: A female HAWFINCH was at feeders today in Slockavullin (Chris & Helen Maddox).
MULL: A male HAWFINCH was reported from Tobermory – seen on 16th Apr (Jane Clutterbuck).
ISLAY: A DARK- BELLIED BRENT GOOSE (with a Pale-bellied) was off Port Ellen (Duncan MacNeill per David Wood).
MID-ARGYLL: A WAXWING today in a garden in Kilmartin (Gary Linstead) – then it moved to David Jardine’s garden nearby.
MULL: An adult STONE CURLEW seen today on a Ross of Mull beach (Nigel Shannon). One previous Argyll record – at Loch Gruinart, Islay on 23-23th May 1997.
COLL: A female HAWFINCH was in a garden at Arinagour today (Pauline White).
MID-ARGYLL: An adult LITTLE GULL just off the front green at Loch Gilp at 9.50 am (Jim Dickson).
ISLAY: A BLACK REDSTART today at Kinnabus on The Oa (Bonnie Wood).
KINTYRE: A fall of 100+ Willow Warblers today at Machrihanish in stands of gorse (Jo Goudie/David Millward).
MULL: A PIED FLYCATCHER in song at Aros coastal path, Tobermory on 16th Apr (Stuart Gibson).
MID-ARGYLL: A PIED FLYCATCHER at Ballymeanoch (N of Lochgilphead) was a good reward today for David Jardine while helping out folk who are self-isolating.
NORTH ARGYLL: A RED KITE this morning over Achnacreebeag , North Connel (David Bennett).
KINTYRE: A large Grey Heron sized egret – thought ‘likely’ a GREAT WHITE EGRET seen flying NE over Carradale golf course this evening (Alasdair Paterson).
ISLAY: A GREEN SANDPIPER was seen flying over Gruinart today (James How).
MID-ARGYLL: A report of a FIRECREST in the Oban area today.
TIREE: A Great Crested Grebe at Balephetrish Bay today – only my second in 19 years here (John Bowler).
COWAL: A HAWFINCH was seen briefly this morning in a garden at Meldalloch (Lesley Maw).
ARGYLL: An up date on LITTLE EGRETS – birds still present in Kintyre (at least 2), Islay (2), North Argyll (1, possibly 3), Cowal (at least 2) and Mid-Argyll (at least 2). Photo of the Loch Gilp bird today in a cold wind…
TIREE: A 3cy GLAUCOUS GULL at Sorobaidh Bay today (John Bowler).
ISLAY: A male MARSH HARRIER was reported from Sunderland farm today (per Malcolm Ogilvie).
ISLAY: A STOCK DOVE at the RSPB Oa reserve was a new area tick for the warden David Wood (per Islaybirdblog). Also now 2 drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL at Gruinart floods – reported there on 24th Mar (James How).
TIREE: First BLACK-TAILED GODWIT arrivals today with 5 birds at Sandaig. Also 3 WHEATEARS reported from Totronald, Coll (John Bowler).
NORTH ARGYLL: A RED KITE was seen over Barcaldine campsite today (Will Currie).