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Latest sightings for January 2017
29th Loch Spelve: a couple of Black Guillemots here, on 27th at Pennyghael I saw a Barn Owl. Rebecca Burton
27th Lochdon: a garden full of Yellowhammers this morning, 12 birds. a delight to see on this cold but sunny morning. Alan (mullbirds)
26th - Loch Cuin at Dervaig: 12 Common Snipe and 6 Greenshank at the head of the loch this morning. Stuart, Stella and Martin
22nd Langamull : A 1st winter Hen Harrier arriving in from open seas to the north. 5 Golden Plovers, 8 Ringed Plovers and Starlings perfecting the calls of Herons, Curlews and buzzards...the masters of mimic! Ewan www.naturescotland.com
20th Loch Scridain: 3 Common Scoter saved the day, seven Great northern Diver. A small flock of Song Thrushes, Grey Wagtail and five Meadow pipits at Fidden and a flock of c24 Baracle geese. 46 species seen. Pam, Arthur and Jaquie and Alan
20th Meall an Inbhire, Tobermory Wireless Station - 3 Red Grouse, 1 flushed with a Snipe west of and just below the masts, a pair in the open to the north just 50m from the mast towers.  Also group of 17 Meadow Pipits lower down on wires.  Mike Wagemakers
19th, Jay and Yellowhammer in the garden at Ardrioch, Sparrowhawk and WTSE at West Ardhu, Merlin and Jack Snipe Cailaich Point
19th Purple Sandpipers at Lainne, Sgeir, Calgary Arthur Brown. Discover Mull Tours
18th - Loch na Keal: Two Iceland Gulls (one 1st W immature and one 2nd W immature) together on south side of loch, near Dhiseag. Stuart Gibson, Stephen Littlewood and Geoff Small
18th - Wild Mull Goose Chase: 150 Greylag Geese in field at Killiechronan, where there was also a single Pink-footed Goose and 20 Canada Geese; 12 - 20 Barnacle Geese were on Inchkenneth, with another 75 at nearby Balnahard; top prize was the locating of 24 Greenland White-fronted Geese (19 ads. and five juvs) with 20 Canada Geese in a field at Pottie; and 140 Barnacle Geese at Fidden.
The Greenland White-fronts were watched while a foraging flock of nine Long-tailed Tits moved through less than 1.5 metres from where we stood! . Stuart Gibson, Stephen Littlewood and Geoff Small 
16th Aros, 300m down track from Apermore entrance, group of at least 7 Bullfinch, having seen 2 males and then a pair shortly before.  Mike Wagemakers
15th Merlin from main road Loch Don side of Loch Spelve. Single Pink footed Goose with Greylags in field by the church at Gruline. Arthur & Pam 
14th Black-throated Diver, Calgary Bay also Long-tail Tits and Goldcrest by the toilets. 100+ Golden Plover at Killiechronan, Bar-tail Godwit here as well. Kingfisher at Dervaig. Fieldfares 2 miles from Dervaig down the glen road. Iceland Gull opposite new water Hydro south shore Loch na Keal. Siskin in our garden at Ardrioch.Arthur & Pam
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14th A single Greenshank was at the Aros estuary, with two others seen at the head of Loch Cuin; 12 Fieldfare were in Glen Bellart, near Dervaig; 12 Redwing were feeding in a field near Arle, with another 35 in a mixed thrush flock at Gruline that also contained three Mistle Thrushes and several Song Thrush and Blackbird; a pair of Dippers were on the River Ba at Knock; and a 2nd Winter immature Iceland Gull was seen along the south shore of Loch na Keal.
Stuart Gibson, Mike Wagemakers and Carol Marshall
14th There was a dead gull on the shore at Knock yesterday, Bryan Rains has looked at my photos and thinks 
Glaucous. Colin Moody

11th A couple of white winged gulls have been through our neck of the woods... Loch Beg 1cy Glaucous Gull
13th Jan Loch Beg 2cy Iceland Gull . Bryan Rains.  www.wildaboutmull.co.uk
10th A pair of goldeneye (duck and drake) on the lochan this morning. Suidhe Farm, Bunessan. Tony
8th - Loch na Keal: Four drakes and two female Goosanders on south side of loch, where two immature (1st W-type) Iceland Gulls present on washed up blubber on beach. Stuart Gibson, Steve and Linda Littlewood 
8th Red Grouse on hill road about half way between Dervaig end and Torloisk, Carrion Crow at Knock outfalls
Shelduck at Lagganulva and 4 at Killiechronan. Arthur and Pam
7th A single goldeneye drake on the lochan this morning. Suidhe Farm, Bunessan.Tony Jeffree
5th Iceland gull seen flying near porpoise carcass on shore of loch Na Keal. Rebecca Burton
5th Salen – a single Whimbrel and a small party of Long Tailed Tits. South shore of Loch Na Keal – Iceland Gull by the Fank on a Greylag Goose carcase and a large flock of Barnacle Geese on Inch Kenneth. Killiechronan – 6 Bar Tailed Godwits and several Golden Plover from the food van parking space at high tide. Arthur and Pam
3rd We have 5 Mallard that seem to be regular visitors to our lochan, and they all (2 drake, 3 duck) seem to dive for food. Is this behaviour seen elsewhere on Mull? Tony Jeffree
1st January 2017- i Alan, Happy New Year. a male Brambling, spotted near the Dun at Glengorm. Ken Wycherley



Latest sightings for January 2016
31st Glenforsa: A flock of 50 golden plover on Glen Forsa airstrip. Juliet Vines
30th Griburn. there were four kittiwake`s at Griburn today, late afternoon. all sitting on the sea close in. We watched a great northern diver displaying on Sunday, fantastic to see. Jacqui  and Mike Murphy
24th Jan  The pair of Gadwall and Iceland gull are still present at Knock outfalls. 2 pied wagtail on the beach and a golden eagle flew over. Juliet and Monica
23rd We had a brief but good sighting of a kingfisher on Loch cuin yesterday. it was on a large bolder in the mouth of the bay. We saw it drop down then lost it.  Jacqui  and Mike Murphy

Robert Snell took this Kingfisher photo (not the mull bird)
21st Black-throated Diver and two Dunlin from the Craignure - Oban ferry. Male Peregrine just south of Salen and a Short-eared Owl in Glen More at 7pm. Also 3 Barn Owls, Tawny Owl and 12 Woodcock around the south of the isle. 
Ewan Miles  www.sharenature.co.uk 
20th: Calgary Bay, 1 Gannet (my first in mid winter). Prasad
Gannets flying off calgary Point this morning. Arthur and Pam
17th Lochdon: a Jay flew over, once a very scarce bird and now regularly seen in all parts of the island. Alan
16th Iona: There were two Little Auks off the north coast near Findlay’s Rock, also 2 Golden Plovers on Eilean Annraidh.
At first light there was a woodcock on the road at Ardfenaig, Mull and a male Merlin near Fhionnphort.
15th  there was a single Knot at Kinloch (Pennyghael) along with two Greenshanks.  David Jardene
16th Ardrioch farm, Dervaig Arthur reports a Brambling in his garden this morning. Arthur Brown

Reed Bunting by Debbie Thorne.                                         Brambling by Sindri Skullason
15th Lochdon: a male Reed Bunting feeding in the garden this morning, also three Yellowhammers. Alan
13th Jan: 4 Razorbills, 2 Guillemots and 2 Kittiwakes in Loch Scridain. 20 Golden Plover in field with Lapwings at Fidden. 
Usual Rooks and Jackdaws at Fionnphort.1 Tufted Duck and 1 Goldeneye on Loch Pottie
Arthur, Pam, Jacqui & Mike
12th Inch Kenneth: 170 Barnacle geese on Inch Kenneth, a regular wintering area for these geese. Alan
12th Lochdon: eight Yellowhammers in ouir garden with Chaffinches. Alan
7th Pennyghael:  We had a Little Auk outside the shop. It came in as the tide was rising and the swam back out again.
Bryan Rains
9th Fish farm outfall: Gruline:  a pair of Gadwall and an Iceland Gull here today. Arthur Brown
5th Jan: 8 Snipe , 3 Greenshank, 2 Redshank Dervaig. Lots of Redshank and Turnstones with Gulls at Sewage outfalls at Knock, Teal and Goldeneye here as well. 3 Bar Tailed Godwits and a pair of Shelduck and 4 Goosander at Killiechronan. 10 Lapwings at Lagganulva Bay. Arthur. Discover Mull Tours
5th Off Killchoan Ferry. a single Little Auk flying west (out to sea) Mike Shepherd

This little auk was taken by Alan Spellman at Fishnish Bay in November 2006
1st from Killchoan Ferry: three Little Auk. Mike Shepherd
3rd Jan   Great Northern Diver Calgary Bay, 5 Turnstones Lainne Sgeir,
4th Jan   Redwings in field near Torloisk, male and female Hen Harriers Hill Road Dervaig end, 7 Turnstones and 2 Purple Sandpipers Lainne Sgeir and a Great Northern Diver near here as well. Whilst I was out Pam had 2 White-tailed Eagles, a Hen Harrier, a Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and Buzzard at Ardrioch. Brown Arthur.  Discover Mull Tours
2nd ish Farm: a lovely Iceland Gull here amongst the many other gulls. Colin Moody
1st January 2016. This 1st W moulting to 1st S immature Iceland Gull spent Christmas in Oban harbour (probably the same bird as previously reported) and provided views on the slipway opposite the Regent Hotel down to only 2 or 3 metres!  Stuart Gibson

Latest reports for January 2015
27th Loch na Keal;  a white winged gull 2nd Winter Iceland Gull yesterday feeding on the road on the Ben More side of Loch na Keal.  Martin Jones & Stella Clifford-Jones
26th a trip down Loch Spelve gave us 1W and 2W Iceland gulls and a pair of Bullfinch at Lochdon. Alan & Arthur Brown.
4th I flushed 6 Woodcock on a walk around our land at Ardrioch Farm this afternoon. Arthur
24th Knock fishfarm: 1 1st winter Iceland Gull, 1 pair of Gadwall, Gruline: 1 White-fronted Goose with Greylags, Loch Tuath: About 45 Great Northern Diver (roost) Dave Shackleton
22nd Sound of Mull: Salen Bay to Duart Bay: 27 Great Northern Diver, 4 Red-throated Diver. Loch Buie: 15 Great Northern Diver, 4 Black-throated Diver, 3 Snow Bunting. Loch Scridain inner: 50 Great Northern Diver (roost). Inch Kenneth: 137 Barnacle Geese. Dave Shackleton
21st Loch na Keal: 51 Slavonian Grebe, 60 Great Northern Diver (roost), 2 Common Scoter Port Langamull to outer Loch Cuin: 24 Great Northern Diver, 3 Red-thraoted Diver, Also Loch Tuath: 1 Black-throated Diver. Gruline: 1 Woodcock. Dave Shackleton
19th Loch na Keal: Black throated diver Inch Kenneth, Juv Black Guillemot, Slavonians Grebe. Alan
19th Lainne Sgeir:  2 Purple Sandpipers with a single Turnstone this afternoon 7 Snipe, 16 Ringed Plovers, 4 Greenshank and 6 Redshank at Loch Cuin this morning.
16th Loch Meadhoin - 2 Goldeneye (both Female), Langamull - Hen Harrier (Adult Male), WT Eagle being mobbed by Buzzard, Kestrel, Peregrine. Dervaig Area - Jay
15th Ardmore Bay - Black Throated Diver, 5 GN Diver, 2 WT Eagle (both adults), 6 Bullfinch, Hen Harrier (Ringtail) Ian and Michelle Walker
14th Cruach Torr - Golden Eagle, Cnoc Maol Mhucaig Near Salen - Goldcrest, Salen Bay - Stonechat (Male) Slav Grebe, 3 GN Diver, 2 Eider (Female) Hen Harrier (Ringtail) 1 Little Grebe
There was a healthy flock of Chaffinch, with Siskin and Goldfinch at Salen that looked good for a brambling however we never heard one. Ian and Michelle Walker
We were amazed at the amount of felling in the North. It was in a felled area that we saw the male Hen Harrier so perhaps this 'newly' created habitat will provide good nesting sites for harriers next Spring? I know historically that Harriers have used this type of habitat in the past.  Ian and Michelle Walker
18th Loch Na Keal:  Black Throated Diver  by Inch Kenneth, Black Guillemot in the same area both seen with Jaquie and Mike. Cheers Arthur and Pam.
19th Flock of redwing and flock of lapwing between Bunessan and Fionnphort. Tony Jefree
18th Tobermory: Whilst scanning through the small assembly of gulls (predominantly argenteus Herring Gulls) in Tobermory, I noticed three individuals (two 2nd W and one 3rd W immatures) that appeared to have noticeably darker grey colouring to their mantles.
Close inspection of the largest bird (probably male) seemed to confirm my thoughts that this was a 4th calendar year Herring Gull of the nominate argentatus race, which overwinter in Scotland from their Fenno-Scandian breeding grounds.
By comparing the size, grey tone of mantle colour and the streaky or dirty head markings with the paler and largely now clean-headed British race argenteus birds in the photographs also assists. The moult sequence of gulls breeding at more northern latitudes is retarded compared to those in Britain.
Stuart Gibson
18th Loch na Keal: Golden Eagle, White tailed Eagle, a pair of Gooseander, 5 Slavonian Grebe and Great northern Diver and a male Stonechat made for an interesting day out. Alan
17th Loch na Keal: Barnacle Geese flying onto Inch Kenneth. I would estimate in excess of 150.  Better still, we had a wonderful view of a winter plumaged snow bunting just along the road opposite Inch Kenneth. Photo to follow in due course when my customers get home . Pete Hall 
15th Salen: a Jay flew across the road by the boat wrecks at Salen. Juliet Vines
13th Knock: At Knock outfalls, approx 35 pair of goldeneye, 21 pair of teal, 60 pair of mallard, a goosander, 11 turnstone and 3 redshank amongst usual herring, great black-backed and black-headed gulls. Juliet
12th Lochbuie: glaucous gull, pair of goosander, great northern diver and a small flock of twite Juliet Vines
12th Lochdon: 36 Herons here this morning sheltering from the wind on W side of loch,. Alan
10th Lochdon: 13 Shelduck and a Goldeney on the loch this morning, also 19 Grey Heron sheltering from the wind on the lee side, like a group of 'old men' complaining, about the weather most likely. Alan
9th Knock & Loch Ba: 5 dippers (2 singing) between the bridge at Knock and Loch Ba and a further singing dipper on Loch Ba below Benmore Lodge.  A large flock of wigeon (approx 45) on Loch Ba with approx 35 mallard.  Juliet Vines
8th a pair of Gooseander in sound of mull at golf course and another at Aros estuary. Alan
5th excellent views of some 100+ overwintering Barnacle Geese on Inch Kenneth. Pete 

moorhens at Gruline                                                          A windy Heron
3rd Gruline: finally managed to take a picture of the pair of Moorhen. The birds are very illusive and don't seem to be used to human contact.They appear however to have settled in with us and are taking full advantage of any spare chicken food, quite often coming up on to the grass to feed if no-one is about. Norman Adamson
3rd  Barn owl, Kilfinichen bay to Pennyghael. Three Tawny Owls through Glen More. Andy Bailey 
3rd 1 Female Hen Harrier, hunting from Craignure to Golf course. 2 White tailed Eagles feeding on a carcass, on the wee Islands, off Craignure Golf Course. 6 great northern divers off Golf Course also Turnstones and an otter hunting about 3 pm off Golf course, 1 commoon snipe at Mull and Iona Hotel
Andy Paton
2nd White tailed eagle over Kilfinichen bay.  Very low Golden eagle, south shore of Loch Na Keal. Three Great Northern Divers, Loch Na Keal. Dipper, Killiechronan.  Kestrel, south shore of Loch Na Keal.  White tailed eagle, Killiechronan. Andy Bailey 
2nd Aros Park:  highlights were a Kingfisher and 5 Goldeneye (3m/2f) at the lochan. We also have a pair of over-wintering Blackcaps behind our guest house (Harbour GH)  Tobermory.Richard & Liz Airey
1st  Male Hen Harrier, Road to Bunessan. White tailed eagle, Kilfinichen bay Andy Bailey 

Latest reports for January 2014
30th - FishnishSeveral small parties of mainly female Crossbills in Fishnish forest today included a rare variant with two white wing bars. We have only ever seen one such individual previously (thought to be as rare as one in a thousand).Ruth Fleming. 
30th Loch na Keal: single Bar tailed Godwit, White tailed Eagle, large flock of Greylags in fields. Alan
28th Jan: 4 White-tail Eagles, 2 Golden Eagles, 1 Buzzard, 2 Hen Harrier and 2 Merlin in Glen More.
One of the Merlin’s was chasing a Golden Eagle, and there were 200+ Barnacle Geese on Inch Kenneth and 50 Golden Plover at Loch Beg. Pam & Arthur Discover Mull
29th Loch Beg 2 Fieldfare, 6 Common Crossbill.
28th Jan Loch Beg 20 Golden Plover. Fidden 25 Greenland WF Goose, 130 Barnacle Goose, 2 Shelduck, 8 Wigeon. Glen More 1 Woodcock. Bryan Rains. 
27th Gruline: Pair of Bramblings on the feeders today,with about 30 Chaffinches. Mark Gruline
26th Out walking the dogs this afternoon saw a Tern  on it’s own flying, buffeted about by the wind across the moorland behind the Coastguard hut in Fionnphort. Jane Noddings 
25th Lochdon: a Treecreeper and 14 Longtailed tits in my garden today. Alan 
23rd Tobermory: A pair of Dippers 1 displaying & 'singing'  at the bottom of the distiilary burn. Monica Frith
23rd Mast Hill at Craignure: Richard Atkinson walked up to the mast today and saw  two male Snow Buntings at the top, also a Wren where it was snow, cold and windy. Richard Atkinson and Jonathan 
22nd Knock: A pair of hares seen boxing at Knock.  David Hegarty
21st Lochdon: a party of 12 Long tailed tits passing through the garden. John Preston
Knock sighting: Sea eagle seen over hatchery outlet. Buzzard daily visitor around fields each side of road to hatchery from woodshed to shore. 12 goosanders currently seen daily on Loch Ba. David Hegarty
16th - Glengorm: Another group of 10 Crossbills alighted in the plantation near the Powerhouse this morning.
Ruth Fleming.
14th A  Short eared Owl  in the headlights on the road down to Loch Buie at the edge of Loch Spelve. Just past the cemetery with the one remaining elm tree! It perched and seemed happy in the headlights.
Dai Roberts
16th Loch na Keal: an Iceland Gull on Loch na Keal…north side very near the eagle watchpoint lay-by. I saw it today and 2 days ago. Julie Melkie 
14th - Fishnish 10 Crossbills were seen over the Spruce plantation this morning. 
15th Loch Scridain:  a pair of Razorbills close to the north shore of Loch Scridain. Also several winter plumaged beautiful Great Northern Divers. Peter Hall 
14th Inch Kenneth:  a flock of about 70 Barnacle Geese on Inch Kenneth. These are probably some of the normal flock which we see each winter. Peter Hall 
14th Lochdon: 14 Shelduck counted on the loch this morning Alan
11th Lochdon: Long tailed tits on my bird feeder with Coal tits Alan
Red throated diver in winter plumage
winter plumaged Divers.  GND - BTD - RTD
9th  At about 1900hrs we saw a Barn Owl on a fence post on the l road as we were driving to Tobermory.  about 2.5 miles from Aros. Just before Ardnacross, we saw a Woodcock  It was a first for us and we were pretty excited about it. Also, half a dozen Long Tailed Tits at Croggan, a male Goldeneye in the bridge pool at Lochdon. Liz Shrewsbury 
8th - Craignure: Six Great Northern Divers, single Black-throated Diver and one Red-throated Diver in Sound of Mull with Black Guillemot and Razorbill; single Woodcock, party of Long-tailed Tits and Great Spotted Woodpecker at Torosay; another Black-throated Diver in Sound of Mull, off Garmony. 
8th Glen Aros: We saw a Short eared owl tonight, about 1.5 miles along the Glen Aros road (from the Aros end). It flew across the road in front of us and perched in a tree next to the road and watched us for a few minutes. Liz Shrewsbury
7th - Aros Park Single Woodcock, a screaming Jay and a party of four Long-tailed Tits were in the park this afternoon. 
5th - Tobermory The local Magpie has survived the festive period with no sign of a hangover! Ruth Fleming
6th Knock: adult Whooper with two juveniles here today. (photo) Colin Moody
4th Jan 1 Woodcock, West Ardhue woods Pam Brown
4th Knock: About 20 Wood Pigeon today. Colin Moody
3rd Jan Loch Beag: 1 Greenshank, 2 Redshank. There are quite a few Coal Tits around at the moment too. Bryan Rains 
2nd: large flock Canada geese in Bowmans field by Craignure golf course, Greylags at Killiechronan, also 4 Mistle Thrush and 8 Wood pigeons in fields. Ruddy Turnstone, Oystercatcher, Curlew on shoreline. Alan.   Pennyghael 3 Siskin.
1st Jan Loch Scridain 6 GN Diver, 1 BT Diver, 2 Black Guillemot, 1 Little Grebe, 8 Kittiwake and 2 Razorbill. 

Latest reports for January 2013
30th   A Bar-tailed Godwit in Aros Bay at the castle end and by the 3 boats there was a Whimbrel, as we were watching the whimbrel a Jay flew into the trees opposite the boats giving good views before it flew off in the direction of Glenaros House. Arthur and Pam
29th Today between Fishnish and Garmony 8 bullfinch (2 female, 6 male). At Garmony,  flock of 15+ turnstone, 3 ringed plover, a dipper, 3 eider and  2 great northern diver.
Juliet, Felicity and David
25th Head of Loch Na Keal 4 Slav Grebes, 12 Goldeneye, 25 plus RB Mergansers, Two Golden Eagles overhead with one carrying nesting material. Ringtail Harrier nearby.Ewan Miles 
24th A flock of 30+ turnstone at Garmony  Juliet
23rd :flock of 24 Lapwing Killiechronan fields. A Greenshank briefly and Juv WTSE Martin 
23rd: 14 ringed plover. 4 snipe, 2 dunlin, 4 redshank and 2 greenshank at Dervaig. Fantastic views of golden eagle seeing 2 WTEs off its territory above Torloisk road.  Felicy, David and Juliet
22nd :23 dunlin, 20 turnstone, 11 golden and 7 ringed plover at Lochdon.100++ barnacle geese flying to roost on Inch Kenneth. Juliet Vines and Steve Chapman
22nd Calgary, at least 5 Purple Sandpipers & at least 5 Turnstones at Lainne Sgeir. 
21st Gruline: There was a jay at Gruline today. Colin Moody
20th Loch na Keal: 43 goldeneye and 6 slavonian grebes seen from Knock fish farm outfall. 
Juliet Vines and Steve Chapman
19th - Tobermory: A male Blackcap was in the Mull Magic garden today. 
19th Glen More2 hen harriers (male and female) Juliet Vines and Steve Chapman
Kinloch: female hen harrier
peregrine on crags below Ben More (flew out to mob a pair of golden eagles), 6 greenshank
male goosander, 15 ringed plover
1 dunlin,1 slavonian grebe Juliet Vines and Steve Chapman
Bunessan, 25 white-front geese (in field alongside main road)
Fidden: 85 barnacle geese. Juliet Vines and Steve Chapman
100+ golden plover, 11 lapwing, 2 grey plover, 4 reed bunting. Juliet Vines and Steve Chapman
18th 2 Purple Sandpipers and 4 Turnstones at Lainne Sgeir this morning. 
17th Loch Cuin: 3 Greenshank, 5 Redshank and 10 Ringed ploverin shallows. 
17th Jan: 2 red-throated divers in Duart Bay. 1 hen harrier, 2 kestrel, I golden eagle, 1 sparrowhawk and several buzzards hunting in Glenybyre. Juliet Vines and Steve Chapman
16th Jan: 1 fieldfare with a flock of redwing and a hen harrier at Dervaig.. 4 great northern divers at Calgary. Chough on north coast, woodcock.
16th  Salen Bay – Little grebe and flock of 12 male and female Wigeon. David Pollard 
15th – south side of Loch na Keal  - excellent sighting of Slavonian grebe in winter plumage showing distinct black line down back of neck. David Pollard
14th Craignure:  we had a goldcrest in our garden yesterday. Jan and Pete
10th 3  Snipe at Dervaig this morning. Cheers Arthur
9th: At least 5 Purple Sandpipers and 4 Turnstones at Lainne Sgeir, Calgary. 
8th: at least 3 Purple Sandpipers at Lainne Sgeir, Calgary Prasad
9th Frisa: Great views of Crossbills today on Frisa track .About half mile in, near big tree blown down in a stand of big Spruce on left  on the corner. Richard Atkinson 
3rd :Great Northern Diver – total of 5, one each off the Ferry Terminals at Craignure, Fionnphort and Iona and two in the bay on the west of Iona by the golf course.
wp Black Guillemot – off Craignure Ferry Terminal
Male Hen Harrier and Golden Eagle along road on Ross of Mull 
Two Kittiwake on crossing to Iona and over 100 Greylags in two groups on the island.
Waders on Iona at the bay on west side by the golf course 
2 Purple Sandpiper, 3 Sanderling, 20+ Turnstone, 35+ Ringed Plover,lots of Oystercatcher, one Eider and one Shelduck.,1 Sparrowhawk.  Mark Fishpool
3rd Just had a Little Auk on Loch Scridain this morning. Bryan Rains.
31st The lone Chough was seen again in the north of the island today. Prasad 
images by Anand Prasad (Chough)  and Bryan Rains (Little Auk)


Latest reports for January 2012
30th:1 Snow Bunting at far west side of Craignure golfcourse near eagle-watch sign, flew in mainland direction, 2 Iceland Gulls at Knock outfalls and 1 at Tràigh na Cille, Kilninian1 Slavonian Grebe from Kellan, Loch na Keal. Prasad. 
28th January: There was a crocus on the beach on the west coast of Iona today. Colin Moody
27th Had a really good view of the Jay crossing the road below the sea eagle site at Killiechronan. A woodcock near the house, but intriguingly a calling warbler, a call I have not heard before. What I saw had reasonably open behavior like a Whitethroat. It was in front of the house in an old oak tree about 20ft high with limited branches and cover.  David Woodhouse
13th Tobermory Harbour.Two 2nd Winter immature Iceland Gulls feeding with resident Herring Gulls giving wonderful close views. Ruth Fleming. Mull Magic Wildlife Walks and Tours
13th A Tawny Owl calling in a tree right outside my bedroom window at 3 am this morning13th and a single Whooper Swan on Loch Torr. Arthur Brown. exactley the same thing at Maridon last night Alan
12th A Purple Sandpiper, A Turnstone, 3 Ringed Plovers and a Redshank at Lainne sgeir Calgary this morning Arthur
11th Gadwall at Cailaich today 11th, Brambling in garden at 9.30am  Arthur
10th: Caliach, Another Iceland Gull today, 1 (prob 2nd winter) at Caliach flew to nr Sunipol gate and then Langamull coast,
Also 2 Purple Sandpipers on Lainne Sgeir, Calgary. Prasad. 
9th: 2 Iceland Gulls at the Killiechronan junction and 2 more off Killechronan campsite, prasad
9th Loch Beg/Kinloch Hotel:  2 Iceland Gulls (adult and 2nd winter) at Loch Beg. Bryan Rains
8th early morning a great view of a Woodcock near Langamull car park, for once it stayed foraging giving great views, also a Barn Owl 
at Tostary this morning. Arthur Brown
7th – Knock/Killiechronan FOUR Iceland Gulls (1 ad, 1 2nd W and two indeterminate, prob 1st W) between Hatchery at Knock and Camp site Ruth Fleming
7th 3 Iceland Gulls in fields opposite Tobermory tip and an Iceland Gull and a Glaucous Gull in Aros Bay castle end. Arthur Brown
6th Gruline: 3 Icelandic Gulls today, pictures attached. The weather was frightful, very heavy rain, so the photos are not very clear. They were in the field near to Gruline Church just before the turnoff to Kilichronan with some Herring Gulls.  Juliet Vines
5th Loch Scridain 3 Red-throated Diver, 10 Great Northern Diver,1 Black-throated Diver, 4 Guillemot. Bryan Rains 
3rd Treshnish, 1 Barnacle Goose, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Hen harrier Prasad. 
3rd  Brambling in garden this morning. Little Auk, Guillimots, Kittiwakes and a pair of Red Throated Divers at Cailaich Point A Brown
2nd a Jay crossing the bog at grasspoint white-tailed eagle  caravan this morning, Hen Harrier here also. Goosander at Aros and Garmony with turnstones also at Garmony. 19 very close Barnacle Geese at Gribun Arthur Pam Jacquie and Mike. Mike also had a Snow Buntings at Cailiach
1st Ardrioch:  Treecreeper in the garden, 3 Hen Harriers at Reudle, Greenshank at Lagganulva and a Dipper at Aros Bridge. Arthur Pam Jacquie and Mike 
1st Treshnish: 1 Iceland Gull (1st winter) flying west below Treshnish House, Prasad 

Latest reports for January 2011
29th  Lainne Sgeir, Calgary: at least 5 Purple Sandpipers and 2 Turnstones at Lainne Sgeir, Calgary this evening, Prasad
29th Fishnish area: a Carrion Crow by the road side as I was being driven to Tobermory. Good views and that's what it was. Alan
25th Loch Na Keal: 15 Slavonian Grebe, 8 Great Northern Diver, ad White-tailed Eagle, 20 Goldeneye, 25 Teal, & 2 Bar-tailed Godwit. 2 Crossbill at Knock.
Dervaig: 2 Greenshank, 2 drake Goosander, ringtail Hen Harrier. Bill Aspin and Garry Taylor.
24th Calliach Point: a pair of Gadwall still here, since December. also Shelduck. Arthur Brown
23rd Salen Bay a Black throated diver. Killiechronan 4 Bar tailed Godwit. Arthur Brown
19th: 1 male eclipse Goosander and 1 Dipper at Ensay Burn mouth. The Dipper was singing and has been seen here since the 6th of October. Normally they breed higher up the burn by the road bridges. It is actually feeding in the sea waves.  Do the ones at Knock and Tobermory distillery do this too? 
Also today the Pinkfoot with 13 Greylags at Lainne Sgeir, Calgary.     Prasad. 
15th Fidden up to 12 Grey Plover on the beach here. pp Arthur Brown
12th Lochdon: a Water rail along the roadside at Lochdon has been making regular appearances  pp Susan Campbell 
6th Loch na Keal: just under 300 Barnacle geese, grazing in a field at Balmeanach. Juliet Vines
3rd Calagay: Pink-foot was seen again today (4th) flying from the beach to Lainne Sgeir, Calgary. Prasad
2nd Salen-Gruline.  A Jay flew across the Salen - Gruline road at around 10.00 am Stuart Gibson
2nd Loch Frisa:  Whooper Swan, 2 adult & 1 juvenile at Loch Frisa.  Also a flock of siskins 20+. In Salen,  2 tawny owls calling, and 2 Water Rail calling plus a Yellowhammer and Brambling in the garden at home. Debby Thorne 

Latest reports for Janauary 2010 .
31st Lochdon: and I have just had a Water Rail back in the garden on the edge of the garden, it then made a dash accross the grass and grabbed a piece of bread and back again. Judith & Alan Spellman
31st Salen: Debbie Thorne reports a Water Rail visited their garden today. Debbie Thorne
30th Fidden-Ross: a trip out with Pam & Arthur (Discover Mull) the highlights were a male Long tailed duck on Loch Scridain. four Grey Plover on the beach and Twite at Fidden, a Peregrine falcon gave a great display as it attempted to take a Lapwing at Kintra. a total of 55 species seen today. Alan, Pam & Arthur Brown
28th Killiechronan: 7 Fieldfares Acharonick, Flock of Redwings Killichronan and a Merlin flew through the Greylag Geese field at Killichronan.Arthur Brown
28th Penmore; At my bird-table today: Chaffinch...many, 3 Greenfinch, Great /blue/coal tits...several of each, 3 Siskin,
Woodpecker, Blackbirds...many,1 Thrush, 4,Robins, 3Goldfinch., 3 Dunnock, 3 Rock Dove... 4 House sparrow, Sparrow Hawk IN SKY...Adult and Juv.Golden Eagles and 3 Buzzards. Sylvia Swift
27th A Tawny Owl in the woods just before Achnacraig on the Glen road from Dervaig to Salen this morning and a barn Owl flew over the car just On the Dervaig side of Crannich Farm. Arthur Brown
26th Langamull: 4 male Common Crossbills in Langamull Forest this morning  Arthur Brown
24th Dun da Ghaoithe: A wonderful walk up past the television masts to the boulder ridges below the summit in search of Ptarmigan was to little avail. Indeed, only five species of bird were observed Crossbill(s) heard flying --> SE towards Lochdon and four Woodcock on the middle of the track, having emerged from the woods, at 17.10 hrs were the highlights (of interest, Buzzard, Hooded Crow and Wren were the other birds seen) Ruth Fleming and Stuart Gibson
23rd  Aros Mains - Crannich - Killiechronan: small numbers of Crossbills in the forestry plantation at Aros Mains, 2 birds over Crannich farm and a noisy flock of 12 feeding on larch seeds above Killiechronan. 3 Bullfinches in forestry above Crannich. 5 Siskins at Killiechronan included singing male (another male has been singing in a Tobermory garden for the past few days); A Woodcock flushed itself from birch scrub along the Killiechronan - Salen track. Ruth Fleming and Stuart Gibson 
20th Aros Estuary - Loch na Keal : Single Barnacle Goose and Canada Goose among 130 Greylags at Killiechronan, where 3 Bar-tailed Godwits still in residence. Two male Shelduck at Aros estuary are first observers' have seen this year. Lone drake Goosander snorkeling in shallow water at Aros estuary, where two drakes recorded on 19th. Congregation of 220 gulls (5 species, but predominantly Common Gull and Herring Gull), included 1st Winter immature Iceland Gull, feeding on waste flowing from the hatchery outfall at Knock; 65 Black-headed Gulls, Garmony, with 45 at Fishnish Bay. Party of 10 Wood Pigeons  at Killiechronan, & 10 Siskins, near Gruline. A Dipper was feeding at Aros bridge. Stuart Gibson & Selwyn Pope.
20th Salen: just to report 1 Brambling in my garden today in Salen.    Dave Sexton
20th Lochdon: this morning, a new species for my garden list being a Water rail in my garden taking bread off the gound, also a male Blackcap. Alan Spellman
18th Oban: The adult Ring billed gull has returned to the Oban esplanade foreshore. Jim Duncan also Tuirnstone. Alan
18th: 2 Bar-tailed Godwits at Killiechronan campsite  and a count of 19 Slavonian Grebes on Loch Na Keal along with a single Red Throated Diver and a Great Northern Diver by Scarisdale Rocks. There were 2 Greenshank and a Common Snipe on Loch Cuin at Dervaig.  Arthur and Pam Brown
17th Dervaig: We had been visited daily by at least a 100 Chaffinch during the freeze but no sign of a Brambling until the thaw started and on the 15 and 16th a lone female appeared (feeding on the ground under a feeder).  Rod & Gill Little
14th Fidden: a single Grey Plover, Pinkfoot Goose (amongst Greylags) and a scarce Shoveler, a Merlin flew through. all were excellent finds by Pete Hall, Andy Oldacre, David Lindo and Russell (photographer)
13thTobermory; Stooping Peregrine over Breadalbane Street in morning hoping to surprise local Feral Pigeons on Main Street or gulls in harbour.  Stuart Gibson
13th Loch na Keal: Iceland Gull here, small flock of Fieldfare and Redwing pus about 25 Blackbirds.  Alan
11th Glen More: I went looking and found six Snow Buntings through the Glen at the highest part of the glen. Alan 
10thTobermory: A Woodcock feeding on narrow strip of grass at 21.15 hrs outside Prison House, Argyll Terrace startled me so much that I warmed my backside on the ice (Oh, how the flushed bird laughed !)    Stuart Gibson
10th  Loch Frisa track (Aros end): Several wonderful encounters with a small number of Crossbills along the track to the Eagle Hide, including largest group of five birds (2 males) observed feeding on Sitka Spruce seeds. Also, flock of 12 Bullfinches feeding on heather (Calluna vulgaris) seeds made for a very colourful scene in the snow and frost.  we even had a Woodcock rise from a ditch on our return journey.  Ruth Fleming and Stuart Gibson
10th Lochdon: a first for my garden bird list was a Woodcock today, looking for food. Three different birds seen on my truip to Tobermory this morning.Alan
9th: Tobermory/Aros Estuary/Loch na Keal/Loch Scridain/Craignure7 Red-throated Divers , single Black-throated Diver at Loch Scridain; 14 Slavonian Grebes in excellent viewing conditions from Killiechronan; two Mute Swans, Salen Bay; 20 Canada Geese in field, Torosay; ca. 120+ Barnacle Geese, Inch Kenneth; 24 Wigeon, Aros estuary; 8 Teal, Aros estuary; 55 Goldeneye, Knock hatchery outfall, Loch na Keal; single drake Goosanders, Aros estuary and Sound of Mull (Craignure Golf course), with pair in company of female Red-breasted Merganser, near Dhiseig and again opposite Inch Kenneth; pair White-tailed Eagles on shingle bar, Killiechronan, with immature bird in minor skirmish with pair of Golden Eagles, (Ben More); single Golden Eagle over Ben More slopes; Buzzard chasing Woodcock along main road, near Lochdon; single Woodcock, Gribun and Torosay; 13 Ringed Plovers, Killiechronan, with further 10 seen at Loch Beg (Kinloch); 10 Golden Plovers, Loch Beg (Kinloch); three Lapwing, Inch Kenneth; single Common Snipe, Knock, with two on shore at Killiemore (Loch Scridain); three Bar-tailed Godwits, Killiechronan; single Greenshank, Loch Beg; four Turnstones, Aros estuary, with 12 at Loch Beg (Kinloch); two separate Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Gleann Seilisdeir; single Dipper on River Ba at Knock; and nine Fieldfares, near Tobermory were the highlights of our 'Isle of Mull Big Bird Count' today.   Ruth Fleming/Stuart Gibson/Stella and Selwyn Pope
8th  Tobermory: 70 Ravens going to roost at 16.30 hrs in woods near Tobermory Water Treatment Works. Ruth Fleming and Stuart Gibson
6th Knock Fish Farm: There was a dipper on a stone in the burn singing for a few minutes  around sunset today. Colin Moody 
4th January - Loch na Keal/Fidden/Iona;  A siege of 19 Grey Herons at High Tide was an impressive sight near Knock, where there was also 30 Red-breasted Mergansers and 10 Teal; eight Redwings, five Skylarks and three Stonechats were recorded along the south shore of Loch na Keal near Knock. Immature White-tailed Eagle with white 'F' wing tag perched on rock giving wonderful views at Loch Beag/Loch Scridain. The single Pink-footed Goose was associating with a flock of 50 Greylags at Fidden, where 27 Greenland White-fronted Geese were seen sharing a nearby field with 17 Golden Plovers, 10 Fieldfares and a handful of Redwings.Five Great Northern Divers and 3 Kittiwakes in Sound of Iona; 10 Eiders, 17 Ringed Plovers, six Dunlin and three Golden Plovers at The Bay At The Back Of The Ocean, Iona; two marshy field corners on Iona held total of 16+ Common Snipe; Eight Fieldfares, eight Lapwings and further six Golden Plovers between Martyr's Bay and The Bay At The Back Of The Ocean; 20 Skylarks and two Reed Buntings in wet field near Martyr's Bay.Two Woodcocks flushed by car lights at 16.45 hrs along main road at Lochdon  Ruth Fleming and Stuart Gibson2nd January - Loch Cuin   Single Greenshank feeding very close to road on partially frozen head of loch, providing exceptionally good views. The continuing cold snap appears to have made this usually very alert and wary wader less inhibited. Also, six Common Snipe were feeding out on the ice, alongside four Ringed Plovers and a single Redshank    Ruth Fleming and Stuart Gibson
2nd Knock: Happy New Year,  Plenty of Woodcock at Knock yesterday, also one at Fishnish on Thursday . Colin Moody
Daily since December 23rd, a Woodcock has been visiting our garden in upper Tobermory to feed on snow free areas of grass and soil.   Neil and Carolyn McHaffie
1st January  - Salen/Glenaros House  A search of birch scrub and bracken along the Glenaros track surprisingly revealed no sitting Woodcock. Perhaps this sustained period of cold weather has forced many of the birds that would normally overwinter on the island to leave in search of milder climes ?  A loose flock of 12 Wood Pigeons (unusual local resident) were in the vicinity of the Beech wood near Glenaros House, as were 12 predominately 1st Winter immature male Blackbirds that were feeding together among the leaf litter. The location, age and behaviour of these birds suggests that they are continental immigrants. A small number of Chaffinches feeding on fallen beech nuts contained a single, beautiful male Brambling, which was a delightful way to start the New Year.  Ruth Fleming and Stuart Gibson
January started with snow and ice and bitterly cold winds from the east which continued  to 14th 
from 15th milder and wet but cvold again by end of month

Latest reports for January 2009
31st Seen today around the north of Mull: 2 Lapwings, 2 Great northern Divers, 2 Golden Eagles, 1 juvenile White-tail Eagle (white wing tag 5) Kestrels & Buzzards.Arthur & Pam
27th: The Glaucous Gull was on Scarisdale rocks today, also Goosander at Crannich well up the river Aros and heading towards Loch Frisa, there was another one at killichronan. 5 Little grebe at Dervaig today and 2 in Aros Bay but the best sightings of the day had to be 10 Otters, a record for us on a single day  Cheers Arthur and Pam Brown
26th Sound of Mull: 5 Great northern Diver, 2 drake Goosander, Wigeon, R B Merganser. Alan Spellman
25th Salen. Dave Sexton reportstwo Waxwings this this morning. Dave Sexton
24th Killiechronan: 5 Sea Eagles put on a display (2 Adults & 3 Juveniles) also 6 Bar tailed Godwit, a Whimbrel, Shellduck, Glaucous Gull, lots of Ring Plover & Oystercatcher and a field full og Greylags. AS
21st Killiechronan. I watched a pair of Sea Eagles attempt to snatch a Glaucous Gull off the water, after several attempts they failed and flew off, leaving one lucky gull grinning all over its face (thats if gulls can smile) Alan Spellman
20th A  round up of some birds seen on a quick tour around the very north of Mull: 2 Ring tail Han Harriers 
7 Buzzards, 7 Kestrels, 2 hunting Golden Eagle, 1 Sanderling, 3 Turnstone, 19 Ringed Plover, 
19 Oystercatchers.Arthur & Pam Brown
19th Aros Park Tobermory : a Kingfisher on the lochan in the park.  Anne Thomson
17th: Weather windy with sunshine and squally showers  becoming gale force with torrential rain in late afternoon - Bird Club Field trip today began spectacularly with 4 White-tail Eagles at the meeting point, although very windy we saw 5 other raptors including 2 Golden Eagles, 3 Hen Harriers, 4 Kestrels numerous Buzzards and a hunting Sparrowhawk. Other birds of note were Great northern Divers, Slavonian Grebes, Black Guillimots, a Dipper but the best sighting of the day had to be the large flock of Barnacle Geese. As well as the birds 48 in total in the day we also saw Red Deer and an Otter rolling and playing in the sea weed.   Arthur Brown and Group
10th Mull Bird Club members - Annual Bird Race  Weather gale force winds and lashing rain with occasional hail - Not the best day for the bird club annual January bird race but 12 hardy souls set off at 9 30am in 4 vehicles to find as many birds as they could in 6 hours. All together 72 species were seen in the day, a very creditable amount giver the conditions, only 17 down on last year when 28 people took part in 8 vehicles. The highlights in our vehicle were Snipe and Goosander at Dervaig, a Ring billed Gull on Loch Na Keal, White Tailed Eagle at Gruline and a single Barnacle Goose on the Rugby pitch at Garmany. Good sightings of winter thrushes, Pied and Grey Wagtail and a female Hen Harrier. 
The highlight from the other vehicles was Common Scoter on Loch Scridain.     Arthur & Pam Brown
7th Calgary: 2 Great northern & 1 Red throated divers in the bay. A Short eared Owl on the hills. Alan
5th Salen:  Female Hen Harrier and Male on New Years day & fly past almost daily by WTSE Iain & Helen King. ' Seaview'
1st Killiechronan: a Purple Sandpiper, 6 Bar tailed Godwit and a Treecreeper. Michael & Andrea Jackson
1st: Driving between Salen and Craignure, saw 2 Barn Owls, at Garmony and by Fishnish turn off. Alan

Latest reports for Janauary 2008
27th  Fionnphort: There was a 1st winter Iceland Gull next to the ferry landing in.  Bryan Rains
26th Calgary Bay:  14 Great Northern Divers 2 at Calgary Bay,  4 on Loch Tuath and 8  on North side Loch Na Keal, female Hen Harrier Ulva School, Merlin by Kellan Mill Loch Na Keal. Arthur Brown
11th Tetrad reports highlights  West Ardhu and Dervaig Where a total of 35 species were seen. Goldeneye 3, Redshank 6, Greenshank 2, Teal 8, Snipe 2, Yellowhammers 2 and a Woodcock.
27th Ardrioch:  up to 200 Chaffinches on 27th on big garden bird watch needed more eyes for a more exact count 14 species in total including female Great Spotted Woodpecker now a daily visitor and Yellowhammers also about20 Greenfinches and siskns daily. Arthur Brown
23rd Fishnish : first winter Iceland Gull. (Could be the bird from Knock). At Garmony
there was 1 Goosander and a Sparrowhawk. Craignure Golf Course are there were 13 Canada Goose with the Greylags and a fem Hen Harrier hunting the marsh.  Bryan Rains
20th Crannich Forest: we saw 4 bullfinch, 30 plus crossbills, a kestrel and  at Tenga a yellow tagged white tailed sea eagle. Sue & Duncan Hall
17th Glen Bellart: Duncan saw a Goshawk to the west of Crannich yesterday afternoon. Sue Hall
16th Knock: There was a Peregrine flying around the fish farm today which is unusual. Colin Moody
16th Loch na Keal: There is a single Pinkfoot amongst the Greylags in fields around. Alan Spellman
13th OBAN: The adult Ring billed Gull was back at the George Street foreshore, Stuart Gibson
12th up to 12 Great northern Diver plus 5 Red throated Diver and 1 Black throated Diver on Loch Scridain. a Sanderling at Uisken. Bryan Rains
12th Pennyghael: 5 Crossbills, seen feeding young.  (behind the shop) Bryan Rains
12th Knock Fish Farm: The long staying Iceland Gull is still hanging around here. Alan Spellman
12th Dervaig: Waterail were heard in the Dervaig reed bed. Shaun Mccullach
12th The Isle of Mull Bird Club 'Bird Race' : 89 species were seen by the whole group and Bryan Rains and  Graham Kent were the winners with 73 species seen.

Latest Reports for Jannuary 2007
29th Bunessan: the drake Gadwall has returned to Bunessan Bay  Arthur Brown
29th Lochdon: up to 18 Shelduck on Lochdon today Alan Spellman
29th OBAN: 3winter Ring-billed showing well in Oban Bay again Jim Dickson
24th Jan: 60 Rooks In one field at Fidden, also at Fidden 80 Barnacle Geese, on Iona a Female Peregrine Falcon and a Female Hen-Harrier at Kintra.   Arthur Brown
24th  lots of Crossbills about. groups of 5-10 in most forestry areas at the moment : Garmony, Fishnish, Ardmore, Tiroran, Glen Bellart, L Frisa.  Dave Sexton
24th Killiechronan a Kingfisher by the camp site, also a pair of Dipper by Knock bridge. Alan Spellman
24th Lochdon 12 Shelduck, 23 Bar tailed Godwit, Mergansers, Mallard, Teal and Wigeon. Alan Spellman
Jan 21st: Male & female Goosanders on Loch Na Keal, Barn Owl at Loch Cuin this evening, A & P Brown
21st Oban: Ring billed Gull was at roost on the George Street foreshore at 21.00 hrs on 19th Jan. and at 17.30 hrs 21st Jan. Stuart Gibson 
21st Loch na KLeal - Scridain: all three Divers plus three Otters, Guillemot, Black Guillemot, and finally coming back through Glen More: two Snow Buntings  Andy & Diana Oldacre
17th Glengorm/Tobermory: 5 Rooks in  field on Glengorm road with 80 Greylags and 10 Curlew. A Brown
16th Great Day Out 8 different Otters, Great Spotted Woodpecker at Kilbrennan, female Goosander near Loch Na keal boathouse and a single Whooper Swan in field at Killichronan. At least 16 Slavonian Grebes mostly on Loch Na Keal, 12+ Great Northern divers on all sea Lochs and the Glaucous Gulls on Loch Scridain.Best of all a male Merlin after a pipit on Loch Na Keal south shore catching it in a small cave on left side of road and the taking it to a mound where we watched it pluck and eat it  total of 50 species in the day 
Arthur & Pam Brown Discover Mull Tours
15th Pennyghael area: an adult Glaucous Gull  now on the remains of the seal carcass. Bryan Rains
10th Calgary: 20 Ringed Plover & 4 Turnstone on the beach this morning with a Black Throated Diver and a raft of over 80 Shags some with breeding tufts. Arthur Brown
8th Crannich: Glen Bellart: Male Merlin at Crannich this morning about 11am flew across road in front of landrover. In the field by the Inch Kenneth boathouse a flock of 100+ Barnacle Geese  Arthur and Pam
7th Lochdon: a Great Spotted Woodpecker visiting a local garden to feed on peanuts. Jenny Smith
6th Loch Scridain: The long staying Glaucous Gull has attracted an Iceland Gull with both feeding off a seal carcass . Alan et al, Also a female Blackcap at Tobermory Tom Bettley.
6th Mull: A total count of 79 species werte recorded on todays bird race (Isle of Mull Bird Club members)
6th Croig: A Peregrine falcon at Croig On bird race today only bird worth an e-mail from our team.Arthur & Pam & Jilly & Rab
3rd OBAN: 3rd W./Ad. Ring billed Gull briefly at 13.00 hrs at George Street foreshore. Stuart Gibson
1st Dervaig: Up to 4 male yellowhammers feeding in the garden. Shaun Mccullagh
1st Calgary  Bit like Blackpool beach on a summer day this afternoon - but 10 turnstone and 15 oystercatcher in a secluded corner on some seaweed.  Shaun Mccullagh

Latest reports for January 2006 
early January. a Water Rail caught by a cat from Dervaig reed beds, released unharmed. Caroline Woods.
31st Pair of Whoopers on Mishnish and 10 Long tailed Tits in Quinish Woods this afternoon. - Shaun
30th Dervaig. 2 Greenshank, 3 Snipe & 6 Redshank at Loch cuin, 2 male Goldeneyes at Loch Torr & 3 female & 1 male Goldeneye on Mishnish.The Golden Eagle was again hunting the Loch Torr area at 1130hrs. Arthur & Pam. Discover Mull Tours
29th 31st Lochdon. Kingfisher present.  Alan
29th OBAN. 2nd W. Ring-billed Gull at roost on 27th Jan. (@ 18.30 hrs & 20.15 hrs) & @ 17.30 hrs on 29th January.  No sign of adult at these times, Count of 102 (52 in pre-roost flock on water in middle of bay) Common Gulls at George Street, OBAN roost at 17.30 hrs on 29th January. Stuart Gibson
29th Caliac point,. 6 Great Northern Divers,  guillemots and 60+shags, also a Black Throated Diver at Calgary with 5 Ringed Plover.  Arthur & Pam Discover Mull Tours
29th Loch Tor. Two whooper swans on loch Tor, plus one Golden Eagle over the loch.  Tom Bettley.
28th .Highlights of Bird Club outing. A Common Scoter off Inch Kenneth Boathouse between Inch Kenneth & Mull. Goosander at Killiechronan. Displaying Slavonian Grebes from Boathouse, 8 seen in day. Total of 4 WTSE including white T on green tag in trees where forest is cut just through Glen Seilisdeir.
3 Short eared owls Glen More at 3 lochs car park flying high wing clapping & calling. All 3 Divers with 7 Great Northern 2 Black Throats and a single Red throat. White Fronted Goose still with Greylags at Killiechronan and a Greenshank &12 Golden Plover at Loch Beg. 2 Guilliemots & 5 Black Guilliemots some in summer plumage loch Na Keal, Woodcock between Craignure & Salen, 44 species seen in the day. The evening sunset produced some fantastic photo shoots particularly at Loch Beg and through Glen More.     Arthur & Pam et al
25th Lochdon Kingfisher again at same site. Alan
26th OBAN  highest count of 39 Turnstone at same site on same day. Stuart Gibson
14th Mishnish lochs. 2 Whooper swans on loch this afternoon, Celia McIntyre
13th Garmony, Tenga, Torloisk, Old Byre. 4 Barn Owls on way home last night from clun meeting, 1 at Garmony, 2 one mile on from Tenga on the Dervaig side of Tenga and 1 hunting between the road and Loch Cuin just past the turn to the Old Byre and Torloisk. Also a single Tawny Owl 3/4 mile up the Dervaig road from Aros Bridge. Arthur and Pam Brown (Discover Mull Tours)
10th OBAN. A single Black  Guilemot in full summer plumage  Tysties in Oban are barely in winter garb for four months before they change back into their summer finery.also 32 Ruddy Turnstone.  Stuart Gibson
11th Aros. A Dipper in the Aros river along Glen Bellart. AS
9th-26th Jan OBAN, 2nd Winter Ring Billed Gull opposite Woolworth's. Pam Brown/Stuart Gibson
8th Lochdon. Kingfisher by the bridge pool circa 1100 hrs    AS
6th Tobermory. male & female Blackcaps on the bird feeders.Tom & Barbara Bettley
4th I have just received a report that one of our Sea Eagle chicks from last year, (Red V) been recorded  in Northern Ireland on 24th, 26th and 27th of December2005.
4th Lochdon. up to 30+ Ringed Plover along loch shore.
3rd-30th Lochdon. Kingfisher seen again also 3 Goosander in bridge pool & 30+ Dunlin, & Ruddy Turnstone.
1st Kentallen, merlin and kestrel plus  4 bar tailed godwits at garmony. Duncan & Sue Hall
1st Grasspoint area.The highlights of the day were the female Kingfisher, perched in a tree just upstream of the bridge, plus Greenshank & Redshank,16 Shelduck. Redpoll & Linnet at Grasspoint. Andy & Dianna Oldacre



 
 
 
 
 
 

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