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Latest reports for January 2021 
30th Lochdon. Kingfisher above the bridge in its regular spot fishing successfully. In the pools were a Greenshank and a Redshank, a Wt eagle flew overhead. Alan-

30th January (all month)  Nuthatch is still coming to the peanut feeder in a Craignure garden. Andrew Saul

27th Mishnish lochs - 4 goldeneye (2♂️2♀️) 2♀️goosander on part frozen and misty Loch Peallach. Also lone barnacle goose back in field below Sgriob-ruadh alongside Dervaig Road. Mike Wagemakers Mike Wagemakers

26th lochdon, I had a nice view of an otter fishing this morning, and in the same binocular view our Kingfisher arrived! The Kingfisher seemed jealous of the otter’s ability! Seen above the bridge, beyond the seaweed covered fence.Just had our semi-regular Treecreeper in the garden too. Andrew Oldacre

25th - Craignure A single Jack Snipe from the same general area as previously reported; five Goosanders (four ff); and three Greenshank.Stuart Gibso
22nd , Tobermory. Lone barnacle goose feeding with greylag geese in fields between the Glengorm and Dervaig roads at Sgriob-ruadh. Mike Wagemakers

19th: Java - Great Northern Diver, Curlew, Greenshank. Scallastle Bay - 2 Great Northern Diver, 7 Wigeon, 3 Mallard, 5 Red-breasted Merganser, White-tailed Eagle, approx 30 Ringed Plover, 5 Curlew, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, approx 6 Turnstone, 4 Dunlin, Redshank, Greenshank, Black-headed Gull, 3 Black Guillemot (2 summer 1 winter plumage). Also, Hooded Crow carrying nesting material.
18th: WeBS count for Craignure Bay - Great Northern Diver, Heron, 2 Cormorant, 6 Shag, 3 Red-breasted Merganser, 8 Oystercatcher, Curlew, Greenshank, 2 Common Gull, 5 Herring Gull, Grey Wagtail, 6 Hooded Crow.Nancy Somerville

16th: Java - 2 Red-breasted Merganser, Curlew, Greenshank, Treecreeper, (photo)  17th: Java - Redshank. Nancy Somerville
15th: Java - Goosander. Loch Ba - 4 Wigeon, 6 Goldeneye, White-tailed Eagle (adult), single Lapwing, Rock Pipit.
14th: Craignure/Java - Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, Goosander, Ringtail Harrier, Dipper, Treecreeper. Scallastle Bay: 4 Wigeon, Mallard, 5 Red-breasted Merganser, 6 Goosander, Redshank, Greenshank, Goldcrest
12th: Craignure/Java - Great Northern Diver, Goosander, Curlew, Grey Wagtail. Scallastle Bay - Great Northern Diver, 4 Wigeon, 3 Mallard, 4 Goosander, White-tailed Eagle, approx 20 Ringed Plover, 17 Curlew, 5 Turnstones, 3 Dunlin, Redshank. On Sound near Pennygown - 4 Great Northern Divers..Nancy Somerville
15th Loch Beg - 2 Little Grebe; NW Loch Beg - 4 Ringtails up together, seeing off a whitetail; at Balnahard - c120 Barnacle Geese.Steve Littlewood

14th Lochdon. Our Kingfisher was on the river by ‘Oakbank’ just off the main road. John Preston-
14th  Loch Beg - 6 Golden Plover, 1 Goosander. Glen More - 1 male Merlin. Bryan Rains
14th Craignure. A solitary Jack Snipe resting on a bed of seaweed above the high tide mark, and a Woodcock flushed from under Gorse scrub barely 20 metres apart. Stuart Gibson
12th Lettermore by Loch Frisa.The  barn owl box  provided by the Bird Club has now been sighted on the more sheltered NE gable end of the old barn. Scaffolding isn’t all clear of the building area yet.

12th, a Peregrine Falcon and  a Glaucous Gull (Pams photo above) were at Calliach,  Pam & Arthur Brown
12th Great Northern Diver  roost count at Lock na Keal was 161 birds Steve Littlewood
11th: Java - male tawny Owl calling in the evening Nancy
10th: Craignure/Java - Great Northern Diver, Curlew, Greenshank.
9th: Java - male Greenfinch at my feeder. Scallastle Bay - approx 16 Ringed Plover, 5 Curlew, 2 Dunlin.
8th: Craignure/Java - Great Northern Diver, 7 Goosander, Greenshank, male Greenfinch at my garden feeder, male Tawny owl calling in the evening.
7th: Craignure/Java - 5 Red-breasted Merganser, Curlew, 12 Starlings. Scallastle Bay: 4 Mallard, single Ringed Plover, 12 Curlew. 6th: Craignure/Java - Great Northern Diver, Curlew. Nancy Somerville
7th There was a Peregrine at Gorsten yesterday. Thought it may be of interest. Jamie Moton

6th Our 'almost' resident Nuthatch is still coming to the peanut feeder in a Craignure garden. Alan

more images of the Iceland Gull in Tobermory Harbour by Stuart,
5th – A Woodcock in our wood this morning and at Calgary Bay a Black Throated Diver and a great Northern Diver and on the rocks by the headland a White Tailed Eagle. Pam & Arthur Brown
2nd Highlights on trip to the Ross of Mull. Loch Spelve -  female Hen Harrier, Loch Beg -  3 Golden Plover, Fidden farm and beach – 300+ Barnacle Geese, 24 Ringed Plover, 150+ greylag Geese., Ardalanish -  5 Pied Wagtails, Loch Pottie -  7 Tufted Ducks, 4 Goosander, Fionophort – Rooks and Jackdaws and in fields opposite 1st garage a single Redwing and a single Fieldfare Pam & Arthur Brown 

4th Lochdon Bridge. The Kingfisher was seen again today on the rocks by the bridge, also four Redshank and a single Greenshank. Alan
4th 2 Short-eared Owls through Glen More at midnight and 2 Barn Owls and 3 Tawny Owls around the south of the Isle as well. Coal and Great Tit in song this morning and Goldcrests singing the other day. 19 Little Grebes together on Loch Cuin at the unfrozen outflow of the river Bellart. 1 Gannet at the outer entrance of Loch Tuath. Ewan Miles

3rd - A 2nd Winter (3rd Calandar Year) Iceland Gull was present in Tobermory harbour (on 'beach', opposite HWDT shop) photograph by Stuart Gibson
3rd: 2 adult White-tailed Eagles in courtship flight above Craignure .Nancy Somerville
2nd: Java - Curlew, 4 Turnstone, Greenshank.
1st: Java - Goosander, Curlew, Greenshank. Garmony - Goosander, Bar-tailed Godwit.
1st Ardrioch garden – Brambling, Jay, Treecreeper, Greenfinches, Goldfinches, Chaffinches, House Sparrows, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Coal Tits, Blackbirds, Robins, Dunnocks, Great Spotted Woodpecker., West Ardhu – Long Tailed Tits, Redwing and Song Thrush., Dervaig – Herring Gulls, Common Gulls, Rock Doves, Redshanks, Greenshanks, Snipe, Curlew, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Little Grebe., Glen Road out of Dervaig – Hooded Crows, Buzzards, White Tailed Eagles., Aros Bay – Shags, Grey Herons, Mute Swans, Mallards, Wigeons, Red Breasted Mergansers, Oystercatchers, Bar Tailed Godwits., Knock – Dipper, South Shore Loch Na Keal for 3 miles from Knock – Great Northern Divers, Great Black Backed Gulls,, Rock Pipits and Grey Plover, Killiechronan – Black Headed Gulls, Raven., Lagganulva Bay – Common Scoters, Black Guillimots., Ensay  - Golden Eagle., Lainne Sguer – Cormorant, Calgary – Stonechat.  Pam & Arthur Brown  


Latest reports for January 2020 

29th We've had an un-seasonal male Blackcap visiting our bird feeders (in Tobermory) this week. Kevin Tubby
26th Sparrowhawk spent almost the full hour of the big garden birdwatch in our garden, imagine what that did to our numbers
27th 3 Jackdaws mixing with Hooded Crows at Torloisk  Pam has been seeing them for about a week now when she goes sea swimming with her swimming buddies. A flock of Meadow Pipits with a small group of Pied Wagtails at Killiechronan in the field on the right where the Geese frequent, there were 14 Redwings and a Mistle Thrush here as well, until a Sparrowhawk flew out of the gardens and disturbed them all, Sparrowhawks the bane of my life at the moment. Pam & Arthur Brown
25th Lochdon. Arthur Brown finally caught up with the Kingfisher today, so that's another tick on his year list. AS
female shoveler at Knock Jan
                                      2020female shoveler at Knock Jan
24th Attached are record shots of a female Shoveler seen at the Knock Hatchery outfall this afternoon. (a very scarce bird for us on Mull) Stuart Gibson with Steve Littlewood.
24th Ringtail Hen Harrier, three Greenshank, three Redshank, a female Goosander and four Redpolls at Lochdon bridge where the Kingfisher should've been! 😣 Stuart Gibson, Steve Littlewood & Andy Oldacre
A minimum of 64 Great Northern Divers attended the roost at Loch na Keal this late afternoon. Stuart Gibson and Steve Littlewood

Small flock of approx 15 Goldfinches being seen most days along Java-Craignure coastal path.
24th: Java - Goosander, Redshank. 2 Long-tailed Tits, 4 Siskins, 10 Goldfinches and a male Redpoll (Lesser I think) at my feeders today. Nancy Somerville
23rd: Craignure/Java - Pair Goosanders, Curlew, Greenshank, 4 Long-tailed Tits. Nancy Somerville
22nd: Java - Great Northern Diver, 18 Greylag Geese, pair Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Goosander, Redshank, Greenshank, 3 Goldcrest. Scallastle forest path - male Tawny Owl calling at dusk.
21st: Java - Great Northern Diver, 14 Greylag Geese, Curlew, Greenshank, 9 more Curlews flying over.
20th: Java - pair Red-breasted Mergansers, Curlew, Greenshank.Nancy Somerville
22nd Lochdon. Andy Oldacre saw the Lochdon Kingfisher today.   Pam and Arthur Brown didn't. (that's the way it goes)
22nd at Garmony were three Knot, very scarce species for Mull) and a Red throated diver. Arthur Brown
21st Lochdon. Four Redshank and a Grenshank just above the bridge today. Alan Spellman
Kingfisher - Charley Steather
                                      Jan 2020
Kingfisher at Lochdon, photo by Charley Streather
19th: Scallastle forest path - Goldcrest, 3 Bullfinches (1M, 2F). Lochdon - Kingfisher (spotted it at last! 18th: Java - pair Red-breasted Mergansers, Curlew, Turnstone (unusual for Java). Garmony - 8 Wigeon. Scallastle Bay - juvenile White-tailed Eagle flying over, 2 Redshank, Greenshank.Nancy Somerville, also Charley Streather photographed the Kingfisher
19th Loch Na Keal Fish farm outfall, species included 2  redshank, 1  shelduck, 13  goldeneye, 24  turnstone, 1  Great northern diverand many black-headed gulls.Steve Littlewood
18th  Kittiwakes again off Cailaich, a Black throated and Great Northern Diver in Calgary Bay along with lots of Curlews and Oystercatchers and a Flying WTSE. A flock of Lapwing at Lagganulva with Red Breasted Mergansers and a Redshank. North Shore of Loch Na Keal above Kellan Farm a Grey Wagtail interacting with a pair of Stonechats, lots of Teal here as well. At killiechronan a large number of Turnstone and a flock of Golden Plover. On the South Shore of Loch na Keal,  2 Black Guillemots and Slavonian Grebe. Pam saw 3 Jackdaws at Torloisk today.Pam & Arthur Brown
17th Theatre car park Tobermory. Our long staying Nuthatch is still busy coming to the feeder. (since 16th November)  Alan
15th: 10 Curlews flying over the field by the hospital. 14th: Java - Great Northern Diver, Greenshank. Nancy Somerville
iceland gull,
                                        loch scridain by steve hiscock
                                        Jan 2020
14th Loch Scridain. Iceland gull at loch Scridain today. Photographed by Steve Hiscock
14th  Post-Brendan, Abhainn na l-Uamha River mouth (Benmore Hydro) 1 Dipper and 42 Turnstones.  Accompanied by male goosander and 3 GBB Gulls Steve Littlewood
12th Lochdon. male kingfisher again at the Lochdon bridge today, busy fishing on the seaward side of the bridge. Chris Austick
10th: WeBS count, Craignure Bay - 2 Cormorants, 9 Shags, 3 Herons, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 9 Oystercatchers, Curlew, Greenshank, 2 Common Gulls, 9 Herring Gulls, Great Black-backed Gull (and an otter!)
9th: Java - 3 Red-breasted Merganser, Goosander, Redshank, Greenshank. Craignure Bay - Black Guillemot (winter plumage).Nancy Somerville

10th A flock of Long Tailed Tits in Ardrioch Farm wood this morning. Pam & Arthur Brown
9th Whimbrel  at Salen and Black Throated Diver by the 8th green at Craignure Golf course. Pam & Arthur Brown
8th Good numbers of Gannets going past Cailaich Point with kittiwakes and Auks, a female Sparrowhawk here as well.

Kestrel along the Grasspoint road 9th January 2020
8th: Java - Sparrowhawk, Curlew, Greenshank.
7th: Craignure/Java - Pair Red-Breasted Mergansers, Curlew. Nancy Somerville
8th With the weather being so awful just thought I would bring you up to date on birds in our garden at Ardrioch.
8th 100+ Chaffinches, 24+ Goldfinches, 16+ greenfinches, 12 Rock Doves, 6 Siskins, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Blackbirds, 4 Dunnocks, 3 Robins, 2 Coal Tits, 2 Blue Tits, 2 Hooded Crows, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Treecreeper.
Pam & Arthur Brown
6th Lochdon-Duart. lots of Woodcock being flushed from the roadside at the moments. Alan
5th: Java - Goosander, Curlew.4th: Java - Great Northern Diver, Curlew. At Grasspoint Road (Lochdon end) - pair Mallard, Ringtail Harrier.
Nancy Somerville
4th Lochdon. Kingfisher at Lochdon Bridge last Monday as daylight was waning. a flash of electric blue in flight low over water heading for rocks on left as I looked over to crescent. Diana Guthrie James3rd West Ardhu. a Brambling in the garden and a Jack Snipe flushed by the dog.Pam and Arthur Browm
2nd: Java - Goosander, White-tailed Eagle, Curlew. Nancy Somerville
1st: Java - Great Northern Diver, Curlew.Nancy Somerville
Latest Reports for December 2019
 31st  Fanmore - The Mistle Thrush was singing and a Coal Tit. Dervaig - Eleven Little Grebes, 2 Greenshanks, 5 Redshanks, 3 Snipe and the Otter frolicking about again.Loch Meadhoin - A Cormorant and a Kestrel.Tobermory Tip -  420 Herring Gulls, 45 Great Black-backed Gulls  and 35 Ravens.Aros Park - A drake and two female Goldeneyes on Lochan a Ghurrain. Tim Dixon
30th Lagganulva - 12 Lapwings.Killiechronan - 7 Great Northern Divers, 6 Slavonian Grebes, 12 Mallard, 7 Wigeon, 8 Teal, Goldeneye, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers and a drake Goosander.Ulva Ferry - A Sparrowhawk.Fanmore - Two Golden Eagles (one went off to Ulva the other back east), a Mistle Thrush, a Coal Tit and a Goldcrest. Tim Dixon
Ptarmigan by Ewan
25th 4 male Ptarmigan, 700m altitude on Christmas day. Also male Stonechat at 700m and 4 Meadow Pipits at 500m. 15 Woodcock at dusk on the Salen - Dervaig road. Jack Snipe flushed alongside loch Cuin on xmas eve. Ewan Miles
28th In between the dreich we managed -
Dervaig: A Little Grebe, a pair of Wigeons and two Otters. Great prolonged views of one of these eating eels.
Calgary: 33 Oystercatchers, 9 Curlews and three divers which were distant but looked like Red-throated.between Ensay and Reudle: A Peregrine.Torloisk: Seven Jackdaws - a Mull tick for us. Tim Dixon
kingfisher lochdon 25th Dec
25th Lochdon bridge. I managed to photograph the Kingfisher this morning. Alan
24th Loch Cuin Dervaig, 16 Common Snipe, 7 Redshank feeding on the margins. Alan
24th A female Merlin at Ardmeanach, Mull yesterday. About 110 Barnacle Geese lifted up by a WT Eagle on Inch Kenneth. RT Diver at Grasspoint and 13 Bar-tailed Godwits on Lochdon on Mull Winter Tour. Ewan Miles

22nd Tobermory Nuthatch still coming to feeder at Theatre car park first seen 16th November. Debbie Thorne
21st Dervaig. a Nuthatch visiting a local garden. Clare and Andy Fellows
15th Dervaig: One Greenshank, 9 Redshanks and 8 Snipe. Eas Fors: A Sparrowhawk. Tim Dixon
4th A few bits from yesterday. Fanmore: A Golden Eagle.Dervaig: Two Greenshanks, 7 Redshanks, 2 Curlews, 120 Common Gulls and 25 Rock Doves.
Tim Dixon
13th Lagganulva: 5 Great Northern Divers, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Curlew and a Bar-tailed Godwit .
Loch na Keal:  13 Slavonian Grebes, 15 Great Northern Divers, a Black-throated Diver, 20+ Wigeon, 17 Red-breasted Mergansers and 2 Black Guillemots.Knock: A Sparrowhawk. Clachandhu: A Merlin chasing Rock Pipits. Tim Dixon
13th: Java/Craignure - Great Northern Diver, 2 Curlews, Redshank, Jay. Craignure-Torosay coastline - Great Northern Diver. Hen Harrier (male) over field by hospital.Nancy Somerville
11th Dec A male Hen Harrier hunting the land between the fish farm at Ulva and the Ulva Ferry road today and a Dipper on the shore side of the Laggan Burn bridge.
9th Dec A Velvet Scoter seen from the pull off with a seat in front of Aros Castle. Two visitors were there and I showed them the bird through the scope and I went and told Jacqui from Enjoy Mull and she went down and confirmed that it was indeed  a Velvet Scoter. Pam & Arthur Brown
9th: Java/Craignure Bay - 2 Great Northern Divers, Red-breasted Merganser (male), 4 Goosander (1 male), Curlew, Redshank, Black Guillemot. Craignure/Torosay coast - 5 Great Northern Divers, 2 Black Guillemots. Nancy Somerville

Juvenile white tailed eagle December 2019. photo by Carol Bennetto
8th I saw a male snow bunting on Erraid this afternoon, just below the community gardens.  Peter skinner
7th: Craignure/Java Bay - Great Northern Diver, Greenshank. Nancy Somerville
6th: Java Bay - 3 Red-breasted Mergansers (2M, 1F), Goosander, Greenshank.
Common Scoter Dec
                                        2019 Carol Bennetto
Common Scoter on Loch Spelve photo by Carol Bennetto
5th Female/juv Common Scoter still on Loch Spelve. Whimbrel in Salen Bay. Ewan Miles
3rd: Craignure/Java Bay - Black-throated Diver, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers (2M, 1F), Curlew. Adult White-tailed Eagle over hospital field.
4th: Java Bay - 2 Red-breasted Mergansers (1M, 1F), Curlew.
Nancy Somerville
2nd: Java - (male) Red-breasted Merganser, Goosander, Curlew
1st: Scallastle forest path - Jay calling and flying over. Nancy Somerville

    Latest reports forJanuary 2019                                                                                                                                                              
31st Janwe went down Loch Ba today to see if the snow had brought down any Snow Buntings but with no luck, however there were 4 Reed Buntings and a single Pied Wagtail where they are feeding the cattle. We also saw 2 Golden Eagles and a Kestrel plus Wigeon and Mallards on the Loch and we inadverdantly put up a Woodcock. It was a lovely day for the walk even if my aging bones ached when we got home.   Pam & Arthur Brown
grey heron in the snowjuvenile
                                          oystercatcher in the snow
Grey Heron and juvenile Oystercatcher in the snow, Loch na Keal 30th Jan 2019.  Alan Spellman
female gooseandermale gooseander
Gooseanders on Loch na Keal today 30th Jan 2019  Alan Spellman

 Black guillemot, taken from the ferry by Nancy Somerville
27th, Java: pair red-breasted mergansers, single curlew.
26th, Java: single curlew. Nancy Somerville
27th Watched a male hen harrier hunting near the standing stones at Lochbuie today (27th Jan).Kevin Tubby

26th 4 Whooper Swans (1 juv) on Loch Torr. 3rd adult Mute Swan away from 2 resident birds in Salen Bay. A couple of Carrion x Hooded Crows around NW Mull. Barn Owl at Mishnish lochs at dusk. Short-eared Owl on Glen Road at 6pm. 4 Turnstones, 5 Dunlin and 12 Ringed Plovers at Lochbuie. Ewan Miles
25th: Java - 3 red-breasted mergansers.  Garmony - 6 teal, single greenshank, single redshank. 

24th: Craignure/Torosay coast - 2 black-throated divers. (Oban - black guillemot changing into summer plumage?) 
23rd: Craignure Bay - black-throated diver 
22nd, Craignure Bay - great northern diver.  Nancy Somerville

lets all do something to save our birds
23rd - Craignure/Torosay.  Four (two pairs) Goosander (displaying); single Greenshank; an adult White-tailed Eagle; two Great Northern Divers; and 14 (seven males) Wigeon. A pair of Oystercatchers were copulating (trying to keep warm due to the weather?) around 90 - 100 days before a first egg for this species will be laid on Mull! Stuart Gibson
19th  January BTO Wetland Bird Survey of Loch Na Keal, between 1200 - 1300: 40 Great Northern Diver;  21 Slavonian Grebe; 20 Shag; 10 Heron; 27 Great Black Backed Gull; 71 Oyster Catcher; 65 Mallard;

33 RB Merganser;  31 Greylag Geese;  7 Shelduck; 34 Wigeon;  35 Black Headed Gull;  37 Canada Geese; 33 Goldeneye; 5 Curlew ; 78 Teal;  43 Common Gull;  29 Herring Gull;  8 Cormorant;  4 Redshank; 4  Goosander 4;  10 Turnstones ; and five White Tailed Eagle.   Steve Littlewood + Felicity, David, Mike, Jacqui, Richard and Linda.                                                                   
21st, Java: red-breasted merganser drake.                                                                                                                                 
20th, Java: Great northern diver, pair red-breasted merganser.  Seen from Scallastle hill path: kestrel, golden eagle, two separate buzzards.

19th, Java: pair red-breasted merganser.  Garmony: 7 wigeon (5 drakes), 4 mallard (3 drakes), 4 curlew, single greenshank, single redshank, at least 4 ringed plover.  Shore by Craignure Golf Course: adult WTE on skerry, single curlew, approx 15 wigeon, approx 20 ringed plover, approx 8 herons, 2 great northern divers, single redshank, 2 pairs mallard. Nancy Somerville .
19th On loch na keal this afternoon. we saw this crow. assume a hooded but more black than grey.
Good numbers of Great Northern divers and slavonian grebe, Two white tailed eagles anoying an otter with cubs. Jacqui and Mke Murphy 

17th Jan Today we went for a day of Mullbirding and saw 5 Red Throated Divers on Loch Scridain lots of Great Northern Divers also on this Loch. On Loch Pottie, 20 + White Fronted Geese, 6 Tufted Duck. 2 Goldeneye and a single Wigeon. At Fidden 40+ Ringed Plover and a single Turnstone on the beach, 2 Skylarks and 4 dozen Lapwings in fields near the farm and another 30 at Ardalanish.  On Inch Kenneth 200+ Barnacle Geese, on Loch Na Keal opposite Eorsa, 20 or so Guilliemots with 2 Whooper Swans seen flying past. At Knock a single Jay and on the North shore of Loch Na Keal near Killiechronan campsite a small flock of Long Tailed Tits.Pam & Arthur Brown

17th, Java: pair red-breasted mergansers, single curlew, single greenshank
16th, WTE flying from Duart Bay to Morvern (spotted from ferry).  Java: female goosander, single curlew, black guillemot (winter plumage)

16th 6am - Barn Owl on the Glen road and also south of Lochdon. Rachel French
15th, Java: three goosander (1 drake, 2 females), male red-breasted merganser, single curlew. Craignure: single greenshank.
14th, Java: three goosander (1 drake, 2 females), single curlew, great northern diver, black-headed gull; approx 30 greylags in field by the hospital. Nancy
12th  A Rook at loch Beg on the Mull bird count, Ringed Plover, a single Turnstone and a male Hen Harrier seen here as well.Pam & Arthur Brown  
13th, Java: female goosander, single curlew, flock of approx 10 long-tailed tits
.  12th, Java: 3 pairs goosander                         
11th, Java: male hen harrier, great northern diver, male red-breasted merganser. Mixed flock of approx 50 Canada and greylag geese at field by hospital, siskins at feeder in my garden Nancy
13th Short-eared Owl on the Glen road at 18:30. Black Guillemot in breeding plumage, Tobermory harbour. Ewan Miles 

11th - Craignure Four Common Snipe, three Great Northern Divers, two Black Guillemots (w/p) and a single Greenshank.
9th - Aros estuary/ Fishnish A pair of Goosanders were at the Aros estuary, with two further pairs near the Fishnish Timber Pier; and a siege of nine Grey Herons were waiting for the tide to turn at Fishnish. Stuart Gibson

10th A single Carrion Crow and a Shelduck on the shore at killiechronan around noon today, also Brambling in the garden. Pam & Arthur Brown
9th Sound of Mull. three drake gooseander and 1 female, and Black throated diver, near golf course. Alan
8th, Java Bay: male red-breasted merganser, female goosander, single curlew
9th, field by hospital, Java: approx 15 Canada geese
10th, Java Bay: male red-breasted merganser, single curlew; field by hospital, Java: mixed flock of approx 30 Canada geese, greylags  Nancy
8th A Jack Snipe, 4 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrushes and a male Hen Harrier either at Cailaich or on the way to Cailaich  this morning. Pam & Arthur Brown

7th Jan, Java beach: 4 pairs goosander (displaying), pair red-breasted merganser, single curlew. Nancy Somerville                                                     6th and confirmed that there is a Velvet Scoter on Loch Na Keal, it was on the North side of Scarisdale rocks and flapped its wings revealing the distinct white wing patches to go with the facial markings. Arthur & Pam
6th - Speinne Mor. a ringtail hen harrier, a pair of stonechats and (somewhat surprisingly) two parties of meadow pipits on the ascent up today. A  dipper was on the Allt a' Cholgaid on the way down. Stuart Gibson and Chris Austick.

3rd Jan Loch Scridain 5 Red-throated Diver, at least 30 Great Northern Diver with some of them calling and displaying.
2nd January Loch Assapol 5 Mistle Thrush, 1 Golden Plover, 4 Golden Eagle, 2 WT Eagle, 1 Sparrowhawk. Glen More 1 Long-tailed Tit.  .Bryan Rains 
1st Jan Loch Scridain 5 Red-throated Diver, 1 Common Guillemot

Latest reports for January 2018
31st A Goldeneye duck and drake on our lochan this morning, with the drake displaying to the duck. Suidhe farm, Bunessan. Tony Jefree
The following birds were seen doing the Big garden bird watch yesterday followed by a walk around our farm today.
27th Jan Ardrioch Farm. Blue Tits (4), Great Tits (4), Coal Tits (3), Treecreeper (1), Chaffinches (140), Goldfinches (24), Siskins (22), Greenfinches (12), Bramblings (2) House Sparrows (5), Yellowhammers (2), Robins (3), Blackbirds (3), Dunnocks (6), Collared Doves (2), Rock Doves (23), Feral Pigeons (2), Common Buzzard (1), Hooded Crow (1), Jays (2), Great Spotted Woodpecker (1). This was a total of 21 species and 263 birds.
28th Jan Ardrioch Farm, 2 Snipe, 2 Woodcock, 1 White-tail Eagle & 1 Red Deer. Pam & Arthur Brown Discover Mull
26th On my tour today we had a carrion crow at Killiechronan, not a common sight on Mull. Pete and Jan  Mull Wildlife Tours
23 Jan 430 Kittiwake off Duart Point, Mull John Bowler
25 Jan 1 Puffin off Glengorm, Mull with a feeding group of 120 Kittiwakes  John Bowler
24 Jan 1 Red-necked Grebe still off Pennyghael, Mull pp John Bowler
25th Crossbill seen with female sitting on the ruined cottage under Scurr Dearg in the mountains today.  photo was from Mark and Geoff, visiting Mull for the week

20th Yesterday an adult female Long-finned Pilot Whale was stranded on Calgary beach, Mull and died very soon afterwards. 
Apparently the council are going to try to remove it today for autopsy. They got there too late yesterday.
It died very quickly if stories about it not being there at noon are correct. When i arrived very soon after it was seen alive, it was already dead.
It appears to have died within an hour or so after getting beached. Prasad

Little Gull Loch na Keal 18th January 2018 Bryan Rains 
18th Jan Loch Scridain 1 Black-throated Diver. Loch na Keal 1 Little Gull, 1 Little Auk and 1 Glaucous Gull. Bryan Rains                                          17th Today we did a blitz of Loch Na Keal for the BTO Wetland Bird Survey. Not so good as in better weather, but attached are the findings that paint a picture of what Loch Na Keal looked like on a cold, wet, snowy and windy day when 8 people simultaneously surveyed different sections of the entire Loch. Curlew  14, Shag 46 ,Glaucous Gull 1, Shelduck 7, Goldeneye 9, Slavonian Grebe  4, Great Northern Diver 16 ,Snipe  1, Grey Heron 11,           Teal 25, Grey Lag Goose 27,  Turnstone 23, Mallard 48,  WT Eagle 3, Oystercatcher 56,  Wigeon 23, RB Merganser 15 , Redshank 2 , Ringed Plover 14 Total Species 23,  Total Individuals 365   for good measure there were at least 54 GNDs in the evening Loch Na Keal roost.
Steve & Linda Littlewood;  Felicity & David Pollard;  Mike and Jacqui Murphy;  Richard & Liz Hallam.                                                                      12th Newly fledged Crossbills branching out and very vocal, begging for food. The only way I can describe the sound was 'Chick Chips'. Ewan 
11th Treshnish, 1 Iceland Gull inland over the wood.  prasad                                                                                    9th Jan Loch Scridain 1 Slavonian Grebe.10th Jan Loch Scridain 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe. Bryan Rains

10th Jan Loch Scridain 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe. Bryan Rains
13th  we had a pair of black throated divers in winter plumage on Loch Na Keal opposite Eorsa on the south shore.Also a bit further back towards the sheep fanks, a close up of a stunning male goosander. Jan and Pete Mull Wildlife Tours                                                                                     7th 11 Reed Buntings Ardalanish, 1 single Golden Plover Fidden and 3 Crossbills Pennyghael Arthur & Pam Discover Mull6th We had a good view of a Glossy Ibis drifting in over Tobermory Bay this afternoon. It drifted lower and disappeared (from where we are) behind Fishermans Pier and appeared to land but by the time we got there it had moved on. Richard & Liz Airey. Harbour Guest House, Tobermory.5thJan Jay in our garden Pam & Arthur Discover Mull
6thJan Knock salmon hatchery, 1stwinter Glaucous Gull, Turnstone, Shellduck. Pam & Arthur Discover Mull
4th  There were 5 Glossy Ibis at Fidden on Christmas and Boxing days then they were gone but Jimmy (farmer) spotted them back a couple of days ago . 

Glossy Ibis fiver were at Fidden in December.    photo by David Holden
4th The Ardnacross Glossy Ibis is still around today. Steve Littlewood 
2nd at Ardnacross a single Glossy Ibis. Pam and Arthur Brown, first repported by Mike Murphy in December.
Jan 1st North Mull, WT & Golden Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Hen Harrier (male), Goosander, Iceland Gull (Killichronan), Whimbrel (Salen), and a total of 10 different Otters, over 50 birds seen in all.  Arthur & Pam Discover Mull
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 
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. 
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
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.  
10th Lochdon, a flock of 20 Long tailed tits through my garden today. Alan
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 
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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