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Latest November reports for 2019





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Latest November reports for 2018
13th five great northern divers in Craignure Bay earlier today, juveniles and adults. Also I counted seven birds in the sound of Mull whilst traveling back on the bus. (Alan) Nancy Somerville
10th Calgary The Cattle Egret seen yesterday 10th on Calgary machair. prasad 
10 th – Cattle Egret still at Calgary. In ditch by roadside and in reeds above the beach. Greenshank at Loch Cuin. Ron
6th - 7th - Tesco, Oban Five WAXWINGS on tree overlooking Black Lynn, at Tesco's bus/lorry park. Stuart Gibson
6th Two Short-eared Owls flushed from the heather in NW Mull today. Only saw one bird between June - August this summer. Cattle Egret still at Calgary. Ewan Miles 
2nd, Java: three red-breasted mergansers; single greenshank
3rd, Java: three red-breasted mergansers
4th, Java: single greenshank
6th, Garmony: 2 dippers; single whimbrel; pair mallard; six (approx) golden plover.
8th, Garmony: 2 dippers; 10 wigeon; single redshank  Nancy
2nd A solitary Widgeon on the lochan, amongst our usual Mallards. Suidhe Farm, Bunessan. Tony Jefree
1st Nov  Treshnish, 2 Brambling at Treshnish House. prasad  



Cattle egret at Calgary,
                                          photo by Ewan Miles

Cattle egret at Calgary, photo by Ewan Miles
Latest October reports for   2018
31st however I saw 2 again this morning . A jay in Glen More today, also 5 greenshank at Lochdon, 2 h harriers, 1 brown, 1 grey Loch Beag.. Dave
31st Cattle Egret. calvary. Just below car park. Mike Wagemakers
31st Cattle Egret at Calgary today. A single Jackdaw caching hazelnuts at Torloisk. Goldeneye back on the Mishnish lochs. Ewan Miles
30th  Amongst others 2 woodcocks at Tiroran yesterday at 0640 & 2 greenshanks at Fhinichin maybe of interest. Dave Pierce 30th Male Merlin at Salen bay this morning, Pink-footed Goose in with Greylags at Killiechronan, Black-throated Diver on Loch Tuath, Carrion Crow near Aros Mains. Sparrowhawks in numerous places around the moors, presumably migrants. Quick look for Cattle Egret at Calgary
 but no sign. Ewan Miles 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
 29th   7 Jackdaws at Mornish near Calgary.. Pam & Arthur Brown.       

27th  Treshnish, 120+ Jackdaws around Treshnish wood.  prasad. 
25th 140 Barnacle Geese on the beach opposite Inch Kenneth, probably the usual flock  which overwinters on the island. Also 7 whooper swans over Loch Beg, heading west. Pete and Jan www.mullwildlifetours. co.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  25th A family of 7 Whooper Swans this afternoon on the edge of Loch Beg very close to the road near Pennygael. The room off along the loch as we watched

25th Treshnish, c460 Greenland White-fronted Geese (with at least 1 Barnacle Goose) flying south over Treshnish and 20 Whooper Swans on Treshnish lochan Calgary, Cattle Egret still present  prasad
24th Fidden - good sighting of a female Merlin, 9 Whooper Swans flying over, Ringtail Harrier. Loch Scridain - several GNDs, male Hen Harrier, immature White Tailed Eagle. Glen Seilisdeir road - male Hen Harrier. Loch Na Keal - , GNDs, single Slavonian Grebe & single Black Guillemot visitor Edwina.
 23rd Cattle Egret still on the machair at Calgary today. A movement of continental Wood Pigeon around the island. Ewan Miles 
22nd  a Jay this afternoon in the woods just west of Pennyghael timber pier. . visitor Brian Moyes.

21st A Little Egret was on Loch Cuin around 4 pm as we watched it 5 Whooper Swans flew over.. Pam, Arthur, Moria & Cheryl. Cheryl Pam  Pam & Arthur Brown
21st  little Egret on Loch Cuin for most of the day and whooper swans about six . All confirmed by Pam and Arthur as I called them out to confirm the Egret . CherylCallow
21st We went down to Calagary and scoured the fields and the machair for a Cattle Egret but there was no sign of it. So we turned round and started to head back when it kindly flew into the grass verge about 30 feet in front of us!  Edwina and David Sharp

18th  was a good day for migrating Geese and Swans over the western area of Ross of Mull, Fionnphort/Kintra/Bunnessan/Fidden areas: At least 350+ Barnacle Geese south in lots of groups on and off throughout the day, also at least 58 Greenland White-fronted Geese south in 5 flocks and at least 150 Whooper Swan in several flocks. 28 Fieldfare in off the sea at Kintra, also a high flying Snipe in off the sea at Kintra. An imm male Sparrowhawk over Fionnphort, a female Merlin at Fidden in the evening also a juv White-tailed Eagle there and 8 Teal, 9 Golden Plover, 15 Curlew and 5 Wigeon. A resting flock of 25 Teal at Bunnessan also 1 Wigeon  Samanther Melling and Tony Disley

19th 3 Purple Sandpipers east of Croggan, a flock of 70 plus Jackdaws over Loch Spelve, Icelandic race (coburni) Redwing at Lochbuie, Barn Owl at the Mishnish lochs (22:00). Ewan Miles and Iolo Williams 
19th Oct Java (in my back garden): single brambling. Nancy Somerville
18th  October. at Lochdon a single Brambling (must be more about) Steve Hiscock

Brambling Nancy
                                          Somerville
  Photographs by Steve Hiscock and Nancy Somerville
18th  25 whooper swans on Loch Pottie, also some 6 tufted ducks.At Fidden Farm and Knockvologan we had several groups of whooper swans probably 100+ and several skeins of Barnacle Geese,
probably in excess of 300. Also at Fidden Farm a pair of Golden Eagles talon- grappling.  Pete and Jan Mull Wildlife Tours
Yellow Browd Warbler
Yellow browed Warbler at Ardura 8th October 2016 photo by visitor John Ogg a first record for Mull
17th  Some sightings for your website, a Yellow Browed Warbler on Iona today by the Heritage Cafe with lots of Coal Tits, also 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap on the island. A flock of 28 Whooper Swan south over Fionnphort early am also 3 flocks of Barnacle Geese totalling 115 south. 2 Kittewake in Iona sound this afternoon. Samanther Melling and Tony Disley
17th  Wheatear near Gribun, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, Salen Bay, 23 Whooper Swans (all adults) over Salen Bay, 16 Whooper Swans (1 juv), Loch na Keal, 5 Whooper Swans, Loch Ba. Ewan Miles and Iolo Williams www.naturescotland.com
17th Oct, Lochbuie: large flock of at least 100 fieldfares. NancySomerville
17th  On my tour today, we had excellent views of the cattle egret at Dervaig, among the sheep! Also a pair of Jays at Kellan Wood. Pete and Jan Mull Wildlife Tours
16th Oct, Dervaig: Four redshank, 12 whooper swans . Nancy Somerville
15th  Loch na Keal  party of 19 Whooper Swans, female Otter and two well grown cubs. 2 Wt Eagle sat on Scarisdale Rocks again.. Martin Izzard


15th  1 Cattle Egret at Calgary, It has been seen there since at least the 12th according to my farmer neighbour. Before that, presumably the same, was reported from Dervaig. prasad
15th Oct, Java: flock of around 30 redwings; single red-breasted merganser; 12 greylag geese; two curlews. Nancy
14th Bunessan. Little Egret opposite the Argyll Arms
14th Wheatear near Balmeanach yesterday . Chris Austick
9th Oct, Java: single red-breasted merganser.
10th  Garmony: 2 dippers; 5 curlew; 4 male and three female eider; single twite, ; two greenshank; 4 mallards (3 drakes, 1 duck); single black guillemot in winter plumage; 6 turnstones; 3 wigeon (at least).
12th Oct, Java: single curlew
14th Oct, Java: single curlew, 13 greylag geese. Nancy Somerville
14th Two Whooper Swans flying west and calling over Tobermory Golf Course today .. Ron Corderio
13th I am up for a few days.. Dervaig, Loch Chumbain 1 Greenshank. . Calgary Bay 4 Great Northern Diver. . Loch na Keal at Killichronan 6 Great Northern Diver, 7 Slavonian Grebe. Ulva ferry                Juvenile WTEagle sat in a tree looking sad in the rain. Regular visitor Martin Izzars.
23th Seems to be that Jay time of year again. Saw one nr Carsaig road-end today & more surprisingly, one flying north over Fionnphort this afternoon. Chris Austick                                                                                     
12th The little egret is still around as my neighbour George has been seeing it too quite frequently over the last 2 weeks.. Emily Wilkins                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
11th Just read a report from Arran bird’s reporting a rare vagrant - a Little Egret. In case it’s of interest, a Little Egret was on the edge of Loch Na Lathaich, near Eorabus. Also, this evening, two Whooper Swans flying over the same loch towards Bunessan. A Great Skua off the beach by Calf Island on Iona this afternoon. David and Juli Lockstone                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
 10th Pair of jays this morning - just west of Pennyghael, Ross of Mull. Tony Jeffree 
5th: Treshnish, 6 Jays (flying east) and c20 Long-tailed Tits at Treshnish House.   Guests reported an Osprey on 2nd and 3rd at Haunn.  prasad

 pinkfot with greylags
                                            oct 2018

5th Quick visit to Mull this time. Pink footed goose with large flock of greylags at Killiechronan. Also around a dozen redwing landed on telephone wires in same area.
On Loch naKeal was 9 Slav grebes, pair red throated diver, and a striking plumaged black throated diver. regular visitor Lee Dutton. Somerset.
4th Achnacraig (Road from Dervaig to Salen) - Male hen harrier quartering in the muzzle and overflown by white-tailed eagle. Also flock of redwing/fieldfare. M Murphy
2nd Gruline - 4 x Golden eagles, grey wagtail, Calgary - Great Northern Diver, Dervaig - Snipe, Greenshank  Mike  Murphy

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Latest sightings for November

28th November:  We watched an adult Golden Eagle make a successful hunt! A pair of Golden Eagles were working together over a Rabbit warren and the larger female made a kill and carried the mammal away! See photo. Ewan Miles

26th Ardalanish, amongst a flock of Greylags were a Pink foot and a Barnacle goose. visitor George Newall
19th Lochdon: Had a fine male Blackcap in the garden eating the rose hips (Rosa regossa)  Andy Oldacre
18th - Loch Ba (Isle of Mull Bird Club field trip) Seventeen Goldeneye (six drakes), 15 Wigeon and 20 Teal (in two groups of 14 and 6) on the loch; five late Meadow Pipits with a single (inland)Rock Pipit; ten Lapwings and a few Snipe; with 20-30 Redwings and a flock of 20 Lesser Redpolls in the birch woodland; a sub-singing Blackbird was heard at Knock. Stuart Gibson 16th Pair of Gadwall, north shore Loch na Keal, about 2km from head of Loch. Possibly pushed over from hatchery which was being hunted by the WTE's Mike Wagemakers 15th The long staying Little egret is still at fishnish today Chris Austick                                                                                                                                                                               12th Jay on road between Lochdon and Gorten11th 2 Slavonian Grebe on Loch Cuin (outside Cheryl Callow’s house) 5 Greenshank at same location11th male Hen Harrier and WTE on hill road between Dervaig and Ulva Ferry.A group of 5 Great Northern Diver on Loch na Keil, one having some difficulty trying to eat a crab!  Graham Henderson and Sandy McCuaig, visitors from Edinburgh                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
 11th Several reports of Brambling about, Salen, Fionnphort, Dervaig, Lochdon Alan

11th , Loch Cuin today still very windy but a family of whoopers, wigeon and golden eye blown in .. bet it’s warmer out there 
Cheryl Callow
10th Caliach Point, 1 Great Skua and 2 Gannets and 1000+ Kittiwakes  prasad
7th - Fishnish-Craignure. The Little Egret was feeding outside the hide this morning as I passed on the 9.50 Tobermory - Craignure service bus! Four Great Northern Divers and a single Red-throated Diver were in the Sound of Mull (Torosay), where a single Greenshank was seen along the shore. Stuart Gibson
6th Little egret at Fishnish today   Thanks Debby Thorne
5th excellent views of the Little Egret from the hide at Fishnish.  Also some 150 Barnacle geese back on Inch Kenneth for the Winter. Pete Hall  Mull Wildlife Tours                                4th Nov Great White Egret, Loch Cuin, then flying off down Glen Bellart. Pam & Arthur Brown
                              Great White
                                                        Egret by Cheyl
                                                        Callow             
4th Loch Cuin, A Great White Egret a very rare visitor indeed and the first confirmed Mull record. Cheryl Callow,  Arthur and Pam Brown                                                                        4th  I saw this Bird at about 10 am as it flew into the edge of the loch at Cuin nearest the church it then made its way across the loch and then fished out side Clachan Cottage and then flew off towards the Old Byre . Moira saw it later as she stood doing dog training on the river Bellart near the Old Byre it then flew off along to Bellart towards Salen . Our friend Karen video it on her camera at dog Training and will put it up tomorrow on fb for every one.                                                                                                                                                      3rd - Garmony/Fishnish.  The Little Egret was feeding at low tide with a single Greenshank, a Redshank and several Curlews and Oystercatchers at Ban Eileanan, closer Garmony than Fishnish; and five Lesser Redpolls were feeding in the birch/spruce along this track. Stuart Gibson                    
                                                                                        
 3rd This afternoon around 2pm travelling on the Dervaig to Salen road approx 500m south of the first cattle grid, two juvenile golden eagles came out low from a gully on the left hand side of the road, flew across in front of us and flew back in the direction of Dervaig. The flight of the second one was very laboured. As it flew north a juvenile white tail flew from its perch in the forestry on the left                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2nd We had a very close up view of a Goldcrest  the other day it was on a shrub just outside the kitchen window and flited about buzzing its wings like a humming bird. A pair  of Black Caps have been feeding on the Cotoneaster berries Rosie                                                                                                                                                                                                            2nd Caliach point: five Jack Snipe (new island high count) and six Common Snipe in marsh at Caliach farm, one Great northertn Diver off shore and another two at Langamull; and a single Woodcock on the side of the Caliach-Calgary road. Stuart Gibson' Ewan Miles and Rachel Annl French     
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Latest sightings for November 2016
30th 3 female teal have joined our resident mallards on the lochan. Suidhe Farm, Bunessan.Tony Jefree26th Craignure:  beween 7-10 waxwings in playpark in Craignure around 9.30 Ross Lawford
19th - Loch na Keal (Bird Club outing) Highlights included 12 Slavonian Grebes at head of loch, where a sleeping imm. Velvet Scoter was found; two Black-throated Divers were in Laggan Bay. Stuart Gibson                                                                                                                                                                             16th A skein of 26 Pink-footed Geese over Caliach heading south at 2pm. Ewan
14th one Water rail at Croig (beside the road to Port na Ba), one Great northern Diver in Calgary Bay. Prasad 
12th Loch Scridain: 1 Swallow and four Common Scoter. Bryan Rains.  
8th  John and I are sure that we scoped a small number of Little Auks from Caliach on Saturday. A huge feeding of Gulls (mainly Kittiwakes and Herring Gulls) continue around the shores of Mull. They were joined by a lunge feeding baleen whale in the Sound of Mull and a small number of Common Dolphins north of Mull. I had a Dunnock in full song at Caliach yesterday afternoon. Ewan and John Miles  
Wouldl be a new ‘race’ for Argyll, not sure if any others before in West of Scotland, and one for BBRC 
7th Stephen Hiscock and I had at leastt two Northern Long-tailed Tits at Loch Beg today. It was a flock of 10 birds of which two were photographed. Bryan Rains  www.wildaboutmull.co.uk 

5th Salen: Brambling in the garden this afternoon Debby Thorne (There was a large flock of birds on Thursday - not thrushes and my instinct was they were waxwings - about 30+but didn't have any binos to see close - flew right down the Sound from Tob direction towards Craignure.) 
3rd  A bird flew into the window just now so I went out to have a look. There was a song thrush on the ground, a sparrowhawk flew off. Perhaps the thrush was trying to avoid the sparrowhawk when it hit the window. Colin Moody 

19th Oban: 3 juv Iceland Gulls in Oban Bay this morning and all 3 juvs also there yesterday. John Bowler
18th Calgary, 1 (1st winter) Iceland Gull in front of cemetery. Caliach, 7-9 Gannets. Prasad 
17th Dervaig: a kingfisher flew out from behined our house on to Loch Cuin on Monday this week it's still about. Cheryl Callow
17th 2 whooper swans flying over Knock hatchery and a small flock of 7 golden plover in field just beyond. Juliet Vines

17th Lochdon: Yellowhammer heaven here with now seven Yellowhammers in my garden. 5 male & 2 female. Alan 

16th Lochdon five Yellowhammers n the garden thhis mornng, 3m and 2f. Alan
15th 5 jays in last two days.  Two out of Salen along Gruline road, two over road by Aros park and one near southern Lettermore road end.  They've clearly increased in numbers here in recent times, but has there been a sudden influx? They seem to be everywhere just now Chris Craignure 15th Lochdon: two sheins of Whooper flying South, about 25 birds in each, flew over Lochdon this morning Rosie Salzman
14th Croig, 2 Greenland White-fronted Geeseflying south. Treshnish, 7  Whooper Swans flying south at dusk and landing on the lochan. prasad
13th - Tobermory A male Blackcap outside my bedroom window this lunchtime brightened up my day. Stuart13th A small skein of White-fronted Geese have just landed in the field next next to Tobermory Campsite (22:30). Ewan 
13th Lochdon: 3 Yellowhammers visited my garden today, 2 males and 1 female, bright colours on this grey day. Alan

11th On a trip down to the Ross. 1 white-tailed eagle being mobbed by buzzards and a kestrel by the 3 lochans. 2 goldYellowen eagles near Craig.  A flock of golden plover at Pennyghael and at least 7 redshank and 5 greenshank. Large mixed flock of redwing and fieldfare in field beside Loch Scridain and a great northern diver on the loch.  At Fidden,  a flock of approximately 70 barnacle geese, 50 lapwing and golden plover.Juliet, Monica and the Pollards

 11th Nov. - North Mull Twenty Wigeon close inshore at Salen Bay; 30 Redwings feeding in pasture at Gruline; surprisingly, only single Great Northern Diver and Slavonian Grebe at head of Loch na Keal (from Knock); a count of 49 loafing Teal near Knock; three Great Northern Divers, two Black-throated Divers and two Winter-plumaged Black Guillemots at Lagganulva, where there was also 80 Great Black-backed Gulls and a single Lapwing. Ewan Miles and Stuart Gibson

10th Tobermory: House Sparrows bringing food into the nest at Taigh Solais, chicks could be heard. Ewan Miles. 
6th A female hen harrier hunting over field next to forestry bridge over the river Aros.
7th Along the path between Fishnish and Garmony. 2 small flocks of Crossbill, 2 pairs of bullfinch, quite a lot of goldcrest and a small flock of long-tailed tits. Juliet 7th We stayed on the Ben More Estate at the end of September and saw the following highlights, Sea Eagle x 2 adult female and juvenile on rocks near Glengorm Castle. Golden Eagle near Murchison Memorial. Female Merlin at the foot of Ben More and two minutes later, Female Hen Harrier overflew us. Lastly a Whinchat by the road between Salen and Knock. Mark Pollock
7th Nov. - North Mull. Four Greenshank, three Common Snipe and single Redshank, Loch Cuin (at Dervaig); 12 Fieldfares on hill road between Dervaig and Torloisk; three Great Northern Divers and a Black-throated Diver at Lagganulva, where 32 Ravens on hillside; a roost of 37 Great Northern Divers on Loch na Keal, East of Eorsa, where a further 10 Fieldfares on North side of loch; and a Woodcock at dusk near Aros Mains. Stuart, Ewan and Rachel
7th Glen Isol Tobermory. A male Blackcap. Michael Shepherd
3rd 2 Brent geese at killochronan and a Jay at a Knock, at least 2 killochronan & 1 by main road between G Forsa & Fishnish Bay. Dave Pierce
2nd November evening, 4 roadside Woodcock, A849 between Ardura & Loch Beag turnoff.
3rd Nov, 1 Woodcock Tiroran dawn, 3 Greenshank, 6 little grebe L Beag, c 2130hrs Barn Owl Killiemore.
4th Nov, 2 Whoopers flying S over L na Keal Dhiseig, c 20 turnstone Scarisdale, 3 bar-tailed godwits & 1 turnstone Killochronan,
80 barnacles inch Kenneth, Greenshank & Chiffchaff Salen toilets, 5 hen harriers, 1 male, 4 ringtails Lochdon, 2130hrs-2230hrs,
4 Barn Owl sightings Tiroran to junction with A849 near L Beag, believed to be 3 individuals & 1 tawny. Dave 
Pierce4th 2 Brent geese at Killiechronan today,   Felicity & Juliet
3rd Craignure-Oban ferry, 2 Long-tailed Ducks flying north-east to north off Eilean nan Gamhna, Kerrera.
3rd A chiffchaff on Ardmor Road, Salen. Juliet Vines
3rd Lochdon: a flock of 12 Longtailed tits and a drake Gooseander in the bidge pool, Alan  2nd I had 5 hen harriers today near Loch Beag, 3 males & 2 ringtails.Dave Pierce
1st David and I went for a walk from Knock along Loch Ba this afternoon and we were very excited to see a. It was flying in and out of the gorse bushes by the footpath just before you get to the loch. We stopped and watched him for quite a while and had super views. Further down we also had a goldcrest so were able to compare the two.
1st November:  David and I went for a walk from Knock along Loch Ba this afternoon and we were very excited to see a. It was flying in and out of the gorse bushes by the footpath just before you get to the loch. We stopped and watched him for quite a while and had super views. Further down we also had a goldcrest so were able to compare the two.
We are 100% positive it was a Firecrest, we were only a few feet away from it and we followed it down the path for a good 10 minutes with excellent views. We had good sightings of the markings, green back, the eye strip and the orange on the head strip. A very striking bird.  Sue and David McDowell. 
(this is only the second record for Mull, 1st being 13th November 2012 at Ledaig car parkby Ewan Miles et al)


Latest reports for November 2014
27th - Beadoun, Tobermory. A Woodcock flushed from side of wall, while a Jay screamed in the trees above. Ruth Fleming
24th Calgary: adult Golden eagle, juvenile White tailed Eagle, Loch Cuin, 2 Greenshank, Alan & Arthur B
22nd - Harrison Loch, Scoor. Five Tufted Duck and three Teal. Loch Pottie. Seven Goldeneye and six Tufted Duck. Fidden. A single Golden Plover with Lapwings.Stuart Gibson Loch Scridain. A pair of Goosander close-in. Bunessan. Six Woodcock flushed by car lights at side of road between Bunessan and Pennyghael.Stuart Gibson
23rd Craignure:  2 female and 1 male Blackcap on our feeders!  Some years we don't see any in the garden so three together is very unusual for us.  We wonder if anyone else has seen groups in their gardens lately- perhaps there's been an influx as a result of the recent easterly winds?  Sian and Chris Scott
23rd Lochdon: a female Blackcap in our garden, plus Goldfinch. Aros lots of Wigeon. Killeichronan White tailed Eagle (yellow/black spot tag) Alan
22nd Lochdon: up to ten Goldfinches feeding on niger seed in my garden this morning. Alan
21st A Jay flew across the road as I was driving through Pennycross, also  2 whooper swans on Loch Staonaig, Iona  Emily Wilkins 
20th Caliach Point: Great Northern Diver, 11 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill. 6 Kittewake, 4 Mistle Thrush and a Song Thrush. Calgary Bay: 4 Curlew, 10 Ringed Plover, Lapwing, 3 Great northern Diver and a Black throated Diver in partial summer plumage.Torloisk: Mistle Thrush and Song Thrush. Cuin: 14 Ringed Plover, 3 Green shank, 2 Redshank and Wigeon. Arthur Brown.
20th Loch Beg: a very late Sandpiper reported here on 10th, at Salen a Waterail and Yellowhammers  in a local garden. Debby Thortne.
19th Loch Cuin: a Kingfisher here (again) this morning by Arthur Brown, perhaps the same bird seen earlier in the year ?
17th Lochdon: Oh dear, a female Sparrowhawk has just taken a blue tit from my bird feeder. Several Goldfinch on the feeder yesterday. Lots of Wigeon on the loch now. Alan
17th Dervaig: First sighting we have had in 14 years of a Blackcap at Cuin, Dervaig. It is and has been enjoying the nuts since daylight. Ailsa Morgan
16th a male hen harrier hunting over moorland on the right, between grasspoint turn off and the mussel farm.
also a male sparrowhawk, on the " attack run " flying low and fast behind the Fishnish wildlife hide and hugging the coast, through the coniferous trees as it headed towards Galmory.....fantastic in the early morning sunshine today. Andy Paton.
9th Redwings on the field at Suidhe, Bunessan Tony Jefree
9th - Loch na Keal Four Slavonian Grebes while we were erecting the latest Mull Otter Group Information Board today. Ruth Fleming.  Magic Wildlife Walks
8th - Croggan 15 Long-tailed tits, 10 Redwings and six Fieldfares. Ruth Fleming
8th Ardrioch Farm Dervaig: a male Blackcap and Yellowhammer in the garden this morning. Arthur and Pam Brown. Discover Mull Tours
7th Tobermory, Glen Iosal: Michael Sheppherd reports seeing a Waterail from his kitchen window here.
5th Lochdon: Slavonian grebe, lochdon this morning, plus about 80 canada geese, 2 Mergansers, 1 snipe,
1 great Northern diver, Craignure golf course beach bay, a Female Blackcap on Monday 3rd November, Isle of Mull Hotel. Andy Paton.
4th: Golden Eagle high above Fishnish. Loch na Kaal on way to Ulva Ferry, 2 Slavonian grebes, 2 Great Northern Divers, 2 Goosanders, 6 Mergansers, 100 Greylags, 2 Redshank, 20 Teal,50 widgeon. behind MICH @ 14:30 hrs 1 female hen harrier hunting. Andy Paton
3rd Lochdon: a male Brambling in my garden at Lochdon. Alan (and again briefly on 4th)
3rd Garmony: 5 Brightly coloured and large male Nothern Bullfinch. Laura Percy
2nd Fishnish hide:1 Black throated diver off coast. a pod of 5 bottlenose dolphins. Andy Paton
1 Nov Craignure beach/Golf course: 6 Mergansers, 3 Golden Plovers, 40 or so ringed plovers
40 widgeon.  Andy Paton
31st October:Fishnish:1 Dog Otter @ 10:30 am swimming left to right in front of hide away round towards Galmory.

Latest reports for November 2013
28th Salen two Water Rail in a garden, managed a photo, also a Carrion Crow on the beach at GlenForsa. Debbie Thorne. 
27th Garmony: 1 female hen harrier hunting along the shoreline. Lochdon: 2 greenshank, 27 ringed plover, 23 bar-tailed godwit. Steve Chapman 
22th Salen: red-throated diver 1, greenshank 1, adult white-tailed sea eagle 1, wigeon 50+. Dervaig: snipe 10+, little grebe 6, goldeneye 1 male, siskin 20+, great spotted woodpecker 2, coal tit 2, sparrowhawk 1. Calgary: great northern diver 4, diver sp 2 (possible black-throat diver), slavonian grebe 2, ringed plover 4. Treshnish: juv white-tailed sea eagle 1, hen harrier 1 male, redwing 12, fieldfare 2, mistle thrush 1, stonechat 2, raven 3. 
23 Nov Pennyghael: ringed plover 8, slavonian grebe 1, turnstone 10, greenshank 3. Fidden: redwing 10+, white-fronted goose 20+, golden eagle 3 (2 ad + 1 juv), bar-tailed godwit 1. We also had a pod of c.20 bottlenose dolphins feeding in Ardalanish Bay - very exciting! 
24 Nov Loch na Keal: calm weather provided excellent viewing conditions. 20+ great northern divers  + 6 diver sp (possible black-throat diver), 20+ slavonian grebes, 30 + goldeneye. Knock:  siskin c.30, goldeneye 3, tawny owl 1. Juliet and Steve. 
25th Calgary, 2 Common Scoters off pier. prasad. Prasads Blog 
23rd  pair of goosander at Inverlussa.  Felicity Pollard 
22nd - Loch Ba The inland Great Northern Diver of last week is still present, along with three Goldeneye, 11 (six males) Wigeon and seven Teal; reduction in numbers of Lapwing Curlew and Snipe due to cold weather; single Grey Wagtail and a flock of 25 Lesser Redpoll feeding on birch catkins. 
Ruth Fleming.  Magic Wildlife Walks 
21st Lochbuie: 2 female hen harriers;6 great northern divers; 1 slavonian grebe; 15 redwing; 8 fieldfare; 2 sparrowhawk; 1 juv white-tailed sea eagle, i adult golden eagle, small flock of siskins, 7 long-tailed tits. 2 bullfinch, 1 goldcrest. Juliet and Steve 
20th Nov - whimbrel near the boats in Salen Bay also grey wagtail  near the seat at the corner. 
Felicity Pollard 
17th Mixed flock of redwing and fieldfare in meadow between Gruline and Killiechronan. Juliet 
17th - Loch Ba Ten Crossbills at Knock plantation; 20 Siskins with the odd Redpoll voice; single Grey Wagtail; six Long-tailed Tits in mixed tit and Treecreeper flock; 9 Wigeon (4, 5) on loch with three Goldeneye and single Great Northern Diver (this is our first 'inland' GND on Mull!); single late Meadow Pipit and one inland Rock Pipit at cattle trough near bridge over River Clachaig and solitary Redwing. 
Ruth Fleming  Magic Wildlife Walk 
14th November, 4 whooper swans flew into Loch Ba and landed in a strong wind. At Knock - 100+ mallard, 20 goldeneye and 6 teal, plus a white tail eagle overhead.  Juliet, Felicity and David. 
14th - Tobermory That Magpie sure seems to like it around here! Seen in the Glen Iosal gardens today. 
Ruth Fleming 
14th Calgary, 3 Common Scoters Caliach, 2 Gannets, prasad 
13th Calgary, 2 Common Scoters to east of Lainne Sgeir. Prasads Blog 
11th  Woodcock 1 seen dawn & dusk Tiroran Greenshank 1 Killiemore Loch Scridain Bar-tailed Godwit 5 Duart Bay Golden Eagle 2 pair of adults from A849 Glen More Hen Harrier 3 brown & 1 grey Loch Bea Kestrel  1 Loch Beag. Dave Pierce 
12th  Woodcock 1 Tiroran dawn, Grey Wagtail 1 Tiroran, Greenshank 1 Loch Bea  Golden Eagle  2 single adults by A849 Brolass, Hen Harrier 1 grey Ardalanish, Golden Plover  15  Pinkfeet  1 with Greylags Fidden, Greenland Whitefronts 24.  Dave Pierce 
13th  Woodcock 4 (four) Tiroran dawn, WTE 2 ,  WTE 1  Loch Spelve, WTE 2 adults from ferry Craignure. Dave Pierce 
12th - Aros Park Single Jay and a Woodcock at the 'Secret Garden' at the centre of the park; also six Long-tailed Tits.The local Magpie was in the Mull Magic garden again this morning. Ruth Fleming 
12th Caliach, 2 Gannets (latest records i have for N Mull)Calgary, 3 Purple Sandpipers at Lainne Sgeir (my first of the season)11th Craignure, 16 Golden Plovers, 1 Lapwing, 4 Turnstones, 1 Dipper at golfcourse (north end). Killiechronan, at least 2 Slavonian Grebes. 
10th - Tobermory The long-staying Magpie was attempting to punch above its weight with a Buzzard over the Mull Magic garden earlier.Ruth Fleming 
10th There was a flock of snow buntings on the beach on the north west of Iona yesterday. Colin 
9th Lochdon: three Greenshank on the loch at low tide this morning. Alan 
8th - Tobermory lushed our first Woodcock of the Autumn/Winter during our walk in the woods at Beadoun, near Aros Park. Ruth Fleming.  Magic Wildlife Walks 
1st Calgary, 1 Little Auk found dead in Calgary  Mishnish, 2 Goldeneye, Tony Gibson 
1st  Great northern Diver, winter plumage in Loch Scridain in the Brolass area; 21 white fronted geese at Fidden. David & Edwina Sharp
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Latest reports for November 2012
26th Lochdon: a female Blackcap in a local garden today. John Preston
25th Today saw along the beach at Glen Forsa, teal, wigeon, red-breasted merganser, redshank, three reed bunting and pair of sea eagles sitting together on the rocks on the point. Juliet VInes
21st a Chough was seen on the coast in the north of the island. This is an excellent report which requires further investigation. Alan 
19th Our best birds this week have been:- Saturday 10th - Salen 2 jays. Wednesday 14th - Quinish Point 1 merlin. Thursday 15th - Port Na Ba 1 juvenile gannet. Friday 16th - Tobermory (our garden on Breadalbane Street) 6 waxwing Richard & Liz Airey.
15th 4 Waxwing over Tobermory on the 15th and a Jay calling in Aros Park. Ewan Miles Ewans Blog
15th More waxwings- we were at Lochbuie at lunchtime today (around 12.45hrs), and there were approx. 37 waxwings in the vicinty of Lochbuie House, although quite flighty.  David Jordan
15th Loch Cuin : 4 snipe, 1 greenshank, 4 redshank, 2 widgeon & a little grebe. Juliet Vines & David Pollard
15th Lochdon: 3 Waxwings in the garden at 15.10hrs. Rosie & Rod Salzman, Alan Spellman

14th: 2 Stonechat at Scarisdale Point. Long-Tailed Tit at Calgary. 7 Ringed Plover at Croig. 4 Redshank and 1 Greenshank on Loch Cuin Dervaig. 1 Female Hen Harrier at Derviag. 1 Bar-Tailed Godwit Salen Bay. Ryan and Vickie Walsh
11th November, at around 13.00hrs we had a sighting of 65+ waxwings on telegraph wires just to the west of the pennyghael to carsaig road, (I counted 70 birds, and my girlfriend counted 67, later that afternoon, there was no sign of the flock). David Jordan
13th Ledaig Car Park: a Firecrest in ledaig car park, tobermory at 9am. (a first record for Mull)  Near benches facing western isles hotel, bird last seen heading towards trees above main street. Ashley Howe & Ewan Miles.
13th Golden Eagle towards Loch Frisa, Sea Eagle take a rabbit North of Aros Castle. Male Hen Harrier at Aros Castle. Sea Eagle with yellow tag sat on shingle at the head of Loch Na Keal, Black Throated and Great Northern Divers on Loch Scridain. Merlin and Female Hen Harrier at Loch Beg.  Ryan & Vickie Walsh 
12th Gruline opposite the church.We had a flock of Waxwings yesterday eating the remander of the fruit on the Rowan trees,along with the Fieldfares and Redwings. Mark
13th "Having just spent the last hour in Salen surgery reading,the book of latest sightings.Ithought I better relay a sighting of a Red Kite on Friday 9th Nov. It flew over the trees infront of our house and then flew round the wood and garden it was quite close and I couldnt see any rings. We also had 5 Jays in the wood gathering acorns. I hope this helps and will report any other sightings. Mark
11th 4 Common Scoters and 2 Great Northern Divers in Calgary Bay. Greenshank and ring tailed Hen Harrier at Dervaig Arthur and Pam
10th Flock of Waxwings in station square Oban, Turnstones oby easplanade. Martin Mull Charters
8th - Loch Ba. Dippers, Aros estuary and Loch Ba; two Jays in flight over road, near Dunaros, Salen; 12 Waxwings, Loch Ba and two fem./imm. Common Scoters, 
8th Arle and flying west, a Red Kite at 09.45 this morning. Richard Atkinson
7th Salen: 20 Waxwings in Salen this morning. Martin. 
7th Two Jays at Knock, Riverside cottage this morning, possibly the same birds that Martin saw yesterday at Killiechronan.Les Garnett
6th Dervaig: at least 42 Waxwings in Dervaig at 14.00hrs today. Rod & Gill Little
6th Lochdon: 20-30 Waxwings flew over Lochdon towards Gorsten, not many berries here now, Fieldfares got them first. Alan
5th late am:10 Waxwings at Lillybank-Smiddy Cottage/Tigh Fraoich - Dervaig. R & G Little
5th - Dervaig: Flock of 14 Waxwings seen supping Hawthorn ale opposite the Bellachroy Inn this afternoon!
Ruth Fleming
5th a flock of approx 20 waxwings land in our rowan tree amongst flock of starlings. Debby Thorne
5th As well as the Waxwings we saw a Merlin and Sparrowhawk at Treshnish and a Bar-tailed Godwit at Killiechronan. Arthur, Pam Mike and Jacqui
5th Torloisk area. about 20-30 Waxwings with Fiedfare, moving slowly down towards Killiechronan at midday today. Arthur Brown,
4th Treshnish, 1 and 2 Waxwings in the wood, Prasad.
3rd  A Dipper at Lagganulva Bay and a Lapwing here as well. 2 Sparrowhawks male and female interacting over woods at West Ardhu. A Yellowhammer in the garden at Ardrioch again joining the now regular Treecreepers and Brambling. Arthur. 
3rd Female Long-tailed Duck by Calf Island heading south down the Sound of Mull yesterday afternoon. Ewan.  
2nd November: About 1000 Fieldfare with some Redwing Loch Ba. 15 female/imm. Common Scoter with 275 Eider at Inner Loch Scridain Mussel farm.about 100 Barnacle Geese on Inch Kenneth
Dave Shackleton
2nd Lochdon large flocks of Fieldfare, fewer Redwing busy eating rowan berries. Alan
2nd 400 Fieldfares on Hill Road out of Dervaig near the waterfalls, 2 Bullfinches also there, at the Torloisk end a ring-tailed Hen Harrier hunting. Brambling, Treecreeper and Fieldfares in our garden at Ardrioch and the 6 Common Scoters still near Calgary Bay. 5 Goosander and a Goldeneye a Cormorant and Greenshank Loch cuin. Arthur
1st at Calgary Bay, by the old pier, 6 Common Scoter. Arthur Brown. 
1st a Red Kite at Salen reported by Debbie Thorne
1st the first Waxwing of the aurtumn at Treshnish, also a Brambling here. Prasad.
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Latest reports for November 2011 
12-00 Monday 27th - 13 Whoopers on Loch Cuin. Rod & Gill Little
27th Loch Scridain: a female long tailed duck on Scridain the other day just as you see the loch having come from Glen Seilesdair
a short weekend trip to Mull. Some sightings: Iceland Gull – 1W Killiechronan, 26/11; 1W Gribun 27/11 – possibly the same bird, Common Scoter – 9 Calgary Bay, Brambling – F, West Ardhu, Dervaig, Great Spotted Woodpecker - F, West Ardhu, Dervaig, Barnacle Goose – 9 Gribun, Greenland White-fronted Goose – 15 Fidden, Lapwing – 19 Fidden Tufted Duck – 6 Loch na Poit-I, Whooper Swan – 1 Loch an t-suide, Bunessan, Rock Pipit – 35 Uisken  – 3 Lochdon , Canada Goose – 12 Scallaste  David Jardine
26th Dervaig: a female Brambling in the garden this morning. Arthur Brown
25th pair of Gadwall at Cailiach this morning. Arthur and Pam
25th the 9 scoters are still at Calgary today. I will let you know if they disappear rather than when they are present, 
23rd: 1 Purple Sandpiperat Lainne Sgeir, Calgary and at least 8 (probably 9) Common Scoters near Calgary pier, 
22nd Lainne Sgeir, Calgary, 3 Purple Sandpipers (no sign of the Common Scoters), Prasad
21st Killiechronan: an Icelend Gull. lots of Common Gulls, a few Black-headed , 2 Bar-tailed Godwits and 31 Ringed Plover. On the drive from Salen  a flock of 6 Bullfinches and a lone Whooper with Greylags.  Angela Plumb
20th approx 70 Teal with 6 Widgeon by Scarisdale Rocks on Loch na Keal. Mixed flock of Widgeon, Teal and Golden Eye by Knock out-falls. Juliet Vines
20th Had a Jay in the woods at Killiechronan today at about 4pm. David Woodhouse
20th Lainne Sgeir, Calgary, 9 Common Scoters. Anand Prasad 
20th  Caliach Point: 10 Whooper Swan resting  in fields. Pam & Arthur Brown
18th 40 Goldeneye on Loch na Keel, Knock out-falls. I rather lost looking Lapwing in field with Greylags Killiechronan. Juliet Vines
18th Loch Pottie 3 Juvenile Common Scoter, also 1 pair Teal, 6 female Goldeneye, 6 (1 male) Tufted Duck – Mike Wagemakers
18th Dervaig: One male Blackcap on peanuts in garden at Tigh Fraoich this morning!. Rod & Gill Little
15th at Glenforsa: White-tailed eagle, fem hen harrier, 5 buzzards - 1 being mobbed by 2 kestrels, flock 30  oystercatchers, 20 ringed plover, 10  turnstones, 20 wigeon, 4 teal, 1 canada goose amongst large flock of grey lags, 4 red breasted merganser, pr goosander, great northern diver. Debby Thorne
15th Calgary: 6 Common Scoter in bay. Pam & Arthur Brown
14th Ulva: A Jay flying into Pine trees near Ulva Church, Ulva this morning. Jamie Howard.
13th Loch Buie: I saw a Brambling and Great Northern Diver. Juliet Vines.
11th Laganulva: Greenshank, 50+ Fieldfare 30+ Redwing in mixed flocks, Killiechronan, 70+ Fieldfare. Charlie & Pam Liggett
11th Loch Frisa: 2 Woodcock this evening at Loch Frisa – first time I’ve seen them there. Debby Thorne
11th Calgary pier, 5 Common Scoters. 9th Calgary bay, 2 Gannets. 8th Croig, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit  Prasad 
10th Salen: Brambling and a blackcap in the garden today. Debbie Thorne
9th a Little Egret was recorded and photographed at Loch Beg, Pennyghael. only the secons Mull record. Andy Howard 
8th Gribun: a Wheatear, David Sexton RSPB Officer
8th Treshnish, 5 Greenland White-fronted Geese flying over. Prasad.


Little Egret at Pennyghael on 9th November, (only the second Mull record)  Andy Howard

7th Nov Fidden 4 Twite, 1 Swallow. Bryan Rains wild about mull 4th Nov Pottie 2 Sparrowhawk, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff.
7th 7 Little Grebe in Ulva Sound this morning.Martin 
6th Knock out-falls, 1 1st winter Iceland Gull and c100 Black-headed Gulls. Knock bridge, 1 Dipper. Killiechronan, 5 Slavonian Grebes. Laggan, c200 Fieldfares. Prasad.
7th Dervaig: The first Brambling (male) of the year for Tigh Fraoich (Dervaig) this morning (7th), feeding at a bird table with Chaffinches (now arriving with a vengeance!). Rod & Gill Little
5th Salen pier: Common Tern fishing off pier (was also here yesterday fishing in bay. 2 redwing feeding on lawn. sparrowhawk flew through Rhuba nam Buth: 30 golden plover roosting at high tide.15 wigeon. 6 teal. 2 redshank. f hen harrier quartering over fields
River Forsa outlet: 3 Goosander just offshore (easily id'd as there were 3 mergansers near them).40 oystercatcher on beach
Glen Forsa: 6 crossbills feeding top of tall pines where main road crosses river. 2 goldcrests in woods
Sound of Mull: 5 rt divers winter plumage. 4 gt northern divers still summer plumage. 2 black guillemots winter plumage.  wt sea eagle flew onto Eileanan Glasa. Steve Chapman and Juliet Vines
5th Caliach: 24 Whoopers flying from north and landing at sea (Anand Prasad & Mike Shepherd), Prasad
4th: Treshnish, 23 Greenland White-fronted Geese flying south. Lainne Sgeir, Calgary, 1 Purple Sandpiper. Ensay c200 mixed Fieldfare/Redwings. Prasad
4th Salen:15 wigeon Loch na Keel:5 goldeneye off fish farm, Knock 1 male, rest f/juv 1 red-throated diver off fish farm
2 rt divers flew in from sea.Sparrowhawk in field behind fish farm. Glen Aros forest walk:12 siskin in 1 flock near car park
5 crossbill in 1 flock flew over. 2 goldcrest. 10 coal tits. 1 male Hen Harrier over hillside. 1 sparrowhawk. Steve Chapman and Juliet Vines
3rd Salen:15 wigeon. Loch na Keel: 5 goldeneye off fish farm, Knock 1 male, rest f/juv,1 red-throated diver off fish farm, 2 rt divers flew in from sea, Sparrowhawk in field behind fish farm. Steve Chapman and Juliet Vines
3rd Glen Aros forest walk: 12 siskin in 1 flock near car park, 5 crossbill in 1 flock flew over, 2 goldcrest, 10 coal tits, 1 male Hen Harrier over hillside, 1 sparrowhawk. Steve Chapman and Juliet Vines
2nd 1 pink foot amongst the large flock of grey lags at Killiechronan plus a single whooper amongst them too.  In the same field, redwings and fieldfares.  Walking along the track to the Burgh, 2 goldcrests in a Scots Pine. Debby Thorne
1st still 1 whooper swan near Killichronan and dippers seem to be a regular daily feature.  150 Barnacle Geese on Inch Kenneth . Also three female hen harriers around Ardvergnish and a  male in Glen More. Peter Hall. wildlife tours
1st Killiechronan, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Whooper Swan. Knock outfalls, 40+ Black-headed Gulls. Lagganulva, 2 Rooks, 1 Gannet and 1 Hen Harrier hunting over the water. Craignure, c80 Canada Geese, 4 Turnstones, c50 Redwings. Reudle Schoolhouse, 8 Fieldfares. Prasad.