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Judith's bench which the land owner asked to be removed from the end of the Gorten road has now been re-homed
about 250 yards in from the start of the Ardura Community Forest for all to enjoy.
Stuart Gibson survey of Aros Park Songbirds, link to read his report   
The Argyll bird club is carrying out a survey of Nuthatches this spring  and would be excellent if you can give a grid reference location with your record.   check this page please           
Latest reports for April  2021

22nd  Cuckoo seen & heard on the comms tower by Ardnadrochet Farm Andrew Oldacre
22nd  Tobermory Singing male Chiffchaff at bottom of Prison Brae/Main Street this morning. Stuart Gibson
21st April - Cuckoo heard along the Grasspoint Road.Lots of Willow Warbler now …Andrew Oldacre
19th   Short Eared Owls near loch Torr and 2 Hares this evening 
Pam & Arthur Brown
20th   Lesser Redpolls returned to our Ardrioch Garden
21st  A Magpie at Burg by Reudle at the same area as a couple of years ago and a pair of Linnets at Knock Pam & Arthur Brown
21st Just heard first cuckoo this year from house in Scallastle. Bird in Scallastle Forest.
Gary Wiltshire

20th  Craignure  Two Common Sandpipers back in territory; two pairs of Grey Wagtails that overwintered are still in the area; two Whimbrel and 15 migrant Redshank. A calling Chiffchaff in atypical habitat was persistent and likely to be a migrant.
Stuart Gibson
19th: Craignure - 2 Great Northern Diver, Willow Warbler. Scallastle forest path - 2 Woodpeckers drumming, Willow Warbler singing.
Nancy Somerville
18th: Craignure  Great Northern Diver, pair Mallard, pair Pied Wagtail.17th: Java - pair Mallard, Bullfinch.Nancy Somerville
18th Cuckoo at croggan also several snipe calling on the way Jacqui Murphy
16th: Craignure - 3 Great Northern Diver, pair Mallard, male Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Common Sandpiper, Common (I think) Snipe, Black Guillemot, Chiffchaff.
15th: Craignure/Java - Red-throated Diver, 340 Pink-footed Geese flying over at 10am, pair Mallard, male Red-breasted Merganser, Black Guillemot.Nancy Somerville

17th - Craignure Two White Wagtails, single Common Sandpiper and Whimbrel, with a lone Crossbill calling as it passed overhead. Stuart Gibson
17th Tobermory. Single Nuthatch this pm; first on our peanut feeder, then it came in to our window seed feeder.
GR NM 50186 55015. We think female. Jenny Reddaway
16th just looked out on the feeders and a male and female Red pol were there. What a treat.Jacqui  and Mike Murphy
14th: Path from Achnacroish up slopes of Dun da Ghaoithe - 10 Buzzards in the air together, Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle, Ringtail Harrier, numerous Skylark singing, 3 Swallow, 4 House Martin, numerous Meadow Pipit (including flock of 20+), pair Pied Wagtail. Also, three skeins Pink-footed Geese flying north up the Sound, (100 at 11.40am, 160 at 12.20pm, 60 at 1pm).Jenny Jackson and Nancy Somerville
13th: Craignure - Great Northern Diver, Mallard drake, pair Red-breasted Merganser, pair of Oystercatchers copulating.

12th: Craignure - pair Red-breasted Merganser. Craignure-Torosay coastline - (Common?) Snipe, Rock Pipit, Meadow Pipit.

11th: Craignure - 91 Pink-footed Geese flying over (at 9.45am), pair Red-breasted Merganser, Woodpecker drumming.Nancy Somerville
15th I dragged my old bones up to the trig point at Cailaich this morning. We saw rafts of Razorbills, Guillemots and Manx Shearwaters, there were also a few Black Guillemots, Shags and Gannets, a total of 5 Fulmar were counted and there were lots of distant Kittiwakes. On the point were Wheatears and Meadow Pipits but birds of the morning were a pair of Twite very near the top. Pam & Arthur Brown

15th Heard and then saw a First Cuckoo down at Grasspoint this lunchtime. Pete Walkden www.petewalkden.co.uk/
15th - CraignureTwo further skeins of Pink-footed Geese north-west over Craignure (both similar-sized totalling around 180 birds) between 13.30 - 14.00 hrs; four White Wagtails, and single Wheatear and Whimbrel.
14th - CraignureA solitary Common Sandpiper.Stuart Gibson
14th Torosay  210 Pink-footed Geese in two skeins between 13.30 - 13.50 hrs heading North.  Stuart Gibson
13th between Dervaig and Tobermory near Loch Torr and we saw 5 Hen Harriers, 2 Short-eared Owls, a Woodcock and 4 Hares. Pam & Arthur Brown
12th 50+ Manx Shearwaters off Cailaich this evening feeding along the tide line, Puffins going through with Guillemots and Razorbills and also a single Black Guillemot was seen and a few Gannets mostly on the water.Pam & Arthur Brown
13th There were half a dozen or so swallows flying around the Kellan Wood area this afternoon. Occasionally perching on the overhead lines. Pete Walkden www.petewalkden.co.uk/
13th Lochdon.  a Blackcap in the garden  also a male Yellowhammer  today  has visited  a few times also a female no more sightings  of  Nuthatch.  Val and Dave  Owen

12th Lochdon area. There was a Long-eared owl quartering the fields yesterday evening.

Long tailed tit, photo by Nancy Somerville
12th Killiechronan Campsite.  30 Golden Plover in breeding plumage on the grass by the river Ba .Felicity Pollard
12th Chiffchaff Tobermory Aros Park. Mike Wagemakers
12th - Loch Torr  Single Willow Warbler in song. Also, singing Grey Wagtail, near hide.Stuart Gibson

12th  Tobermory  First Blackcap in song, Ledaig car park this morning.Stuart Gibson
11th  Common Sandpiper this morning,  it mooched around the seaweed in the coves of Croig, at the entrance to Loch Cuin. Pete Walkden. www.petewalkden.co.uk/
11th  At Cailaich today Jack Snipe and an Arctic Skua also in field 20 Golden Plover and a small flock of Redwings.
10th Bullfinches in the big tree on right of bridge when parked in Gruline Chuch car park looking towards Knock Pam & Arthur Brown
11th Nuthatch
in our garden  this afternoon  on sunflower  feeder then goes in oak tree Treetops  Lochdon Val and Dave Owen
10th: Craignure - Great Northern Diver, pair Mallard, Woodpecker drumming. Scallastle Bay - 2 Great Northern Diver, pair Wigeon, pair Goosander, Ringed Plover, Golden Plover, Redshank, Swallow9th: Craignure/Java - Great Northern Diver, Red-throated Diver, Gannet flying over the bay, 2 Meadow Pipit, pair Bullfinch
8th: Java - pair Mallard, approx 12 Meadow Pipit, pair Bullfinch.Nancy Somerville
9th - Torosay A  (first) Willow Warbler was seen and heard calling as it braved the wintry showers.Stuart Gibson

8th Moorhen still resident on our lochan - Suidhe Farm, Bunessan.Tony Jeffree
7th Aros Park. A reliable report of a Nuthatch in Aros Park .Dave Sexton

7th: Craignure/Java - Great Northern Diver, 8 Goosander, 2 Meadow pipit.Nancy Somerville
7th: Craignure -Torosay forest path - 3 Treecreeper, 6 Bullfinch (4m,2f), mixed flock of 20+ Redwings (mainly) and Song Thrushes. Duart Bay - Great Northern Diver, Red-throated Diver, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, Meadow Pipit. Nancy Somerville & Jenny Jackson
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6th: Java - pair Mallard, pair Red-breasted Merganser, 6+ Meadow Pipit. Gannet flying over Craignure Bay.Nancy Somerville

5th: Java - Curlew, 15 Meadow Pipits, Chiffchaff. Salen/Aros Bridge - Swallow. Nancy Somerville
4th: Java - 7 Goosander, pair Siskin.
3rd: Craignure/Java - Great Northern Diver, Chiffchaff. Scallastle forest path - 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers.

5th  a first Common Sandpiper beside one of the stone bridges on the south side of Loch Na Keal on  www.petewalkden.co.uk/
5th 2 Great Skua off Erraid  with gannets and guillemots. Jamie Morton

4th I had Treecreeper, Meadow Pipit and two Sand Martin today. Andrew Oldacre
4th 3 Gannets off Treshnish Point and a Red Grouse on Dervaig end of The Torloisk hill road Snipe still sowing well at Dervaig
Pam & Arthur Brown
3rd Winter not over yet, There was a Glaucous Gull In Lagganulva Bay in with lots of other Gulls.Pam & Arthur Brown
2nd April - CraignureThree migrant White Wagtails Iceland or even Greenland bound.Stuart Gibson
2nd  a pair of Reed bunting further towards Craignure, and another male hen harrier
Jacqui Murphy
2nd  at the farmhouse by Loch Spelve were.two Short eared owls. and a male and female hen harrier. Torosay Hill farmhouse were several sand martin. Jacqui Murphy
2nd: Craignure - Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler, both seen and heard.Nancy Somerville


Today 2nd April on Loch na Keal - Alan
2nd A Whimbrel on NW Mull and a skein of c120 Pink-footed Geese overhead. Ewan Miles www.naturescotland.com
1st  Langamull, we saw a White tailed eagle, a golden eagle, a male merlin,  wheatear and two ringed plovers at the beach, and a female hen harrier on the walk back to the car park. Pete.Walkden  www.petewalkden.co.uk/

White fronted goose seeing off a pair of greylags. Pam Brown
1st A lone House Martin greeted me as I stepped outside yesterday at Gorsten. First of the year here.Jamie Morton
1st A White Fronted Goose at Dervaig this morning with Greylags Pam & Arthur Brown  www.self-catering-mull.co.uk
1st  Loch na Keal, male Wheatears displaying & staking out territory, Rock Pipits the same, & Curlew enjoying the sun.. Alan
1st A Chiffchaff singing in Dervaig this AM. Ewan Miles www.naturescotland.com

31st As well as seeing three Wheatears along the south side of the loch today, I'm pretty sure I spotted a House Martin flying around, near the bridge west of Ben More car park. Pete. www.petewalkden.co.uk/
31st 6 Whooper Swans on Loch Cuin, 15-20 Sand Martins feeding over Loch Torr, 44 Pied Wagtails at the Dervaig roost. Ewan Miles
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