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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 March 2021

Black throated diver at Calgary Bay
                                March 2021
3rd Spotted a beautiful black-throated diver in breeding plumage in Calgary Bay this morning. Was still there this afternoon too.

Pete Pete Walkden Photography    
1st   A trip to the Ross today and the 5 Whooper Swans were still present on Loch Harrison, a pair of Reed Buntings on the Kintra road, Lots of Skylarks in several places particularly fidden where we also had a small Starling murmeration over 150 birds. A couple of Razorbills in front of Eorsa south shore of Loch Na Keal. Great views of both male and Female Hen Harrier Kintra Road and a total of 6 Golden Eagles. Pam & Arthur Brown www.self-catering-mull.co.uk
1st March Lochdon Bridge. The Kingfisher is still present, (will not be long before he leaves to find a mate) Andy Oldacre

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Latest reports for February 2021
28th Saw a golden eagle displaying over the hills to the right of Calgary Bay this morning, and a pair of peregrine falcons in the area at the same time. Pete.Pete Walkden Photography
28th Lochdon.Our Kingfisher was seen again today just above the bridge. Alan
26th - Craignure A flock of 10 Goosanders (3 males) was a good count.Stuart Gibson
27th  Loch Na Keal. Separate from their original roost area, new 'mini' roost of 6 Slavonian grebe close to the Great northern Divers 127 birds tonight. Steve Littlewood
27th  Juvenile Rook with Hooded Crows in field opposite Bennan Farm on Cailaich Road, we still have the long staying Brambling in our garden and a Yellowhammer for the last week. Thanks to your posting we were able to get to see both the Gadwall and the Velvet Scoter. Pam & Arthur Brown
26th Lochdon. Kingfisher still present today. It was sitting on a rock just downstream from the bridge. Andrew Oldacre
25th: White-tailed Eagle sitting at Minister's Point. Java - Male Tawny Owl calling at night.
Nancy Somerville
24th Java - Great Northern Diver, Jay calling. Scallastle forest path - White-tailed Eagle being harassed by 2 Hen Harriers, male Bullfinch.
Nancy Somerville
23rd: Mixed flock of geese in field by hospital, 43 Canada and 5 Greylag Geese.
21st: Java - Red-breasted Merganser, Curlew, 12 Starlings.
Nancy Somerville
20th: Scallastle forest path - White-tailed Eagle being mobbed by gulls, Woodpecker drumming, 4 Ravens.
19th: White-tailed Eagle sitting at Minister's Point. Nancy Somerville

23rd Above is a  photo (by Rebecca) of a 1st winter Glaucous Gull spotted on Kilvickeon Beach. There were 5 whooper swans on Loch Harris. 15+ lapwings and 2 skylarks. .Rebecca Burton

22nd Loch Spelve. a velvet scoter. It was feeding at the Kinlochspelve end of the water, annoyingly staying distant from my big lens. Pete. Pete Walkden Photography .
20th A juvenile Tufted Duck on Loch na Cuilce yesterday. No sign this morning. Ewan Miles  
 
20th a female Goldeneye (there were 2 of these) and a Gadwall on Loch Na Keal . Also a Slavonian Grebe in winter plumage . The weather was very dull and the goldeneye looks almost black and white. above photo by Carolyn Whenman
19th A Barnacle Goose in with Greylags on Loch na Culice (The small body of water in the middle of the
Dervaig reedbed )   19 Snipe at the head of Loch Cuin was one of the counts from our monthly BTO WeBS survey. Female Goosander on the Mishnish lochs. Ewan Miles  

Great Northern Diver photo by Nancy Somerville
18th Just a quick message to say that there were three skylarks on the grassy area by Loch na Keal from the Ben More car park
Also, on Loch Torr today was a lone female goldeneye. Pete Walkden Photography 

17th: Java - male Sparrowhawk.
16th: Over field by the hospital) - single Lapwing, 8 Curlew, Raven. Java - 3 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 male Tawny Owls calling after dark.
15th: Craignure WeBS - Great Northern Diver, 2 Cormorants, 7 Shags, Heron, 8 Oystercatchers, Curlew, 3 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Common Gulls, 5 Herring Gulls, 9 Hooded Crows.
12th: Craignure - Hen Harrier (male).Nancy Somerville
17th 4 Skylarks in the field on Lagganulva Bay side of Ulva Ferry school mixing with Lapwings and Starlings and a female Hen Harrier flew over the same field. Pam & Arthur Brown
15th 5 Snow Buntings at cattle feed stance where River Clachaig enters Loch Ba Friday David Sexton
12th
Small numbers of Snow bunting have been recorded around the island, at loch bar, killiechronan, the hill road at Dervaig and above Salen. Alan et al--
11th Lochdon. Kingfisher present today; on a large rock between the seaweed
fence and the power pole with the signage It flew a couple of feet off the rock, hovering above the water, changed its mind and flew on to a smaller rock. Plenty of ice around to prevent fishing in other places. Andrew Oldacre
11th Craignure. Our overwintering Nuthatch is still regularly coming to the feeder in a  local garden. Alan
11th I have received a report of an Osprey flying between Arle and Tobermory, whilst most unusual at this time of year, I ask for any other reports if available. Thanks Alan
10th: Craignure - Greenshank. Craignure-Torosay coastal path - 3 Curlew, Woodcock.
9th: By the Fishnish hide - pair Mallard, 2 White-tailed Eagles, 2 Golden Plover, Curlew, Redshank, Goldcrest, Rock Pipit. Scallastle Bay: pair Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Goosander, 6 Curlew, Redshank. Also, regularly in my small Java 'yarden' - pair Greenfinches, 2-3 Song Thrushes and 8-9 Blackbirds, (15 Blackbirds one morning last week!) Nancy Somerville
10th At Fidden a single Dunlin with a few other waders in the channel to the right before you get to the farm and a couple of Pink Footed Geese in a field with Greylags across the road from the farm just past Ardness House. Pam & Arthur Brown

7th Killiechronan beach.Min. 16 snow buntings feeding on Killiechronan beach. Quite flighty. Think that’s the biggest flock I’ve seen on Mull? (yes indeed it is the biggest flock) David Sexton 
6th 39 Bar-tailed Godwits on a high tide roost at Craignure golf course. Ewan Miles
4th Our Kingfisher is still here.He was on the seaweed covered fence, above the bridge,
that’s one of the  favourite spots.
Andrew Oldacre


31st Jan   A Snow Bunting 2 miles up the forest track towards West Ardhu from the Langamull Car Park. Pam & Arthur Brown
The last of the Barn Owl boxes has now been installed in Ardura forest many thanks to Jacquie and Mike Murphy
31st Jan   A Snow Bunting 2 miles up the forest track towards West Ardhu from the Langamull Car Park. Pam & Arthur Brown
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Our bird of the year 2020 the two barred crossbill at Ardrioch by Dervaig 24th - 27th August 2020,

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