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                                                      PHOTOS FROM AUSTRALIA -Nov 2017-Jan 2018
Latest reports for January 2018

 


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 www.wildaboutmull.co.uk17th 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 www.naturescotland.com 
11th Treshnish, 1 Iceland Gull inland over the wood.  prasad  http://treshnishbirdlog.co.uk                                                                                    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
Hawfinch malle
male Hawfinch at Lochdon 23rd April 2016


 
 
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