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Latest reports for February 2018

19th Feb. Single White fronted goose, seen from camp site at head of loch na keal, mixed in with greylags and Canada geese. Single Red throated diver on loch Scridain.  Lee Dutton. Regular visitor from Somerset.

We had a chilly few days on Mull last week and thought you might be interested in this brute of a Glaucous Gull on the beach at Calgary Bay, pm 15th and am 16th. Dave McKeown, (Devon)
19th Loch na Keal: This young Kittewake was on Loch Na Keal today.  Lee Dutton. Regular visitor from Somerset.
13th Dervaig garden; a Brambling among Chaffinches and Goldfinches at feeding staion today. Donald Smith
13th Loch Ba: Flock of 17 snow buntings at cattle feeding area up loch Ba today Martin Keivers
10th Loch Scridain: a Glaucous Gull here today. Bryan Raynes  www.wildaboutmull.co.uk
9th Feb Glen More 1 Snow Bunting.
6th Feb Loch Scridain 2 Black-throated Diver. Bryan Rains  www.wildaboutmull.co.uk
31st Jan During our drive around the island today we saw:
1 glaucous gull, 2 common loon, 1 red necked grebe on Loch Spelve  A couple of european goldfinch, A flock of greater Canada goose in a field, A couple of eurasian wigeon, 1 red breasted merganser and a common merganser , A couple of common cormorant and european shags, A couple of common gull and herring gull as well as a great black backed gull, A great number of eurasian oystercatchers , A couple of eurasian curlews and common redshanks
1 common ringed plover, A couple of buzzards, 1 black guillemot , A couple of common teal. Hope the info is of use and that we got all the translations right. Arthur-Bernard and Gaëtan D'hoest from Damme, Belgium.
Tiree Sightings: January 2018
Best birds were a Glossy Ibis which stayed all month at Cornaigmore (1st-7th) and then at Balevullin (10th-31st), a first-winter Ring-billed Gull at Barrapol (26th) and a drake Green-winged Teal at Loch a Phuill (1st). There was a big influx of white-winged gulls during the month involving up to 10 Iceland Gulls from 7th (7 juveniles and 3 x 2nd-winters) and 20 Glaucous Gulls from 14th (14 juveniles, 5 x 2nd-winters and 1 near-adult), plus a very early Great Skua at Gott Bay (29th). Other scarcities included up to 4 Scaup at Loch a Phuill all month, a dead Little Auk at the Ringing Stone (25th), an early Puffin off NW Mull (25th), 4 Jack Snipe, 3Woodcock, at least 17 wintering Goldfinches, an influx of up to 28 Fieldfares (from 3rd), 2 Moorhens at Sandaig (22nd), odd Water Rails and 8 Snow Buntings at Sorobaidh Bay (13th).An all-island count (15th-16th) found 5,102 Barnacle Geese, 901 Greenland White-fronts and 1,703 Greylags, plus 132 Whooper Swans, 6 Pink-footed Geese, 2,910 Golden Plover and 2,490 Lapwing. Scarce waterbirds included just 3 Long-tailed Duck at Hough Bay (30th), 28 Shoveler (22nd), 2 Pintail at Loch a Phuill and55 Shelduck around the coast. Raptors included at least 5 Hen Harriers, 5 Merlin,3 Sparrowhawk and up to 6 Peregrine throughout. A survey of the entire coastline(29th-31st) found 799 Ringed Plover, 734 Turnstone, 731 Sanderling, 730 Curlew, 499 Oystercatcher, 302 Redshank, 284 Dunlin, 49 Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Grey Plover and 3 Knot plus 72 Great Northern Divers, 94 Cormorants, 706 Shags and194 Rock Pipits.     John Bowler

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This is the web site of Alan Spellman, Maridon, Lochdon, Isle of Mull.  PA64 6AP
This is the web site of Alan Spellman, Maridon, Lochdon, Isle of Mull.  PA64 6AP