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This site is especially  for birdwatchers and for those with an interest in the bird life of the Isle of Mull

The bench at the end of the Gorten road (Lochdon) in memory of my wife Judith has now been removed at the landowners request. At some time in the future it will be placed in the Ardura community forest for all to enjoy. Alan

Latest reports for September 2020

21st Lochdon. 16 Widgeon back on the loch to spend winter with us. Andy Oldacre
20th Female Merlin on Treshnish today and a male Peregrine at Laggan bay (8 raptor species during the tour!). Great-northern Diver on Loch Tuath. 2 Black-throated Divers in breeding plumage on Lochbuie earlier in the week. Ewan Miles

Ruff at Calgary 2020
20th Calgary, a Ruff on the Cagary machair,  found by Pam and Arthur Brown.

17th Fidden Wheatear Greenland race, Twite, single Barnacle Goose with Greylags, Dunlin and Ringed Plover and lots of Meadow Pipits and Skylarks, Rooks, Buzzards, Lapwings and Sparrowhawk.Ardalanish -a single Ruff in field on left of track down to the beach, (photo by Arthur Brown) more Dunlin and ringed plover on beach.Uiskin- Male and female Hen Harrier Loch Na Keal- White Wagtail .Loch Scriain and Loch Na Keal lots of Common Dolphins Pam & Arthur Brown

16th Juv Turtle Dove, Caliach. Ewan Miles and Iolo Williams on a Nature Scotland tour.
16th around Loch na Keal. 2 Wheaters and male H Harrier Bunessan. 5 Common Terns and 2 little gredes at loch beg.
Pair of Peregrines hunting up over Gribun. WT Eagles on Scarisdale rocks and a Slav Grebe on loch na Keal. Bar tailed Godwit at Arle and 2 Red throated Divers at Craignure Golf course. Golden Eagle hunting by 3 lochs. A skein of 100 pink footed geese by Ben Buie heading south. Juv WT Eagle on the shore and a female HH at Rossal. Nigel Shannon
15th: Java - Razorbill. Scallastle Bay - Rock Pipit, Meadow Pipit.
14th: Craignure/Java - 5 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Curlew, 2 Razorbills. Scallastle Bay - 5 Goosander, 6 Ringed Plover, 3 Turnstone.
13th: Java - 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, female Sparrowhawk, Curlew.Nancy Somerville
14th Grasspoint & Loch Don this morning:. Adult White tailed Eagle; 2 ringtail Hen Harrier; 12 Red breasted Merganser; juvenile Little Gull. Steve James.
7th  Kintra a male Hen Harrier hunting and a large flock of finches including Twite Linnet and Redpoll. Last couple of days both Sparrowhawk and Peregrine have been taking the Rock Doves from the garden.  at Fidden looking for anything that might have been blown in but all that was about was a large flock of Turnston, Ringed Plover Sandling and Dublin and 3 Snipe. Nigel Shannon
11th: Java - 6 Red-breasted Mergansers.
10th: Java - 2 Curlews, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Rock Pipit, male Greenfinch.Nancy Somerville
6th: Java - Red-throated Diver, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, female Tawny Owl calling around midnight. Scallastle forest path Great-spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jays.
5th: Java - Goosander, Curlew, male Stonechat, adult White-tailed Eagle flying along the Sound of Mull from Java/Morvern towards Lismore. Nancy Somervill
6th Loch Scridain 2 Barnacle Goose on the mid banks at the head of Loch Scridain, then later seen again having moved into fields with Greylags. 2 Greenshank, female Goosander, Black Guillemot and Little Grebe at Loch Beg
Another Little Grebe at Loch Assapol with 7 Rook and 3 Rock Dove in fields around there, and pair White-tailed Eagle
Golden Eagle briefly over Glen More. visitor Steve Thorpe
5th Loch Scridain.  2 Gannet feeding up and down the Loch most of afternoon, 22 Manx Shearwaters (single bird, flock of 7 birds then flock of 14) all going west towards the mouth.1 Kittiwake, Female Hen Harrier hunting in field between Torrans and Killunaig. Sparrowhawk, 21  Oystercatcher roosted off Killunaig, with 2 Curlew and 8 Turnstone
Common Dolphin also seen. Male Hen Harrier flew over road by Lochdon around 1415pm. A White-tailed Eagle flew over the ferry as we crossed to Mull Ferry journey included 1 Guillemot, 1 Manx, many Shag, Gannet and Kittiwake. 5 Common Terns  Steve Thorpe from Derbyshire
4th: Java - Curlew, Black Guillemot.
3rd: Java - female Sparrowhawk. Scallastle forest path - female RedpollApprox 12 Gannets feeding at the Sound of Mull Craignure Bay over the past week or so.Nancy Somerville
3rd Car park to Langamull beach. At least 20 pied wagtail, Rock pipit, Ringed Plover,  a
summer plumage summer plumaged summer plumageGolden plover and 6 Stonechat. .Rebecca Torry,
Rebecca Torry3rd Tobermory lighthouse Blackcap (male) Goldcrest.  Rebecca Torry, a visitor from SE London
1st Sept: Java - Red-breasted Merganser, female Sparrowhawk, 2 House Martins, pair Bullfinches. Garmony - 2 Wigeon, 17 Mallard, 4 Turnstones, 2 Ravens. Nancy Somerville

Two barred crossbill, a first for Mull. photographed by Alan Spellman 26th August 2020

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