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The bench at the end of Gorten road, in memory of my wife Judith, has been removed at the landowners request (after three years) it will be placed in the community Ardura forest walk at some time in the future for all to enjoy.

Latest reports for December 2020

Latest reports for November 2020

29th A Shelduck on South shore of Loch Na Keal , 3 Common Scoters are still present in Lagganulva Bay, a Black Throated Diver in Calgary Bay, Sparrowhawk and Kestrel on Cailaich road and Kittiwakes and Razorbills off Cailaich Point. Jays, Treecreepers and Great Spotted Woodpeckers now seen daily in the garden with Siskins and Yellowhammers . Pam & Arthur Brown
29th 3 Bar-tailed Godwits at the high tide roost in Salen bay. 5 Whooper Swans on Loch Torr and 2 on the Mishnish Lochs. Ewan Miles

28th Lochdon bridge. A Greenshank, a pair of Gooseander and the Kingfisher on the wire over the river;  further along the ‘field of dreams’ one male Hen harrier and two ringtails. Alan Spellman --
28th Craignure Garden. Our nuthatch seems to be an almost permanent fixture now, here every day, backwards and forwards. Andrew  and June Saul
28th a close up view today of a goldcrest right outside the kitchen window, feeding on bits dropped off the feeders.Pete Hall
26th: Scallastle forest path - male Kestrel.
25th: Garmony - 2 Black-throated Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, 5 Mallard, 6 Goosander, 3 Curlew, 5 Turnstone, 2 Redshank, Black Guillemot, Dipper. Scallastle Bay - Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, 6 Wigeon, Red-breasted Merganser, adult White-tailed Eagle.

Nancy Somerville22nd: Craignure - Great Northern Diver.
Nancy Somerville21st: Craignure - pair Red-breasted Merganser, Curlew, Greenshank.
Nancy SomervilleOn my feeders over the past week: Blackbirds, Dunnocks, Robins, Blue, Great and Coal Tits, House Sparrows, Chaffinches, single (male) Greenfinch, Goldfinches. Nancy Somerville
26th Juvenile Swallow over Dervaig today and 8 Greenshank on Loch Cuin was the other highlight of the BTO WeBS count.  Ewan Miles & Rach French
26th A purple sandpiper with Turnstones, Loch na Keal today. Steve and Linda Littlewood
26th Lochdon Bridge. Kingfisher back again today, above the bridge, this time on the power cable over the river. Andrew Oldacre
19th A lone Snow Bunting 2200 feet up the Ben More mountain range. 3 Woodcock roadside on my drive home on the Salen - Dervaig road. Ewan Miles

19th: Craignure-Torosay forest path: 2 Goldcrest, 3 Jays, 2 Woodcock. Duart Bay - 20 Canada Geese, 2 Curlew, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, Redshank, Greenshank.
18th: Java - 2 Great Northern Divers, Goosander, Dipper.Nancy Somerville

8th  Craignure.Two Great Northern Divers and a single Greenshank; a solitary Jack Snipe lifted itself from under my feet just above the high tide mark near the campsite. Stuart Gibson

16th I assume Tony will send you info about the Lochdon WeBS count. I got a good view of the Kingfisher on my way back from Grasspoint; Nancy Somerville
16th: Craignure WeBs count: 5 Great Northern Divers, 3 Cormorants, 2 Shags, 2 Herons, Red-breasted Merganser, Goosander, 8 Oystercatchers, Curlew, Greenshank, Common Gull, 7 Herring Gulls, 2 Great Black-backed Gulls, plus 8 Hooded Crows.
15th: Garmony - 2 Great Northern Divers, Goosander, White-tailed Eagle, Bar-tailed Godwit, Greenshank.Nancy Somerville
15th A Carrion Crow in field at Knock and on Loch Tuath from Lagganulva Bay 7 black Guillemots, 3 Common Scoters and 2 Black Throated Divers. Pam & Arthur Brown

15th Juvenile Swallow over Dervaig today and 8 Greenshank on Loch Cuin was the other highlight of the BTO WeBS count.  Ewan Miles & Rach French
12th: Java -two  Great Northern Divers,  pair Red-breasted Merganser, Goosander, male Sparrowhawk, Curlew, Greenshank.
Nancy Somerville
10th: Garmony - 10 Wigeon, 3 Mallard, 3 Goosander .9th: Java - Redwing.

- Garmony Two Woodcock flushed from edge of woodland path, with two Greenshank and a single Bar-tailed Godwit among the usual Curlews and Oystercatchers.
Stuart Gibson
Stuart Gibson 9th -10th - Mishnish Lochs A pair of Whooper Swans enjoyed a temporary stay here.Stuart Gibson
th - Croig A single Greenshank was present. Stuart Gibson
12th On a combined tour today, we had 3 Hen Harriers at Loch Beg, the Kingfisher still showing well at Lochdon Bridge, and the Inch Kenneth Barnacle Geese-197 of them-opposite Inch Kenneth on Mull. Pete Hall.
Andrew Tomison 12th Dervaig.Clare Fellows (daughter) reports a Swallow flying round her garden this afternoon, very late indeed and sadly with little chance of it being able to migrate successfully all the way to African for the winter. (Jim Dickson advises that
It may of course winter in Europe as many now do.)
10th Tobermory male Brambling under feeders with chaffinch. Mike Wagemakers
8th Ardrioch Farm. A female Blackcap on our garden feeders this morning.Pam & Arthur Brown
7th 63 Great northern Divers on Loch na Keal this evening. Steve Littlewood
6th Just had a Treecreeper in the garden. we had seven Redshank, and five Greenshank, above the bridge, along the Grasspoint Road. .Andrew Oldacre

7th: Lochdon, by Grasspoint road - 2 Goosander, ringtail Harrier, Kestrel, 8 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, Kingfisher, male Stonechat, approx 70 Starlings.
6th: Java - Great Northern Diver, Curlew.
5th: Java - Red-breasted Merganser, Curlew, Greenshank. Torosay forest path: 6 Fieldfare, 2 Jay.
4th: Java - Great Northern Diver, Red-breasted Merganser, Goosander, Greenshank, Jay. 2 White-tailed Eagles over the Scallastle forest path.Nancy Somerville
6th Six Redshank and a single Greenshank were at Dervaig; two Bar-tailed Godwits and two Greenshank were together at the Aros estuary; a good count of 56 Teal were seen on the North shore of Loch na Keal (near Killiechronan); and 5 Slavonian Grebes were off the Scarisdale Rocks (South shore) Stuart Gibson

6th Lochdon  Two male Goosander above the bridge, and our new friend, the Kingfisher, below the bridge.Andrew Oldacre
4th Lochdon Bridge.  we had really good views of the male Kingfisher at the Bridge this afternoon.Pete Hall, Andy and Diana Oldacre.
3rd Six Redshank, two Snipe and a Greenshank were at the head of Loch Cuin (Dervaig); three Little Grebe and a single Greenshank were in Salen Bay; and a good count of 49 Golden Plovers was at the head of Loch na Keal (Killiechronan).
3rd 4 white-tailed eagles this morning, flying around the mouth of Lochdon between Gorten and Grasspoint. Looked like 2 mature and 2 juveniles. Jamie
3rd: Craignure/Java - Goosander, Curlew, Dipper, Fieldfare.
2nd: Craignure/Java - Great Northern Diver, Red-breasted Merganser, Curlew, Greenshank. Lochdon/Grasspoint road - Hen Harrier (male), Curlew, 8 Redshank, Greenshank, 12 Long-tailed Tits. Nancy Somerville
Redwing at
                            Grasspoint Nov 2020 AS
Redwing Alan Spellman                                                                  Greenshank Nancy Somerville
3rd There was a large flock of Redwing along the Grasspoint road this morning. Alan

This is Tony Hutchinsons photo from last year
2nd Lochdon Bridge., a male Kingfisher  back at the bridge this morning. Ewan Miles, Joy Raines, Alan Spellman.
2nd Gorten Farm/ Lochdon.  I spotted a Brambling pecking around underneath my bird feeder this morning..Jamie Morton
2nd. - Craignure A skein of 16 Greenland White-fronted Geese flew South; two Greenshanks, four Oystercatchers, two Curlews and a single Turnstone; nine Rock Pipits; and 15 Long-tailed tits.Stuart Gibson
1st  Male Brambling feeding late afternoon today in garden at Fishnish.  Andy Blagden



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