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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

2020 BTO survey: We are recording the presence of Short Eared Owls on Mull,  particularly repeat sightings  or birds perched for a long time. An accurate grid ref would be most valuable ,(there is a very good free app for available for mobile  phones)  records can be sent to:-          
Your help in gathering this information is very much appreciated. Thank you  Alan Spellman

 Latest reports for February 2020

19th Dervaig: Eleven Little Grebes, a female Sparrowhawk, at least 8 Greenshanks, 4 Redshanks, 3 Curlews, 130 Common Gulls and 25 Rock Doves Tim Dixon
19th: Craignure Bay - Black Guillemot in summer plumage, apart from mottled head. Male House Sparrow displaying to female in my Java back garden.Nancy Somerville

Lapwing photo by visitor Simon Martindale

18th Fanmore: 13 Shags and a female Sparrowhawk. Dervaig: Seven Little Grebes, 2 Greenshanks, a Redshank, 180 Common Gulls and 25 Rock Doves.Calgary: Five Great Northern Divers, 32 Oystercatchers and 14 Curlews.Ensay: A pair of Mistle Thrushes where the Allt na Faing crosses the road. Tim Dixon

18th BTO  Webs count Lochdon;.  69 Shag,  74 Oystercatcher,  79 Curlew,  3 Greenshank ,  38 Widgeon,  1 Red throated diver,  39 Shellduck, 4 Goldeneye, 45 Canada Goose, 11 Redshank,  15 Merganser, 14  Mallard, 7 Teal,  2  Little Grebe,  1  Heron, 1 Black Guillemot, 4 Cormorants, 1 Snipe, 6  Ringed Plover,  28 Dunlin, 1 Golden Plover. Tony Hutchinson et al
17th - Dervaig: Three Little Grebes, a drake Shelduck, a Greenshank, 3 Curlews and 220 Common Gulls.Lagganulva: 17 Oystercatchers and 25 Curlews. Tim Dixon
13th BTO WeBS core count for Craignure Bay, 2 Shags, 3 Herons, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Goosander, 13 Oystercatchers, 1 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 4 Common Gulls, 9 Herring Gulls, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Black Guillemot.  Nancy Somerville
12th Tobermory  Common Crossbill feeding in pines half a mile past the Tobermory tip on the Glengorm road and a pair of Dippers on the Loch in Aros Park. .Pam and Arthur Brown

Juvenile White tailed Eagle by Loch na Keal 12th February 2020, by visitor Simon Martindale

12th  February Loch Na Keal BTO WeBS Core Count. As the Returning Officer I declare the numbers are as follows: 11 Great Northern Diver;  23 Shags;  10 Cormorant;  84 Oyster catcher;  17 Goldeneye; 13 Curlew; 1 Goosander, 1; Turnstone 24;  Slavonian Grebe 10; Grey Lag Geese 20; Heron 8 BlacGuillemot 2;  Redshank 6;  1 Greenshank 1
30 Mallard;  22 Teal;  24 Wigeon;  6 RB Merganser;  24 Black headed Gull;  50 Common Gull;  17 Great Black Backed Gull;  184 Herring Gull; and also one WT Eagle; 2 Otters..
Steve Littlewood with Richard Hallam, Jacqui Murphy and Felicity Pollard.
11th At knock in the field the Black Crow associating with a lot of Hooded Crows and in the field before Killiechronan House a few Fieldfares, a lot of Redwings, Starlings and Chaffinches.Pam & Arthur Brown
9th Lochdon by the bridge. a Greenshank and four Redshank, Hen Harrier flew over. Alan
8th: Java - Curlew, Redshank
7th: Male Hen Harrier flying over the field at Scallastle Farm.
Nancy Somerville
7th Knock hatchery (blowing a hooley - but the outfall seems to be back in action again): small flock of redwing and fieldfare in field adjacent hatchery; 15 Goldeneye; 4 Shelduck; 6 redshank; 6 teal; 8 turnstone. Off Scarisdale Wood: 3 great northern diver; I Slavonian Grebe; 1 Black Guillemot; 1 RB Merganser.Steve Littlewood.
1st Calgary in field under Calgary castle a single Barnacle Goose with lots of Greylags.  Torloisk 5 Jackdaws,  Knock in field  Fieldfare and Redwing mixed in the Starling flock.  Knock sewage outfalls a Black Crow. Inch Kenneth 80 barnacle Geese. Pam & Arthur Brown



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