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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 January 2021


14th  Loch Beg - 6 Golden Plover, 1 Goosander. Glen More - 1 male Merlin. Bryan Rains   www.wildaboutmull.co.uk
14th Craignure. A solitary Jack Snipe resting on a bed of seaweed above the high tide mark, and a Woodcock flushed from under Gorse scrub barely 20 metres apart. Stuart Gibson
12th Lettermore by Loch Frisa.The  barn owl box  provided by the Bird Club has now been sighted on the more sheltered NE gable end of the old barn. Scaffolding isn’t all clear of the building area yet.

12th, a Peregrine Falcon and  a Glaucous Gull (Pams photo above) were at Calliach,  Pam & Arthur Brown
12th Great Northern Diver  roost count at Lock na Keal was 161 birds Steve Littlewood
11th: Java - male tawny Owl calling in the evening Nancy
Somerville
10th: Craignure/Java - Great Northern Diver, Curlew, Greenshank.
9th: Java - male Greenfinch at my feeder. Scallastle Bay - approx 16 Ringed Plover, 5 Curlew, 2 Dunlin.
8th: Craignure/Java - Great Northern Diver, 7 Goosander, Greenshank, male Greenfinch at my garden feeder, male Tawny owl calling in the evening.
7th: Craignure/Java - 5 Red-breasted Merganser, Curlew, 12 Starlings. Scallastle Bay: 4 Mallard, single Ringed Plover, 12 Curlew. 6th: Craignure/Java - Great Northern Diver, Curlew. Nancy Somerville
7th There was a Peregrine at Gorsten yesterday. Thought it may be of interest. Jamie Moton

6th Our 'almost' resident Nuthatch is still coming to the peanut feeder in a Craignure garden. Alan

more images of the Iceland Gull in Tobermory Harbour by Stuart,
5th – A Woodcock in our wood this morning and at Calgary Bay a Black Throated Diver and a great Northern Diver and on the rocks by the headland a White Tailed Eagle. Pam & Arthur Brown  www.self-catering-mull.co.uk
2nd Highlights on trip to the Ross of Mull. Loch Spelve -  female Hen Harrier, Loch Beg -  3 Golden Plover, Fidden farm and beach – 300+ Barnacle Geese, 24 Ringed Plover, 150+ greylag Geese., Ardalanish -  5 Pied Wagtails, Loch Pottie -  7 Tufted Ducks, 4 Goosander, Fionophort – Rooks and Jackdaws and in fields opposite 1st garage a single Redwing and a single Fieldfare Pam & Arthur Brown 

4th Lochdon Bridge. The Kingfisher was seen again today on the rocks by the bridge, also four Redshank and a single Greenshank. Alan
4th 2 Short-eared Owls through Glen More at midnight and 2 Barn Owls and 3 Tawny Owls around the south of the Isle as well. Coal and Great Tit in song this morning and Goldcrests singing the other day. 19 Little Grebes together on Loch Cuin at the unfrozen outflow of the river Bellart. 1 Gannet at the outer entrance of Loch Tuath. Ewan Miles   www.naturescotland.com

3rd - A 2nd Winter (3rd Calandar Year) Iceland Gull was present in Tobermory harbour (on 'beach', opposite HWDT shop) photograph by Stuart Gibson
3rd: 2 adult White-tailed Eagles in courtship flight above Craignure .Nancy Somerville
2nd: Java - Curlew, 4 Turnstone, Greenshank.
1st: Java - Goosander, Curlew, Greenshank. Garmony - Goosander, Bar-tailed Godwit.
1st Ardrioch garden – Brambling, Jay, Treecreeper, Greenfinches, Goldfinches, Chaffinches, House Sparrows, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Coal Tits, Blackbirds, Robins, Dunnocks, Great Spotted Woodpecker., West Ardhu – Long Tailed Tits, Redwing and Song Thrush., Dervaig – Herring Gulls, Common Gulls, Rock Doves, Redshanks, Greenshanks, Snipe, Curlew, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Little Grebe., Glen Road out of Dervaig – Hooded Crows, Buzzards, White Tailed Eagles., Aros Bay – Shags, Grey Herons, Mute Swans, Mallards, Wigeons, Red Breasted Mergansers, Oystercatchers, Bar Tailed Godwits., Knock – Dipper, South Shore Loch Na Keal for 3 miles from Knock – Great Northern Divers, Great Black Backed Gulls,, Rock Pipits and Grey Plover, Killiechronan – Black Headed Gulls, Raven., Lagganulva Bay – Common Scoters, Black Guillimots., Ensay  - Golden Eagle., Lainne Sguer – Cormorant, Calgary – Stonechat.  Pam & Arthur Brown  
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Our bird of the year 2020 the two barred crossbill at Ardrioch by Dervaig 24th - 27th August 2020,

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