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mullbirds - rare bird sightings on Mull
2017 Sightings

31st May , an Osprey mobbing the female White-tailed eagle  at the West Ardhu site near Dervaig. Meryl Varty (Tour Guide)
24th May  by the fish farm at the Knock End of Loch Na Keal, we watched a Little Egret for around 20 minutes We didn't think too much of it but after reading your latest bird report, it would appear that this is a fairly rare sighting (yes indeed)  Paul Worrall and Tommy Davies.  regular visitors to Mull.
22nd May  One of my guests today reported to me a Green Woodpecker at Lochbuie yesterday. Pete Hall 

11th Kintra: A Turtle Dove  at Kintra at midday today. At Deargphort, the large house on the sharp right-bend before Kintra, NM309248: the bird was visible from the road, feeding in the open courtyard to the east of the house. No sign of it when we returned at 5 pm. Jeremy and Margaret Roberts from Carlisle, 

Nuthatch at Craignure photo by June Saul 4th May 2017
4th May  Craignure: a Nuthatch feeding in a local garden.  June & Andrew Saul. Mull records in years 2015 - 16 and now 2017
4th May  sighting of  Nuthatch, recorded at Lochbuie Mabel Cottage (NM6224) visitor Sally Jennings

Little Egret at Ardtun today. photo by David Holden 1st May 2017
1st May  at Ardtun a Little Egret here, (probably the same bird that was at Scoor earlier) David Holden
27th April Garmony: a Nuthatch  reported  in a local garden. Pete Dyson.  Records for Mull now in years 2015 - 16 and now 2017
19th April  a Kingfisher flew upstream under the bridge by the carpark of Tiroran Forest Eagle Watch NM 478 303 Weds 19/Apr/2017 Circa 12:00. visitor Steve Philpott


2016 Sightings

Would be a new ‘race’ for Argyll, not sure if any others before in West of Scotland, and one for BBRC 
7th November  Stephen Hiscock and I had at leastt two Northern Long-tailed Tits at Loch Beg today. It was a flock of 10 birds of which two were photographed. Bryan Rains
31st October - Tobermory: A Green Woodpecker was in pasture on the immediate outskirts of Tobermory (near former Children's farm) this morning at around 11.15 am (naked eye view). Stuart Gibson
25th October: Long-tailed Duck; 1 female very close in by the pier at Aros Park, Tobermory
24th October:  Loch na Keal this morning. 4 Velvet Scoter,  Martin Izzard

This splendid image of the Great Grey Shrike was taken by Steve Hiscock (Lochdon)
16th October Grasspoint road: a Great grey Shrike on wire just below Ardnadrochet Farm. Andy Oldacre, Steve Hiscock, Alan Spellman,           photograph by Andy Oldacre
This is the fourth record for Mull, although a 'larder' was found in Dervaig in 2009 

Yellow browed Warbler image by visitor John Ogg
8th October: Ardura Cottage: Yellow browed warbler. (3 warbler's in total), were located at Audura Cottage, Strathcoil approx at 14:30 today (& this morning). visitor John Ogg. a first record for Mull
11th September Juvenile Dotterel 1500 feet up Beinn a' Ghraig this morning. Ewan Miles 
29th August:  Loch Buie: J two summer plumaged Black throated Divers on Loch Buie today. Anna Simpson
8th August Lochdon: A kingfisher at Lochdon Bridge Steve James
6th August Garmony picnic area: an early Kingfisher here this morning, Jacqui Fereday
2nd August, Lochdon: an adult female Marsh Harrier, put up by  Male Hen Harrier, in the boggy field just past the Grasspoint turnoff. Jacqui Ferreday and her 'Enjoy Mull Group' and Alan Spellman (my first Mull bird)
26th June a single female Ring Ouzel in fields opposite Salen Bay. visitor Joshua Toogood
4th June: Just spent a glorious week here on mull,of all my sightings just thought you may be interested in was a calling Quail at the back of dobhran cottage at 4.55 this morning at Lochbuie
Great  blog by the way Thanks Brian Jones
15th June: 15th Killiechronan: a Green Woodpecker flew into woodland at crossroads to Killiechronan. Arhur Brown 
22nd May 22nd Sound of Mull at Garmoney: Black Terns, I am used to seeing them at Leighton moss, and it was good visibility. I did verify with another birder close by. I was delighted to see them, they are such lovely birds. Jacqui Fereday  record not accepted by the Argyll Rare Birds Committee 22/8/16 
17th May Ardtun: a single Tree Sparrow on feeders and in tree in my front garden at Ardtun.  Managed to get this photo before it flew off.  Spotted about 5pm as the rain eased off. Rebecca Burton
16th May  Dervaig: Ring billed gull, (also reported in April by Arthur Brown)
15th May Killiechronan: a Green Woodpecker flew into woodland at Killiechronan. Arhur Brown 
13th May Lesser Whitethroat at Loch Buie.  the bird was observed at close quarters by myself and my partner 3 times, also heard singing from hawthorn.  The bird ranged from the Old Post Office to The Chapel on the path to Castle Moy, in the hawthorn and gorse. Ian Burgess. record not accepted by the Argyll Rare Birds Committee 22/8/16
8th May 2016: About 3.00pm at NM 3954 we sighted a female Ring Ouzel on the left hand side of the track that goes out to the point. This was north of Croig and before you get to the turn off for Port na ban.  Dave and Helen Tanner. visitors from York.
6th May a Lesser Whitethroat observed and heard singing at Dervaig end of Loch Frisa. Paul Shaw.         record not accepted by the Argyll Rare Birds Committee 22/8/16
25th April Loch Cuin: a Ring billed Gull here. Arthur Brown
21st April  I can report a positive sighting of a male and female Pied Flycatcher  at Knock. Both Stella and I observed the birds in their quick flypast. Confirmed by Stuart Gibson. Martin & Stella Jones
15th April Regular visitors to Mull, Richard and Sue Turner, had a Bufflehead in Oban Bay 
23rd April male Hawfinch  feeding on fatballs at 'Hazelbank; Lochdon. Ian Chaplin, Alan Spellman more pix here
23rd April: by Loch Uisg:  Male and female Hawfinch on bird feeder  visitor Chris Philo
2nd April Loch Cuin:  Kingfisher out again 11 am. Cheryl Callow et al  ( from January to March)
5th March:  White-billed Diver in waters just north of Mull (Ardnamurchan point). Ewan and John Miles. 
15th February:   at Knock yesterday there was both a 1st Winter and 1st Summer Glaucous gull, as well as a 1st Winter Iceland gull. visitor Darren Woodhead 
23rd January a Kingfisher on Loch Cuin. Jacqui & Mike Murphy. (this is becoming a regular wintering hotspot for the young birds)
9th Fish farm outfall: Gruline:  a pair of Gadwall and an Iceland Gull here today. Arthur Brown (still here on 24th Juliet Vines & Monica Frith
1st January: 3 Little Auk from the Killchoan Ferry. and again 5th January, a single bird. Mike Shepherd,
1st January  Loch Cuin: the Kingfisher is still at Loch Cuin, Cheryl Callow,  (now becoming a regular overwintering area having had birds here at this time of year for the last three years. AS).

2015 sightings
1st November: Knock at start of Loch na keal: an adult male Firecrest here. This is Mulls second record. (see Nov 2012) regular visitors Sue and David McDowell. 
27th October- Tobermory/Mishnish Lochs, a single Moorhen on Mishnish Lochs. Ewan Miles and Stuart Gibson
19th October Loch na Keal: a Velvet Scoter on south shore close to Ben More climb start point Henry Stuart
5th October: Loch Frisa: a Red Kite high over Loch Frisa at 11:10hrs today. Mike Shepherd
4th October a Little Egret at Fidden today, (photographed) Arthur Brown, David Wodhouse. This is the third record for Mull
2nd October:Pennyghael: A nuthatch turned up again on same feeder, Nigel Burch .
30th September A Hobby crossing the Sound of Mull heading south towards Glengorm this afternoon. Ewan Milesnuthatch
21st September Pennyghael: A nuthatch turned up again yesterday on same feeder, Nigel Burch .
14th September Aros river a Kingfisher photographed also Dipper. visitor David Potter
31st August a Ring Ouzel at Croggan. Eric & Janet visitors to 'maridon
25th August Loch Cuin. a Kingfisher Pam Brown
4th August a juv ( first-summer) Hobby just south of Dervaig on the Torloisk road this afternoon! Ewan
rare birds
Hobby photo's by Ewan Miles.
15th July  Aros Park  a Green Woodpecker flew out from behind me, the bench on east side of the park, northwest, in the direction of the car park. visitor Ryan Deal 
8th July Treshnish: a Turtle Dove at Treshnish today. Anand Prasad

Nuthatch photo by Bryan Rains
8th July:  I have had a Nuthatch feeding off nuts in garden at Pennyghael for last few days, Also a Jay.  Nigel Burch and Loki
2nd July Salen:A hobby just flew over Salen heading south pursued by common gulls. Over my garden again. Think I’ll just stay put and watch birds from here. David Sexton Mull Officer 
4th June  Salen: Just looked out office window to see fantastic male hawfinch on the lawn, flew into trees and not relocated. Bright breeding colours. Real surprise. David Sexton Mull Officer
31st May Treshnish, at least 2 Tree Sparrows and 1 Common Redpoll, prasad
15th May Little Gull  photographed from 'Lady Jayne' on Loch na Keal. Jim Almond/Martin Keivers 

     little gull by Jim Almond                              male Surf Scoter by Marcus Conway 
14th May Lochdon: two Ospreys over the loch this morning Rosie Salzman
6th May Lochdon (Ormsaig) a Black Redstart in the garden.)
13th May Loch na Keal: a male Surf Scoter on the loch, west of Eorsa. reported by Martin Keivers 
and e  birder on 'Lady Jayne' (Marcus Conway)
1st May Lochdon Osprey fishing 11.15am Steve Hiscock
1st May Tiroran: was pleased to see a Tree Sparrow today on the feeder, and then I looked at your list to see it was quite rare, so thought I’d let you know. I live near Tiroran, PA69 6ET.  Marie Fox
26th April Velvet scoter again in Loch Na Keal and our first Gt Skua of the season. Martin Kievers
22nd April: Langamull, 1 Little Tern on the rocks (still present when i left at 7pm) Prasad 
19th April: Pennygowan: Glenforsa Cottage, a Nuthatch was feeding in the garden on 19th. Pete Dyson, Last record was in May 2013 at Lochdon
2nd April Loch na Keal: a  Velvet Scoter was on Loch na Keal, seen by visitor Paul Thomas  and by Martin on 'Lady Jane'
2nd March:  Glen More: a first winter Ring billed Gull in Glen More today. Bryan Rains
17th January:a Snow Bunting along Loch na Keal shoreline. Pete Hall
3rd January:  Gruline: managed to take a picture of the pair of Moorhen. The birds are very illusive .They appear to have settled in with, taking full advantage of any spare chicken food, quite often coming up on to the grass to feed if no-one is about.  Norman Adamson

2014 sightings
30th November: a Common Rosefinch was at Bunessan.  George Newal (Dunoon Birdwatcher)
2nd September Aros Park: a Goshawk causing havoc amongst the wood pigeons and hoodies gave Selwyn excellent views of this magestic bird. Selwyn Pope.
2nd September Aros Park: a Kingfisher here this morning. Selwyn Pope. 
2nd September:  Loch Cuin: We’ve just seen a Kingfisher at Loch Cuin, Dervaig will send you a picture later.Arthur & Pam .
1st & 2nd September Lochdon:  over Lochdon, an Osprey this afternoon. Alan
28th August:  Little Stint in a flock of Ringed Plover at Killiechronan Arthur Brown Discover Mull.
12th August Knock: a Kingfisher flying along the river here. Nigel and Fiona Shannon
28th July  Aros Bridge: a Kingfisher here today. James MacLennan
23rd July: Aros: a Red Kite at Forrestry at Aros. Ian Erskine
30th June Near to the lodges (approx NM575372), we saw 2 Wood Sandpiper.  ID, they had a medium-length straight dark bill (as opposed to plover-length for example), with an obvious eye-stripe.  They were more upright than the common sandpipers which we'd seen everywhere, and had a flutey call
30th June along the southern shores of Loch Ba, plenty of lapwing, common sands, redshank and curlew.  Then at the eastern end, where the Glen Cannel enters the loch, we came across a calling common quail calling in the classic 'wet-my-lips' fashion, just across the river mouth (grid ref approx NM590362). I hear these quite often in and around Dorset, so I'm in no doubt of the record. It wasn't a one-off as it called a number of times.
30th June: a report of a Green Woodpecker heard in the woods along the Graspoint road.
30th June Loch Ba: Breeding confirmed: a pair of Dunlin with minimum two chicks on sphagnum and Bog Myrtle hummocks. a once regular breeder, this is the first known record of confirmed breeding in ‘recent times’  Ruth Fleming, Stuart Gibson
11th-14th June  Bunessan:  a Rose Coloured Starling visiting a garden feeder yesterday. John K Collard & Emily Wilkins
7th May -12th June  Iona: Spotted Crake herad calling from the irises on shore side of the path between Bishop's House and the Abbey (same area as recorderd earlier, grid ref  NM 287244). 
4th June Iona: Spotted Crake herad calling from the irises on shore side of the path between Bishop's House and the Abbey (same area as recorderd earlier, grid ref NM 287244).  Only heard not seen, while doing a corncrake count. Emily Wilkins. Ranger - South Mull, Iona, Burg and Staffa NNR
27th May Found a Bee Eater yesterday afternoon 3.30pm , in Glen Aros just after the turn for Crannich Farm, catching bees from wires above the log piles/quarry. Craig Round
27th May  Iona: Mega Rare on Iona today a Rustic Bunting. a first record for Mull.Geoff Pain – the rusty-reddish streaking on the flanks and supercilium stopping on the rusty collar (rather than enclosing the ear coverts) look good and help rule out Lapland Bunting. This bird is not a full male – I suspect it’s probably a female or poorly marked immature male.

Rusric Bunting by Geof Pain                                Rose Coloured Starling by Rev John K Collard

20th May Iona: Spotted Crake was heard calling, unfortunately not seen.  also saw an Osprey at Croggan on Monday this week .visitors Paul & Sue Murfitt.
19th May Pennyghael: reports of a Hawfinch here this morning. more information required please. Alan
7th May  a Spotted Crake on Iona - behind the Fire Station Anne Mansfield, Pam Tregunna and Brian Burton
6th-7th May:  Killiechronan:  a  Hawfinch (female) feeding among the birds on the ground underneath the bird feeder.  Jan Fuller (last record in 2010 25th April at Haunn Treshnish)
3rd May Tobermory. well here it is, if proof were needed. The Tobermory Magpie which has been hanging around now for several months, it has even started building a nest. kindly supplied by Stuart Gibson.
1st May: an Osprey flew in off the sea and roosted overnight intrees by the bridge pool over the Grasspoint Road. Roger Craven/ Alan Spellman 

27th April: : a single Chough at 7.30pm at Haunn Liz Summers (pp) Anand Prasad
21st April  by Inch Kenneth: a  Chough heard but not seen by Heatherlea group. Ian Ford (group leader)
11th April Loch na Keal; 1 imm/fem Velvet Scoter. Paul Thomas 
rep[orted by Paul 10th March a possible Lesser Canada Goose (B. c. parvipes) that we saw with two Canada Geese (B. canadensis) while on Iona..
30th March  Fidden 1 Lapland Bunting - stunner!  Bryan Rains. 
28th March  Fidden a Jack Snipe here. Bryan Raines
25th March  iona:  Two Snow Geese have been on Iona since around the weekend of 15th  March. Often in the field below the RC House of Prayer. These pictures were taken behind Clachan Corrach and yesterday (25th) they were in the field north of the Abbey. Joyce Watson
24th February Tobermory Sewage Works Single dark-backed 'argentatus' Herring Gull (Scandinavian) feeding alongside paler British sub-species Herring Gulls at Tobermory Sewage Works. Stewart Gibson
12th February Tobermory: The Magpie resurfaced in the Glen Iosal area. Ruth Fleming. 
10th Feb  Loch Pottie 1 drake Scaup, 18 Tufted Duck. .Bryan Rains. 
6th Feb Loch Scridain 1 juvenile Sabine's Gull. Bryan Raines.

2013 sightings
24th October: Craignure  a bird showing some characteristics of Scandinavian Rock Pipit: blue-grey head, pale supercilium, cleaner streaking on underside, thrush-like appearance and yellow-ish base to lower mandible. Ruth Fleming and Stuart Gibson. It’s very difficult to id and to be certain in this case.
20th a solitary female long tailed duck on Loch Na Keal near the camp site at Killiechronan Pete Hall
14th October:  Killiechronan: a Kingfisher here by the camp site yesterday and again today. Dave Skeets
14th  five Common Scoter on Loch na Keal by Inch Kenneth. Michael Hutson, Alan Spellman
1st October: a  female Greater Scaup at the Loch na Keal fishfarm, Knock in with teal, wigeon. Dave Sexton
1st October: Loch Buie: a EurasionJay on the south side of the loch. Felicity Pollard
25th September Tobermory  Magpie heard calling near the Mull Magic garden. Ruth Fleming.
5th-14th September  a juvenile Red backed Shrike along the road from Dervaig to Salen at 5pm, on the support wire of a telegraph pole next to the road. Howard Stockdale (photo)
1st September: a 2CY Mediterranean gull ay Gruline in field by mauseleum. 
6th August:  Adult Mediterranean Gull (breeding plumage) off Port Langnamull heading west yesterday afternoon. Ewan
3rd August:   Craignure Pier: a moulting adult Mediterranean Gull  at the Craignure ferry terminal. It had completely white wing tips, and bright red bill but the black head was heavily speckled with white so I guess it was beginning to moult into winter plumage already. Roy Atkins
4th June a single Little Tern  a off Iona. Rob and Lucy Hill (very few Mull records)
31st May a Ring Ouzel seen carrying food. NM 648.293  high in the hills around Creach Beinn, excellent news and confirms probable breeding birds. (although very few of us ever seen them)  Lin Farrell, Alan Spellman
29th May Lochdon: a male Scarlet Rosefinch at a local garden feeder. Phil McDermott (photo)
24th May: On feeders by B8073 roadside junction with Caliach road: 15-20 Mealy Redpoll with siskin, greenfinch, chaffinch, goldfinch, David Hatfield regular visitor
7th May via  VisitScotland, a Black Stork on 26th at Fanmore, being mobbed by crows. Paul Toner,
Lynda & David Parsons 1st Mull and Argyll record
14th May Lochdon: a Nuthatch was on a feeder in a local garden. (photo) Sheila & Charlie Weir
28th April Salen  40 Summer-plumaged Black-tailed Godwits (photo) around Glenforsa airstrip, last seen migrating North-West across the Sound of Mull at 12.45pm;  Ruth Fleming
24th April- Craignure. A male 'Blue-headed' Wagtail (M. flava flava) briefly before flying off over the camp site.(Photo) Ruth Fleming.
12th April Reudle: 3 displaying Red Grouse here today. Ronnie Mckellican and Barry Forbes. visiting
13th March  Single Knot with Turnstones at Garmony today. David Jardine
2nd February - Loch Spelve: Female Velvet Scoter, on Firth of Lorne, north of entrance to Loch Spelve
21st February  Knock Hatchery: 6 Iceland Gulls today. Colin Moody
9th January: At least 5 Purple Sandpipers(photo) and 4 Turnstones at Lainne Sgeir, Calgary.
1st January The lone Chough(photo) was seen again in the north of the island today. Prasad
This is the web site of Alan Spellman, 'Maridon' Lochdon, Isle of Mull. PA64  6AP
 
2012 sightings
Firecrest
Long tailed duck (f)
Chough
Common Scoter
Red necked Phalarope
Little Stint
Green Sandpiper
Red necked Pharalope
Marsh Harrier
Yellow Wagtail
Wood Sandpiper
Dotterel
Red backed Shrike 
Red Kite
Long tailed duck
Osprey
Green Woodpecker
Nuthatch heard calling
Yellow Wagtail
Scandinavian Rock Pipit
Curlew Sandpiper
Long tailed duck
Mediterranean Gull
Pinkfoot Goose
Gadwall

Ledagig car park
Croggan
Gribun Loch na Keal
Loch na Keal
Loch Scridain
Loch Beg
Fionnphort
between Coll-Mull
Fidden
Rugby pitch Garmony
Lochdon
Ben More
Treshnish
Treshnish
Calgary
Treshnish
Laganulva woods
Torloisk woods
Iona golf course
Laganulva
Duart Bay
Gribun Loch na Keal
Loch na Keal
Golf course
Calliach point

13th November 2012
25th October 2012
25th October 2012
10th November +
28th August 2012
17th August 2012
7th August 2012
9th July 2012
30th May 2012
28th May 2012
27th May 2012
26th May 2012
26th May 2012
27th May 2012
27th May 2012
23rd May 2012
23rd May 2012
21st May 2012
22nd May 2012
22nd May 2012
18th May 2012
30th April 2012
5th March 2012
12th February 2012
11th Janary 2012

Ewan Miles ets al
Dave Shackleton
Ewan Miles
Various
Graeme Webb
Brian Rains
Brian Rains
Ewan Miles
David Warden
Ken Reeves
David Hatfield
Dr Neil Cowie
Anand Prasad
Anand Prasad
Arthur Brown
Anand Prasad
John Bannon
John Bannon
Steve Hack
Anand Prasad
James Spencer
Peter Hall
Anand Prasad
Alan Spellman
Arthur Brown
 
2011 sightings
Cattle Egret
Little Egret
Turtle Dove
European Roller
Bee Eater
male Pied Flycatcher
Scandinavian Rock Pipit
Pectoral Sandpiper
Buff breasted Sandpiper
Sabine's Gull
Sabine's Gull
Red necked Phalarope 
Common Rosefinch (m)
Sabine's Gull
Pomarine Skua
Dotterel (3 birds)
Marsh Harrier f 4th rec
Osprey
Black Redstart   3rd rec
Green Sandpiper
Long tailed duck (f)
Garganey a pair 
Magpie, (two birds)
Magpie
Lapland Bunting
Pied billed Grebe
Goshawk
Red necked Grebe
White billed diver

Croig (1st record)
Loch Beg, (1st record)
Gruline
Glen Aros (2nd record)
Duart Castle
Glen Selisdair
Pennyghael
Fidden
Fidden (1st record)
Calgary Bay
Killiechronan
Killiechronan (1st record)
Ardrioch Dervaig
Loch na Keal (from boat)
Craignure Bay
Ben More
Grasspoint-Lochdon
Grasspoint
Gribun. cottage garden
Treshnish Haunn
Lochdon bridge pool
Kintra (1st record)
Bunessan & Killiechronan
Salen
Fidden
Salen Bay (2nd record)
Iona
Off Laggan Bay
Loch na Keal

4th November 2011
9th November 2011
22nd June 2011
16th June 2011
14th June 20111
11th June 2011
May 2011
24th May 2011
27th May 2011
3rd May 2011
23rd May 2011
23rd May 2011
22nd May 2011
17th May 2011
16th May 2011
4th May 2011
6th May 2011
1st-4th May 2011
1st May 2011
29th April 2011
18th April 2011
24th April 2011
20th April 2011
17th-20th April 2011
15th April 2011
22 March-6 April 2011
17th March 2011
6th March 2011 to April
21st February 2011

Richard Atkinson
Andy Howard 
Richard Atkinson
John Bannon
Su & Luke Delve. bto 
Nora Morrris
Bryan Rains
Bryan Rains
Bryan Rains
Anand Prasad
Mike Shepherd et al
Alan, Marcus Conway 
Pam Brown etal
Martin Keivers
Mike stephens
Julian Bray
R Atkinson 
Iain Robson & others
Martin Gillingham
Anand Prasad
Ian Howarth
Craig Shaw
Cal Entwistle & Jan Fuller
Martin Keivers, 
Charles and Ruth Millican
Ben Ofield/Alan Spellman
Mat Wilson
Bill Aspin 
David Woodhouse
 
2010   Sightings
Waxwings
Hobby 
Northern Long t tit (3)
Lapland Bunting
Pinkfoot 25 birds
Moorhen
Hobby
Nightjar
Velvet Scoter
Red Knot 2 birds
Kingfisher  photo
Pied Flycatcher (male)
Ring Ouzel
Pied Flycatcher
Dotterel  photo
Hoopoe
Yellow Wagtail  photo
Blue winged Teal 
Hawfinch photo
Bee Eater (2 birds)
Spoonbill (2 birds) 
Magpie photo
Green Woodpecker
Goshawk
Eurasion Jays ( 2 birds)
Waxwing (single) 
Water Rail photos
Red Knot (4 birds)
Eurasion Jay (4 birds)
Grey Plover (4 birds)

scattered over island
Killiechronan
Salen Pier road
Iona north shore
Loch Beg
Loch Harrison
Treshnish woods
Glen Forsa. Kilbeg Cott
Loch na Keal
Ardalanish
Killiemore
Glengorm
mast hill Craignure
Iona
on hills above Scoor
Garmony picnic area
Kintra1st Mull record
Killiechronan1st Mull rec
Treshnish House garden
Calgary
Lochdon 1st Mull record
Mull ?
Uisken garden
Loch Frisa
Lochdon area
Salen garden
Lochdon garden
Lochdon
Quinnish
Lochdon

late Nov-mid Dec
3rd November
26th October
11th-12th Spetember
19th Spetember
19th September
6th September
3rd August
3rd August
23rd July
23rd July
16th May approx 
22nd May
14th May
13th May
3rd May
30th April-1st May
30th April
25th April
23rd April
14th April
20th-21st March
21st March
12th March
23rd February
2nd-4th February
15th February
8th January
30th Janaury
20th January

we all saw them
Autumn watch TV crew
Gavin Hatt, Will Clennell
Joyce Watson
Bryan Rains
Bryan Rains
Anand Prasad
David & Sylvia Brennean
Liz & Richard Hallam
Bryan Rains
visitor no name
Ryan Walsh & Vickie Lawton
pp  Arthur Brown
pp  Arthur Brown
BTO rep
Inverness group
Robert Johnson 
Visitor Bruce Hyde
Anand Prasad
Visitor Marvin Muxlow
Stephen Smith
H Adams & C Jenkins
Stephen Smith
Ronnie Campbell
Steve Kirk on eaglewatch
Debbie Thorn et al
Alan Spellman
Andrew Bayes
Andy Oldacre
 
2009   Sightings
Kingfisher
Glaucous Gull
Red necked Grebe
Coot
Drake Long tailed duck.
White billed Diver
Ortolan Bunting
Rose coloured Starling
Yellow Wagtail (blue head)
Turtle Dove
Hawfinch
Scarlet Rosefinch
Lesser Whitethroat
Lesser Whitethroat
Quail (calling)
Hobby (juvenile)
Pied Flycatcher
33 Scaup (incl 7 drakes)
Red Kite black isles, juv 
Siberian Stonechat
Siberian Chiffchaff
Magpie
Coot
Moorhen
Aros Park
Killiechronan/Tobs
Loch na Keal
Calgary
Glen Gorm
Laggan Bay
Craignure 1st Mull rec
Dervaig-Tobermory Rd
Loch na Keal
Aros-Glen Bellart
Calgary garden
Kellan Mill Loch na Keal
Loch na Keal
Loch Buie
various locations
Glen Forsa
Marble quarry Iona
Loch Scridain
Bunessan
Ardvergnish
Macdougalls Garage.
Ulva Ferry
Loch Harrison
Loch Harrison
Loch Pottie
9th Jan
Jan-Feb
1st Feb
11th Feb
29th Feb
1st March
 9th May
29th May 
17th May
19th June
15th June 1st Mull rec
16th June 1st Mull rec
21st June 1st Mull rec
23rd June 
May and June 
Early August
11th September
17th September
4th October
20th September
23rd Oct  1st Mull record
5th Nov 1st Mull record
28th October
18th-28th October
18th- 28th October
Alan Spellman
Alan Spellman et al
Daffyd Roberts
Arthur Brown
Arthur Brown
Andy Caroll
Sandra Price & A Ingle
Steve Brown
C Rose & Bob Bailey 
Robert Hoare
Andrew & Helen Mortley
Ben Dickinson. Mersyside
Geoff Trigg
Ashly Saunders
several reporters
found injured (died)
Mike Wagemakers
Alein Shreeve
Bryan Rains
Bob Hastie
Bryan Rains
Bryan Rains
Albert Halfpenny
Ron Cook
Ron Cook
 
2008Sightings
Red Kite
Waxwing (28 birds)
Waxwing (12 birds)
Waxwing (single)
Kingfisher
Kingfisher
Sabines Gull
Rose Coloured Starling
Pied Flycatcher male
Turtle Dove
Rose Coloured Starling
Rosey Starling male
Jack Snipe
Nuthatch
Sooty Shearwater
Turtle Dove
Hoopoe
returning Nightjar
Tree Sparrow
Common Scoter
drake Pintail
Black Tern
Goshawk
Magpie
Nuthatch
Shoveler
female Pintail
Lapland Bunting
Purple Sandpiper
Rough legged Buzzard

Glen More
Salen
Craignure/Duart
Loch Buie
Aros Park
Salen Bay
Lady Rock off Duart Castle
Bunessan
Killiechronan
Ardtun nr Bunessan
Dervaig (sub station)
Dervaig road side
Croggan
Craignure garden
Calliach Point
S E Iona
Isle of Ulva
Loch Spelve
Iona near the Nunnery
Loch na Keal
Calagary
Sound of Iona
over Salen Forest
Lochdon garden
Calagary 1st Mull record
Loch Beg
Dervaig
Glen Forsa
Grasspoint
Treshnish point

1st November 2008
4th November 2008
1st November 2008
31st October 2008
18th October 2008
28th August 2008
28th August 2008
8th August 2008
4th August 2008
3rd Auguust 2008
30th July 2008
31st July 2008
10th July  2008
30th June   2008
7th June  2008
25th May 2008
26th May 2008
26th May
2nd-3rd May 2008
6th May 2008
8th May 2008
6th May 2008
May 2008
30th April 2008
10th April 
9th April 2008
14th April
13th -16th April 2008
27th March 2008
3rd March 2008

Ronnie Campbell,
Dave Sexton
Andy & Hazel Kirkham
J Hurles
Sheila Barnard
Mike Wagemakers
no name
Alan Spellman et al
Richard Atkinson
Pauline Reid
Pam & Arthur Brown
Maurice Webber
Andrew Carey
Pete & Jan Hall
George & Ann Burns
Brian Stone
visitor
Visitor
Ross & Ray Facer
Mike Richardson
no name
John Almond
Derek Lister
Mike Timms 
Andrew Mortley
Peter Hall et al 
no name
Mick  & Sylvia Brennan
Peter Hall
Anand Prasad
 
2007 Sightings
Kingfisher
Black Redstart
Long tailed Duck
Pintail
Green Woodpecker
Eurasian Jay
Gosshawk (probable)
Moorhen
Tree Sparrow
Tree Sparrows
Grey Pharalope
White billed Diver
Ring Ouzel
Pectoral Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper
Eurasian Nightjar
Red backed Shrike
Sabine's Gull
Goshawk (probable)
Turtle Dove
Kingfisher
Lapland Bunting
Kingfisher

Loch na Keal River Ba
Fionnphort
Loch Scridain
Dervaig reed bed
Aros Park
Garmony
Glen Seilisdeir
Dervaig reed beds
Iona
Griburn
Loch na Keal
On Sea nr Staffa
Eas Mor
Uisken beach
Uisken beach
Balmeanach Camp site
Grasspoint road
Iona 
Knock woods
north of Tobermory
Aros Park/ Esturary
Fidden beach
Loch Frisa

January 2007
24th March
20th April
18th April
7th February
9th February
13th March
18th April
18th April
29th May
8th April
3rd May
7th May
4th June
4th June
29th April-3rd June
11th June
19th May 2007
21st June
from 21st June
September
Ocober 23rd 2007
December 14th 2007

Alan Spellman 
Mike Wagemakers 
Rachel Coombes
David Hatfield
Shaun Mccullagh 
Shaun Mccullagh 
Byan Rains (local)
David Hatfield
Alex Nicol
Jim Nicholson, Ali Nimmo
David Jowett
Bryan Rains 
Bryan Rains 
Bryan Rains 
Bryan Rains 
Keith Langdon
Alison Borlase
Ross & Ray Facer
Irene Boston
Monica.... (local)
Duncan Hall 
Bryan Rains
D Sexton
 
2006 sightings
little Auk (after storms)
Kingfisher
Gadwall drake
Purple Sandpiper
Hobby
Black tailed Godwit (25)
Red Kite (blue tags)
Little Tern (4 birds)
Black Scoter (Common)
Eurasion Jay
Green Woodpecker
Turtle Dove
Nightjar
Magpie
Nightjar 
Nightjar
Ring billed Gull
Black Redstart 1st Mull rec
Ring Ouzel
Rose Coloured Starling
Curlew Sandpiper
Purple Sandpiper
Moorhen
Gadwall drake
Little Gull
Eurasion Jay
Moorhen
Common Pochard
Kingfisher
Ring billed Gull

Fishnish Bay
River Ba Knock bridge
Bunessan bay
Fidden beach
Glen Aros - Bellart
Killiechronan
Ross of Mull
Craignure-Oban ferry
Lagganulva
Garmony  woods
Lochdon Old Mill Cottage
Treshnish Point
Quinnish
Croig Harbour
Balmeanach 
Scoor 
Mishnish
Kilbeg Cott Glen Forsa
Glen Ba
Iona
Lochdon
Grasspoint
Aros Park Loch
Bunessan harbour
Loch Beg
Lochdon/Hazelbank
Loch Harrison/Assapol
Loch Assapol
Lochdon bridge pool
Oban esplanade

22nd November 2006
6th November 2006
9th November 2006
8th November 2006
8th September 2006
6th September 2006
16th August 2006
9th August 2006
10th July 2006
30th June 2006
30th June 2006
11th May
24th/26th June 2006
31st May 2006
25th/26th May 2006
23rd/24th May 2006
23rd May 2006
1st May 2006
17th Mayl 2006
14th Mayl 2006
29th April 2006
14th April 2006
10th March 2006
16th March 2006
15th March 2006
3rd March 2006
23rd February 2006
19th February 2006
Jan/Feb to 17th March
month of January 2006

Jimmy Wilson (the vet)
Alan Spellman 
Mike Wagemakers
Carole Marshal 
Visitors (no names)
Alan Spellman 
Ian Hartley
P Brown/A Oldacre
Arthur Brown 
Dave Sexton
Jim Smith Old Mill Cottage
Anand Prasad
Nick Reed
Roger Wilson
Geoff Campbell (Irland)
J Fournier (France)
xxxx  xxxxx
Sylvia Brenhan
Richard Lunardi
Gareth Knass
David Edwards
Arthur Brown/AS
Shaun Mccullagh
A Schofield/C Marshall
Richard Atkinson
Phil McDermott
A Spellman/A Brown
Susa & Allan Parker
Alan Spellman et al
Stuart Gibson et al
 
2005 sightings
Kingfisher
Kingfisher
Water Rail
Moorhen
Grey Phalarope
Sooty Shearwater
Ring billed Gull
Sabine's Gull
Pied Flycatcher
Green Sandpiper
American Golden Plover
Magpie
Spotted Crake heard
Dotterel. 3 birds present
Green Woodpecker
Grey Phalarope
Iceland Gull
Magpie
Common Scoter
Wood Sandpiper (2)
Scaup  a pair
Magpie (same bird ?)
Magpie
Red Kite
Green Woodpecker
Ring Ouzel
Jay (a pair of birds)
Little Gull
Ring Ouzel

Lochdon bridge pool
Aros Park
Tobermory garden
Aros Park
Lismore point
Lismore point
Oban Harbour
Lismore point off Ferry
old road glen More
Grasspoint
Loch Beg 1st Mull record
Croig road/Dervaig end
Dervaig . 1st Mull record
Dun da Ghaoithe. garden
Lochdon
Garmony
Tobermory harbour
Croig by Dervaig
Loch na Keal
Lochdon north shore
Pennyghael/Scridain
Grasspoint
Fionnphort
flew over Iona
Killechronan
Loch Frisa
Torosay Woodland walk
Loch na Keal
Loch na Keal (?)

3rd December 2005
28th November 2005
28th Niovember 2005
23 November 2005
28 September 2005
30 September 2005
most of September 2005
23 September 2005
6th Sept 2005
9th Sept 2005
3rd-6th Sept 2005
7th July 2005
16th June 2005
24th May 2005
14th June 2005
11th June 2005
various dates in May 05
27th May 2005
4th May 2005
27th April 2005
27th April 2005
31st March 2005
30th March 2005
29th March 2005
22nd March 2005
11th March 2005
3rd -28th February
13th-16 February 2005
2nd February

Alan Spellman
Duncan Hall
Duncan Hall
Shaun Mccullagh
Bill Jackson
John Evans, Paul Bridges
Stuart Gibson
Bill Jackson
Tony & Chris 
Bryan Rains
Bryan Rains (local)
Meg Davies
David Williams
Graham &Trish Cundall
John Preston & friend
via Jan Hall
et al
Nick Laughton
Pam & Arthur Brown
TBA
Pam & Arthur Brown
David Woodhouse et al
Mike Wagemakers
Visitor no name
Jan Fuller/visitors
John & Angela Preston
Alan Spellman et al
A Brown & others/AS
Peter Hall
 
2004 sightings
Velvet Scoter 
Grey Plover
Ruff a single bird
Long tailed Duck 
Ross's Gull 1st Mull rec
Magpie
Pomarine Skua 125 birds
Little Stint
Reed Warbler1st Mull rec
Smew
Leucistic willow warbler
2nd summer Iceland Gull
Northern Shoveler (pair)
Goshawk 
Pintail ( a pair of birds)
Goshawk

Fishnish Bay
Fidden
Fidden Camp site
Fidden Camp site
Fidden camp site
Road side south of Salen
Oban-Craignure ferry
Ardalanis beach
Ardalanish Reed Bed
Loch Pottie
along Grasspoint road
Loch na Keal
Fidden
North Mull location
Garmony picnic area
North Mull location 

8th November 2004
6th Oct 2004
6th Oct 2004
6th Oct 2004
6th Oct 2004
8th June 2004
5th May 2004
17th May 2004
16th May 2004
17th May 2004
7th May 2004
20th April 2004
13th April 2004
15th April 2004
14th April 2004
9th April 2004

David Woodhouse
A Brown, P B & A S
Pam Brown, A B & AS
A Spellman, A & P Brown
Alan Ash. Bolton
Rod MacCann
Mike Wagemaker
Carol Mareshal
Mike Wagemaker
Shaun Mcculloch/Alan S
John Poyner, Heatherlea
Ian Stewart
John Poyner Heatherlea
Speyside Wildlife
John & Christine Craig
Finlay Christine
 
2003 sightings
Waxwings
Long tailed duck
Kingfisher
Bee Eater
Kingfisher
Kingfisher
Hoopoe
Moorhen
Turtle Doves
Rose Coloured Starling
White billed diver
Red Kite
Green Woodpecker
Pomarine Skua
Bee Eater
Corys Shearwater
Little Stint
Purple Sandpiper (2)
Shoveler 
Kingfisher 
Long tailed duck
2002 sightings
Red necked Grebe
Long tailed Duck 
Crested Tit 
Grey Plover
Red necked Grebe
Coot (2)
Purple Sandpiper (2)
Wood Sandpiper
Eurasion Jay
Goshawk
Rose Coloured Starling
Kingfisher
Jack Snipe
Common Coot
Pied Flycatcher
Jack Snipe
King Eider 
Magpie
2001 sightings
Grey Pharalope
Little Auk
Pectoral Sandpiper
Little Gull (1st year)
Corn Bunting
Turtle Dove
Wryneck
Turtle Dove
Area
Loch Buie, Loch Frisa areas
Loch na Keal, Scarisdale rocks 
Killechronan camp site.
Killechronan 
Loch Buie by Moy castle
Loch Cuin by Dervaig
Tiraghoil  Bunessan 
garden at Lochdonhead 
3 birds at Tobermory 
local garden Seil Island
off Iona north shore
Pennyghael/Loch Beg
Laggan/Loch Buie (heard)
Loch Beg
Loch Buie 2 birds
Iona (off north shore)
Lochdon
Lochdon/Grasspoint
Pennyghael,1st Mull record
Knock bridgeh area
Aros Park. Tobermory
Area
Bloody Bay Tobermory
Aros Park. Tobermory
Tobermory 1st Mull record
Lochdon
Grasspoint (last 31/3/98)
Loch Pottie 
Lochdon
Lochdon
Aros Park
Loch Buie
Iona (last in July1984)
Fishnish
Loch na Keal 
Loch Assapol
Ardura 1st Mull record
Grasspoint
Tobermory (last in 1980)
Pottie. Ross of Mull
Area
Ulva Ferry
Loch Scridain
Fidden
Lagganulva
Fidden
Pennyghael
Croig 2nd Mull record
Salen Garden visitor
dates
26th Oct 2003
27th Oct 2003
1st Oct 2003
30th Sept 2003
31st Aug 2003
29th Aug 2003
21 July 3003
13th June 2003
9th June 2003
27th May 2003
18th May 2003
16th/17th May '03
17th May 2003
17th May 2003
11th May 2003
9th May 2003
23th April 2003
23rd April 2003
8th April 2003
22nd January '03
1st-17th Jan 2003
dates
5th November 2002
15th Oct-29th Dec 2002
19th Oct- 9th Nov 2002
7th October 2002
7th October 2002
5th October 2002
21st September 2002
8th/9th August 2002
25th July 2002
23rd July 2002
15th-17th July 2002
9th July 2002
20th June 2002
18th May 2002
27th May 2002
14th May 2002
27th March 2002
7th April 2002
dates
19th December 2001
19th December 2001
5th Oct 2001
1st - 4th Oct 2001
22nd August  2001
26th July 2001
14th May 2001
7th-15th May 2001
 
2000
White billed Diver
Wood Sandpiper (3)
1999
Green Sandpiper
Spotted Redshank
Little Gull
Surf scoter drake
Jack Snipe
Velvet Scoter
1998
Red Kite (2)
Green Woodpecker
Grey pharlalope
Pied-billed grebe 
Red-backed shrike 
Bee-eater
Jack Snipe
1997
Hoopoe
Surf Scoter female
Pectoral Sandpiper
Bee-eater
Wryneck
Golden Oriole (found dead)
2000
L na Keal 1st Mull record
Lochdon bridge estuary
1999
Grasspoint
Dervaig
Scallastle beach
Craignure.1st Mull record
Quinish
Croig
1998
Lochdon/Gorston
Tiroran
Loch   Chumbhainn.
Mishnish 1st Mull record
Pennygael
Glengorm.
Loch Beg
1997
Grasspoint.
Lagganulva.
Staffa.
Fidden 1st Mull record
Torlochan 1st Mull record
Burgh 1st Mull record
2000
21st May 2000
8-9th July 2000
1999
1st July 1999
11 July 1999
3rd July 1999
13th -25th May 1999
27th August 1999
27th May 1999
1998
September 1998
Sept/Oct 1998
Sept 1998
June/July 1998
June. 1998
9th-11th June 1998
15th March 1998
1997
1997
April 1996
August 1995
May 1995
9th-10th June
June 1989