23rd-31st March

31st March

*Whooper Swan 10N (off north end), Mallard 3, Common Scoter 25W, Red-throated Diver 1W, Manx Shearwater 2N, Peregrine.

30th March

Mallard 3, Common Scoter 21W, *Goosander 2 female south, Peregrine 2, Goldcrest, Wheatear female, *Tree Sparrow for second day, Siskin 13N.

 29th March

*Osprey 1 north along east edge of island upsetting the Gulls! Snipe, Short-eared Owl, Peregrine, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Wheatear female, *Tree Sparrow favouring Bain trap,  ‘White’ Wagtail male by Byers, *Crossbill male in Arnott and then on West Braes, Siskin 31N.

Tree sparrow

Tree Sparrow (David Steel)


28th March

Peregrine, Chiffchaff 2, Wheatear female (first of the year), Siskin 4N.

27th March

Short-eared Owl, Kestrel.

26th March

Tufted Duck male on loch, Peregrine 2, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest 2, Grey Wagtail by Byers.

Tufted Duck

Tufted Duck (David Steel)

 25th March

Tufted Duck male on loch, **COMMON CRANE 2 adults north at 11:25 over north end of island towards Fife. This represents only the second ever island record following an individual in May 2004. Short-eared Owl, Peregrine, Chiffchaff, Greenfinch 1N, Reed Bunting 1 male.


Common Crane (Viv Hastie)

24th March

Tufted Duck male on loch, Short-eared Owl, Kestrel, Peregrine 3, Goldcrest 2.

23rd March

Work party arrive on island. Short-eared Owl, Chiffchaff (first of the year).


Chiffchaff (David Steel)


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