Bird News 2020

Monday 10th August

Barred Warbler 1, Willow Warbler 25, Chiffchaff 1, Redpoll 1, Sand Martin 1, Sooty Shearwater 1.

Saturday 8th August

A Bonxie flew South. Wall butterfly

Friday 7th August

Whimbrel, Carrion Crow (2) at North Horn, Wheatear, adult and juv. Peacock and Red Admiral. Overnight: Storm Petrel 1 ringed

Thursday 6th August

Whimbrel

Overnight: Storm Petrel 10 ringed, 1 controlled;

Wednesday 5th August

11 Manx Shearwater flew North off East side,Peregrine, Wheatear

Overnight: Storm Petrel 4 ringed, 4 controlled; Puffling 2

Tuesday 4th August

8 Turnstone, Starling flock was 60+

Overnight: Puffling 6 

Monday 3rd August

Cuckoo 1juv, Whimbrel

Overnight: Storm Petrel 4 ringed, 1 retrap of a bird controlled the previous night; Puffling 1

Sunday 2nd  August

Whimbrel, Peregrine, Wheatear juv

Overnight: Storm Petrel 4 ringed, 1 controlled; Puffling 2

Saturday 1st August 

Kestrel past Low Light, Shelduck flew North beyond Rona and North Horn, Wheatear juv

Overnight: Storm Petrel 2 ringed, 1 controlled; Puffling 2

19th March

Jackdaw 6n

18th March

The second highest count of Jackdaw while the first raft of puffins were offshore.

Puffin 500+, Redshank 1, Mallard 2, Peregrine 2, Merlin 1, Short-eared Owl 1, Woodpigeon 3, Jackdaw 17s, Chiffchaff 1, Wren 4, Robin 6, Blackbird 3, Song Thrush 1, Redwing 2, Siskin 1, Chaffinch 3, Meadow Pipit 4.

17th March

Pink-footed Goose 1s, Mallard 3, Merlin 1, Short-eared Owl 1, Snipe 1, Woodpigeon 4, Chiffchaff 1, Wren 4, Robin 6, Blackbird 3, Fieldfare 1, Song Thrush 1, Redwing 3, Siskin 1,

16th March

Buzzard 1, Little Grebe 1,

13th March

Gannet 20, Teal 2, Peregrine 2, Buzzard still present for over one month, Kittiwake c100, Puffin 1 on sea, Wood Pigeon 3, Skylark 1, Pied Wagtail 2, Medadow Pipit 2, Robin 3, Wren 4,

28th February

Mallard 2, Teal 1, Little Grebe 1 again on the Loch – appears to be coming and going, Buzzard still present (first seen on 7th February), Peregrine 2, Gannet 2, LBB Gull 7 adults at roost – numbers continue to increase, Short-eared Owl 2, Wood Pigeon 2, Song Thrush 2, Blackbird 4, Robin  4.

27th February

Stonechat was an early record.

Mallard 3, Whimbrel 1, Curlew 50, Black-headed Gull 2, Peregrine 2, Short-eared Owl 1, Skylark 1, Redshank 1, Rock Pipit 10, Grey Wagtail 1, Woodpigeon 1, Song Thrush 2, Blackbird 1, Wren 2, Robin 6, Stonechat 1m, Siskin 2.

26th February

A Whimbrel indicated that one had overwintered given a sighting in December.  Buzzard again seen and a Long-eared Owl briefly.

Mallard 3, Teal 4, Gannet 1, Cormorant 20, Oystercatcher 38, Purple Sandpiper 15, Turnstone 11, Whimbrel 1, Curlew 20, Common Gull 5, Kittiwake 50, Short-eared Owl 2, Long-eared Owl 1, Rock Pipit 10, Woodpigeon 1, Song Thrush 1, Blackbird 1, Wren 2, Robin 6.

Wednesday 19th February: (another quick visit between storms) Grey Heron 1 in Low Trap, Buzzard still present (since 7th February at least) and chased by female Peregrine, Sparrowhawk 1, Wood Pigeon 1, Blackbird 2, Redwing 1, Robin 2, numerous Guillemot and Razorbill in surrounding seas.

Buzzard

Friday 7th February Quick visit but produced Buzzard 1 on bank near Fluke Street (a species not seen last year despite almost a record breaking season for the total number of species seen), Teal 3 on Loch, Fulmar numerous on cliffledges

17th January

Pink-footed Geese 130 N, Teal c.40 (off Rona), Gannet 2, Guillemot 1000+, Raz 10, Fulmar present, GBBG present, HERGU present, Redshank 1, Curlew 25+, Oystercatcher roost of 24, Turnstone 2, Grey Heron 2, Little Grebe 1, Crow 2, Short-eared Owl 1, Linnet 3, Twite 4, Blackbird 2, Dunnock 2, Robin 3, Starling 8, Woodpigeon 2, Rock pipit present, Pied Wagtail present, Wren present.