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Latest sightings for April 2017
Hi Alan Apologies for not posting last week whilst on Mull but was having issues with my email. Here are a few interesting sightings that might be worthy of note taken throughout the week.
22nd April 2017 Fishnish Hide – 6pm 2 x Whimbrel on rocks to right of hide 23rd April 2017 Fishnish Hide – 5pm A lone Razorbill with a couple of Black Guilliemot from Hide on Water looking out towards Fish Farm 24th April 2017 Mishnish Lochs – 1pm 2 x Pairs of Goldeneye on Middle Lochan Loch Na Keal – 5pm Full summer plumaged Red Throated Diver near Killiechronan Campsite 4 x Pairs of Teal Hundreds of Sand Martin feeding along the shoreline with a dozen or so House Martin 25th April 2017 Glen More – 10am 1 x Male Common Crossbill at the first pull in as you cross the cattle grid Fidden Beach – 1pm 3/4 x Pairs of Ringed Plover with a lone Turnstone Gannets hunting off shore Loch Pottie – 2pm Lone Whooper Swan on water near road  Loch Spelve – 5pm Single Greenshank near the Mussle farm entrance Lochdon/Grasspoint Bridge – 5.15pm Single Greenshank on flooded ground just past bridge Duart Castle – 6.45pm 2 x Ring-tailed Hen Harriers, 1 either side of Cemetry hunting 26th April 2017 Killiechronan Campsite – 10am 1 x Pink Footed Goose, with 5 Greylags in Pools on edge of campsite Langamull Beach – 2pm 19 x Great Northern Diver with 3 x Red Throated Diver off beach 20-30 Razorbill in raft out towards Coll Loch Na Keal – 5pm 3 x summer plumaged Slavonian Grebe flying towars Eorsa from Knock Hatchery 27th April 2017 Loch Beg – 10.30am 3 x juvenile White Tailed Eagle scavaging on shoreline Loch Ba – 2.30pm 7 x White Tailed Eagle circling high either side of the Loch 2 x Golden Eagle spotted fairly low flying parallel to the track.  Martin Clay30th April Fidden 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 14 Whimbrel, 50 Golden Plover. Ardness 1 Iceland Gull, 1 Glaucous Gull.. Bryan Rains 
30th Golden Plovers in full plumage in fields opposite Cragnure golf club and great northern diver just offshore (seen tonight together with the male Hen Harrier on road to Duart Castle) Andy Blagden holiday on Mull
30th Tobermory: We had a brief visit from a Whimbrel next to the burn in Tobermory this afternoon. Richard Airey. Harbour Guest House.30th Croggan:Mulls first Whinchat of the year along the road to Croggan. David Sharp
30th April: Loch Frisa, 1 Osprey at north end of Loch flying towards Loch na Torr. Dervaig, 1 White Wagtail. prasad. 
30th Lochdon: an Osprey over the loch again today (10:30hrs) Alan Spellman, David Sharp
29th Iona: First Corncrake heard on Iona, a little later than last year. Sr Jean Lawson
28th Lochdon: an Osprey flew over the loch at 19:30hrs this evening, heading NW. visitor David Sharp and Alan Spellman
27th - North Mull: Pair of hunting Hen Harriers at West end Loch Frisa; single male Wheatear, Calgary machair; pair of Stonechats, pair of Shelduck, single Lapwing, single Linnet, 1 - 2 White Wagtails, 14 Whimbrel and single Kestrel all at Lagganulva; two male Yellowhammers near Torloisk; single White Wagtail, two Great Northern Divers displaying and calling, single Red-throated Diver in non-breeding plumage, three Teal (two drakes) and two pairs of Shelduck at Killiechronan. Stuart Gibson 
26th - Sea W. of Mull: Three Great Northern Divers off Glengorm; ca. 10 Gannets several hundred Manx Shearwaters, two Puffins and several small rafts of both Guillemot and Razorbill; single Red-throated Diver flying West towards Isle of Coll; two Great Skuas; and first confirmed sighting of a Minke Whale for 2017.
Stuart Gibson 
27th Now twelve wigeon on Sound of Mull off Salen.  Mick Smith
27th WTSea Eagle fest today with two showing well at Loch na Keal and another at top of Glen Aros. Gannet off-shore at Calgary Bay and a redwing at 
Killiemor on the road to Ulva Ferry. Mick Smith
27th Garmony: a Nuthatch  reported and photographed  in a local garden. Pete Dyson.  Records for Mull now in years 2015 - 16 and now 2017
26th  Glengorm castle to Dun Ara : another pair of stonechats, also GN Diver. However about a mile back towards Tobermory we had good views of a pair of golden eagles. in Salen this evening noticed four wigeon on the Sound, Mick Smith
19th 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
25th Peregrine on salen to dervaig road by waterfall seen by visitor Terry hargreaves 
25th Lochdon:  at least five black-tailed godwits at Loch Don today and a pair of stonchats. Also a greenshank in Kilfinichen Bay on Loch Scridain 
this afternoon. visitor Mick Smith
24th Mishnish Lochs:   a pair of Goldeneye on loch mishnish today.  Mike and Lorraine Cantrell.
22nd  Calgary Bay:  good views of a large flock of Manx Shearwaters above Calgary Bay. Pete Hall. Mull Wildlife Tours
23rd Male Merlin at Aros Mains. Ewan  www.naturescotland.com
23rd Ardtun. Female redpoll on feeders this afternoon. Rebecca Burton
21st April- 9/10 summer plumaged Golden Plover seen in sheep fields on Iona.
19th April- 4 Common Scoter (3 males and 1 female) dropped into Loch Scridain early morning and remained until late the next day. Chris North
22nd Dervaig: a First Sedge Warbler at Dervaig reed beds this morning. Pam and Arthur Brown

Black tailed Godwits in summer plumage at Lochdon 22nd April 2017
22nd Lochdon. Black tailed Godwits again at Lochdon, about 100 birds 2:00pm. Alan Spellman
21st Lochdon 5:00pm, a flock of about 100 Black tailed Godwit flew in and landed to feed for about 30 minutes before flying off North again, most were in summer plumage and a site to behold. Alan Spellman, Rosie Saltzman
21st Tobermory: Blackap singing begind Harbour Guest House this morning. first time we've heard it this year. Richard and Liz Airley
20th A single velvet scoter flew past us yesterday in Loch Tuath heading west. Martin
20th Hybrid: Hooded x Carrion Crow at the Mishnish Lochs. Female Peregrine travelling east in waters north of Mull. Ewan
17th report 3 twite on the Benmore side of Loch Na Keal and a single on the north side of Loch Spelvey, also house martin at Croggan.  approx 100 Eider of mixed gender at the fish farm on Loch Spelve today there were 2 pairs at the far end of the loch and a despondant huddle of about 20 males in the centre of the loch perhaps making a big target for any overflying females.regular visitor  Linda Hurles
8th - 15th April:  Loch Buie: female Hen Harrier, Golden Eagle, male Merlin, pair Red-throated Diver Lochdon: Male and Female Hen Harrier, Adult Sea Eagle and 2 Short-eared Owl, male Goosander. Between Lochdon and Loch Spelve: 4+ Hen Harrier (2 females, juv male ringtail + "Sky-dancing" adult male), 4 Short-eared Owl, Adult Sea Eagle, 3rd year Sea Eagle, 2 Golden Eagle (adult and sub-adult, appeared to be a pair).Glen More: 3 Golden Eagle, max of 7 Sea Eagle up together south of Beinn Tallaigh, male Merlin (mobbing Adult Sea Eagle at one point!) Three Lochs car park: 3 Short-eared Owl (2 males displaying and talon grappling) Pennyghail: Pair Hen Harrier hillside south of Hotel, Adult Sea Eagle through. Scarisdale Rocks, Loch na Keal: 2 sub-adult Sea Eagle, female Otter with well grown cubL och na Keal, head: Pair Golden Eagle, 4 young Sea Eagle up together over Loch Ba, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, pair Red-throated Diver (summer plumage), max count of 17 Slavonian Grebe, female Otter. Killiecronan, Loch na Keal: Adult male Sea Eagle, dog Otter, 2 Swallow through north with 40+ Sand Martins. Laggan Bay: Golden Eagle, male Merlin, Red-throated Diver (winter plumage), 2 Greenshank, Ringed Plover, 2 pairs Buzzard, 2 pairs Kestrel
Paul Thomas, Sheffield, S. Yorks (South Peak Raptor Study Group)
18th - Loch Cuin/Lagganulva: Eight Redshanks feeding at head of Loch Cuin and two Swallows seen at Lagganulva; a pair of Grey Wagtails and two pairs of Shelduck were at Killiechronan, Loch na Keal. Stuart Gibson
16th - Entrance to Sound of Mull: A Great Skua was harassing a flock of Manx Shearwaters at the NW entrance/exit of the Sound of Mull this afternoon.Stuart Gibson
18th April. First House Martin seen this morning at Croggan. Steve Hiscock
17th I heard a cuckoo in the forest behind lochdon yesterday morning and saw a redwing feeding on some ivy in the same place. .
Really  enjoying reading your site. Thanks for the hard work in keeping it updated, it's great. Andrea Mackenzie (on holiday)
17th We had first Tree Pipit singing at Glen Aros (2) this morning. Ten+  Great Northern Divers in Loch Na Keal this afternoon, and 7 off Grasspoint. Sean Foote and Abi Jacobs
17th April 11.15  Mulls first Cuckoo of the year  calling at Croggan Steve Hiscock

Common Cuckoo April 2016 -  Alan Spellman
13th An Eurasian Jay at Lochdon/Torosay area.11th Hen Harrier ringtails at Loch Buie, Ulva, and Loch Spelve. also at Loch Buie on 14th were Peregrine, five Yellowhammers.   Paul and Dawn Leatherland on holiday
9th Loch Buie two Great northern divers, 2 Red throated divers.  Paul and Dawn Leatherland on holiday
8th April first Whinchat at loch spelve, Loch Buie  Woodcock roding. Paul and Dawn Leatherland on holiday 
16th Calgary - both eagle types feeding on a carcass at various times early in the week, Peregrine over, Redwing still in wood at start of week. Male Merlin off a nearby road. Black throated Diver off Croig on Monday, Great Northern at Calgary. Yesterday 7 Barnacle Geese left Iona and Male Hen Harriers one at either end of Glen More.  visitor Marvin Muxlow
14th - Loch na Keal: A Slavonian Grebe still present on Loch na Keal, opposite Kellan this afternoon. Stuart Gibson,Ewan Miles 
13th - Bloody Bay Several Gannets, eight Razorbills and 10 Kittiwakes in the vicinity of the fish farm. Stuart Gibson
12th - Lochdon marshes/Three Lochs Single Short-eared Owls at the Three Lochs and Lochdon marshes; two Woodcock at dusk, near Aros Park entrance. Stuart Gibson and Ewan Miles.
12h Glen More: Short eared Owls at Glenmore three lochs this evening. Jim and Linda Hurles
10th - Ardnacross: Six summer-plumaged Golden Plover on the moss near An-Sean Chaistiel, where there were two pairs of Lapwing, also; a pair of Ringed Plovers were present in suitable breeding habitat at the Broch, where a single Common Sandpiper was also present. Stuart Gibson and Chris Austick
10th Tobermory: a slightly earlier than usual first male Blackcap has been singing this morning in Prison Bray. Stuart Gibson.
9th Tiercel Peregrine and WIllow Warbler at Caliach with Manx Shearwaters off shore. 4 Bar-tailed Godwits and 40 plus Golden Plovers at the head of
Loch na Keal.   Ewan
8th Torosay :Two Chiffchaffs in song on the estate this afternoon. Stuart Gibson
8th Loch Cuin: four beautiful summer plunmaged Black tailed Godwit here. Arthur Brown
8th  Beach: First Willow Warbler. Loch Beg 1 Common Sandpiper. Bryan Rains. 
8th  15.00 Loch Beg:  First Common Sandpiper. Steve Hiscock
4th  Three red throated divers on loch Scridain next to at least 6 razorbill, great northern divers and red breasted merganser. quite a busy area. 
Jacqui and Mike Murphy.

female Wheatear at Loch na Keal. 4th April 2017. Alan Spellman
4th April 3 chiffchaff and a single swallow between Garmony and Fishnish, Jan Daisy
4th 16 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 5 Golden Plovers at Caliach. Ewan  www.naturescotland.com
3rd  At fishnish. Gannets and big raft of guillimots. At least  300 more further round corner. Jacquie Murphy.  www.enjoymull.co.uk
2nd Torosay: a Eurasian Jay here flying over the road. John Preston.
2nd An hour and half sea watching at Cailaich Point this morning brought first 2 Puffins, several small rafts of Razorbills, larger rafts of Guillemots, 5 Black Guillemots, 4 Gannets, 4 Fulmar, several Kittiwakes, 2 Great Northern Divers and shags. At Dervaig 2 Lesser Black Backed Gulls with Common Gulls. Arthur and Pam Brown
1st In the three days of counting I counted 501 Great Northern Divers off about 68% of the Mull coastline. 357 of these were in the four big sea lochs where densities always seem to be higher than around the more open coast, but I would think an entire Mull population between 23rd and 25th March of around 600 would be not unreasonable. Dave Shackleton.



Latest sightings for April 2016
30th Lochdon on the Grasspoint Road up from the bridge. 4 short eared Owls. 1 male Sparrowhawk and 1 cracking male hen harrier. Lots of wheatear. 4 willow warblers on the walk down to Grasspoint and a couple of Gannet feeding off the cottages. Great Northern diver still in winter plumage off rocks.  Martin
30th we had 4 hen harrier south of lochdon with 3 SEO, Barnowl opposite the rugby club this morning, Ringed plover and 3 black wits head of loch na Keal, Woodcock loch na Keal opposite inch Kenneth. Another male hen harrier on approach to campsite on loch na Kea.l Lee and Emma dutton. 
30th A hen Redstart on the Lochbuie road today. 
30th excellent views of our first spotted flycatcher this year at Garmony. Also 4 separate male hen harriers at various parts of the island. Pete 
29th Lochdon: Osprey (blue ring, left leg) in the Lochdon area this evening along with cock Whinchat. 4 Golden Plover at Garmony. Ewan Miles and Rachel French. 
29th  at Craignure golf course we saw several gannets, two golden plover, ringed plover, common gull, eider and the highlight of a great skua (Bonxie) flying west. Our guests on the tour were delighted. Jacqui. 
27th Lochdon: Flock of circa 25 Black tailed godwit and redshank, 2  jays Glen more Road. VisitorSimon Smith
27th Just thought you may be interested to know that as the snow fell this morning we saw a newly fledged Robin being fed by its parents (near our feeders at the back of the Guest House on Main Street, Tobermory)!
Richard & Liz Airey
27th - Tobermory. A Barn Owl was seen flying above The Old Bond Store and to alight on a tree on Prison Brae at 23.00 hrs. Stuart Gibson
27th There was a colour-ringed Twite feeding in our Calgary garden this morning. It was ringed on the Isle of Man (Point of Ayre) on Jan 13th 2016. Photos attached. And some other bits and bobs from Sunday 24th:
3 whimbrel, 1 whinchat, 1 dunlin at Croig. Summer plumage GN and BT divers in Calgary Bay (as well as BH Gull and Canada Goose, both of which are new for me on Mull)  Tom Finch
27th Our first Gannet of the season seen diving in Loch Na Keal today. Martin.
27th Short-eared owl at 15:30 today from car park overlooking the three lochs. Dave and Lin Derrick (on holiday
27th cuckoo lochdon sat on fencepost,2 short eared owls displaying grasspoint, Simon Smith
27th around the coastline at Ardtun we came across 4 or 5 nesting pairs of Shag.  Becks and Wayne.
26th - River Ba/Loch Ba:  a pair of Goosander were present in suitable breeding habitat along the River Ba; another pair were observed on Loch Ba itself, where a single drake Tufted Duck was an unusual record. Stuart Gibson
27th golden eagle just further down from 3 lochs car-park,short eared owl near grasspoint. visitor Simon Smith 
27th Iona: Sandling and Dunlin on the east shore and a hunting Merlin. Arthur and Pam and friends.
26th Lochdon: the male Hawfinch moved to another garden at Lochdon
25th Loch Cuin: a Ring billed Gill here. Arthur Brown
21st 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
24th Female Hen Harrier In Glen More, just before car park overlooking three small lochs. Dave Derrick (on holiday).
24th Treshnish, 1 'Greenland' Wheatear at Treshnish wood,  Nice Hawfinch!  prasad. 
15th April Oban Bay: Regular visitors to Mull, Richard and Sue Turner, had a very rare  Bufflehead in Oban Bay 

23rd Loch Beg: I saw the first Whinchat today at Loch Beg. Bryan Rains
23rd Lochdon: a Hawfinch feeding on fatballs in a Lochdon garden. Ian Chaplin & Vikkie Howells
23rd Loch Uisg:  Male and female Hawfinch on bird feeder next to loch Uisg today. Hawfinch.   Coccothraustes coccothraustes. very scarce, only four  records for Mull
2009 June a female in a garden at Calgary. 2010 April a female at Treshnish on a garden feeder. 2014 May a male at Killiechronan. (Jan Fuller) 2015 June a male in garden at Salen. (Dave Sexton) 2016 April a male & female in garden at Loch Uisg, Chris Philo. feeding on fatballs at Lochdon. Ian Chaplin, Vikkie Howell & Alan Spellman


Photo by Alan Spellman 23rd April 2016  more pix here
23rd - Tobermory. A male Chiffchaff was in song this morning on (Lower) Prison Brae. Stuart Gibson
22nd - Dervaig - Torloisk. Two Short-eared Owls hunting over the hill road this evening.
22nd - Tobermory A Woodcock was flushed from the roadside verge, near to the Tobermory Campsite this evening.
22nd - Tobermory A pair of Long-eared Owls were both seen and heard (including male wing clapping display) on a breeding territory, near Tobermory at 22.00 hrs. Stuart Gibson
21st - Tobermory. My local male Willow Warbler is usually a week or two behind others when it comes to arriving back on the island. This year has been no different, as 'he' didn't put in an appearance until this evening, some 12 days after the first was heard on the island. Stuart Gibson
22nd - Tobermory Two singing Siskins, Goldfinches, a male Blackcap and two female Yellowhammers added even more vibrancy to the Spring sunshine in my garden earlier today.
21st Langamull, 3 White Wagtails.  prasad.
21st I must thank Matin on the boat trip today. I got quite emotional when eagles came in.  Videoed one and missed the second. 21st  loch in Aros park  blackcap , chiffchaff  and willow warbler , thought I heard wood warbler but probably just wishful thinking don't quote me visitor.  Glenn Albon (ok we won't quote you)
21st Iona. the first Corncrake arrived on Iona today (or rather last night) many thanks Michael Hogan
21st - Tobermory Male Blackcap in song on Prison Brae this morning. Stuart Gibson
21st  Blackcap singing behind Harbour Guest House on Main Street, Tobermory this morning  - first time we've heard it this year. Richard & Liz Airey.
20th - Tobermory The first Blackcaps are back, albeit around a week later than when the first Spring records for the island may be anticipated: a singing male was performing along Back Brae this afternoon; the local Magpie was in it's usual place; and a Peregrine (prob. male) was high over Ledaig car park, scanning for any unwary pigeons to dispatch; an extremely high immature Glaucous/Iceland Gull was among a squadron of gulls enjoying the thermals over the town in the early afternoon. Stuart Gibson
19th We heard our first cuckoo of 2016 today on the North shore of Loch Na keal, loads of willow warblers singing near the camp site. Quite a few Gt northern divers getting near summer plumage as well as regular views of our White tailed eagle families and daily views of golden eagles both adult and juveniles. Martin 
19th not sure if this is of note but I heard a Chiffchaff singing from Uisken beach car park.  Beck Burton Ardtun
19th Several House Martin along the Grasspoint road this afternoon, plus seen and heard Cuckoo. Andrew Oldacre
19th Dervaig: Arthur reports the first Tree Pipit of the year, also a big increase in Willow Warblers arriving.
17th Killiechronan: Our first Common Sandpiper today Arthur Brown 

Just returned from a brilliant weeks wildlife watching. Only the best of my sightings.
9th 71 Great Northern Diver roosted, east of Eorsa. 
10th 1 Black-throated Diver and 2 Great Northern Diver (all in summer plumage), Calgary Bay. 5 Hen Harrier, 1 Golden Eagle, between Loch Don and Loch Spelve.
13th 2 Red-throated Divers, Adult Sea Eagle, Duart Bay
14th 6 Red-throated Diver, 3 Otters, Loch na Keal (south shore). 2 Peregrine (resident male chasing off an intruder), Golden Eagle, juv Sea Eagle, Gribbun Cliffs. First House Martin (2), around old roadside barn near Killiemore House.
5 Red-throated Diver, Loch Scridain. 1 Otter, Loch Beg. 4 Short-eared Owl, Three Lochs Car Park. 3 Hen Harrier, 
6 Sea Eagle, 3 Golden Eagle, 2 Merlin, Glen More road.  visitor Paul Thomas, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

PS: Glenn. Many thanks for the mention. Glad you caught up with the gorgeous Black-throated Diver at Calgary
16th Can you thank one of the birders of mull . A young chap who told me about the superb summer plumage black throated at Calgary bay today whilst watching the eagle feeding boat.  Glenn Albon

14th After I saw you on Thursday afternoon I drove to Duart - as I sat next to the graveyard our first Cuckoo flew onto the telegraph wire just ahead of me - distinct pose, beak & stripes. Still got 3 reed buntings in the garden.  Richard heard snipe drumming this week too. Debby


photo from last year Alan (mullbirds)
14th - Loch na Keal. The Great Northern Diver roost, on the East side of Eorsa, numbered 57 in the main raft, with a total of 68 birds on the loch between 20.00 - 21.00 hrs. The number of divers using this roost site is now beginning to decline, as some birds are already making their way North to breeding grounds in Greenland and Iceland; a single Common Guillemot was associating with the divers in the main roost.
Two immaculate Summer-plumaged Slavonian Grebes were also on the loch; and a Reed Bunting and a Yellowhammer were heard flying over when we were parked up during the roost count. Stuart Gibson and Ewan Miles (with Rachel French, Andy Tait and Richard Derby)

This photo was taken a couple of years ago on Loch na Keal by Alan (mullbirds)
14th l Single Black Throated Diver.  Male and female tufted duck.  Female merlin.  4 Teal (2 male, 2 female)  Loch Assapol. Male merlin.  Ardtun. Beck and Wayne. New residents to Ardtun (welcome)
13th Ardtun Short eared owl.  Tawny owl. 
14th two summer plumaged Slavonian Grebes on Loch na Keal plus Great northern Diver in partial summer plumage. Alan (mullbirds)
14th  a short eared owl opposite the farm house along the main roat past Lochdon. also one male and three female hen harrier.  Also a thank you, we are getting tour bookings from your website. jacqui. 
14th- Tobermory Up to five Yellowhammers and that Magpie seen in a local garden this morning. Stuart Gibson
13th Male and female hen harrier and short eared owl on land between Lochdon and Spelve.  All very distant from the road. David Pollard.
13th I'd like to report seeing two swallows at Craignure at the 'Sheilings' on 5th April and I saw one again over the ferry car park on 7th April.  Also, an otter in the water by the ferry car park on 5th April,Also, a great northern diver on the Sound of Iona (Iona side) on 7th April . Visitor Nancy Somerville,  Edinburgh

11th a great tour on Sunday, really felt like spring with good eagle sightings and Otters re appearing after frogging in the hills. the highlight for me was the male reed bunting at Kinloch, on the cattle feeder near the river. Jacqui  and Mike Murphy. 
11th North Mull: A marine feeding frenzy consisting of a few hundred Manx Shearwaters, Great Skuas, Common Guillemots and a juvenile Minke Whale. Ewan 
10th Lochdon Gorten road: a Short Eared Owl. Moira A Owers
9th Willow Warbler, Swallow and Northern Wheatear all seen at Loch Beg today.Bryan Rains. 
9th Jacqui from Enjoy Mull Tours was pretty sure she saw one at garmony too. 


Willow Warbler from last year at Killiechronan. Alan Spellman

9th Mull s first Willow Warbler reported today between Garmony and Fishnish. Juliet Vines

8th I know they can breed at any suitable time, but we've now got Collared Dove youngsters fledged in our garden. Diana and I saw their feeding process and I took this picture a few minutes later: Andy Oldacre
7th - Craignure to Tobermory. Two Barn Owls at roadside on main Craignure - Tobermory road at approx. 23.45 hrs (one near Fishnish Timber Pier and other at outskirts of Tobermory, near entrance to Mull Theatre.)  Rachel French and Stuart Gibson Ewan Miles, 
7th - Duart Castle Migrating Redwing heard above Duart Castle at approx. 21.30 hrs.
7th - Craignure A single Swallow, two Grey Wagtails; a pair of Shelduck and two Great Northern Divers.
6th  - Guline Dubh Two pairs of Grey Wagtails on burns in forestry land, near Guline Dubh. Stuart Gibson
7th Solitary swallow at the 3 lochs Glen More this afternoon; the Jay is still around - Debby

Loch na Keal 2016 Wheatear 7th April. Alan Spellman
6th Croig, 1 Great Skua over the oyster-beds.  prasad. 
6th 8 Crossbills at Ardhu and we had an otter in the garden of our cottage at Gribun this morning! visitor Jim Hurles
6th on Bowmans Field opposite Craignure Golf Course this morning  several Golden Plover with their beautiful black chests showed well. Pete and Jan. 
5th 2 sightings of Slavonian grebe on Loch na Keal, (one on either side) both birds in almost full summer breeding plumage. visitor Nick Edge
5th Stunning views of an adult male Merlin on the Tobermory - Dervaig road this afternoon. 2nd year Glaucous Gull in Bloody Bay and also an immature Glaucous Gull at the head of Loch na Keal along with two Bar-tailed Godwits. Ewan 
5th Just for info: the Mull Magpie is seen at least 2/3 times a week in the field behind 12 Rockfield Road and adjacent to my house. S/he is not deterred by the hoodies and will go for them. Jenny 
5th Jamie and I counted around 25 Redwing in our garden today.  There must have been a hatching of insects as local starlings swooped in first, to be joined by the Redwings and about 10 minutes of frantic feeding followed before they all flew off. Jenny
3rd Chiffchaff 'tuning up' on Main Street, Tobermory on Sunday 3rd April. Richard & Liz Airey - Harbour Guest House
4th - Glen Forsa, Very pleasing number of Curlew, Lapwing and Snipe on territory, where also Grey Wagtail, two pairs of Pied Wagtail and 200 Meadow Pipit, although only one of these birds was singing and displaying.
4th - Tobermory. The 'Mull Magpie' was heard today, so it is still hanging on in there, so to speak! Stuart Gibson
4th lots of activity. Despite the rain today we had our first swallow at Craignure golf course, wheatear everywhere, good views of a black throated diver, great northern diver in summer plumage and a group of razorbill on Loch na Keal. lovely.  Jacqui  and Mike Murphy 
3rd first Sand martins flying over the lochan at Suidhe Farm,  Bunessan, also first Swallows Tony Jeffree
2nd We had a first Chiffchaff singing in the garden this evening. Bryan & Joy Bryan Rains.
2nd Short-eared owl at Pennyghael this evening at 7:15pm  Jim & Linda Hurles
2nd - Birding by Bus! A pair of Grey Wagtails (with male singing) at mouth of Tobermory Burn (at Ledaig Car Park) and a Jay at Arle while I was travelling to Craignure on the 09.50 hrs service bus. Stuart Gibson
2nd I am sorry but I completely forgot to telephone you about the little blue Merlin which I encountered just over the Grasspoint bridge last week on the 21st of March. He is my favourite bird of course and gave super views flying sitting and buzzing around us chasing birds.  A top sighting for me. David Woodhouse.
1st In addition to Eagles and other great but regular sightings, had Greenshank on Loch Scridain and Twite and several hundred Barnacle geese on Iona. visitor Marvin Muxlow
week on Mull Sat 26th March - Sun 3rd April :-
Saturday - late afternoon crossing just a few tysties at Oban and at Craignure.
Sunday - a pair of grey wagtails on grasspoint viewpoint walk, 4 slavonian grebes and 2 great northern divers at loch na keal, a pair of gooseander and 2 pairs of wigeon near Salen, ringtail harrier through glen more, 6 great northern on loch scridain, 20 turnstone at fidden
Monday - 35 golden plover at fidden ( 30 - 50 present all week ), also fidden 11 barnacle geese and 4 whoopers overhead at 0930 hrs, 5 snipe.
Tuesday - 27 whoopers on loch pottie ( photos available if required ) present until evening then gone next morning, reed bunting and mistle thrush in Scoor forestry, golden eagle near Shiaba also 2 adult WTSEs along coast, 24 redwing around Assapol lodge, a pair of tufted on harrison loch and also on loch pottie.
Wednesday - 26 barnacle over fidden at 0900hrs, 2 bar tailed godwit on shore this morning, WTSE over carsaig, a total of 8 buzzards and 4 kestrels noted on walk beyond nuns cave, up to 6 great northern divers on loch scridain, woodcock over the road near bunessan and a short eared owl being mobbed by common gulls, a pair of twite at the northern end of Iona.
Thursday - 2 great northern and 2 black throated offshore at fidden also 3 gannets spotted far out, up to 18 shelduck at fidden, first male wheatear spotted near Beach car park, 
Friday - late start due to very stormy weather, 6 white fronts with greylags near Bunessan, also a possible pink foot as well, good views of otter fishing near the logging pier along scridain.
Saturday - 64 barnacles over fidden @ 1000hrs, otter fishing close in near road in Bunessan, male hen harrier through glen more, 2 slavonian grebes at loch na keal also pair of teal, 
Sunday 2nd - first chiffchaff calling at Sheilings campsite before our departure at 0930, very quiet crossing with only a couple of GNDs to report.    regular visitors Tony & Jan Jenkins

Latest reports for April 2015
30th Male Goldeneye on Loch Tor yesterday evening and Grasshopper warbler reeling near Salen this morning. Mick Smith
30th Grasspoint female hen harrier hunting, bunnessan flock of twite, iona 2 corncrake. Simon Smith 
30th In our Lochdon cottage garden male reed bunting and 3 yellowhammer, loch spelve 7 turnstones, 2 eider,grasspoint short eared owl Simon Smith
30th  Glaucous gull and 2nd year Iceland gull in waters north of Mull. Small groups of Common and Arctic Terns heading north. A solitary basking shark also seen. Ewan Miles 
21st  Black Throated Diver in Calgary Bay Pair Shorteared Owls near Aros Mains Geoff Robertson
30th Loch Ba, am, 2xGolden Eagle. Wt Eagle. 2 Red-throated Diver. 3 Tree Pipit. 2 Redstart
Ensay Burn, 7:30, Short-eared Owl, Ballygown Bay, 8pm, m Hen Harrier. Grahame Bentley et al Richmondshire & Hambleton Local Group
28th - Loch Ba: Cold wind and squally, wintry showers suppressed bird activity, but male Redstart braved the elements to sing; seven immaculate Golden Plover, several Common Snipe, six Goosander (one drake), a pair of Red-breasted Mergansers and five White-tailed Eagles over Ben Talaidh 
28th Loch Spelve, nr Coggan. 2×Black-throated Diver, Whinchat, fem Hen Harrier, House Martins, Cuckoo on power wires. Jane Towler, Grahame Bentley, Ted Cooper, Mick and Kath Crawford
28th 2 Golden plover loch na Keal,lochdon cuckoo Simon Smith
28th Calgary bay we had Bottle Nose Dolphins, Grey Seal and Gannets Feeding. Loch Tuath  2 White Tailed and a Golden Eagle Fly over. Loch Na Keal, t a small flock of Twite, 1 White Tailed Eagle and Great Northern Diver in near full Summer Plumage. Salen to Tobermory Grey Seal on the Rocks. Thanks for the Isle of Mull Bird Report I bought it has been a very valuable asset.Kevin Topping (Lancashire)
28th Killiechronan: Iceland gull still present, Sandmartins, a pair of Linnets, lots of Black headed gulls. Alan
27th Female Hen Harrier, Dervaig, 26th Iceland Gull, Loch na Keal head, Slavonian Grebe, Loch na Keal, Grahame Bentley, Jane Towler, Ted Cooper, 
27th - Aros Park Four singing male Blackcaps, one singing Wood Warbler and one Chiffchaff in song along coastal path from Tobermory to park centre this morning. 
27th  1 Golden Eagle 2nd year flew over Beinn Fhada this morning in very bad weather, Hen Harrier very close views further along the road (picture attached). Whimbrell near Tiroran House, several Common Snadpiper along the shore of Loch Na Keal, lots of Wheatear and Meadow Pippit, a few Gray Wagtails around and several buzzards. Kevin Topping (Lancashire)
27th: Treshnish, flock of 9 Whimbrel flying south towards Port Haunn and 2 hours later 14 feeding at Haunn, 1 White Wagtail at Dun Haunn. Prasad 
27th Grasspoint: two Whinchat here today, Carol Ward
26th Gruline: first Whinchat of the year seen today  Carolyn & Barry Whenman
26th - Langamull: Peregrine (prob. male) seen twice, two White Wagtails, 10+ Wheatears, single Turnstone, single Whimbrel and four Gannets fishing close inshore.
26th Male Hen Harrier hunting at Grasspoint,also Loch Buie four turnstone visitor Simon Smith
26th  Loch Frisa, sightings: a male and female hen harrier showing very well facing the car park as you fist go on to it, they were chasing off a buzzard. also a Stonechat, and Williow warblers, and  Tree Pipit, l Wood Warbler, Chaffinch, and Cuckoo calling. Kevin Topping (from Lancashire)
26th Velvet scoter again in Loch Na Keal and our first Gt Skua of the season. 
24th an Osprey soaring high over Scallastle/Garmony ridge into clouds. Dave Sexton
24th Staffa: c20 Purple sandpiper - (all birds moulting into summer plumage), Great Skua - 6 offshore between Lunga and Staffa, Whimbrel - 25 in Sound of Mull as we headed back to Tobermory, Manx Shearwater - 300+ nr Treshnish Isles, Short-eared Owl - 1 on posts nr 3 lochs viewpoint, Blackcap - 1 male in garden of Pennyghael Hotel, Great Northern Diver - 9 Loch Scridain.  Steve Grimwade Swallowbirding.co.uk
24th - Beinn Talaidh No fewer than 10 White-tailed Eagles in the air together (some talon grappling) over the summit this afternoon.
24th - Loch Ba Two singing male Redstarts, two displaying Tree Pipits, a pair of Grey Wagtails, a pair of Mistle Thrushes, an extremely vibrant male Wheatear (Greenland race or just very bright British bird?) and seven Golden Plover were among the bird highlights of our walk today. 
23rd Tobermory - 2 Whitethroat outskirts of Tobermory near the Glengorm road crossroads -  Mike Wagemakers
23rd - Loch Frisa (Dervaig end) Male Grasshopper Warbler reeling and two roding Woodcock at dusk; male Tawny Owl singing at Loch Torr. Stuart Gibson and Ruth Fleming
23rd  Grasspoint. Tree Pipit. Blackcap and Cuckoo heard. Colin Green.
Iona. Corncrake. SW of Abbey. c15 Turnstone in breeding plumage. Pennyghael, Loch Scridain. Trevor and Sue Littlewood. Thanks for the information on your website. Heading home tomorrow.
22nd - Ardmore Forest, near Tobermory: An evening of avian acoustics produced a calling Long-eared Owl and a roding Woodcock at 9.30.pm.   Park at former car park area where trees have been clear-felled and walk towards and past the metal gate. As the track begins to descend, the Long-eared Owl was calling from trees to the right. The Woodcock was roding over the area between the car park area and metal gate. Stuart Gibson and Ruth Fleming
22nd Langamull, 1 Little Tern on the rocks (still present when i left at 7pm) one White Wagtail also at Langamull Prasad 

Little Tern by Prasad 
22nd  Grasspoint. Blackcap calling from woods. GS Woodpecker Stonechat  Jay and WT Eagle in tree.
Gorton road end, Lochdon. Tree Pipit. Sound of Mull. 2 GN Diver.Colin Green
22nd Bunessan: A dozen or so swallows feeding over our lochan - suidhe, bunessan. Tony Jefree
22nd Lochdon: a male Blackcap singing in our garden this afternoon. We've just returned from Croggan, and along the road between the mussel farm and the outskirts of Lochdon I picked up on two Hooded Crows mobbing a Short-eared Owl. They were giving the owl a hard time until its mate arrived and evened the odds! The pair then spiralled off, very high, and were there for several minutes.  Andrew Oldacre
22nd Pennygowan: Glenforsa Cottage, a 'rare' Nuthatch was feeding in the garden on 19th. Pete Dyson
22nd - Tobermory: Lunchtime serenade : male Blackcap singing near foot of Prison Brae is probably the same bird as heard by Richard and Liz. Stuart Gibson
21st Iona: A passenger  on my bus tour reported hearing a corncrake on Iona today. Chris, (Craignure)
21st. Sound of Iona. G N Diver 1 Manx Shearwater headind north. Iona. 2 Corncrake heard south of track to Trig Point. Fidden. 100+ Golden Plover in field to east.Colin Green
20th Our last night on Mull before returning home. Cuckoo calling on and off for about 20 minutes from around 6-30pm on north side of Loch Na Keal , in the woods on the hillside  Thought you might be interested for your excellent web site and sightings page. Andy Blagden
20th - Tobermory Male Blackcap in song along Back Brae in evening.Stuart Gibson
20th Tobermory: We haven't seen or heard the Blackcaps behind our Guest House on Main Street, Tobermory since early January but the male has been 'warming up' over the last three days with brief snatches of song and today he is singing 'properly'. Richard & Liz Airey. Harbour Guest House
20th Scallastle. Several Ringed Plover, 2 GN Diver, Wheatear, Com Sandpiper. Loch Peallach north end from B8073, 3 Red th Diver 2 male Goldeneye. Loch na Keal. 1 Slavonian Grebe, Black Guillemot, 2 GN Diver.
Garmony. 2 pr Wigeon 1 male Goosander.Colin Green
20th Approx 50 sand martins at Glenforsa this morning. Our male and female yellowhammer around - fingers crossed  Debby
19th - Craignure. 27 Pink-footed Geese - N over Craignure at 11.30 hrs; two House Martins over Village Hall; single Common Sandpiper; two Great Northern Divers (one in full s/p), three (2 mm) Red-breasted Mergansers and a Shelduck. 
19th Fidden: About 150 golden plover today. Colin Moody
19th - Tobermory The now resident Magpie was in the Mull Magic garden this evening.
18th. Magpie on north shore of Loch Spelve. Trevor and Susan Littlewood.
19th April. Golden Eagle. Creach Beinn, Loch Spelve. Colin Green Trevor Littlewood Susan Littlewood18th we had a Magpie alongside the main road, just beyond the timber pier at Fishnish. Pete 
18th Loch na Keal.  Wheatear and many Willow Warbler. 8 Slavonian Grebe 2 G N Diver,  Golden Eagle sightings including one low overhead, small flock of Rock Dove several Com Sandpiper Redshank and Dipper at Knock Bridge. Colin Green
18th - Loch na Keal 2nd W/S Iceland Gull at Knock at sunset. Stuart Gibson and Ewan Miles
18th Wood warbler signing in Aros park this morning. Dark phases arctic skua harassing feeding manx shearwater and a string of 75-100 pink-footed geese heading north. First minke whale of the season and eight basking sharks (All in waters north west of Mull) Ewan Miles
18th - Scallastle Singing male Redstart, displaying Tree Pipit and singing Goldfinch.
18th - Garmony Singing Tree Pipit and several Lesser Redpolls. Stuart Gibson 
17th Grasspoint: l. Sparrowhawk at start of woods. Pair of Stonechat just after last parking area, Golden Eagle directly overhead, Pair Raven, singing Willow Warblers, Cuckoo and WT Eagle in tree on skyline. Colin Green, Nuneaton. Visiting Birder.
17th  Common Sandpippier at the sheep fank under Ben More. Colin
17th Cuckoo calling in Bunessan wood. Tony Jefree
16th Loch na Keal: a 2nd year Iceland Gull at the head of the loch and a Short eared Owl on the north side of Ben More this evening. Ewan Miles. 
16th - North Mull:  Two Short-eared Owls, North end of Loch Frisa, where a Barn Owl heard screeching in twilight; male Tawny Owl seen and heard, Loch Torr; and a calling Long-eared Owl at Ardmore. Two female/ringtail Hen Harriers were also at North end of Loch Frisa, where a Willow Warbler was in song and a Lesser Redpoll flew over. Four Goldeneye were displaying on Loch Torr, where a roding Woodcock was also observed. A potential family of otters (bitch and two cubs?) was seen at a freshwater location in North Mull.
As if this wasn't enough, we enjoyed the stunning sight of the conjunction of Venus with the Pleiades open star cluster amidst the glorious backdrop of an intense showing of the Aurora borealis. What an evening that was!
Stuart Gibson and Ewan Miles
16th Pair of Common Sandpiper calling and displaying Killiechronan. Knock golden eagles seen mating, female in and out of nest. Swallow and sand martin seen at various locations. Mike Wagemakers & Carol Marshall
16th April Lots of Willow Warbler around today and 1 Cuckoo at Killunaig. Bryan Rains 
13th Iona: A flock of 12 golden plover were on the machair on west side of Iona this morning. visitor  Althea Mapplewick
12th Treshnish: 12 Golden Plovers, 1 Merlin, 2-3 Short-eared Owls, prasad. 
11th  3 Common Scoter on Loch Scridain  Bryan Rains 
10th Gannet in the sound off Craignure this evening. Chris & Sian
7th  1 Chiffchaff at Craignure, 8th 20 Wheatear, Loch na Keal, 9th 1 Willow Warbler, Loch Beg,
9th 5 Greenshank, Loch Scridain, 10th 4 Sand Martin, Glen Aros)10th 2 Willow Warbler, Fishnish.  Craig Round...
10th Loch Frisa: two male Short eared Owls hunting the low light north side of Loch Frisalast night with wing clapping and calling heard. Drumming Snipe and roding Woodcock also provided a wonderful soundscape. Ewan Miles. 
9th 2 Sand martins  at Laggan Sands, Loch Buie; 100+ Razorbills on Loch na Keal. Jim & Linda Hurles
9th - Tobermory. A ghost-like 2nd W Iceland Gull was in the harbour this morning; a further bird (1st W/S) was in Bloody Bay pm; and there were two Puffins in the Sound of Mull, off Ardmore. Stuart Gibson
9th Had my first chiffchaff calling in Aros park this morning.  Rachel French
7th Apr Loch Beg 1 Greenland White-fronted Goose, 8 Whooper Swan. 9th Apr Loch Scridain 1 Chiffchaff. Gribun 1 Swallow. Bryan Rains 
8th A skein of 25 white-fronted geese north of Loch Cuin at 11am. Ewan 
9th Single swallow at Dervaig today. Debby
5th Golden and White Tailed Eagles at Loch Na Keal and Loch Ba, a couple of Treecreepers. Craignure two Black Guillemot  Dave Smith
 7th - Offshore An immature Glaucous Gull heading North over open sea, North of Isle of Coll; an immature Iceland Gull feeding on discards from fishing vessel in Sound of Mull, near Glengorm. Stuart Gibson
7th Saw a Comon Sandpiper by the old boathouse on Loch Na Keal. Martin Keivers. 
6th Loch na Keal: Peregine Falcon, Golden Eagle, a few Baracle geese were still on Inch Kenneth. alarge raft of Eider close to the fish cages. Alan
5th Fidden: One swallow flew across Fidden beach this morning.Carol Marshall
5th Loch Torr: 4th Loch Torr - Pair Goosander, 3 goldeneye, little grebe.  Mishnish - single goldeneye and little grebe. Mike Wagemaker and Carole Marshall
2nd Loch na Keal: a 'rare' Velvet Scoter was on Loch na Keal, seen by visitor Paul Thomas  and by Martin on Lady Jane who also saw 25 Greart norther Diver and rafts of Razorbill plus two Iceland gulls following the boat.
2nd Loch na Keal (viewed north shore): 5 Red-throated Diver (2 in summer plumage),  1 Black-throated Diver (winter plumage with large raft of GN Divers), 28+ Great Northern Diver, 8 Razorbill, 3 Black Guillimot, 21+ Slavonian Grebe and 3 Otter. Paul Thomas
1st Killiechronan: 1 Jay, 2 adult Sea Eagle, 2ndW Iceland Gull. Laggan Bay: 2 Wheatear (pair), adult male Golden Eagle. Paul Thomas
1st Loch na Keal: a flying Red throated Diver, a pair of Gooseamnder, a single 1st w Iceland Gull and a distant Slavonian Grebe. Dipper at Knock. Alan

Latest reports for April 2014
27th: a single Chough at 7.30pm at Haunn Liz Summers
29th Apr Loch Scridain 2 Common Scoter, 4 Whimbrel, 1 RT Diver. Carsaig 1 Whinchat. Pennyghael 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Cuckoo, 10 Turnstone.
30th Apr Ardura 2 Woodcoc Bryan Rains Wild About Mull
30th This Red Grouse was seen today at the top of Beinn Creagach, Isle of Ulva. Also a distant view of a male Hen Harrier over the South Side, and a Cuckoo calling. Roger Craven
Mouth of Loch Cuin 10 Whimbrel flying over and 6 Great Northern Divers in varying stages of summer plumage.
29th Grasshopper warbler and sedge warbler heard singing on track to Camas (28th) and lovely close up view of great northern diver fishing in summer plumage at Uisken last night (29th). Emily Wilkins
29th Two white wagtails roosting on Sula Beag moored in Tobermory harbour. Ewan Ewans Blog
29th April - Craignure Six Great Northern Divers (only one in full summer plumage) in Sound of Mull; single Whimbrel; and 3 singing male Blackcaps (one behind main car park and others in Torosay woods)
Ruth Fleming Mull Magic Wildlife Walks
28th first Sedge warbler of the year at Dervaig Reed beds  and 2 Cuckoos seen at Reudle also my first of the year. Arthur.  Discover Mull Tours
27th Swallow over Seaview in Salen today also Cuckoo at Craignure golf course yesterday Helen and Iain King
26th Loch na Keal: a single Black throated diver, five summer plumaged Great northern Divers, a small flock of six Twite and a pair of Linnets. Alan (mullbirds)
26th April Iona - Corncrake, Linnet, Twite, 20 Eider Duck and 3 Whimbrel. At Fidden there was a flock of 50 Golden Plover. Arthur & Pam Discover Mull Tours
24th- Grasspoint- 1 Cuckoo, 1 WT eagle. Lochbuie - Common Sandpiper, 2 RT Diver displaying, 4 BT Diver & 2 GN Diver. 1 Cuckoo. Alan Hitchmough
25th- Aros Park - 1 Wood Warbler singing. Calgary- 2 Common Sandpiper. Alan Hitchmough 
24th - Loch Cuin Six Turnstones and two Whimbrels at Loch Cuin, and an immaculate summer plumaged 'alpina' race Dunlin at Port na Ba; single White Wagtail at Langamull. Ruth Fleming
24th I did my early BBS visit at Fidden this morning, and was rewarded with the sight of around 150 golden plovers feeding in the lambing fields!  Rather special...Emily Wilkins Ranger - South Mull
24th The adult Iceland Gull was still about today on Loch Na Keal Martin white tailed eagle boat trips
23rd - ringtail harrier near bunessan, single whooper ar harrison loch, stonechat at scoor, also one pair of tufted and one pair of little grebe there, single twite on iona, small numbers of dunlin and ringed plover plus a single sanderling, also small numbers of kittiwakes late afternoon fishing in the sound plus a sandwich tern and a few razorbills. In addition, hares boxing at fidden, one in half winter coat, approx 7 or 8 falllow deer at knock, Tony & Jan jenkins
24th - 6 whimbel arrived at fidden early morning along with a few redshank, Male harrier along road east of bunessan, greenfinch near suide self catering cottages.Tony & Jan jenkins
23rd  Glen More 1 Cuckoo, 1 Tree Pipit. Gribun 4 House Martin. Loch Scridain 2 Common Scoter, 4 RT Diver. Wild About Mull
24th  Loch Beg 2 Knot. Bryan Rains. Wild About Mull
24th April Loch Ba,   5 Tree Pipit, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 summer plumaged Slavonian Grebe, 1 Golden Eagle, 1 adult White-tailed Eagle, 1 Tufted Duck, 6+ Common Sandpiper
2 White-tailed Eagle in flight south end of Gleinn Sillisdeir 7 GN Diver Loch Scridain, 1 male Hen Harrier flew north over the road west of Bunessan...Jonathan, visiting from Leeds
23rd  1 male Hen Harrier Lochdon Grasspoint area: 4+ Tree Pipit on approach road 2 Golden Eagle inland from Grasspoint..
Loch Spelve area: 2 GN Diver on loch, 2 distant Hen Harrier seen looking NE from the road along the western shore of the loch. Also 1 immature White-tailed Eagle in same area, Loch Scridain: 6 GN Diver
22nd  Iona 1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling for a short time in grounds of St Columba Hotel and seen well but briefly; 3 Corncrake heard calling. One by the fire station and two in iris beds by the abbey,  3 GN Diver
21st 4 GN Diver and 2 summer plumaged RT Diver Loch na Keal; 2 WT Eagle 1 Golden Eagle Gleann Sellisdeir; 1 ringtail Hen Harrier  in Glen More; 3 GN Diver Pennyghael
20th  1 Whimbrel, 1 GN Diver, 1 RT Diver Ardalanish Bay
19th 1 WT Eagle 1 Golden Eagle Pennyghael; 1 male Hen Harrier Bunessan. Jonathan, visiting from Leeds
27th An adult Iceland Gull, Loch Na Keal today 
22nd April - Loch Ba Three singing male Tree Pipits, a male Blackcap, two pairs of Goosanders on loch and 12 Golden Plovers (at least seven of which were Northern race 'altifrons') were among the highlights of our walk today. Ruth Fleming 
21st April - Loch na Keal Two late remaining Summer plumaged Slavonian Grebes at Knock end of loch.Andy T, Ewan M and Stuart G.
20th- Calgary 1 GN Diver, 12 Sand Martin, 1 Shag. Tobermory - 1 Tawny Owl calling, 3 House Martin, 10 Sand Martin. 1 Common Sandpiper - Loch Na Keal. Alan Hitchmough
21st- Glengorm, 120 Meadow Pipit in one flock moving North East. 3 Crossbill, 2 Wheatear. Tobermory - 12 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 8 Sand Martin. Alan Hitchmough
22nd A good afternoon on the lane in to Grasspoint.    3 golden Eagle hunting together along ridge line Got nice photo of one.    A white tailed eagle sat on tree on ridge line went for a short flight, mobbed, and sat on grass on ridge line.    hen harrier (not known m or f).  Buzzard. Kestrel raven swallow and yellowhammer. Ted Humphreys
21st 5 rock pipits and a wheatear at craignure.    The lane in to Grasspoint full of birdsong from trees on both sides this morning.  No sign of cuckoo from last night.    2 great spotted woodpeckers drumming.    Buzzard overhead.    At the point 2 tree pipits a male stonechat 3 willow warblers and 3 curlew. Ted Humphreys
21st Heard a cuckoo on Easter day at Knock. Juliet Vines
21st 2 common sandpiper at loch an keal this afternoon Single swallow at Grasspoint. Ted humphreys
20th a single Pomarine Skua , 2 Arctic and a Great Skua off the north coast of the isle yesterday evening. Ewan 
20th WT Eagle this morning over Tobermory heading West. 7 Raven also. At Calgary first Male Redstart and Rock Pipit. Alan Hitchmough.
20th The Mull Magpie. I Have seen it proof picture to follow Arthur 
20th Male hen harrier at 8.25 pm tonight near lane in to Grasspoint.  He was heading towards Grasspoint no doubt to roost. Ted humphreys
16th Apr Loch Beg 1 Common Sandpiper. Fidden 50 Golden Plover, 1 Twite. 
18th Apr Loch Scridain 4 RT Diver, 2 Common Scoter, 3 Yellowhammer.Fidden 150 Golden Plover.Bryan Rains. 
Some of our sightings which may be of some interest . 
13th April – Sparrowhawk perched on post just outside of Pennyghael near forest.  Pair Ringed Plover on shore of Loch Scridain. Small flock of Redwing Glen Forsa Airstrip. Merlin flying along shore near Salen old Pier.

Great northern Diver and Twite by Mick and Sylvia Brennan.
14th April - 20+ Whoopers Loch Poit na h-l Summer Plumage Gt. Nth. Diver offshore on Iona.  Small flock of Twite near beach on Iona.
15th April – 4 Crossbill on Old Cemetery walk at Salen.  Greenshank and Common Sandpiper together on shore of Loch Scridain not far from Killiemore together with single Twite near farm. Merlin along track at Glenforsa to Kilbeg. Red Throated Diver and 1 Slavonian Grebe on Loch Ba.  Tree Pipit on walk to Loch Ba.
18th April – 14 Turnstone on shore of Loch Scridain near Pennyghael bridge/hotel. 2 Gannets, 2 Razorbill and single guillemot sound of Iona.Numerous Golden, Sea and Hen Harriers seen over week but only 2 short eared owls. Mick and Sylvia Brennan.
19th a pair of Peregrines today over the hill at the back of Lainne Sgeir inter-acting with a Raven.
Arthur and Pam. 
19th I'm a visiting birder from Hilbre Bird Observatory staying at Blacksmiths Cottage, Tobermory.
One Osprey over this evening, also 16 Sand Martin earlier. Alan Hitchmough.Merseyside Ringing Group
19th Four willow warblers, stonechat male, wheatear, kestrel, and 2 white tailed eagles at grass point with male and female harrier near the main road on left turn from grass point. Ted Humphreys
18th Iona: the first Corncrake of the year was heard on Iona this morning. Sr Jean Lawson
15th Croggan: We heard our first cuckoo, of the year at Croggan! Mull First.  Jim & Linda Hurles
16th April - Torosay 2 White Wagtails, 2 singing Willow Warblers, singing Chiffchaff, single Swallow, single Sand Martin, and a lone Common Sandpiper; three Great Northern Divers offshore and Great Spotted Woodpecker calling in nearby woodland.Ruth Fleming. 
16th Glengorm: Solitary Manx Shearwater off Glengorm. Ewan 
16th Discover Mull Tours phoned in a (2nd)  Common Sandpiper sighting this morning Arthur and Pam Brown
16th Lochdon; Dave Whiteley called in to report an Osprey fishing successfully on the loch at the Gorsten end at 09:00-10:00 hrs today.  Dave Whiteley, visitor from Cheshire. Osprey Pix here
16th Lochdon Our Osprey was also seen by Margaret Bristow another visitor

Osprey fishing over Lochdon 25th May 2008  (as)
15th Loch na Keal:  birds on our local patch today. Golden eagle, white tailed eagle, gt northern diver, common scoter, razorbill, guillemott. Our first swallow of 2014 at Ulva ferry and several singing willow warblers on the way home. 
15th Fishnish Bay.The first Common Sandpiper of the year seen here today by Pete Hall and his group. Also a whimbrel showing very well. 
12th Tobermory. a singing Blackcap and Mike Shepherd can rightfully claim to be the first person on Mull to see a Magpie at its nest. (not good news for the local bird population)  Mike Shepherd
11th April - Isle of Ulva 1st W/S immature Glaucous Gull at fish farm on south shore of island, along with 23 Kittiwakes, including single 1st S immature; singing male Chiffchaff and two Wheatears (male and female) were only Summer migrants recorded. Ruth Fleming
11th Salen Bay; 7 Eider. Loch na Keal; 1 imm/fem Velvet Scoter, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Twite, adult Sea Eagle. Loch Ba; 1 RT Diver, 3 Goosander, 6 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Golden Eagle, 1 Sea Eagle, 1 Sparrowhawk. Paul Thomas
11th Ulva Ferry a 'pair' of Jackdaws was unusual here Arthur Brown
10th Loch na Keal; 1st winter Iceland Gull, 1 RT Diver, 5 GN Diver, 6 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Golden Eagle displaying, 1 Sea Eagle adult (right wing yellow tag black circle), Greenshank, 4 Ringed Plover. Loch Don; Female Hen Harrier, 3 SE Owl, 5 Snipe chipping. Paul Thomas
9th Carsaig; adult Gannet flew west, 4 GN Diver, 2 Black Guillemot. Loch Assapol; 2 Whooper Swan, pair Tufted Duck. Fidden; male Hen Harrier flew low and flushed a Snipe, also 4 Mountain Hare along shoreline here. Paul Thomas.
8th our first sighting of house martins in good numbers in their usual place near Glen Seilisdier.
Pete. 
8th Grasspoint, single Swallow; Loch Don, 5 Hen Harrier (pair together, two ringtails together - a juv male and juv female, single male hunting in quite different area to the pair Paul Thomas
8th - Tobermory Three House Martins over Rockfield and an immature White-tailed Eagle right over the heads of our guests this afternoon. The local Magpie is showing signs of getting broody. It has been seen carrying sticks into a Sitka Spruce adjacent to the Mull Magic garden. All it has to do is find a mate! 
7th April 1st winter Iceland Gull, pair Goosander, pair Red-breasted Merganser, adult Golden Eagle, adult Sea Eagle, pair Buzzard, pair Kestrel, Sparrowhawk. Paul Thomas
7th April - Loch Ba Six Crossbills feeding on ripening Scots Pine cones; singing Chiffchaff in unlikely habitat, so likely to be a passage migrant; a Winter/imm. Black-throated Diver on loch; two Red-throated Divers; two pairs of Goldeneye; a pair of Grey Wagtails; three Slavonian Grebes;  and flock of 12 Siskins feeding on birch. Ruth Fleming. 
7th on my Tour today we saw our first swallow of the year at Penygown, our first willow warbler at Killiechronan camp site, and a raft of 120 Eider ducks by the fish farm in front of Inch Kenneth  Pete 
7th Lochdon: The Black Swan has appeared on Lochdon, it was first seen on 7th Mishnish on 7th March,  Alan
6th Lochdon: a male Blackcap visited my garden today. Alan
5th Sparrowhawk, Suidhe, Bunessan Tony Jefree
5th Craignure: Just listening to the first Willow Warbler of the year, at home in Craignure- can’t get a good look at it yet! Also a Chiffchaff at Torosay on 26th March. Sian Scott 
4th Loch na Keal:  2 white tailed eagles, 1 golden eagle 12 great northern divers and a 1st winter glaucous gull, common seal and eurasian otter. 
(Earlier report) photos of a possible Lesser Canada Goose (B. c. parvipes) that we saw with two Canada Geese (B. canadensis) while on Iona on 10th March.
This individual is considerably smaller than the other two birds (which look like a pair). I have contacted Jim Dickson to ask his opinion on the credibility of this being a small race Canada Goose and, although he is cautious with regard to this race being particularly hard to identify, he reckons that it could very well be a parvipes.

Hybrid Goose photo by Colin Moody          possible lesser Canada Goose by Stuart Gibson

4th April - Tobermory Magpie. Enough said!.  Ruth Fleming
3rd April - Tobermory: The loneliest bird on Mull, the Tobermory Magpie was in the vicinity of the Mull Magic garden today. Ruth Fleming. 
3rd April Loch Beg 1 Slavonian Grebe, 3 Whooper Swan. Pennyghael 1 Chiffchaff. Bryan Rains 
01681 7042292nd : a large group of Eider ducks both male and female by the fish farm in front of Inch Kenneth l. These are the first I have seen this year. Pete
3rd Single swallowat Torloisk this afternoon.  2 Water rail calling from the swamp in the garden.  Male Reed bunting still visiting the garden. Debby Thorne
1st April - Loch Ba: Three stunning Slavonian Grebes, two Red-throated Divers, two Iceland Gulls, single Whooper Swan, 6+ Golden Plovers and three Redwings.Ruth Fleming. 
2nd Ulva Ferry: a Hybred Canada-Greylag goose with Greylags. Glengorm Bullfinches. Alan
1st April Glen More 20 Redwing. Loch Beg 2 Crossbill. Killunaig 2 Sand Martin.  Bryan Rains 
1st 8 Sand Martins  up high this morning, they moved over towards Gruline.Colin Moody
1st  Barn owl flying over Suidhe, Bunessan at dusk. Tony Jefree
31st  Fidden 3 Linnet. Uisken 20 Fieldfare. Loch Beg 2 Crossbill, 1 RT Diver l



Latest reports for April 2013
30th 3 Dunlin at Dervaig, a Great Skua at Cailaich and Linnets at Torloisk today.Cuckoos near the Loch Frisa track Salen end and a pair of Grey Wagtails at Aros Bridge.  Arthur
30th At least 4 Tree Pipits at Loch Frisa, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit at Dervaig, 2 White Wagtails at Calgary, 1 Whitethroat at Treshnish, 1 Black-tailed Godwit at Dervaig. Prasad. 
29th - Loch Ba: 50+ Siskins (in small groups of 5+ birds) in birches; large nos Meadow Pipits on woodland floor; Willow Warblers actively feeding in cold, blustery wind rather than singing; 10 Golden Plovers in sheep pasture; and three Red-breasted Mergansers and pair of Goosanders on loch.Ruth Fleming 
28th Salen 40 Summer-plumaged Black-tailed Godwits around Glenforsa airstrip, last seen migrating North-West across the Sound of Mull at 12.45pm; Three Great Northern Divers and single White Wagtail, Salen pier. 28thTorosay Three Great Northern Divers; three Whimbrel, 6 White Wagtails and a pair of Grey Wagtails along shore, where, strangely, four individual Willow Warblers were observed feeding on the seaweed washed up at the high tide mark! Ruth Fleming 
28th At Loch Spelve (from main road just before mussel farm) today we saw a pair of Whinchats and a male Hen Harrier. Richard & Liz Airey
28th - Good day out with over 60 birds, highlights being pair summer plumage Black-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel and Golden Plover at Fidden; Red Throated Diver at Assapol; 100+ Redshank at Kinloch; Hen Harriers in the Glen and 5 Golden Eagles interacting over Beinn Talaidh.  The Whooper swans still on Loch Pottie (several weeks now) and second pair also on Harrison's Loch.  Mike Wagemakers, 
27th Torosay. 3 Great Northern Divers, 2 pairs of Red-breasted Mergansers, five Whimbrel, single Greenshank, 3 Wheatears, 3 White Wagtails, a pair of Grey Wagtails and 2 Linnets.
27th Ardnacross A ringtail Hen Harrier flew across the road in front of the car this evening.
Ruth Fleming. 
27th Penmore: This afternoon,at the same time, on my nut feeder were a Blackcap, a Siskin, a Goldfinch and a Blue tit. I also have a pair of Great spoted Woodpeckers coming several times a day. Very poor lambing here, the ewes are just dropping them and walking away...and the Sea-eagles and Buzzards are circling waiting. Sylvia Swift.  Penmore
25th  Pair of Reed Buntings and a male Stonechat on first part of walk to Camus. 1 Golden Plover Ardanalish beach on 24th and 25th.  Then a flock of around 25 Golden Plover flying over fields in front of Ardachy House Hotel. 2 Shelduck on beach. 2 Great Northern Divers off-shore.
24th. 12 Whimbrel and quite a few Lapwing at  Fidden. Two pairs Mergansers at Knockvologan and 2 Guillemots. 23rd  Female Hen Harrier quartering in front of Ardachy house Hotel in evening. 2 Redpoll on path down to Ardanalish beach 22nd. Male Great Northern Diver very close to shore off Uisken. 2 Whoopers on Loch Pottie.  Bob Wagner Ardachy
24th - Torosay Male Chiffchaff in song in Castle woodlands, where a Great Spotted Woodpecker was calling; three pairs of Greylag Geese, three pairs of Common Sandpipers, two pairs of Shelduck and a pair of Grey Wagtails; two passage Whimbrel and a migratory flock of 30 Redshank  were seen along the shore. Ruth Fleming
25th April Loch Beg 2 Whinchat, 1 Cuckoo.
25th 2 pairs of Eider in Glenforsa Bay this morning. Redpoll and 6 yellowhammers in the garden
Debby
24th - Craignure. A male 'Blue-headed' Wagtail (M. flava flava) provided a cameo role on our walk today before flying off over the camp site. Four different wagtails in a day on the Isle of Mull is not something that we can lay claim to very often : White Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail and Yellow Wagtail!.  Ruth Fleming
24th April Loch Scridain 5 Brent Geese. Fidden 10 Whimbrel, 20 Golden Plover. Pottie 2 Whooper Swan.
18th April Loch Scidain 1 Arctic Tern, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 male Common Scoter.Bryan Rains
23rd April Assapol 1 Redwing. Pottie 2 Linnet, 2 Whooper Swan. Fidden 3 Twite, 1 Linnet, 2 Snipe.
19th April Carsaig 1 male Brambling. Bryan Rains 
23rd There was a fall of migrating Pied Wagtails at the Dervaig Reedbeds this evening with birds in all the bushes around the dustbin complex we counted over 70 but there were more in the Reedbeds itself, it was a terrific watch. Arthur & Pam. 
23rd Langamull, 31 Whimbrels flying west , 27 Golden Plovers at Cillchriosd, 1 White Wagtail at Calgary beach. prasad
22nd Treshnish, 26 Whimbrels flying southwest around Treshnish Point. prasad 
23rd Lochdon garden: a male Blackcap in my garden feeding on fat balls. John Preston
22nd a summer plumaged Red Throated Diver at Fishnish Bay. This evening a male Blackcap showed very well on our fat balls feeder in our garden.Pete Hall 
 21st April - Whimbrel at the head of loch Na Keal, White Wagtail at Knock, Male Merlin at Caliach point. Ewan
19th Iona: the first returning Corncrake heard today. Sr Jean Lawson
22nd Treshnish Point, 1 Merlin, 53 Whimbrel flying south-west. prasad 
21st Loch Na Keil - 8+ Great Northern Divers, 2 Razorbill, 2 Black Guillemot, 1 Common Guillemot, Wheatear (lots), Female Redstart. Visiting birders, Trevor West & David Marshall
21st Torosay 3 G NDivers, Sound of Mull, with 3 Whimbrel and 2 White Wagtails along the Torosay shore  Ruth Fleming 
20th Loch Ba 2 Red-throated Divers and2 Slavonian Grebes were on the loch today with a pair of Red-breasted Mergansers. 6 to 8 Snipe were displaying in the marsh, alongside yesterday's remaining group of Golden Plovers. A single White Wagtail was with the more numerous Pied Wagtails on the shore, plus a  pair of Grey Wagtails. Ardnacross A solitary Lesser Black-backed Gull was with Common & Herring Gulls in the fields. Ruth Fleming 
20thTreshnish, 1 Cuckoo at schoolhouse.  Prasad
20th  my first Swallow today ,Willow Warblers by the river,spring must be here at Gruline at last. Mark
19th 2 Whimbrel still showing near the old boats near Salen together with a pair of Bullfinches.  At Fishnish Bay saw my first swallow of the year and heard my first cuckoo. A second cuckoo was heard from our garden in Craignure.  Pete Hall 
19th - Loch Ba/Glen Cannel 4 Slavonian Grebes, 3 Red-throated Divers and drake Red-breasted Merganser on the loch; 8 species of wader, including 3 pairs of Common Sandpipers, single pair of Redshank and displaying Ringed Plover and Snipe; flock of 15 Golden Plovers; seven newly returned Willow Warblers in song, 3  male Wheatears singing, Goldcrest, Treecreeper and Wood Pigeon in song; a pair of Grey Wagtails, 2 Sand Martins and 3+ Crossbills (inc. lovely crimson male) feeding in Scots Pine trees . Ruth Fleming 
19th Tobermory Two pairs of Bullfinches and a sub-singing Redwing along Erray Road, near the golf course this evening. Ruth Fleming 
19th Lochdon: this morning heard the first Cuckoo of the spring. Alan
18th Lochdon: first arrival of a single Swallow. roosting in my garage once again. Alan 
18th Treshnish, 2 Willow Warblers, 1 Blackcap, Lagganulva, 1 Peregrine Killiechronan, 2 Willow Warblers, 13 Slavonian Grebes, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit 
18th - Cillchriosd. 31 Golden Plovers in field near Dun and lots of flocks of passage Meadow Pipits throughout North Mull, including one flock of 50+ birds near the Standing Stone. Single Common Sandpiper at coast near Langamull. 
17th - Tobermory. A Common Sandpiper was on the shore opposite Main Street
16th: 1 Arctic Tern off Duart Castle heading up Sound of Mull. Prasad 
15th A single House Martin at Aros Bridge today  Pam 
16th Redwings at Torloisk and Ulva Ferry fish farm entrance, a Woodcock flew over  Crannich Farm and a Whimbrel by the boats at Aros. Lots of Sand Martins and Swallows at Killiechronan. A kittiwake at Cailaich and a Hare near woods by Mornish old school house.
8th April Kilfinichen 6 Common Snipe, 2 Yellowhammer.
9th April Glen Seilisdeir 1 Goldcrest by RSPB site.
12th April Loch Scridain 1 RT Diver. Fidden 1 male Northern Wheatear,
80 Barnacle Goose.Loch Assapol 1 SE Owl, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing. Loch Beg 2 SE Owl.
15th April Beach 1 Barn Swallow. Glrn More 4 SE Owl.
16th April  Pennyghael 2 Sand Martin outside the shop in the morning and 1 House Martin in the afternoon. Plenty of Hen Harrier in most locations and also good views of a pair of Golden Eagle locking talons - a first for me!. 
16th On my tour today we had our first Common Sandpipers - a pair showing very well on Loch Beg. Peter Hall 
16th Two Shelducks on the shore at Killiechronan this afternoon. Jan Fuller
15th April: South shore, Loch na Keal - 3 male and 2 female Wheatears, also 2 male Slavonian Grebes, 2nd/3rd year WTSE on beach, (no wing tags, missing several primaries) and buckets of Meadow Pipits and Rock Pipits.  Male Yellowhammer, Tobermory.
14th: Flock of Sand Martins, Mishnish Lochs. Sue and Maureen Hilder
15th Tobermory. First White Wagtail in Ledaig Car Park near pontoon and singing male Chiffchaff in Aros Park were highlights of our cruise ship walk this morning. 
15th:4 Goosander at Mishnish, 200+ Redwings at Achnadrish, nr Loch an Torr. Prasad 
14th Loch Pottie,  several Sand Martins back over the loch again, sign of spring perhaps, although the male adder seemed to be fairly 'chilled' out! - Mike Wagemakers. 
14th Calgary, 1 Black-throated Diver Prasad.
14th 3 Swallows at Killichronan today Martin
13th A great tick for the garden today - a male Reed Bunting - Richard saw it yesterday and said he had seen a '- luckily appeared today. Got a couple of pictures which will forward.  Drumming Snipe in our swamp too  Debby Thorne.
13th  Loch Spelve: 120 Pink-footed Geese heading North this lunchtime. 
12th - Tobermory. Male Yellowhammer singing near the Mull Magic garden. Ruth Fleming
13th  a Swallow -Loch Spelve - western bank - pair of white tailed sea eagles on the shore - took off as the car came over a rise. Loch Spelve - from the eastern bank - 2 mergansers. 2 great northern divers. Loch Uisg - three goldeneye - 2 goosander - duck and drake. Martin Jeffree
12th Reudle: 3 displaying Red Grousehere today. Ronnie Mckellican and Barry Forbes. visiting
12th 13 whooper swans in flight heading north west at Glengorm. Upto 6 Red Grouse display calling also Glengorm. Ewan
11th Glen More - 2 male hen harriers, Loch Ba - 1 slavonian grebe. 1 treecreeper. 2 ravens.  2 songthrush. Eastern end of Loch na Keal - 10+ slavonian grebes - all in summer plumage.  2 great northern divers - winter plumage.  1 drake goldeneye. 8 red breasted mergansers. 6 ringed plovers.  1 bar tailed godwit.  Teal, Curlew, oystercatchers, redshank etc. Loch Beg - eastern end of Loch Scridain - 1 greenshank.  Martin Jeffree
10th - Loch Ba Seven Slavonian Grebes in S plumage and a single f Goldeneye on loch today. Continued return of breeding Meadow Pipits and Skylarks to this site, but large numbers of breeding waders apparently displaced by wildfire on adjacent hillside. Ruth Fleming. 
9th Knock a 'pair' of Jays making a racket in the trees around the head of Loch Ba. 
9th Common Scoter in Loch Na Keal had a lone Gannet fishing at the head of the loch 1st this year. A few Razorbills gathering in pairs and Guillemotts arriving everyday now. Pleased to report the White-Tailed eagles OK after the fire. Martin. 
8th  Worthy of note on my tour yesterday were a pair of Whimbrel still showing in Salen bay by the old boats, a dipper still showing well at Knock Bridge and a pair of whooper swans on Loch Sguabain in Glen More. Pete Hall. 
8th-Lochdon just beyond bridge on Grasspoint road;2 Greenshank,2 Red-Breasted Mergansers (M+F), 2 Lapwing, 6 Teal and a White Tailed Eagle flying overhead were highlights on an hours watch.- Ronnie Mckellican and Barry Forbes . 
8th  Flocks of approx 100 each Lapwing and Golden Plover in fields at Killichronan, maybe because of grass fires above loch Ba. Martin 
7th Raven – Suidhe, nr Bunessan, Adult white tailed see eagle – Suide, Eider drake 3 and eider duck 1 – Loch na Lathaich. juv. Shag and adult cormorant – same place, 1 merganser drake and two merganser ducks from road towards Bunessan.  Martin Jeffree & Rebecca Jeffree
7th - Craignure  Single Whimbrel with eight Golden Plovers near golf course. A male Bullfinch singing near Tobermory golf course was a real rarity. Something that we've only ever heard less than a handful of times in 30 year  Ruth Flemming, Stuart Gibson.
6th Manx Shearwater feeding off Treshnish, 2 Great Skuas and a few Kittiwake seen out at sea today. Ewan Miles 
5th - Loch Ba  Four Slavonian Grebes, three Goosanders, 15 Golden Plovers and six Crossbills were among the highlights of our walk today. Our guests also enjoyed the experience of watching a male Goldcrest singing and a male Treecreeper in full song, a rare treat!.  Ruth Fleming, Stuart Gibson
3rd - Loch Ba  Strangely, we saw two Rock Pipits along the South shore of the loch today. Not the first time that we've seen this predominantly coastal species inland at this freshwater location. Ruth Fleming  Mull Magic Wildlife Walks5th Jay heard at Aros Park for the last few weeks and seen for the last two weeks. Alan Hodson 
4th Flock of approx 75 Barnacle Geese on Geasgill More yesterday. 4th Cheers Martin 
4th - Quinish headland 'Ringtail' Hen Harrier, five Great Northern Divers and four Teal were recorded on our walk today.  Ruth Fleming. Stuart Gibson 
4th Male wheatear Knock end of Loch na Keal. Jay still hanging around our garden (Salen) for last couple of weeks. Debbie Thorne 
3rd - Loch Ba  Ten Summer-plumaged Slavonian Grebes, four Goosanders (one drake) and two Red-throated Divers were among the highlights of our walk today. Ruth Fleming 
1st. A Whimbrel in the Aros Estuary. A male Hen Harrier hunting prior to the turn to Loch Spelve. 16 Whooper Swans on Loch Sguabain. Golden Eagle soaring above the middle section of Glen More. A female Goosander on Loch Na Keal.Liz Shrewsbury
31st March-: the Peregrine we saw on 29/3 in the same place in Dervaig near junction to The Old Byre. A White Tailed Eagle over Calgary Bay.

Latest reports for April 2012
30th  a male summer plumage long tailed duck under gribbunIsle of 
30th - Tobermory A Dipper was on the Tobermory burn nr the roundabout at the top of Eas Brae.
30th - Duart Castle An adult and an immature White-tailed Eagle competing against the fresh winds over the castle car park made for highly impressive viewing this morning.
30th - Lochdon Marshes A pair of Hen Harriers apparently hunting in tandem.
30th - Loch Buie Two Great Northern Divers on loch and an adult White-tailed Eagle hunting the slopes of Ben Buie p.m.; Singing male Blackcap and Chiffchaff in woods nr Moy Castle. Ruth Fleming 
30th Port Na Ba 4 Whimbrel.First Cuckoo calling at frachadil. Andrew Mortley
29th - 5 Red Throated Divers Loch Na Keal, Common Sandpipers at Laggan Ulva, a single Whimbrel at Laggan Ulva with 6 more in field at Gruline. A Peregrine Falcon Eas Force waterfall. 4 Hen Harriers at Loch Frisa.
(not birds), but 2 Adders at Reudle. Arthur & Pam Brown 
29th Treshnish, 1 hybrid Carrion/Hooded Crow at Haunn (has been since at least the 20th) and appears to be paired up with a Hoody, P 
29th Lochdon two Greenshank on the shore and it looks like we have breeding greylags. Alan
28th Iona: first report of calling Corncrake on Iona received today. visiting birders 
28th  Aros Park at 6-30am this morning 2 saw a Singing Chiffchaff and 2 Singing male Blackcaps. I managed to get a nice photo of one of the Blackcaps before the batteries in the camera died. Arthur
27th A list of birds seen off Cailaich Point at 7am this morning 2 Puffins, a single Great Skua, 24 Manx Shearwater, 26 Gannets, Razorbills and Guillemots, also Shags, and Fulmars, Distant Kittiwakes in good numbers and a White Wagtail all seen on an hours watching in the perishing cold.
At Calgary there was a single Great Northern Diver in breeding plumage and a Red Throated Diver flew overhead. Great mornings birding Arthur 
27th - Aros Park, Tobermory Up to six singing Blackcaps, two Chiffchaffs and a single Crossbill near the park's centre today.Ruth Fleming
25th Loch Spelve. 38 Pink-footed Geese flying NW, 4 immature White-tailed Eagles together over Cruach Ardura; a dazzling male Hen Harrier was hunting the Lochdon marshes bird today was a beautiful and confiding cock Reed Bunting, Ruth Fleming 
24th Treshnish: a Barn Owl present for the last 10 days. 
24th Loch Ba: male Redstart & Tree Pipits & a pair of Bullfinch at Ardrioch. Pam & Arthur 
24th Uisken: 3 Twite, 1 Whimbrel, Loch Bweg 2 Greenshank & Fidden 1 Golden Plover, Bryan Rains
23rd Glen More a Tree Pipit. 
21st Fionphort: a 1st winter Glaucous gull and 2 Common Scoter on Loch Scridain. Btyan Rains
24th Loch na Keal: Groups of up to 10 Red Throated Divers, Great Northern Divers coming into summer plumage. Adult and Juv WTSE (Adult only 5m away). Not birds but we also saw 5 Harbour Porpoise Common Seals and Otter. Martin Keivers 
24th Fantastic aurora last night 
22nd - Loch Spelve Hunting Short-eared Owl, Lochdon marshes; 8 Black Guillemots, 32 Eider, several Great Northern Divers, single Red-throated Diver, calling Cuckoo, singing Tree Pipit and two Swallows at Loch Spelve and 14 Eiders at Salen Bay were highlights of today's walk.
22nd - Tobermory A Golden Eagle glided lazily over the Mull Magic garden this evening. Not a bad one for the Garden List!  Ruth Fleming 
22nd Sub-adult Iceland Gull off Glengorm. Ewan.
22nd Have been seeing 2 Golden Plovers on the 2nd fairway at Craignure Golf Club. Also  a pair of Shelducks in Scallastle bay. Mary van Heerden - 
22nd A male Reed Bunting in reedbed on Loch na Keal at the end of kellan Farm drive. Arthur.
21st Loch Tuath, 1 Black-throated Diver off from Tostary.
21st Loch Ba Male Redstart & cock Mistle Thrush in song, pair of Grey Wagtails, flock of 40 Meadow Pipits, pair of Redshanks, 7 s/p Golden Plover, 2 pairs of Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 pairs of Greylag Goose, pair of Red-throated Divers & single s/p Slavonian Grebe were highlights of today's walk. 
20th Loch Ba. Male Cuckoo calling at Knock; Cock Redstart singing (1st) on chimney of ruined outbuilding, Benmore Lodge, then from nearby Coille na Sroine woods, where singing Tree Pipit also heard; 'Drumming' Great Spotted Woodpecker on Gruline side of loch and a male at Coille na Sroine; Four Common Sandpipers and a pair of Grey Wagtails on loch side; Three Golden Plovers at Knockantivore, where hybrid Carrion Crow/Hooded Crow seen; Pair of Red-throated Divers and single female Goldeneye were highlights on loch itself. Ruth Fleming.
15th Guests reported 4 Snow Buntings at Dùn Haunn at the same spot where the leucistic Wheatear is usually found. They assured me they were a more rounded shape than a Wheatear. 
19th at grasspoint. Greenshank, several willow warbler. Dave Fielder
18th pair of short-eared owls hunting over the grassland at Dervaig. 1 common sandpiper on Loch Na Keal
3 Snow Bunting on Ben More. Couldn't believe my eyes, but managed to get my book out while they were still in sight & identical patterns & colouring to the book. I notice your species list says you only get them in cold winters - it had snowed the day before. Dave Fielder 
19th  Tobermory. Single Jay seen in flight at Apper Mor. Ruth Fleming. 
19th Cuckoo at Killiechronan and 2 Swallows in Salen. Ewan Miles 
18th Two Black Throated Divers in Loch Mingery today. Ewan Miles 
18th Cuckoo seen (and heard)  just before the 'Scenic route to Salen'  turn, alongside the stream that runs parallel to the road, also 3 SEOs near the viewing point in Glen More. Oliver Woodman
18th Male hen harrier hunting over fields this evening at Suidhe, west of Bunessan. Tony Jefree
18th Lochdon I heard my first Cuckoo (1st on 8th) of the year Alan
16th saw my first Common Sandpiper (1st on 13th) opposite Inch Kenneth. (17th) a Short eared Owl near the sheep fanks by Loch na Keal and a party of Twite at Glen Seilisdeir. Pete Hall 
15th Fionnphort - Cuckoo heard today reported by Derek Crook - Mike Wagemakers
14thTobermory. 1st singing male Blackcap of the Spring at Back Brae. Ruth Fleming 
14th Barn Owl at 5.40 this morning on Salen to Craignure road just by the quarry. Andy
13th Treshnish, 1 Arctic Skua in Sound of Coll and Heron on nest in Treshnish woods 
13th Loch na Keal just west of Dhiseig -single Common Sandpiper (1st),  single Swallow @ Killichronan. Mike Wagemakers.
12th Glen More - 'Craig' Golden Eagles seen mating - a little late.  Mike Wagemakers 
12th Glen More - 8 young sea eagles in the air together. Two pairs of hen harriers, one at the Pennygael end of Glen More and one opposite the 3 Lochs. David and Felicity Pollard
12th Pair Goosander in Aros Bay this morning and beautiful Grey Wagtail at Eas Fors bridge. Andy Bayes
11th - Loch Ba. Highlights of our walk today included a first singing male Willow Warbler of the Spring, two drumming Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Red-throated Diver on the loch, five Goldeneye and a singing male Grey Wagtail. Ruth Fleming
11th at Glen Seilisdeir this afternoon delighted to hear a chiffchaff. Debby Thorne
11th April Loch Scridain 1 Willow Warbler. Bryan Rains. 
10th Treshnish, 2 Grey Wagtails at Ensay Burn mouth (my first since 2010)!
10th Langamull. White Wagtail (1st) of our season today. Ruth Fleming. 
10th  16 Whooper Swans on Loch an t-Suidhe, Bunessan. 8+ Ringed Plover, 8 Turnstones, 2 Shelduck, 2 Mountain Hares and 30+ Common Seals at Fidden, Stonechat at the turn for Salen scenic route in Glen More. Andy Bayes
9th April Fidden 1 ad Iceland Gull, 30 Barnacle Goose. Assapol 20 White-fronted Goose flying north, 4 Red-throated Diver, 1 Whooper Swan. Loch Scridain 4 Bottle-nosed Dolphin.
9th  Treshnish, the leucistic Wheatear (breeding Snow Bunting colours) and the Scandinavian Rock Pipit still present at Port Haunn. Prasad. 
8th Approx 30 Barnacle geese on Geasgill islands - Loch Na Keal. Martin Keivers. 
8th Caliach Point, 2 Manx Shearwaters (1st), 1 Great Skua. Prasad. 
8th Croig: a Cuckoo (1st) was seen and heard by Richard Atkinson and his group
7th, 2 Dippers 2 miles upstream from Aros bridge and 2 Greenshank in pool by Grasspoint bridge.
just taken this partly albino Pied Wagtail. (below) Andy Bayes
7th saw the Scandinavian race of Rock pipit at Port Haunn. , Prasad. 8
7th Treshnish, 1 Great Skua (1st) at Port Haunn, 3 Twite at Haunn, 1 Linnet at Treshnish cow-barn, leucistic Wheatear has been a round for a few days at Haunn Prasad 
6th Two Whooper Swans and Little Grebe on Mishnish lochs today. Andy Bayes
5th Iceland Gull Knock end South Shore Lock na Keal, Bar-tailed Godwit at Lagganulva Bay, 12 Sand Martins Killiechronan and a Merlin at Loch Torr. Arthur and Pam. 
5th Tobermory 36 Barnacle Geese flew East over Tobermory at mid-day. Ruth Fleming.
5th Loch Buie today, Great Spotted Woodpecker,  Redwing, 3 Great Northern Divers, 2 Red Throated Divers in Summer plumage, 4 Razorbills.Black Guillemot on Loch Spelve. Andy Bayes
3rd 2nd year Glaucous Gull at Fionnphort. Ewan Miles
3rd  Fionnphort 1 first winter Glaucous Gull, 3 Gannet.  Uisken 3 Snow Bunting. Loch Scridain 1 Northern Wheatear. Bryan Rains .
4th we saw swallows and house martins flying round at the campsite at the head of Loch na Keal. Diana Lawson
4th Tobermory. 2 Swallows over Tobermory Recycling Depot (first was on 27th March) and 3rd W Iceland Gull at Water Treatment Works. Ruth Fleming 
4th Guillemott, Black Guillemott, Razorbill, Shag, Gannets and a bonus pair of Red Throated Divers at the entrance to Ulva Sound today. Martin 
3rd 4 Wigeon in Aros Bay this morning. Andy Bayes
3rd  Loch Spelve. Female Hen Harrier hunting rough grassland, pristine male Wheatear, eight Skylarks in small flock feeding on grass seeds by roadside, non-singing Chiffchaff searching buds for sustenance in extremely cold weather, 18 Whooper Swans heading SE over loch had obviously changed their minds about migrating north and turned back! and four Purple Sandpipers at Portfield. Ruth Fleming 
3rd 3 House Martins (1st) and a Sand Martin, yesterday at Killiechronan camp site. Andy Bayes
3rd female Merlin at Reudle on !st and another today at Laggan Ulva Bay. Cheers Arthur 
2nd – Loch Spelve/Croggan Female Hen Harrier, Lochdon marshes; 6 Great Northern Divers moulting into s/p; female Wheatear, 4 Yellowhammers and ca.30 Meadow Pipits, Croggan; Singing male Mistle Thrush, Croggan and another pair, Kinlochspelve; 5 Purple Sandpipers, 9 Turnstones and 4 Ringed Plovers, Portfield. Ruth Fleming. 
1st Calgary, 4 Purple Sandpipers at Lainne Sgeir, Prasad. 
1st 3 Iceland Gulls in a Raft of Mixed gulls off Ardmore / Glengorm out at sea today. Barn Owl calling in Tobermory last night near Riverside court Ewan Miles
1st about 50 Eider ducks on Loch Scridain Today. Also Stonechat and dozens of Wheatears on Loch na Keal south Shore. Rachel and Mike Jones
1st 3 Crossbills in Glen Seilisdeir. Bullfinch road out of Salen towards Gruline Pair of Hen Harriers in Glen More. 5 Sea Eagles together in Glen More, including white tagged 7 and 3 juveniles.
10 Slavonian Grebes at Killiechronan. Andy Bayes

Latest reports for April 2011
29th: 1 Garden Warbler beside Treshnish wood. Mike and Joanne Gurney. Prasad
29th Treshnish Haunn: I Green Sandpiper flying from a pond beside Treshnish house. The call 'Tweee' fits Green Sandpiper but not Wood (Green is a rare in spring in Argyll) Also 1 Whitethroat by Treshnish wood (our first) Prasad 
27th Saw Magpie fly over main road at Pennygown 5.20pm today. Celia McIntyre
27th Lochdon: a Magpie in a local garden this morning. Jennny Smith
26th Lochdon: a pair of Jays appear to be breeding and a pair of Hen Harriers at a regular location. Alan
25th Calgary: A very nice Black Throated Diver coming into breeding plumage at Calgary on 25th. Arthur 
24th April drake and duck Garganey pix by Sindri  9am ish. In flooded field just before Kintra, maybe 200 yards before Kintra.near newcroft I think on east side of road.  Craig Shaw 
24th  3 Corncrake Iona, 5 White wagtail Fidden beach. 7 Golden eagle, 6 White tailed eagle, Tree pipit, Sedge warbler, Wood warbler, cuckoo.. Peregrine, male hen harrier, 2 Great spotted woodpecker, 10 Common Crossbill, 10 + birds. Craig Shaw
18th Lochdon Bridge:  a female long-tailed duck  by the bridge at Lochdon on the road down to Grasspoint.  Having seen plenty of long-tails in Scotland over the years, i didn't pay it much attention, not realising it was a relative rarity, but i didn't have any doubts at all about the identification at the time. 
19th Iona: and heard corncrakes in two separate locations (one behind the fire station, the other just north of Dun I) in the afternoon.   Ian Howarth
24th A Whinchat by Reudle old schoolhouse today the 24th also a Whimbrel at Salen and a male Linnet at the boathouse on Loch No Keal, 2 Red Throated Divers from here as well. 
24th: 1 Great Skua flying from off the Treshnish Isles towards Treshnish Point, 1 White Wagtail and 2 Sedge Warblers at Haunn, Prasad
24th Ross of Mull: Plenty of migrants around today including Knot, Turnstone, Common Whitethroat, Whinchat, Lapland Bunting and Whimbrel all seen today. Bryan Rains 
22nd Just thought I'd let you know that I had a good view of male Merlin fly across the road that goes from the Old Byre over the tops towards UIva Ferry.We also heard two Corncrake calling on Iona on the 19th,   Plenty of G N Divers in Summer plumage, Marvin Muxlow (the man who found the Bee Eaters last year)
 22nd Mishnish Lochs: Pair of Goosanders at 4.00pm; not present on return at 4.30pm. Mistle Thrush .
18th Loch Frisa: Total of 28 singing male Willow Warblers along stretch of Loch Frisa track from Dervaig end to Eagle Hide. By comparison, the only other migrant songbirds were four Tree Pipits and a solitary Blackcap, illustrating how common Willow Warblers are here on Mull . Ruth and Stuart 
22nd Lochdon: at least two singing Grasshopper Warbler...seen and heard this evening. Alan
21st: 1 White Wagtail at Ensay. Prasad
21st Tobermory: a Magpie in a Tobermory garden today. Carole O'Donnel
21st Killiechronan: first Sedge Warbler singing bhere this morning. Mike Shepherd
20th : Grasshopper warbler heard at Suidhe, Bunessan today. Tony Jefree
20th Killiechronan: There was a Magpie in my garden this afternoon trying to get onto my bird feeder, this is the first time I have seen one on Mull.   Jan Fuller. Two Magpies on Mull....is this a record?
20th Bunessan: Couldn't believe my eyes when this Magpie arrived on my roof today!!!  It flew over to the fence where it sat long enough for me to grab the camera -. Hope it's a tourist!!. Callum Entwistle
18th Fidden:  two Lapland Buntings at Fidden. both first winter birds. watched them feeding on the grass for fifteen minutes . looking through a telescope  Charles and Ruth Millican
19th Ardalanish beach, Ross of Mull: Sand Martins,  Tony Jefree
19th Iona: first Corncrake  reported from Iona. Sr Jean Lawson
19th Loch Spelve: a pair of pristine White Wagtails and a pair of Short eared Owls. Alan
18th: 31 Greenland White-fronted Geese photographed flying north over Treshnish. Also I met a walker who said she had seen 2 White-fronted Geese at Killiechronan between 2-8th April. Prasad
18th Bunessan: Cuckoo calling from nearby woods and hen harrier flying over the fields. Suidhe, Bunessan. Tony Jefree
17th Killiechronan: a Garden Warbler singing at the camp sitr. Mike Shepherd
15th Loch Ba: First returning Cuckoo, Tree Pipit, Common Sandpiper and Redstart. Three Teal, single Red-throated Diver and Slavonian Grebe and pair of Linnets. Ruth and Stuart 
17th Loch Ba:  Two calling Cuckoo’s, several singing Tree Pipits, one male Redstart. Five Red-breasted Mergansers, three Goldeneye, single male Tufted Duck. Up to five Red-throated Divers (two pairs and single bird). Pre-breeding populations of  Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, Lapwing, Curlew, Ringed Plover and Snipe, also Golden Plover. Several singing Skylarks and passage party of 12 Meadow Pipits. Several Wheatears seen on 15th were probably passage migrants. Pair of Linnets, two Grey Wagtails and single White Wagtail. 
17th Loch Spelve: Cuckoo calling today near Loch Spelve Mussel farm. Mike Leigh-Mallory. 
15th Glen Gorm: we saw a Scottish Crossbill and Saturday morning  Jim & Gill Carty
16th Loch Scidain: 150 Pale bellied Brent Geese stopped of to rest whilst en route north to Greenland. visitor Jim Hurles
15th: heard Grasshopper Warbler just as the path from the car park at Garmony (heading towards Fishnish) reaches the coast line. Other species included, Willow Warbler, Siskin, Redpoll, Swallow and Meadow Pipit. Andy Oldacre/Pete Hall
13th April – Offshore Quinish Point to Caliach Point. 16 Puffins, 20 Black Guillemots, several Common Guillemots and Fulmars, three Manx Shearwaters and single Razorbill; one Red-throated Diver and three Great Northern Divers seen from aboard ‘Silver Swift’ during trip around coast of North-West Mull. Ruth and Stuart
14th April – Tobermory. Singing male Chiffchaff, Back Brae. Ruth and Stuart
13th: 3 Black-headed Gulls flying from Calgary bay around Treshnish Point (scarce in north-west Mull), 1 Manx Shearwater flying south past Treshnish Point.  Prasad
12th Bunessan; Swallows and wheatears at Suidhe, Bunessan. Tony Jeffree
11th Lochdon: an Osprey over Lochdon this morning at 11.30 hours. Rosie Salzman et al
10th: first Blackcap heard in Treshnish wood, 11th: confirmed with visual of singing male. Prasad 
10th - Aros Park: Several Willow Warblers and Blackcaps now arrived, plus up to three separate singing Chiffchaffs and drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker. Ruth and Stuart
10th Aros Bay:  this morning I saw an Osprey. It flew in from the North West and then headed behind the hill behind the bay, to the West. Clare Gibson. Local, Tobermory
9th - Aros Park, Tobermory: First returning Blackcap in song, also two singing Chiffchaffs.
9th Salen: Willow Warbler singing today in Salen there was a Chiffchaff singing too.Martin Keivers 
8th - Loch Buie:7 Great Northern Divers, 2-3 Red-throated Divers, 10 male Swallows, 20 Sand Martins and 4 Yellowhammers (inc. singing male).
8th The first wistful, silvery cadence of a returning Willow Warbler was heard (sub-song) in the Mull Magic garden in Tobermory this morning. Spring really is just around the corner!. Stuart and Ruth
7th Fidden 37 Barnacle Goose, 12 Golden Plover, 10 Twite. Pennyghael 1 Swallow, a Willow Warbler at the back of the shop today also 5 Whooper Swan out the front. Bryan Rains 
7th Salen Bay. a single Whimbrel.
7th Lochdon; first Swallow seen by Len White over his house. 1 Swallow at Treshnish House. Prasad
7th Salen: We had a Magpie in our garden this morning. Martin Keivers 
 6th A party of 10 Whooper Swans on Ulva seen from6th the last reported sightings report for the Pied billed Grebe.Laggan Bay today Arthur and Pam
4th: 5 Canada Geese at Haunn, Treshnish (Martin Ward).-Prasad's Treshnish Blog 
3rd Loch na Keal: We saw a flock of about 20 Housemartins flying west along the north shore of the Loch, and about 10 Sand Martins and 1 Swallow the next day at the mouth of the Aros estuary. visitors Jean & George Haskell 
5th West Ardue: 12 Redwings returning north. Pam Brown
5th Laggan Bay: The Red necked Grebe was seen again today close in this time. 
5th Balmeanach by Fishnish: The Leucistic Hooded Crow has been seen again today by Alan
3rd April A single Redwing Crannich Farm Glen Aros, another single at Torloisk and a Whimbrel in Aros Bay Arthur and Pam
3rd Salen Pied billed grebe, difficult to see but still in the bay.
1st Balmeanach by Fishnish: The Leucistic Hooded Crow has been seen again today by Roger Johns
1st : White tailed Eagle 5 1st year birds playing with a Mountain Hare skin  over Teanga Brideag, dropping from mountain top to maybe 30 feet over the road at 75 yards range! 1st April. On which date a 1st year and a 2/3rd year were  near the road at Loch Spelvie.Two were also seen at Loch Don. Golden Eagles pairs in Glen Leidle and over A849 near its highest piont. Hen harrier Female im at Uiskern 31st March and Male off the Glen Leidle road same date.  John & Elizabeth Martin.

Latest reports for April 2010
30th a female Hawfinch at the Treshnish House feeder today.  this is only the second record for Mull.    Anand Prasad
30th Iona: a Bee Eater was seen here this morning at 10.00 and no further reports from Calgary area Dave Pullan
30th Dervaig: This morning the Cuin resident Greylags have been joined by 7 Canada Geese (Branta canadensis - ie the big ones!).  Certainly unusual for us. Rod & Gill
29th Salen: Debbie Thorne reports hearing drumming Snipe at the back of her garden, always nice to hear.
29th Dervaig: The grasshopper warblers have, this morning, been joined in the Dervaig reed beds by Sedge Warblers.
Rod & Gill Little
28th Salen: Grasshopper warbler singing in Salen near Old Road. Last week on passage  Skerryvore to Tiree 3 White Billed Divers,  Arctic & Great Skua, Puffins arriving and plenty of Manx Shearwaters. Martin Keivers, 
28th Killunaig 1 Common Whitethroat. Ardchrishnish 1 Whinchat, 1 Cuckoo. Fidden 10 Twite, 20 Linnet. Bryan Rains
27th Loch Beg 20 Dunlin, 5 juv WT Eagle. Uisken 20 Twite.
25th April Iona 1 Corncrake heard, 1 Carrion Crow.
24th Loch Scridain:  4 Whimbrel, 4 Gannet. Loch Beg 2 House Martin.
28th Calgary: Bee Eaters  were seen again today at Calgary Farmhouse at about 10am.  Julia Reade
26th Dervaig/Loch Cuin: Grasshopper Warblers heard calling here by Gill Little
27th Loch Cuin by Dervaig: 6 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 15 summer plumaged Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher. Alan
26th Killiechronan: House martins arrived to join the swallows also a cuckoo calling in the trees behind our cottage, Jan Fuller 
26th Calgary: The Bee Eaters were still in the area on & off during the day, close to the Calgary Hotel.  Anand Prasad, 
25th Calgary:  a pair of Bee Eaters here, close to the Calgary Hotel, apparantly they have been around for a couple of days and were still there this evening, video footage to follow. Arthur Brown, Rod Little, Andrew Mortley et al
25th  a good day out on tour, 65 species. Highlights 5 WTE’s & 2 GE’s, Pair RT Diver close-in Loch Scridain (between Beach and Torrans), BT Diver off Pennygael, GN Diver everywhere. Dipper-Glen Seilisdeir. Whimbrel, Merlin, Whinchat &  Redstart -Loch na Keal, Yellowhammer, Bullfinch-Kilpatrick (Ross), Cuckoo Ormsaig & 4 otters - Mike Wagemakers 
21st Uisken - Pair of White Wagtails on Uisken – Carol Marshall
Also two of our guests reported today a brown, heron like bird, felt chunkier than a heron but definitely brown with rounded wings in flight in the burn running down on to the beach at Fionnphort  Seen yesterday
18th-20th Loch Beg 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. 19th April Fidden 2 Turnstone, 30 Golden Plover. Kilpatrick 1 juv White-billed Diver.
21st April Loch Beg 1 Black-tailed Godwit. Bryan Rains 
20th Loch Scridain: pair of common sandpipers on North shore of Loch Scridain. Guess I am not the first. 5 rock doves in a party  opposite Inch Kenneth and the two whooper swans still on the three lochs in the Glen. Pete Hall. 
20th  a probable adult Glaucous gull off the mouth of the Aros river, a pair of hen harriers and a cuckoo along the  Duart Castle road, 6 bar tailed godwits at Lochdon. Also a summer GN Diver on Sound of Mull between Salen & Craignure, Crossbills plentiful in Salen Forest. 19th a male merlin near Kilninian in the north west. Also  dipper, 2 redpoll and several crossbills in Aros park.  James Astley
19th - Salen/Killiechronan: Single Whimbrel, Salen Bay. Small party of Crossbills, near Glen Aros House and three of these chunky, enigmatic finches were at the Killiechronan plantation   Ruth and Stuart 
18th Tavool: Speckled wood near Tavool yesterday. Colin Moody
18th  Fionnphort – Midday, a rare occurrence for us here and watched for 10 minutes or so, stunning view of immature WT, no wing tags, which approached from the Burg direction, fairly low and accompanied by buzzards, then started climbing on thermals over the house before disappearing very high in the Fidden direction.  Mike Wagemakers & Carol Marshall
16th BTO sqares today & the Mingary Loch square at Glengorm we saw 3 Lapwings, a single Gannet, 2 Great Northern Divers, a Great Skua, 7 Whimbrel, 8 Kittiwakes and 5 Manx Shearwaters. In the morning before breakfast at the Dervaig end of Loch Frisa square I saw a Red Grouse put up by my dogs, 4 Redpolls, a Tree Pipit, 2 Goosanders, 4 Red Breasted Mergansers a pair of Cormorants, a pair of Common Sandpipers, a pair if Reed Bunting and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. A & P Brown
15th - Isle of Ulva: Single Whimbrel, near deserted settlement at Ormaig. Ruth and Stuart
15th Along the Grasspont road: Tree Pipits, and Redstart, a Short eared Owl in the field along the main road. Alan
15th Loch Tor: Arthur Brown reports seeing a family party of Crossbills here today. 
14th Loch Frisa:  first chiff chaff at Loch Frisa - also willow warbler,  sand martins - on the Loch displaying red breasted mergansers, pair goosander, pair of goldeneye, curlew and common gulls.  Pied and grey wagtails too. Debby Thorne
14th Loch na Keal: 8 Black Throated Divers and also Bottle Nose Dolphins in loch Na Keal by the fish farm near Inch Kenneth   The Divers flew off in 2 groups of 4 when diturbed by 2 men in a boat. Arthur  and Pam 
14th Inch Kennneth: we had sightings of 8 black throated divers in  full summer plumage by the fish farm near to Inch Kenneth. Pete Hall 
15th Quinnish:  Bullfinches by estate entrance also my first Willow Warbler of the year near the same spot. I heard the Jay again but have still to see it. Arthur Brown
14th Uisken: a single Magpie in the garden at Uisken, confirmed by Ronnie Campbell.Tim Capper, Bryan Rains.
13th Kilchoan: 75 Pink-footed Geese  flying NW over Kilchoan at 10.30 hrs today came over Isle of Mull airspace on their travels. Ruth and Stuart. 
13th a Stock Dove yesterday and today in the big field on the right as you turn off the Salen to Knock road onto the Ulva ferry road toward Killichronan. It was with Rock Doves today and Wood Pigeons. David Woodhouse
13th Loch Frisa: displaying Hen Harriers, Golden Eagle, Goosander, Red throated Diver, Merlin, Peregrine  and Common Sandpiper help make a good day out for visitors Linda & Jim Hurles
13th  Lochdon: Just had a Chiffchaff over this side of Lochdon. Diana & Andy Oldacre
13th Just a quick note to say I've just had a Cuckoo over the house at Ormsaig, 7.30 this morning. Bob Hastie  Cuckoos were also heard at two other locations on Treshnish farm, Aand Prasad
12th A couple of sightings from today.... Bunessan 100+ Pink-footed Geese flying North and 1 Chiffchaff at Mill Brae.
On the butterfly front Peacocks were out in force yesterday.  Bryan Rains 
Lochdon has four juvenile Whooper Swans, seem to have lost their mum & dad ?
11th Bunessan: Great delight today when we had our first Wheatears (4) in our garden at Bunessan. Straight away, one of them went into the nest site they used last year in our wall. Fantastic little birds!.  Callum Entwistle
11th Dervaig: a male reed bunting spent the day around the bird table at Tigh Fraoich.  (A first for our garden).  Also a Common Sandpiper was on Loch Cuin this morning. Rod & Gill Little
10thTobermory: Singing Willow Warbler in garden, and singing Blackcap, Prison Brae this morning. Ruth and Stuart
10th House martin on Uisken beach (Ross of Mull) this afternoon – also several wheatear. small tortoishell butterfly on the heath at Suidhe (west of Bunessan, Ross of Mull). Tony Jefree
10th Andy Oldacre phoned from Croig with his first Willow Warbler sighting of this year, also at Loch Buie. Linda and Jim Hurles. (looks like we had an influx of this summer migrant last night).
10th Pennyghael: Willow Warbler at Pennyghael this morning. Bryan Rains. 
9th 2 seperate flocks of Redwings at Torlouisk and Lagganulva and 2 Bar-tailed Godwits at Killiechronan. Arthur 
9th Lochdon: a pair of Jays seen (again) today near the Eaglewatch caravan. Andy Oldacre
9th Iona: Just to let you know I saw the first Corncrake this morning  at 8.15am at the crossroads on the way to the Machair on Iona. Carol Kirkpatrick (this is a very early record)
8th Loch Ba:  a Whimbrel flew over Loch Bar today and landed briefly in a field at Gruline before flying over the trees towards Loch Na Keal. I also saw my first Mull Sand Martins at Lagganulva today. Arthur 
8th Swallows reported from Pennyghae, Duart Castle and Knock today. Pam Brown, Bob Hastie, Colin Moody
8th Lochdon: Just seen a Sand Martin at the EagleWatch caravan. [10.30 hrs]
Pete Hall  with two guests;reported a Swallow at the Isle of Mull Hotel . Angus & Eileen Slorach had a House Martin in Salen yesterday. Spring must be here!!   Andrew Oldacre
7th Loch Frisa: Male Reed Bunting at the hide today, together with Golden Eagle, pair of displaying Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, pair of Goldeneye, pair of Red breasted Mergansers, 6 Lapwings, and the Sand Martin numbers are increasing. Debby Thorne
7th Grasspoint etc:  a White-tailed Eagle from Grasspoint .  A single Golden Eagle soaring overhead  and 2 Whooper Swans  on the 2 small lochs at Glen More. 8 Great northern diver on Loch Scridain.  2 male and 4 female Crossbill feeding on cones on the road between Balevulin and Balinahard.  At least 2 Red throated divers and 4 Slavonian grebe on Loch na Keal. And 2 Slavonian grebe at Lagganulva. John and Jon Greep
7th: A couple of sightings from today.... 27 White Front Geese still present in fields opposite Macdougalls Garage. First Barn Swallow at Pennyghael this evening. Bryan Rains 
7th: today after 6 days of looking my first Manx Shearwater flying north off Treshnish Point.  Anand Prasad
4th Loch Spelve:  five White-tailed Eagles in air together, single Golden Eagle, male Hen Harrier, several singing Skylarks and parachute display flighting Meadow Pipits and our first all-singing-and-dancing male Wheatear of the Spring
3rd April :  2 Crossbills, Killiechronan and single Woodcock flushed from birch scrub, Killiechronan to Salen track
1st April :  2 Crossbills, Aros Park.  Ruth and Stuart
4th Kittiwakes back at Cailiach Point, also a Gannet went through and we saw a Snipe in the boggy area. 4 Shelducks at Lagganulva, 7 Redshank and a Greenshank at Dervaig. Arthur Discover Mull Tours
3rd Calgary Bay:  2 Red Throated Divers at Calgary Bay, 26 Great Northern Divers between Kellan Mill and Killichronan camp site a male Hen Harrier and a male Merlin from eagle watch caravan at Loch Don. Arthur Discover Mull
2nd Loch Frisa:  first arrival of Sand martins checking out their old burrows, plus a pair of pied and grey wagtails.  Also male and female hen harrier showing regularly.  Two pairs of Goldeneye, 2 pairs of RB Mergansers, 1 pair red and 1 pair black throated divers.  Debby Thorne
2nd Treshnish Point: first Bonxie, One between Treshnish Point and the Treshnish Isles Also today one possible Goshawk at Treshnish wood. Large, long winged, Anand Prasad
1st Lochdon: 1 Greenshank, 9 Redshank,Wigeon, Teal, 6 s/p Black headed Gulls. Alan Spellman
31st March 2 Snow Bunting in Glen More.  Bryan Rains 
29th March 22 Whooper Swan flying North over Ardtun. Bryan Rains 

Latest reports for April 2009
30th: Just a note to let you know that on my trip today, (in the pouring rain this morning!) we spotted both Grasshopper Warbler and Sedge Warbler on the Grasspoint road . Pete Hall
28th Iona: the first Wood Warbler in the organic garden. David Allan
28th Glen Forsa shoreline: 1 Whimbrel, 6 Wheatear, 12 Meadow Pipits and 25 White Wagtai. Stuart Gibson. Croggan 30+ Pinkfoot flew north over Crogan flying north. Alan Spellman/Athur Brown also here a Common Whitethroat heard. Pam Brown
27th Dervaig reed beds: a newly arrived Sedge Warbler heard mimicking the call of a Spotted Crake. Is there one hiding somewhere in the reedbed ? Alan
27th our first Sedge Warbler & Cuckoo at Haunn, Treshnish farm.Also today 2 Great Skuas off the North of Treshnish Isles, Anand Prasad
27th Salen Bay: 2 summer plumaged Black tailed Godwits here this morning. Stuart Gibson
27th: 1st summer Iceland Gull still present at Tobermory harbour, also, 2 singing male Blackcaps, Back Brae, Tobermory, including one mimicking song of Garden Warbler - Felicity Hansen & Stuart Gibson.
24th Loch Buie: 6 Great northern Diver,, 1 Red throated Diver. Salen Bay a Whimbrel. Stuart Gibson
24th Tobs: First cuckoo heard at Viewmount today.  Pair of siskins on the peanut feeder this morning, and a pair of grey wagtails seem to have taken up residence in the garden as I've seen them most days for the past fortnight.  Sheila Barnard
24th Tobermory: The Iceland gull is in Tobs harbour this morning, close to wall, very easy to see with naked eye, preening, standing with several herring gulls.  Felicity Hansen
24th Loch Scridain: 1 Black-throated Diver.Uisken 3 Dunlin, 1 Red-throated Diver. Fidden 1 Purple Sandpiper, 50 Dunlin, 300 Golden Plover, 23 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Whimbrel, 3 Turnstone. Bryan Rains
23rd: 2 Short Eared Owls on Dervaig to Torloisk hill road, also 3 Bar Tailed Godwits and a Greenshank at Dervaig and we had our first Yellowhammer of the summer in the garden yesterday and now have Siskins in good numbers here. Arthur & Pam Brown
22nd Glengorm - A flock of about 25 Raven around lambing sheep at Glengorm. - Shaun Mccullagh
16th  Fidden: 2  Ravens, 8 Tufted duck on Loch Pottie, Peregrine at Tiraghoil. Tony Jenkins
17th Scoor to Shiaba: 2 Golden eagles, 2 Hen Harriers, 5 Buzzards and single Kestrel, plus Song Thrush, 12 Sand Martins over Loch Harrison.Tony Jenkins
18th Rossal: Cuckoo in woodland, 6 Twite at Fidden, Canada Goose flying towards Kinloch, Woodcock flying over Bunessan, 2 Gannets offshore south of Iona
19th Fidden: 2 Bar tailed godwits, 120 Golden Plover, several Dunlin, 20+ Ringed Plover, Little Stint, 6 Curlew and single Whimbrel. Greenfinch & Rred Throated Diver off Iona. Tony Jenkins
20th - Up to 12 Great northern divers  on Loch Scridain, plus single Black throated Diver & several small parties of razorbills, Twite still present at Fidden Tony Jenkins
21st Oban Ferry: a Manx shearwater seen from Oban ferry. Felicity Hanson. Caliach Point: Manx Sheerwater watched from here, between Coll and Mull.
21st Dervaig/Loch Cuin: 20 summer plumaged Bar tailed Godwit stopped here to rest & feed en route north Arthur Brown.
21st Tobermory:The Iceland Gull was still in Tobermory harbour today around the chip van. Two Peregrines were circling over the town for a few minutes. Anand Prasad 
20th Fidden:a flock of circa 100 Golden Plover plus Skylarks, Pied Wagtails, Meadow Pipits all over the place and at least 7 White Wagtails amongst them. Alan
20th Salen: Stuart Gibson reports a male Orange tip butterfly in his garden today.
18th Bird Club Field Meeting Duart and Torosay.  Total of 45 species seen.  The main highlight was at least 
7 singing male Blackcaps in Torosay Woods.. Today 20th - Male Long Tailed Duck still showing well at Lagganulva.  On Ulva there is a male Canada Goose paired with a female Grey Lag.  Pair of Black Guillemots seen close to the ferry.  Shaun Mccullagh
13th Dervaig: Andrew Mortley reports seeing a Male Marsh Harrier on the Dervaig-Tobermory road near Dervaig. A close sighting along the side of the road. A very scarce passage migrant, usually seen between April—June
A female Marsh Harrier was seen on the 27th April 2007. The sighting was at Grasspoint at around 19.00hrs, and the bird appeared to come in from the coast and flew within about 50 yards of our group  Malcolm Taylor
In 2006 an immature female was seen flying along the coast at Salen 7th May. Possibly the same bird that was reported on Coll on 8th and Tiree on 9th. 
19th: The long tailed Duck showing very well and very close at lagganulva bay. 
18th 42 Meadow Pipits, 16 Skylarks, 12 Wheatear, 2 Linnets, 2 Grey Wagtails, a Golden Eagle and a Peregrine Falcon amongst 24 species seen on the Gribun Tetrad.  Arthur Brown
19th Tobermory: Iceland Gull in the harbour with other gulls. Alan
14th Treshnish: first Manx Shearwater for this year, 2 birds between Treshnish Point and Treshnish Isle and another about an hour later. Anand Prasad
12th Laggan Bay: 5 Great northern Diver, single male Long Tailed Duck, Razorbill. Karen and Dave Leeming
13th Torloisk-Dervaig: male Hen Harrier seen at 11.00 am. Callum McEwan (aged 12) and Dad
16th Craignure Golf course: White Fronted Goose  along with 13 turnstone. 4 ringed plover on shore near airstrip and chiffchaff heard near Glenforsa hotel.  Razorbill in Loch na Keal - Griburn end. - Iceland gull still present in Tobermory. 17th  Mick & Sylvia Brennan.
15th Housemartin with Sandmartins on airstrip along with several wheatears. 
14th Single Redwing with two Mistle Thrush, male Merlin hunting meadow pipits also over Glen Forsa airfield.
13th - Iceland gull in Tobermory. Dave Pierce
12th 4 whooper swans on loch in the wilderness along with 6 golden eagles in the air together and 4 short eared owls around the same time in the early evening.  Common Sandpiper near pennygael along with single greenshank. Really good otter sightings near griburn rocks. Mick and Sylvia Brennan
18th Dervaig: The first Grasshopper Warbler seen and heard at the reed bed, also a Reed Bunting and Common Sandpiper. Pam & Arthur Brown,
16th Loch na Keal/Scarisdale: Cuckoo calling on & off for the 1.5 hrs. Dave Pierce
17th Loch Frisda: a summer plumaged Black throated Diver here. Debbie Thorne.
17th Iona: I have a report of Corncrake  being heard on the island.
13th Salen: a singing Blackcap, Stuart Gibson, also Loch Frisa produced 7 Raptors, Golden Eagle, WTSE, Buzzard, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel & Hen Harrier plus Crossbill and singing Goldcrests.
13th Kiloan: 1 Common Tern seen from the Kiloan ferry. Swallow seen regularly by Loch Frisa since 8th April. 4 House Martins seen by Loch Frisa on 16th April. Felicity Hanson
16th Lagganulva: first reported House Martins at Lagganulva Bay today. Arthur Brtown
15th Fionnphort: a Chiffchaff singing here. Bryan Rains
14th Loch Beg:  1st summer Ring-billed Gull. Bryan Rains. 
13th Ardness: 11 Lesser Black-backed Gull. Uisken 4 Linnet, 4 Twite.14th Glen More: a cracking female Merlin perched at the roadside. Lots of Swallows and Sand Martins. Bryan 
12th Aros Estuary: first Common Sandpiper here this afternoon. Stuart Gibson
12th Dervaig Arthur Brown reports 2 Lesser Black backed Gull  here.
12th Salen: 3 Short eare4d Owls and 2 Hen Harriers over this morning. Stuart Gibson
12th Lochdon: 2 Swallows reported by Own Tyson.
11th Knock: There was the first Cuckoo calling today.Colin Moody
10th Loch na Keal: Grey Wagtail, 15 Eider duck, 3 Great northern Diver, lots of Meadow pipits & Skylarks. AS
5th top of Beinn a' Graig. (behind Scarisdale Point, Loch na Keal): a Ring Ouzel here today by visitor, Peter Holmes.
9th Lochdon: Siskins and a male Blackcap on my garden feeder today. Alan Spellman
9th  Craignure Golf course: a single White fronted Goose and a Willow Warbler. Andy Oldacre 
8th Scoor: Four Yellowhammers at my feeder at Scoor this afternoon  Scott Scott & Dianne Gates
7th Loch Beg:  4 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 1 female Goosander. Bryan Rains 
5th Dervaig: a second Willow Warbler here today. Shaun & Elizabeth Mccullagh
4th Croig: Our first Willow Warbler sighted by Shaun Mcccullagh
4th Tobermory: 2 Iceland Gulls in harbour, 7 Slavonian Grebes on Loch na Keal.20 Sandmartin at Killiechronan, 20 Skylarks at Kellan.  Stuart Gibson
2nd Knock:  group of 6 redshank on the shore. Colin Moody
2nd Loch Buie: first swallow today down at Loch Buie - has summer arrived? Debby Thorne
2nd Tobermory: Three redwings in the garden this morning.  Sheila Barnard.
1st Laggan Bay: a summer plumaged Slavonian Grebe, one on Loch Cuin. (by Dervaig) plus Greenshank, Redshank, Teal, Wigeon. At Caliach Point were 3 Lesser black backed Gulls. Steve Kirk/Alan Spellman
1st Loch Torr: 2 swallows over Loch Torr. Had a close view of WTSE just over my garden wall (Viewmount Tobermory). Sheila & Tim Barnard 

Latest reports for April 2008
Nuthatch at Calgary by Andrew Mortley
Nuthatch  by Andrew Mortley                            Lapland Bunting by Mick Brennan

30th Loch Scridain: a pair of Shelduck this morning at Kilfinichan Bay, also cuckoo at Tavool on Sunday and here (Glen Seilisdeir) yesterday. Good to see our nesting swallows back. Michael & Lynda Hadow
30th Calliach:  2 Whimbrel flew over Cailiach and 1st Whinchat of the year on territory down Cailiach point road. 1st Sedge Warbler at Dervaig reed beds. heard and seen, Arthur Brown
29th Dervaig: 4 Dunlin and 4 Ringed Plover. 1 Hen Harrier in Glen Bellart and 2 at Loch Frisa. 2 full summer plumage Black-headed Gulls at Aros Castle and a Cuckoo and a single Red Grouse at Torloisk. 
29th Golf Course: Canada Geese in Bowmans field opposite golf course. Clare Fellows
29th Killiechronan: heard Cuckoo here today and a Tree creeper on my plum tree. Jan Fuller
28th 24 Whimbrel at Fidden, 5 Hen Harriers at various locations including a male displaying with 2 Golden Eagle flying , Cuckoo at Uisken and Loch Beg, 3 Dunlin and 5 Golden Plover at Loch Beg. Wild About Mull. Bryan Rains
28th - Fidden  11+ newly arrived Whimbrel - Carol Marshall
27th :Todays sightings included - Loch Beg 1 male Common Scoter, 2 Dunlin. Bunessan 1 Gadwall. Fidden 1 Wigeon, 3 White Wagtail plus Whimbrel heard. Bryan Rains 
27th :As well as birds mentioned on field trip also saw  Redstart good day with 22 members.
On a tour on sunday 27th displaying male Hen Harrier Glen Bellert, Cuckoo Glen Aros, Reed Bunting and Twite Lagganulva, full summer plumaged Red Throated Diver Calgary Bay and finally at Cailliach Point 6 Manx Shearwater, Gannet and a Great Skua and  Tree pipit Ardrioch Farm. Arthur and Pam 
26th Bird Club Torosay Walk : Wood Warbler, Whitethroat, Blackcap and Grassjhopper Warbler
26th Iona First Corncrakes heard today Sr jean Lawson
24th Treshnish Point:  about 1 hours watching, 2 Manx Shearwater,1 Great Skua Anand Prasad
24th Lochdon: Tonight, (2030hrs) a flock of House Martin over. Approx. 30 birds. Andy Oldacre
23rd  Loch Beg 1 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Razorbill, 1 Black Guillemot, 1 Cuckoo. Uisken 20 Redshank, 2 Dunlin  Beach 2 Tree Pipit, 1 female Hen Harrier. Fidden 1 Pink-footed Goose, 80 Golden Plover. Bryan Rains
21st - Off Lismore Lighthouse single Manx Shearwater - seen from ferry - Mike Wagemakers
22nd lochdon: Michael Timms had a Magpie in his garden this afternoon,
20th Dervaig. Rod Little reports the Nuthatch nowin his garden (opposite the church) Rod Little
18th Todays sightings included 1 female Blackcap, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Long-tailed Tit at Beach.1 drake Gadwall at Bunessan and 1 Black-tailed Godwit at Fidden - Wild About Mull tour.
18th Loch Pottie Pair Common Sandpiper, Canada Goose taken up territory by island at southern end, Gadwall still in Bunessan Bay - Mike Wagemakers
16th Glen More:  a first Redstart in Glen More  and one heard one along the Grasspoint Road 17th Andy Oldacre
16th Dervaig: The Nuthatch has turned up in Dervaig in Shauns Garden.     Shaun Mccullagh
16th Lochdon: A first Sedge Warbler along the Gorston road. Geaf Brody 
15th Tobermory:first  House Martin Jack Brodie
13th-16th Glen Forsa: A Lapland Bunting along the road towards Kilbeg Cottage. Mick  & Sylvia Brennan
14th Loch na Keal: 2 Iceland Gulls Derryguaig, Loch Na Keal 17.00  Jack Brodie
14th Grasspoint: First Cuckoo seen but not heard along the Grasspoint Road. Alan Spellman
14th Lochdon: I have just received a rather late report from Richard Atkinso (Wildlife tour operator) of a very early Common Sandpiper seen at Lochdon bridge on 2nd April 
Dates: 2 - 12 April 2008   Northern Wheatear everywhere especially along the Calgary - Tobermory coast. Also, big flocks of Redwing everywhere. Female Pintail  on Dervaig bog/Loch Cuin
8th: 2 female Merlin (or same one twice) chasing Meadow Pipit on coast between Croig and Langamull. One male at very close range over Dervaig bog in evening. Willow Warbler seen singing by roadside - Dervaig (evening). Dervaig bog until dark: Water Rail calling. Small flocks of Sand Martin and Pied Wagtail roosting in reeds at dusk. Snipe drumming, Woodcock roding. 9th: Dervaig bog until dark: first Swallow.
Water Rail seen briefly at close range emerging from reeds and calling (shrill scream)
10th: Loch Cuin (am) Common Sandpiper.          David Hatfield.
12th Loch Na Keal, 3 Swallows, 3 Great Northern Divers, 5 Slavonian Grebe (a first for me) and heard 2 Willow Warblers singing. And near Eorsa, one of the East coast WTSE, tag white 7, being mobbed by Buzzards and Ravens.   Andy & Hazel Kirkham
12th Loch Buie: Saw my fist pair of swallows  Alastair Gossage
12th Lochdon: Hen Harrier flying high, also an Otter was spotted in the fiels in front of the hide area Janet & Bill Ackroyd
11th Check flocks of Pied Wagtail for White Wagtail, up to 3 Alba along Loch na Keal Alan Spellman
10th, Nuthatch at bird feeders, Frachadil House, Calgary. A first for Mull. Very excited !. Andrew Mortley
10th This morning at the Eaglewatch: Small party of Redpoll [6 birds] Common Crossbill [5 birds] Pair of Great Spotted Woodpecker Andy Oldacre
10th Lochdon: 1030hrs 25 Whooper flying North over the Eagle watch hide area Alan Spellman
28th March - 4th April.    Spring migrants in large numbers at Treshnish point – recorded  8 Wheatear, goodnumbers of Meadow and Rock Pipit and 15 Pied Wagtail on 31st.  Raven, Buzzard, Fulmar, Great Black Backed Gull, Guillemot and Gannet also showing well. Malcolm Ward
On Calgary beach, 2nd, 1st Sand Martin of year.  A single Great Northern Diver seen every day at entrance to bay.   Malcolm Ward
7th Lochdon:I managed to see the Chiffchaff at the Eagle Watch hide yesterday but I also saw a Jay there too! There is still about 300 Barnacle Goose on Inch Kenneth(7th). Bryan Rains
5th Loch Beag (Beg)  (with a Pied)  N shore, also along Loch na Keal (AS) and pair Goosander on Mishnish lochs yesterday 7/4   Dave Pierce
8th Lochdon:Chiffchaff at the Eaglewatch caravan this morning [also heard by Alan Skeates] and later near our house, the unmistakable call of our First Willow Warbler. Andy Oldacre, Alan Skeats
8th Loch Spelve: 8 Golden Plover in full summer plumage, plus Lapwing and 4 Wheatear (2m/2f) A S
8th Look out for a hybrid Carrion/Hooded Crow by the Mishnish Lochs above Tobermory. A Brown 
8th Lagganulva: The first Swallow was reported over Lagganulva by Pam Brown Discover Mull Triip
6th Fishnish Bay: there were at Fishnish bay    Dave Pierce
6th Salen: One sand martin flying over garden    Iain and Helen King Seaview,Salen
5th Loch na Keal:Two bullfinches attacking my plum blossom today Jan Fuller
On na Keal I got 27  and 40 Slavonian Grebe. Both were spread throughout the loch as far as Eorsa. The same afternoon I managed a quick count of Loch Scridain and got 17 GND and one Slav at the loch head only.   Dave Shackleton
3rd April - 3 Wheatears (2 male, 1 female) between Fionnphort & Fidden - Carol Marshall  Mike W
3rd  Breeding plumage Black Throated Diver well seen from the Loch Frisa Hide, also Golden Eagle  and of course the WTSE's. - Shaun Mccullagh
3rd  Just had half a dozen Sand Martins this morning, flying past Craignure towards Duart. Andy & Hazel Kirkham
2nd April 2008, 19.00 hrs. One Sand Martin flying over our house in Lochdon Andy Oldacre



Latest Reports for April 2007
18th Loch Frisa: both chicks at Loch Frisa had been found dead beneath the nest tree, It seems that the chicks may have fallen out of the nest when the adults were in territory dispute with a pair of Golden Eagles
29th Iona: white wagtail Joyce Watson 
29th  first Whitethroat at Loch Torr  also a male Goosander there  Arthur Discover Mull  Tour
Great views of Whinchat down Cailiach Point road you could get a good picture. Had a reeling Grasshopper in a boggy part of our wood yesterday am
25th April    6 Crossbills including one male feeding in scots pines Cuin Road Dervaig.
27th April    one Wood Warbler, lighthouse path Tobermory
28th April    One Redstart heard in Quinish woods
29th Killiechronan:    firstWood Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, first Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, Goldcrest all heard at  - Shaun Mccullagh
29th  between Salen and Tob - at the Tob end is a layby on the seaward side of the road. Red kite over there today at 5pm, moving from the sea side of the road towards the Loch Frisa side. Celia McIntyre
28th Ross of Mull: sighting of around 60  Golden Plover in fields at Ardachy, also a lovely close up view of a Tawny owl sitting on a wall at Monachuich.  Gillian MacNeill 
26th  Dun da Ghaoithe: 3 Snipe on lower slopes, 2 Goldies at summit.Probable of Ptarmigan, heard a call coming from above the second mast, Had Cuckoos calling on most days at various places, especialy towards the end of the week when weather picked up. Andy & Hazel Kirkham 
24th Salen: House Martins put in an appearance. Norma Dowling
24th Dervaig 6 Black tailed Godwit Anand Prasad 
27th Dervaig: 4 reeling Grasshopper warblers at Dervaig this morning 6-30am and I managed to get good sightings of one of them. At Calgary a Twite, 4 Lesser Black Backed Gulls & a pair of Ringed Plover doing their courtship flight. At Cailiach there were Wheatear everywhere a pair of Linnet, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipits, Skylarks, Pied Wagtails, a courting pair of Reed Bunting and lastly a pair of pristine summer plumaged Whinchats my first of the year. The views werte stunning, at 6am temperature 1 degree celcius by 8am it was up to 9 degrees.  Great morning Arthur.
26th Loch Pottie: We have keeping an eye on a nesting Canada Goose for week or two in the hills between Fidden and Loch Pottie, still well settled. Carol Marshall & Mike Wagemakers
26th   8 Whimbrel , 11 Shelduck, Summer Great Northern Diver, 6 - 10 Teal amongst the usual at Fidden.  Single Sand Martin Loch Pottie.  Carol Marshall & Mike Wagemakers
20th Loch Scridain: a pair of Long-tailed duck on Loch Scridain from Penyghael (last record was Sept 2006 at Calgary & Loch Ba) also about 15 great northern divers. Heard Corncrake (Iona) and had a female merlin over the north beach.Peregrine mobbing a golden eagle along Glen More on the 19th.  14 Arctic Tern pass the ferry in the Sound of Mull on our way back to Oban on the 22nd April.  Rachel Coombes & Robin Harvey
19th Fidden: a small flock of 43 Pale bellied Brent Geese, resting before moving north later that day, also about 20 Black tailed Godwit. Bryan Rains
23rd Dervaig reed bed: a first Grasshopper Warbler singing Arthur Brown
22nd Grasspoint: visitors Andrew & Hazel Kirkham have heard a Cuckoo at Grasspoint  today.
Black tailed Godwit22nd Killiechronan: 14 Black tailed Godwit some in summer plumage feeding in field. Arthur Brown
21st Dervaig: male hen harrier this morning over Antium farm and surrounding area. Watched it for some time while it flew about the hills. Clare Fellows
21st from Oban-Craignure ferry: Great Northern Diver summer plumage, Red Throated Diver  Immature in. Craignure bay,6  Razorbill  in Firth of Lorn (from Craignure-Oban ferry)  Stuart Gibson.
20th Pennygowan: an Osprey flew north over Pennygowan today. Sue Dewar
17th Glen More First Cuckoo heard, Dervaig Farm - Male Hen Harrier, Loch Spelve - Peregrine
18th Lochdon - Several Bar Tailed Godwits - Redshank.
19th Lochdon 10 Black Tailed Godwit in Summer Plumage,  Loch Scridain - Single Ring Billed Gull
Nev Paterson
16th Salen: a Magpie flew through a local garden in Salen. Roger Johns
8th Dervaig reed bed:  Moorhen in the reeds by the river, and 2 Grey Phalaropes on Loch Na Keal. Barnical geese 80 Barnacal geese on staffa. Adam Walmsley, David Jowett,
Tree Sparrow
18th Iona : Tree Sparrow with the House Sparrow's feeding  in the garden of the Bishop's Palace on Iona is the first Mull record since 1985.  Alex Nicol
Also Single flock of 300 Golden Plover at Ardalanish & single Sanderling on the beach at Ardalanish still in winter plumage. Alex Nicol
19th Cailaich Point :7 Lesser Black-Backed gulls and a single Knot , also Tree Pipit in garden. A Brown
19th At the EagleWatch caravan [between 08.00 and 12.00 hrs] I Swallow, Sand Martin,Male Hen Harrier
Siskin & Redpoll. Andy Oldacre.
11th Tobermory : a group of 20+ migrating Redwings feeding in our garden in Erray Road ,  at around 7 p.m, presumably on their way back to Scandanavia. Monica & Ian Wilson Creagorry B & B Tobermory
18th Dervaig : a female Pintail (scarce) at Dervaig reed bed area this morning. also for the wqeek, 7 Greenshank at Lochdon, 5 Slavonian Grebes (Summer plumage) Loch na Keal, Water Rail calling and Reed Bunting at Dervaig, David Hatfield
16th Iona. First Corncrake heard by local resident. Sr Jean Lawson
7th -14th Mull & Iona:  100 species recorded which was most satisfying.some of our more interesting sightings being:-
Slav Grebe Summer plumaged birds- 2 Sound of Mull, opp. Golf Course. Redwing 10+ Salen Airfield, also at  Killichronoran fields, t Croggan, and Calgary hotel , Black-throated Diver Pair. Loch Ba, & 1 off Penyghael, Gooosander  Drake on Aros river & Loch Torr, Canada Goose, 2 Craignure golf course, with Grey-lags on the Salen Airfield, Barnacle Goose, 50+ visible on Inch Kenneth, Crossbill at Aros bridge,
Golden Plover  15 on fields at Fidden, 64 over Iona. On 13th  First Common Sandpiper, Kinloch  hotel shore, Pink-footed Goose, c160 flying high north up Sound of Mull, Salen on 14 th & c120 flying high north over Loch Don, from Grasspoint on same day, David Clugston et al.
17th April, flock of Golden Plover on the moor behind the house (Bunessan). Male Hen Harrier hunting on the seaward side of the road. Pair of Canada Geese still in Bunessan Bay. Callum Entwistle
17th OBAN: The Ring billed Gull was showing extremely well this afternoon (14.30 hrs on 17th) on the George street foreshore, OBAN, quite literally strutting it's stuff, in it's own inimitable way. S Gibson
16th Devaig:  saw a pair of Bullfinches yesterday on the road to Quinish. Also sandmartins in the big layby where the nestholes are, where the logs are stored (Glen Bellart) a pair of Goldeneye on Mishnish Lochs Louise Fellows, Clare Fellows.
14th Croggan / Loch Spelve    3 Great Norther Divers together one in summer plumage, 4 Black Guillemot  (pair & 2 singles), Raft of 105 Eider by the fish farm, 2 Swallows and several Willow Warblers. Shaun Mcc:
14th Tobermory: a male Hen Harrier on our way to  Tobermory,  Also a pair of Crossbills in light wood between Balmeanach tea room and Jimmy the vet.  Also a Leucistic Chaffinch at the feeder in our garden. Lynda and Miachael Hadow,  Tigh na Con, Tiroran.
13th Treshnish : Heard a Chiffchaff yesterday (13 April) in the wood byTreshnish House. Prasad
14th Lochdon:2 Greenshank still on the pools above the bridge, plus two Snipe. The latter given away by their calls. Five pairs of Red-breasted Merganser too. Plenty of Willow Warblers in evidence now and a Swallow  up by Ardnadrochit Farm.Andy Oldacre
Loch Torr 2 male and a female tufted duck Duncan & Sue Hall
13th OBAN: The Ring billed Gull appears still to be present at the George Street foreshore,seen in gathering gloom at 20.30 hrs this evening. Stuart Gibson
13th Willow Warbler in woods around Aros Loch and single GSWP, single Little Grebe on Mishnish Lochs.
12th Adult Golden Eagle, single male Goosander on Loch Torr, Quinish Heronry - 8 nests with hatched young. Shaun Mccullagh
11th Loch Frisa: Peregrine (Male) flew past Loch Frisa WTSE hide. also one here about 10 days ago, single Red Throated Diver at Loch Frisa Fish Farm. Shaun Mccullagh
For the last 3 or 4 years there has been a small rookery near Tobermory Golf Course, but no sign of any birds or nests this year.  Shaun Mccullagh
13th Scoor: Sandmartins and Bunessan Redshank   Tony Jeffree
13th Loch Beg: First Common Sandpiper seen here today. Bryan Rains
12th TIREE: First Corncrake of the year reported today.  John Bowler
11th Bunnessan: This morning was 'busy' in the bay opposite the house, at one time I had the following in my scope - 2 pair Canada geese, 2 pair Greylag, 2 pair Red Merganser, one pair Eider and a seal swimming about in the middle of them. The Gadwall drake was at Bunessan Bridge at midday, unfortunately he still seems to be a bachelor! Callum Entwistle
10th Killiechronan: 35-40 Redwings at killiechronan today, Red throated Diver at Lagganulva. Arthur Brown
9th Loch Torr: Male Goosander on loch Torr  also a Redwing At Gribun. 8th Merlin Female at Cailiach.AB
9th Coll: first Crex Crex seen and heard today on Coll. Simon Wellock RSPB
8th Lochdon: The Swallows have returned today seen by Andy & Diana Oldacre and Pam & Len White.
9th Tiroran:A pair of Bullfinches are busy destroying our plum blossoms but they're so handsome, who can begrudge them?  Sheila Barnard
8th treshnish Point: first Great Skua of the year today off shore from Haunn, Treshnish towards Treshnish Isles. Several Manx Shearwater also seen today but they have probably been around for a few days judging by the numbers. Also seen today, 2 Twite at treshnish cowbarn. On 3rd April there were two Merlins huntingtogether above Ensay Burn, Treshnish and on 5 April 21 Whooper Swans flew noth over Treshnish Lochan, sometimes they land there.We have a pair of Redwing still at Haunn cottages,Treshnish as of yesterday 7th April, they have been heard singing. 
Last night a female Emperor Moth came to a light trap and layed eggs on the funnel of the trap! It has been moved to safety in the heather. Anand Prasad
8th Lochdon: On Eaglewatch, Owen Tyson saw our first Willow Warbler.
7th Various places: Dippers at Aros bridge and Eas Fors, A female Merlin at Ulva Ferry and at Tobermory Lighthouse walk a Treecreeper and female Bullfinch, Yellowhammers in the garden Arthur Brown.
6th Tobermory: A very noisy flock of redwings spent a short time resting in our tall spruce trees this evening.  Too many to count (and some well hidden in the trees) but they certainly made their presence known! Sheila Barnard
5th Treshnish lochan. 21 Whooper flying north over Treshnish lochan Anand Prasad.
5th Ensay Burn 2 Merlin,  hunting in cooperation over Ensay Burn , 9 singles on other occasions.Anand Prasad
5th Ledmore: We saw 2 female crossbills on conifers above Ledmore. Duncan & Susan Hall
4th Dervaig: Flock of about 50 Redwing over the garden this morning. Shaun Mccullagh
4th Lochdon:l Sandmartins over the Eaglewatch Caravan, plus Reed Bunting. Andy Oldacrem, 
3rd Inch Kenneth: a single Black throated Diver, 6 Greenshank resting before moving north again. A Brown
3rd Lochdon-Craignure: a single Housemartin flying along the road. Andy & Diana Oldacre
3rd Killiechronan: 3 newly arrived Sandmartins at Killiechronan camp site today. Arthur Brown

April thanks to:-
Arthur Brown, Andy & Diana Oldacre, Stuart Gibson, Shaun Mccullagh, Duncan & Susan Hall, Sheila Barnard. Owen Tyson, Anand Prasad, Pam & Len White, Callum Entwistle, John Bowler,Tony Jeffree, Duncan & Sue Hall, Lynda and Michael Hadow,  Louise Fellows, Clare Fellows, Callum Entwistle, David Clugston, David Hatfield, Monica & Ian Wilson, Alex Nicol, Adam Walmsley, David Jowett, Roger Johns, Sue Dewar, Nev Paterson, Andrew & Hazel Kirkham, Coombes & Robin Harvey,  Carol Marshall & Mike Wagemakers, Norma Dowling, 



Latest reports for April 2006
30th Iona. first Corncrake  heard on Iona, Sr J Lawson. 2 Corncrakes singing in front of abbey
1st winter White-fronted Goose with 12 Greylags in pasture just north of abbey. 3 Great Northern
Divers and 1 Red-throated Diver in Sound of Iona. 4 Whimbrel, 10 Dunlin and 1 Turnstone on shoreline here too.  About 30 nests active in Rookery. Chiffchaff (migrant) in allotments.  Mark Newsome. Yarrow, Tyne and Wear
29th Lochdon. a single Curlew Sandpiper in the evening at high tide. David Edwards (visitor) Lochdon. John & Angela Preston had 4 Bullfinches (2 pairs) visit their garden. Wood Warbler singing  in woodland by Toronsay Castle, along with Blackcap, 2-3 Lesser Redpolls and Treecreeper.2 adult Whooper Swans, 1 Goldeneye and 4 Tufted Ducks on Loch Pottie. Mark Newsome 28th Aros Bay. 60+ Golden Plover in field at Tenga today, Black Throated Diver at Aros Bay.Grasspoint road. first Wood Warbler. singing about half mile past forst house. Alan Spellman 1 White Wagtail near Ulva ferry. 8 Great Northern Divers, 2 Red-throated Divers and 15 Red-breasted
Mergansers in Loch Na Keal. Mark Newsome 
27th Kentallen. Pair of Canada Geese and six Golden Plover in fields by Kentallen.Jenny Reddaway
Fidden. single Whimbrel. Carol Marshall.
26th Lochdon. heard a Grasshopper Warbler this morning, a few yards from his house. Andy Oldacre
Loch na Keal. first Blackcap by the side of the loch.
25th Gruline. 2 Housemartins reported by Pam & Arthur Brown.
24th 1 male Whinchat (first) at Loch Spelve and 2 Puffins from Lochaline-Fishnish ferry.  Mike Coleman (Heatherlea Wildlife Tours) Loch Cuin. 31 Black tailed Godwits flew in to rest. Charles Morgan
24th Knock fish farm outfall. an Iceland Gull amongst Herring & Common Gulls. Pam Brown
On Eagle Watch this morning, the female Merlin was back along the fence posts and the favourite rock. It has been around in the same area for over a week now. Andy Oldacre.one Loch Torr held a lone Whooper Swan. Loch na Keal.  Iceland Gull on the north shore of Loch na Keal adjacent to the boat house in a group of immature Herring Gulls  Shaun Mccullagh.  Killechronan 2 Goldcrests amongst my shrubs. Jan Fuller.
21st Lochdon bridge. First Sedge Warbler, 3 Greenshank, Great Spotted Woodpeckers
drumming, 3 prs Red breasted Merganser. Stuart Gibson. 2 lesser black backed gulls at Dervaig
today our first of the year. Pam & Arthur Brown. (Discover Mull Tours) Langamull area: two White Wagtails. David Hatfield
20th Glen Forsa.  in garden of kilbeg cottage, glen forsa. a female Black Redstart. (photographed) plus golden plover at edge of Loch na Keal.  Sylvia Brennan.
20th: Glengorm headland: Sea Eagle (ad. over cliffs at Port Chill Bhraonian); Ravens; SlavoinanGrebe (2 close in at Port Chill Bhraonian); lots more W Warblers; Cuckoo seen & calling (Glengorm Castle woods); Mishnish lochs: almost certainly a 2nd year Ring-billed Gull washing with Herring & Gt BB Gulls; Whooper Swan (Loch Tor). Loch Cuin: Greenshank (1); quite a few Swallows. David Hatfield
20th . A possible Little Egret - Judy Fairbairn who lives in Cuin Lodge is fairly certain she saw one flying down Loch Cuin early one morning about 2 days ago.  Her discription fits and judging from their rapid spread north, not impossible.  her discription was "heron like but smaller and totally white with faster wing beats".  If it was a L E surely someone else may have seen it!
We have had up to six Bullfinches in the garden this week feeding on hawthorn buds, fortunately they haven't yet gone for the fruit trees. Shaun Mccullagh. Garmony, a Bonxy creating havoc along
shore line. Duncan Hall. Lochdon 14 yellowhammers in my garden this afternoon. Also, an Osprey  flying down Loch Frisa  this evening and a cuckoo was heard and seen at Loch Frisa. John Preston et al, Susan & Duncan Hall
20th Lochdon.First Grasshopper Warbler heard this morning by Andy Oldacre on eagle watch
11.00 a.m.Penmore: Cuckoo Sylvia Swift. now reported for many areas on the island.
19th Garmony picnic area.First Tree Pipit. Alan Spellman.  Lochdon bridge pool a Red throated Diver has spent the last couple of days in the bridge pool, showing very well. Alan
18th/19th Loch na Keal. 2 Slavonian Grebe, Great northern Divers are  still about. Lagggan Bay. 2
Snow Geese, Snipe seen and heard calling at Loch Ba and also Dervaig, Great Spotted Woodpeckers
Drumming. Anand Prasad, Shaun Mccullagh et al. First Housemartin seen near Grasspoint. Doug Bennett.
17th Loch na Keal. an Osprey seen flying over the north side hills towards loch Frisa. AS
Penmore...my garden..siskin,yellow hammers,greenfinch, 1 swallow flying around, plenty of wheatears and a Spotted flycatcher nearby. Sylvia Swift  Oban. 2nd winter Ring billed Gull has
now  been around for 13 months. Stuart Gibson Loch Torr. 1 Whooper Swan,1 Goldeneye. Prasad.
15th Loch na Keal. an Iceland Gull around the Knock end near the outlet pipe. Lochdon. 2 female &1 male Hen Harrier Arthur & Pam Brown. 17 Shelduck AS
Treshnish and North Mull Fulmar: at least 32 ledges were occupied on the western side, Treshnish Point, also 5 Rock Dove, a single Gannet. 6 Manx Shearwater off Haunn plus 6 Gannet. 2 Puffin, Razorbill & Kittiwake in 30 mins sea watching. Anand Prasad. Cuckoo at Loch Buie. Matthew Simpson.
14th Grasspoint, a scarce passage migrant being a Purple Sandpiper, on the shore behind Grasspoint Cottage. Arthur Brown et al & Alan Spellman Loch na Keal. 200 Barnacle Geese at Inch Kenneth and at Bunessan  male & female Gadwall Arthur Brown. The Burgh. First Cuckoo heard . Martin Keivers.
13th Lochdon. First Common Sandpiper. (last yaer 13/4) Visitors R. A. Manning & M. Rothwell, also 12 Shelduck.Loch na Keal. a summer plumaged Slavonian Grebe giving excellent close up watching. Alan S mouth of Calgary Bay. 4 Manx Shearwater, 100+ Kittiwake present for about an hour, a single  Puffin Sound of Coll unidentified Sheerwater with much paler upperparts and white underparts,  (possible Corys ?) Anand Prasad. Craignure. First chiffchaff  singing strongly  near Torosay railway station & a short-eared owl hunting over valley floor in front of Lochdon eagle watch caravan.    Chris & Sian (Craignure)
12th Tobermory. 3 male, 1 female bullfinch on our fruit trees this morning. No fruit again this year,
worth it for the spectacle. Susan & Duncan Hall Gruline. female Merlin seen again in this area. AB/AS. 11th Bowmans field opposite golf course. 2 Canada Geese. AS. Calgary Bay 2 Great Northern
Diver (1 in breeding plumage on the south side), Manx Shearwater: 11+ at the mouth of Calgary Bay
1  Gannet & 7 Fulmar, 2 Arctic Skua flying south. Anand Prasad. Inverlussa. pair Goosander,
Wigeon,Teal, Golden Eagle, Loch na Kea l Merlin, Golden Eagle, Great northern Diver, Slavionan Grebe,
R B Mergansers,  Eider.AS & David Trainer. Loch Spelve. a rare  Little Auk seen near the
north shore, by visitor Neill Foster.
10th Lochdon. First Willow Warbler whilst on eagle watch this morning. Andy Oldacre
9th Loch Spelve. 2 Great northern Diver also 3 on Loch Scridain, Greenshank. Griburn area Peregrine
WTSE, GE and lots Wheatear & Meadow Pipits about now. AS + Mathew, Roger & Maureen.Treshnish Farm male Hen Harrier near Haunn,17 Whooper Swan  landed on the lochen near
Treshnish House, Anand Prasad Kilichronnan camp site. we saw the herring gull that was coloured
last  year.It is still alive and getting its original colour back although it is still a washed out pinky
orange. Susan & Duncan Hall. Oban male Chifchaff in song, Stuart Gibson. Craignure.heard a male long-eared owl calling near the Isle of Mull hotel c. 11pm Chris & Sian (Craignure)
7th AprilLedmore Hill a Short Eared Owl seen through bins at about 30 yds hunting along the
line of the ditch beside the track. Angus Slorach Lochdon.Female Merlin from the caravan again this
morning plus Siskin on our feeders at home.Andy Oldacre
6th Lagganulva.a single Pinkfoot amongst Greylags. Arthur Brown
5thSalen. male brambling coming into spring plumage in the garden today. Dave Sexton. Lochdon. a female Merlin hunting, it missed its catch but I saw the feathers flying behind a large rock on the hillside, also a Swallow flew over the caravan Andy Oldacre
2nd-4th Dervaig Bridge - 2 shelduck, 3 merganser,  2 redshank, also had a good look over the reedbed hoping for water rail, but not a sound.  There were however several teal and a few mallard. Shaun Mccullagh
1st Lochdon. drake Gadwall still in Bunessan Harbour.  Long stay Whooper Swan has returned toPottie after being absent for a week or so.  First Wheatears have been seen in Pottie and Fidden areas this weekend.  Hunting Peregrine near to Fidden Sunday. Mike Wagemakers

Latest reports for April - June 2005 
Migrants arrived or passed through. On 1st, a fall of some 60+ Redwings in a local Tobermory garden stayed until 7th. Returning Whooper Swan were at Lochdon with 30 birds on 4th for an overnight stay before moving north again. The first Cuckoo was heard on 6th at Calgary by Andy Mortley. On 8th an Osprey was reported at Loch Frisa, the first of the year where it rested, fished and moved on the next day.  Excellent views of Merlin at Loch Beg & Killiechronan on 8th as they arrived following Meadow Pipits moving north, and a single Red Kite flew over Garmony heading north.
Spring migrants arrived on 10th the first Willow Warbler was reported from Aros Park. A displaying male Hen Harrier was also watched at Lochdon – Grasspoint area.
On 14th a pair of newly arrived Short eared Owls were displaying in the Lochdon area at a regular site. And the first Common Sandpiper was seen on Loch Cuin shoreline on 14th  by Shaun Mccullagh.
There was a singing male Blackcap 20th along the Grasspoint road and a singing Tree Pipit (23rd) in the forestry plantation. But it was 25th before our first Whinchat and Sedge Warbler were picked up in Glen Aros and Dervaig. On 26th Corncrakes were heard for the first time this year on Iona, (25th last year). The first House martin was at Killiechronan on 28th   and Grasshopper Warbler at Fionnphort on 30th.
A rare passage migrant on 27th, being 2 Wood Sandpiper along the north shore of Lochdon were reported by visitor Stan Midgley.  At Caliach Point on 19th was a female Snow Bunting. Other interesting birds on the move were summer plumaged Golden Plover at Loch na Keal (26th) a pair of Scaup at Pennyghael, Loch Scridain (27th), by the golf course on 18th 40 migrating Ruddy Turnstone were resting and feeding on the shore line.
In the Glen Aros Forestry area were a flock of 30 crossbills reported by Dave Sexton RSPB and flocks of up to 30 Yellowhammers have been visiting local gardens.
At Balmeanach, Sound of Mull a pair of Canada Geese appear to be nesting again this year
Throughout the month White winged Gulls were two 1st W Iceland, A bleached and worn 1st Summer immature Ring-billed Gull in Oban harbour and Iceland also in Tobermory. Up to 300 Eider spent most of the month by the mussel farm on Loch Scridain.

Summary of reports for April 2004
April is the month when most of our spring migrants arrive, and so they did, having heard earlier reports of Swallows at Portland Bill in January it was no surprise to record our first arrivals with, Sandmartins at Gorsten and Tree Pipit at Lochdon on 1st of the month. And a Garden Warbler on 4th (often missed) at Loch Frisa. A few days later on 11th the first Osprey on passage was seen first at Calgary and the Loch Frisa. Also on 11th the first Chiffchaff was heard at Loch Spelve. The first report of singing Grasshopper Warbler of the year, and a very early bird, was on Seil Island by Bill Jackson who had two birds in his garden on 12th of the month..
The first Cuckoo of the year was first heard and seen at Loch Uisg and at Loch Buie on 16th. Other new visitors were Corncrake  which arrived on Iona on 25th (3 days earlier than last year). A Corncrake was also heard calling at Bàn Eileenan, north of Garmony point on 27th, but had moved on by the following day, in the same area the first Whitethroat of the year was found also on 27th. At Dervaig 10 newly arrived House martin were feeding over the reed beds with swallows and a Reed Bunting was heard singing. A male Redstart was heard singing in Quinish woodland, eventually being spotted it high up in an oak tree.
A flock of very late Redwings of about 60+ birds were at Salen, Tobermory and Dervaig between on 12th -15th stripping trees of the few remaining berries and moving north.
 On the beach near the Glenforsa Hotel a 1st winter Glaucous Gull was found by the Speyside Wildlife Group on 15th. This group also spotted up a single Purple Sandpiper at Grasspoint (on passage) and a male Goshawk, gave a brief display over woodland, whilst chasing Raven. Plantation  Road NW of Kilfinichen Bay.
There were other very scarce birds for Mull seen this month, being a pair of Northern Shoveler at Fidden on 13th and at Garmony were a pair of Pintail by the picnic area on 13th and again seen at Lochdon the following day. On 20th at Loch Scridain area a very rare Black Kite was seen on the north side of the loch by the Heatherlea Birdwatching group
At Loch na Keal on 20th, a  2nd summer Iceland Gull was following trawler in the loch.
There was a flock of 40 twite here feeding on the Iona shore on 11th. Two male and one female Goosander were seen at Loch Torr on 28th and two on Loch Frisa with four, (two pairs) at Lochdon on 16th. Reports of Divers have been fewer but those Great Northern Divers that have stayed have shown spectacular summer plumage, on 16th - 17th Loch Spelve. Held 8 Great Northern Diver (3 in summer plumage) plus 1 Black throated Diver. Whilst on 18th at  Ledmore end of Loch Frisa. Rod & Gill Little reported ……“3 red throated divers in scope field at one time. Also and most exciting one Black throated Diver, at one time alongside red throat, wonderful comparison to confirm identification”.
Loch na Keal. held  8 Slavonian Grebe, plus a Red throated diver in summer plumage.
At Lochdon, (14th) a passage of 36 Whimbrel, were recorded plus 6 Redshank, 8 Red breasted Merganser, and on 15th a further 16 Whimbrel feeding frantically on the Lochdon shore line.4 Whooper swans flew north over Lochdon on 14th and also  Loch Pottie held 4 Whooper swans on 13th, (possibly the same birds). Croig on 8th held eight Comon Sandpiper at Eilean Bàn
Bullfinches have shown well this month with 2 pairs regularly coming to a Tobermory garden at at Bàn Eileenan, north of Garmony point and also at Loch Buie and Torosay woodland walk, And a pair of Linnets also in a Lochdon garden. Yellowhammers have been reported from many garden sites with a peak of 11 birds in one garden at Lochdon early in the month.
Short eared Owls arrived with three at Lochdon on 12th and in Glen More a prospective pair were displaying on 15th. There have only been a few Merlin sightings at regular spots and finally its good to be able to report that we now have White tailed Sea chicks.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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