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Latest reports for July 2014 

28th Aros Bridge: a Kingfisher here today. James MacLennan
24th Male hen harrier flying over Suidhe, Bunessan Tony Jefree
23rd - Treshnish Isles. Two Swifts, three Great Skuas and two Arctic Skuas (one pale morph) among the thousands of Puffins on Lunga today.Ruth Fleming
23rd Aros: a Red Kite at Forrestry at Aros. Ian Erskine
22nd Glengorm: three Swifts competing for airspace with a pair of white tailed eagles and a brood of Spotted Flycatchers. Stuart Gibson
18th - Loch Ba A juvenile Cuckoo being fed by two Meadow Pipit parents out of the nest was a real highlight today. Very few Common Sandpipers remain on territory, most having already set out on their return migratory journeys south to West Africa.  Magic Wildlife Walks
18th Lochdon: an Osprey briefly fishing over Lochdon. Rosie Salzman
17th Leucistic puffin north of Mull today. Ewan.  Ewans Blog


puffin by Ewan                                       cuckoo by Stuart
17th: Kilninian, 3 Turnstonesd at black beach (Treshnish guest) Prasads Blog
18th: Treshnish, 1 Swift prasad Prasads Blog
11th - Grasspoint. 150 Kittiwakes in the Firth of Lorne at entrance to Lochdon; four Black Guillemots; and a hunting male Hen Harrier; two Kestrels at opposite area of the loch at Gorsten.
10th - Torosay. Three Grey Wagtails, near camp site, as well as still singing male Blackcap and Sedge Warbler.
It is feasible that the Ulva Mealy Redpoll may, in fact, be hybridising with a Lesser Redpoll, further muddying the waters of Redpoll taxonomy Ruth Fleming
8th - Isle of Ulva A Common (Mealy) Redpoll (Carduelis flammea) was seen and photographed on the Isle of Ulva this afternoon. Given the high Summer date, it may be that this species is breeding on the Isles of Mull and Ulva. Pairs have, apparently, been breeding on the neighbouring island of Tiree in recent years. It may be worth checking those seemingly Lesser Redpolls that nest on Mull in future.
A Cuckoo was seen at Killiemor, on the North side of Loch na Keal on the drive home from our walk. 
Ruth Fleming 
6th Three orcas heading north, east of Coll. 15 common scoters north of Loch Cuin and first fledged razorbill chick seen. Ewan Ewans Blog
30th June along the southern shores of Loch Ba, plenty of lapwing, common sands, redshank and curlew.  Then at the eastern end, where the Glen Cannel enters the loch, we came across a calling common quail calling in the classic 'wet-my-lips' fashion, just across the river mouth (grid ref approx NM590362). I hear these quite often in and around Dorset, so I'm in no doubt of the record. It wasn't a one-off as it called a number of times.
Near to the lodges (approx NM575372), we saw 2 Wood Sandpiper.  ID, they had a medium-length straight dark bill (as opposed to plover-length for example), with an obvious eye-stripe.  They were more upright than the common sandpipers which we'd seen everywhere, and had a fluty kind of call. There were only the 2 but I suspect that if they are a pair they should be around that area for a while. 
A female hen harrier 4th July from the parking area on the north east of Loch Scridain (NM519298), and on the 5th, a family of whinchat on the road to Grasspoint (NM738302)   Neil Gibson

6th - Croig - Langamull Two ad. White-tailed Eagles, one of which was repeatedly mobbed by a male Hen Harrier, as seen from Croig; another male Hen Harrier being mobbed by a Buzzard at Langamull; Oystercatcher with single chick, a pair of Ringed Plovers with two fledged juveniles and three juvenile Common Gulls at Port na Ba; a single sleeping Dunlin at Port na Ba was unexpected - migrant or local?; the Arctic and Common Terns are still on course to raise young at Langamull this year - against all odds? Ruth Fleming 
1st 2 Storm Petrels from the boat yesterday between Mull and Coll. Continuing excellent views of white tailed eagles. Martin WT eagle boat trips
30th June: a report of a Green Woodpecker heard in the woods along the Graspoint road.



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