January 2014

Please send records of any sightings of birds on the Isle of Bute to butebirdgroup@gmail.com

27 January 2014

Shoveler (male) – Kirk Dam – Paul McTaggert

Barnacle Geese (46) – over Ardencraig House – Paul Power

26 January 2014

Razorbill (8) – off Rothesay Harbour – Doug Menzies

20 January 2014

Fieldfare (c100) – Ballianlay – Paul Power

Twite (22) – Straad – Paul Power

Red-throated Diver – off St Ninian’s Point – Paul Power

Magpie – Straad – Paul Power

19 January 2014

Mediterranean Gull (adult) – Ettrick Bay – Ron Forrester, Billy Shields, Neil McKirdy, Iona Gray

Shoveler (male) – Kirk Dam – Ron Forrester, Billy Shields, Neil McKirdy, Iona Gray

Kittiwake  (juv) – off Ardbeg – Doug Menzies, John Williams, Margaret McDonald, Margaret Shields

Razorbill (4) – off Ardbeg – Doug Menzies, John Williams, Margaret McDonald, Margaret Shields

Twite (c70) – Straad – Doug Menzies, John Williams, Margaret McDonald, Margaret Shields

Red-throated Diver – Ettrick Bay – Ian Hopkins, Donald Kinnear, Chris Shelley, Viv Shelly

Pink-footed Geese (5) – Ettrick Bay – Ian Hopkins, Donald Kinnear, Chris Shelley, Viv Shelly

18 January 2014

Peregrine – Battery Pl – Paul McTaggert

Kittiwake (22) – off Bruchag Point – Doug Menzies, Ian Hopkins

16 January 2014

Siskin (6) – Bogany Wood Paul Power

13 January 2014

Gooseander (8 male) – Greenan Loch – Ian Hopkins

12 January 2014

Snipe (5) – Loch Quien at scrape – Ian Hopkins

11 January 2014

Bullfinch (5) – St Brides Rd – Paul McTaggert

Golden Eagle – 3 over Cowal Hills opp Stuck Farm, 2 flew west high over Bute – Ian Hopkins, Doug Menzies

9 January 2014

Peregrine – on ledge at Trinity Church, Castle St, Rothesay (3rd time in last 10 days) – Ross Crichton

7 January 2014

Water Rail – from Causeway Kirk Dam – Paul Power

Long-tailed Tit (8) – from Causeway Kirk Dam – Paul Power

Peregrine – chasing Jackdaw – Barone Park Farm – Paul Power

Barnacle Geese (2) – with Greylags – Cranslagvourity Farm, Ettrick Bay – Doug Menzies

4 January 2014

Peregrine Falcon – Battery Place – Paul McTaggert

Ringed Plover(56) – Ardbeg Point – Paul Power

Turnstone (48) – Ardbeg Point – Paul Power

Redshank (5) – Ardbeg Point – Paul Power

Dunlin (2) – Ardbeg Point – Paul Power

Greenfinch (33) – Ardbeg Point – Paul Power

Little Grebe – Ardbeg Point – Paul Power