March 2014

Please send records of any sightings of birds on the Isle of Bute

to butebirdgroup@gmail.com

31 March

Chiffchaff – singing at St Brides Road – Paul McTaggert

30 March

Shelduck (34) – in fields at Straad – Iona Gray

29 March

Whooper Swan (16) – Kirk Dam – Ian Hopkins

Goosander (2 pair) – Kirk Dam Ian Hopkins

Whooper Swan (4) – Ettrick Flats – Ian Hopkins

26 March

Long-tailed Tit (2) near Mount Stuart Reservoir – Doug Menzies

Skylarks (several singing) – Scoulag Moor – Doug Menzies

Meadow Pipit – (several display flight) – Scoulag Moor – Doug Menzies

Lapwing (c40) – Drumreoch – Doug Menzies

Reed Bunting (c40) – Drumreoch – Doug Menzies

Twite (2) – Drumreoch – Doug Menzies

Linnet (1) – Drumreoch – Doug Menzies

Treecreeper – Scoulag near war memorial – Doug Menzies

Goldcrest – Scoulag near war memorial – Doug Menzies

24 March

Little Grebe  – Kirk Dam Hide – Alec Styles

Reed Bunting – Kirk Dam Hide – Alec Styles

Tufted Duck – Kirk Dam Hide – Alec Styles

Teal – Kirk Dam Hide – Alec Styles

Buzzard – Kirk Dam Hide – Alec Styles

22 March

Goldcrest (2) at Mill St Rothesay – Margaret MacDonald

Goosander (3 males and 2 females) – Kirk Dam – Doug Menzies

Great-crested Grebe (pair displaying) – Loch Quien – Doug Menzies

Tawny Owl – Balnakeilly Forest – Doug Menzies

20 March

Gannet – St Ninian’s Bay – Iona Gray

Gannet – Rothesay Bay – Doug Menzies

19 March

Wheatear – Gortans – John Williams

Bullfinch  – 2 pairs at Ardencraig – Paul Power

15 March

Twite (c25) – St Ninian’s Bay – Bird Group Field Trip

Barnacle Geese (4) – Upper Ardroscadale – Bird Group Field Trip

Jack Snipe – St Ninian’s saltmarsh – Bird Group Field Trip

Snipe – St Ninian’s saltmarsh – Bird Group Field Trip

Gannet – St Ninian’s Bay – Bird Group Field Trip

Wheatear – shore north of St Ninian’s saltmarsh – Bird Group Field Trip

14 March

Osprey – Balnakeilly Bay – Matthew ?? (per Graham Clarke)

13 March

Osprey – Balnakeilly Bay – Matthew ?? (per Graham Clarke)

11 March

Lesser Black-backed Gull (2) – Rothesay Town Centre – Ian Hopkins

10 March

Shelduck (3) – East Kyle – Ian Hopkins

09 March

Yellowhammer – at feeders Ascog – Phil Kirkham

Razorbill – Ardbeg – Margaret MacDonald also one dad on shore

Whooper Swan (23) – Ashfield Farm – Ian Hopkins

07 March 

Treecreeper (2) – Mountstuart – Iona Gray