April 2017

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

to butebirdgroup@gmail.com

30 April

Whimbrel (9) – Scarrel – John Williams

Whimbrel (10+) – Scalpsie Bay – Donald Kinnear

Great Northern Diver – Scarrel – John Williams

Golden Plover (a few) – Near tea room Ettrick Bay – John Williams

Cuckoo – Lord James’ Ride – Liz McKirdy

28 April

Grasshopper Warbler – St Ninian’s Bay – Liz McKirdy

Sedge Warbler  – St Ninian’s Bay – Liz McKirdy

Tree Pipit  – St Ninian’s Bay – Liz McKirdy

27 April

Golden Plover (c.200) – St Ninian’s Saltmarsh – Dougie Menzies

Whimbrel (4) – St Ninian’s Point – Dougie Menzies

White Wagtail (10) – St Ninian’s Point and Saltmarsh – Dougie Menzies

Great Northern Diver (sum plum) – off St Ninian’s Point – Dougie Menzies

Ringed Plover (c.80) – St Ninian’s Point – Dougie Menzies

Dunlin (c.50) – St Ninian’s Point – Dougie Menzies

Turnstone (6) – St Ninian’s Point – Dougie Menzies

Twite (c.30) – St Ninian’s Point – Dougie Menzies

Wigeon (pair) – St Ninian’s Point – Dougie Menzies

Grasshopper Warbler – Gortans – John Williams

26 April

Golden Plover (130) – in field St Ninian’s Bay – Iona Gary

25 April

Cuckoo – Birgidale Kock – Paul MacTaggart

24 April

Black-tailed Godwit – Rothesay Bay – John Williams

23 April

Cuckoo – Cairn Baan, North Bute – John Williams

22 April

Grasshopper Warbler (reeling) – Ambrisbeg – Cathy McKirdy

Cuckoo – Dhu Loch – John Williams

Osprey (Ringed – Blue 67) – Loch Fad – John Williams.

Golden Eagle – Glen More – John Williams

21 April

Ringed Ouzel – Ballianlay – John Williams

20 April

Whimbrel (5) – Ascog – John Williams

House Martin (2) – Crichton Rd – Dougie Menzies

Whimbrel (4) – Scarell Shore – John Williams

Common Sandpiper (2) – Scarell Shore – John Williams

Whimbrel (2) – Kildavannan Shore – Dougie Menzies, Ian Hopkins

Common Sandpiper (2) – Kildavannan  Shore- Dougie Menzies, Ian Hopkins

19 April

Common Sandpiper – Ardmaliesh – Viv Shelley

18 April

Common Sandpiper – St Ninian’s Bay – Dougie Menzies, Ian Hopkins

Tree Pipit – Woodend, Loch Fad – Dougie Menzies, Ian Hopkins

17 April

Great Northern Diver (2) – Scarrel – John Williams

Sandwich Tern (5) – Ascog – John Williams

Lesser Redpoll (Ringed male) – at feeders Eden Pl – Ian Hopkins

Mixed Flock c90 Linnet, c30 Twice – Drumacloy Farm – Ron Forrester, Dougie Menzies

16 April

Osprey (pair) – at nest site – Ian Hopkins

Great Northern Diver (5) – Scalpsie Bay – Ian Hopkins

Willow Warbler – several singing Scalpsie viewpoint- Ian Hopkins

Shelduck (11) – Kilchattan Bay – Ian Hopkins

Gannet (60) – Kilchattan Bay – Ian Hopkins

Sandwich Tern (2) – Kilchattan Bay – Ian Hopkins

15 April

Cuckoo – Port Bannatyne Golf Course – Charlie Tritschler

Guillemot (30) – West Kyles opp Tighnabruaich – Ian Hopkins

Razorbill (2) – West Kyles opp Tighnabruaich – Ian Hopkins

Greylag Goose – on nest on ledge above West Kyles – Ian Hopkins

13 April

Swallow – Ettrick Smiddy – Neil McKirdy

Sparrowhawk – Guildford Square – Paul MacTaggart

Siskin (6), Goldfinch (6), Blue Tit (2), Great Tit (1) – ringed at Crichton Rd – Ian Hopkins

Lesser Redpoll – with ring on R leg, controlled, Crichton Rd – Ian Hopkins

11 April

Willow Warbler – Gortans – Paul Power

10 April

Osprey – At Nest, re-arranging twigs – Dougie Menzies

Whooper Swan (4) – Greenan Loch – Dougie Menzies

Linnet (c300) – in stubble field near Kingarth Airstrip.- Dougie Menzies

Kestrel – Kilwhinleck – Neil McKirdy

09 April

Golden Eagle (immature) – North Bute – John Williams

Willow Warbler – Inchmarnock – Ian Hopkins

Blackcap – Inchmarnock – Ian Hopkins

Swallow – Straad – Ian Hopkins

Razorbill (4) – Inchmarnock Sound – Ian Hopkins

08 April

Osprey – fishing at Kirk Dam (last years male left leg white BN) – John Williams

Wigeon (pair) – Kirk Dam – Ian Hopkins

Tufted Duck (pair) – Kirk Dam – Ian Hopkins

Teal (12) – Kirk Dam – Ian Hopkins

07 April

Merlin – West Road – Neil McKirdy

Osprey – at nest site, adding to and working on nest – Dougie Menzies, Ian Hopkins

06 April

Blackcap (singing) – near Shalunt – Ron Forrester

Pintail (m) – still at Greenan Loch – Ron Forrester

Sandwich Tern (8+) – Ardbeg Point – John Williams

Merlin (male) – Cranslagvourity Farm – Dougie Menzies

Siskin (9) at feeders – Crichton Rd – Dougie Menzies

04 April

Swallow – Barnauld – Dougie Menzies, Ian Hopkins

Pintail – Greenan Loch – Dougie Menzies, Ian Hopkins

Whooper Swan (7) – Kirk Dam – Dougie Menzies, Ian Hopkins

Dipper (3) – Ettrick Burn north of Kilbride Bridge – Dougie Menzies

Grey Wagtail (pair) – Ettrick Burn north of Kilbride Bridge – Dougie Menzies

03 April

Swallow – Greenan Loch – Neil McKirdy

Sparrowhawk – Castle Street, Rothesay – Liz McKirdy

Lesser Redpoll (2) – at feeders Eden Pl, Rothesay – Ian Hopkins

Siskin – at feeders Eden Pl, Rothesay – Ian Hopkins

Goldfinch (10) – at feeders Eden Pl, Rothesay – Ian Hopkins

02 April

Sandwich Tern – Rothesay Bay off Glenburn – Paul Power

Osprey – fishing at Loch Ascog – Paul MacTaggart

Twite (73) – Ettrick Bay – John Williams

Lesser Redpoll – in Mountstuart Rd garden – Viv Shelley

Goosander (2 males) – East Kyle at Rhuboddach – Dougie Menzies

Whooper Swan (6) – Barnauld – Ian Hopkins

01 April

Osprey (2) – At nest site – Liz McKirdy