February 2017

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

to butebirdgroup@gmail.com

Pictures from January 2017

 

28 February

Pintail (m) – Greenan Loch – Ian Hopkins, Dougie Menzies

Lesser Black-backed Gull (2) – Kilchattan Bay – Ian Hopkins, Dougie Menzies

Great Northern Diver (2) – Scalpsie Bay – Ian Hopkins, Dougie Menzies

27 February

Pintail (m) – Greenan Loch – Paul Power

Redshank (21) – St Ninian’s Bay – Paul Power

Woodcock – Lenihall – Ian Hopkins, Dougie Menzies

Barnacle Geese (6) – Little Kilmory – Ian Hopkins, Dougie Menzies, Paul Power

Slavonian Grebe (3) – Scalpsie Bay – Dougie Menzies, Ian Hopkins

Common Gull (2000+) – Achavoulaig, Glen More – Ian Hopkins, Dougie Menzies

26 February

Magpie – Glen More – Angus Hannah

24 February

Great Northern Diver (summer plumage) – Kilchattan Bay – Tina Duncan

Great-crested Grebe (summer plumage) – Kilchattan Bay – Tina Duncan

Red-throated Diver (2) – Kilchattan Bay – Tina Duncan

21 February

Common Scoter (3) – Kilchattan Bay – Ian Hopkins

Shelduck (15) – Kilchattan Bay – Ian Hopkins

Starling (c.1000) – Ballycaul – Ian Hopkins

Hen Harrier (ringtail) – Kingarth near war memorial – Ian Hopkins

Kestrel – near trig point Scoulag Moor – Ian Hopkins

19 February

Common Scoter (3) – Kilchattan Bay – Ian Hopkins

Great-crested Grebe – Kilchattan Bay – Ian Hopkins

18 February

Golden Eagle (2) – displaying over Glen More – John Williams, Paul MacTaggart

15 February

Dipper – Lade at John St Rothesay – Neil McKirdy

Bullfinch (3 males) – Balmory Gate House – Liz McKirdy

14 February

Peregrine – Trinity Church spire, Rothesay – Liz McKirdy

Hen Harrier (male) – between Garrochty Farm and Garrochty Head – Tim Stobart and Emma Cooper

13 February

Hen Harrier (ringtail) – Shalunt – Dougie Menzies

12 February

Golden Eagle (2 adults) – Glen More – John Williams, Ian Hopkins

Golden Eagle (immature) – Glen More – John Williams, Ian Hopkins

Hen Harrier (m) – Glen More – John Williams, Ian Hopkins

Merlin – St Colmac – John Williams, Ian Hopkins

Fieldfare (23) – Cairn Baan, Glecknabae – John Williams, Ian Hopkins

Pintail (m) – Loch Quien – Ian Hopkins

11 February

Golden Eagle – North Bute – John Williams

Red Grouse – Glen More – John Williams

09 February

Common Scoter (6) – Kilchattan Bay – Ian Hopkins, Dougie Menzies

08 February

Mediterranean Gull (2 adults) – Kilchattan Bay – Dougie Menzies

05 February

Golden Eagle – North Bute – John Williams

Hen Harrier – North Bute – John Williams

03 February

Golden Eagle – Glen More – John Williams, Neil McKirdy

Dipper – Drumacloy Burn, Ettrick Bay – John Williams, Neil McKirdy

Merlin – Barnauld – John Williams, Neil McKirdy

01 February

Great Northern Diver – Scalpsie Bay – Ian Hopkins, Dougie Menzies

Linnet (c35) – near Kilbride Farm – Ian Hopkins, Dougie Menzies

Oystercatcher (130) – Cranslagvourity Farm – Ian Hopkins, Dougie Menzies