January 2017

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

to butebirdgroup@gmail.com

Pictures from January 2017

26 January

Goosander (m) – Ardbeg shore – John Williams

Pink-footed Goose – with Greylags at Cranslagvourity – Dougie Menzies

21 January

Golden Eagle (imm) – North Bute – John Williams, Ian Hopkins

Fieldfare (c.40) – Glen More – Ian Hopkins, John Williams

Golden Plover (4) – St Ninian’s Bay – Ian Hopkins, John Williams

19 January

Golden Eagle (2) – North Bute – John Williams

Hen Harrier (m) – North Bute – John Williams

Woodcock – North Bute – John Williams

17 January

Long-tailed Duck (2) – Loch Quien – Ian Hopkins, John Williams

Bar-tailed Godwit (36) – Kilchattan Bay – Ian Hopkins, John Williams

Shelduck (9) – Kilchattan Bay – Ian Hopkins, John Williams

Great-crested Grebe – Kilchattan Bay – Ian Hopkins, John Williams

Red-throated Diver – Kilchattan Bay – Ian Hopkins, John Williams

Ringed Plover (c.20) – Kilchattan Bay – Ian Hopkins, John Williams

Dunlin (6) – Kilchattan Bay – Ian Hopkins, John Williams

Skylark (c.60)  – Wee Bay, Kilchattan Bay – Ian Hopkins, John Williams

Whooper Swan (26) – Fields at Birgidale Knock – Ian Hopkins, John Williams

Great Northern Diver (3) – Scalpsie Bay – Ian Hopkins, John Williams

16 January

Long-tailed Duck (2) – Loch Quien – Ian Hopkins, Dougie Menzies

Teal (347) – Loch Quien – Ian Hopkins, Dougie Menzies

Wigeon (100) – Loch Quien – Ian Hopkins, Dougie Menzies

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

15 January

Long-tailed Duck (2) – Loch Quien – Ian Hopkins

Hen Harrier (male) – St Ninian’s Bay – Dougie Menzies

14 January

Woodcock – near Woodend, Loch Fad

Gooseander (12) – Kirk Dam – Ian Hopkins

Gooseander (6) – Greenan Loch – Ian Hopkins

Cormorant (8) – flying in formation over Kingarth – Dougie Menzies

13 January

Canada Geese (153) – Kilmory – Ian Hopkins

11 January

White-tailed Eagle – on a rock on shore south of Straad – Danny Kane (date unsure)

Whooper Swan (40) – Kirk Dam – Ian Hopkins

09 January

Greenland White-fronted Geese (c110) – Ballycaul – Ian Hopkins

08 January

Great Northern Diver – Scalpsie Bay – Ian Hopkins

Barnacle Geese (40) – Kilchattan Bay – Ian Hopkins, T Duncan

Greylag Geese (c.900) – on Bute for Island goose count – Ian Hopkins

07 January

Dipper (2) – Drumacloy Burn – Billy Shields, John Williams, Neil McKirdy

Pink-footed Geese (2) – Ballycaul Farm – Ron Forrester et al

Barnacle Geese (6) – Ballycaul Farm – Ron Forrester et al

Common Scoter (7) (f/ imm) – Kilchattan Bay – Ron Forrester et al

Pintail (m) – Greenan Loch – Ron Forrester et al.

Yellowhammer – The Straad – Ron Forrester et al.

Great Northern Diver – Scalpsie Bay – Dougie Menzies, Chris Shelley, Peter Tupman

Siskin (c25) – Kirk Dam – Ian Hopkins, Dougie Menzies et al.

04 January

Golden Eagle (imm) – North Bute – John Williams

03 January

Hen Harrier (f/ juv) – near Stuck Farm – Dougie Menzies

Hen Harrier (juv) – between Ettrick Bay and St Ninnians – John Williams

02 January

Reed Bunting (c.150) – Near Cairn Ban, North Bute – John Williams

Hen Harrier (m) – North Bute – John Williams