March 2017

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

to butebirdgroup@gmail.com

20 March

Chiffchaff – 2 singing at Ardencraig House – Paul Power

19 March

Gannet (6) – St Ninian’s Bay – Paul MacTaggart

Gannet – off Craigmore Pier and Bogany Point – Dougie Menzies, Paul Power

18 March

Water Rail – Kirk Dam – John Williams

12 March

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

Slavonian Grebe (6) – Scalpsie Bay – Dougie Menzies, Ian Hopkins

Great Northern Diver (3) – Scalpsie Bay – Dougie Menzies, Ian Hopkins

Common Gull (c1200) – Loch Ascog – Dougie Menzies

Barnacle Geese (6) – Nether Ardroscadale Farm – Dougie Menzies

Pintail (m) – Greenan Loch – Ron Forrester

11 March

Slavonian Grebe (2) – Scalpsie Bay – Paul Powers

Great Northern Diver (2) – Scalpsie Bay – Paul Powers

Greenland White-fronted Geese (c130) – Nether Ardroscadale Farm – Ian Hopkins

Yellowhammer (m) – Straad – Bird Group outing

10 March

Peregrine – on spire at Trinity Church, Rothesay – Liz McKirdy

09 March

Slavonian Grebe (3) – Scalpsie Bay – Ian Hopkins

Pintail (m) – Greenan Loch – Ian Hopkins

Gannet – Kilchattan Bay – Ian Hopkins

Shelduck (26) – Kilchattan Bay – Ian Hopkins

Whooper Swan (46) – Barnauld Farm – Ian Hopkins

08 March

White-tailed Eagle (imm) – near Kilmichael – John Williams

Fieldfare (24) – Ettrick Bay – John Williams

01 March

Water Rail – Kirk Dam – John Williams

Kestrel – Kirk Dam – John Williams

Jay – Kirk Dam – John Williams

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

Stock Dove (2) – Woodend, Loch Fad – Ian Hopkins, Dougie Menzies

Jay (5) – Woodend, Loch Fad – Ian Hopkins, Dougie Menzies

Stock Dove (2) – Barnauld – Ian Hopkins, Dougie Menzies