March 2017

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

to butebirdgroup@gmail.com

Pictures from March 2017

30 March

Siskin (5m + 1f) – at feeders Crichton Rd – Dougie Menzies

Great-spotted Woodpecker (drumming) – Craigberoch Wood – Iona Gray

Great-spotted Woodpecker (drumming) – Stewart Hall – Iona Gray

29 March

Great-crested Grebe – on sea off Craigmore – Neil McKirdy

28 March

Sand Martin – Loch Fad – John Williams

Wheatear – Ettrick Bay at Drumachloy – Dougie Menzies

Great-crested Grebe (3) – Loch Quien – Dougie Menzies

Chiffchaff now being reported from several sites.

27 March

Twite (c80) – in mixed flock with Linnet at Ettrick Bay – John Williams

26 March

Great-spotted Woodpecker (drumming) – Lovers Walk – Margaret MacDonald

Chiffchaff – Loch Fad – Viv Shelley

Wheatear (2) – St Ninian’s – John Williams

Whooper Swan (24) – Kilchattan Bay – Ian Hopkins

Whooper Swan (12) – Barnauld – Paul MacTaggart

Pintail (m) – still at Greenan Loch – John Williams

Wigeon (36) – Greenan Loch – Ian Hopkins

Tufted Duck (14) – Greenan Loch – Ian Hopkins

Lapwing (3) – displaying at Greenan Loch – Ian Hopkins

25 March

Redwing (8) – Kames Castle – John Williams

Great-spotted Woodpecker (drumming) – Loch Ascog – Chris and Viv Shelley

Red Grouse – Glen More (on hill westside) – John Williams

Chiffchaff (5 singing) – Mountstuart – Ron Forrester

Chiffchaff – Westlands Road – Paul MacTaggart

Great Northern Diver (15+) – Scalpsie Bay – Dougie Menzies

Red-throated Diver (5+) – Scalpsie Bay – Dougie Menzies

Slavonian Grebe (2) – Scalpsie Bay – Dougie Menzies

24 March

Great Northern Diver (ten) – Scalpsie Bay – Dougie Menzies

Red-throated Diver (1) – Scalpsie Bay – Dougie Menzies

Tawny Owl – Stewarthall – Dougie Menzies

Grey Wagtail – Barnauld – Dougie Menzies

Chiffchaff – Gortans – John Williams

Black Guillemot (11) – Rothesay Harbour – Dougie Menzies

23 March

Brent Goose (pale-bellied) – with Greylag flock in field at Little Kilmory – Ian Hopkins, Dougie Menzies

Merlin – sand quarry Kingarth – Ian Hopkins, Dougie Menzies

Pintail (male) – Greenan Loch – Dougie Menzies

Slavonian Grebe (summer plumage) – St Ninian’s Bay – Dougie Menzies

Grey Wagtail – Quogach Farm – Iona Gary

22 March

Greenland White-fronted Geese (127) – Nether Ardroscadale Farm – Ian Hopkins

20 March

Chiffchaff – 2 singing at Ardencraig House – Paul Power

Barn Owl – Greenan Mill – Iona Gray

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