May 2017

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

to butebirdgroup@gmail.com

31 May

Crossbill (m) – Meikle Grenach Wood – Ian Hopkins

27 May

Tufted Duck (pair) – Greenan Loch – Ian Hopkins

26 May

Canada Goose (with 10 young) – Balnakailly Bay – Ian Hopkins

21 May

Eider (with 4 small young) – – Ian Hopkins

14 May

Whimbrel (1) – Ettrick Bay – John Williams

Golden Plover – Ettrick Bay – John Williams

Hen Harrier (f) – Cairn Baan – John Williams

Nuthatch (singing) – Balnakailly Forest – Dougie Menzies

Wood Warbler (2 singing) – Balnakailly Forest – Dougie Menzies

Whinchat (1m, 3f) – Glen More – Dougie Menzies

Whimbrel (5) – Ettrick Bay – Dougie Menzies

Barn Owl – Kames Castle grounds wall  – John Williams

13 May

Redstart (f) – garden Crichton Rd – Dougie Menzies

11 May

Sparrowhawk – Ballochgoy – Paul MacTaggart

09 May

Grasshopper Warbler – reeling Westlands Road – Viv Shelley

Gooseander (pair) – Ardbeg Point – Margaret MacDonald

08 May

Cuckoo (3) – Cairn Baan – John Williams

07 May

Golden Eagle (imm) – North Bute – John Williams

Red-throated Diver (2) – Off Kilmichael – John Williams

Grey Heron – Rothesay (fishing on Lade) – Margaret McDonald

Sikin (ringed) – Crichton Rd – Dougie Menzies

Greylag Geese (2) – Bull Loch – Ian Hopkins

06 May

Osprey (unringed) – fishing at Kirk Dam – John Williams (Both Bute birds are ringed)

Swifts – Loch Fad, over Rothesay and Barone Hill – John Williams, Dougie Menzies, Ron Forrester

Sedge Warbler – Kirk Dam – Ron Forrester

Tree Pipit – Chapelton Plantation – Ron Forrester

05 May

Iceland Gull – Rothesay Bay close in at Pavillion – John Williams

Swift – Rothesay Castle – Paul Power

Garden Warbler – Mountstuart – Ron Forrester

Redstart – Balnakailly – John Day

04 May

Grey Wagtail – Balnakailly Burn – Ian Hopkins

03 May

Tawny Owl – Skippers Wood – Neil McKirdy

02 May

Whitethroat – singing near Lubas Farm – Ian Hopkins

Great Northern Diver (2) – off Dunstrone Point – Ian Hopkins

Red-throated Diver (2) – Dunagoil Bay – Ian Hopkins

Whimbrel – Skerral – Liz McKirdy

Sandwich Tern – Ardbeg – John Williams

01 May

Sedge Warbler – Bruchag – Ian Hopkins