Migrant Arrival Dates For 2012

Species Date Location Observer
Gannet 2nd March
10th March
Rothesay Bay
Kilchattan Bay
Stewart Stirling
David Brown
Manx Shearwater
Osprey 24th March Barnauld Johnie McInarnie
Common Sandpiper 1st April Rubha an Amair, St Ninians Bay Norrie Mulholand
Lesser Black-backed Gull 6th March Ascog Bay Norrie Mulholland
Sandwich Tern 18th April Rothesay Bay Doug Menzies
Cuckoo 15th April Woodend Alastair McFarlane
Swift 9th May Craigmore Doug Menzies
Sand Martin 30th March Loch Fad (south end) Neil McKirdy
Swallow 25th March Barnauld Neil McKirdy
House Martin 25th March Barnauld Neil McKirdy
Tree Pipit 28th April Balnakeilly Wood Doug Menzies
Wheatear 24th March
24th March
Plan Road
Glen Callum Bay
Norrie Mulholland
Bute Bird Group (outing)
Grasshopper Warbler 26th April Kirk Dam Doug Menzies
Sedge Warbler 29th April St Ninian’s Bay Doug Menzies
Garden Warbler
Whitethroat 3rd May Drumreoch Doug Menzies
Wood Warbler 6th May South Wood of Lenihuline Doug Menzies
Willow Warbler 11th April Causeway, Loch Fad Norrie Mulholland
Chiff Chaff 18th March Westlands Rd Paul McTaggart
Spotted Flycatcher 2nd June Balnakeilly Wood Doug Menzies

Note – Blackcap removed from migrant list due to number of overwintering birds now present on Bute