August 2006

August 1
Gannet: many from Treshnish Farm (TC & LC)
Manx Shearwater: many from Treshnish Farm (TC & LC)
Fulmar: 3 from Treshnish Farm (TC & LC)
Golden Eagle: 1 near Treshnish cottages
Buzzard: 1 near Treshnish cottages
Tern species: 1+ from Treshnish Farm (TC & LC)
Great Skua: 1 from Treshnish Farm (TC & LC)
Ocean Sun Fish: 1 off Port Haunn (TC & LC)
August 2
Gannet: 17 from Ensay Burn
Kestrel: 1 over Treshnish Lochan
Golden Eagle: 1 on hills between Treshnish and Haunn cottages (TC & LC)
White-tailed Eagle: 1 female at Loch Don from Grass Point (TC & LC)
Buzzard: 1 near Ensay Burn mouth, (Prasad), 1 above Haunn cottages (TC & LC)
Greenfinch: 1 in Treshnish Wood
Twite or Lesser Redpoll: flock over Treshnish Wood (Prasad)
Lesser Redpoll: 1+ in Treshnish Woods (TC & LC)
Red Admiral butterfly: 1 on track to main road, 1 by graveyard
Scotch Argus butterfly: several on track to main road
Green-veined White butterfly: 2+ on track to main road
Dark Green Fritillary butterfly: 1 on track to main road
Speckled Wood butterfly: 2+ on track to main road
Fox Moth caterpillar: 1 below Treshnish House
August 3
Linnet: a pair at East Cottage Haunn, sounded like they have a nest in the bushes
Twite: 7 between Treshnish and Haunn cottages
Hedgehog: 1 on track to main road (TC & LC)
August 4
Gannet: 1+ between Haunn and Crackaig (TC & LC)
Fulmar: 5+ between Haunn and Crackaig (TC & LC)
Grey Heron: 1 at Crackaig
Great Skua: 1 between Haunn and Crackaig (TC & LC)
Arctic Skua: 1 between Haunn and Crackaig (TC & LC)
Kittiwake: 9 between Haunn and Crackaig (TC & LC)
Arctic Tern: 1 between Haunn and Crackaig (TC & LC)
Black Guillemot: 1 between Haunn and Crackaig (TC & LC)
Cuckoo: 1 between Port Haunn and Haiunn (TC & LC)
Grey Wagtail: 1 adult and I juvenile between Haunn and Crackaig (TC & LC)
Twite: 2 between Haunn and Crackaig (TC & LC)
Otter: 1 at Loch an Torr (AA & MA)
August 5
Golden Eagle: 1 below Treshnish House (AA & MA)
Linnet: 2 at Haunn cottages
August 6
Gannet: 2+ off Port Haunn
Kittiwake: several close in off Port Haunn
Buzzard: 2 at Treshnish Point and same pair at Treshnish House (Prasad), 1 at Treshnish House (AA & MA)
Twite: 1 between Treshnish and Haunn cottages, 2 at Port Haunn
Oysterplant: at Port Haunn, starting to form buds
August 7
Gannet: 1+ off Port Haunn
Golden Eagle: 1 near port Haunn (XYZ family), 1 at Ardmore (AA & MA)
Kittiwake: several close in off Port Haunn
Twite: several between Treshnish Point and Crackaig
Otter: 1 at Lòn Reudle
Adder: 1 above Treshnish House
Common Hawker dragonfly: 1 at Cruachan Treshnish saddle
Common Marbled Carpet moth: 1 between Cruachan Treshnish and Treshnish House
Shaded Broad-bar moth: 1 at Crackaig
Twin-spot Carpet moth: 1 at Cruachan Treshnish saddle
Grayling butterfly: 1 at Port Haunn
Scotch Argus butterfly: 1+ at Ardmore (AA & MA)
Speckled Wood butterfly: 1 at Ardmore (AA & MA)
August 8
Gannets: 2 below Treshnish House (AA & MA)
Buzzard: 1 near Treshnish graveyard
Dogs Mercury: Treshnish Wood
Sanicle: Treshnish Wood
Wood-sorrel: Treshnish Wood
Woodruff: Treshnish Wood
Coltsfoot: Treshnish Wood
Slow Worm: below Treshnish House (AA & MA)
Wood Anemone: Treshnish Wood
July High Flyer moth: 1in Treshnish Wood
August 9
Golden Eagle: 1 on Beinn Duill
Hen Harrier: 1 female below Haunn and Toechtamhor cottages at 12.10 and 12.35am
Kestrel: 1 at the renovated Schoolhouse in Crackaig valley
Buzzard: 1 at Treshnish House
Great Skua: 2 above Haunn cottages at 1pm
Adder: 1 near Crackaig
Meadow Brown butterfly: 2+ above Treshnish Lochan
Scotch Argus butterfly: 2+ above Treshnish Lochan, several in Crackaig valley
Grayling butterfly: 1 at Crackaig
Small Heath butterfly: 1+ above Treshnish Lochan
Brown China-mark moth: 1 (emerging) on Bog Pondweed in small pond above Treshnish Lochan
Fox moth caterpillar: 3 at different locations on Treshnish farm
Bog Orchid: 1 on old track inland from the two isolated black houses (between Haunn and Crackaig) to Crackaig (has been recorded in less than 100 1km squares in Britain)
Carline Thistle: at Crackaig
August 10
Great Crested Grebe: 5 at Dervaig estuary (AA & MA)
Hedgehog: 1 by Treshnish school house (AA & MA)
August 12
White-tailed Eagle: 1 at cliffs south of Ulva (RE)
Hen Harrier: 1 female at 16.00 and 17.02 below Toechtamhor
Twite: 1 on track near Toechtamhor, very tame, appeared to be hiding from Hen Harrier
Mountain Hare: 1 below Treshnish House (JM)
August 13
Buzzard: 1 below Treshnish House, 2 at Croig
Eider: 10 (including juveniles) at Croig (mouth of Loch a’ Chumhainn-Dervaig Loch)
[Goosander: 4 at Croig (mouth of Dervaig Loch)]
Greenshank: 3 at Croig:
Curlew: 1+ at Croig
Common Ringed Plover: 5 at Croig (mouth of Dervaig Loch)
Black Guillemot: 1 immature at Croig (mouth of Dervaig Loch)
Otter: 1 at Croig (mouth of Dervaig Loch)
Common Hawker dragonfly: 2 on track to main road
Highland Darter: several on track to main road
Antler Moth: 2 in Treshnish House
Square-spot Rustic moth: 1 in Treshnish House
Twin-spot Carpet moth: 1 in Treshnish Wood
Peacock butterfly: 1 near Torloisk (MC)
August 14
Gannet: 2+ close in below Treshnish House
Buzzard: 1 above Treshnish Wood
Wood Pigeon: 2 at Treshnish Wood
Grey Wagtail: 1 at Ensay Born mouth
Scotch Argus butterfly: many females on track to main road
Speckled Wood butterfly: 1 in wood by track to main road
July Highflyer moth: 1 in Treshnish Wood
Dark Marbled Carpet moth: 1 in Treshnish Wood
Twin-spot Carpet moth: 1 in Treshnish Wood
Common Hawker dragonfly: 1 on track to main road
Highland Darter: several on track to main road
Whirled Loosestrife: in Treshnish Wood
Wild Cabbage: by Ensay Burn shore (not supposed to be on west coast of Scotland)
August 15
Gannet: 6+ close in below Treshnish House
Buzzard: 1 above Treshnish graveyard
Hen Harrier: 1 female near the Studio at 15.40 (JH)
Curlew: 1 by Ensay Born mouth
Spotted Flycatcher: 2 adults feeding two juveniles by Treshnish graveyard
Twite: 1 by The Studio, 1 by Treshnish House
Mountain Hare: 1 below Treshnish House
Grayling butterfly: 1 on track to main road
Scotch Argus butterfly: many males and females on track to main road
Green-veined White butterfly: 1 on track to main road
Dark Green Fritillary butterfly: 1 on track to main road
Small Fan-footed Wave moth: 1 in Treshnish Wood
Common Hawker dragonfly: 3+ (2 photographed) on track to main road
Highland Darter: several on track to main road
Common Twayblade orchid: 1 going to fruit in Treshnish Wood (much larger than those earlier in meadow below Treshnish House). Photographed
[Alpine Enchanter’s Nightshade: tiny Enchanter’s Nightshade in Treshnish Wood may be this species, although it is not known from Mull and has been recorded in less than 100 1km squares in Britain)]
August 16
Gannet: 3 close in below Treshnish House
Grey Heron: 1 by Ensay Burn mouth
Scoparia ambigualis, a Pyralid micro-moth: 1 in Treshnish Wood
August 17
Sparrowhawk: 1 above Treshnish Lochan (last seen on July 26)
Spotted Flycatcher: 1 in Treshnish House garden
Red Admiral: 1 at Haunn cottages
Small Heath butterfly: 1 between Haunn and Treshnish cottages
Green-veined White butterfly: several between Haunn and Treshnish cottages Meadow Brown butterfly: 1 between Haunn and Treshnish cottages
Scotch Argus butterfly: 1 between Haunn and Treshnish cottages, 1 at Treshnish House
Dark Green Fritillary butterfly: 1 between Haunn and Treshnish cottages
Dark Marbled Carpet moth: 1 by Treshnish House in day and 2 at night
Common Marbled Carpet: 1 by Treshnish House
Square-spot Rustic moth: 1 by Treshnish House in day and 1-2 at night
Large Yellow Underwing moth: 1-2 at Toechtamhor
Beautiful Golden Y moth: 1 between Haunn and Treshnish cottages
Rosy Rustic moth: 1 by Treshnish House
Chevron moth: 1 by Treshnish House
Twin-spot Carpet moth: 1 between Haunn and Treshnish Cottage, 1 by Treshnish House
July Highflyer: 1 by Treshnish House
Brown House-moth, Micro-moth: 1 by Treshnish House
Udea lutealis, micro-moth: 1 between Treshnish House and Haunn cottages
August 18
Golden Eagle: 1 in mid-morning below Treshnish House, 2 in the late afternoon above Treshnish Lochan
Peacock Butterfly: several near Treshnish graveyard (SC)
Red Admiral: 1 by Treshnish House
Dark Green Fritillary butterfly: 1 near Toechtamhor (guests)
Antler Moth: 1 by Treshnish House
The Confused moth: 1 by Treshnish House
Dark Marbled Carpet moth: 3 by Treshnish House
Rosy Rustic moth: 1 by Treshnish House
Square-spot Rustic moth: 3 by Treshnish House
Ear Moth: 1 probable by Treshnish house (photographed)
Chevron moth: 1 at Treshnish House
Twin-spot Carpet moth: 3 by Treshnish House
August 19
Peacock Butterfly: 3 between Treshnish and Haunn cottages
Dark Green Fritillary butterfly: 1 between Treshnish and Haunn
Scotch Argus butterfly: several between Treshnish and Haunn
Antler Moth: 1 by Treshnish House
Rosy Rustic moth: 3 by Treshnish House
Square-spot Rustic moth: 2 by Treshnish House
July Highflyer moth: 1-2 by Treshnish House
Common Marbled Carpet: 1 by Treshnish House
August 21
Rosy Rustic moth: 3 by Treshnish House
Anomalous moth: 1 by Treshnish House
Chevron moth: 1 by Treshnish House
Brown House-moth: 1 at Treshnish House
August 22
Gannet: 3+ at Port Langamull
[Goshawk: 1 possible at Langamull House]
Rock Pipit: 2+ at Port Langamull
Common Sandpiper: 2 at Port Langamull
Curlew: 1 at Port Langamull
Common Tern: 3 at Port Langamull
Razorbill: 1 juvenile at Port Langamull
Grey Wagtail: 1 at Port Langamull
American Mink: 1 at Port Langamull
Dark Marbled Carpet moth: 1 at Treshnish House
Chevron moth: 5 at Treshnish House
Grey Chi moth: 1 at Treshnish House
August 23
Sparrowhawk: 1 with kill by Treshnish House
Arctic Skua: 8 at Caliach point (www.mullbirds.com)
August 24
Green-veined White butterfly: 1 by Treshnish House
Fox moth caterpillar: 1 by Treshnish House
August 25
Green-veined White butterfly: 1 by Treshnish House
Square-spot Rustic moth: 1 in the Studio
Chevron moth: 2 by Treshnish House
August 26
Antler Moth: 1 at West cottage Haunn
Rosy Rustic moth: 1 by Treshnish House
Square-spot Rustic moth: 1 by Treshnish House
Chevron moth: 1 at Toechtamhor cottage; 2 by Treshnish House
Common Marbled Carpet moth: 2 by Treshnish House
Dark Marbled Carpet moth: 1 by Treshnish House
August 27
Common Marbled Carpet: 1 by Treshnish House
August 28
Square-spot Rustic moth: 2 by Treshnish House
August 29
Little Grebe: 7 at Loch Peallach (Mishnish Lochs)
Buzzard: 1 by The Studio
Razorbill: 1 in Calgary Bay
Collared Dove: 2 at Calgary
Goldfinch: flock of about 10 at Calgary
Rosy Rustic moth: 3 by Treshnish House
Dark Marbled Carpet moth: 1 by Treshnish House
Square-spot Rustic moth: 2 by Treshnish House
August 30
Fulmar: 6+ were seen from Haunn; none were on the cliffs at Treshnish Point and none appeared to have succeeded in breeding this summer
Grey Heron: 2 at Port Haunn
Common Scoter: 6 flying around Treshnish Point (this may be the species that Somerset Charrington saw from below Treshnish House the previous week)
Sparrowhawk: 1 between Treshnish and Haunn cottages
Buzzard: 1 between Treshnish and Haunn cottages
Kittiwake: 4+ from Port Haunn
Great Skua: 1 at 18.20 at Haunn shore
Collared Dove: 1 seen briefly in flight (although the tail seemed extraordinarily long and the white in the wings seemed to be too pronounced, no other species fits!)
Starling: flock of about 20 at 19.50 entering the roost cave at Treshnish Point
Goldfinch: flock of 20+ between Treshnish and Haunn cottages
August 31
Gannet: 2 off Treshnish Point
Shag: none on the nesting cliffs by the Starling roost cave
Sparrowhawk: 1 female on the cliffs at the Starling roost cave at 18.30
Buzzard: 1 between Treshnish and Haunn cottages and another individual near the cow barn
Great Skua: 1 at 18.45 flying south around Treshnish Point
Goldfinch: flock of about 10 between Treshnish and Haunn cottages
Twite: flock of about 10 near Haunn cottages
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