September 2006

September 1
Golden Eagle: 2 above Ensay
Fox moth caterpillar: 3 at Duill cottage
September 2
Buzzard: 1 between Treshnish and Haunn cottages and another individual near the cow barn
Goldfinch: flock of 9 near Treshnish House
September 3
Chevron moth: 1 by Treshnish House
September 4
Gannet: 10+ from below Treshnish House
Manx Shearwater: 3 from below Treshnish House
Fulmar: 5 from below Treshnish House
Grey Heron: 1 from below Treshnish House
Buzzard: 1 above Treshnish boathouse and 3 hours later another/same in the same area
Curlew: 4 flying east from below Treshnish House
Kittiwake: 2+ from below Treshnish House
Great Skua: 1 at 19.00 flying from below Treshnish House into Calgary Bay
Guillemot: 3 juveniles from below Treshnish House
Rock Pipit: 2 from below Treshnish House
Goldfinch: small flock below Treshnish House
Basking Shark: 1 from below Treshnish Point present for at east 3 hours
Green-veined White butterfly: 1 by The Studio
Fox Moth caterpillar: 2 between Treshnish boathouse and Skoma the medieval village
September 6
Gannet: common at Langamull
Manx Shearwater: 5 off Langamull
Fulmar: 3 off Langamull
Golden Eagle: 1 flying north over Calgary Bay, 4 hours later 2 at Sunipol
Kestrel: 1 mobbing Golden Eagle on south of Calgary Bay
Sparrowhawk: 1 on south of Calgary Bay and 1 in same area 4 hours later; 1 at Sunipol
Curlew: 2+ at Langamull
Dunlin: 2 at Langamull
[Curlew Sandpiper: 1 at Langamull]
Kittiwake: 5 flying at Langamull and 7 (including 1 juvenile) on rocks near Port na Bà
Common Tern: 1 adult feeding 1 juvenile
Great Skua: 1 at 16.10, 1 at 16.17, 1 at 16.46 flying to 2 on the water and 1 at 17.45; all at Langamull
Guillemot: 7 at Langamull
Rock Pipit: 5-12 at Langamull
Grey Wagtail: 4-5 at Langamull
Northern Wheatear: 2 at Langamull
Basking Shark: 2 in mouth of Calgary Bay
Green-veined White butterfly: 1 at Langamull
Peacock butterfly: 1 at Langamull
Scotch Argus butterfly: 1 at Langamull
Fox Moth caterpillar: 3 at Langamull
September 7
Golden Eagle: 2 above Treshnish House at 16.15
Goldfinch: flock of 12 at Toechtamhor, and 2+ at Treshnish House
Red Admiral butterfly: 1 at Toechtamhor
Peacock butterfly: 1 at Toechtamhor
Green-veined White butterfly: 1 at Duill cottage
Fox Moth caterpillar: 6 at Duill cottage
Rosy Rustic moth: 1 at Toechtamhor
Common Hawker dragonfly: 1 by Haunn cottages
September 8
Kestrel: 1 near Treshnish House
Fox Moth caterpillar: 1 at Duill cottage
Highland Darter dragonfly: several (including 1 pair copulating) on track down to Duill & Shian cottages
September 9
Wood Pigeon: 1 near Toechtamhor
Twite: 3 near Toechtamhor
Goldfinch: flock of about 10 near Toechtamhor
Willow Warbler: 1 at Haunn cottages
Peacock butterfly: 1 between Treshnish and Haunn cottages
Common Hawker dragonfly: 1 by Haunn cottages
Highland Darter dragonfly: several between Treshnish and Haunn cottages
September 10
Ruby Tiger moth caterpillar: 1 by Treshnish House
September 11
Buzzard: 1 at Ensay Burn
Grey Heron: 1 at Ensay Burn mouth
Common Hawker dragonfly: 1 by The Studio
September 12
Red-throated Diver: 5 in Calgary Bay
Grey Heron: 1 at Calgary Bay
Reed Bunting: 3 at Loch Meadhoin (Mishnish Lochs)
Red Admiral butterfly: 1 by Treshnish House
Common Hawker dragonfly: 1 by The Studio
September 13
Red-breasted Merganser: 1 near Lagganulva
Rosy Rustic moth: 1 by Treshnish House
September 14
Greenfinch: 3-5 by The Studio
Red-green Carpet moth: 1 by Treshnish House
Dark-marbled Carpet moth: 1 by Treshnish House, 1 in veggie garden Treshnish House
Rosy Rustic moth: 1 by Treshnish House
Amphipoea sp. moth: prob Ear Moth: 2 by Treshnish House
Lunar Underwing moth: 1 by Treshnish House
Large Yellow Underwing moth: 1-2 by Treshnish House
Black Rustic moth: 2 by Treshnish House
Pale Eggar moth: 2 by Treshnish House
Antler Moth: 4 by Treshnish House
Angle Shades moth: 1 by Treshnish House
Beautiful Golden Y moth: 3 by Treshnish House
Silver Y moth: 1 by Treshnish House
Chevron moth: 1 by Treshnish House
Fox Moth caterpillar: 4 by Treshnish House
Common Hawker dragonfly: 1 by The Studio
September 15
Greenfinch: 1 by The Studio
September 16
Merlin: 1 by The Studio
Sparrowhawk: 1 with prey between Treshnish and Haunn cottages
Snipe: 2 flying between Treshnish and Haunn cottages
Goldfinch: flock of 20 by Haunn cottages
Small Tortoiseshell butterfly: 1 by Treshnish House
[Dark Green Fritillary butterfly: 1 between Treshnish and Haunn cottages, no binoculars]
[Scotch Argus butterfly: 1 between Treshnish and Haunn cottages, no binoculars]
Common Hawker dragonfly: 1 between Treshnish and Haunn cottages
Highland Darter dragonfly: 1+ between Treshnish and Haunn cottages
September 17
Golden Eagle: 1 above Kilbrennan
Buzzard: 1 above Treshnish House, 1 below Treshnish House and later 1 by Cow barn
Red-breasted Merganser: 1 near Lagganulva
Bar-tailed Godwit: 1 adult summer male at Calgary Bay, a new species for our list from North Mull (GT & ST)
Rook: 9 at Lagganulva farm (my first for Mull, although presumably not uncommon away from north Mull)
Common Hawker dragonfly: 1 by Treshnish Boathouse
Highland Darter dragonfly: several on track to main road
Fox Moth caterpillar: 1 near Skoma medieval village
Knot Grass caterpillar: 1 on rocks above Treshnish Boathouse (sketched)
September 18
Ruddy Turnstone: 16 at Loch na Keel (GT & ST)
Sanderling: 2 adults at Loch na Keel (GT & ST)
Angle Shades moth: 1 by Treshnish House
September 19
Grey Heron: 11 at the Quinish heronry
Greylag Goose: 46+ at Croig-Sunipol
Canada Goose: 5 at Craignure Golf Club (GT & ST)
Red-breasted Merganser: 9 at Croig
Eider: 9 at Croig
Sparrowhawk or Merlin: 1 seen briefly by Treshnish House
Greenshank: 1 by Quinish Pier
Redshank: 1 by Quinish Pier
Curlew: 29 at Quinish Pier
Whimbrel: 1 at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
Oystercatcher: 9 adults at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
Common Tern: 5+ at Croig
Barn Swallow: at Loch Frisa (GT & ST)
Northern Wheatear: 1 adult female at Loch Frisa (GT & ST)
Bullfinch: 1 at Quinish
Fox Moth caterpillar: 2 by Quinish Pier
September 20
Red-throated Diver: at Haunn (GT & ST)
Little Grebe: 2 at Dervaig, 1 at Loch Peallach, 3 at Loch Carnain an Amais (Mishnish Lochs)
Gannet: 9 at Haunn (GT & ST)
Red-breasted Merganser: 1 at Dervaig
White-tailed Eagle: 2 juveniles with yellow tags at Loch Frisa (GT & ST)
Great Skua: 1 at Haunn (GT & ST)
Guillemot: 2 adult winter at Haunn (GT & ST)
September 21
Little Grebe: 2 at Dervaig
Red-throated Diver: 2 in Calgary Bay
Red-throated Diver: 2 adults, 1 juvenile at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
Black-throated Diver: 1 adult winter at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
Gannet: 3 at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
Grey Heron: 1 at Haunn (GT & ST)
Red-breasted Merganser: 3 at Dervaig
Oystercatcher: 27 at Calgary beach, 6 at Haunn (GT & ST)
Common Ringed Plover: 15 at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
Dunlin: 5 at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
Common Gull: 13 at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
Rock Pipit: 5 at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
Goldfinch: 19 at Haunn (GT & ST)
Large White butterfly caterpillar: 1 by Treshnish House
September 22
Grey Heron: 1 at Haunn (GT & ST)
Eider: 1 at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
Common Buzzard: 1 at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
Common Ringed Plover: 10 at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
Barn Swallow: 4 adults at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
House Martin: 2 adults at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
Grey Wagtail: 3 at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
Northern Wheatear: 2 adults at Haunn (GT & ST)
September 23
Grey Heron: 3 at Langamull (GT & ST)
Buzzard: 1 between Treshnish and Haunn Cottages, 1 at Langamull (GT & ST)
Kestrel: 1 at Langamull (GT & ST)
Golden Plover: 10 at Langamull (GT & ST)
Wood Pigeon: 1 near Toechtamhor cottage
Raven: 14 at Treshnish Point
Swallow: 3+ at Haunn cottages
Rock Pipit: 4 at Langamull (GT & ST)
Red Admiral butterfly: 1 by Haunn cottages
Fox Moth caterpillar: 3 at Toechtamhor cottage, 1 by Treshnish House
September 24
Red-throated Diver: 2 at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
Slavonian Grebe: 1 adult winter at Calgary Bay, a first for our list of north Mull (GT & ST)
Eider: 1 at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
Common Ringed Plover: 10 at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
Ruddy Turnstone: 1 adult winter at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
Dunlin: 4 at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
Common Gull: 10 at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
Razorbill: 3 juveniles very close to shore at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
September 25
Red-throated Diver: 2 adult winter, 1 juvenile at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
Black-throated Diver: 1 adult winter at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
Grey Heron: 1 at Quinish, 3 at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
Greylag Goose: 40 at Quinish (GT & ST)
Eider: 1 at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
Long-tailed Duck: 1 in Calgary Bay (Kevin Lock & Paul Harwood on http://www.mullbirds.com)
White-tailed Eagle: 1 yellow-tagged juvenile flying south passed Port Haunn at 13.50
Buzzard: 3 at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
Sparrowhawk: 1 at Treshnish House, 2-3 at Port Haunn
Hen Harrier: 1 ring-tail below Haunn cottages (PR)
Sanderling: 1 juvenile at Calgary beach
Dunlin: 3 at Calgary beach
Kittiwake: 100+ on rocks and in water just south of Port Haunn
Barn Swallow: 2 at Haunn at (GT & ST)
Northern Wheatear: 1 at Port Haunn
Bullfinch: 1 at Quinish (GT & ST)
Linnet: 2 adults, 2 juveniles at Haunn at (GT & ST)
Mink: 1 at Port Haunn
Red Admiral butterfly: 1 at Haunn cottages
Fox Moth caterpillar: 1 at Port Haunn
Rush Veneer, Nomophila noctuella a micro-moth: 1 at Port Haunn
Highland Darter dragonfly: 1+ at Haunn cottages
Common Hawker: 1 at Haunn cottages
September 26
Red-throated Diver: 1 adult winter at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
Little Grebe: 1 adults, 1 juvenile at Dervaig (GT & ST)
Grey Heron: 2 at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
[White-tailed Eagle: 1 possible juvenile between Loch Frisa and Glengorm]
Golden Eagle: 2 adults at Dervaig (GT & ST), 2 adults at Calgary Bay (GT & ST), 1 adult near Loch an Torr (GT & ST)
Hen Harrier: 1 juvenile below Haunn cottages (PR, GT & ST)
Buzzard: 1 at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
Kestrel: 1 at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
Razorbill: 1 adult at Calgary Bay (GT & ST)
Otter: 1 at Port Langamull
Broom Moth caterpillar: 1 near Loch Carnain an Amais (Mishnish Lochs) NM4652
Fox Moth caterpillar: 2 near Loch Carnain an Amais (Mishnish Lochs) NM4652
September 28
Manx Shearwater: 20+ close in at Haunn (Charlie Green), 5 at Haunn (GT & ST)
Gannet: 16 at Haunn (GT & ST)
Pink-footed Goose: 138 flying south at Haunn (GT & ST), 4 flying south at Cruachan Treshnish (GT & ST). Although I saw large flocks of geese landing on the Treshnish Isles in the spring this is the first positive identification of this species
Greater Scaup: 4 at Haunn (CG)
Buzzard: 1 at Haunn (GT & ST)
Merlin: 1 by track from Treshnish House to main road (GT & ST)
Twite: flock of about 50 at Haunn (CG)
Northern Wheatear: 1 at Cruachan Treshnish (GT & ST)
Red Admiral butterfly: 1 at Haunn cottages
September 30
White-tailed Eagle: 2 adults at Loch Frisa (GT & ST)
Mountain Hare: 1 below Treshnish House
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