December 2006

December 1
Golden Eagle: 1 between Treshnish and Haunn cottages
Woodcock: 1 between Treshnish and Haunn cottages
Snipe: 1 between Treshnish and Haunn cottages
Redwing: 1 between Treshnish and Haunn cottages
December 2
Buzzard: 1 below Duill cottage
Rook: 1 juvenile by West cottage
December 3
Buzzard: 1 between Treshnish and Haunn cottages
December 4
Grey Heron: 1 at Calgary beach
Great Northern Diver: 2 off Calgary beach
Buzzard: 1 between Treshnish and Haunn cottages
Curlew: 1 at Calgary beach
Redshank: 2 at Calgary beach
Common Ringed Plover: 26 at Calgary beach
Ruddy Turnstone: 16 at Calgary beach
Greenfinch: the odd Greenfinch turns up at the Treshnish garden feeder amongst the numerous Chaffinch
December 7
Woodcock: 1 in Treshnish wood by the main track
December 8
Great Northern Diver: 3 from below Treshnish House
Buzzard: 1 below Treshnish House
Redshank: 1 on shore below Treshnish House
Curlew: 1 at Treshnish boathouse
Kittiwake: 1+ from below Treshnish House
Redwing: 5 by Treshnish House
December 9
Golden Eagle: a pair between Treshnish and Haunn cottages
December 14
Great Northern Diver: 1 on south side of Calgary Bay mouth
Little Grebe: 1 at Dervaig, 1 at Loch Peallach (Mishnish Lochs)
Whooper Swan: 1 at Loch an Torr
Greylag Goose: about twenty flying above Tobermory harbour
Velvet Scoter: 1 in Calgary Bay (this is an addition to North Mull list)
Goldeneye: 1 at Loch an Torr, 2 at Loch Peallach (Mishnish Lochs)
Teal: 11 at Dervaig
Common Ringed Plover: 22 on Calgary machair
Ruddy Turnstone: 2 on Calgary machair
Kittiwake: 1 on south side of Calgary Bay mouth
Collared Dove: 2 at Calgary, 2 at Dervaig
December 15
Great Northern Diver: 4 in Calgary Bay
Red-throated Diver: 1 in Calgary Bay
Buzzard: 1 by Treshnish House
Curlew: 14 on Calgary beach
Kittiwake: 1 in Calgary Bay
Guillemot: 1 in Calgary Bay
Mistle Thrush: 1 near Ensay on road to Calgary Bay
December 16
Buzzard: 2 by Treshnish House
December 17
Grey Heron: 1 below Treshnish House
Buzzard: 1 below Treshnish House
Snipe: 1 below Treshnish House
Kittiwake: 1 below Treshnish House
Black Guillemot: 1 from below Treshnish House
December 18
Great Northern Diver: 4-5 around mouth of Calgary Bay
Grey Heron: 2 below Treshnish House
Wigeon: several to northwest of Gruline, Loch na Keel
Buzzard: 1 below Treshnish House
Snipe: 1 below Treshnish House
Kittiwake: 1 below Treshnish House
Guillemot: 1 at mouth of Calgary Bay
December 19
Buzzard: 1 below Treshnish House
Redshank: 1 heard by shore below Treshnish House
Grey Wagtail: 1 at Ensay Burn mouth
December 20
Buzzard: 1 below cow-barn
Rook: 1 to north of Toechtamhor
December 23
Buzzard: 1 at Haunn cottages, 1 near the cow-barn
December 24
Golden Eagle: 1 at Cruachan Treshnish
Buzzard: 2 by Haunn cottages
Woodcock: 1 near Treshnish lochan
Curlew: 7 between Port Haunn and Crackaig
Rook: 1 to north of Toechtamhor cottage
Greenfinch: 2 by Treshnish House
December 25
Grey Heron: 1 between Ensay and Calgary beach, 1 at Calgary beach
Buzzard: 1 at Ensay, 1 between Ensay and Calgary beach
Snipe: 1 at Ensay
Woodcock: 1 at Ensay Burn
Curlew: 8 at Calgary beach
Common Ringed Plover: 6 at Calgary beach
December 26
Red-throated Diver: 1 from Treshnish boathouse
Greylag Goose: 2 flying from Treshnish boathouse around Treshnish Point
Buzzard: 1 between Treshnish boathouse and the main track
December 27
Whooper Swan: 1 at Loch Peallach (Mishnish Lochs)
Goldeneye: 5 including 1 male in breeding plumage at Loch Peallach, 1 at Loch Meadhoin (Mishnish Lochs)
Redshank: 4 at Dervaig
Greenshank: 1 at Dervaig
Snipe: 1 at Dervaig
December 30
Red Grouse: 5 between Caliach Point and Sunipol (Shaun McCullagh on http://www.mullbirds.com)
December 31
Grey Heron: 2 at Calgary beach
Buzzard: 1 at Ensay Burn mouth
Snipe: 1 by Ensay Burn
Kittiwake: 2 at Ensay Burn mouth, 4+ at Calgary beach
Fox moth caterpillar: 1 by Ensay Burn
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