February 2008

February 1
White-tailed Eagle: 1 at Morven peninsula
February 12
White-tailed Eagle: Yellow tagged immature at Reudle NM350455 flying south although was in the area for at least half an hour. Tag was as far as I could see only on its left wing.
Golden Eagle: 1 at NM34N, 1-2 at NM34T
Kestrel: 4 at NM34N
Curlew: 5 at NM34N
February 14
Eider: 17 at Rubha nan Oirean NM35K
Fulmar: 3 at Treshnish Point
Hen Harrier: 1 at Treshnish Point
Guillemot: 3 at Treshnish Point
Woodcock: 5 in Treshnish wood
Mistle Thrush: 2 below Treshnish House
Chaffinch: 18 at Treshnish House
February 15
White-tailed Eagle: One immature with white tags was perched at Treshnish Point NM332480. Its left wing tag was white with a black circle, the right wing tag was broken so could not see a symbol (from the 2007 birds at Skye: the first sightings for Mull). It flew out to sea towards Lewis. Took my bins off it to scope it and lost it. However about two hours later there were two more (in view at same time) at NM3446 both also had white tags but I could not see symbols. They flew out of view above the cliffs. So I am sure there were two possibly three white tagged immatures in the area on that day
Common Gull: 32 near Toechtamhor
Mistle Thrush: 2 near Treshnish House
Great Northern Diver: 1 at NM34I
Hen Harrier: 1 at NM34I
Golden Eagle: 2 at NM34I
Kestrel: 5 at NM34I
Glaucous Gull: 2 on and around a lobster boat at Port Haunn
Kittiwake: 4 at NM34I
Guillemot: 4 at NM34I
Black Guillemot: 7 at NM34I
Razorbill: 5 at NM34I
February 27
Buzzard: 7 near Ensay House
Red-throated Diver: 2 Calgary Bay (1 at Rubha nan Oirean NM35K, 1 at Calgary beach NM35Q)
Red-breasted Merganser: 1 male at Calgary Bay (NM35Q)
Common Gull: 39 at Calgary Bay (NM35Q)
Great Northern Diver: 1 at Rubha nan Oirean, Calgary Bay NM35K
Otter: south side of Calgary Bay sitting on rocks at Lainne Sgeir
February 28
Red-throated Diver: 3 from Ensay Burn mouth. 1 at Rubha nan Oirean, Calgary Bay
Great Northern Diver: 1 near Calgary beach
Hen Harrier: 1 near Reudle at NM34T
Buzzard: 4 at Calgary beach
Razorbill: 1 near Calgary beach