June 2008

June 1
Meadow Pipit: with food by Treshnish House
Dunnock: with food by Treshnish House
Minke Whale: 1 around Treshnish point (LN & VN)
Otter: 1 at Crackaig (LN & VN)
Basking Shark: 1 at Crackaig (LN & VN)
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly: 3 by Treshnish Old Schoolhouse
Green-veined White butterfly: 1 by Treshnish Old Schoolhouse
Small Heath butterfly: by Treshnish Old Schoolhouse
June 2
Lesser Redpoll: 1 by Treshnish wood beside road
[Common Hawker dragonfly: 1 by Treshnish Old Schoolhouse, 1 by Treshnish boathouse]
Greater Butterfly-orchid: 1 flowering below Treshnish House
[Northern-marsh Orchid: at boathouse]
Mountain Hare: 1 above Treshnish boathouse
June 3
Eider: female with 2 chicks at Calgary beach (NM35Q)
Short-eared Owl: 1 on deer-fence posts in front of Reudle Schoolhouse (NM34T)
Wheatear: 1 carrying food at Calgary beach (NM35Q)
Garden Warbler: 1 at bottom of Calgary Hotel nature walk; scarce on Mull (NM35Q)
Mountain Hare: 3 between Treshnish & Haunn cottages (LN & VN)
June 4
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly: 2+ by Treshnish Old Schoolhouse
Dark Green Fritillary butterfly: 2+ by Treshnish Old Schoolhouse
Green-veined White butterfly: 1 at Haunn
Small Green Orchid: flowering in front of Toechtamhor
Common Valerian: flowering by Treshnish Old Schoolhouse
Wood Sage: flowering by Treshnish Old Schoolhouse
June 5
Golden Eagle: 1 above The Studio (NM34P)
Red-throated Diver: 2 flying over Treshnish House (AM)
Twite: 1 outside Duill cottage (NM34P)
House Martin: at least 1 pair building a nest on front of Shian cottage; this would be a new breeding bird for Treshnish (NM34P)
Blackcap: singing between Treshnish House & Treshnish Old Schoolhouse
Basking Shark: 1 below Treshnish House
Lady’s Bedstraw: flowering by Treshnish Old Schoolhouse
Heath Bedstraw: flowering by Treshnish Old Schoolhouse
June 7
Golden Eagle: 2 on Cruachan Treshnish
Hen Harrier: 1 female at Haunn, NM34N (also seen later by guests at west cottage)
Northern Wheatear: adult with food at Haunn (NM34N) and at The Studio (NM34P)
Pied Wagtail: fledged juvenile at cow-barn (NM34P)
Greater Butterfly-orchid: flowering at Toechtamhor (best plants are on the other side of the road from the main gate. Avoid trampling on the mounds in front of Toechtamhor which hold Small White Orchid which is difficult to see but can be seen from the road)
Fragrant Orchid: as above
[Northern Marsh Orchid: as above]
Basking Shark: 1 below Treshnish House (PG & IG)
June 8
Golden Eagle: 1 at Calgary
Short-eared Owl: 1 at summit of Ensay-Burg road (LN & VN)
Hen Harrier: 1 female at Haunn (guests at west cottage, NM34N)
Kestrel: 2 mobbing a Golden Eagle (NM34Z)
Robin: adult feeding a fledged juvenile (NM34P)
Redpoll: 1 at Treshnish wood by cattle-grid
Lapwing: 2 on Ensay
Curlew: 2 on Ensay
House Martin: 1 on Ensay
Grey Wagtail: fledged young at Ensay
Meadow Pipit: fledged young at Ensay
Northern Wheatear: fledged young at Ensay
House Sparrow: fledged young at Ensay
Basking Shark: 1 in Calgary bay beneath road
Large Heath butterfly: 4+ on Ensay (a new butterfly for the Treshnish area)
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly: 1 by Treshnish Old Schoolhouse
Small Heath butterfly: 6+ on Ensay
Golden-ringed Dragonfly: 1 on Ensay
Marsh-bedstraw: flowering at Ensay (NM3649)
Bog Asphodel: about to flower at Ensay (NM3649)
Greater Butterfly Orchid: 100+ below Toechtamhor cottage (LN & VN)
Small White Orchid: 20+ beside Toechtamhor cottage (LN & VN)
June 10
Short-eared Owl: 1 on east side of road just past summit on Ensay-Burg road (NM34T or NM3746)
Kestrel: 1 with prey flying from south of Reudle Schoolhouse towards Lòn Reudle (NM34T to NM34M)
Peregrine Falcon: 1 on Carn Mòr
Hen Harrier: 1 on Carn Mòr
Red Grouse: 2 heard to west of Cruachan Odhar
Golden Plover: 1 heard on Cruachan Odhar, 1 between Beinne an Lochain & Carn Mòr
Red-throated Diver: 1 flying around Beinne an Lochain
Meadow Pipit: nest with 2 eggs between Carn Mòr & Carn Beag
Stonechat: fledged young at top of Ensay Burn
Whinchat: 1 at top of Ensay Burn
Grey Wagtail: 1 at top of Ensay Burn
Lesser Redpoll: 1 at Treshnish wood by cattle-grid
Treecreeper: 1 adult (+ family group) by Treshnish Old Schoolhouse
House Martin: 1 at Ensay House (are they nesting?)
Golden-ringed Dragonfly: 1 by Treshnish Old Schoolhouse
Bog Asphodel: flowering on Cruachan Odhar (NM3846)
Blaeberry: on tops from Cruachan Odhar to Carn Mòr
June 11
White-tailed Eagle: 1 at about 18.00 flying with prey over Treshnish Old Schoolhouse towards Calgary
Red-throated Diver: 1 flying over Reudle schoolhouse (NM34T)
Golden Eagle: 2 at Treshnish
Short-eared Owl: 1 at 6am by Reudle schoolhouse
Ringed Plover: 1 below Crackaig
Black Guillemot: 7 including one on a ledge below Crackaig
Whinchat: 7 in Reudle/Crackaig area
Greenfinch: 1 heard by Treshnish Old Schoolhouse (the first for me this year at Treshnish)
Common Blue butterfly: 1 below Crackaig
Small Heath butterfly: 12 below Crackaig, 13 near Reudle
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly: 2 near Reudle, 3 below Crackaig
Dark Green Fritillary butterfly: 3 near Reudle, 1 at Crackaig
Bog Pimpernel: flowering below Crackaig
June 12
House Martin: nest building at Shian cottage abandoned
Pied Wagtail: adults with chick at Treshnish House (CC and SC)
Whinchat: 1 at Langamull
Common Ringed Plover: at least 1 seen on brief visit to Langamull
Great Tit: 1 chick at Langamull answered my imitation of its call by flying directly at me and landing on my welly
Greenfinch: 1 at Treshnish House bird-table and 1 heard by Treshnish Old Schoolhouse
Common Twayblade: many on east hill of at Langamull beach
Slender Scotch Burnet moth: 6 at Langamull House site (1½ hours), 2 at Langamull beach site (½ hour) and 1½ hours searching along the ridge to west of Langamull beach
Transparent Burnet moth: 1 along the ridge to west of Langamull beach
Six-spot Burnet moth: 1 along the ridge to west of Langamull beach
Meadow Brown butterfly: 1 at Langamull House
June 14
Raven: 8 at Haunn (this is two families with recently fledged young)
House Martin: 4 with a pair nest building at Treshnish House
June 15
Shag: flock of 400 at Ensay Burn mouth and in Calgary Bay
Fulmar: 8+ pairs on east side of Treshnish Point
Manx Shearwater: 9 from Ensay Burn mouth
Great Skua: 1 from Ensay Burn mouth
Raven: fledged young on Treshnish farm
Chaffinch: fledged young in Treshnish wood
Robin: fledged young in Treshnish wood and boathouse
Great Tit: fledged young in Treshnish wood
Blue Tit: fledged young in Treshnish wood
Coal Tit: fledged young in Treshnish wood
House Martin: a pair nest building at Treshnish House
Pied Wagtail: fledged young at Treshnish House
Grey Wagtail: fledged young below Treshnish House
Northern Wheatear: fledged young at Haunn and around Skoma
House Sparrow: fledged young at Treshnish House
Siskin: 6 in Treshnish wood and by Ensay Burn mouth
Redpoll: 4 in Treshnish wood. 5 at Treshnish boathouse
Twite: 1 near Skoma
Linnet: 3 below Treshnish House
Blackcap: 1 in Treshnish wood
Spotted Flycatcher: 1 at Treshnish House
Common Blue butterfly: 2 below Treshnish House, 1 at Treshnish boathouse, 1 between Treshnish and Haunn cottages, 1 to west of Haunn
Dark Green Fritillary butterfly: 2 below Treshnish House, 2 at Treshnish boathouse, 2 at Skoma, 12 at Haunn
Small Heath butterfly: 1 at Treshnish boathouse, 1 to west of Treshnish boathouse, 1 at Haunn
Meadow Brown butterfly: 1 to west of Treshnish boathouse
Green-veined white butterfly: 1 at Haunn
[Scotch Argus butterfly: 1 at Ensay Burn mouth; it’s very early for this species so perhaps it was Meadow Brown (poor view)]
Greater Knapweed: flowering in Treshnish wood
Red Bartsia: flowering below Treshnish House
Pineappleweed: about to flower below Treshnish House
Burnet Rose: flowering for a few days
Selfheal: flowering between Treshnish House and Haunn
Northern Marsh-orchid: flowering near Ensay Burn mouth and Toechtamhor cottage
Watercress: apart from the patch in the stream beside East cottage, Haunn there is a large patch of what is probably this species further down this slope. There is also a large patch of white umbellifer in the reedy low-lying area below East cottage which needs checking. It is possibly Hemlock Water Dropwort
Kidney Vetch: flowering in front of Toechtamhor cottage
Tufted Vetch: flowering in front of Toechtamhor cottage
Meadow Vetchling: flowering in front of Toechtamhor cottage
Bush Vetch: flowering in front of Toechtamhor cottage
Wood Bitter-vetch: flowering in front of Toechtamhor cottage
Ragged-Robin: large patch flowering below Toechtamhor cottage (flowering for a few days at least)
June 16
Rock Dove: occupied nest at Treshnish Point (NM34J)
Meadow Pipit: fledged young at cow-barn and Haunn
Fulmar: 3 occupied ledges on south side of Treshnish Point
Manx Shearwater: 39 in short sea-watching session from Treshnish Point
Greylag Goose: 1 between Treshnish Point and Treshnish isles
Kestrel: 2 chicks on nest on cliffs to south of Port Haunn
Common Ringed Plover: 3 pairs to west of Haunn
Common Sandpiper: 3 pairs to west of Haunn
Puffin: 1 from Treshnish Point
Black Guillemot: 10 to west of Haunn
Raven: family with 2 chicks at Treshnish Point
Stonechat: fledged chick at Haunn
Whinchat: fledged chick at Haunn
Robin: fledged chick at Haunn
Northern Wheatear: many fledged chicks at Haunn and Port Haunn
Pied Wagtail: fledged chick at Haunn
Willow Warbler: chicks on nest at Haunn
Twite: 16 to west of Haunn
Linnet: probably nest site beside east cottage
Reed Bunting: pair below Haunn cottages, female carrying faecal sac
Dolphin species: (possibly Bottle-nosed Dolphin), 4 between Treshnish Point and Treshnish Isles (NM320468). They had a fairly small fin which appeared to be quite far back on its body. There was definitely a beak, no colour pattern was visible. There may have been many more than 4 but that was a minimum number. They were rolling slowly above the surface of the water with no jumping
Common Blue butterfly: 1 at Haunn
Dark Green Fritillary butterfly: 2 Haunn
June 18
Wood Pigeon: 1 in Treshnish wood
June 19
Chaffinch: fledgling at Treshnish house
Swallow: nest with young at Treshnish House
June 20
White-tailed Eagle: 1 at 2pm flying below Treshnish House towards Ensay
Short-eared Owl: 3+ around Reudle Schoolhouse and south to the road summit
June 21
Short-eared Owl: 3+ around Reudle Schoolhouse and south to the road summit
Black Guillemot: 13 at Lòn Reudle
Otter: 1 at Lòn Reudle
June 23
Hooded Crow: 3 fledged young with adults at Crackaig
Golden Eagle: 2 flying from Cruachan Treshnish to Beinn Reudle
Kestrel: 2 fledged juveniles at Lòn Reudle
Sparrowhawk: 1 at Crackaig
Short-eared Owl: adult & 2+ fledged young at dusk just south of the pond above Treshnish lochan (Prasad) 8 between Reudle Old Schoolhouse and the Reudle track end. These presumably include fledged young from presumably 2 or 3 families (CC)
Meadow Pipit: nest with eggs at lochan near Glac Gugairidh
Northern Wheatear: fledged young at Reudle
June 25
Buzzard: at least 2 unfledged young in nest beside Ensay Burn
Common Gull: 21 adults and at least one unfledged chick at Treshnish lochan
Lapwing: 1 at Treshnish lochan
Snipe: 1 near nest by burn half way between Treshnish Old Schoolhouse and Glac Gugairidh
Short-eared Owl: 1 above Treshnish Old Schoolhouse
Skylark: adult with food for young on nest above Treshnish Old Schoolhouse
Stonechat: fledgling above Treshnish Old Schoolhouse
Bottle-nosed Dolphin: 4 at Port Haunn (Mr & Mrs P- data given to HWDT)
Yarrow: flowering at Treshnish wood
Common Ragwort: flowering at Treshnish wood
June 27
Red-breasted Merganser: 3 flying circling over Treshnish lochan and then flying to Ensay Burn mouth
Siskin: fledged juveniles near Treshnish House
Spotted Flycatcher: fledged juveniles near Treshnish House and Treshnish House
Wren: fledged juveniles near Treshnish House
Common Figwort: flowering in Treshnish wood
Meadowsweet: flowering in Treshnish wood
June 28
Meadow Pipit: fledged young 1/3 way from Haunn to Treshnish House
Rock Pipit: below Sheiling cottage (Mr & Mrs R)
Dunnock: fledged young 1/3 way from Haunn to Treshnish House
Whitethroat: fledged young 2/3 way from Haunn to Treshnish House
Linnet: nest with young by middle cottage Haunn
Starling: 70 by Treshnish cow-barn
Harebell: flowering 1/3 way between Haunn and Treshnish House
Hedge Woundwort: flowering at Treshnish wood
June 29
Ringed Plover: 2 between Treshnish and Crackaig (Mr & Mrs R)
Lapwing: 9 near Langamull House
Tawny Owl: 2+ juveniles to west of Langamull beach
Skylark: probable fledged juveniles near Treshnish Old Schoolhouse
Pignut: flowering near Treshnish Old Schoolhouse
Slender Scotch Burnet: 2 at Langamull House
June 30
Wren: fledged young near Treshnish Old Schoolhouse
Goldcrest: fledged young near Treshnish Old Schoolhouse
Swallow: fledged young near Treshnish Old Schoolhouse
Willow Warbler: carrying food in Treshnish wood
Spotted Flycatcher: fledged young in Treshnish wood near cliff path and near Treshnish House
Greater Bird’s-foot-trefoil: flowering for a few days around Treshnish wood and House
Enchanter’s-nightshade: flowering in Treshnish wood
Tutsan: flowering in Treshnish wood
Medium-flowered Winter-cress: has been flowering in cattle grid by Ensay Burn
Marsh Willowherb: flowering
Dark Green Fritillary butterfly: 1 in Treshnish wood
Small Heath butterfly: 1 in Treshnish wood

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