Jul 042020
 

11th: 1 Sparrowhawk with prey flying into Treshnish wood.

10th: 1 Sparrowhawk flying whilst calling near Insect Hotel Treshnish wood.
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Carolyne saw a Stoat around the farm buildings. A rare sighting on Mull!

Pentatoma rufipes Red-legged Shieldbug below concrete ramp in Treshnish wood.

 

9th: 1 Sparrowhawk calling whilst flying near Ensay Burn cattlegrid.

8th: Broken-belted Bumblebee in Treshnish wood.

1 possible Argogorytes mystaceus Field Digger Wasp between Treshnish Old Schoolhouse and the concrete ramp

The new non-flowering Narrow-leaved Helleborines found last year amount to at least 4 this year.

 

7th: 1-2 male White-jawed Yellow-face Bee between eucalyptus and bridge cattle-grid.

1 small mining bee between eucalyptus and bridge cattle-grid but don’t think it is a mini-miner, maybe Small Flecked Mining Bee

1+ mini-miners at Ensay Burn tributary junction in Treshnish wood


1 Crossocerus digger wasp at Ensay Burn tributary junction in Treshnish wood

1 male Northern Emerald near insect hotel in Treshnish wood (I also thought I saw it half an hour earlier in the wet area on opposite side of the track).

I have now seen it every year for the last 3 years.
1 male on 25 June 2019 near our septic tank
1 female on 4 June 2018 to south of the sitheans

1-3 Volucella pellucens around the insect hotel in Treshnish wood (first of the year). This is a common UK species but not at Treshnish. I only saw it for the first time last year.

Red Currant opposite the insect hotel in Treshnish wood. It is a new species for Treshnish and I think rare on Mull. There are 2 records on the old Flora but none in the newer Rare Plant Registries for VC103.

5th: 1 Sparrowhawk with prey flying into TW

4th: 1 Peregrine over Ensay and at least 28 fledged (they could fly) on the lochan.

1 Adder on south side of sitheans but camera was all fogged up from the drizzle yesterday. By the time I got the lens filter off it uncoiled off. Let me see if i can edit it.

Four-spotted Chaser on the sitheans.

Golden ringed Dragonfly on south side of sitheans (where I saw a Northern Emerald in 2018)

3 Lesser Twayblade at usual area to south of sitheans

one had a flowering stalk but my camera lens was steamed up.

2nd: 1 Volucella bombylans (first of the year) below concrete ramp in Treshnish wood

1st: 1-2 Sparrowhawk seen morning and evening
1 male Bullfinch at Treshnish Old Schoolhouse
1 new Narrow-leaved Helleborine (non flowering) above road through Treshnish wood

1 possible Lesser Twayblade (non flowering) near Treshnish Old Schoolhouse

 July 4, 2020