Sep 022019

17th: 2 Swallows feeding nestlings at Treshnish House.
Stags heard rutting on Ensay.

15th: 1 queen Buff-tailed Bumblebee (form with buff-tail) in outhouse at Treshnish Old Schoolhouse but it got out before I managed a photo.

1 male Broken-belted Bumblebee (confirmed) at Treshnish Old Schoolhouse.

Probable male and female Bloomed Furrow Bees near Treshnish wood Nissen hut.

Possible Forest Cuckoobee at Treshnish wood waterfall.

1 probable male Smooth-faced Furrow Bee and 1 small metallic furrow bee at Treshnish wood waterfall (prob Turquoise or White-footed Furrow Bee)

13th: 1 juvenile Golden Eagle seen with adult from second nearest pair.

9th: 1 probable male Smooth-faced Furrow Bee somehow got into our living room.
To give you an idea of size

And closer up

7th: 2 House Martins at Haunn, c10 Swallows over Treshnish wood.
Ancistroserus scoticus still present at Treshnish Old Schoolhouse.
At least 20 Buff-tip caterpillars in front of Treshnish Old Schoolhouse. I have only seen the larvae once before on Ulva on 18th Aug 2007.

1st: At least 2 Swallows still around.

We had a sunny spell so had a look for Heather Colletes on the heather near the Nissen hut in Treshnish wood. I have only seen it twice once in 2017 and once in 2018. I can’t be looking in the right places. I didn’t find it but i did see furrow bees including what is probably Smooth-faced Furrow Bees mating.

A third male arrives

This is a male

and this is probably a female although Bloomed Furrow Bee also occurs here but I didn’t see any male red furrow bees today.

Ancistroserus scoticus (Accepted) bringing a caterpillar to its nest in our window vent.

1 Painted Lady adult still at Treshnish Old Schoolhouse

 September 2, 2019