11th: 1 Sparrowhawk with prey flying into Treshnish wood.
10th: 1 Sparrowhawk flying whilst calling near Insect Hotel Treshnish wood.
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