29th: 66 Pink-footed Geese flying south over Treshnish wood and surrounds
28th: 1 Painted Lady at West cottage, Haunn
1 dead Red Wasp (confirmed) at West cottage, Haunn
1 dead Pollenia fly in East cottage, Haunn
24th: 1 Eriozona syrphoides (accepted) at Treshnish Old Schoolhouse. This is a Nationally Scarce species although it has been recorded near Oban by Carl Farmer.
1 probable female Syrphus ribesii at Treshnish Old Schoolhouse.
2 male Broken-belted Bumblebees at Treshnish Old Schoolhouse.
1 Painted Lady at Treshnish Old Schoolhouse.
22nd: Swallows adults with 2 fledglings in old barn, Treshnish House
20th: 1 male Bloomed or Common Furrow Bee at cliff b to south of Ensay Burn mouth.
19th: 1 Turnstone at Treshnish boathouse (rare at Treshnish although regular at Lainne Sgeir, Calgary).
3 fledgling Swallows being fed by at least 1 adult at Treshnish Old Schoolhouse.
12+ Redpoll at Treshnish Old Schoolhouse.
A Raven with Rowan berries at Treshnish boathouse.
1 queen and 2+ male Broken-belted Bumblebees at Treshnish Old Schoolhouse.
Speckled Wood at Treshnish Old Schoolhouse.
Sea Pea still with a few leaves at Treshnish Boathouse.
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.
Probable male and female Bloomed Furrow Bees near Treshnish wood Nissen hut.
13th: 1 juvenile Golden Eagle seen with adult from second nearest pair.
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
1 Painted Lady adult still at Treshnish Old Schoolhouse