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