Apr 142020
 

31st: 1 Redshank over lochan
Tawny Owl calling on every sunny day

27th: At least 2 Long-tailed Tits and 1 Grey Wagtail at Ensay Burn mouth and Sparrowhawk twice at Treshnish Old Schoolhouse.
Only 3 male Clarke’s Mining Bees at Treshnish wood waterfall lek
1 female Early Nomad Bee (50m n of Treshnish wood waterfall) and 1 male Early Nomad Bee at cliff b south of  Ensay Burn mouth along with 1 female probable Orange-tailed Mining Bee and 1 Tree Wasp.

Marsham’s Nomad Bee and 1 furrow bee, possibly Smooth-faced Furrow Bee at Ensay Burn wee tributary jct Treshnish wood

25th: Blackcap and daytime Tawny Owl heard in Treshnish wood.
At least 2 Long-tailed Tits and 1 Grey Wagtail at Ensay Burn mouth.
First Marsham’s Nomad Bee of the year (a male) at Ensay Burn wee tributary in wood (confirmed)

1 male Marsham’s Nomad Bee at cliff b s Ensay Burn mouth
and 1st small metalic furrow of the year, 1 female White-footed Furrow Bee at Treshnish Old Schoolhouse (confirmed)

probably first Orange-tailed Mining Bee at cliff b s Ensay Burn mouth along with poss male Early Nomad Bee
3 Green Hairstreaks in different locations along woodland farm road.

24th: 6 Fabricius’s Mining Bee, 3 Early Nomad Bees

and 1 Bee-fly all at same time in 1 sq.m 50m north of Treshnish Old Schoolhouse

At least 12 female Northern Mining Bees from our gate to Ensay Burn bridge cattle-grid including 3 at one time by our gate.
1st Green Hairstreak below concrete ramp Treshnish wood
Large Pine Weevil Hylobius abietis at Treshnish Old Schoolhouse

 

23rd: 1 Small Tortoiseshell (Carolyne saw one about yesterday)
Tawny Owl calling in the daytime everyday for last 10 days or more

22nd: First female Northern Mining Bee between Treshnish Old Schoohouse and nearby Nissen hut (confirmed)

 

21st: 1 Common Sandpiper at Ensay Burn mouth and 1 Cuckoo at Treshnish wood
1 male Wall Mason Bee Osmia parietina Thyme Broomrape cliff (confirmed). A very rare bee in Scotland.

7-spot Ladybird at cliff a south of Ensay Burn mouth

20th: Carolyne first Cuckoo Black Park west gate.
Red-tailed Bumblebee at south end of lower Ensay meadow.
Norwegian Wasp at clifftop to n of waterfall

19th: 1 male Fabricius’s Nomad Bee (confirmed) at Treshnish wood waterfall

& 2+ male Northern Mining Bees Treshnish wood waterfall, 1 male Northern Mining Bee at Ensay Burn bridge cattle-grid (confirmed).

Probably a male Clarke’s Mining Bee at Treshnish wood waterfall

Early Nomad Bee at Treshnish wood waterfall

 

18th: 1 Wheatear in Black Park.
Lekking Clarke’s Mining Bees at runnel nr east gate Black Park, quarry Black park and individual female in wee waterfall up from runnel nt west gate, near road by same runnel, at road of same runnel and beside toad in mid. Loads of furrow bees on Black Park East gate bank and poss Early Nomad Bee there.
Norwegian Wasp at Treshnish Old Schoolhouse

 

17th: 1 Fabricius’s Nomad Bee about 100m or more south of Ensay Burn mouth cliff a, at least 3 at cliff a, 1+ at Ensay Burn mouth cliff b. at least 2 Clarke’s Mining Bee and 1 Gwynne’s Mining Bee at cliff a and b. Bee-fly at Treshnish Old Schoolhouse and cliff b.

Probable Early Nomad Bee (although the first yellow band is complete) at Treshnish wood waterfall..

16th: at least 3 House Martins and 1 Sand Martin and 1 Sparrowhawk getting mobbed by crows over Treshnish wood
1 female Early Nomad Bee at Treshnish Old Schoolhouse (confirmed), the first confirmed for Mull. I saw several last year but couldn’t get confirmation.

1 female Smooth-faced Furrow Bee Lasioglossum fratellum at Treshnish Old Schoolhouse (confirmed).

Large beetle at Treshnish wood waterfall

 

15th: 15+ Redwings in Treshnish wood

13th
: 1 Redwing at Ensay Burn cattle-grid

2 Long-tailed Tits Treshnish wood
58 Pink-footed Geese flying north over Treshnish Old Schoolhouse.

1 Fabricius’s Nomad Bee at Treshnish wood waterfall.

At least 1 female Gwynne’s Mining Bee,

at least 1 male Clarke’s Mining Bees (confirmed)

and several Northern Mining Bees at Treshnish wood waterfall

12th: 1 male Northern Mining Bee (confirmed) at Treshnish wood waterfall.

12th: 1×3 Sparrowhawk over Treshnish wood
1-3 Redwings at Ensay Burn cattle-grid.

10th: 1 Willow Warbler & 1 Redwing in Treshnish wood.

1 queen Garden/Heath Bumblebee at Treshnish Old Schoolhouse

1 female Gwynne’s Mining Bee making nest hole at Treshnish wood waterfall.
1 possible male and 1 confirmed female Gwynne’s Mining Bee at at Treshnish wood waterfall.

1 possible male Clarke’s Mining Bee at Treshnish wood waterfall.

9th: 1 Grey Wagtail gathering nesting material at Treshnish Old Schoolhouse
1 Collared Dove in Treshnish wood
1 Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Treshnish Old Schoolhouse

7th: 1 White-tailed Eagle over Treshnsh wood

at least 1 dark Buff-tailed Bumblebee queen at Treshnish Old Schoolhouse

1 confirmed male Gwynne’s Mining Bee outside nest hole at cliffs to west of Ensay Burn mouth

and probably another Gwynne’s Mining Bee near Nissen hut in Treshnish wood.
1 dark Buff-tailed Bumblebee queen at cliffs to west of Ensay Burn mouth

Coltsfoot flowering in Ensay Burn cattle-grid and Butterbur flowering to west of Ensay Burn mouth
6th: 1st Swallow Treshnish Old Schoolhouse

 April 14, 2020

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