June 2022 – Sightings

June 2022 – Sightings

21/6/22

  • Orcas (reported from Sorisdale)
  • Dark Green Fritillaries (the first of the year reported)

20/6/22

  • Great Skua
  • Northern Marsh Orchid
  • Early Purple Orchid
  • Pale Butterwort

17/6/22

  • Great Northern Diver
  • Peregrine
  • Arctic Skua
  • Kittiwake
  • Manx Shearwater
  • Otter
  • White -tailed Eagles (x3 seen from ferry approaching Oban)

16/6/22

  • Hen Harrier
  • Dunlin
  • Great Skua

15/6/22

  • Orcas (seen and photographed from ferry at Arinagour)
  • Peregrine
  • Hen Harrier
  • Dunlin
  • Corncrake
  • Great Skua
  • Little Tern (x20)
  • Arctic Tern
  • Wood Pigeon (x2)
  • Twite

14/6/22

  • Great Northern Diver
  • Snow Geese (x2)
  • Canada Geese (x18 in total)
  • Hen Harrier
  • Peregrine
  • Fulmars
  • Great Skua
  • Arctic Skua
  • Cuckoo
  • Twite
  • Short-necked Oil Beetle
  • Great Yellow Bumblebee (probable – first Coll sighting in 5 years)

13/6/22

  • Peregrine
  • Redshank (with chick)
  • Brown Hare (leveret)
  • Common Seal
  • Grey Seal
  • By-the-wind-sailors (wrecked on beach)
  • Frog Orchid
  • Taraxacum obliquum (a stonkingly rare dandelion!)

12/6/22

  • Great Northern Diver
  • Red-throated Diver
  • Eider (with ducklings)
  • Snipe (drumming)
  • Dunlin
  • Sanderling
  • Hen Harrier
  • Peregrine (a pair)
  • Arctic Skuas (up to 7 birds displaying)
  • Great Skuas
  • Corncrakes (x3 seen, many heard)
  • Brown Hare
  • Wood Mouse (dead)
  • Common Blue (butterfly)
  • Pyramidal Orchids
  • Early Marsh Orchids
  • Bloody Cranesbill

11/6/22

  • Red-throated Diver
  • Peregrine
  • Manx Shearwaters
  • Puffins
  • Twite
  • Fairy Foxglove (in flower)

7/6/22

  • Hen Harrrier (1 male and 2 females)
  • Goldcrest
  • Whitethroat
  • Hedgehog (during the day)

6/6/22

  • Poplar Hawk-moth
  • Elephant Hawk-moth
  • Pebble Prominent (moth)
  • Great Northern Diver
  • Shelduck (with 2 ducklings)

3/6/22 – a mothy day!

  • Grey Scalloped Bar moth
  • Edinburgh Pug moth
  • Fox moth
  • Confused moth
  • Marbled Coronet moth
  • Light Knotgrass moth
  • Magpie moth (cocoons)

2/6/22

  • Little Grebe
  • Hen Harrier (male)
  • Sanderling (x15)
  • Great Skua
  • Whitethroat
  • Adderstongue Fern
  • Anania fuscalis moth
  • [Risso’s Dolphins reported]

1/6/22

  • Eider (x5+6)
  • Whimbrel
  • Hen Harrier (ring-tailed)
  • Peregrine
  • Black Guillemot
  • Otters (x4 together)
  • Yellowshell moth
  • Small Heath butterfly
  • Moss Carder Bee
  • Adderstongue Fern (c80)

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