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October 2022
We have still been lucky with unseasonably warm weather for October and the wildlife has enjoyed it. Towards the end of the month, we saw the first groups of Redwing coming through plus Whooper Swans.

Read the October report 2022 find out more!



September 2022
September has been a month of 2 halves. It started off with good weather but ended with sure signs that autumn is on its way.
Had a nice surprise encounter too

Read the September report 2022 to find out more!



August 2022
August was so busy with moving house, decorating and a bad case of covid. Before we knew it, August had gone.


See our August 2022 Report to find out more!



July 2022
July has been a tough month for the seabird populations in this area. We are sad to report hundreds of dead birds on the beautiful beaches of Kintyre.


Read our July 2022 Report to find out more!



June 2022
June has sent us some interesting sightings including a stunning rarety and the sight of many young being fed by their respective parents.


Also, we are looking for your help.
If you have records of birds in the Kintyre area that you would like to share please email them to :-
machobservatory@yahoo.com

Why not read our June 2022 Report!



May 2022
May at the observatory has been exciting waiting for the birds to return. I have been looking and listening for the firsts, such as, the first Sedge Warbler to appear and the first Sand Martin etc.

Find out what has returned with the May 2022 Report!



April 2022
April is always an exciting month as we feel the approach of spring and wait for the first arrivals. I also enjoy seeing the Great Northern Divers gain their amazing summer plumage of glossy black and white. Nature is amazing. Our report will give you more of an insight.

Please read our April 2022 Report!



February / March 2022
The start of the year has been filled with lots of problems to be solved both at the observatory and in our own situation. The report has finally been finished and we are starting to plan the new season without Eddie. We have lots to learn but we hope to keep showing you all the wonders of our little patch.

Enjoy our Feb/March 2022 Report!