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There have been many sightings of magpies in Kintyre recently.

So far the noisy, conspicuous, black and white species has been spotted at Campbeltown, Peninver, Carradale, Tangy, Glenbarr and Kennacraig, and Machrihanish Seabird Observatory’s warden, Eddie Maguire, is asking people to look out for more.

He said: ‘If anyone has already seen one, even two, could they please inform the Machrihanish Seabird Observatory, giving details of the date seen, location and the number of birds present.’

The sightings are thought likely to be part of a spring dispersal by birds from heavily over-populated breeding areas including nearby Northern Ireland.

Please forward records to the seabird observatory by emailing msbowarden@gmail.com or telephone Eddie on 07895 952640.