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SAT 20/12/14 In Linlithgow the drake Lesser Scaup still favouring the NW corner of Linlithgow Loch by reed bed this a'noon also female Long-tailed Duck & Gadwall. In Dunbar the fm/imm Black Redstart still south of the harbour on East Beach this morning. At Musselburgh drake SURF SCOTER reported still offshore. At Port Seton a
Black Guillemot east of harbour of skate park late a'noon. In Edinburgh 4 Waxwings still at the west end of Princes Street by St John's Church / Lothian Rd junction today. In Tyninghame Bay 4 Little Egrets this a'noon.

FRI 19/12/14 In Linlithgow the drake Lesser Scaup still at the west end of Linlithgow Loch this morning. In Edinburgh 4 Waxwings at the west end of Princes Street by St John's Church / Lothian Rd junction at 2pm. In Tyninghame Bay Little Egret & Greenshank on north side near east end of Limetree Walk this morning.

THU 18/12/14 In Linlithgow the drake Lesser Scaup still in the NW corner of Linlithgow Loch by reed bed late morning at least. At Musselburgh an adult Little Gull on the boating pond early a'noon. In Edinburgh 3 Waxwings at the west end of Princes Street in trees by St John's Church / Lothian Rd junction at 3.20pm.

WED 17/12/14 In Linlithgow the drake Lesser Scaup still at the west end of Linlithgow Loch early a'noon. In Dunbar the fm/imm Black Redstart still south of the harbour on East Beach late a'noon + nearby female Mandarin Duck still on west side of Dunbar on Seafield Pond this morning at least also 2 Jack Snipe, 8 Common Snipe & Greenshank in Belhaven Bay.

LATE NEWS 16/12/14 At Musselburgh the drake SURF SCOTER still offshore.

TUE 16/12/14 In Linlithgow a drake Lesser Scaup at the west end of Linlithgow Loch (for it's second day) still 2.45pm at least in bay near reeds on NW side. At Barns Ness the 2 Eurasian White-fronted Geese still with Greylags in fields near old campsite late morning. On the south side of Dunbar a Tundra Bean Goose still c1 mile north of Spott with Pink-footed Geese in fields south of the A1 between Easter Broomhouse & Wester Broomhouse cNT676769 + nearby the fm/imm Black Redstart still south of harbour on East Beach + on the west side of Dunbar the female Mandarin Duck still on Seafield Pond also Shoveler & Greenshank in Belhaven Bay. In Tyninghame Bay
2 Little Egrets (including one colour ringed red & yellow) on south side by Hedderwick Burn Mouth.

MON 15/12/14 On the west side of Dunbar the female Mandarin Duck & female Scaup still on Seafield Pond this a'noon + nearby the fm/imm Black Redstart still south of the harbour on East Beach. In Edinburgh 2 Waxwings at the west end of Princes St in trees by St John's Church at Lothian Rd junction this a'noon. In Aberlady Bay a
Little Egret on the river near wooden footbridge late a'noon.

SUN 14/12/14 On the west side of Dunbar female Mandarin Duck & female Scaup on Seafield Pond early a'noon + nearby fm/imm Black Redstart still south of harbour on East Beach this a'noon. At Barns Ness 2 Eurasian White-fronted Geese with Greylags in fields south of the old campsite. Off Port Seton Harbour a juvenile Pomarine Skua at 2.40pm.

LATE NEWS 13/12/14 On the east side of Longniddry 2 Waxwings in Hawthorn Hedge by B1377 just east of Harelaw.

SAT 13/12/14 At Musselburgh the drake SURF SCOTER still offshore early morning also 5+ Slavonian Grebes, Red-throated Diver & 6 Long-tailed Ducks on sea off wader scrapes. On the south side of Dunbar 1+ Tundra Bean Goose still c1 mile north of Spott with Pink-footed Geese in fields south of the A1 between Easter Broomhouse & Wester Broomhouse cNT676769 + nearby the fm/imm Black Redstart still south of harbour on East Beach early a'noon.

FRI 12/12/14 On the south side of Dunbar 5+ Tundra Bean Geese again c1 mile north of Spott with Pink-footed Geese in fields south of the A1 between Easter Broomhouse & Wester Broomhouse cNT676769 but no sign of the adult Ross's Goose + nearby fm/imm Black Redstart still south of harbour on East Beach and nearby gardens. At Musselburgh the drake SURF SCOTER reported still offshore at 2pm.

THU 11/12/14 On the west side of Dunbar a female Scaup on Seafield Pond.

WED 10/12/14 At Musselburgh the drake SURF SCOTER reported again offshore at 1pm. In Dunbar the fm/imm Black Redstart still along East Beach also Little Egret. On the SW outskirts of Edinburgh a possible Rough-legged Buzzard just east of Riccarton Mains Rd just south of the A71 (Calder Rd) Roundabout / Park & Ride at 1.30pm cNT180699.

TUE 09/12/14 On the south side of Dunbar the adult ROSS'S GOOSE still c1 mile north of Spott with Pink-footed Geese in fields south of the A1 between Easter Broomhouse & Wester Broomhouse late morning at least cNT676769 also c10 Tundra Bean Geese with the flock. At Skateraw a Little Auk off rocks on north side at 11.30am. At Musselburgh the drake SURF SCOTER reported again off the River Esk Mouth at 12.30pm. In Dunbar 2 Little Egrets along East Beach.

MON 08/12/14 On the south side of Dunbar the adult ROSS'S GOOSE again c1 mile north of Spott with Pink-footed Geese in fields south of the A1 between Easter Broomhouse & Wester Broomhouse this a.m at least cNT676769 also 11 Tundra Bean Geese with the flock + nearby fm/imm Black Redstart still in Dunbar on East Beach this p.m.

SUN 07/12/14 On the south side of Dunbar an adult ROSS'S GOOSE c1 mile north of Spott with Pink-footed Geese in fields south of the A1 between Easter Broomhouse & Wester Broomhouse from early morning and still 3pm at least cNT676769 also 12 Tundra Bean Geese with the flock this a.m (at least the majority of this flock have used Whitesands Quarry NT703773 to roost in recent days, leaving here at dawn this a.m) + nearby fm/imm Black Redstart still in Dunbar on East Beach at 10.30am. On the SW outskirts of Edinburgh unconfirmed report of a Rough-legged Buzzard just north of Currie this a'noon.

LATE NEWS 05/12/14 At Musselburgh the drake SURF SCOTER again off Fisherrow on Friday at 12.45pm also Black Guillemot flew west past also 2 Red-throated Divers + c10 Purple Sands by harbour.
LATE NEWS 16/11/14 In the Moorfoots a probable Rough-legged Buzzard photographed on Sunday 16th November.

SAT 06/12/14 In Linlithgow the redhead Smew still at the east end of Linlithgow Loch this a'noon. In Dunbar the fm/imm Black Redstart still south of harbour on East Beach late a'noon.

FRI 05/12/14 In Whitesands Quarry (1 mile east of Dunbar) a Tundra Bean Goose & 2 European White-fronted Geese with the Pink-footed Goose & Greylag flock late a'noon NT704775 - please view from road or viewing platform do not enter quarry + nearby fm/imm Black Redstart still in Dunbar south of harbour on East Beach late a'noon. In Linlithgow a redhead Smew at the east end of Linlithgow Loch late morning.

THU 04/12/14 At Musselburgh a redhead Smew off the seawall east of the River Esk Mouth then flew west at c11am + 7 Snow Buntings flew west past Fisherrow at c12.40pm. In Dunbar fm/imm Black Redstart again south of harbour on East Beach early morning.

TUE 02/12/14 On the north side of Innerwick (3 miles SE of Dunbar / 1 mile west of Skateraw) a Hawfinch this morning off the A1 in trees just east of A1 / Innerwick junction NT719749. On the NE side of Edinburgh the drake SURF SCOTER between Fisherrow & Eastfield.

MON 01/12/14 At Musselburgh the drake SURF SCOTER still off Fisherrow this a'noon but distant + 3 Snow Buntings at the River Esk Mouth late morning. In the Pentlands c20 Snow Buntings mobile between Carnethy Hill & Turnhouse Hill. At Aberlady a Waxwing flew over Waterston House at 10.45am. At Port Seton a Little Egret (colour-ringed 'Red F' & 'Yellow N') along rocky shoreline east of harbour this a'noon. In Dunbar no sign of male Black Redstart along shore below Bayswell Rd since Saturday.

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