CORRECTION Report yesterday (31/08) of Roseate Tern, Little Stint & Curlew Sandpiper in Belhaven Bay was erroneous.
SUN 31/08/14 In Tyninghame Bay 3+ Little Stints, Curlew Sandpiper & Barnacle Goose this a.m + 2 Roseate Terns (adult & juvenile) still by the River Tyne Mouth this a.m. In Aberlady Bay juvenile Marsh Harrier again flew west over at 2.45pm also juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshanks & 5+ Little Egrets this a'noon. At Musselburgh adult Little Gull, c15 Ruff & 2 Black-tailed Godwits on the wader scrapes today also Little Egret flew west past this a.m + possibly the same adult Little Gull at the River Esk Mouth at 12.30pm + 2 Red-necked Grebes off the seawall. At Seton Sands adult Med Gull this a'noon also 2 Arctic Skuas & 3 Whimbrel past +
Purple Sandpiper on Wrecked Craigs. In Gosford Bay 9 Red-necked Grebes off Ferny Ness at c10am.
LATE NEWS 30/08/14 In Aberlady Bay a Little Stint in roost by spit in evening also adult Curlew Sandpiper.
SAT 30/08/14 In Tyninghame Bay 6 Little Stints, Curlew Sandpiper, 13 Greenshank & 2 Little Egrets + 2 Roseate Terns (adult & juvenile) at River Tyne Mouth this evening. In Aberlady Bay juvenile Curlew Sandpiper off Kilspindie this a'noon also 5 Little Egrets, 3 Ruff, 2 Greenshank & Black-tailed Godwit today. At Seton Sands adult Med Gull (bearing red colour-ring) by at dusk also Greenshank along shore + Manx Shearwater & 2 Arctic Skuas west past. In Midlothian Osprey near Gladhouse Reservoir this a.m. At Musselburgh 15+ Ruff, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, Common Sandpiper & 2 Whimbrel on the wader scrapes late a'noon + 4 Red-necked Grebes off the seawall. In Edinburgh 2 Arctic Skuas west past Seafield at 2.45pm also Whimbrel. On the west side of Dunbar Greenshank in Belhaven Bay at dusk.
FRI 29/08/14 In Tyninghame Bay juvenile Little Stint with the Dunlin & Ringed Plover flock late morning also Little Egret, 7 Greenshank & Whimbrel. Aberlady Bay
4 Little Egrets this a.m with two still early a'noon also Ruff still. At Musselburgh 28+ Ruff on the wader scrapes today also Black-tailed Godwit. In Gosford Bay a
Little Egret along shore east of Ferny Ness. At Barns Ness no sign again of the juvenile Citrine Wagtail but Peregrine & 9 Whimbrel this a'noon + 2 Wheatears at Skateraw.
THU 28/08/14 At Barns Ness a juvenile Citrine Wagtail this a'noon showing well on beach just SE of the lighthouse near wreck c12.10pm - 1.10pm but no further sign this evening NT724770 also Whinchat early a'noon + juvenile Little Gull, Arctic Skua, Manx Shearwater & 8 Bottle-nosed Dolphins past 07:30 - 08:30. In Aberlady Bay
3 Little Egrets at 12pm. At Musselburgh Arctic Skua west past Fisherrow today also Greenshank & 24 Whimbrel.
WED 27/08/14 In Aberlady Bay 9+ Little Egrets (a new record count for Lothian) late a'noon (a report of 10 Little Egrets at 4.15pm would equal the scottish record count) + Marsh Harrier over saltmarsh again at 11am + 4 Ruff & Greenshank near wooden footbridge. At Musselburgh Green Sandpiper, 20+ Ruff & adult Little Gull on the wader scrapes this a'noon + 2 Red-necked Grebes off the seawall. In Gosford Bay 7 Red-necked Grebes off Ferny Ness. At Barns Ness unconfirmed report of a Little Auk on sea just north of the lighthouse late a'noon also juvenile Little Gull south past.
TUE 26/08/14 Off Hound Point 3 Pomarine Skuas (all adults), Bonxie, 25 Arctic Skuas & juvenile Little Gull past 10:00-16:00. In Aberlady Bay juvenile Marsh Harrier this evening over saltmarsh til c5.15pm then flew off west.
MON 25/08/14 At Barns Ness a Black Redstart around the lighthouse at c7am also 3 Yellow Wagtails on beach + probable juvenile Long-tailed Skua past 17:30-19:00 also Med Gull & Arctic Skua. Off Dunbar report of an adult Pomarine Skua north past East Beach at 6.10pm. At Musselburgh adult Little Gull at the River Esk Mouth early a'noon (earlier on wader scrapes) also 92 Goosander + 2 Red-necked Grebes off the seawall + 27 Ruff on the wader scrapes this a.m. In Aberlady Bay Ruff near the wooden footbridge c12pm also Black-tailed Godwit & Greenshank.
SUN 24/08/14 In Aberlady Bay a SPOONBILL this a'noon then flew off high east at 1.40pm also Osprey west over at 12.05pm. Off Barns Ness Black Tern, Bonxie &
50 Manx Shearwaters flew north past 14:40 - 16:00. At Seton Sands 3 Med Gulls (all adults) along shore at 6pm also Whimbrel west past. At Musselburgh Little Gull on the wader scrapes this a'noon also 13+ Ruff. On the west side of Dunbar a Greenshank in Belhaven Bay at 3pm also 2 Common Sandpipers.
SAT 23/08/14 At Musselburgh a juvenile Marsh Harrier flew west past Fisherow at 11.30am but no sign of the juvenile Little Stint present y'day + nearby 2nd-summer
Little Gull, 14+ Ruff, Greenshank & Common Sandpiper on the wader scrapes this evening. At Barns Ness 3 Yellow Wagtails on beach SE of the lightouse early a'noon.
FRI 22/08/14 At Musselburgh juvenile Little Stint along shore between the River Esk Mouth & Fisherrow late a'noon also Black-tailed Godwit + nearby 2 Little Gulls (adult & juvenile), 19 Ruff, Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit & 4 Common Sandpipers. Off Barns Ness a juvenile Marsh Harrier flew north over sea at 9.15am. At Port Seton adult Med Gull off promenade again today.
THU 21/08/14 At Musselburgh adult Little Gull on the wader scrapes this a'noon also 17 Ruff & Greenshank + unconfirmed report of a Wood Sandpiper.
WED 20/08/14 In Gosford Bay adult Roseate Tern on rocks at Ferny Ness 10.15am at least also 12 Red-necked Grebes offshore + nearby possible Hobby flew SW over Cockenzie at 5.40pm. In Aberlady Bay 4 Ruff today.
TUE 19/08/14 Off Barns Ness adult Pomarine Skua, 5 Bonxie and 4 Manx Shearwaters past 17:00-19:00. At Port Seton adult Roseate Tern on rocks east of the harbour at c9am also adult Med Gull. At Musselburgh 16+ Ruff, 6 Black-tailed Godwits, Greenshank & 4 Common Sandpipers on the wader scrapes this a.m + nearby Little Gull at the River Esk Mouth early a'noon. Off Dunbar 3 Arctic Skuas & 3 Bonxie past in 2hrs this a.m.
MON 18/08/14 In Edinburgh a Pomarine Skua off Seafield this evening also 3 Little Gulls. At Musselburgh 15+ Ruff on the wader scrapes today also Green Sandpiper,
Little Gull, Greenshank & Gadwall. In Gosford Bay an Arctic Skua off Ferny Ness.
SUN 17/08/14 In Gosford Bay a Sooty Shearwater lingering off Ferny Ness 3.30pm - 4.15pm. In Midlothian a Greenshank near Nine Mile Burn (SW of Penicuik) at Marfield Loch NT186565.
SAT 16/08/14 Off Cockenzie an adult Little Gull west past at 7.30pm + nearby 2 Greenshank along shore by Seton Burn 6.30pm.
FRI 15/08/14 At Aberlady Bay NR a possible female Sardinian Warbler c500m north of the Marl Loch in bushes on east side of sewage treatment plant but elusive NT467816 + Whinchat, 5 Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit & Whimbrel on he reserve.
THU 14/08/14 At Musselburgh the Garganey still on the wader scrapes this evening also Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, 10+ Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit & 6+ Common Sandpipers. In Gosford Bay 2 Med Gulls (both adults) along Gosford Sands this evening + 2 Harbour Porpoise off Ferny Ness.
WED 13/08/14 At Musselburgh the Garganey still on the wader scrapes late morning also 8 Ruff & 4 Black-tailed Godwits. In Aberlady Bay 2 Little Egrets on river near wooden footbridge this a'noon also Greenshank.
TUE 12/08/14 At Musselburgh the Garganey still on the wader scrapes this a.m also 2 Little Ringed Plovers (adult & juvenile), 12 Ruff, 4 Black-tailed Godwits &
5 Common Sandpipers + Arctic Skua & Red-necked Grebe off the seawall. Off Cockenzie 2 Arctic Skuas lingering around 5pm.
MON 11/08/14 At Musselburgh the Garganey still on the wader scrapes this a.m at least also Little Ringed Plover, 11 Ruff and c10 Common Sandpipers today. At Seton Sands 2 Roseate Terns (adult & juvenile) in roost by burn mouth this evening from 7.40pm.
SUN 10/08/14 At Musselburgh a Garganey on the wader scrapes this evening also 7 Ruff. On the east side of Port Seton 2 Roseate Terns (adult & juvenile) again at c5pm + nearby Arctic Skua off Ferny Ness at 7.30pm. At Chapel Farm Reservoir (1ml SE of Fenton Barns) a Green Sandpiper late a'noon NT526806 + nearby 6 Greenshank on the NE side of East Fortune circled over East Fortune Smallholdings Reservoir then flew off north at 4.50pm. In Midlothian Green Sandpiper & 2 Common Sandpipers still 1ml SSE of Gorebridge at North Middleton Pools this a.m + Greenshank y'day cNT353584. In Aberlady Bay 2 Little Egrets off Kilspindie this a'noon also Arctic Skua offshore. In Tyninghame Bay 2 Little Egrets still also Greenshank & Grey Plover. At Barns Ness 12+ Yellow Wagtails today also juvenile Med Gull + nearby Greenshank at Whitesands. At Torness 4 Yellow Wagtails. On the north side of Tranent a Greenshank flew over Blindwells Pool at 2pm also Common Sandpiper NT409742.
SAT 09/08/14 On the east side of Port Seton 2 Roseate Terns (adult & juvenile) again at 5pm + nearby Little Egret flew SW over Longniddry at c10.45am. In Aberlady Bay one Little Egret still on river downstream from wooden footbridge at 7pm also 2 Greenshank today.
FRI 08/08/14 At Port Seton 2 Roseate Terns (both adults) again east of harbour on rocks off promenade prior to 9am. In Aberlady Bay 2 Little Egrets on river downstream from wooden footbridge at 10.15am. At Musselburgh 2 Ruff, 2 Whimbrel & 6 Common Sandpipers on the wader scrapes + 3 Red-necked Grebes of the seawall.
LATE NEWS 07/08/14 At North Berwick a Roseate Tern reported at 2.45pm. In Aberlady Bay a Green Sandpiper on the river upstream from wooden footbridge at c3pm.
THU 07/08/14 At Barns Ness an adult Caspian Tern flew north past towards Dunbar close inshore at 10.15am. At Port Seton 4 Roseate Terns (3 adults & 1 juvenile) on rocks east of the harbour mid-afternoon also 6 Ruff & 4 Whimbrel + adult Med Gull on beach at Seton Sands at 6pm + 12 Red-necked Grebes off Ferny Ness this morning. On the west side of Dunbar a Red Kite flew SE over Seafield Pond at 7.45am. At Tyninghame 4+ Little Egrets (including one colour-ringed still) in the inner bay also
5 Greenshank. At Skateraw 2 Yellow Wagtails also Whinchat & 4 Wheatears.
WED 06/08/14 At Barns Ness 2 Pomarine Skuas (both immature probably 1st-summers) flew south past at c5pm also juvenile Med Gull & Greenshank. At Port Seton
2 Roseate Terns (adult & juvenile) on rocks by the harbour 12.45pm at least also 830+ Sandwich Terns. At Musselburgh Little Tern on the wader scrapes this a.m also Ruff & 3 Whimbrel still + nearby adult Little Gull & Kingfisher at the River Esk Mouth [escaped Budgerigar along path by seawall y'day). At Aberlady Little Tern this evening also
2000 Sandwich Terns, 30 Arctic Terns & 50 Common Terns.
TUE 05/08/14 At Musselburgh the Green Sandpiper still on the wader scrapes early morning but no sign 11:00-12:30 also 2 Black-tailed Godwits & 3 Whimbrel this a.m +
Red-necked Grebe off the seawall at 12.45pm.
MON 04/08/14 At Musselburgh a Green Sandpiper on the wader scrapes this a'noon + adult Little Gull at the River Esk Mouth at 1.20pm. In Midlothian Green Sandpiper again 1ml SSE of Gorebridge at North Middleton Pools this evening cNT353584. At Seton Sands 585 Sandwich Terns this a.m.
SUN 03/08/14 Off South Queensferry an adult Roseate Tern feeding under the Forth Rail Bridge at 5.15pm also adult Little Gull. At Seton Sands 3 Med Gulls (all adults including red colour-ringed code '7P8) this evening + 12 Red-necked Grebes off Port Seton promenade this a.m also c360 Sandwich Terns on rocks. In Tyninghame Bay one Little Egret early a.m also 8+ Whimbrel.
SAT 02/08/14 On the NW side of Edinburgh 2 Sooty Shearwaters past Cramond Island 11:15 - 13:00 also 70+ Manx Shearwaters. At Aberlady Bay NR a singing Quail by the main path beyond the wooden footbridge also Little Tern with 78 Sandwich Terns at the old ternary + nearby 13 Manx Shearwaters & 4 Whimbrel at Gullane Point. At Seton Sands adult Roseate Tern by the burn mouth at 3.30pm also 400 Sandwich Terns + 2 Med Gulls (both unringed adults) in roost this evening. At Musselburgh juvenile Med Gull at the River Esk Mouth also adult Little Gull (2 juvenile Med Gulls here Friday evening) + 24+ Manx Shearwaters off the seawall + Ruff still on the wader scrapes.
FRI 01/08/14 In Midlothian Green Sandpiper still at Edgelaw Reservoir (4mls ESE of Penicuik) briefly then flew off cNT299582. At Musselburgh + Black-tailed Godwit &
11 Common Sandpipers on the wader scrapes this evening + Grasshopper Warbler singing briefly from long grass near Esk Mouth at 6.30pm also 106 Goosander.