Copy of SpottedRedshank200 MALC QUIRIE
Copy of MandarinDuck203 STUART GILLES
CurlewSandpiper14903 BRIAN HENDERSON
GreenlandWhite-frontedGoose13025 PHIL JOHNSTON
Firecrest009 PETER MACDONALD
Hoopoe14002 ANDREA DE PREE

SUN 01/03/15 At Musselburgh the drake Surf Scoter again off the River Esk Mouth / Fisherrow this morning. At Barns Ness the Water Pipit still south of lighthouse near wreck this morning but mobile also Snow Bunting. In Midlothian a 1st-winter Med Gull c1ml NNE of Gladhouse in flooded field by junction east of Rosebery Reservoir this morning cNT317564 + on the south side of Penicuik the Water Rail still at Vallyfield Pond this a'noon. In Edinburgh the Water Rail still in reeds at the west end of Inverleith Pond.

SAT 28/02/15 At Skateraw a 1st-winter Glaucous Gull on sea off the Dryburn Mouth late morning. At Barns Ness the Water Pipit still south of lighthouse around rock pools mid-morning but mobile / elusive also 2 Snow Buntings still + nearby Black Guillemot in Whitesands Bay also 2 Snow Buntings. At Seton Sands adult Med Gull (red colour-ringed '7P8') along shore at dusk. In Midlothian the Water Rail still on the south side of Penicuik at Valleyfield Pond NT238597.

FRI 27/02/15 In Edinburgh the drake Surf Scoter still at Joppa off James Street at 1pm also adult Med Gull in roost this evening. In Midlothian the Water Rail still on the south side of Penicuik at Valleyfield Pond NT238597.

LATE NEWS 26/02/15 In Edinburgh the fem/imm Black Redstart still at Seafield Thursday a'noon on beach by sewage works + nearby a 1st-winter Med Gull in evening roost at Joppa.

THU 26/02/15 At Barns Ness a Water Pipit on beach south of lighthouse near wreck early a'noon also 3+ Snow Buntings. On Linlithgow Loch the redhead Smew still this morning also 14+ Goosander & 23 Pochard. In Dunbar the fem/imm Black Redstart still south of harbour on East beach this a'noon. In Midlothian the Water Rail still on the south side of Penicuik at Valleyfield Pond NT238597. In Edinburgh the Water Rail still in reeds at the west end of Inverleith Pond this morning.

LATE NEWS 25/02/15 In Edinburgh drake Surf Scoter reported off Joppa from James Street on Wednesday also adult Med Gull (+ drake Surf Scoter & adult Med Gull here on Monday 23/02/15).

WED 25/02/15 In Midlothian a Water Rail on the south side of Penicuik at Valleyfield Pond NT238597; access best by parking on Bankmill View + walk east over footbridge to pond. At Linlithgow Loch a Water Rail showing well by reeds at west end again.

MON 23/02/15 In Dunbar the fem/imm Black Redstart still on East Beach + 2 Chiffchaffs.

SUN 22/02/15 At Barns Ness the Snow Bunting still on beach south of wreck.

SAT 21/02/15 In Edinburgh the drake Surf Scoter still with Velvet Scoters between Joppa & Eastfield.

FRI 20/02/15 In Edinburgh drake Surf Scoter still with Velvet Scoters west of Musselburgh off the Brunstane Burn Mouth at Eastfield this a'noon + nearby the female
Black Redstart still at Seafield on beach east of sewage works. At Barns Ness Snow Bunting again on beach south of wreck.

THU 19/02/15 In Edinburgh drake Shoveler still near Portobello on Figgate Park Pond also 5 Goosander.

WED 18/02/15 In Dunbar fem/imm Black Redstart still on East Beach but no sign of the female Mandarin Duck on Seafield Pond. In Whitesands Qurry (1ml east of Dunbar) the 2 Eurasian White-fronted Geese still today but no sign of any Snow Buntings at nearby Barns Ness. At Skateraw an adult Med Gull at the Dryburn Mouth. At Middleton (1.5mls SSE of Gorebridge) an adult Med Gull in ploughed fields near quarry / pond mid-morning.

TUE 17/02/15 At Musselburgh an adult Med Gull at the River Esk Mouth this a'noon.

MON 16/02/15 In Edinburgh the female Black Redstart still at Seafield on beach near sewage works this a'noon + at Inverleith Pond the Water Rail still showing well in reeds at west end.

SUN 15/02/15 At Musselburgh drake Surf Scoter still off the River Esk Mouth late morning also 2 Med Gulls (adult & 1st-winter) in roost this evening + 25 Twite on 1st-lagoon + Waxwing in Musselburgh heard only. Near Skateraw Eurasian White-fronted Goose again with Pink-footed geese in fields between the Dryburn & Barns Ness +
2 Snow Buntings still at Barns Ness on beach near wreck. In Midlothian an adult Med Gull (2.5mls SE of Penicuik) at Mount Lothian in fields by road for Cockmuir this morning + nearby c40 Twite with c310 Linnets in the Gladhouse area. In North Berwick a Waxwing flew over railway station today.

SAT 14/02/15 On the SW side of Haddington a Green Sandpiper this a'noon on River Tyne upstream from confluence with Colstoun/Gifford Water cNT504719. In Dunbar female Black Redstart still in gardens by East Beach this a'noon. In Whitesands Quarry (1ml east of Dunbar) 2 Eurasian White-fronted Geese still with Greylags this a'noon + nearby Snow Bunting still at Barns Ness on beach near wreck. In Edinburgh unconfirmed report of a Green-winged Teal on ponds west of Duddingston Loch mid-morning + Water Rail still showing well in reeds at the west end of Inverleith Pond.

FRI 13/02/15 In Whitsands Quarry (1ml east of Dunbar) 2 Eurasian White-fronted Geese still this a'noon + nearby the 2 Snow Buntings still at Barns Ness on beach near wreck. On the west side of Dunbar the female Mandarin Duck still on Seafield Pond this a'noon. In Edinburgh the Water Rail still showing well at the west end of Inverleith Pond late morning.

THU 12/02/15 On Linlithgow Loch redhead Smew still favouring west end also female Long-tailed Duck. In Dunbar female Black Redstart still on East Beach and in adjecent gardens late a'noon also Chiffchaff still + nearby female Mandarin Duck & Water Rail on Seafield Pond also Little Egret in Belhaven Bay. In Whitesands Quarry
3 Eurasian White-fronted Geese with Greylags & Pink-footed Geese + nearby 2 Snow Buntings still at Barns Ness on beach near wreck.

LATE NEWS 10/02/15 In West Lothian unconfirmed report of 2 Lesser Snow Geese (both blue-morph) on Tuesday c2mls west of Torphichen / west of Westfield in fields by River Avon by Strathavon Farm cNS932724.

WED 11/02/15 In Dunbar the fem/imm Black Redstart still south of harbour on East Beach this a'noon + nearby Greenshank in Belhaven Bay.

TUE 10/02/15 At Barns Ness 2 Snow Buntings still. On the west side side of Dunbar female Mandarin Duck still on Seafield Pond.

MON 09/02/15 In Edinburgh the Water Rail still showing well in reeds at the west end of Inverleith Pond.

SUN 08/02/15 On Linlithgow Loch redhead Smew, female Long-tailed Duck & female Gadwall still at west end also 4 Water Rails reported (two at east end & two at west end). In Whitesands Quarry (1ml east of Dunbar) 2 Eurasian White-fronted Geese with Greylags + nearby 3 Snow Buntings at Barns Ness + Eurasian White-fronted Goose still in fields between Barns Ness & Dryburn near Skateraw. In Dunbar 2 Black Redstarts still south of harbour on East Beach and nearby gardens early a'noon also Chiffchaff for second day + nearby the female Mandarin Duck still on Seafield Pond. On the NE side of East Fortune a Tundra Bean Goose with Pink-footed Geese / Greylags south of East Fortune Pools NT599798 til 12.15pm then flew off west. Off Gullane Point a Black Guillemot this morning also Little Auk. At Musselburgh drake Surf Scoter still just west of the River Esk Mouth at midday. In Edinburgh the Water Rail still showing well in reeds at the west end of Inverleith Pond.

SAT 07/02/15 At Musselburgh 1st-winter Iceland Gull at the River Esk Mouth at 12pm then flew off west on incoming tide. On Linlithgow Loch the redhead Smew still at west end also Long-tailed Duck & 2 Water Rails today (Kingfisher here yesterday). In Whitesands Bay a Water Pipit reported on beach again late a'noon also Snow Bunting flew over + nearby Little Auk & 2 Brent Geese north past Barns Ness in one hour. Near Skateraw Tundra Bean Goose & Eurasian White-fronted Goose still in fields between the Dryburn & Barns Ness this a'noon. In Edinburgh the Water Rail still in reeds at the west end of Inverleith Pond late a'noon.

LATE NEWS 06/02/15 In Dunbar Black Redstart still south of harbour on East Beach + Waxwing in Park Avenue.

FRI 06/02/15 At Musselburgh the drake Surf Scoter still off the River Esk Mouth at 12pm also female Scaup. In Edinburgh the Water Rail still showing well at the west end of Inverleith Pond.

THU 05/02/15 At Musselburgh the drake Surf Scoter again off the River Esk Mouth this morning also Little Auk + fem/imm Black Redstart still along seawall west of the wader scrapes. In Dunbar 2 Black Redstarts (both fem/imm) still south of harbour on East Beach and in nearby gardens. Near Skateraw 1+ Tundra Bean Goose &
1 Eurasian White-fronted Goose still in fields between the Dryburn & Barns Ness + nearby 1+ Snow Bunting still at Barns Ness on beach near wreck. In Edinburgh the
Water Rail still showing well at the west end of Inverleith Pond + in Figgate Park the drake Shoveler & 2 Gadwall (1 drake) still.

WED 04/02/15 At Musselburgh the fem/imm Black Redstart still along seawall west of wader scrapes late a'noon. In Dunbar 2 Black Redstarts (both fem/imm) south of harbour on East Beach. Near Skateraw 3 Tundra Bean Geese & 1 Eurasian White-fronted Goose still in fields between the Dryburn & Barns Ness + nearby 2 Snow Buntings still at Barns Ness on beach near wreck. In Edinburgh the Water Rail still showing well at the west end of Inverleith Pond + at Figgate Pond the drake Shoveler still.

TUE 03/02/15 At Musselburgh 6 Little Auks past the River Esk Mouth 12:45 - 13:15. In Edinburgh the female Black Redstart still at Seafield on beach near sewage works + at Inverleith Pond the Water Rail still showing well in reeds at west end + at Duddingston Loch a Water Rail in reeds at SE corner.

MON 02/02/15 At Musselburgh a fem/imm Black Redstart along seawall midway between River Esk Mouth & the wader scrapes late morning. In Edinburgh the fem/imm Black Redstart still at Seafield + near Portobello drake Shoveler, 2 Gadwall (one drake) & Kingfisher in Figgate Park + at Inverleith Pond the Water Rail still in reeds at west end.

SUN 01/02/15 At Barns Ness 5 Little Auks past 11:00 - 12:00 also 2 Snow Buntings still near wreck + nearby a probable Water Pipit on beach in Whitesands Bay. At Musselburgh the drake Surf Scoter off the River Esk Mouth still this a'noon. On the SW side of Dunbar a d/b Brent Goose in fields on inland side of Edinburgh Rd this a'noon. In Edinburgh the Water Rail still in reeds at west end of Inverleith Pond this a'noon.

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