SUN 24/05/15 At Musselburgh the Little Ringed Plover again on the wader scrapes early morning also 2 Black-tailed Godwits.
SAT 23/05/15 At Musselburgh an Osprey flew north over the lagoons at 2.10pm. Off Dunbar 16 Manx Shearwaters north past 18:20 - 18:40 also Bonxie.
THU 21/05/15 At Musselburgh the Little Ringed Plover again on the wader scrapes this morning at least. In Midlothian a Red Kite reported at Roslin Glen over The Thicket cNT273622. On the west side of Dunbar an Osprey flew inland over Seafield Pond (carrying a large flounder) at 11am.
WED 20/05/15 In Edinburgh unconfirmed report of a Honey Buzzard over Willowbrae flew west towards Holyrood Park at c11:40am.
TUE 19/05/15 At Aberlady Bay NR a Short-eared Owl today.
MON 18/05/15 At Tyninghame Bay the Little Stint still with the Ringed Plover & Dunlin flock between saltmarsh north of toilet block at John Muir CP & inner bay this a'noon also sub-adult male Marsh Harrier flew NW over at 2.30pm.
SUN 17/05/15 At Torness a Cuckoo in gorse near power station. At Barns Ness 9 Whimbrel on beach late a'noon. At Aberlady Bay NR a Tree Pipit this morning.
SAT 16/05/15 At Tyninghame Bay a Little Stint on saltmarsh north of toilet block at John Muir CP with Dunlin & Ringed Plover flock 14:00-17:55 at least. At Skateraw an adult dark-morph Pomarine Skua reported north past at 3.55pm. At Musselburgh the Little Ringed Plover on wader scrapes again from early morning & still 4pm at least.
FRI 15/05/15 At Aberlady Bay NR a female Marsh Harrier hunting just inland from sand dunes at 11am. At Barns Ness an Arctic Skua offshore + Spotted Flycatcher &
6 White Wagtails.
THU 14/05/15 At Musselburgh a Little Ringed Plover on the wader scrapes this morning also 4 Ringed Plovers. At Harperrig Reservoir a Whimbrel flew north over calling at 5pm also singing Grasshopper Warbler at east end.
WED 13/05/15 At Barns Ness the Wood Warbler still this evening in the old campsite wood also Spotted Flycatcher (but no news on Wryneck or Reed Warbler in wire dump area). At Torness a possible Corn Bunting on fence by footpath between power station & lime kiln (Skateraw). On the west side of Edinburgh a Cuckoo flew over Dalmeny Estate near Cramond Brig at 1pm.
LATE NEWS 12/05/15 At Barns Ness a Wood Warbler midway along old campsite Tuesday evening.
TUE 12/05/15 At Barns Ness the WRYNECK still in gorse on east side of wire dump this morning but very elusive also Reed Warbler still in reeds by pools, female
Common Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, Tree Pipit & a ringtail Hen Harrier flew north through at 11am. At Skateraw a Cuckoo flew in off the sea at c1pm. In the Pentlands a Dotterel on Carnethy Hill showing well near summit this a'noon. Between Tranent & Prestonpans a Cuckoo reported along hedgerows at Bankton this morning.
LATE NEWS 11/05/15 At Aberlady a female Marsh Harrier flew over on Monday evening.
MON 11/05/15 At Barns Ness a Reed Warbler in reeds on SE side of wire dump this a'noon but elusive also female Common Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher &
10+ Wheatears. At Musselburgh a Cuckoo in trees by wader scrapes this evening. In Edinburgh 2 Spotted Flycatchers in the Hermitage of Braid towards east end this evening.
SUN 10/05/15 At Barns Ness a male Pied Flycatcher midway along old campsite this a'noon also Spotted Flycatcher. At Torness 1+ Whinchat today. In Aberlady Bay a Greenshank & Whimbrel near wooden footbridge + nearby in Gullane Point area Lesser Whitethroat, Grasshopper Warbler, Wheatear & 2+ Purple Sandpipers. In Edinburgh a Spotted Flycatcher in the Hermitage of Braid this evening.
SAT 09/05/15 At Barns Ness a WRYNECK in gorse on seaward side of wire dump this morning but mobile / elusive and no sign after 10:30am.
FRI 08/05/15 At Skateraw migrants included Cuckoo, female Common Redstart, 6 Wheatears, 10 White Wagtails & 4 Whimbrel. At Musselburgh the Curlew Sandpiper still on the wader scrapes. At Torness 4 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Whinchats & 2 Wheatears along minor road on SW side of power station + 2 Harbour Porpoise past today. In Midlothian a Cuckoo (heard only) west of Roslin at The Bush near Technopole Centre at 11:30am.
THU 07/05/15 At Barns Ness an Osprey flew north past at 3.15pm also Whinchat in old campsite. Near Dirleton an Osprey flew north over the A198 at Archerfield 11:30am.
WED 06/05/15 At Barns Ness the male Pied Flycatcher still in old campsite wood this morning also Garden Warbler. At Torness migrants today included 4 Tree Pipits,
2 Whinchats & 5 Yellow Wagtails + 2nd-winter Iceland Gull reported north past at 8:30am (then later near Barns Ness). At Musselburgh the drake Surf Scoter still offshore this a'noon + nearby the Curlew Sandpiper still on the wader scrapes also 2 Whimbrel.
LATE NEWS 04/05/15 At Bavelaw Marsh (1.5mls south of Balerno) an Osprey on Monday evening from hide.
TUE 05/05/15 At Barns Ness a male Pied Flycatcher this evening midway along old campsite wood on inland side also male Common Redstart, 4 Garden Warblers & Fieldfare. At Torness 2 Whinchats on embankment above lower car park this evening. At Musselburgh the Curlew Sandpiper again on the wader scrapes mid-afternoon also
2 Black-tailed Godwits (no news on 2 Garganey at River Esk Mouth).
MON 04/05/15 At Musselburgh 2 Garganey (1 drake) at the River Esk Mouth 12:30 - 18:00 at least (also visiting the wader scrapes mid-a'noon) also imm Iceland Gull 12:30, drake Surf Scoter offshore 14:00 at least, 4 Gadwall (3 drakes) & Peregrine + nearby a Curlew Sandpiper on the wader scrapes c18:45 - c19:15 then flew off west,
Green Sandpiper late morning then flew off west, 2 Shoveler (both drakes), Common Sandpiper, Wheatear & 20+ White Wagtails. At East Linton an Osprey flew over the River Tyne at 10:10am. At Barns Ness migrants this morning inluded 4 Garden Warblers, 3 Blackcaps, Sedge Warbler & Swift + 2 Whinchats & c15 White Wagtails between Barns Ness & Dryburn (Skateraw). In the Pentlands a Cuckoo & 2 Common Sandpipers by Glencorse Reservoir at 3pm but no news on 2 Dotterel on Carnethy Hill. At Gullane Point a Lesser Whitethroat & 2 Grasshopper Warblers.
SUN 03/05/15 In the Pentlands 2 Dotterel on Carnethy Hill off summit on west side this a'noon. On the SW side of Dunbar a male Blue-headed Wagtail & 3 Yellow Wagtails in ploughed field by Eweford Farm this evening NT667778 + nearby a male Blue-headed Wagtail on grass by Seafield Pond at 2pm. At Musselburgh the drake Surf Scoter reported again off the River Esk Mouth. In Gosford Bay 2 Arctic Skuas on sea off Longniddry Bents. At Thorntonloch a Swift this evening also White Wagtail & 3 Whimbrel.
SAT 02/05/15 On the east side of Aberlady Bay a Dotterel this a'noon showing well by the old ternary 2pm - 4pm at least. In Whitesands Quarry (1ml east of Dunbar)
13 White Wagtails & 250 Sand Martins + nearby White Wagtail & 3 Whimbrel at Barns Ness.
FRI 01/05/15 At Musselburgh the drake Surf Scoter again off the River Esk Mouth this morning also 2 Shoveler (both drakes) & 14 Gadwall + nearby Grasshopper Warbler singing on wader scrapes. In Haddington singing Lesser Whitethroat this morning also Tree Pipit. At Barns Ness a Cuckoo mid-moning also Grasshopper Warbler.