THU 01/10/15 Off Ferny Ness the drake Surf Scoter still present this afternoon + Black-throated Diver
WED 30/09/15 In Dunbar a Yellow-browed Warbler on Station Road this afternoon. Off Ferny Ness the drake Surf Scoter still present this afternoon + Black-throated Diver & 8 Red-necked Grebe. At Aberlady 4 Little Egret, Ruff & Greenshank.
TUE 29/09/15 At Seafield Pond, Dunbar a female Mandarin this afternoon. At Musselburgh a Short-eared Owl this afternoon. At Torness a Whinchat & Merlin between 1-2pm, with premused the same Merlin at Skateraw at 3.30pm (+ Little Gull)
MON 28/09/15 At Barns Ness a Yellow-browed Warbler in the campsite wood + Pied Flycatcher. Off Ferny Ness the Surf Scoter still present today. At Aberlady 3 Little Egret & 2 Greenshank. At Musselburgh, 1 Greenshank, 1 Ruff, 6 Gadwall & a Red-necked Grebe.
SUN 27/09/15 At Broxburn Park a Yellow-browed Warbler by the roadside at the junction of the A1087 & the road to Whitesands. Off Ferny Ness the Surf Scoter still present today. At Drem Ride Reservoir, a mile south of Gullane, a Green Sandpiper on the drained reservoir.
SAT 26/09/15 At Torness a Yellow-browed Warbler in plantation by visitors car park at 4pm. At Tyninghame juv Little Stint & 2 Curlew Sandpipers outer bay on Spike Island in high tide roost. Off Hound Point 5 Arctic Skuas 09:00-13:00 + nearby drake Scaup at Cramond. In Aberlady Bay single p/b Brent Goose at 1pm also
3 Little Egrets. At Dunglass single Brent Goose off burn mouth this a'noon.
FRI 25/09/15 At Musselburgh 2 Ruff & 2 Black-tailed Godwits on the wader scrapes this morning + Red-necked Grebe of the sea wall.
SUN 20/09/15 In Gosford Bay the drake Surf Scoter still off Ferny Ness this evening also Black-throated Diver + nearby 2 Med Gulls (both adults) at Seton Sands by burn mouth at 9am. At Musselburgh a Pomarine Skua past at c12.30pm + 5 Ruff, Greenshank & 2 Shoveler on the wader scrapes this morning + Red-necked Grebe,
9 Slavonian Grebes & 8 Great Crested Grebes off the seawall. In Aberlady Bay Little Egret, Greenshank & 60+ Pink-footed Geese at 10am + nearby 4 Arctic Skuas off Gullane Point late morning. On the east side of Tyninghame Bay 2 Curlew Sandpipers on saltmarsh north of toilet block at John Muir CP this evening also 1st-winter Med Gull. At Skateraw a Yellow Wagtail & 2 White Wagtails with 75 Pied Wagtails in ploughed field this evening.
SAT 19/09/15 On the NW side of Edinburgh a Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank & Kinfisher at the River Almond Mouth in Cramond this morning. At West Barns
30+ Pink-footed Geese flew west over at 3.30pm.
FRI 18/09/15 At Seton Sands 4 Med Gulls (all adults including one colour-ringed red code 'PPN0') this a'noon also Arctic Skua offshore. At Musselburgh a Curlew Sandpiper still on the wader scrapes.
THU 17/09/15 At Skateraw no sign of the Arctic Warbler around waterfall this a'noon. In Edinburgh a 1st-winter Med Gull at Leith Docks on jetty at entrance basin this evening. At Whitesands a Short-eared Owl late a'noon hunting between quarry & entrance to caravan park on access road.
WED 16/09/15 At Skateraw the Arctic Warbler still this morning west of car park in sycamores & elders by waterfall (NT736754) but no sign this a'noon / evening. In Gosford Bay adult drake Surf Scoter off Ferny Ness this morning also 17 Red-necked Grebes. At Musselburgh 2 Curlew Sandpipers on the wader scrapes also Greenshank & 3 Ruff + Red-necked Grebe & 8 Slavonian Grebes off the seawall. In Aberlady Bay 2 Little Egrets on south side from A198 at c9.15am.
TUE 15/09/15 At Skateraw the Arctic Warbler still this a'noon west of car park in sycamores & elders by waterfall (NT736754) but elusive at times. At Barns Ness a
GREY PHALAROPE landed on sea at 3.25pm then lost to view and no further sign also 2 d/b Brent Geese north past at 3.40pm. At Seton Sands 4 Med Gulls (all adults) by burn mouth 12:30 - 14:00 also adult Little Gull. At Musselburgh juvenile Curlew Sandpiper at Fisherrow early morning.
MON 14/09/15 At Skateraw no news today on the Arctic Warbler in trees by waterfall west of car park (NT736754). At Barns Ness a Sooty Shearwater NW past 08:30 - 09:30 also 2 Arctic Skuas. At Torness a Whinchat this morning. At Musselburgh the juvenile Curlew Sandpiper still on the wader scrapes this a'noon also Greenshank & 2+ Ruff + nearby 2 Short-eared Owls on 1st lagoon + 1st-winter Med Gull again at the River Esk Mouth + 4 Manx Shearwaters & Slavonian Grebe off the seawall.
SUN 13/09/15 At Skateraw the Arctic Warbler still today west of car park in trees by pool / waterfall (NT736754) but mobile / elusive at times - this evening favouring lone sycamore and elders by pool also Garden Warbler but no sign of Yellow-browed Warbler + 3 Yellow Wagtails in stubble field near Skateraw Cottages late morning. In Tyninghame Bay 2 Spotted Redshanks, Little Stint, 2 Curlew Sandpipers, Ruff & Little Egret this a'noon + 2 Roseate Terns (adult & juvenile) at the River Tyne Mouth. At Musselburgh a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper on the wader scrapes also Greenshank & 9 Ruff + Arctic Skua offshore. A Barns Ness the Snow Bunting still above wire dump today. On the NE side of East Fortune a Green Sandpiper at East Fortune Farm Reservoir (NT557801) this a'noon. In Aberlady Bay Snow Bunting on beach also 2 Black-tailed Godwits, Greenshank, 2 Little Egrets & 2 Kingfishers from wooden footbridge. In Gosford Bay 30 Red-necked Grebes still off Ferny Ness also
8 Slavonian Grebes, Great Crested Grebe & 12 Red-throated Divers. On the Lothian / Upper Forth border a Pomarine Skua flew west past this morning.
SAT 12/09/15 At Skateraw the Arctic Warbler still this morning in trees by waterfall / pool west of car park (NT736754) but no confirmed sightings after c07:30am (in at times very wet and windy conditions) also Yellow-browed Warbler still present & Garden Warbler among other migrants + 5 Brent Geese south past also Ruff on beach at 4.30pm. At Barns Ness male Common Redstart in the old campsite wood late morning + Storm-Petrel past offshore + Pied Flycatcher, 1cy male Common Redstart,
2 Whinchat & Lesser Whitethroat in scrub between Barns Ness & Skateraw late a'noon. At Musselburgh 1st-winter Med Gull, p/b Brent Goose & Kingfisher at the River Esk Mouth today + nearby on the wader scrapes 5+ Ruff, Greenshank & Whinchat this evening but no news on Snow Bunting along seawall. Off Hound Point (East of South Queensferry) Black Tern this a'noon also Bonxie & 6 Arctic Skuas. At Seton Sands 3 Med Gulls (all adults inc one with white darvic ring) by burn mouth at 11am + nearby Arctic Skua off Port Seton + Arctic Skua off Gosford Sands.
FRI 11/09/15 At Skateraw an Arctic Warbler from 2.30pm in elders by pool at waterfall just west of car park (NT736754) and still 7pm at least favouring the lone sycamore nearest pool at the end of path to waterfall also Yellow-browed Warbler though elusive & Pied Flycatcher in the dean this a'noon + juvenile Little Tern on beach then flew out to sea. At Barns Ness Pied Flycatcher in the old campsite this morning also Whinchat & Common Swift among other migrants. At Musselburgh a Brent Goose at the River Esk Mouth also Snow Bunting still along seawall early a'noon.
THU 10/09/15 At Harperrig an Osprey again fishing over the reservoir 12:15 & 16:30.
WED 09/09/15 At Musselburgh the Snow Bunting still along seawall west of wader scrapes also Short-eared Owl over today + Red-necked Grebe & Slavonian Grebe offshore + 9 Ruff & 3 Black-tailed Godwits on scrapes this morning. In Gosford Bay 30 Red-necked Grebes, 2 Slavonian Grebes, Black-throated Diver &
4 Red-throated Divers off Ferny Ness late morning also 150+ Golden Plover along shore. In Aberlady Bay 4 Little Egrets on river near wooden footbridge this a'noon also 2 Greenshanks. In Tyninghame Bay 2 Little Egrets today.
TUE 08/09/15 At Musselburgh 4 Pomarine Skuas (all adults) flew west past at 7.20pm also Arctic Skua offshore today + Snow Bunting along the seawall west of wader scrapes + 8 Ruff, Greenshank, 4 Black-tailed Godwit & Kingfisher on the wader scrapes this morning + Merlin. In Gosford Bay Black Guillemot again today also
Arctic Skua, 18 Red-necked Grebes, 7 Slavonian Grebes & 4 Red-throated Divers + nearby 2 Med Gulls (both adults) & 2 Little Gulls (both adults) at Seton Sands this pm. On the west side of Dunbar an Osprey flew SE over Belhaven Bay at 2.30pm. In Aberlady Bay 3 Little Egrets this morning also 2 Black-tailed Godwits,
2 Greenshanks, Common Sandpiper & Kingfisher.
MON 07/09/15 In East Lothian a juvenile White-tailed Eagle flew north over Tyninghame Bay at 12:25pm - earlier the same White-tailed Eagle flew inland from Thorntonloch at 11:40am and west over West Burns at 12:13pm. At Musselburgh adult Med Gull this morning also Greenshank, 7 Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, Kingfisher & Red-necked Grebe. At Thorntonloch 4 Snow Buntings flew north at 10.30am.
SUN 06/09/15 At Musselburgh the juvenile Long-tailed Skua again off the seawall 11:30 - 12:30 also adult Pomarine Skua west past at 10am + nearby Wood Sandpiper reported on the wader scrapes at 3pm. Off Dunbar 6 Bonxie, Arctic Skua, Black-throated Diver, 12 Red-throated Divers & Velvet Scoter past the harbour 07:00 - 14:00 also 2 Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit & 3 Purple Sandpipers + nearby a Snow Bunting along clifftop walkway near golf course. At Harperrig Reservoir Osprey again high to the south at 5pm. At Tyninghame 2 Green Sandpipers on the River Tyne midway between the A198 and the inner bay NT615789.
SAT 05/09/15 At Whitesands (1 mile east of Dunbar) a juvenile Hobby over the north end of the quarry at 6.35pm. At Musselburgh a juvenile Long-tailed Skua flew west past the seawall at 11.10am + nearby 9 Ruff & Black-tailed Godwit on the wader scrapes + Kingfisher & Common Sandpiper at the River Esk Mouth. At Harperrig Reservoir Osprey, Whimbrel & 2 Whinchats today. On the north side of Tyninghame Bay single Arctic Skua & Bonxie past St Baldred's Cradle 08:45 - 10:45 also
2 Red-throated Divers. In Aberlady Bay 3 Little Egrets, 3 Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, 8 Pink-footed Geese & Peregrine this morning. In Gosford Bay 6 Red-necked Grebes & 6 Slavonian Grebes off Ferny Ness.
THU 03/09/15 At Barns Ness a probable Balearic Shearwater south past at 11.35am. At Musselburgh a juvenile Long-tailed Skua flew west past the River Esk Mouth at 10.55am also Bonxie offshore at 3.40pm + nearby 7 Ruff & 2 Black-tailed Godwits on the wader scrapes. At Torness a Curlew Sandpiper on beach south of walkway at 2pm + juvenile Med Gull off power station outlet.
WED 02/09/15 At Musselburgh the Wood Sandpiper still on the wader scrapes also 18 Ruff. At Torness a juvenile Little Gull flew north past at 2.30pm. At Tyninghame
6 Ruff on saltmarsh near toilet block at John Muir CP.
TUE 01/09/15 At Musselburgh the Wood Sandpiper still on the wader scrapes also 6 Black-tailed Godwits, Greenshank & 14 Ruff. At Tyninghame 13+ Ruff at south end of saltmarsh east of toilet block at John Muir CP late evening. At Harperrig an Osprey at 9am & 4pm also 2 Pink-footed Geese.