MON 27/07/15 Off Hound Point c2mls east of South Queensferry 3 Pomarine Skuas (all adults) past 10:00 - 12:00 also Arctic Skua, 3 Bonxie & 6 Manx Shearwaters. Off Musselburgh 56 Manx Shearwaters east past in 1hr this a.m also Arctic Skua.
SUN 26/07/15 At Musselburgh 2 Little Ringed Plovers (both juveniles) on the wader scrapes mid-morning also 2 Little Gulls, Ruff & 3 Black-tailed Godwits. At Seton Sands 2 Med Gulls (both adults inc one Polish ringed red-PPNO) this evening.
SAT 25/07/15 At Musselburgh 10+ Bottlenose Dolphins east past the River Esk Mouth at 8.10am; then later east past the seabird centre at North Berwick at 1.10pm.
FRI 24/07/15 At Musselburgh single Ruff on the wader scrapes this morning also 1st-summer Little Gull, 3 Black-tailed Godwits & Whimbrel. At Tyninghame a drake Scaup in the inner bay this morning (for it's second day) also 8 Greenshank & Common Sandpiper.
THU 23/07/15 At Musselburgh a juvenile Med Gull on the wader scrapes (morning only) also Black-tailed Godwit & Whimbrel.
TUE 21/07/15 At Tyninghame Bay an adult Roseate Tern briefly on spit by River Tyne Mouth at 2.45pm. In Aberlady Bay a Little Egret on mudflats near wooden footbridge at c10am. At Musselburgh 2 Black-tailed Godwits on the wader scrapes today also Shoveler & Common Sandpiper.
MON 20/07/15 At Musselburgh no sign of the Pectoral Sandpiper on the wader scrapes today but Little Stint & 2 Little Gulls (both 1st-summer) this morning. On the east side of Tyninghame Bay the Long-eared Owl again hunting along edge of pines between saltmarsh & Hedderwick Burn this evening.
SUN 19/07/15 At Musselburgh a PECTORAL SANDPIPER this morning on the wader scrapes though elusive at times and still 12pm at least in long grass by back scrape +
Little Stint (different to recent individual), 15 Black-tailed Godwits & 2 Little Gulls (both 1st-summer). On the east side of Tyninghame Bay a Long-eared Owl hunting John Muir CP late a'noon.
SAT 18/07/15 On the east side of Tyninghame Bay a Hobby near toilet block at JMCP flew NW along saltmarsh towards inner bay at 10:40am + nearby on the west side of Dunbar a hybrid female teal species (probably Cinnamon or Blue-winged Teal x Shoveler) on Seafield Pond. At Musselburgh 2 Little Gulls (both 1st-summer) on wader scrapes this morning. At Whitesands Quarry (1ml east of Dunbar) a Black-tailed Godwit & 5 Pochard this a'noon. In Midlothian no sign of the Green Sandpiper at Edgelaw Reservoir today. At Torness an escaped White-faced Whistling Duck on rocks just offshore.
FRI 17/07/15 At Musselburgh the Little Stint still on the wader scrapes mid-afternoon at least also 1st-summer Little Gull. At Dunbar an adult-summer Med Gull off East Beach. In Midlothian a Green Sandpiper 3.5mls ESE of Penicuik at east end of Edgelaw Reservoir by island 8.30pm NT303580. On the NW side of Edinburgh
3 Black-tailed Godwits at the River Almond Mouth in Cramond this a'noon also 2 Greenshank & 10 Whimbrel.
THU 16/07/15 At Musselburgh a Little Stint on the wader scrapes this evening (for it's second day) also 2 Little Gulls.
WED 15/07/15 At Musselburgh an adult Med Gull reported flew along seawall towards River Esk Mouth also Pintail, 3 Shoveler & 4 Gadwall + nearby on the wader scrapes a 1st-summer Little Gull mid-morning.
TUE 14/07/15 At Musselburgh adult Med Gull on the wader scrapes this morning also Little Gull & Greenshank + Cuckoo by boating pond flew towards scrapes at 1.50pm. In Gosford Bay 6 Red-ecked Grebes off Ferny Ness. In Aberlady Bay single Little Egret this morning.
MON 13/07/15 In Edinburgh a Green Sandpiper heard calling over Liberton at 2am. In Gosford Bay 2 Red-necked Grebes off Ferny Ness this a'noon. At Musselburgh
2 Little Gulls (adult & 1st-summer) on the wader scrapes late morning. At Harperrig Reservoir an Osprey fishing at 3pm.
SUN 12/07/15 On the west side of Aberlady Bay a Spotted Redshank this a'noon at Kilspindie. In Midlothian a Green Sandpiper 1.5mls SSE of Gorebridge at North Middleton Quarry this morning also Common Sandpiper. At Musselburgh 6+ Little Gulls (4+ adults & 2+ 1st-summers) on the wader scrapes today also 2 Common Sandpipers &
SAT 11/07/15 At Musselburgh an adult-summer Med Gull flew west past the seawall towards Portobello this a'noon also Peregrine at the River Esk Mouth 3pm + nearby on the wader scrapes 2 Little Gulls (both 1st-summer), Common Sandpiper & 4 Knot at 5pm. At Seton Sands an adult-summer Med Gull this a'noon along shore just east of Seton Burn.
FRI 10/07/15 In Gosford Bay 5 Red-necked Grebes off Longniddry Bents this evening. At Musselburgh 3 Little Gulls (adult & 2 1st-summers) on the wader scrapes today.
THU 09/07/15 At Musselburgh a Great Northern Diver off the seawall this morning + nearby on the wader scrapes Little Ringed Plover, 2 Little Gulls (both 1st-summer) & 10 Gadwall + female Brambling still by path to hides. At Seton Sands 2 Med Gulls (both adults) by burn mouth early a'noon.
WED 08/07/15 At Musselburgh Little Ringed Plover, 4 Little Gulls (2 adults & 2 1st-summers), 2 Whimbrel & 7 Gadwall on the wader scrapes today. At Barns Ness a 1st-summer Little Gull on beach south of lighthouse this evening also 7 Manx Shearwaters north past in 30 mins. On the NW side of Edinburgh 4 Greenshank & 2 Whimbrel at the River Almond Mouth in Cramond at 5.50pm.
TUE 07/07/15 At Musselburgh 3 Med Gulls (2 adults + 1st-summer) on the wader scrapes this morning also 3 Little Gulls (adult & 2 1st-summers), 2 Common Sandpipers &
3 Black-tailed Godwits this a'noon + nearby at the River Esk Mouth 3 Gadwall & 2 Common Sandpipers.
MON 06/07/15 On the NW side of Edinburgh Whimbrel & Common Sandpiper at the River Almond Mouth in Cramond at 4pm.
SUN 05/07/15 At Musselburgh 1st-summer Med Gull on the wader scrapes also 2 Little Gulls (both 1st-summers), 6 Black-tailed Godwits & Golden Plover. On the west side of Dunbar a Yellow Wagtail in the SE corner of Seafield Pond this morning.
SAT 04/07/15 At Musselburgh 2 Little Gulls (both 1st-summers), 6 Black-tailed Godwits, Common Sandpipers & Shoveler on the wader scrapes this p.m + nearby
2 Med Gulls (1st-summer & 2nd-summer) at the River Esk Mouth at 2pm.
LATE NEWS 03/07/15 At Bavelaw (c1 mile south of Balerno) an unconfirmed report of 2 Bee-eaters flying south over car park.
FRI 03/07/15 At Musselburgh an adult Med Gull, 2 Little Gulls (both 1st-summer), Black-tailed Godwit & Common Sandpiper on the wader scrapes late a'noon also female Brambling still by path to hides.
WED 01/07/15 At Musselburgh a Little Ringed Plover & 2 Little Gulls on the wader scrapes also female Brambling still by path to hides.