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

THU 26/03/15 At Skateraw a 1st-winter Glaucous Gull flew west towards landfill site between Skateraw & East Barns at 10:30am also 2 Sand Martins at 12pm.

WED 25/03/15 At Musselburgh the drake Surf Scoter west of the River Esk Mouth off Fisherrow still this morning. In Midlothin the juvenile Whoper Swan still on Rosebery Reservoir.

TUE 24/03/15 In the Pentland Hills 2 Wheatears in Green Cleugh this morning cNT180622. At Musselburgh male Wheatear along seawall early a'noon. In Edinburgh the 2nd-winter Med Gull again in roost off Joppa this evening + nearby at Seafield a Sandwich Tern off sewage works but no sign of Snow Bunting on beach. At Skateraw a
Sand Martin flew north over Dryburn late morning.

MON 23/03/15 In Edinburgh a 2nd-winter Med Gull in the roost at Joppa this evening. At Whitesands Quarry 2 Gadwall (one drake) early a'noon.

SUN 22/03/15 At Musselburgh the drake Surf Scoter still off the River Esk Mouth. In Edinburgh a Little Gull east past Leith Harbour this morning + nearby a Snow Buning at Seafield on beach near sewage works early a'noon. At Skateraw a Slavonian Grebe late morning.

SAT 21/03/15 In Midlothian the Water Rail still on the south side of Penicuik at Valleyfield Pond NT238597.

FRI 20/03/15 At Skateraw a Water Pipit this a'noon along shore by lime kiln at 3.30pm though mobile / elusive also adult-summer Med Gull in the bay.

THU 19/03/15 At Torness a Lapland Bunting along fence by minor road west of power station 10:30am at least (a different individual to the one present in this area 10/03 - 12/03). At Musselburgh the drake Surf Scoter still off the River Esk Mouth + nearby 4 Gadwall (two drakes) on the wader scrapes.

WED 18/03/15 At Musselburgh the drake Surf Scoter still with Velvet Scoters off the River Esk Mouth this a'noon also Red-necked Grebe, 3 Slavonian Grebe &
Red-throated Diver + 1st-winter Little Gull & 4 Gadwall (two drakes) at the river mouth. At Barns Ness no sign of the Water Pipit this a'noon but Greenshank, Barn Owl & Scandinavian Rock Pipit. On the NE side of Tranent no sign of the Water Pipit (present Sunday) at the east end of Blindwell's Pool this morning NT412743.

MON 16/03/15 At Musselburgh drake Surf Scoter still off the River Esk Mouth also 1st-winter Med Gull + possibly the same drake Surf Scoter reported again off Joppa this morning. At Barns Ness the Water Pipit still south of lighthouse & south of wreck along rocky foreshore late morning also 2+ Scandinavian Rock Pipits.

SUN 15/03/15 On the NE side of Tranent a Water Pipit at the east end of Blindwell's Pool (NT412743) this a'noon but elusive and no sign after c3.15pm. At Musselburgh the drake Surf Scoter still off the River Esk Mouth late morning at least also female Pintail & 2 Gadwall + upstream an adult Med Gull on Esk by bridge at 2.15pm + nearby adult
Med Gull west of Fisherrow Harbour at c6pm. At Barns Ness the Water Pipit still south of lighthouse near wreck but mobile/elusive (please keep a sensible distance to avoid disturbance) + Great Northern Diver flew south past at 3.30pm. On the west side of Dunbar a Little Egret flew east over Belhaven Bay at dusk. In Edinburgh the Water Rail still in reeds at the west end of Inverleith Pond.

SAT 14/03/15 On the NE side of Edinburgh the drake Surf Scoter still between Eastfield & Fisherrow this a'noon + 3 Med Gulls (1st-winter & 2 adults) in the roost at Eastfield this evening + adult Med Gull at Joppa on sea off Morton Street this evening. On the Lothian / Borders border a Water Pipit at Dunglass by burn mouth this a'noon. At Seton Sands a Black Guillemot in summer plumage off Long Craigs 2.45pm at least also 2 Med Gulls (both adults) in roost by burn mouth this evening. In Midlothian 3 Jack Snipe west of Loanhead on Straiton Marsh this evening also c50 Common Snipe & Water Rail (heard only) cNT260669 + on the south side of Penicuik the Water Rail still at Vallefield Pond NT238597. At Musselburgh 2 Gadwall (one drake) at the River Esk Mouth late a'noon. At Whitesands Quarry 2 Gadwall (both drakes) late morning.

FRI 13/03/15 At Musselburgh a 1st-winter Iceland Gull at the River Esk Mouth early a'noon also drake Surf Scoter offshore still. At Barns Ness the Water Pipit still this a'noon showing well at times south of lighthouse around rock pools near wreck but no sign of any Snow Buntings.

THU 12/03/15 At Torness the female Lapland Bunting still in ploughed field west of power station viewable from minor road on south side late morning at least also
4 Snow Buntings. At Barns Ness the Water Pipit still south of lighthouse near wreck early a'noon but mobile/elusive also 6 Snow Buntings. At Musselburgh drake Surf Scoter off the River Esk Mouth late morning also Great Northern Diver & 4 Gadwall also 18 Whooper Swans flew east past c1.50pm + nearby presumably the same drake
Surf Scoter again off Joppa 13:00-13:30 at least also adult Med Gull, 14 Whooper Swans & a possible adult Iceland Gull this evening. In Edinburgh the Water Rail still in the Braid Burn by Blackford Glen Road late a'noon. In Midlothian the Water Rail still on the south side of Penicuik at Valleyfield Pond also Blackcap NT238597.

WED 11/03/15 At Barns Ness the Water Pipit still south of lighthouse near wreck also 3 Snow Buntings. In Edinburgh the Water Rail still in reeds at the west end of Inverleith Pond this morning.

LATE NEWS 10/03/15 At Musselburgh the drake Surf Scoter reported again off the River Esk Mouth at 3pm. In Midlothian the Water Rail still on the south side of Penicuik at Valleyfield Pond NT238597.

TUE 10/03/15 At Torness a female Lapland Bunting in ploughed field west of power station viewable from minor road on south side late morning also 3 Snow Buntings flew west over. On the west side of Dunbar a Little Egret at Seafield Pond / Belhaven Bay for it's fourth day also 2 Greenshank. At Musselburgh female Pintail still on the wader scrapes this a'noon also 2 Gadwall. In Edinburgh an adult Med Gull in roost at Joppa late a'noon. On the west side of Edinburgh a Jack Snipe at South Gyle in marshy area by pay & display car park on Lochside Crescent.
Notable - A colour-ringed Snow Bunting at Barns Ness on Monday 09/03 was ringed in January at Kessingland (Suffolk) and was seen at Seaton Snook (Cleveland) on Sun 08/03.

LATE NEWS 09/03/15 In Edinburgh 2+ Med Gulls (2nd-winter & 1+ adult) in roost at Joppa late a'noon.

MON 09/03/15 At Barns Ness the Water Pipit still south of lighthouse near wreck but elusive at times also 1+ Scandinavian Rock Pipit & 11+ Snow Buntings from early a'noon.

SUN 08/03/15 At Musselburgh the drake Surf Scoter again off the River Esk Mouth this morning + nearby 2nd-winter Med Gull, Little Gull & 3 Pintail (1m 2fm) on the wader scrapes this a'noon. At Barns Ness the Water Pipit still this a'noon south of the lighthouse near wreck though elusive also 4 Snow Buntings & 4 Scandinavian Rock Pipits + nearby single Snow Bunting in Whitesands Bay + nearby on the SE side of Dunbar 2 White-fronted Geese just west of Broxmouth with Greylags in fields between A1087 & railway. At Skateraw 4 Scandinavian Rock Pipits this a'noon. At Aberlady Bay NR 4 Snow Buntings along beach between old ternary & Gullane Point this morning (earlier flew west past Gullane Point at 9am) + nearby Red-necked Grebe in Gullane Bay. In Midlothian the Water Rail still on the south side of Penicuik at Valleyfield Pond this a'noon NT238597.

SAT 07/03/15 At Barns Ness the Water Pipit again along shore south of lighthouse near wreck though mobile/elusive at times also 2 Scandinavian Rocks Pipits &
2 Snow Buntings.

FRI 06/03/15 In Midlothian the Water Rail still on the south side of Penicuik at Valleyfield Pond NT238597.

THU 05/03/15 At Barns Ness the Water Pipit still favouring area south of lighthouse near wreck also Snow Bunting. In Edinburgh the Water Rail still in reeds at the west end of Inverleith Pond. In Midlothian the Water Rail still on the south side of Penicuik at Valleyfield Pond NT238597.

WED 04/03/15 In Edinburgh a Water Rail on the Braid Burn by Blackford Glen Road early morning. In Midlothian the Water Rail still on the south side of Penicuik at Valleyfield Pond NT238597.

TUE 03/03/15 On the west side of Dunbar a Little Egret at Seafield Pond this morning + Chiffchaff in Belhaven Bay Caravan Park this a'noon. In Midlothian the Water Rail still on the south side of Penicuik at Valleyfield Pond NT238597.

MON 02/03/15 At Barns Ness the Water Pipit still favouring area south of lighthouse near wreck this a'noon but mobile / elusive also 1+ Scandinavian Rock Pipit (at least two present yesterday) & Snow Bunting. In Midlothian the Water Rail still on the south side of Penicuik at Valleyfield Pond NT238597.

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.

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