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Date   

Species

Count

Location

Details

Obs

May

 

 

 

 

 

12/05/17

Red-throated Diver

1

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Arctic Skua

1

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/05/17

Eurasian Crane

1

Commondyke, Auchinleck

 

JMcC

 

Spotted Flycatcher

1

Glendoune, Girvan

 

JMcW

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/05/17

Sedge Warbler

22

Pow Burn

22 singing mm

JA

 

 

 

 

 

 

09/05/17

Wood Sandpiper

1

Capringstone

 

BG

 

Red-throated Diver

1

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Purple Sandpiper

1

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Mediterranean Gull

9

Lady Isle

Flew west

DGr

 

Common Tern

45

Lady Isle

Flew south

DGr

 

Sanderling

70

Lady Isle

Roosting

DGr

 

Swift

5

Troon harbour

Over marina

DGr

 

 

 

 

 

 

07/05/17

Pomarine Skua

3

Saltcoats

1 flew S, 2 flew N/E

BG

 

Swift

8

Saltcoats

 

PMcE

 

Cuckoo

1

Loch Lochton, Girvan

 

JMcW

 

 

 

 

 

 

06/05/17

Ruff

1

Capringstone

 

SI

 

White Wagtail

1

Capringstone

 

SI

 

Swift

1

Ayr, Masonhill

 

TS/GS

 

Swift

1

Saltcoats

 

PMcE

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/05/17

Swift

3

Kilmarnock, New Farm L

First of the year

SI

 

Red Kite

1

High Tarbeg Fm, Ochiltree

 

MH

 

Ruff

2

Blairbowie

 

BT

 

 

 

 

 

 

04/05/17

Fieldfare

31

Townhead of Greenock

Between Sorn & Muirkirk

MH

 

Whooper Swan

1

Broomhill

 

MH

 

 

 

 

 

 

03/05/17

Glossy Ibis

1

Longbar, Glengarnock

Still at 20:15, NS328529

SW

 

 

 

On farm pool, 200m SE of Lochshire Industrial Estate/railway bridge

 

Little Tern

1

Troon harbour

First of the year

BDK

 

Purple Sandpiper

9

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Wheatear

5

Pow Burn

 

JMcP

 

Grasshopper Warbler

2

Pow Burn

 

JMcP

 

Sedge Warbler

11

Pow Burn

11-12 singing mm

RHH

 

Stonechat

4 prs

Pow Burn

 

RHH

 

Whitethroat

8

Pow Burn

8 singing mm

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

02/05/17

Glossy Ibis

1

Longbar, Glengarnock

NS328529 - 3rd since 1907

BDK/GMcA

 

Wood Sandpiper

1

Longbar, Glengarnock

NS328529

BDK/GMcA

 

Marsh Harrier

1

Garnock lagoons

Dark morph

TB

 

Spotted Flycatcher

1

Ness Glen

First of the year

JMcP

 

Redstart

1

Loch Doon

3 singing mm

JMcP

 

Whinchat

1

Loch Doon

Singing male

JMcP

 

Cuckoo

pr

Loch Doon

 

JMcP

 

Tree Pipit

4

Loch Doon

 

JMcP

 

Jack Snipe

1

Muirhead, Troon

 

BDK

 

Cuckoo

1

Loch Riecawr-Loch Doon

4 singing mm

RHH

 

Tree Pipit

1

Loch Riecawr-Loch Doon

 

RHH

 

Whinchat

1

Loch Riecawr-Loch Doon

Male

RHH

 

Crossbill

5-6

Ness Glen

 

RHH

 

Redstart

1

Ness Glen

Singing male

RHH

 

Tree Pipit

1

Ness Glen

 

RHH

 

Cuckoo

1

Shewlaton Woods

Singing male

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

01/05/17

Lapland Bunting

2

Maidens

 

BG

 

Lesser Whitethroat

1

Glen App

Singing male in lower glen

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

April

 

 

 

 

 

30/04/17

Marsh Harrier

1

Baltersan Castle, Maybole

Female flew north

RHH

 

Whinchat

1

Glenbuck

First of the year

SOC

 

Whimbrel

50+

Munnoch Reservoir

 

AS

 

Short-eared Owl

1

Shewalton sandpits SWT

 

BG

 

 

 

 

 

 

29/04/17

Arctic Tern

50+

Saltcoats harbour

 

SOC

 

Purple Sandpiper

29

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

28/04/17

Tree Pipit

1

Ness Glen

First of the year

SOC

 

Tree Pipit

1

Little Shalloch

First of the year

SOC

 

Redstart

1

Knockshinnoch lagoons

 

RHH

 

White Wagtail

2

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

27/04/17

Red-throated Diver

1

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Cuckoo

1

Barr

 

BT

 

Puffin

1

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

25/04/17

Marsh Harrier

1

Saltcoats harbour

Flew past

SOC

 

Iceland Gull

1

Saltcoats

 

BT

 

Black-tailed Godwit

2

Dalmaca

  

RHH

 

Whimbrel

18

Martnaham Loch

 

RHH

 

Common Sandpiper

3

Martnaham Loch

 

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

24/04/17

Osprey

1

Largs

 

AB

 

 

 

 

 

 

23/04/17

Redstart

1

Straiton

First of the year

MH

 

Pomarine Skua

1

Troon

imm flew north

JMcG

 

Great Skua

2

Troon

Flew north-east

JMcG

 

Lesser Whitethroat

5

Ardeer

5 singing m

SOC

 

Lesser Whitethroat

1

Greenan

1 singing m

SOC

 

Whimbrel

17

Martnaham Loch

 

JT

 

Cuckoo

1

Garnock Lagoons

 

BT

 

Cuckoo

1

Loch Doon

 

MH

 

Whooper Swan

4

Broomhill, Knockshinnoch

 

MH

 

Grasshopper Warbler

3

Dundonald Camp

3 singing mm

BDK

 

Sedge Warbler

1

Dundonald Camp

1 singing m

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

22/04/17

Sanderling

100+

Stevenston Point

 

DJ

 

Whimbrel

10

Culzean

 

BT

 

Whimbrel

4

Doonfoot

 

MH

 

White Wagtail

30

Skelmorlie

 

AH

 

 

 

 

 

 

21/04/17

Grasshopper Warbler

1

Tarryholme pond

1 singing m

AS

 

Iceland Gull

1

Troon

 

BG

 

 

 

 

 

 

20/04/17

Corncrake

2

Dunure

Apparently seen - not vocal

ND

 

Little Gull

1

Saltcoats

1st-s flew south

BG

 

Grasshopper Warbler

2

Garnock Floods

2 singing mm

BDK

 

Sedge Warbler

1

Garnock Floods

1 singing m

BDK

 

Willow Warbler

13

Garnock Floods

13 singing mm

BDK

 

Grasshopper Warbler

6

Shewalton Woods SWT

6 singing mm

BDK

 

Sedge Warbler

2

Shewalton Woods SWT

2 singing m

BDK

 

Willow Warbler

28

Shewalton Woods SWT

28 singing mm

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

19/04/17

Arctic Tern

1

Doonfoot

First of the year

SOC

 

Whitethroat

1

Collennan

First of the year

BDK

 

Garden Warbler

2

Collennan

First of the year

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

18/04/17

Cuckoo

1

Skelmorlie Water

First of the year

SOC

 

Whimbrel

1

Greenan

First of the year

SOC

 

Whimbrel

1

Saltcoats

First of the year

SOC

 

Iceland Gull

1

Southannan Sands

1st-s

MMcG

 

Willow Warbler

58

Kilmarnock-Springside rail

58 singing mm

FSS

 

Pink-footed Goose

13

Kilmarnock-Springside rail

Flew north

FSS

 

 

 

 

 

 

17/04/17

White Wagtail

21

Pow Burn

 

GB

 

Sand Martin

30

Pow Burn

 

GB

 

Swallow

10

Pow Burn

 

GB

 

Sandwich Tern

1+

Pow Burn

 

GB

 

 

 

 

 

 

14/04/17

Willow Warbler

32

Kilmarnock-Springside rail

32 singing mm

FSS

 

Ring Ouzel

1

Loudoun Hill

 

GB

 

Glaucous Gull

1

Stanley Burn, Saltcoats

juv

BG

 

Sedge Warbler

1

Ardeer

1 singing m

KH

 

Lesser Redpoll

13

Todhill community wood

 

DJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

13/04/17

Sedge Warbler

1

Ardeer

First of the year

KH

 

Wheatear

1

Riccarton Moss

 

AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/04/17

Marsh Harrier

1

Common Loch

Passing through

MH

 

Common Scoter

6

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/04/17

Great Skua

1

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Iceland Gull

1

Shewalton

Ad, Meadowhead Rd pit

BG

 

Great Northern Diver

1

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Sandwich Tern

6

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/04/17

Waxwing

1

Kilkerran

In private garden

RHH

 

Willow Warbler

3

Oldhall Ponds

 

RH

 

 

 

 

 

 

09/04/17

Osprey

1

Saltcoats

Flew west

PMcE

 

Ring Ouzel

2

Loch Macaterick

 

RHH

 

Common Sandpiper

1

Troon harbour

First of the year

SOC

 

Whooper Swan

2

Dalmaca

 

BDK

 

Whooper Swan

7

Blairbowie

 

BDK

 

Mediterranean Gull

1

Blairbowie

1st-w

BDK

 

Pink-footed Goose

204

Blairbowie

Flew north

BDK

 

Swallow

2

Loch Doon

 

RHH

 

Swallow

1

Skeldon Mains

 

BDK

 

Swallow

1

Alloway

 

BF

 

Wheatear

1

Troon

South Beach

EF

 

Willow Warbler

5

Bogton Loch

5 singing mm

EF

 

 

 

 

 

 

08/04/17

Little Ringed Plover

1

Blairbowie

 

DGi

 

Whimbrel

1

Saltcoats harbour

First of the year

SOC

 

Common Scoter

200

Irvine harb-Stevenston Pt

 

AR

 

Sanderling

80+

Irvine harb-Stevenston Pt

 

AR

 

Willow Warbler

2+

Shewlaton Wood SWT

 

GS

 

 

 

 

 

 

07/04/17

Little Egret

1

Culzean

 

KW

 

Great Skua

1

Saltcoats

 

BT

 

Sandwich Tern

1

Culzean

 

KW

 

Long-tailed Duck

7

Stevenston Point

 

BG

 

Willow Warbler

1

Rozelle

 

TR

 

Shoveler

1

Rozelle

Male

TR

 

 

 

 

 

 

06/04/17

Willow Warbler

1

Dean Castle Country Park

 

SI

 

Iceland Gull

1

Shewalton

Ad, Meadowhead Rd pit

RHH

 

Glaucous Gull

1

Shewalton

1st-s, Meadowhead Rd pit

RHH

 

Crossbill

1

Dean Castle Country Park

Eastern side

SI

 

Whooper Swan

17

Broomhill, Knockshinnoch

 

EF

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/04/17

Iceland Gull

1

Blairbowie

1st-s

RHH

 

Yellow-legged Gull

1

Barassie

Ad

BG

 

Willow Warbler

2

Collennan Reservoir

 

BDK

 

White Wagtail

3

Loudoun Hill

 

SOC

 

Common Scoter

10

Doonfoot

Flew north

RHH

 

Brent Goose

20

Maidens

4 ringed Co Down 31.01.17

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

04/04/17

Osprey

1

Loch Doon

First of the year

SOC

 

House Martin

1

Loans

 

SOC

 

Green Woodpecker

1

Auchinleck Estate

 

MH

 

Whooper Swan

15

Nith Valley

 

MH

 

 

 

 

 

 

03/04/17

Long-tailed Duck

2

Saltcoats

 

BT

 

Manx Shearwater

20+

Saltcoats

 

SOC

 

Sand Martin

20

Garnock Floods

 

RGV

 

Willow Warbler

1

Shewalton Sandpits SWT

 

RGV

 

 

 

 

 

 

02/04/17

House Martin

2

Loch Doon

First of the year

SOC

 

Swallow

1

Ardneil Bay

First of the year

SMcM

 

Swallow

1

Irvine harbour

First of the year

SOC

 

Snow Bunting

1

Glen App

Flew north

RHH

 

Glaucous Gull

1

Auchenharvie

1st-w

GB

 

Little Egret

2

Fairlie

 

RH

 

Sand Martin

7-8

Colmonell

 

RHH

 

Sand Martin

1

Auchenharvie

 

GB

 

Scaup

17

Auchenharvie

 

GB

 

Crossbill

2

Troon

South Wood

GB

 

Crossbill

2

Kilwinning

Corsehillmuir Wood SWT

RH/SI

 

Blackcap

1

Ballantrae

Singing male

RHH

 

Blackcap

1

Kilwinning

Corsehillmuir Wood SWT

RH

 

Greenshank

1

Doonfoot

 

BT

 

Chiffchaff

10's

Colmonell-Glen App

"loads singing"

RHH

 

Wheatear

1

Ardneil Bay

 

SMcM

 

Nuthatch

2

Dalreoch House

2 singing mm

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

01/04/17

White Wagtail

1

Barassie

 

BDK

 

White Wagtail

1

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Wheatear

2

Stevenston Point

 

AR

 

Sandwich Tern

7

Stevenston Point

 

AR

 

Jack Snipe

1

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Sanderling

65

Stevenston Point

 

AR

 

Sandwich Tern

19

Irvine harbour

 

SOC

 

Red-throated Diver

1

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Nuthatch

3

Dean Castle Country Park

Eastern side

SI

 

Pintail

3

Hunterston

Southannan Sands

MMcG

 

Gadwall

2

Hunterston

Southannan Sands

MMcG

 

Shoveler

1

Hunterston

Southannan Sands

MMcG

 

Chiffchaff

2

Hunterston House

2 singing mm

MMcG

 

Sand Martin

2

Hunterston

Flew north

MMcG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March

 

 

 

 

 

31/03/17

Goosander

1

Doonfoot

Pair at weir

TS/GS

 

Red-breasted Merganser

4

Doonfoot

 

TS/GS

 

Teal

100+

Doonfoot

 

TS/GS

 

Wigeon

36

Doonfoot

 

TS/GS

 

Redshank

90+

Doonfoot

 

TS/GS

 

 

 

 

 

 

30/03/17

Willow Warbler

1

Capringstone

First of the year

SI

 

Chiffchaff

1

Kilwinning

Singing male at station

SMcM

 

Chiffchaff

1

Capringstone

Singing male

SI

 

Teal

110

Capringstone

 

SI

 

Wigeon

75

Capringstone

 

SI

 

Shelduck

1

Capringstone

 

SI

 

Shoveler

2

Trabboch Loch

Pair

RHH

 

Pink-footed Goose

410

Martnaham Loch

Sandhill Farm

RHH

 

Brent Goose

20

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Wheatear

1

Maidens

Female

RHH

 

Sandwich Tern

2

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Bar-tailed Godwit

1

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Tree Sparrow

5

Kilmaurs

In private garden

RT

 

Sandwich Tern

4

Fairlie Sands

 

RH

 

Greenshank

1

Fairlie Sands

 

RH

 

 

 

 

 

 

29/03/17

Sandwich Tern

2

Hunterston

On the lagoon

AS

 

 

 

 

 

 

28/03/17

Green Woodpecker

2

Straiton

Pair

RHH

 

Blackcap

2

Muirhouse, Troon

First of the year

BDK

 

Wheatear

2

Loch Doon

Beoch Farm

RHH

 

Wheatear

1

Troon

South Beach

JD

 

Jack Snipe

1

Tarryholme pond, Irvine

 

AS

 

Chiffchaff

2

Craigengillan

Singing male

RHH

 

Stonechat

5 prs

Troon

South Beach

JD

 

 

 

 

 

 

27/03/17

Little Gull

1

Largs

Ad Noddsdale Burn mouth

BG

 

Glaucous Gull

1

Auchenharvie

1st-w

JD

 

Scaup

23

Auchenharvie

 

JD

 

 

 

 

 

 

26/03/17

Ring Ouzel

1

Glen Afton

First of the year

JMcG

 

Little Egret

1

Fairlie

Fairlie Sands

AMcK

 

Greenshank

2

Fairlie

Fairlie Sands

AMcK

 

Brent Goose

20

Maidens

 

JC

 

 

 

 

 

 

25/03/17

Brent Goose

20

Maidens

 

RL

 

Greenshank

1

Largs

 

GT

 

Red-throated Diver

10

Turnberry Point

 

JMcP

 

Great Northern Diver

4

Turnberry Point

 

JMcP

 

Purple Sandpiper

40

Turnberry Point

 

JMcP

 

Knot

11

Turnberry Point

 

JMcP

 

 

 

 

 

 

24/03/17

Bonaparte's Gull

1

Largs

Ad Noddsdale Burn mouth

AR

 

Little Gull

1

Largs

2nd-w Noddsdale Burn

BG

 

Sandwich Tern

2

Hunterston

First of the year

SOC

 

Iceland Gull

2

Troon harbour

1st-w

BG

 

 

 

 

 

 

23/03/17

Bonaparte's Gull

1

Largs

Ad 100m S Noddsdale Burn

BG

 

American Wigeon

1

Hunterston

Male, Southannan Sands

BDK

 

Little Gull

1

Hunterston

1st-w Southannan Sands

BDK

 

Scaup

26

Auchenharvie

 

BDK

 

Whooper Swan

4

Ardrossan

On the sea

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

21/03/17

Sand Martin

12

Mochrum Loch

  

DK

 

Sand Martin

3

Ladyton Loch

Milton Road, Galston

SI

 

Smew

1

Barnshean Loch

Redhead

RHH

 

Manx Shearwater

1

Maidens

First of the year

RHH

 

Manx Shearwater

1

Troon harbour

First of the year

BDK

 

Brent Goose

20

Maidens

4 ringed Co Down 31.01.17

RHH

 

Whooper Swan

30

Crossraguel

At North Mains farm

RHH

 

Whooper Swan

25

Rankinston

 

RHH

 

Gannet

198

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Comon Scoter

1

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Red-throated Diver

1

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

20/03/17

Water Pipit

1

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Brent Goose

20

Maidens

pale-bellied hrota

RHH

 

Whooper Swan

30

Crossraguel

At North Mains farm

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

19/03/17

American Wigeon

1

Hunterston

Southannan Sands

BG

 

Wheatear

1

Doonfoot

Male at Slaphouse Burn

RGV

 

Wheatear

1

Irvine beach park

Male

JA/BA

 

Purple Sandpiper

23

Troon harbour

 

JBDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

18/03/17

Smew

1

Barnshean Loch

Redhead

DGr

 

Little Egret

1

Fairlie

Fairlie Sands

BT

 

Brent Goose

20

Maidens

pale-bellied hrota

RHH

 

Whooper Swan

13

Broomhill, Knockshinnoch

 

EF

 

 

 

 

 

 

17/03/17

American Wigeon

1

Fairlie

Male at Fairlie Sands

BG

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/03/17

Smew

1

Barnshean Loch

Redhead

RHH

 

Iceland Gull

1

Saltcoats

 

BT

 

Gannet

19

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Red-throated Diver

1

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

15/03/17

Smew

1

Barnshean Loch

Redhead

BG

 

Sand Martin

5

Kilbirnie Loch

 

SOC

 

Chiffchaff

1

Collennan Reservoir

First of the year

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

14/03/17

American Wigeon

1

Fairlie

Male at Fairlie Sands

AS

 

Little Egret

1

Fairlie

Fairlie Sands

BT

 

Whooper Swan

16

Drybridge

Opp. GSK at wind turbines

RW

 

 

 

 

 

 

13/03/17

Sand Martin

1

Prestwick

 

SOC

 

American Wigeon

1

Hunterston Lagoon

 

BG

 

Little Egret

1

Fairlie

Fairlie Sands

AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/03/17

Sand Martin

1

Greenan Castle

First of the year

DGr

 

American Wigeon

1

Fairlie

Male at Fairlie Sands

BG

 

Glaucous Gull

1

Shewalton

Meadowhead pit

BG

 

Great Crested Grebe

1

Tarryhome

 

AS

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/03/17

Wheatear

1

Seamill

First of the year

PMcE

 

Mediterranean Gull

2

Pow Burn

Adults

GB

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/03/17

Iceland Gull

1

Seamill

1st-w

AJ

 

Brambling

1

Tarryhome

In private garden

AS

 

Siskin

20

Tarryhome

In private garden

AS

 

Lesser Redpoll

10

Tarryhome

In private garden

AS

 

 

 

 

 

 

08/03/17

White-fronted Goose

2

Yonderfield, West Kilbride

Greenland flavirostris

BG

 

 

 

 

 

 

07/03/17

American Wigeon

1

Hunterston

Male at Southannan Sands

BG

 

 

 

 

 

 

06/03/17

Little Egret

1

Fairlie

Fairlie Sands

AM

 

Green Sandpiper

1

River Ayr, Annbank

Mile upstream of village

CK

 

White-fronted Goose

2

Yonderfield, West Kilbride

Greenland flavirostris

BG

 

Bar-tailed Godwit

6

Fairlie

Fairlie Sands

AM

 

Greenshank

4

Fairlie

Fairlie Sands

AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/03/17

Little Egret

1

Hunterston

Hunterston Sands

BG

 

White-fronted Goose

2

Yonderfield, West Kilbride

Greenland flavirostris

DG

 

 

 

 

 

 

04/03/17

White-fronted Goose

2

Yonderfield, West Kilbride

Greenland flavirostris

BG

 

Jack Snipe

1

Dundonald Camp

 

BG

 

Nuthatch

2

Ayr, Rosebank Crescent

In private garden

TC

 

 

 

 

 

 

03/03/17

American Wigeon

1

Hunterston

Male at Southannan Sands

BG

 

White-fronted Goose

2

Yonderfield, West Kilbride

Greenland flavirostris

BG

 

Lady Amherst's Pheasant

1

Howberry Farm, North Balloch

Escape

BG

 

 

 

 

 

 

02/03/17

Iceland Gull

1

Barassie

 

BG

 

Glaucous Gull

1

Shewalton

Meadowhead pit

BG

 

Pink-footed Goose

170

Kilmarnock, flying over

From Riccarton Moss

RW

 

Knot

5

Irvine harbour mouth

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

01/03/17

American Wigeon

1

Hunterston

Male at Southannan Sands

MMcG

 

Red-necked Grebe

1

Irvine harbour mouth

Swimming north

RHH

 

Slavonian Grebe

1

Lendalfoot

Off layby at south end

BG

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Irvine harbour mouth

Male

RHH

 

Common Scoter

65

Stevenston Point

 

RHH

 

Scaup

34

Auchenharvie Pond

 

RHH

 

Sanderling

70

Stevenston Point

 

RHH

 

Greenshank

6

Hunterston

 

MMcG

 

Shoveler

1

Hunterston

Male

MMcG

 

Gadwall

4

Hunterston

 

MMcG

 

Golden Plover

23

Blairbowie

Migrants back inland

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February

 

 

 

 

 

28/02/17

Waxwing

7

Irvine, Portland Road

Opposite Portland Place

BG

 

Waxwing

5

Todhill Community Wood

Opposite entrance to

BG

 

White-fronted Goose

2

Yonderfield, West Kilbride

Greenland flavirostris

BG

 

 

 

 

 

 

27/02/17

Waxwing

7

Irvine, Portland Road

Opposite Portland Place

DJ

 

Glaucous Gull

1

Auchenharvie GC

Juvenile

BG

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Troon

Female off old swim. pool

JA

 

Scaup

33

Auchenharvie GC

On GC pond

BG

 

Grey Plover

2

Stevenston Point

 

HM

 

 

 

 

 

 

26/02/17

Glaucous Gull

1

Auchenharvie GC

Juvenile

BG

 

Little Egret

1

Hunterston Sands

 

SMcM

 

White-fronted Goose

2

Yonderfield, West Kilbride

Greenland flavirostris

SMcM

 

Scaup

33

Auchenharvie GC

On GC pond

BG

 

Gannet

a few

Portencross

 

SMcM

 

 

 

 

 

 

25/02/17

American Wigeon

1

Hunterston

Male at Southannan Sands

BG

 

Glaucous Gull

1

Ardeer Rec Pond

Juvenile

BG

 

Goosander

15

Kay Park, Kilmarnock

Kay Park pond

AF

 

Goldeneye

1

Kay Park, Kilmarnock

Male

AF

 

Brambling

1

Tarryholme, Irvine

In private garden

AS

 

 

 

 

 

 

24/02/17

Glaucous Gull

1

Shewalton Sandpits SWT

 

BG

 

Mediterranean Gull

1

Barassie

Adult

RHH

 

Purple Sandpiper

14

Troon harbour

Roosting at Ballast Bank

RHH

 

Knot

39

Troon harbour

Roosting at Ballast Bank

RHH

 

Dunlin

375

Troon harbour

Roosting at Ballast Bank

RHH

 

Curlew

122

Loans

 

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

23/02/17

White-fronted Goose

2

Yonderfield, West Kilbride

Greenland flavirostris

AS

 

Brent Goose

1

Yonderfield, West Kilbride

pale-bellied hrota

AS

 

Little Egret

1

Fairlie

 

AS

 

Brent Goose

16

Maidens

pale-bellied hrota

TC

 

Gannet

2

Maidens

 

TC

 

Whooper Swan

25

Broomhill, Knockshinnoch

 

EF

 

Whooper Swan

20

Crossraguel

 

TC

 

 

 

 

 

 

21/02/17

Little Egret

1

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Brent Goose

16

Maidens

pale-bellied hrota

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

20/02/17

Yellow-legged Gull

1

Barassie

Adult

BG

 

Mediterranean Gull

2

Barassie

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

19/02/17

Glaucous Gull

1

Barassie

1st-w

BG

 

Iceland Gull

1

Troon harbour

Flew SW

MP

 

Mediterranean Gull

1

Kilmarnock

Kay Park pond

AF

 

Waxwing

20

Ayr

Hawthorn Drive, Castlehill

BG

 

Whooper Swan

19

Benslie

16 ads + 3 juvs

DJ

 

Gannet

2

Troon harbour

 

PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

18/02/17

American Wigeon

1

Hunterston

Male

MP

 

Pintail

12

Hunterston

Males

MP

 

Little Egret

1

Fairlie

 

AMcK

 

Greenshank

2

Fairlie

 

AMc

 

 

 

 

 

 

17/02/17

Black Redstart

1

Deil's Dyke, Greenan

Female/1st-w

MH

 

Long-tailed Duck

11

Stevenston Point

 

MP

 

Common Scoter

42

Stevenston Point

 

MP

 

Twite

10

Stevenston Point

 

MP

 

Grey Plover

13

Stevenston Point

 

MP

 

Purple Sandpiper

11

Stevenston Point

 

MP

 

Whooper Swan

15

Knockshinnoch-Dalmaca

 

EF

 

Tree Sparrow

6

Kilmaurs

In private garden

RT

 

Black Guillemot

23

Troon harbour

 

MP

 

Knot

35

Troon harbour

 

MP

 

Great Northern Diver

1

Troon harbour

 

MP

 

Redshank

126

Bogside

 

MP

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/02/17

Nuthatch

pr

Dean Castle Country Park

 

AF

 

Little Egret

1

Heads of Ayr

 

RW

 

Greenshank

1

Heads of Ayr

 

RW

 

 

 

 

 

 

15/02/17

Long-tailed Duck

2

Irvine Bay

 

BT

 

Red-throated Diver

7

Irvine Bay

 

BT

 

Gannet

3

Irvine Bay

 

BT

 

Short-eared Owl

1

Airds Moss

 

BT

 

 

 

 

 

 

14/02/17

Whooper Swan

13

New Cumnock

Meikle Westland

BT

 

 

 

 

 

 

13/02/17

Shore Lark

1

New Cumnock

Garleffan opencast

SG

 

Mediterranean Gull

1

Noddsdale Water, Largs

At mouth of burn

BG

 

Velvet Scoter

4

Barassie

Off the north end

BG

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/02/17

Waxwing

5

Ayr

Belleisle Drive

MH

 

Glaucous Gull

1

Shewalton

1st-w on Meadowhead pit

BG

 

Little Egret

1

Doonfoot

Near mouth of river

RGV

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/02/17

Little Gull

1

Meigle Bay, Skelmorlie

2nd-w

BG

 

Little Gull

1

Fairlie

Adult

BG

 

Glaucous Gull

1

Stevenston

 

BG

 

Common Scoter

60

Ardeer/Stevenston Point

 

BT

 

Grey Plover

13

Stevenston Point

 

BT

 

Purple Sandpiper

6

Stevenston Point

 

BT

 

Sanderling

82

Ardeer/Stevenston Point

 

BT

 

Scaup

31

Auchenharvie pond

 

BT

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/02/17

Waxwing

11

Kilwinning

David's Crescent

BG

 

Glaucous Gull

1

Troon harbour

1st-w

PMcE

 

Black Guillemot

40+

Troon harbour

 

PMcE

 

Eider

100+

Troon harbour

 

PMcE

 

Little Egret

1

Fairlie

 

AMcK

 

Greenshank

9

Fairlie

 

BT

 

Greenshank

3

Southannan Sands

 

BT

 

Bar-tailed Godwit

100

Fairlie

 

BT

 

Barnacle Goose

1

Hunterston Castle

 

BT

 

Pink-footed Goose

1

Hunterston

 

BT

 

 

 

 

 

 

09/02/17

Waxwing

13

Kilwinning

 

BT

 

Bar-tailed Godwit

92

Fairlie

 

BT

 

Little Egret

1

Fairlie

 

BT

 

Greenshank

6

Fairlie

 

BT

 

 

 

 

 

 

06/02/17

Glaucous Gull

1

Shewalton

1st-w on Meadowhead pit

BG

 

Little Egret

1

Fairlie

 

AMcK

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/02/17

Black Redstart

1

Deil's Dyke, Greenan

Female/1st-w

BG

 

Barnacle Goose

20+

Hunterston

Road to power station

AH

 

Pink-footed Goose

20+

Hunterston

Road to power station

AH

 

Mediterranean Gull

1

Barassie

Adult

BG

 

Greenshank

3

Fairlie

 

AMcK

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Irvine harbour mouth

 

BT

 

 

 

 

 

 

04/02/17

Little Egret

1

Fairlie

 

DG

 

 

 

 

 

 

03/02/17

Glaucous Gull

1

Shewalton

1st-w on Meadowhead pit

BG

 

Little Egret

1

Fairlie

 

AMcK

 

Whooper Swan

12

Broomhill fishery

 

EF

 

 

 

 

 

 

02/02/17

American Wigeon

1

Hunterston

Male at Southannan Sands

MMcG

 

Little Egret

1

Fairlie

 

AMcK

 

Whooper Swan

11

Drybridge

Inc 2 juveniles

JA/BA

 

 

 

 

 

 

01/02/17

American Wigeon

1

Hunterston

Male at Southannan Sands

MMcG

 

Little Egret

1

Dalmilling, Ayr

On River Ayr & golf course

JI

 

Little Egret

1

Fairlie

 

AMcK

 

Black Redstart

1

Deil's Dyke, Greenan

Female/1st-w

BG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January

 

 

 

 

 

30/01/17

American Wigeon

1

Hunterston

Male at Southannan Sands

MMcG

 

Little Egret

1

Fairlie Sands

 

CO

 

Wigeon

1500

Hunterston

 

MMcG

 

Pintail

2

Hunterston

 

MMcG

 

Gadwall

3

Hunterston

 

MMcG

 

Greenshank

1

Hunterston

 

MMcG

 

Brent Goose

15

Maidens

pale-bellied hrota

TC

 

 

 

 

 

 

29/01/17

Black Redstart

1

Deil's Dyke, Greenan

Female/1st-w

RGV

 

Water Pipit

1

Deil's Dyke-Heads of Ayr

 

RGV

 

Greenshank

1

Deil's Dyke-Heads of Ayr

 

RGV

 

Greenshank

1

Greenan

 

RGV

 

Chiffchaff

1

New Farm, Kilmarnock

 

SI

 

 

 

 

 

 

27/01/17

Little Egret

1

Fairlie Sands

 

MMcG

 

Bar-tailed Godwit

1

Southannan Sands

 

MMcG

 

Greenshank

4

Southannan Sands

 

MMcG

 

Wigeon

1200+

Southannan Sands

 

MMcG

 

Teal

200

Southannan Sands

 

MMcG

 

 

 

 

 

 

26/01/17

Black Redstart

1

Deil's Dyke, Greenan

Female/1st-w

TR/SB

 

Kingfisher

1

Annick Water, Irvine

B7081/Annick Road-hotel

AS

 

 

 

 

 

 

25/01/17

Glaucous Gull

1

Troon harbour

1st-w

MH

 

Eider

806

Troon harbour

 

MH

 

 

 

 

 

 

23/01/17

Golden Eagle

1

Upper Glenmuir

 

KB

 

Glaucous Gull

1

Shewalton

1st-w on Meadowhead pit

BG

 

Black Redstart

1

Deil's Dyke, Greenan

Female/1st-w on north side

BG

 

Little Egret

1

Broadwood, Annbank

 

BT

 

Dipper

pr

Kilmarnock Water

Singing beside Sandbed St

AM

 

Goosander

m

Kilmarnock Water

Flew upstream, Sandbed St

AM

 

Short-eared Owl

1

Garnock Floods

 

BDK

 

Peregrine

1

Garnock Floods

 

BDK

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Irvine harbour mouth

 

BT

 

Twite

6

Irvine harbour mouth

 

BT

 

 

 

 

 

 

22/01/17

Glaucous Gull

1

Troon harbour

1st-w

GB

 

Purple Sandpiper

4

Troon harbour

Ballast Bank

GB

 

Short-eared Owl

2

Garnock Floods

 

BDK

 

Long-eared Owl

2

Shewalton Woods

Calling

BDK

 

Barn Owl

2

Shewalton Woods

 

BDK

 

Tawny Owl

2

Shewalton Woods

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

21/01/17

Glaucous Gull

1

Troon harbour

1st-w

DGr

 

Little Egret

1

Fairlie

Present since 4-Dec

AW

 

Jack Snipe

2

Martnaham Loch