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Date   

Species

Count

Location

Details

Obs

September

 

 

 

 

 

21/09/18

Little Gull

1

Stevenston Point

 

DJ

 

Great Skua

1

Maidens

Flew south

RHH

 

Arctic Tern

1

Maidens

Flew south

RHH

 

Sandwich Tern

65

Maidens

Flew south

RHH

 

Sandwich Tern

68

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Knot

12

Barassie

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

  

 

20/09/18

Marsh Harrier

1

Garnock Floods

 

CT/BDK

 

Short-eared Owl

3

Bogside

 

GMcA

 

Curlew Sandpiper

2

Stevenston Point

 

DJ

 

Knot

10

Stevenston Point

 

DJ

 

Ruff

2

Bogside

 

DJ

 

 

 

 

  

 

19/09/18

Little Gull

1

Stevenston Point

Ad

KH

 

Curlew Sandpiper

2

Stevenston Point

 

KH

 

Mediterranean Gull

1

Stevenston Point

Ad

KH

 

Mediterranean Gull

2

Barassie

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

  

 

18/09/18

Little Gull

1

Stevenston Point

Ad

BG

 

Short-eared Owl

1

Bogside

 

GMcA

 

 

 

 

  

 

17/09/18

Ruff

1

Bogside

 

GMcA

 

Bar-tailed Godwit

4

Bogside

 

GMcA

 

Greenshank

10

Bogside

 

GMcA

 

 

 

 

  

 

16/09/18

Grey Phalarope

1

Maidens

Flew south

RHH

 

Manx Shearwater

180+

Maidens

Flew south

RHH

 

Black-tailed Godwit

3

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Swift

1

Brisbane Glen

 

RH

 

Knot

12

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Sandwich Tern

71

Barassie

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

  

 

15/09/18

Mediterranean Gull

38

Meikle Craigs

 

RHH

 

Tree Sparrow

35

Fail

 

RHH

 

Whooper Swan

4

Fail

 

RHH

 

Pintail

1

Capringstone

 

GMcA

 

Black-tailed Godwit

1

Capringstone

 

GMcA

 

Shoveler

1

Folly Pond, Eglinton CP

 

GMcA

 

 

 

 

  

 

14/09/18

Swift

1

Crosshill

 

RHH

 

Short-eared Owl

2

Bogside

 

GMcA

 

Greenshank

3

Doonfoot

 

CT

 

 

 

 

  

 

12/09/18

Osprey

1

Bogside/Irvine harbour

Flew south

RHH

 

Curlew Sandpiper

1

Bogside

Juvenile

BG

 

Little Gull

1

Stevenston beach

2nd-w

BG

 

Short-eared Owl

2

Bogside

 

SR

 

Knot

8

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Sandwich Tern

68

Barassie

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/09/18

Garganey

1

Capringstone

 

GMcA

 

Pintail

3

Capringstone

 

GMcA

 

Gadwall

1

Capringstone

 

GMcA

 

Black-tailed Godwit

1

Capringstone

 

GMcA

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/09/18

Little Tern

1

Troon harbour

Juvenile flew S

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

09/09/18

Pintail

4

Trabboch Loch

 

DGr

 

 

 

 

 

 

07/09/18

Little Egret

1

Fairlie

 

AMcK

 

Greenshank

1

Southannan Sands

 

AMcK

 

Ruff

2

Fail

 

AMcK

 

 

 

 

 

 

06/09/18

Mediterranean Gull

1

Maidens

Juvenile

RHH

 

Mediterranean Gull

1

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Knot

1

Maidens

 

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/09/18

Red-throated Diver

12

Balkenna-Milton Burn

 

RHH

 

Mediterranean Gull

2

Maidens

Juveniles

RHH

 

Knot

7

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Knot

1

Maidens

 

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

04/09/18

Marsh Harrier

1

Loch Doon

Juvenile flew S

RHH

 

Ruff

3

Fail

 

BT

 

Knot

8

Barassie

 

BT

 

Bar-tailed Godwit

1

Barassie

 

BT

 

Golden Plover

36

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

03/09/18

Mediterranean Gull

1

Troon

2nd-w over Muirhead

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

02/09/18

Ruff

1

Fail

 

DGr

 

Pintail

3

Trabboch Loch

 

DGr

 

Little Stint

1

Meikle Craigs

 

BG

 

Merlin

1

Bogside

Female

GMcA

 

Golden Plover

3

Bogside

 

GMcA

 

Swift

1

Dalry

 

BT

 

 

 

 

 

 

01/09/18

Marsh Harrier

1

Garnock Lagoons

Immature

TB

 

Ruff

2

Fail

 

DGr

 

Black-tailed Godwit

7

Fail

 

DGr

 

Snipe

73

Fail

 

DGr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August

 

 

 

 

 

31/08/18

Little Stint

1

Barassie

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

30/08/18

Bar-tailed Godwit

2

Ardeer

 

GMcA

 

Mediterranean Gull

1

Barassie

Adult

RHH

 

Mediterranean Gull

5

Meikle Craigs

4 ads + juv

RHH

 

Ringed Plover

80

Meikle Craigs

 

RHH

 

Sanderling

35+

Meikle Craigs

 

RHH

 

Knot

1

Meikle Craigs

 

RHH

 

Golden Plover

2

Meikle Craigs

 

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

29/08/18

Little Egret

3

Hunterston

 

PMcE

 

 

 

 

 

 

28/08/18

Bar-tailed Godwit

1

Ardeer

 

GMcA

 

Little Egret

1

Hunterston

 

ZB

 

Knot

8

Hunterston

 

ZB

 

Black-tailed Godwit

2

Hunterston

 

ZB

 

Greenshank

7

Hunterston

 

ZB

 

White Wagtail

10

Maidens

 

RHH

 

White Wagtail

40

Dipple-Milton Burn

 

RHH

 

Knot

4

Balkenna

 

RHH

 

Ringed Plover

210

Milton Burn

 

RHH

 

Mediterranean Gull

2

Maidens

Juveniles

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

26/08/18

Knot

10

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Twite

2

Hunterston

 

MMcG

 

Black-tailed Godwit

2

Hunterston

 

MMcG

 

House Martin

500+

Hunterston

 

MMcG

 

Swallow

200+

Hunterston

 

MMcG

 

 

 

 

 

 

22/08/18

Little Ringed Plover

1

Martnaham Loch

Juvenile

DGr/MH

 

Green Sandpiper

2

Martnaham Loch

 

MH

 

Osprey

1

Hunterston Sands

 

AH

 

Little Egret

1

Fairlie

 

AH

 

Mediterranean Gull

12

Meikle Craigs

 

GB

 

Mediterranean Gull

3

Pow Burn

 

GB

 

Mediterranean Gull

1

Barassie

 

GB

 

 

 

 

 

 

21/08/18

Little Ringed Plover

1

Martnaham Loch

Juvenile

DE

 

 

 

 

 

 

20/08/18

Little Ringed Plover

1

Martnaham Loch

Juvenile

RHH

 

Green Sandpiper

1

Martnaham Loch

 

JT

 

Little Egret

2

Hunterston Sands

 

MMcG

 

Little Egret

1

Fairlie

 

BT

 

Osprey

1

Belston Loch

 

MH

 

Mediterranean Gull

3

Barassie

2nd-w, 2 juvs

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

19/08/18

Osprey

1

Belston Loch

 

MH

 

Knot

1

Balkenna

 

RHH

 

Black-tailed Godwit

33

Balkenna

 

RHH

 

Sanderling

37

Balkenna

 

RHH

 

Ringed Plover

140

Balkenna

 

RHH

 

Dunlin

85

Balkenna

 

RHH

 

Sandwich Tern

84

Balkenna

 

RHH

 

Whimbrel

1

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Mediterranean Gull

1

Barassie

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

18/08/18

Black-tailed Godwit

12

Uppper Garnock estuary

 

TB

 

Greenshank

7

Uppper Garnock estuary

 

TB

 

Manx Shearwater

600

Turnberry Point

 

AM

 

Knot

2

Turnberry Point

 

AM

 

Sandwich Tern

33

Turnberry Point

 

AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

17/08/18

Great Skua

1

Troon

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/08/18

Little Egret

1

Southannan Sands

 

MMcG

 

Greenshank

10

Southannan Sands

 

MMcG

 

Black-tailed Godwit

1

Hunterston Sands

 

MMcG

 

 

 

 

 

 

15/08/18

Osprey

1

Hunterston Sands

 

MMcG

 

Mediterranean Gull

1

Hunterston Sands

Adult

MMcG

 

 

 

 

 

 

14/08/18

Little Ringed Plover

1

Martnaham Loch

Juvenile

JT

 

Velvet Scoter

3

Irvine Bay

From harbour mouth

GMcA

 

Green Sandpiper

1

Capringstone

 

GMcA

 

Red Kite

1

Hollybush

 

LR

 

Whimbrel

1

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

13/08/18

Little Ringed Plover

1

Martnaham Loch

Juvenile

MH

 

Osprey

1

Bogside

 

GMcA

 

Great Skua

1

Irvine harbour mouth

 

GMcA

 

Great Skua

1

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Manx Shearwater

500

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Ringed Plover

290+

Milton Burn

 

RHH

 

Dunlin

240

Milton Burn

 

RHH

 

Sanderling

10

Milton Burn

 

RHH

 

Common Tern

1

Irvine harbour mouth

 

GMcA

 

Sandwich Tern

50

Irvine harbour mouth

 

GMcA

 

Green Sandpiper

1

Capringstone

 

GMcA

 

Black-tailed Godwit

1

Capringstone

 

GMcA

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/08/18

Little Ringed Plover

1

Martnaham Loch

Juvenile

MH

 

Black-tailed Godwit

13

Kilbirnie Loch

 

BT

 

Common Tern

20

Meikle Craigs

 

GB

 

Arctic Tern

40

Meikle Craigs

 

GB

 

Mediterranean Gull

4

Meikle Craigs

 

GB

 

Mediterranean Gull

3

Pow Burn

 

GB

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/08/18

Mediterranean Gull

7

Meikle Craigs

 

BT

 

Mediterranean Gull

3

Pow Burn

 

BT

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/08/18

Curlew Sandpiper

2

Upper Garnock estuary

 

GMcA

 

Ruff

1

Upper Garnock estuary

 

GMcA

 

Greenshank

11

Upper Garnock estuary

 

GMcA

 

Sandwich Tern

60

Irvine harbour mouth

 

BT

 

 

 

 

 

 

09/08/18

Green Sandpiper

1

Garnock Floods

 

BT

 

 

 

 

 

 

08/08/18

Ruff

1

Barassie

 

GMcA

 

Black-tailed Godwit

1

Barassie

 

GMcA

 

Mediterranean Gull

2

Troon

ad, 1st-s, Marine Ho/GC

GMcA

 

Sanderling

30

Meikle Craigs

 

BT

 

 

 

 

 

 

07/08/18

Sanderling

45

Balkenna

 

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

06/08/18

Whimbrel

1

Bracken Bay

 

HF

 

 

 

 

 

 

04/08/18

Little Egret

1

Hunterston

 

DGr

 

Green Sandpiper

1

Capringstone

 

DGr

 

Swift

60+

Kilmarnock

Over New Farm

SI

 

 

 

 

 

 

03/08/18

Wood Sandpiper

1

Doonfoot

In lagoon

PMcE/AS

 

Green Sandpiper

1

Capringstone

 

GMcA

 

Osprey

1

Rozelle

 

PMcE/AS

 

Osprey

1

Meikle Craigs

 

GMcA

 

Mediterranean Gull

8

Meikle Craigs

5 x ad, 1st-s, 2 x juv

GMcA

 

Knot

4

Meikle Craigs

 

GMcA

 

Sanderling

60

Doonfoot

 

BT

 

Black-tailed Godwit

2

Doonfoot

 

BT

 

 

 

 

 

 

02/08/18

Wood Sandpiper

1

Doonfoot

In lagoon

DGr

 

Knot

38

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Sanderling

7

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Black-tailed Godwit

5

Doonfoot

 

BT

 

 

 

 

 

 

01/08/18

Wood Sandpiper

1

Doonfoot

In lagoon

DGr et al

 

Green Sandpiper

1

Capringstone

 

GMcA

 

Black-tailed Godwit

2

Pow Burn

 

SB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July

 

 

 

 

 

31/07/18

Whimbrel

1

Barassie

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

29/07/18

Black-tailed Godwit

11

Pow Burn

 

DE

 

Black-tailed Godwit

2

Capringstone

 

SI

 

Mediterranean Gull

8

Meikle Craigs

 

GB

 

 

 

 

 

 

28/07/18

Wood Sandpiper

1

Doonfoot

In lagoon

SB

 

Swift

44

Ochiltree

 

MH

 

 

 

 

 

 

27/07/18

Mediterranean Gull

1

Kay Park, Kilmarnock

 

AF

 

Mediterranean Gull

5

Barassie

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

26/07/18

! Spoonbill

2

Loch Doon

 

per RB

 

 

 

 

 

 

23/07/18

Mediterranean Gull

1

Maidens

1st-s

GMcA

 

Greenshank

3

Doonfoot

 

GMcA

 

Arctic Tern

1

Meikle Craigs

 

GMcA

 

Sanderling

2

Meikle Craigs

 

GMcA

 

 

 

 

 

 

22/07/18

Greenshank

1

Barassie

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

21/07/18

Tree Sparrow

5

Fail

 

AF

 

 

 

 

 

 

20/07/18

Ring-necked Parakeet

4

Kilmarnock

Piersland Park

RW

 

Black-tailed Godwit

1

Barassie

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

19/07/18

Mediterranean Gull

13

Meikle Craigs

8 ads, 2 x 2-cy, 3 juvs

GB

 

 

 

 

 

 

17/07/18

Mediterranean Gull

19

Meikle Craigs

 

AYRS

 

Sandwich Tern

70

Meikle Craigs

 

AYRS

 

Sandwich Tern

53

Irvine harbour mouth

Inc 13 juvs

GMcA

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/07/18

Mediterranean Gull

14

Meikle Craigs

 

RA/CA/RHH

 

White Wagtail

1

Pow Burn

 

RA/CA

 

Arctic Tern

2

Troon-Meikle Craigs

 

RHH

 

Sanderling

2

Troon-Meikle Craigs

 

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

14/07/18

Mediterranean Gull

2

Meikle Craigs

 

BG

 

 

 

 

 

 

09/07/18

Crossbill

2

Whitelee Forest

 

FSS

 

Grey Partridge

1

Walston

 

FSS

 

Grasshopper Warbler

1 m

Whitelee Forest

Singing

FSS

 

Crossbill

2

Whitelee Forest

 

FSS

 

 

 

 

 

 

08/07/18

Wigeon

1 m

Magnum Pond

 

FSS

 

 

 

 

 

 

07/07/18

Sedge Warbler

1 m

Springside

In full song at 23:43h

FSS

 

Grasshopper Warbler

1 m

Shewalton Woods SWT

Singing at 23:10h

FSS

 

 

 

 

 

 

06/07/18

Mandarin Duck

3

Capringstone

 f + 2 juvs

FSS/GMcA

 

Mediterranean Gull

3

Troon

2 ads + 1st-s, Portland GC

GMcA

 

Mediterranean Gull

1

Troon

1st-s, beach, Marine Hotel

GMcA

 

Grey Plover

1

Meikle Craigs

 

GMcA

 

 

 

 

  

 

05/07/18

Ring-necked Parakeet

3

Kay Park, Kilmarnock

 

AF

 

 

 

 

 

 

04/07/18

Nuthatch

1

Barnweil Hill

 

FSS

 

 

 

 

 

 

02/07/18

Mandarin Duck

3

Capringstone

 f + 2 juvs

FSS

 

Black-tailed Godwit

1

Capringstone

 

FSS

 

Red Kite

1

New Cumnock

 

DH

 

 

 

 

 

 

29/06/18>

09/07/18

 

Tree Sparrow

40 prs

Kilmarnock area

 

FSS

Yellowhammer

112 m

Kilmarnock area

112 singing males located in 106 km2 on west side

FSS

 

Reed Bunting

40 m

Kilmarnock area

40 singing males

FSS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June

 

 

 

 

 

29/06/18

! Rose-coloured Starling

1

Prestwick

 

RBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

25/06/18

Little Egret

1

Hunterston Sands

 

PMcE

 

 

 

 

 

 

17/06/18

Mandarin Duck

1 m

Capringstone

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/06/18

Mandarin Duck

1 m

Capringstone

Back for 4th year

DGi

 

 

 

 

 

 

14/06/18

Leach's Petrel

1

Maidens

Flew south

RBA

 

Pomarine Skua

1

Troon

 

BDK

 

Common Scoter

10

Troon

 

BDK

 

Little Egret

1

Hunterston

 

DA

 

 

 

 

 

 

09/06/18

Swift

65+

Garnock Estuary

Over old ICI factory

DGr

 

 

 

 

 

 

08/06/18

! Grey-headed Wagtail

1

Doonfoot

thunbergi

NG

 

 

 

 

 

 

07/06/18

Red Kite

1

Loch Doon

 

DGr

 

 

 

 

 

 

06/06/18

! Black Kite

1

Glen Afton

Probable over reservoir

BG

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/06/18

Crossbill

30+

Mochrum Loch

inc many juveniles

HF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May

 

 

 

 

 

27/05/18

Red Kite

1

Dalmellington

Loch William, then NW

KW

 

 

 

 

 

 

23/05/18

Red Kite

1

Mauchline

 

KB

 

 

 

 

 

 

17/05/18

Little Egret

1

Southannan Sands

 

MMcG

 

 

 

 

 

 

15/05/18

Iceland Gull

1

Knockentiber-Springside

2-cy

AF

 

Whimbrel

15

Turnberry GC

 

KW

 

 

 

 

 

 

14/05/18

Cuckoo

5

Cragimalloch-Loch Riecawr

5 singing mm

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/05/18

Little Egret

1

Pow Burn

 

CC

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/05/18

Pomarine Skua

1

Irvine harbour mouth

Flew south

RHT

 

Little Egret

1

Pow Burn

 

DE

 

 

 

 

 

 

07/05/18

Spotted Flycatcher

1

Ness Glen

First of the year

JMcP

 

Redstart

4

Ness Glen

4 singing mm

JMcP

 

Tree Pipit

3

Ness Glen

3 singing mm

JMcP

 

Cuckoo

1

Ness Glen

1 singing m

JMcP

 

Crossbill

10+

Ness Glen

 

JMcP

 

Little Egret

1

Seamill

 

MA

 

 

 

 

 

 

06/05/18

Whimbrel

2

Hunterston

 

MMcG

 

Grasshopper Warbler

2

Hawking Craig

2 singing mm

MMcG

 

Pied Flycatcher

1

Bogton Loch (Dalcairney)

Male

DGr

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/05/18

Tree Pipit

1

Knockentiber-Springside

Flew north

FSS

 

Willow Warbler

31

Knockentiber-Springside

31 singing m

FSS

 

Blackcap

8

Knockentiber-Springside

8 singing mm

FSS

 

Whitethroat

6

Knockentiber-Springside

6 singing mm

FSS

 

Sedge Warbler

5

Knockentiber-Springside

5 singing mm

FSS

 

Chiffchaff

1

Knockentiber-Springside

1 singing m

FSS

 

Yellowhammer

14

Knockentiber-Springside

14 singing mm/prs

FSS

 

Reed Bunting

1

Knockentiber-Springside

1 singing m

FSS

 

Tree Sparrow

4 prs

Knockentiber-Springside

4 prs

FSS

 

Skylark

3

Knockentiber-Springside

3 singing mm

FSS

 

Lapwing

2 prs

Knockentiber-Springside

2 prs

FSS

 

Stock Dove

3 prs

Knockentiber-Springside

3 prs

FSS

 

Bullfinch

1 pr

Knockentiber-Springside

1 pr

FSS

 

Pied Flycatcher

1

Bogton Loch (Dalcairney)

1 singing m

RHH

 

Grasshopper Warbler

1

Bogton Loch (Dalcairney)

1 singing m

RHH

 

Wheatear

11

Maidens

Greenland leucorhoa

RHH

 

White Wagtail

3

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Great Northern Diver

3

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Wheatear

6

Hunterston

Greenland leucorhoa

MMcG

 

Whimbrel

2

Hunterston

 

MMcG

 

Twite

6

Hunterston

 

MMcG

 

Wheatear

6

Low Moss

 

SW

 

 

 

 

 

 

04/05/18

Marsh  Harrier

1

Bogside

Male

RBA

 

Arctic Skua

1

Long Rue-Deil's Dyke

Flew north

FSS

 

Great Northern Diver

2

Long Rue-Deil's Dyke

 

FSS

 

Black-throated Diver

1

Long Rue-Deil's Dyke

 

FSS

 

Whimbrel

4

Long Rue-Deil's Dyke

 

FSS

 

Kittiwake

26

Long Rue-Deil's Dyke

16 N/10 S

FSS

 

Manx Shearwater

47

Long Rue-Deil's Dyke

 

FSS

 

Gannet

63

Long Rue-Deil's Dyke

 

FSS

 

Purple Sandpiper

2

Troon harbour

Ballast Bank

RHH

 

Black-tailed Godwit

6

Fail

 

RHH

 

White Wagtail

25+

Fail

 

RHH

 

Whimbrel

15

Martnaham Loch

 

RHH

 

Lesser Whitethroat

1

Balkenna

1 singing m

RHH

 

Arctic Skua

3

Balkenna

Flew north

RHH

 

Sanderling

2

Balkenna

 

RHH

 

Little Egret

1

Pow Burn

 

DE

 

 

 

 

 

 

03/05/18

Red Kite

2

Knockshinnoch

 

EF

 

Swift

1

Craig Tara

 

FSS

 

Lesser Whitethroat

2

Bower Hill

2 singing mm

TB

 

Lesser Whitethroat

1

Heads of Ayr-Bracken Bay

1 singing m - Bower Hill

FSS

 

Whimbrel

11

Heads of Ayr-Bracken Bay

 

FSS

 

Yellowhammer

3

Heads of Ayr-Bracken Bay

3 singing mm

FSS

 

Rock Pipit

4

Heads of Ayr-Bracken Bay

4 singing mm/prs

FSS

 

Gannet

30

Heads of Ayr-Bracken Bay

 

FSS

 

 

 

 

 

 

02/05/18

Lesser Whitethroat

1

Greenan Castle

1 singing m

FSS

 

Yellowhammer

3

Greenan Castle-Doonfoot

3 singing mm

FSS

 

Rock Pipit

2

Greenan Castle-Doonfoot

2 singing mm/prs

FSS

 

Whimbrel

11

Greenan Castle-Doonfoot

 

FSS

 

Bar-tailed Godwit

2

Doonfoot

 

FSS

 

Ringed Plover

20

Greenan Castle-Doonfoot

2 prs + flk 16

FSS

 

Swift

5

Mochrum Loch

 

DK

 

Whimbrel

4

Mochrum Loch

 

DK

 

Common Sandpiper

2

Capringstone

 

GMcA

 

Goosander

pr

Capringstone

 

GMcA

 

Swallow

50+

Hunterstone

 

MMcG

 

Little Egret

1

Fairlie Sands

 

MMcG

 

 

 

 

 

 

01/05/18

Lesser Whitethroat

1

Heads of Ayr (Craig Tara)

1 singing m

FSS

 

Common Scoter

6

Long Rue-Deil's Dyke

Flew north

FSS

 

Whimbrel

18

Long Rue-Deil's Dyke

 

FSS

 

White Wagtail

1

Long Rue-Deil's Dyke

 

FSS

 

Red-throated Diver

2

Long Rue-Deil's Dyke

 

FSS

 

Red Kite

1

Ness Glen

 

TR

 

Tree Sparrow

1

Dunure

 

TS/GS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April

 

 

 

 

 

30/04/18

Swift

3

Saltcoats

 

PMcE

 

 

 

 

 

 

29/04/18

Swift

2

Capringstone

 

FSS

 

Willow Warbler

44

Kilmarnock-Irvine

44 singing mm

FSS

 

Blackcap

17

Kilmarnock-Irvine

17 singing mm

FSS

 

Chiffchaff

6

Kilmarnock-Irvine

6 singing mm

FSS

 

Whitethroat

3

Kilmarnock-Irvine

3 singing mm

FSS

 

Sedge Warbler

3

Kilmarnock-Irvine

3 singing mm

FSS

 

Garden Warbler

1

Kilmarnock-Irvine

1 singing m

FSS

 

White Wagtail

7

Kilmarnock-Irvine

 

FSS

 

 

 

 

 

 

28/04/18

! Little Ringed Plover

1

Fail

 

DC

 

Black-necked Grebe

1

Seamill

 

BG/RBA

 

White Wagtail

42

Fail

 

DGr

 

Black-tailed Godwit

9

Fail

 

KRMH

 

Whimbrel

33

Martnaham Loch

 

DGr

 

Purple Sandpiper

22

Troon harbour

Ballast Bank

KR

 

Whimbrel

1

Troon harbour

Ballast Bank

KR

 

Cuckoo

3

Loch Doon

3 singing mm

DGr

 

Grasshopper Warbler

2

Loch Doon

2 singing mm

DGr

 

 

 

 

 

 

27/04/18

Whimbrel

8

Munnoch Reservoir

 

RHH

 

Whimbrel

5

Ardrossan

North Shore

RHH

 

Whimbrel

1

Irvine harbour mouth

 

GMcA

 

Cuckoo

1

Shewalton

 

DJ

 

Cuckoo

1

Mill Glen Reservoir

 

RHH

 

Lesser Whitetroat

1

Garnock Floods

 

GMcA

 

White Wagtail

22

Fail

 

DGr

 

Black-tailed Godwit

5

Fail

 

DGr

 

Common Scoter

9

Irvine harbour mouth

 

GMcA

 

Red-throated Diver

3

Irvine harbour mouth

 

GMcA

 

Pink-footed Goose

180

Trabboch

Flew north

DGr

 

Little Egret

1

Fairlie

 

AMcK

 

 

 

 

 

 

26/04/18

Pied Flycatcher

1

Dalhanna, Glen Afton

First of the year

MH

 

Pied Flycatcher

1

Knockdolian

First of the year

RHH

 

Great Skua

2

Stevenston Point

Flew south 07:26

KH

 

Little Gull

1 ad

Stevenston Point

Offshore at 07:00

KH

 

Little Egret

1

Fairlie

 

AMcK

 

 

 

 

 

 

25/04/18

Red Kite

1

Afton Reservoir

 

MH

 

Whimbrel

7

Turnberry

 

BT

 

White Wagtail

5

Turnberry

 

BT

 

Red-throated Diver

8

Turnberry

 

BT

 

 

 

 

 

 

24/04/18

Common Tern

1

Troon harbour

First of the year

BDK

 

Whimbrel

15

Martnaham Loch

 

MH

 

 

 

 

 

 

23/04/18

Swift

2

Troon

First of the year

BDK

 

Cuckoo

3

Upper Glen App

 

RHH

 

Grasshopper Warbler

4

Shewalton Wood

4 singing mm

JD

 

Whitethroat

1

Shewalton Wood

1 singing m

JD

 

Lesser Whitethroat

2

Doonfoot-Greenan

 

BT

 

 

 

 

 

 

22/04/18

Wheatear

3

Dundonald Camp

Greenland leucorhoa

GMcA

 

Sedge Warbler

1

Gypsy Pool, Troon

1 singing m

BDK

 

Whitethroat

1

Gypsy Pool, Troon

1 singing m

BDK

 

Whitethroat

1

Collenan

 

BDK

 

Whimbrel

6

Martnaham Loch

 

MH

 

 

 

 

 

 

21/04/18

Yellow Wagtail

1

Fail Loch

First of the year

BDK

 

Sedge Warbler

1

Greenan

First of the year

HF

 

Whinchat

2

Loans

First of the year

BDK

 

Lesser Whitethroat

3

Greenan

3 singing mm

HF

 

Whitethroat

1

Greenan

 

HF

 

Redstart

2

Loch Doon

2 singing mm

JMcP

 

Cuckoo

1

Loch Doon

 

JMcP

 

Tree Pipit

1

Loch Doon

 

JMcP

 

Puffin

1 N

Portencross

 

GMcA

 

Little Egret

1

Fairlie

 

AMcK

 

 

 

 

 

 

20/04/18

Cuckoo

2 mm

Loch Doon

First of the year

BDK

 

Common Sandpiper

1

Failford

 

MH

 

Common Sandpiper

1

Greenan

 

JMcP

 

Whimbrel

2

Greenan

 

JMcP

 

Whimbrel

6

Ardeer

 

BP

 

Whimbrel

7

Turnberry

 

BT

 

White Wagtail

11

Turnberry

 

BT

 

Lesser Whitethroat

1

Greenan

 

JMcP

 

Little Egret

1

Fairlie

 

AMcK

 

 

 

 

 

 

19/04/18

Lesser Whitethroat

1

Todhill CP

First of the year

DJ

 

Garden Warbler

1

Dundonald Wood

First of the year

SOC

 

Grasshopper Warbler

1

Gypsy Pool, Troon

 

BDK

 

Little Gull

1

Doonfoot

 

DGr

 

Arctic Tern

2

Ardrossan-Seamill

 

BT

 

Whimbrel

5

Greenan

 

HF

 

Common Sandpiper

2

Greenan

 

HF

 

Black-tailed Godwit

1

Greenan

 

HF

 

 

 

 

 

 

18/04/18

Grasshopper Warbler

1

Powburn

First of the year

SOC

 

Little Gull

1

Doonfoot

 

JMcP

 

Iceland Gull

2nd-cy

Doonfoot-Greenan

 

HF

 

Long-tailed Duck

3

Saltcoats harbour

 

BDK

 

Red-throated Diver

7

Saltcoats harbour

 

BDK

 

Arctic Tern

6

Saltcoats harbour

 

BDK

 

Common Scoter

65

Saltcoats harbour

52 N, 13 S

BDK

 

Common Scoter

18 N

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Little Egret

1

Pow Burn

 

DE

 

Black-throated Diver

4

Meigle Bay

 

MMcG

 

Knot

18

Stevenston Point

 

BDK

 

Whimbrel

1

Hunterston Sands

 

MMcG

 

White Wagtail

2

Hunterston Sands

 

MMcG

 

 

 

 

 

 

17/04/18

Whimbrel

2

Hunterston Sands

 

MMcG

 

White Wagtail

8

Hunterston Sands

 

MMcG

 

Sandwich Tern

10

Hunterston Sands

 

MMcG

 

Black-tailed Godwit

1

Pow Burn

 

BT

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/04/18

Slavonian Grebe

1

Irvine harbour mouth

 

BDK

 

Puffin

1 S

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Black-tailed Godwit

1

Pow Burn

 

DE

 

Purple Sandpiper

28

Troon harbour

 

AYRS

 

 

 

 

 

 

15/04/18

Arctic Tern

6

Irvine

First of the year

BT

 

Redstart

1

Darvel

First of the year

BT

 

Osprey

1 m

Loch Doon

Male returned

RR

 

Red Kite

1

Waterside-Dalmellington

 

SA

 

Little Egret

1

Fairlie

 

AMcK

 

Turnstone

35

Troon

 

EF

 

 

 

 

 

 

14/04/18

Little Gull

2 ads

Martnaham Loch

 

DGr

 

Common Sandpiper

1

Martnaham Loch

 

JT

 

Slavonian Grebe

2

Irvine harbour mouth

 

DGi

 

House Martin

2

Trabboch Loch

 

BT

 

Long-tailed Duck

3

Irvine harbour mouth

 

DGi

 

Long-tailed Duck

2

Stevenston Point

 

BT

 

Velvet Scoter

1

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Common Scoter

45

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Goldeneye

13 N

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Swallow

2

Martnaham Loch

 

JT

 

 

 

 

 

 

13/04/18

Marsh Harrier

ad m

Blairbowie

 

RW

 

Little Gull

2 ads

Martnaham Loch

 

MH

 

Mediterranean Gull

2

Martnaham Loch

 

MH

 

Glaucous Gull

2nd-cy

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Common Scoter

18

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/04/18

Common Sandpiper

1

Loans

 

BDK

 

Ring Ouzel

1

Loudoun Hill

First of the year

BDK

 

Little Gull

1 ad

Martnaham Loch

 

MH

 

Wheatear

2

Loudoun Hill

 

BDK

 

White Wagtail

8

Auchenharvie GC

 

KH

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/04/18

Spoonbill

1

Beith

Flying over Knowes coup

DL

 

Osprey

1

Turnberry

 

KW

 

Tree Pipit

1

Loch Doon

 

BG

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/04/18

Willow Warbler

2

Mochrum Loch

2 singing mm

HF

 

Swallow

2

Beith

 

DL

 

 

 

 

 

 

09/04/18

House Martin

4

Lugar Water, Dumfries Ho

First of the year

BT

 

Iceland Gull

1

Garlaff landfill, Skares

 

RBA

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Stevenston Point

Male

KH

 

Little Egret

1

Garnock Floods

 

RGV

 

Swallow

1

Pow Burn

 

RGV

 

Swallow

1

Dundonald Camp

 

RGV

 

 

 

 

 

 

08/04/18

Tree Pipit

1

Muirkirk

First of the year

MH

 

Common Sandpiper

1

Lugar Water, Dumfries Ho

First of the year

BT

 

Blackcap

1

Coylton

'First' of the year

SOC

 

Little Gull

1

Martnaham Loch

 

BG/RBA

 

Sandwich Tern

10

Hunterston Sands

 

MMcG

 

Willow Warbler

9

Shewalton Wood SWT

9 singing mm

BDK

 

Chiffchaff

8

Shewalton Wood SWT

8 singing mm

BDK

 

Black-tailed Godwit

2

Hunterston Sands

 

MMcG

 

Common Scoter

12

Turnberry

 

BT

 

Common Scoter

8

Stevenston Point

 

BT

 

 

 

 

 

 

07/04/18

Wheatear

1

Portencross

 

SH

 

 

 

 

 

 

06/04/18

Osprey

1 f

Loch Doon

First of the year

RLD

 

Swallow

1

Trabboch

 

MH

 

Sand Martin

1

Irvine beach park

 

BDK