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2017 |  2016  |  2015

Date   

Species

Count

Location

Details

Obs

August

 

 

 

 

 

13/08/17

Osprey

1

Troon

Flew north

GB

 

Mediterranean Gull

22

Meikle Craigs

 

BDK

 

Sandwich Tern

193

Meikle Craigs

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/08/17

Mediterranean Gull

45

Meikle Craigs

New Scottish record*

BG

 

Red Kite

1

Goldenberry Hill

Flew S to West Kilbride

PMcE

 

Osprey

1

Hunterston

 

BG

 

Black-tailed Godwit

2

Bogside

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/08/17

Black-tailed Godwit

2

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/08/17

Little Gull

1

Meikle Craigs

Ad

GB

 

Mediterranean Gull

11

Meikle Craigs

Inc 2 juvs

GB

 

Manx Shearwater

2000

Troon harbour

S in 30 mins

BDK

 

Swift

100+

West Kilbride

 

AS

 

 

 

 

 

 

09/08/17

Little Egret

1

Hunterston

 

BT

 

 

 

 

 

 

07/08/17

Black-tailed Godwit

2

Bogside/Garnock estuary

 

BT

 

 

 

 

 

 

06/08/17

Osprey

1

Hunterston

Fishing - caught a Mackerel

AS

 

Little Gull

1

Doonfoot

1st-s

BG

 

Manx Shearwater

1117

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Ringed Plover

61

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Mediterranean Gull

1

Barassie

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/08/17

Black-tailed Godwit

1

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Sanderling

3

Troon

 

BDK

 

Mandarin Duck

1

Capringstone

Female

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

04/08/17

Manx Shearwater

4100

Maidens

Flew S in 3 hrs

RHH

 

Sandwich Tern

240

Maidens

Flew S in 3 hrs

RHH

 

Great Skua

1

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Mandarin Duck

1

Capringstone

Female

BDK

 

Redstart

1

Bonnyton dis railway line

Female near Knockentiber

SI

 

 

 

 

 

 

02/08/17

Bar-tailed Godwit

1

Hunterston

 

AH

 

Ruff

1

Dalmaca

 

MH

 

Green Sandpiper

1

Dalmaca

 

MH

 

Greenshank

1

Dalmaca

 

MH

 

Common Scoter

6

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

01/08/17

Greenshank

11

Bogside/Garnock estuary

 

SI

 

Green Sandpiper

4

Dalmaca

 

RHH

 

Greenshank

1

Dalmaca

 

RHH

 

Mediterranean Gull

17

Meikle Craigs

 

RHH

 

Arctic Tern

3

Meikle Craigs

 

RHH

 

Sanderling

77

Meikle Craigs

 

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July

 

 

 

 

 

31/07/17

Quail

2

Biggary Burn, Barmuir

2 mm, E of Tarbolton

MH

 

Ruff

1

Dalmaca

 

MH

 

Green Sandpiper

5

Dalmaca

 

RHH

 

Greenshank

2

Dalmaca

 

RHH

 

Dunlin

1

Dalmaca

 

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30/07/17

Mediterranean Gull

20

Meikle Craigs

 

GB

 

Arctic Tern

2

Meikle Craigs

 

GB

 

Sanderling

49

Meikle Craigs

 

GB

 

Turnstone

2

Meikle Craigs

 

GB

 

Black-tailed Godwit

3

Pow Burn

 

JMcP

 

 

 

 

 

 

28/07/17

Manx Shearwater

800

Maidens Bay

 

RHH

 

Sanderling

37

Balkenna

 

RHH

 

Turnstone

5

Balkenna

 

RHH

 

Dunlin

65+

Balkenna

 

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

26/07/17

Swift

100+

Kilmarnock

New Farm Loc

SI

 

 

 

 

 

 

25/07/17

Iceland Gull

1st-s

Skares

At surface mine

MH

 

Arctic Tern

1

Pow Burn

 

RHH

 

Sanderling

26

Stevenston Point

 

BT

 

 

 

 

 

 

24/07/17

Iceland Gull

1st-s

Skares

At surface mine

MH

 

Knot

3

Doonfoot

 

BE

 

Greenshank

6

Doonfoot

 

BE

 

 

 

 

 

 

23/07/17

Quail

1

Adamhill, Tarbolton

Singing m

BG

 

 

 

 

 

 

22/07/17

Mediterranean Gull

13

Meikle Craigs

 

SS/GB

 

Sanderling

7

Meikle Craigs

 

SS/GB

 

Knot

13

Meikle Craigs

 

GB

 

Arctic Tern

3

Meikle Craigs

 

GB

 

Manx Shearwater

700

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Black-throated Diver

1

Maidens

Flew north

RHH

 

Common Scoter

3

Maidens

Flew north

RHH

 

Greenshank

1

Ballantrae

 

SS

 

 

 

 

 

 

17-21/07/17

Tree Sparrow

27 prs

Springside-Kilmaurs area

 

FSS

 

Yellowhammer

77 mm

Kilmarnock area

100 km2 on west side

FSS

 

 

 

 

 

 

21/07/17

Mediterranean Gull

1

Bogside

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

19/07/17

Mediterranean Gull

4

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

18/07/17

Little Gull

1st-s

Stevenston Point

 

BG

 

 

 

 

 

 

15/07/17

Mediterranean Gull

2

Meikle Craigs

 

GB

 

Sanderling

1

Meikle Craigs

 

GB

 

Greenshank

5

Doonfoot

 

GB

 

 

 

 

 

 

14/07/17

Gull-billed Tern

1

Troon harbour

Flew south

BDK

 

Quail

1

Fail Loch, Tarbolton

Singing m

BDK

 

Mediterranean Gull

7

Meikle Craigs

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

13/07/17

Quail

1

Boghead Farm, Tarbolton

Singing m

DJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/07/17

Quail

1

Boghead Farm, Tarbolton

Singing m

BG

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/07/17

Mediterranean Gull

7

Meikle Craigs

 

GB

 

Arctic Tern

3

Meikle Craigs

 

GB

 

Whimbrel

1

Meikle Craigs

 

GB

 

Bar-tailed Godwit

1

Meikle Craigs

 

GB

 

Sanderling

5

Pow Burn

 

GB

 

Greenshank

4

Doonfoot

 

BT

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/07/17

Quail

1

Boghead Fm, Tarbolton

Singing m

BG

 

 

 

 

 

 

04/07/17

Greenshank

2

Garnock Estuary

 

BT

 

 

 

 

 

 

01/07/17

Greenshank

2

Garnock Estuary

 

BT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June

 

 

 

 

 

30/06/17

Greenshank

4

Doonfoot

 

SB

 

Manx Shearwater

250+

Doonfoot

 

SB

 

Red-breasted Merganser

14

Doonfoot

 

SB

 

 

 

 

 

 

06/06/17

Manx Shearwater

100

Troon harbour

Flew north

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/06/17

Osprey

1

Southannan Sands

Briefly over

MMcG

 

 

 

 

 

 

02/06/17

Great Crested Grebe

b/1

Tarryholme, Irvine

 

AS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May

 

 

 

 

 

31/05/17

Quail

1

Troon

 

BG

 

 

 

 

 

 

30/05/17

Green Sandpiper

1

Martnaham Loch

 

NG

 

 

 

 

 

 

28/05/17

Redstart

1

Glen App

Singing male

RHH

 

Cuckoo

4

Glen App

4 singing males

RHH

 

Pomarine Skua

1

Saltcoats

Flew north

BG

 

 

 

 

 

 

25/05/17

Great Egret

1

Hunterston Sands

 

MMcG

 

 

 

 

 

 

24/05/17

Great Egret

1

Hunterston Sands

 

MMcG

 

 

 

 

 

 

23/05/17

Cuckoo

1

Gailes Marsh SWT

Singing male 

GMcA

 

 

 

 

 

 

21/05/17

Great Egret

1

Hunterston Sands

 

MMcG

 

 

 

 

 

 

19/05/17

Great Egret

1

Hunterston Sands

 

MMcG

 

Pomarine Skua

4

Saltcoats

Flew north

BG

 

 

 

 

 

 

18/05/17

Cuckoo

1

Shewalton Wood SWT

 

GMcA

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/05/17

Pomarine Skua

3

Troon harbour

Flew north

BG

 

 

 

 

 

 

14/05/17

Pomarine Skua

1

Troon harbour

Flew north

BDK

 

Puffin

2

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Knot

10

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Sanderling

71

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Ringed Plover

81

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Dunlin

87

Barassie

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

13/05/17

Pomarine Skua

2

Saltcoats

Flew north

BG

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/05/17

Red-throated Diver

1

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Arctic Skua

1

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Whinchat

1

Doonfoot

Female

JMcP

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Willow Warbler

57

Shewalton Wood SWT

57 singing mm

BDK

 

Chiffchaff

8

Shewalton Wood SWT

8 singing mm

BDK

 

Sedge Warbler

23

Shewalton Wood SWT

23 singing mm

BDK

 

Grasshopper Warbler

4

Shewalton Wood SWT

4 singing mm

BDK

 

Blackcap

11

Shewalton Wood SWT

11 singing mm

BDK

 

Garden Warbler

1

Shewalton Wood SWT

1 singing m

BDK

 

Whitethroat

14

Shewalton Wood SWT

14 singing mm

BDK

 

Lesser Whitethroat

1

Shewalton Wood SWT

1 singing m

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

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