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2024 Rarity/Scarcity highlights: Myrtle Warbler, White-billed Diver

 

2024 |  2023 |  2022 |  2021 |  2020 |  2019 |  2018 |  2017 |  2016 | 2015

Date   

Species

Count

Location

Details

Obs

April

 

 

 

 

 

22/04/24

! Garden Warbler

1

Barony, Lugar Water trail

First of the spring

MH

 

! Garden Warbler

1

Garnock East/ICI ponds

First of the spring

RL

 

Waxwing

14

Ayr, Argyle Park

 

GM

 

Whimbrel

1

Lendalfoot

 

RHH

 

Black-tailed Godwit

2

Fail

 

DC

 

Puffin

2

Maidens

Flew north

RHH

 

Brent Goose

16

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Hooded Crow

1

North Balloch

 

BB

 

Willow Warbler

31

Garnock East/ICI ponds

31 singing males

RL

 

Chiffchaff

8

Garnock East/ICI ponds

8 singing males

RL

 

Blackcap

5

Garnock East/ICI ponds

5 singing males

RL

 

Lesser Whitethroat

1

Garnock East/ICI ponds

1 singing male

RL

 

Grasshopper Warbler

1

Garnock East/ICI ponds

1 singing male

RL

 

Sedge Warbler

2

Garnock East/ICI ponds

2 singing males

RL

 

Little Egret

1

Garnock estuary

 

RL

 

 

 

 

 

 

21/04/24

Great Northern Diver

111

Ballantrae

 

RHH

 

Black-throated Diver

22

Ballantrae

 

RHH

 

Red-throated Diver

3

Ballantrae

 

RHH

 

Lesser Whitethroat

1

Greenan Castle

Singing male

DC

 

Whitethroat

2

Smugglers' Trail, Troon

2 singing males

DE

 

Black-tailed Godwit

18

Fail

 

DC

 

Common Sandpiper

3

Pow Burn

 

BB

 

Whimbrel

14

Croy

 

AMcC

 

Whimbrel

13

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Whimbrel

5

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Swallow

1

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Little Egret

1

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Purple Sandpiper

36

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Brent Goose

16

Maidens

 

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

20/04/24

! Whitethroat

1

Pow Burn

First of the spring

DE

 

Lesser Whitethroat

1

Croy

Singing male

HF

 

Grasshopper Warbler

1

Ardeer

Singing male

DE

 

Sedge Warbler

1

Ardeer

Singing male

DE

 

Willow Warbler

20

Shewalton Wood SWT

20 singing males

RL

 

Blackcap

4

Shewalton Wood SWT

4 singing males

RL

 

Common Sandpiper

1

Stevenston Point

 

DE

 

Common Sandpiper

1

Pow Burn

 

DE

 

Common Sandpiper

2

Loch Doon

 

GMcA

 

Common Sandpiper

2

Glen Afton

 

DGr

 

Tree Pipit

2

Glen Afton

 

DGr

 

Redstart

1

Glen Afton

 

DGr

 

Pink-footed Goose

506

Troon

Flew north

BDK

 

Great Northern Diver

1

Stevenston Point

in breeding plumage

DE

 

Scaup

2

Loch o' th' Lowes

 

MH

 

Whooper Swan

3

Nith floodplain

 

MH

 

 

 

 

 

 

19/04/24

! Lesser Whitethroat

4 mm

Ardeer

First of the spring

TB

 

Grasshopper Warbler

17

Eglinton Country Park

Singing male

RL

 

Willow Warbler

17

Eglinton Country Park

17 singing males

RL

 

Blackcap

3

Eglinton Country Park

3 singing males

RL

 

Black-tailed Godwit

1

Fail

 

BDK

 

White Wagtail

1

Barassie, Stinking Rocks

 

BDK

 

Sandwich Tern

28

Barassie, Stinking Rocks

 

BDK

 

Sanderling

136

Barassie, Stinking Rocks

 

BDK

 

Purple Sandpiper

2

Barassie, Stinking Rocks

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

18/04/24

Slavonian Grebe

2

Stevenston Point

 

DE

 

Whimbrel

6

Troon

 

PW

 

Whimbrel

1

Fail

 

DC

 

Whimbrel

1

Maidens

 

HF

 

Common Sandpiper

1

Maidens

 

HF

 

White Wagtail

3

Fail

 

DC

 

Golden Plover

50

Fail

 

DC

 

Brent Goose

16

Maidens

 

HF

 

 

 

 

 

 

17/04/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

58th day - first Ayrs record

JC et al

 

Golden Plover

681

Meikle Craigs

 

BDK

 

Grasshopper Warbler

4

Pow Burn

4 singing males

BDK

 

Common Sandpiper

1

Caaf Reservoir

 

MMcG

 

Pink-footed Goose

230

Auchincross

 

MH

 

Scaup

2

Loch o' th' Lowes

 

MH

 

Whooper Swan

13

Loch o' th' Lowes

 

MH

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/04/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

! Tree Pipit

1

Loch Doon

First of the spring

BB

 

! Tree Pipit

1

Glen Afton

First of the spring

MH

 

! Redstart

1

Ness Glen

First of the spring

BB

 

! Redstart

1

Glen Afton

First of the spring

MH

 

Great Skua

1

Stevenston Point

 

DC

 

Garganey

1

Fail

Male

HF

 

Black-tailed Godwit

19

Fail

Male

HF

 

Common Sandpiper

1

Fail

Male

HF

 

Grasshopper Warbler

3

Pow Burn

2 singing males

DE

 

Willow Warbler

18

Garnock East/ICI ponds

18 singing mm

RL

 

Chiffchaff

12

Garnock East/ICI ponds

12 singing mm

RL

 

Blackcap

1

Garnock East/ICI ponds

Singing mm

RL

 

Sand Martin

12

Garnock East/ICI ponds

 

RL

 

Green Sandpiper

1

Garnock estuary

 

RL

 

Greenshank

3

Garnock estuary

 

RL

 

 

 

 

 

 

15/04/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

! Sedge Warbler

1

Prestwick Airport

First of the spring

BDK

 

! Cuckoo

1

Ness Glen

First of the spring

BB

 

 

 

 

 

 

14/04/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

! Grasshopper Warbler

1

Kerelaw

First of the spring

MKS

 

Garganey

1

Fail

Male

BDK

 

Sand Martin

50+

Capringstone

 

AF

 

Swallow

1

Capringstone

 

AF

 

Blackcap

1

Ladyton Loch

Singing male

AF

 

Hooded Crow

1

Girvan

 

GMcW

 

 

 

 

 

 

13/04/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

House Martin

1

Kilwinning

 

JC

 

Garganey

1

Fail

Male

BB

 

Whimbrel

1

Fail

 

BB

 

Willow Warbler

5

Shewalton Wood SWT

5 singing mm

RL

 

Chiffchaff

6

Shewalton Wood SWT

6 singing mm

RL

 

Blackcap

1

Shewalton Wood SWT

Singing m

RL

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/04/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

Garganey

1

Fail

Male

AF

 

Wheatear

1

Fail

 

AF

 

Willow Warbler

58

Ardeer

58 singing males

TB

 

Chiffchaff

18

Ardeer

18 singing males

TB

 

Blackcap

4

Ardeer

4 singing males

TB

 

House Martin

1

Garnock Floods SWT

 

DC

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/04/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

Garganey

1

Fail

Male

JJ/MH

 

Wheatear

4

Loudoun Hill

 

RL

 

White Wagtail

30

Seamill

 

GMcA

 

White Wagtail

1

Ballantrae

 

RHH

 

Willow Warbler

2-3

Ladyton Loch

2-3 singing males

AF

 

Sand Martin

10+

Ladyton Loch

 

AF

 

Swallow

1

Ladyton Loch

 

AF

 

Swallow

1

Fail

 

AF

 

Swallow

1

Buiston Loch

 

AF

 

Shoveler

pr

Buiston Loch

 

AF

 

Teal

60

Buiston Loch

 

AF

 

Golden Plover

35

Fail

 

AF

 

Greenshank

1

Blairbowie

 

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/04/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

Garganey

1

Fail

Male

DGr

 

 

 

 

 

 

09/04/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

50th day - first Ayrs record

JC et al

 

! Garganey

1 m

Fail

First of the spring

GMcA/RL

 

Golden Plover

400+

Fail

 

GMcA

 

Pink-footed Goose

250

Fail

 

RL

 

Swallow

1

Fail

 

RL

 

Mediterranean Gull

1

Fail

1st-s

BDK

 

Iceland Gull

1

Troon

imm

PW

 

Black-tailed Godwit

8

Blairbowie

 

RHH

 

Greenshank

1

Blairbowie

 

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

08/04/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

Swallow

1

Fail

 

BDK

 

Golden Plover

32

Fail

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

07/04/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

! House Martin

3

Irvine GC

First of the spring

GMcA

 

Swallow

10+

Eglinton CP

 

DC

 

Common Sandpiper

1

Ochiltree

 

MH

 

Whimbrel

1

Fail

 

DE

 

Black-tailed Godwit

1

Fail

 

DE

 

Pink-footed Goose

200

Fail

 

DE

 

Swallow

1

Fail

 

DE

 

Sand Martin

5+

Capringstone

 

AF

 

Shoveler

3

Buiston Loch

 

AF

 

 

 

 

 

 

06/04/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

! Ring Ouzel

1

Irvinehill Farm

First of the spring

PI

 

! Common Sandpiper

1

Ochiltree

First of the spring

MH

 

Swallow

1

Barassie

 

DE

 

Blackcap

1

Kerelaw

Singing male

DE

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/04/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

Iceland Gull

1

Bruntwood

Adult

BDK

 

Black-tailed Godwit

9

Bruntwood

 

BDK

 

Shoveler

3

Bruntwood

 

BDK

 

Knot

19

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Purple Sandpiper

22

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Whooper Swan

10

Nith floodplain

 

MH

 

Chiffchaff

4

Eglinton CP

4 singing mm

RL

 

Blackcap

1

Eglinton CP

Singing m

RL

 

V

1

S

 

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

04/04/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

Red-necked Grebe

1

Dunure

 

HF

 

Iceland Gull

1

Fail

Adult

AF

 

Manx Shearwater

6

Dunure

 

HF

 

Pink-footed Goose

39

Dunure

Flew north

HF

 

Sandwich Tern

13

Irvine harbour mouth

 

GMcA

 

 

 

 

 

 

03/04/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

Golden Plover

50

Ardneil Bay

 

AW

 

 

 

 

 

 

02/04/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

Willow Warbler

3

Barassie

3 singing mm

BDK

 

Wheatear

3

Irvine beach park

3 males

RL

 

Red-throated Diver

3

Irvine beach park

 

RL

 

Sandwich Tern

1

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Little Egret

1

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Knot

3

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Dipple

 

DGr

 

Velvet Scoter

2

Dipple

 

DGr

 

Common Scoter

15

Dipple

 

DGr

 

Great Northern Diver

12

Dipple

 

DGr

 

Black-throated Diver

24

Dipple

 

DGr

 

Red-throated Diver

9

Dipple

 

DGr

 

Purple Sandpiper

4

Troon

 

PW

 

 

 

 

 

 

01/04/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

White Wagtail

4

Troon, south beach

 

BDK

 

Wheatear

1

Troon, south beach

 

BDK

 

Chiffchaff

3

Ayr Gorge

3 singing mm

RL

 

Sandwich Tern

3

Hunterston lagoon

 

SMcM

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Hunterston lagoon

 

SMcM

 

Fieldfare

35+

Ayr Gorge

 

RL

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Dipple

 

RHH

 

Velvet Scoter

2

Dipple

 

RHH

 

Common Scoter

14

Dipple

 

RHH

 

Iceland Gull

1

Bruntwood

2nd-w

BG

 

 

 

 

 

 

March

 

 

 

 

 

31/03/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

Willow Warbler

1

Fail

Singing male

BDK

 

Willow Warbler

1

Nick o' the Balloch

Singing male

RHH

 

Willow Warbler

1

Linfern road

Singing male

DC

 

White Wagtail

1

Hunterston

 

MMcG

 

Sandwich Tern

1

Hunterston

 

MMcG

 

Manx Shearwater

2

Maidens

 

JP

 

Swallow

1

Maidens

 

JP

 

Chiffchaff

12

Culzean

 

JP

 

Brent Goose

30

Culzean

 

JP

 

Goldeneye

6

Culzean

 

JP

 

Curlew

40

Culzean

 

JP

 

Jack Snipe

1

Troon, Gypsy Pool

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

30/03/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

40th day - first Ayrs record

JC et al

 

! Willow Warbler

2

Ardeer Fen

First of the spring - 2 mm

TB

 

! Manx Shearwater

1

Maidens

First of the spring

RHH

 

Iceland Gull

1

Fail

Adult

DG

 

White Wagtail

2

Troon

 

PW

 

Wheatear

1

Maidens

Male

RHH

 

Brent Goose

30

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Red-throated Diver

6

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Wheatear

1

Troon, Ballast Bank

 

BDK

 

White Wagtail

5

Troon, Ballast Bank

 

BDK

 

Chiffchaff

4

Smugglers Trail

inc 2 singing mm

RL

 

Chiffchaff

2

Capringstone

inc singing male

AF

 

Shoveler

3

Bruntwood

2 mm/1 f

RL

 

Golden Plover

60

Fail

 

SB

 

Twite

4

Troon

 

PW

 

Knot

2

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Common Scoter

50

Saltcoats

 

JP

 

Turnstone

50

Saltcoats

 

JP

 

Purple Sandpiper

20

Saltcoats

 

JP

 

Greenshank

1

Fairlie

 

BB

 

Brambling

1

Auchincruive

 

MC

 

 

 

 

 

 

29/03/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

! Osprey

2

Loch Doon

First of the spring

AW

 

Swallow

1

Maidens

 

GMcA

 

Chiffchaff

7

Garnock East/ICI ponds

inc 5 singing mm

RL

 

Chiffchaff

3

Garnock Floods

3 singing mm

RL

 

Sand Martin

3

Garnock East/ICI ponds

 

RL

 

Red-necked Grebe

1

Bracken Bay

 

GMcA

 

Velvet Scoter

2

Dipple

 

DG

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Dipple

 

DG

 

Great Northern Diver

2

Dipple

 

DG

 

Black-throated Diver

19

Dipple

 

DG

 

Greenshank

2

Garnock estuary

 

RL

 

Goldeneye

2

Garnock estuary

 

RL

 

Purple Sandpiper

10

Troon

 

PW

 

Turnstone

50

Troon

 

PW

 

Little Egret

1

Troon

 

PW

 

Greenshank

1

Bruntwood

 

TB

 

 

 

 

 

 

28/03/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

Iceland Gull

2

Bruntwood

Adult + 2nd-w

DG

 

Black-tailed Godwit

1

Bruntwood

 

DG

 

Shoveler

1

Bruntwood

 

DG

 

White Wagtail

1

Hunterston

 

ZB

 

Velvet Scoter

2

Dipple

 

DE

 

Great Northern Diver

1

Dipple

 

DE

 

Black-throated Diver

1

Dipple

 

DE

 

Red-throated Diver

4

Dipple

 

DE

 

Brent Goose

29

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Whooper Swan

20

Nith floodplain

 

MH

 

Pink-footed Goose

200

Auchincross

 

MH

 

Red Kite

1

Prestwick Airport

 

JG

 

 

 

 

 

 

27/03/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

Swallow

1

Fisherton

 

HF

 

Sand Martin

7

Ladyton Loch

 

AF

 

Red-necked Grebe

1

Dunure

 

HF

 

Chiffchaff

2

Dean Castle CP

2 singing mm

RL

 

Sanderling

29

Barassie

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

26/03/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

! White-billed Diver

1

Dunure

 

HF

 

Swallow

2

Martnaham Loch

 

DC

 

Wheatear

2

Beoch

 

GMcA

 

Chiffchaff

1

Pow Burn

Singing male

RL

 

Iceland Gull

1

Bruntwood

Adult

DG

 

Little Egret

1

Capringstone

 

DE

 

Whooper Swan

29

Roundhouse

Flew north

BB

 

Whooper Swan

48

Beoch

Flew north

GMcA

 

Fieldfare

20

Beoch

 

GMcA

 

Greenshank

1

Pow Burn

 

RL

 

 

 

 

 

 

25/03/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

Chiffchaff

1

Caprington

Singing male

RL

 

 

 

 

 

 

24/03/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

! Puffin

1

Barassie

First of the spring

BDK

 

Wheatear

1

Byne Hill

 

GMcW

 

Red-necked Grebe

1

Dunure

 

HF

 

Sandwich Tern

nc

Stevenston Point

"several"

DE

 

Little Egret

1

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Little Egret

1

Troon, Ballast Bank

 

RF

 

Short-eared Owl

2

Fairlie Moor

 

DE

 

Purple Sandpiper

28

Troon

 

PW

 

Turnstone

55

Troon

 

PW

 

Pochard

1

Auchincross

Male

MH

 

Shoveler

4

Auchincross

3 mm/1 f

MH

 

Goldeneye

14

Auchincross

 

MH

 

Pink-footed Goose

200

Auchincross

 

MH

 

Whooper Swan

17

Nith floodplain

 

MH

 

Whooper Swan

40

Beoch

 

DC

 

Curlew

83

Loans

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

23/03/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

! Swallow

1

Martnaham Loch

First of the spring

HF

 

Iceland Gull

1

Bruntwood

Adult

BG

 

Black-throated Diver

1

Troon

 

BDK

 

Red-throated Diver

1

Troon

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

22/03/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

Chiffchaff

2

Dundonald Woods

2 singing males

RL

 

Woodcock

1

Dundonald Woods

 

RL

 

 

 

 

 

 

21/03/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

Waxwing

18

Prestwick

 

DCR

 

Pochard

2

Auchincross

2 mm

MH

 

Shoveler

2

Auchincross

2 mm

MH

 

 

 

 

 

 

20/03/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

30th day - first Ayrs record

JC et al

 

Whooper Swan

80

Saltcoats

Flew towards Arran

PF

 

Wheatear

5

Troon

 

DE

 

Wheatear

1

Doonfoot

 

DC

 

Wheatear

1

Stevenston Point

 

DE

 

Chiffchaff

1

Girvan, Woodland Farm

Singing male

GMcW

 

Sand Martin

5

Gailes Marsh SWT

 

RL/BDK

 

Short-eared Owl

3

Fairlie Moor

 

GMcA

 

Shoveler

3

Auchincross

 

MH

 

Purple Sandpiper

14

Troon

 

PW

 

Turnstone

45

Troon

 

PW

 

 

 

 

 

 

19/03/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

Sand Martin

5

Gailes Marsh SWT

 

DE/SW

 

Sand Martin

1

Loch o' th' Lowes

 

MH

 

Sandwich Tern

1

Dunure

 

HF

 

Iceland Gull

1

Blairbowie

Adult

RHH

 

Iceland Gull

1

Bruntwood

Adult

BDK

 

Jack Snipe

1

Troon, Gypsy Pool

 

BDK

 

Scaup

1

Loch o' th' Lowes

Male

MH

 

Pink-footed Goose

350

Mauchline

Flew NW

MH

 

Redwing

50+

Heart Loch

 

RHH

 

Gannet

25

Dunure

 

HF

 

Common Scoter

2

Dunure

 

HF

 

Red-throated Diver

7

Dunure

 

HF

 

Great Northern Diver

1

Dunure

 

HF

 

Chiffchaff

5

Martnaham Loch

5 singing males

DGr

 

Chiffchaff

5

Shewalton Wood SWT

5 singing males

BDK

 

Chiffchaff

1

Eglinton CP

Singing male

RL

 

Chiffchaff

1

Symington

Singing male

SB

 

Chiffchaff

1

Maidens

Singing male

RHH

 

Chiffchaff

1

West Kilbride

Singing male

SM

 

Chiffchaff

1

Fairlie

Singing male

CS/VS

 

Chiffchaff

1

Kay Park, Kilmarnock

non-vocal

AF

 

 

 

 

 

 

18/03/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

! Wheatear

1

Troon

First of the spring

PW

 

! Wheatear

1

Turnberry Point

First of the spring

DG

 

! Sand Martin

1

Martnaham Loch

First of the spring

DC

 

! Sand Martin

3

Gailes Marsh SWT

First of the spring

JB

 

! Sandwich Tern

1

Stevenston Point

First of the spring

DJ

 

! Whimbrel

1

Meikle Craigs

First of the spring

JD

 

Iceland Gull

1

Bruntwood

Adult

BDK

 

Waxwing

20

Ayr, Prestwick Road

 

DH

 

Pink-footed Goose

500+

Fail

 

RL

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Hunterston lagoon

 

AS

 

Black-throated Diver

6

Turnberry Point

 

DG

 

Mediterranean Gull

1

Turnberry Point

2nd-w

DG

 

Green Sandpiper

1

Pow Burn

 

RL

 

Greenshank

1

Pow Burn

 

RL

 

Little Egret

1

Pow Burn

 

RL

 

Chiffchaff

1

Fullarton Woods

Singing male

SD

 

Chiffchaff

1

Auchincruive

Singing male

MH

 

 

 

 

 

 

17/03/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

Iceland Gull

1

Bruntwood

 

DE/DG

 

Pochard

1

Auchincross

Male

DC

 

Shoveler

1

Auchincross

 

DC

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Hunterston lagoon

 

SM

 

Black Guillemot

26

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Golden Plover

31

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Chiffchaff

1

Shewalton

Singing male

JM

 

Chiffchaff

1

Dunure

Singing male

HF

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/03/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

! White Wagtail

1

Hunterston

First of the spring

per DGr

 

Greenshank

1

Pow Burn

 

MR

 

Little Egret

1

Pow Burn

 

MR

 

Little Egret

1

Loans

 

BDK

 

Whooper Swan

25

Chapeldonan

 

GD

 

 

 

 

 

 

15/03/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

Slavonian Grebe

2

Stevenston Point

 

DE

 

Snow Bunting

2

Meikle Craigs

 

SB

 

Pochard

1

Eglinton Loch

Male

RL

 

Rock Pipit

1

Troon, south beach

Scandinavian littoralis

BDK

 

Twite

6

Troon, south beach

 

BDK

 

Gannet

4

Troon

 

BDK

 

Chiffchaff

1

Cambusdoon

Singing male

HF

 

 

 

 

 

 

14/03/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

Purple Sandpiper

30+

Troon, Ballast Bank

 

DE

 

Knot

50+

Troon, Ballast Bank

 

DE

 

Little Egret

2

Troon, Ballast Bank

 

DE

 

 

 

 

 

 

13/03/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

! Chiffchaff

1

Barclaugh Wood

First singing male of spring

DGr

 

Brambling

3

Auchincruive

 

DC

 

Woodcock

4

Bogside

 

A247

 

Tree Sparrow

14

Auchincruive

 

DC

 

Pintail

1

Capringstone

Male

GMcA

 

Shoveler

2

Capringstone

Males

GMcA

 

Greenshank

1

Capringstone

 

GMcA

 

Little Egret

1

Capringstone

 

GMcA

 

Red-br Merganser

52

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Purple Sandpiper

10

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Brent Goose

29

Chapeldonan

28 hrota, 1 bernicla

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/03/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

Snow Bunting

2

Meikle Craigs

 

BDK/GMcA

 

Jack Snipe

1

Troon, Gypsy Pool

 

DE

 

Brambling

5

Auchinvruice

 

BDK

 

Tree Sparrow

6

Auchinvruice

 

BDK

 

Knot

39

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Bar-tailed Godwit

5

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Little Egret

1

Barassie

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/03/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

Snow Bunting

2

Meikle Craigs

 

MC

 

Brambling

1

Auchincruive

Male

SB

 

Purple Sandpiper

18

Troon

 

PW

 

Twite

5

Troon

 

PW

 

Little Egret

2

Troon

 

PW

 

Knot

17

Troon, Ballast Bank

 

RD

 

Velvet Scoter

2

Chapeldonan

 

DE

 

Black-throated Diver

20

Turnberry Point

 

DE

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Dipple

Male

DE

 

Common Scoter

19

Dipple

 

RHH/DE

 

Great Northern Diver

3

Dipple

 

RHH

 

Black-throated Diver

6

Dipple

 

RHH

 

Red-throated Diver

5

Dipple

 

RHH

 

Pochard

1

Auchincross

 

DC

 

Brent Goose

23

Maidens

 

DE

 

Knot

1

Maidens

 

DE

 

Scaup

1

Loch o' th' Lowes

Male

MH

 

Whooper Swan

25

Polshill, Nith floodplain

 

MH

 

Little Egret

1

Garnock estuary

 

RL

 

Goldeneye

8

Garnock estuary

 

RL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/03/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

20th day - first Ayrs record

JC et al

 

Snow Bunting

2

Meikle Craigs

 

DI/JJ

 

Snow Bunting

1

Ayr beach

 

RW

 

Pintail

1

Capringstone

 

DC

 

Shoveler

2

Capringstone

 

DC

 

Little Egret

1

Capringstone

 

DC

 

Gannet

1

Prestwick

Flew north

DE

 

Gannet

1

Stevenston Point

 

DE

 

Red-throated Diver

6

Stevenston Point

 

DE

 

 

 

 

 

 

09/03/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

Green Sandpiper

1

Pow Burn

 

MC

 

Greenshank

1

Pow Burn

 

MC

 

Brent Goose

23

Maidens

hrota

RHH

 

Brent Goose

5

Chapeldonan

hrota, 1 bernicla

RHH

 

Whooper Swan

25

Chapeldonan

 

RHH

 

Knot

37

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Bar-tailed Godwit

8

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Turnstone

45

Troon

 

PW

 

Twite

5

Troon

 

PW

 

Green Sandpiper

1

Pow Burn

 

RC

 

Greenshank

1

Pow Burn

 

RC

 

Little Egret

1

Pow Burn

 

RC

 

 

 

 

 

 

08/03/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

Snow Bunting

2

Troon, south beach

 

HF

 

Velvet Scoter

2

Stevenston Point

Flew north

GMcA

 

Jack Snipe

1

Troon, Gypsy Pool

 

DE

 

Sanderling

37

Troon, south beach

 

PW

 

Black-tailed Godwit

1

Pow Burn

 

SA/MH/DI

 

Greenshank

2

Pow Burn

 

BDK

 

Little Egret

1

Pow Burn

 

SA/MH/DI

 

Little Egret

1

Loans

 

BDK

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Dipple

 

RHH

 

Great Northern Diver

3

Dipple

 

RHH

 

Red-throated Diver

6

Dipple

 

RHH

 

Common Scoter

14

Dipple

 

RHH

 

Brent Goose

14

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Bar-tailed Godwit

2

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Curlew

36

Eglinton CP

 

RL

 

Redwing

25+

Eglinton CP

 

RL

 

Nuthatch

5

Dean Castle CP

5 singing males

FSS

 

 

 

 

 

 

07/03/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

Purple Sandpiper

15

Troon, Ballast Bank

 

PW

 

Knot

15

Troon, Ballast Bank

 

PW

 

Common Scoter

80

Stevenston Point

 

DE

 

Red-throated Diver

6

Stevenston Point

 

DE

 

Purple Sandpiper

2

Newton-on-Ayr

 

SO/SA

 

Woodcock

3

Moss Mulloch

 

DE

 

Scaup

2

Auchenharvie

 

DE

 

Little Egret

1

Capringstone

 

BDK

 

Shoveler

2

Capringstone

2 mm

BDK

 

Pink-footed Goose

315

Capringstone

 

BDK

 

Whooper Swan

22

Nith floodplain

 

MH

 

Red-throated Diver

1

Portencross

 

RL

 

 

 

 

 

 

06/03/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

Twite

5

Troon, south beach

 

BDK

 

Little Egret

1

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Knot

3

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Bar-tailed Godwit

2

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Short-eared Owk

1

Fairlie Moor

 

BB

 

Brent Goose

23

Dunure

Flew north

DE

 

Chiffchaff

1

Troon

 

DG

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/03/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

Glaucous Gull

1

Barassie

Juv flew to Troon harbour

BDK

 

Knot

12

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Bar-tailed Godwit

6

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Gannet

1

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Green Sandpiper

1

Garnock estuary

 

RL

 

Greenshank

2

Garnock estuary

 

RL

 

Goldeneye

8

Garnock estuary

 

RL

 

Purple Sandpiper

1

Troon, Ballast Bank

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

04/03/24

! ! ! Myrtle Warbler

1

Kilwinning

First Ayrshire record

JC et al

 

Red-necked Grebe

1

Bracken Bay

 

DG

 

Brent Goose

23