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Date   

Species

Count

Location

Details

Obs

December

 

 

 

 

 

30/12/20

Whooper Swan

2

High Greenan

 

RGV

 

Water Rail

1

Culzean CP

 

RHH

 

Gadwall

3

Culzean CP

2mm/f on Swan Pond

RHH

 

Tufted Duck

38

Culzean CP

Swan Pond

RHH

 

Purple Sandpiper

8

Barassie, Stinking Rocks

 

BDK

 

Common Scoter

23

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Pink-footed Goose

1000

Loans

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

29/12/20

! Ring-necked Duck

1

Martnaham Loch

Male

DGr

 

Barnacle Goose

1

Martnaham Loch

 

DGr

 

Shoveler

1

Martnaham Loch

Male

DGr

 

Goldeneye

13

Martnaham Loch

 

DGr

 

Pink-footed Goose

2000+

Martnaham Loch

 

DGr

 

Greylag Goose

500

Martnaham Loch

 

DGr

 

Goosander

5

Martnaham Loch

 

DGr

 

Tufted Duck

50+

Martnaham Loch

 

DGr

 

Wigeon

55

Martnaham Loch

 

DGr

 

Ruddy Shelduck

1

Martnaham Loch

 

DGr

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Maidens

Female

RHH

 

Brent Goose

12

Maidens

light-bellied hrota

RHH

 

Whooper Swan

5

Loans

 

BDK

 

Golden Plover

72

Troon

south beach

BDK

 

Long-tailed Duck

7

Prestwick Bay

 

JT

 

Common Scoter

5

Prestwick Bay

 

JT

 

Little Egret

1

Pow Burn

 

JT

 

 

 

 

 

 

28/12/20

Red-necked Grebe

1

Bracken Bay

 

DGr

 

Great Northern Diver

2

Bracken Bay

 

DGr

 

Black-throated Diver

4

Bracken Bay

 

DGr

 

Little Egret

1

Doonfoot

 

MH

 

Brent Goose

12

Maidens

light-bellied hrota

RHH

 

Common Scoter

36

Croyburnfoot

 

RHH

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Maidens

Female

SB

 

Long-tailed Duck

5

Prestwick Bay

 

DE

 

Common Scoter

13

Prestwick Bay

 

DE

 

Merlin

1

Loans

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

27/12/20

! Ring-necked Duck

1

Martnaham Loch

Male

DGr

 

Pintail

1

Fail

Male

DGr

 

Long-tailed Duck

7

Prestwick Bay

 

BG

 

 

 

 

 

 

24/12/20

! Ring-necked Duck

1

Martnaham Loch

Male at east end

RGV/PW

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Maidens

Female

RGV/RHH

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Maidens

Juv/f flew N

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

23/12/20

! Ring-necked Duck

1

Martnaham Loch

Male at east end

RHH

 

Ruddy Shelduck

1

Martnaham Loch

 

RHH

 

Little Egret

1

Garnock Estuary

 

PM

 

Little Egret

1

Pow Burn

 

DE

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Maidens

 

RHH/DGr

 

Great Northern Diver

1

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Black-throated Diver

2

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Red-throated Diver

5

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Brent Goose

7 ads

Maidens

light-bellied hrota

RHH

 

Little Egret

1

Hunterston

 

GD

 

Greenshank

2

Hunterston

 

GD

 

Fieldfare

60

Hunterston

 

GD

 

Redwing

30

Hunterston

 

GD

 

Greenfinch

30+

Hunterston

 

GD

 

Bullfinch

7

Hunterston

 

GD

 

 

 

 

 

 

22/12/20

! Ring-necked Duck

1

Martnaham Loch

Male

DGr

 

Slavonian Grebe

1

Maidens

 

TC

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Great Northern Diver

2

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Black-throated Diver

1

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Red-throated Diver

5

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Common Scoter

1

Maidens

Flew S

RHH

 

Fulmar

1

Maidens

Flew S

RHH

 

Brent Goose

7 ads

Maidens

light-bellied hrota

RHH

 

Little Egret

1

St. Fillan's Well, Largs

 

AH

 

 

 

 

 

 

20/12/20

Long-tailed Duck

1

Maidens

Female

RHH

 

Tree Sparrow

7

Ardmillan

 

BB

 

Blackcap

1

Ardmillan

Male

BB

 

Merlin

1

Craigens Wood

Female

RHH

 

Woodcock

1

Craigens Wood

 

RHH

 

Greenshank

1

Pow Burn

 

SO

 

 

 

 

 

 

19/12/20

! Ring-necked Duck

1

Piperhill (no. 1 void)

Male

BG

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Piperhill (no. 1 void)

 

BG

 

Mediterranean Gull

1

Loans

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

18/12/20

! Ring-necked Duck

1

Piperhill (no. 1 void)

Male

MH

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Piperhill (no. 1 void)

 

BG

 

Little Egret

4

Hunterston

 

BB

 

Whooper Swan

8

Loans

 

BDK

 

Blackcap

1

Ardrossan

Male

RK

 

Eider

241

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

17/12/20

! Ring-necked Duck

1

Piperhill (no. 1 void)

Male

MH

 

Kittiwake

129

Maidens

Flew S in 1h

RHH

 

Brent Goose

7 ads

Maidens

light-bellied hrota

RHH

 

Whooper Swan

27

Fail

 

AM

 

Pink-footed Goose

350

Blairbowie

 

RHH

 

Knot

1

Troon

 

PW

 

Turnstone

40

Troon

 

PW

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/12/20

Jack Snipe

1

Doonfoot

in lagoon

HF

 

Mediterranean Gull

1

Troon, Gypsy Pool

Adult

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

15/12/20

Siberian Chiffchaff

1

Garnock Floods

 

BG

 

Water Pipit

1

Seamill

 

DE

 

Gadwall

8

Garnock Floods

 

GD

 

Long-tailed Duck

5

Prestwick Bay

 

RHH

 

Little Egret

1

Pow Burn

 

SO

 

Mediterranean Gull

1

Barassie, Stinking Rocks

 

BDK

 

Knot

16

Barassie, Stinking Rocks

 

BDK

 

Crossbill

2

Rozelle

 

DE

 

 

 

 

 

 

14/12/20

Glaucous Gull

1

Troon

Juvenile

PW/BDK/DE

 

Mediterranean Gull

3

Troon

 

DE

 

 

 

 

 

 

13/12/20

Pochard

1

Glenbuck Loch

Male

MH

 

Pink-footed Goose

1500

Loans

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/12/20

Purple Sandpiper

8

Troon

 

BDK

 

Knot

11

Troon

 

BDK

 

Golden Plover

21

Troon

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/12/20

Snow Bunting

1

Stevenston Point

 

BG

 

Water Pipit

1

Seamill

 

BG

 

Gadwall

4

Culzean

Swan Pond

RHH

 

Whooper Swan

20

Broomhill

 

MH

 

Whooper Swan

12

Nith Valley

 

MH

 

Pink-footed Goose

162

House of Drongan

 

MH

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/12/20

Crossbill

12

Rozelle

 

DE

 

Pintail

6

Hunterston

3 mm, 3 ff

RK

 

Greenshank

3

Hunterston

 

RK

 

Dunlin

171

Hunterston

 

RK

 

Wigeon

451

Hunterston

 

RK

 

Teal

231

Hunterston

 

RK

 

Little Egret

1

Fairlie

 

RK

 

Wigeon

210

Fairlie

 

RK

 

Greenshank

3

Fairlie

 

RK

 

Mediterranean Gull

1

Newton shore

Adult

JT

 

Red-throated Diver

1

Newton shore

 

JT

 

Knot

200

Newton shore

 

TC

 

Pink-footed Goose

1500

Loans

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

09/12/20

Pintail

2

Fail

 

SB

 

Little Egret

1

Pow Burn

 

PW

 

Mediterranean Gull

1

Pow Burn

 

PW

 

Greenshank

1

Pow Burn

 

PW

 

 

 

 

 

 

08/12/20

Brambling

1

Ardmillan

Female

BB

 

Grey Plover

4

Newton shore

 

JT

 

Knot

50+

Newton shore

 

JT

 

Golden Plover

45+

Newton shore

 

JT

 

 

 

 

 

 

07/12/20

Water Pipit

1

Seamill

 

GD

 

Black Redstart

1

Portencross

f/1st-w

MS

 

Hen Harrier

1

Bogside

Male

GD

 

Greenshank

1

Bogside

 

GD

 

Common Scoter

4

Dipple

 

RHH

 

Long-tailed Duck

3

Dipple

inc Ad male

RHH

 

Common Scoter

14

Dipple

 

RHH

 

Great Northern Diver

11

Dipple

 

RHH

 

Black-throated Diver

8

Dipple

 

RHH

 

Red-throated Diver

5

Dipple

 

RHH

 

Goldeneye

15

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Great Northern Diver

5

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Black-throated Diver

4

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Red-throated Diver

21

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Water Rail

4

Trabboch

 

MH

 

 

 

 

 

 

06/12/20

Common Scoter

17

Chapeldonan

 

RHH

 

Whooper Swan

21

Chapeldonan

 

RHH

 

Twite

30

Girvan Mains

 

RHH

 

Woodcock

2

Kirkoswald-Dailly

 

RHH

 

Merlin

1

Fail

Female

SB

 

Little Egret

3

Garnock Floods

 

DL

 

Little Egret

1

Pow Burn

 

BDK

 

Pink-footed Goose

1000

Loans

 

BDK

 

Pintail

1

Doonfoot

 

SA

 

Curlew

42

Loans

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/12/20

Little Egret

1

Pow Burn

 

SO

 

Pink-footed Goose

1000

Loans

 

BDK

 

Whooper Swan

18

Broomhill fishery

 

DG

 

 

 

 

 

 

04/12/20

Little Egret

1

Fairlie

 

BB

 

Purple Sandpiper

3

Troon

 

PW

 

Tree Sparrow

1

Ardrossan

feeders in private garden

SMcM

 

 

 

 

 

 

03/12/20

Water Pipit

1

Seamill

 

RK

 

Black Redstart

1

Portencross

f/1st-w

BG

 

Wheatear

1

Troon

1st-w, south beach dunes

BG

 

Little Egret

1

Seamill

 

RK

 

Water Rail

1

Doonfoot

 

RGV

 

Whooper Swan

1

Doonfoot

 

RGV

 

Goldeneye

19

Doonfoot

 

RGV

 

Redshank

94

Doonfoot

 

RGV

 

 

 

 

 

 

02/12/20

Black Redstart

1

Portencross

f/1st-w

GD

 

Wheatear

1

Troon

1st-w, south beach dunes

DE

 

Brent Goose

7 ads

Maidens

light-bellied hrota

RHH

 

Merlin

1

Kirkoswald

Female

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

01/12/20

Water Pipit

1

Seamill

 

TB/KS

 

Wheatear

1

Troon

1st-w, south beach dunes

BDK

 

Pintail

1

Doonfoot

 

PW

 

Goldeneye

13

Doonfoot

 

PW

 

Gadwall

2

Culzean

Male + female

ER

 

Pink-footed Goose

1000

Loans

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November

 

 

 

 

 

30/11/20

Little Egret

1

Loans

 

PW

 

Curlew

60

Loans

 

PW/BDK

 

Pink-footed Goose

2000

Troon, Gypsy Pool

Flew south

BDK

 

Snipe

19

Troon, Gypsy Pool

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

29/11/20

Long-tailed Duck

1

Kay Park pond

1st-w

AF

 

Shoveler

1

Kay Park pond

1st-w M

AF

 

Whooper Swan

6

Doonfoot

 

MH

 

Ring-necked Parakeet

3

Fenwick

 

SW

 

 

 

 

 

 

28/11/20

Wheatear

1

Troon

1st-w, south beach dunes

PW

 

Water Pipit

1

Croy

Rancleugh Burn

RHH

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Kay Park pond

1st-w

AF

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Piperhill (no.1 void)

1st-w

MH

 

Great Northern Diver

57+

Ballantrae-Dipple

 

RHH

 

Black-throated Diver

36

Ballantrae-Dipple

 

RHH

 

Red-throated Diver

17

Ballantrae-Dipple

 

RHH

 

Common Scoter

23

Dipple

 

RHH

 

Merlin

1

Ochiltree

 

MH

 

Tree Sparrow

5

Ardmillan

 

BB

 

Little Egret

2

Pow Burn

 

SO

 

Jack Snipe

2

Troon, Gypsy Pool

 

BDK

 

Pink-footed Goose

252

Loans

 

BDK

 

Goldeneye

4

Shewalton pit

Meadowhead Road

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

27/11/20

Snow Bunting

1

Troon

 

PW

 

Pintail

1

Doonfoot

Male

RGV

 

Gadwall

1

Doonfoot

Male

SB

 

Common Scoter

1

Stevenston Point

 

TB

 

Whooper Swan

15

Fail

 

DE

 

Whooper Swan

15

Eglinton Loch

 

RD

 

Whooper Swan

9

River Nith floodplain

 

MH

 

Little Egret

1

Garnock Floods

 

JG

 

Purple Sandpiper

2

Troon

 

PW

 

 

 

 

 

 

26/11/20

Long-tailed Duck

1

Kay Park pond

1st-w

AF

 

Purple Sandpiper

9

Troon

 

SB

 

Jack Snipe

2

Troon, Gypsy Pool

 

BDK

 

Red-throated Diver

8

Prestwick

 

DE

 

Twite

18

Dipple

 

DGr

 

Common Scoter

23

Dipple

 

DGr

 

Long-tailed Duck

2

Dipple

Male + female

DGr

 

Great Northern Diver

17

Dipple

 

DGr

 

Black-throated Diver

17

Dipple

 

DGr

 

Red-throated Diver

21

Dipple

 

DGr

 

Black Guillemot

25

Dipple

 

DGr

 

Little Egret

1

Skelmorlie

 

IA

 

White-fronted Goose

2

Fail

Greenland flavirostris

DE

 

Whooper Swan

22

Fail

 

DE

 

Pintail

1

Fail

 

SB

 

Merlin

1

Fail

 

SB

 

Great Northern Diver

1

Gailes

 

BG

 

Black-throated Diver

2

Gailes

 

BG

 

 

 

 

 

 

25/11/20

Long-tailed Duck

1

Kay Park pond

1st-w

AF

 

Little Egret

2

Garnock Floods

 

RD

 

Little Egret

1

Fairlie

 

BB

 

Little Egret

1

Pow Burn

 

PW

 

Greenshank

1

Pow Burn

 

PW

 

Curlew

43

Loans

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

24/11/20

Iceland Gull

1

Troon harbour

Juv

BG

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Kay Park pond

1st-w

AF

 

Shoveler

2

Kay Park pond

Male + female

AF

 

 

 

 

 

 

23/11/20

Water Pipit

1

Croy

 

DGr

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Kay Park pond

1st-w

AF

 

Shoveler

2

Kay Park pond

Male + female

AF

 

Brambling

1

Girvan

Male

JS

 

 

 

 

 

 

22/11/20

Iceland Gull

1

Troon harbour

Juv

DE

 

Long-tailed Duck

2

Troon harbour

f + 1st-w

BDK/DE

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Kay Park pond

1st-w

AF

 

Shoveler

2

Kay Park pond

Male + female

AF

 

Mediterranean Gull

2

Marr College

Adults

DE

 

Barnacle Goose

1

Fail

 

PW

 

Pink-footed Goose

2000

Fail

 

PW

 

Whooper Swan

9

Fail

 

PW

 

 

 

 

 

 

21/11/20

Arctic Tern

1

Maidens

Juv

BG

 

Iceland Gull

1

Troon harbour

Juv

BDK/DGr

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Kay Park pond

1st-w

AF

 

Long-tailed Duck

2

Troon

 

PW

 

Pintail

2

Fail

Male + female

DGr

 

Barnacle Goose

1

Fail

 

DGr

 

Whooper Swan

10

Fail

 

DGr

 

Pink-footed Goose

2100

Fail

 

DGr

 

Wigeon

180+

Fail

 

DGr

 

 

 

 

 

 

20/11/20

Long-tailed Duck

1

Kay Park pond

1st-w

AF

 

Shoveler

2

Kay Park pond

Male + female

AF

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Loch o' th' Lowes

1st-w

MH

 

Purple Sandpiper

1

Troon

old swimming pool

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

19/11/20

Arctic Tern

1

Maidens

Juv

DGr

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Kay Park pond

1st-w

JI

 

Jack Snipe

1

Troon, Gypsy Pool

 

BDK

 

Knot

32

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Little Egret

2

Meigle Bay

 

AB

 

Golden Plover

19

Barassie, Stinking Rocks

 

BDK

 

Tree Sparrow

4

Kilmaurs

feeders in private garden

RT

 

 

 

 

 

 

18/11/20

Brambling

3

Fail

 

MH

 

Knot

1

Troon

 

EB

 

 

 

 

 

 

17/11/20

Tree Sparrow

40+

Fail

 

DGr

 

Little Egret

1

Loans

 

BDK

 

Pink-footed Goose

218

Loans

 

BDK

 

Long-tailed Duck

7

Prestwick

 

AF

 

Shoveler

2

Kay Park pond

Male + female

AF

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/11/20

Shoveler

2

Kay Park pond

Male + female

AF

 

Whooper Swan

9

Hunterston

 

GD

 

Little Egret

5

Hunterston

 

GD

 

Fieldfare

40+

Hunterston

 

GD

 

Blackcap

1

Hunterston

Male

GD

 

Grey Plover

1

Doonfoot

 

RGV

 

Knot

1

Doonfoot

 

RGV

 

Whooper Swan

6

Oldhall Ponds

 

RH

 

Gannet

1

Maidens

Flew north

RHH

 

Great Northern Diver

1

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Black-throated Diver

3

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Red-throated Diver

2

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Whooper Swan

11

Blairbowie

Adults

RHH

 

Wigeon

101

Blairbowie

 

RHH

 

Blackcap

1

Muirhead, Troon

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

15/11/20

Little Egret

3

Southannan Sands

 

MMcG

 

Gadwall

2

Southannan Sands

 

MMcG

 

Little Egret

5

Hunterston Sands

 

MMcG

 

Pintail

3

Hunterston Sands

m/2ff

MMcG

 

Shoveler

1

Hunterston Sands

f

MMcG

 

Goldeneye

6

Hunterston Sands

 

MMcG

 

Twite

4

Hunterston Sands

 

MMcG

 

Greenfinch

12

Hunterston Sands

 

MMcG

 

Red-throated Diver

6

Hunterston Sands

 

MMcG

 

Barnacle Goose

1

Hunterston power station

plus 3 Barnacle X Canada

MMcG

 

Little Egret

1

Hawking Craig

 

MMcG

 

Little Egret

3

Hunterston Lagoon

 

MMcG

 

Greenshank

30

Hunterston Lagoon

 

MMcG

 

Little Grebe

10

Hunterston Lagoon

 

MMcG

 

Little Egret

1

Fairlie Sands

 

MMcG

 

Greenshank

1

Fairlie Sands

 

MMcG

 

Long-tailed Duck

7

Prestwick

 

BG

 

Scaup

1

Prestwick

 

BG

 

Great Northern Diver

1

Prestwick

 

BG

 

Tree Sparrow

21

Fail

 

LP

 

Tree Sparrow

1

Kilmaurs

feeders in private garden

RT

 

Barnacle Goose

1

Loans

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

14/11/20

Woodcock

2

Shewalton Moss

 

GS

 

Woodcock

1

Fail

 

DE

 

Pink-footed Goose

146

Loans

 

BDK

 

Tree Sparrow

1

Troon, Gypsy Pools

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

13/11/20

Merlin

1

Auchincross

 

MH

 

Brambling

1

Fail

Male

DE

 

Woodcock

2

Fail

 

DE

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/11/20

Little Egret

2

Pow Burn

 

PH

 

Purple Sandpiper

1

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/11/20

Little Gull

1

Stevenston Point

Ad

TB

 

Crossbill

2

Bogside

 

DE

 

Red-throated Diver

25

Newton-Prestwick Bay

 

RHH

 

Common Scoter

4

Prestwick Bay

 

RHH

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Prestwick Bay

Juv

RHH

 

Jack Snipe

1

Troon, Gypsy Pool

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

08/11/20

Iceland Gull

1

Overcairn, New Cumnock

Juv

MH

 

Merlin

1

Muirhead, Troon

 

BDK

 

Golden Plover

183

Barassie, Stinking Rocks

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

07/11/20

Velvet Scoter

2

Ballantrae-Lendalfoot

 

DGr/RHH

 

Great Northern Diver

39

Ballantrae-Lendalfoot

 

DGr/RHH

 

Black-throated Diver

13

Ballantrae-Lendalfoot

 

DGr/RHH

 

Red-throated Diver

13

Ballantrae-Lendalfoot

 

DGr/RHH

 

Merlin

1

Ballantrae

 

DGr/RHH

 

Little Egret

1

Doonfoot

 

MH

 

Little Egret

1

Portencross

 

DO

 

Scaup

2

Prestwick

 

BG

 

 

 

 

 

 

06/11/20

Velvet Scoter

1

Turnberry Point

 

HF

 

Common Scoter

2

Turnberry Point

 

HF

 

Great Northern Diver

4

Turnberry Point

 

HF

 

Black-throated Diver

2

Turnberry Point

 

HF

 

Red-throated Diver

6

Turnberry Point

 

HF

 

Purple Sandpiper

3

Turnberry Point

 

HF

 

Twite

8

Turnberry Point

 

HF

 

White-fronted Goose

10

Troon, Gypsy Pools

Flew south

BDK

 

Pink-footed Goose

54

Loans

 

BDK

 

Great Northern Diver

1

Stevenston Point

 

TB

 

Red-throated Diver

6

Stevenston Point

 

TB

 

Common Scoter

8

Stevenston Point

 

TB

 

Snipe

70

Stevenston LNR

 

TB

 

Jack Snipe

3

Stevenston LNR

 

TB

 

Whooper Swan

31

Crossraguel

 

RHH

 

Pintail

1

Blairbowie

Male

RHH

 

Scaup

1

Bogton Loch

Female/juv

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/11/20

Pochard

1

Loch o' th' Lowes

Male

MH

 

Gadwall

3

Southannan Sands

 

MMcG

 

Little Egret

11

Southannan Sands

 

MMcG

 

Little Egret

1

Hunterston Sands

 

MMcG

 

 

 

 

 

 

04/11/20

Great Skua

1

Maidens

Flew S in 2 hr

RHH/DGr

 

Common Scoter

7

Maidens

Flew S in 2 hr

RHH/DGr

 

Red-throated Diver

12

Maidens

 

RHH/DGr

 

Bar-tailed Godwit

1

Maidens

 

RHH/DGr

 

Brent Goose

4

Maidens

light-bellied hrota

RHH/DGr

 

Tree Sparrow

1

Largs

 

RH

 

Little Egret

7

Hunterston

 

BB

 

Pink-footed Goose

400

Loans

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

03/11/20

Little Egret

10

Hunterston

 

SK

 

 

 

 

 

 

02/11/20

Brambling

1

Saltcoats

 

PMcE

 

Whooper Swan

19

Loans

Flew over

PMcE

 

Whooper Swan

18

Saltcoats

Flew south

PMcE

 

 

 

 

 

 

01/11/20

Merlin

1

Troon, Gypsy Pool

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October

 

 

 

 

 

30/10/20

Snow Bunting

4

Maidens

Flew south

RHH/DGr

 

Great Skua

1

Maidens

Flew south

RHH/DGr

 

Great Northern Diver

3

Maidens

Flew south

RHH/DGr

 

Kittiwake

140

Maidens

Flew S in 2 hr

RHH/DGr

 

Brent Goose

2

Maidens

light-bellied hrota

RHH/DGr

 

Bar-tailed Godwit

1

Maidens

 

RHH/DGr

 

Knot

300

Meikle Craigs

 

MH

 

Great Skua

1

Meikle Craigs

Flew south

MH

 

Great Northern Diver

1

Meikle Craigs

Flew south

MH

 

Grey Partridge

1

Loans

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

29/10/20

Great Northern Diver

1

Prestwick

 

DE

 

 

 

 

 

 

27/10/20

Jack Snipe

2

Troon, Gypsy Pool

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

26/10/20

Knot

100

Troon

 

PW

 

Golden Plover

160

Troon

 

PW

 

Jack Snipe

2

Troon, Gypsy Pool

 

BDK

 

Swallow

1

Troon, Gypsy Pool

 

BDK

 

Merlin

1

Troon, Gypsy Pool

 

BDK

 

Whooper Swan

100+

Fail

 

DE

 

Brent Goose

3

Maidens

light-bellied hrota

RHH

 

Great Northern Diver

1

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Whimbrel

1

Maidens

Flew south

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

25/10/20

Grey Phalarope

1

Troon

Feeding on south beach

AM

 

Pink-footed Goose

1000

Monktonhill Farm

 

SMcM

 

Whooper Swan

6

Monktonhill Farm

 

SMcM

 

 

 

 

 

 

24/10/20

Leach's Petrel

1

Troon

Flew S in 2 hr

DGr

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Troon

Flew S in 2 hr

DGr

 

Common Scoter

2

Troon

Flew S in 2 hr

DGr

 

Red-throated Diver

3

Troon

Flew S in 2 hr

DGr

 

White-fronted Goose

1

Martnaham

juv Greenland flavirostris

DGr

 

Tree Sparrow

5

Martnaham

 

DGr

 

Reed Bunting

32

Martnaham

 

DGr

 

Tree Sparrow

40+

Fail

 

DGr

 

Pink-footed Goose

1600

Fail

 

DGr

 

Fieldfare

60

Fail

 

DGr

 

Redwing

20

Fail

 

DGr

 

Twite

2

Dunure

 

HF

 

Great Skua

1

Maidens

Flew south

RHH

 

Brent Goose

3

Maidens

light-bellied hrota

RHH

 

Mediterranean Gull

1

Maidens

adult

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

23/10/20

Merlin

1

Maidens

juv flew south

RHH

 

Gannet

140

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Brent Goose

3

Maidens

light-bellied hrota

RHH

 

Pink-footed Goose

1500

Fail

 

RGV

 

Whooper Swan

4

Fail

 

RGV

 

Ruddy Shelduck

1

Fail

 

RGV

 

 

 

 

 

 

22/10/20

Jack Snipe

1

Cronberry

 

MH

 

White-fronted Goose

1

Martnaham

juv Greenland flavirostris

BG

 

Swallow

2

Dumfries House

 

BP

 

House Martin

2

Dumfries House

 

BP

 

Manx Shearwater

1

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Brent Goose

3

Maidens

light-bellied hrota

RHH

 

Pintail

1

Blairbowie

Male

RHH

 

Whooper Swan

30+

Kileekie

 

RHH

 

Crossbill

3

Shewalton Wood

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

20/10/20

Brent Goose

3

Maidens

light-bellied hrota

RHH

 

Red-throated Diver

6

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Manx Shearwater

1

Maidens

 

RHH

 

Auk spp. (mostly R/bills)

350+

Maidens

Flew N in 30 mins

RHH

 

Pink-footed Goose

1500

Loans

 

BDK

 

Merlin

1

Troon harbour

 

BDK

 

Knot

3

Troon

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

19/10/20

! Spotted Sandpiper

1

Croy

 

SB

 

 

 

 

 

 

18/10/20

! Spotted Sandpiper

1

Croy

 

RGV

 

Whooper Swan

8

Auchincross

 

MH

 

Chiffchaff

1

Oldhall Ponds

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

17/10/20

! Spotted Sandpiper

1

Croy

Rancleugh Burn

HF/DGr

 

Common Scoter

12

Croy

 

BDK

 

Mediterranean Gull

1

Croy

1st-w

BDK

 

Golden Plover

221

Barassie

 

BDK

 

Swallow

1

Muirhead, Troon

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/10/20

! Spotted Sandpiper

1

Croy

First Ayrshire record

HF

 

Black-throated Diver

11

Dipple

 

DE

 

Swallow

1

Sandyford

 

DJ

 

Swallow

7

Annabank

 

AJ

 

Little Egret

6

Southannan Sands

 

ZB

 

Knot

20

Southannan Sands

 

ZB

 

Pintail

1

Southannan Sands

 

ZB

 

Gadwall

1

Southannan Sands

 

ZB

 

 

 

 

 

 

15/10/20

Fieldfare

15

Fail

 

SB

 

Mediterranean Gull

1

Maidens

Adult

JC

 

Knot

1

Barassie

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

14/10/20

Pink-footed Goose

275

Loans

 

BDK

 

Fieldfare

200

Skares

 

DE

 

Fieldfare

8

Crossands

 

MH

 

Swallow

1

Troon, Gypsy Pool

 

BDK

 

Chiffchaff

1

Troon, Gypsy Pool

 

BDK

 

Long-tailed Duck

1

Maidens

juv/f

RHH

 

Brent Goose

3

Maidens

light-bellied hrota

RHH

 

Pintail

1

Blairbowie

Male

RHH

 

Fieldfare

4

Blairbowie

 

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

13/10/20

Fieldfare

1

Troon, Gypsy Pool

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/10/20

Swallow

5

Collennan

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/10/20

Redwing

9

Barony pit

 

DGr

 

Ruff

1

Fail

 

DGr

 

Pintail

1

Fail

 

DGr

 

Whooper Swan

17

Fail

 

DGr

 

Bar-tailed Godwit

1

Meikle Craigs

 

BDK

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/10/20

Swallow

4

Annabank

 

AJ

 

Pink-footed Goose

3

Auchincross

 

MH

 

Gadwall

4

Auchincross

 

MH

 

Goldeneye

2

Auchincross

 

MH

 

Little Grebe

12

Auchincross

 

MH

 

Whooper Swan

14

Auchincross

 

MH

 

Whooper Swan

11

Overcairn, Nith Valley

 

MH

 

 

 

 

 

 

08/10/20

Marsh Harrier

1

Ashgrove Loch

Female

MS

 

Little Egret

4

Southannan Sands

 

AB

 

Little Egret

1

Doonfoot

 

MH

 

 

 

 

 

 

07/10/20

Brambling

1

Cumnock

 

JJ

 

Barnacle Goose

3

Stevenston Point

 

ZB

 

Hen Harrier

4

Bogside

Ringtail

SB

 

Hen Harrier

1

Auchentiber

Ringtail

SB

 

Common Scoter

2

Maidens

Flew S in 2 hr

RHH

 

Manx Shearwater

3

Maidens

Flew S in 2 hr

RHH

 

Red-throated Diver

2

Maidens

Flew S in 2 hr

RHH

 

Fulmar

1

Maidens

Flew S in 2 hr

RHH

 

Gannet

210

Maidens

Flew S in 2 hr

RHH

 

Kittiwake

131

Maidens

Flew S in 2 hr

RHH

 

Auk spp. (mostly R/bills)

770

Maidens

Flew S in 2 hr

RHH

 

 

 

 

 

 

06/10/20

Golden Plover

123

Barassie, Stinking Rocks

 

BDK

 

Knot

32

Barassie, Stinking Rocks

 

BDK

 

Wheatear

1

Barassie, Stinking Rocks

 

BDK

 

Little Egret

1

Doonfoot

 

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