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Kindrogan Field Centre

Perthshire Scotland

   

 

Observers: F. Simpson

 

Introduction


 

Species list for Kindrogan Field Centre and the surrounding area in the first and second weeks of June 2005-2017

Kindrogan Site Guide

Kindrogan Trip Reports:  2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

 

 

 

 

 Map of the Kindrogan area


 

Sketch map of the area

 

View of Strathardle from Creag na Cuinneige  Fraser Simpson

The north-west end of Strathardle, looking south-east from Creag na Cuinneige. Straloch Loch is in the foreground, Kindrogan Hill on the right

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Kindrogan Field Centre & environs, Strathardle, Perthshire


 

Mute Swan  Cygnus olor


2017 pr + b/5, Straloch Loch, 13/6.

2016 4 prs inc 1 AON, Loch of the Lowes, 06/6; Pr + b/5, Straloch Loch, 08/6.

2015 1, on reservoir to east of Creag Bhreach, from trail up to Ben Vrackie, 8/6.

2014 Pr, Straloch Loch, 12/6.

2013 Pair, Loch Curran (viewed distantly from Kindrogan Hill), 2/6.

2012 Pair not present at Straloch Loch this year.

2011 Pair at Straloch on 16/6.

2009 Pair with b/2 on Loch Curran on 14/6 (viewed from Kindrogan Hill 2 km distant).

2008 Pair with b/4 on Loch Curran on 8/6 (viewed from Kindrogan Hill 2 km distant).

2007 Imm on Straloch Loch 5/6.

 

Little Grebe  Tachybaptus ruficollis


2017 3 prs (inc 2 x b/2), Straloch Loch 13/6; 1 singing, Tullochcurran Loch, Cateran Trail, Enochdhu-Kirkmichael, 15/6.

2016 3 prs (inc b/1), Straloch Loch 08/6; 1 singing, Loch Curran, 09/6; 1 singing, Tullochcurran Loch, Cateran Trail, Enochdhu-Kirkmichael, 9/6.

2015 3 prs (2 nest incubating), Straloch Loch, 10/6; Pr (inc trilling song), Tullochcurran Lochan, Cateran trail to Kirkmichael, 10/6.

2014 2 prs, Straloch Loch, 12/6; 3 ads + juv, small lochan near Tullochcurran, Cateran Trail, 11/6.

2013 2 prs, Straloch Loch, 1/6; Pr, on small lochan near Tullochcurran on the Cateran Trail, 5/6.

2012 2 prs at Straloch Loch on 14/6; pr (incubating on raised nest out on the open water among floating vegetation) at Loch Cott (along Cateran Trail between Enochdhu & Kirkmichael) on 12/6.

2011 Pair with b/2 at Straloch on 16/6.

2010 Two territories at Straloch Loch on 15/6, one pair with b/1.

2009 3 prs, inc b/1 on Straloch Loch 16/6.

2008 Minimum of five birds on Straloch Loch on 12/6. Trilling territoral song heard here.

2007 3 on Straloch Loch 5/6.

2006 Four pairs on Straloch Loch.

2005 Two pairs on Straloch Loch.

 

Great Crested Grebe  Podiceps cristatus


2016 3 prs (2 AON) + 1 single, Loch of the Lowes, Dunkeld, 6/6.

 

Grey Heron  Ardea cinerea


2017 ad, Kindrogan Bridge, Enochdhu, 10/6; ad, Kindrogan Bridge, Enochdhu, 12/6; ad, Spittal of Glenshee, 12/6; 1, along B950 east of Kirkmichael, 12/6; ad, downstream over River Ardle, Kindrogan Field Centre, 13/6; juv, curling pond, between field centre and West Lodge, 13/6.

2016 Ad + juv, Loch of the Lowes, 6/6; 1, Brerachan Water, near West Lodge, 6/6; 1, flew up Alt Fearnach, 8/6; 1, flying downstream over River Ardle, Cateran Trail, Enochdhu-Kirkmichael, 9/6.

2015 1, over Kindrogan Hill, 6/6; 1, over Kindrogan field centre, 9/6; 1, Straloch Loch, 10/6.

2014 1, over Kindrogan House, 7/6; 1, Glen Brerachan, 12/6.

2013 Ad, curling pond, 1/6; Juv, near Straloch Loch, 1/6; Ad, River Ardle, Kirkmichael, 6/6; Ad + juv, in field south-east of Straloch, 7/6.

2012 Scarce - not much sign of birds around the heronries; Adult regular in River Ardle between the field centre and Kindrogan Bridge. Juvenile flew downstream along River Ardle near Kirkmichael on 12/6. Adult at Straloch Loch on 14/6. Heard calling in Strathardle at 03:33 on 12/6.

2011 Scarce - not much sign of birds around the heronries; 3 ads on 17/6; ad + juv in Glen Brerachan on 17/6.

2010 Heronry in Strathardle, very close to the A925; singles on the River Ardle most days.

2009 Probable second heronry found this year. At the heronry in Strathardle, 2 ads + 4 juvs were observed in an adjacent field on 15/6. Actual nests not visible from the road. One over the curling pond on 13/6. Adult and juvenile at Straloch on 16/6.

2008 Heronry found this year in Strathardle, very close to the A925. Actual nests not visible from the road but a maximum of 10 adults observed in adjacent field on 9/6. Also 3 fledged juvs presents on several days and adults observed carrying nesting material on 12/6.

2007 Singles along the River Ardle most days. One calling at 0315h on 7/6.

2006 Singles along the River Ardle, particularly around Enochdhu.

2005 Singles along the River Ardle.

 

Greylag Goose Anser anser


2017 pr, Straloch Loch 13/6.

2016 74, west over Strathardle at 19:45, 5/6; 10+, Loch of the Lowes, 6/6.

2015 37, flew north-west over Kindrogan field centre, 22:24h, 8/6.

2014 12, over Kindrogan Field Centre, 7/6; 2, Straloch Loch, 12/6.

2013 1, east end of Glen Brerachan, 3/6.

2011 Three adults and two juveniles at Straloch on 16/6.

2010 One at Straloch on Loch 15/6.

2006 2 over the field centre, 0700h, 6/6.

2005 25 flew NW over Enochdhu 9/6.

 

Canada Goose  Branta canadensis


2016 c250, Loch of the Lowes, 6/6; Pr + b/6, Straloch Loch 8/6.

2015 9 (pr + b/1; 6 ads), Straloch Loch, 10/

2014 4, Straloch Loch, 12/6.

2013 7, Straloch Loch on 1/6.

2011 Three adults and 3 juveniles at Straloch Loch on 14/6; 10 NW over field centre on 09/6.

2010 Four on Straloch Loch on 15/6.

2009 6 on Straloch Loch 16/6.

2008 Three at Straloch on 12/6.

2007 2 prs on Straloch Loch 5/6.

2006 11 NE 0655, 7/6; 11 ads & pr + b/2 on Straloch Loch.

2005 Pr + b/3 and a single on Straloch Loch.

 

Mandarin Duck  Aix galericulata


2016 1m, Loch of the Lowes, 6/6.

 

Wigeon  Anas penelope


2016 None located this year.

2015 4mm, Straloch Loch, 10/6.

2014 Pr, Straloch Loch, 12/6.

2013 5mm/1f, Straloch Loch on 1/6.

2012 Pair at Straloch on 14/6.

2011 Two pairs at Straloch on 16/6.

2009 3mm + f on Straloch Loch 16/6.

2005 Two pairs on Straloch Loch, 10/6.

 

Gadwal  Anas strepera


2016 1m, Loch of the Lowes, 6/6.

 

Teal  Anas crecca


2017 f, Straloch Loch 13/6.

2016 2 mm, Loch Curran, 9/6.

2009 Single male on Loch a Choire on 15/6.

2007 Not seen around Kindrogan. Seen from train on pool nr Gleneagles.

 

Mallard  Anas platyrhynchos


2017 4 mm/3 ff + b/6, b/3, Straloch Loch 13/6; Several noted from minibus, Glenshee, 12/6; 2, A924 Straloch-Enochdhu, 14/6.

2016 30+ moulting males, Loch of the Lowes, 6/6; Females with b/9, b/5, b/2, Loch of the Lowes, 6/6; Female + b/2, Straloch Loch 8/6; 6 mm, Straloch Loch 8/6.

2015 Pr, at A924 roadside in Pitlochry, 8/6; 8 mm, Straloch Loch, 10/6; f + b/3, River Ardle, upstream of Kindrogan field centre, 10/6; 2 mm + 1 f, River Ardle, Kirkmichael, 10/6

2014 f + b/10, Straloch Loch, 12/6.

2013 Male, over Straloch Loch on 1/6; Pr, in peaty pool at 397m near Loch a'Choire, 3/6; Female + b/2, on small lochan near Tullochcurran on the Cateran Trail, 5/6.

Pair, River Ardle near East Lodge, 7/6.

2012 Small groups of less than 5 regular on River Ardle; b/4 at Straloch on 14/6; juvenile at Kirkmichael on 12/6.

2011 Pair at Straloch on 16/6. No broods seen this year. Single male regular on the curling pond.

2010 Female with b/4 at Straloch Loch on 15/6; pr on curling pond 15/6 (brood noted here by students on 16/6); one or two males noted along the River Ardle.

2009 One on Loch Curran on 14/6. 2mm, f + b/1 near Wellwood House, Pitlochry. 3mm and f + b/2 on Straloch Loch 16/6.

2008 b/6 on curling pond on 12/6. b/5, b/1, 5mm + 3 ff on Straloch Loch on 12/6. Pair flew over Pitlochry on 9/6.

2007 b/5 in roadside burn, Pitlochry 4/6; Pr on River Ardle, 2 mm in Loch a Choire, Ben Vrackie 4/6.

2006 f + b/8 River Ardle, 3\6; f + b/2 Enochdhu-Kirkmichael footpath 6\6; f + b/9 Straloch Loch8/6. Up to 5 mm regular along River Ardle and on curling pond.

2005 A few pairs along the River Ardle, Straloch Loch. Pr on lochan (curling pond) 8/6.

 

Northern Shoveler  Anas clypeata


2016  3mm, Loch of the Lowes, 6/6.

 

Tufted Duck  Aythya fuligula


2017 f, Straloch Loch 13/6.

2016  Male, Loch of the Lowes, 6/6; 4 mm, Straloch Loch 8/6; 5 mm, Loch Curran, 9/6.

2015 Pr, Loch Curran, 7/6.

2014 Pr, Straloch Loch, 12/6.

2013 Pr, Straloch Loch on 1/6.

2012 3mm/1f at Loch Cott on 12/6; male on Straloch on 14/6.

2011 Male on Straloch on 16/6.

2010 Two males on Straloch Loch on 15/6.

2009 5 prs on Straloch on 16/6.

2008 Pair on Loch a Choire, Ben Vrackie on 9/6. 3mm/1f on Straloch Loch on 12/6.

2007 Pr on small lochan beside the Enochdu to Kirkmichael footpath (Cateran Trail) 6/6; Pr + 2 mm on Straloch Loch 5/6.

2006 Single male on Straloch Loch, 0450h, 8/6.

2005 Two pairs on Straloch Loch.

 

Goldeneye  Bucephala clangula


2009 Female on Straloch Loch on 16/6.

2008 Female on Straloch Loch on 12/6.

 

Goosander  Mergus merganser


2017 f + b/8, River Ardle, Kindrogan Field Centre, 10/6; f + b/6, Black Water, Glenshee, 12/6; f + b/5, Brerachan Water, west of West Lodge, 14/6.

2016 1-2, over River Ardle, Kindrogan Field Centre, 5/6 (AZ); Female + b/6, Loch of the Lowes, 6/6; Female + b/8, Brerachan Water, West Lodge, 8/6; 2, flying over River Tummel (observed from train), 10/6.

2015 f, River Ardle, Kindrogan field centre, 7/6; f + b/2, River Ardle, upstream of Kindrogan field centre, 10/6 (AW); m, flew downstream, upstream of Kindrogan field centre, 10/6.

2014 Pr, over Kindrogan House, 6/6; f, flew downstream along River Ardle at East Lodge, 7/6; Pr, Glen Brerachan, 12/6.

2013 1, on River Ardle, near confluence of Brerachan Water & Allt Fearnach, 2/6; Pr, west over field centre at 22:29 on 3/6.

2012 Male flew east downstream over Brerachan Water near Straloch on 14/6.

2011 Female with b/5 on the River Ardle, upstream of the field centre, on 14/6 (AW). Seven flew NW upstream over River Ardle on 13/6.

2010 Male flew upstream at Kindrogan Bridge on 12/6.

2009 Singles seen most days flying up and down Strathardle; pair over Balnald on 18/6. No broods located.

2008 One flew downstream along River Ardle at Enochdhu at 0731 on 9/6. One north over Davan on 13/6.

2007 Female flew upstream over River Ardle 5/6.

2006 1 north over Enochdhu, 0550h, 5/6; 2 over Straloch Loch, 0517h, 8/6.

2005 Pr heading over River Ardle on several mornings. Female at possible nest site in Glen Brerachan, 7/6.

 

Hen Harrier  Circus cyaneus


2009 Male observed on the walk up Ben Vrackie on 15/6.

2003 Male seen from the minibus in Glen Brerachan-Moulin Moor.

 

Sparrowhawk  Accipiter nisus


2017 m, Cateran Trail, between Enochdhu and Dirnanean Home Farm, 15/6.

2016 1 m, track between field centre and curling pond, 9/6.

2015 1 f, conifer plantation, Cateran Trail south of Dalreoch, 10/6.

2014 f, mobbed by c20 swallows/martins, Enochdhu, 12/6.

2013 No birds seen.

2012 A female over the walled garden on 09/6 was the only one seen.

2011 None seen this year.

2010 Male seen twice at Kindrogan Bridge, Enochdhu on 12/6, mobbed by Mistle Thrushes.

2009 Regular sightings around the field centre.

2008 One along the River Ardle between the field centre and Enochdhu on 8/6.

2007 Female in Lime in car park 3/6.

2006 Male, Enochdhu, 0610h, 5/6.

2005 Single Glen Brerachan, 7/6.

 

Goshawk  Accipiter gentilis


2014 Male, along forest edge in the clear-fell, above the cemetery in Kindrogan Hill, 7/6.

2013 Female, mobbed by eight Carrion Crows on forest edge in the clear-fell, just east of the cemetery in Kindrogan Hill, 4/6

 

Buzzard  Buteo buteo


2017 Regular over the field centre; Pairs noted at Kindrogan Hill, Straloch, Glen Brerachan, Loch Curran; 3, Davan, 11/6; Noted in Glenshee, 12/6; Unoccupied nest, Creagh Thearlaich, 13/6; 2, east end of Glen Brerachan, 14/6; 2, A924 Straloch-Enochdhu, 14/6; 5, first half of Cateran Trail between Enochdhu and Spittal of Glenshee, 15/6; 2, near Moulin, Pitlochry, 16/6.

2016 Regular over the field centre; Prs noted at Kindrogan Hill, Straloch, Glen Brerachan, Loch Curran; 2, Loch of the Lowes, 6/6.

2015 Regular over the field centre; Prs noted at Kindrogan Hill (2), Straloch, Cateran Trail (Enochdhu-Kirkmochael) (2), Loch Curran.

2014 Regular over the field centre; Calling from 04:03h on 9/6; 1, with pale tail base, East Lodge, 7/6.

2013 Regular over the field centre; 2 territories between Straloch and Enochdhu; 1, over Moulin Burn, 3/6; 1, Cateran Trail between Enochdhu and Kirkmichael, 5/6.

2012 Constant feature in Strathardle; 2 territories between Enochdhu and south-east end of Glen Brerachan. Also noted around Kirkmichael, Kinnaird and Moulin.

2011 Constant feature in Strathardle; 2-3 pairs between Enochdhu and south-east end of Glen Brerachan.

2010 Constant feature in Strathardle; 2-3 pairs between Enochdhu and south-east end of Glen Brerachan.

2009 One regular over the field centre and adjacent fields; regularly mobbed by Jackdaw and Carrion Crow. One mobbed by a Kestrel on Ben Vrackie on 15/6. One in Glen Brerachan on 15/6. Five noted between Ceangline and Enochdhu on 16/6 with one carrying a large frog (and mobbed by a Pied Wagtail).

2008 One or two regularly in Strathardle.

2007 Regular over field centre; up to three regular over Enochdhu; 3 over Kirkmichael 6/6.

2006 Single regular over field centre; up to three regular over Enochdhu.

2005 Several pairs Strathardle & Glen Brerachan. Once on front lawn of field centre.

 

Golden Eagle  Aquila chrysaetos


2014 Adult, mobbed by two Ravens, Ben Vrackie, 9/6.

 

Osprey  Pandion haliaetus


2016 Pr + b/3, Loch of the Lowes, 6/6.  

2015 One flew south-east through Strathardle on 6/6.

2012 One flew east through Strathardle on 12/6.

2010 One flew north over Enochdhu at 1607h on 12/6.

2008 One flew over Straloch at 1240h on 12/6.

 

Kestrel  Falco tinninculus


2017 1, Glenshee, 12/6.

2016 1, over Kindrogan Field Centre, 9/6 (TB).

2015 1, Moulin Moor (seen from bus), 12/6.

2014 Pr + 2 juvs, Straloch, 9/6; 1, lower slopes of Ben Vrackie, 7/6.

2013 1, flying around crags, Ben Vrackie, 3/6.

2012 Male at Loch a Choire on Ben Vrackie on 11/6.

2011 One on Moulin Moor on 13/6 was the only bird seen.

2010 Nesting pair on Ben Vrackie mobbing Ravens on 15/6.

2009 Up to three territories on walk up Ben Vrackie; one mobbing a Raven on 15/6.

2008 Nest with noisy chicks in pine copse near Bridgend Straloch.

2007 Not seen around Kindrogan. Seen from train between Pitlochry & Gleneagles.

2006 Single bird on Ben Vrackie was the only bird noted this year.

2005 Pair nesting Ceangline; birds noted at Kindrogan Field Centre & Enochdhu.

 

Peregrine  Falco peregrinus


2009 Breeding pair located.

2007 One flew east over the field centre at 1240h on 3/6.

 

Red-legged Partridge  Phasianus colchicus


2017 More birds apparent this year - local breeding or further releases?; 1, West Balnald, 11/6; pr, along B950 east of Kirkmichael, 12/6; pr, east end of Glen Brerachan, 14/6; 1, on front lawn, Kindrogan Field Centre, 14/6; 3 prs, Cateran Trail, between Enochdhu and Dirnanean Home Farm, 15/6; 1, running into Beech wood, Kindrogan Field Centre, 16/6; pr, near Moulin, Pitlochry, 16/6.

2016 1, Loch of the Lowes, Dunkeld, 6/6; 1, Kinnaird, 10/6; 1, Edradour turn-off, 10/6.  

2015 Pr, between Straloch and Kindrogan field centre, all week 8/6-12/6, (my first record here).

 

Ptarmigan  Lagopus muta


2017 pr, Carn an Tuirc (1019m), 12/6.  

2011 One or more birds heard at the summit of Ben Vrackie in extremely low visibility on 13/6.

 

Red Grouse  Lagopus scoticus


2017 20+ adults, trail to Carn an Tuirc, 12/6; b/4 + c/7, trail to Carn an Tuirc, 12/6.

2016 Not seen this year.

2015 Males heard at four sites (2 seen), along moorland trail up to Ben Vrackie, 8/6.

2014 1 heard, Loch a'Choire, Ben Vrackie, 9/6.

2013 Several calling around Loch a'Choire, Ben Vrackie, 3/6.

2012 Several birds calling in thick mist on Ben Vrackie around 750-800 metres on 11/6.

2011 One observed (by students only) on walk up Ben Vrackie on 13/6.

2008 Heard from heather moorland on the lower slope of Ben Vrackie on 9/6.

2007 Pr with brood of young on Ben Vrackie 4/6, another two bird nr loch; also heard between Kindrogan and Pitlochry.

2006 Male close to track up Ben Vrackie 5/6.

 

Black Grouse  Tetrao tetrix


2017 5 mm, at one site in Glen Brerachan, all week.

2007 14 mm lekking at one site on Moulin Moor.

 

Pheasant  Phasianus colchicus


2017 Fairly common in Strathardle and Glen Brerachan.

2016 Fairly common in Strathardle and Glen Brerachan; Calling from 04:06h, 7/6.

2015 Fairly common in Strathardle and Glen Brerachan; Calling from 03:45h, 9/6.

2014 Fairly common in Strathardle and Glen Brerachan; Calling from 04:03h on 9/6, 03:57h on 11/6.

2013 A few noted in Strathardle.

2012 Fairly common. Advertising 'song' from 03:37 on 12/6, 03:39 on 13/6.

2011 Fairly common. Advertising 'song' from 04:02 on 13/6, 04:11 on 15/6.

2010 Fairly common. Advertising 'song' from 03:46 on 15/6.

2009 One calling on lower slopes of walk up Ben Vrackie on 15/6. Males heards calling at Straloch Loch, Straloch PS & Enochdhu on 16/6.

2008 Fairly common.

2007 Fairly common in pasture. One calling at 03:14 on 5/6.

2006 Fairly common in pasture; female with brood of 8 in walled garden, 5/6.

2005 Fairly common in pasture.

 

Quail  Coturnix coturnix


2012 Singing male in grazing field on NW side of the field centre on 12/6, from 03:10 until 06:30 at least (previous record from 15/6/10 of a singing male in the same field from 03:07). Another singing male in a field along the Cateran Trail between Enochdhu and Kirkmichael at 14:15 on 12/6.

2010 Singing male in grazing field on NW side of the field centre, from 03:07 on 15/6.

 

Coot  Fulica atra


2017 1, Straloch Loch 13/6.

2016 Pr, Straloch Loch 8/6.

2009 One on Straloch Loch on 16/6.

2008 One on Straloch Loch 12/6.

2007 1 on Straloch Loch 5/6.

2005 Pair on Straloch Loch.

 

Moorhen  Gallinula chloropus


2017 1 (heard), Straloch Loch 13/6.

2016 Pr + b/3, Straloch Loch 8/6; 1, Tullochcurran Loch, 9/6.

2015 1, Straloch Loch, 10/6.

2013 Ad + 2 juvs, Wellwood House, Pitlochry, 3/6.

2012 Single juvenile at Wellwood House, Pitlochry on 11/6. An adult at Straloch on 15/6.

2011 Pr with b/3 at Wellwood House, Pitlochry on 13/6. One calling at Straloch on 16/6.

2010 Pr with b/5 at Wellwood House, Pitlochry on 14/6.

2009 Two well grown juveniles at Wellwood House in Pitlochry on 15/6. One on Straloch Loch on 16/6.

2008 Adult in roadside garden ponds along A924 in Pitlochry on 9/6. Two adults on Straloch Loch on 12/6.

2007 Two adults in roadside garden ponds, Pitlochry 4/6.

2005 Pair on Straloch Loch.

 

Oystercatcher  Haematopus ostralegus


2017 Several pairs in Glen Brerachan/west end of Strathardle; 1, over Kindrogan Field Centre, 10/6; 10+, noted from minibus, Glenshee, 12/6; Group of 10, along B950 east of Kirkmichael, 12/6; pr + 3, Straloch Loch, 13/6.

2016 Several pairs in Glen Brerachan/west end of Strathardle; Still calling at 22:27 on 7/6; Pr, on dry stane dyke, Cateran Trail, Enochdhu-Kirkmichael, 9/6.

2015 Several pairs in Glen Brerachan/west end of Strathardle, including incubating bird; 5, Straloch Loch, 10/6; Pr, Dalnagairn, Cateran trail to Kirkmichael, 10/6.

2014 Several pairs in Glen Brerachan/west end of Strathardle, including incubating bird; 3 territorial prs, Cateran Trail between Enochdhu and Kirkmichael, 11/6; 2 territorial prs, Ceanghline-Dalnacarn, Glen Brerachan, 04:28h, 12/6.

2013 Several pairs in Glen Brerachan/west end of Strathardle, including incubating bird; 7, Straloch Loch on 1/6.

Pr, Straloch PS on 1/6; 1, over Pitlochry, 3/6.

2012 Birds heard regularly in Strathardle. Territorial pairs between West Lodge and Enochdhu (2), Enochdhu and Kirkmichael (3), and Straloch (1). Also heard over Pitlochry.

2011 Birds heard regularly in Strathardle. Territorial pair near Tullochcurran on 14/6 and at Straloch on 16/6. Vocal throughout the night.

2010 Territorial pair along River Ardle at Kindrogan Bridge. Flock of 16 at Straloch on 15/6. Heard over Kirkmichael at midnight on 17/6.

2009 Noted flying low over Moulin and Pitlochry on 15/6 - probably nesting in the area. At least 11 present along the River Ardle between West Balnald and the field centre on 16/6.

2008 Adult and half-grown chick mid-stream on the River Ardle in Kirkmichael on 12/6. Observed in Glen Brerachan (while in transit in the minibus). Present daily in Strathardle with maximum of five around the field centre.

2007 Several pairs along the River Ardle & Brerachan Water. Vocal throughout the night.

2006 Several pairs along the River Ardle & Brerachan Water.

2005 Many pairs along the River Ardle & Brerachan Water.

 

Dotterel  Charadrius morinellus


2005 Two birds flew NW over Strathardle on 8/6 at 05:45.

 

Lapwing  Vanellus vanellus


2017 10+, noted from minibus, Glenshee, 12/6.

2016  

2012 Only noted from the train in fields south of Pitlochry near Dalguise on 15/6.

2011 Only noted from the bus over Moulin Moor.

2010 Only noted from the bus over Mouline Moor.

2009 Noted on Moulin Moor (from the minibus).

2008 Only observed in Glen Brerachan (while in transit in the minibus).

2007 Not seen around Kindrogan. Several from train near Gleneagles

2006 Birds heard near field centre, 2/6.

 

Woodcock  Scolopax rusticola


2017 1 roding, Kindrogan field centre, 03:14h, 14/6.

2016 1-2 roding, Kindrogan field centre, 03:02h, 7/6.

2015 Roding, Kindrogan field centre, from 22:20h, 8/6.

2014 Roding, from 21:55 along the main drive at field centre, 10/6.

2013 Roding over field centre at 03:45 on 3/6; Roding over field centre at 22:01 on 3/6; Roding over field centre at 03:29 on 5/6.

2012 One roding along the main drive at 03:16 on 13/6.

2011 One to two roding along the main drive from dusk to dawn.

2010 One to two roding along the main drive from dusk to dawn.

2009 Two birds observed roding along the main drive mosts days at dawn and dusk.

2008 One to two birds observed roding along the main drive mosts days at dawn and dusk, e.g. 22:30 on 6/8 and 03:16 on 9/6. Exceptional views of one sitting, not so camouflaged, on a mossy hummock in damp, open birch strip with horsetails between the field centre and the curling pond on 11/6.

2007 Roding bird along main drive at 03:39 on 6/6; 03:50 on 7/6.

2006 Roding birds along the main drive between Enochdhu & Kindrogan.

2005 Roding birds along the main drive between Enochdhu & Kindrogan.

 

Snipe  Gallinago gallinago


2017 1 yikkering, Allt Doire nan Eun, Cateran Trail north of Calamanach Wood, 15/6.

2016 1 yikkering, east end of Glen Brerachan, 8/6.

2015 1, over Straloch Loch, 10/6.

2009 One flushed at Loch a Choire on 15/6.

2007 Heard calling from Moulin Moor on 8/6.

 

Curlew  Numenius arquata


2017 1, over Kindrogan Field Centre, 10/6; 1, displaying, east end of Glen Brerachan, 14/6.

2016 1, heard around Kindrogan Field Centre, 4/6; 1, Glen Brerachan, 6/6; 1, displaying, east end of Glen Brerachan, 8/6.

2015 1 displaying, Dalnagairn, Cateran trail to Kirkmichael, 10/6.

2014 3 displaying mm, Ceanghline-Dalnacarn, Glen Brerachan, 04:28h, 12/6.

2013 Pr, displaying north of Tulloch on 1/6; Heard displaying from Catern Trail, north of Kirkmichael, 6/6.

2012 One displaying in Strathardle near the field centre at 05:22 on 11/6; displaying bird at the east end of Glen Brerachan 14/6.

2011 Displaying birds at Straloch, east end of Glen Brerachan, and Tullochcurran on the Cateran trail to Kirkmichael. Observed in Glen Brerachan (while in transit in the bus). Single NW over Kindrogan Bridge on 14/6.

2010 Displaying birds at Straloch and east end of Glen Brerachan. Observed in Glen Brerachan (while in transit in the bus).

2009 Displaying birds near the curling pond and Straloch Loch on 16/6.

2008 At least one displaying daily in Strathardle. Two displaying on lower slope of Ben Vrackie on 9/6. Observed in Glen Brerachan (while in transit in the minibus)

2007 2 displaying over Kirkimichael village 6/6; 5 displaying on Moulin Moor 8/6; several on Ben Vrackie. Vocal before 0300h.

2006 Several displaying birds Strathardle & Glen Brerachan.

2005 Several displaying birds Strathardle & Glen Brerachan.

 

Common Sandpiper  Actitis hypoleucos


2017 2, Gharbh-choire, burn along trail to Carn an Tuirc, 12/6; 1, Brerachan Water, west of West Lodge, 14/6.

2016 1, Brerachan Water, near West Lodge, 8/6; Pr, River Ardle at Kindrogan Bridge, Enochdhu, 8/6.

2015 One heard, Kindrogan Bridge, Enochdhu, 6/6; 1, Straloch Loch, 10/6.

2014 Pr, aggitated (chicks nearby?), old bridge at Enochdhu/River Ardle, 11/6; Pr, Straloch Loch, 12/6; Pr, Brerachan Water, Glen Brerachan, 12/6.

2013 Pr + b/2, West Lodge bridge, Brerachan Water, all week; 2 River Ardle between the field centre and Kindrogan Bridge on 1/6; 1, Brerachan Water, West Lodge bridge on 1/6; 1, Loch a'Choire, Ben Vrackie, 3/6; Pr, Glen Brerachan, 7/6; 1, heard at Pitlochry train statoin, 7/6.

2012 1 on River Ardle at Kindrogan Bridge on 10/6; pr on Brerachan Water, near Straloch on 14/6.

2011 Pair with b/2 along River Ardle at the field centre. Heard at Loch a choire on Ben Vrackie on 13/6.

2010 At least one territory on River Ardle between field centre and Enochdhu.

2009 Territorial pair just downstream of Kindrogan Bridge.

2008 One at Straloch on 12/6. Two adults and a juvenile on River Ardle at Kirkmichael on 12/6.

2007 Pair on River Ardle near field centre.

2006 Pair on River Ardle north of field centre.

2005 Several pairs Strathardle & Glen Brerachan.

 

Black-headed Gull  Larus ridibundus


2017 Birds regularly flying over Strathardle; Noted in Glenshee, 12/6; 34, feeding in ploughed field near Wester Enochdhu, 14/6.

2016 Birds regularly flying over Strathardle; 34, Loch of the Lowes, 6/6; 1, Straloch Loch, 8/6; 30 AON, Loch Curran, 9/6.

2015 Birds regularly flying over Strathardle.

2014 Birds regularly flying over Strathardle.

2013 Regularly flying over Strathardle.

2012 Regularly flying over Strathardle; 10+ at the Co-Op in Pitlochry on 11/6.

2011 Regularly flying over Strathardle.

2010 Regularly flying over Strathardle.

2009 17 in a field beside the River Ardle between West Balnald and the field centre on 16/6.

2008 Regularly flying over Strathardle.

2007 Regular over Strathardle. Probably nesting at Curran.

2006 Regular over Strathardle. Probably nesting at Curran.

2005 Singles & pairs over Strathardle. Seven over Enochdhu 9/6.

 

Common Gull  Larus canus


2017 Birds regularly flying over Strathardle; Nesting along the Shee Water, Glenshee, 12/6; 39, feeding in ploughed field near Wester Enochdhu, 14/6.

2016 Birds regularly flying over Strathardle; 1, Loch of the Lowes, 6/6; 70, in ploughed field at Wester Enochdhu, 8/6.

2015 Birds regularly flying over Strathardle; 40+, circling to the north of Kindrogan Field Centre, 6/6.

2014 Birds regularly flying over Strathardle.

2013 Birds regularly flying over Strathardle; 67, in fields above Moulin, 3/6.

2012 Regularly flying over Strathardle; max count of 49 over Straloch on 13/6.

2011 Regularly flying over Strathardle.

2010 Regularly flying over Strathardle.

2009 Noted over Moulin and Pitlochry. On 16/6, 52 in a field beside the River Ardle between West Balnald and the field centre; 60 (possibly the same) over Enochdhu; and 27 over West Lodge.

2008 Regularly flying over Strathardle.

2007 Regular over Strathardle. Probably nesting at Curran.

2006 Regular over Strathardle. Probably nesting at Curran.

2005 Singles & pairs over Strathardle & Glen Brerachan.

 

Lesser Black-backed Gull  Larus fuscus


2017 Noted over Pitlochry; 4 NW, Kindrogan Hill, 10/6; imm, over Balnald, 11/6; 12, feeding in ploughed field near Wester Enochdhu, 14/6.

2016 Noted over Pitlochry; 12, in ploughed field at Wester Enochdhu, 8/6.

2015 A few overhead in Pitlochry, 8/6.

2009 One with Common/Black-headed Gulls in a field beside the River Ardle between West Balnald and the field centre on 16/6.

 

Herring Gull  Larus argentatus


2017 Noted over Pitlochry; 2, feeding in ploughed field near Wester Enochdhu, 14/6.

2016 Noted over Pitlochry.

2015 A few overhead in Pitlochry, 8/6.

2011 One over Pitlochry on 17/6.

2010 Several noted over Pitlochry on 14/6 - inland/urban breeding?

2005 2nd-S south over Strathardle 3/6.

 

Feral Pigeon  Columba livia


2017 A few noted in Strathardle most days; 12, feeding in ploughed field near Wester Enochdhu, 14/6.

2016 A few noted in Strathardle most days.

2015 A few noted in Strathardle most days; 20+, Moulin, 8/6.

2014 1, Kindrogan Field Centre, 8/6.

2013 Noted at Enochdhu, Kirkmichael and Pitlochry.

2012 Noted at Kirkmichael and Pitlochry.

2011 Note at Enochdhu, Kirkmichael and Pitlochry.

2010 Note at Enochdhu, Kirkmichael and Pitlochry.

2009 Noted in Pitlochry.

2008 Noted at Enochdhu, Kirkmichael and Pitlochry.

2007 Noted at Enochdhu, Kirkmichael & Pitlochry.

2006 One in a barn at Enochdhu.

2005 Noted around Enochdhu & Kirkmichael.

 

Wood Pigeon  Columba palumbus


2017 Fairly common; Singing at field centre from 04:12h on 13/6; 04:06 on 14/6 (both mornings overcast with low mist); Still singing at 22:17 on 14/6; 27, feeding in pasture, east of Straloch, 14/6; 17, feeding in ploughed field near Wester Enochdhu, 14/6.

2016 Fairly common; Singing at field centre from 03:59h on 7/6; 04:06 on 8/6.

2015 Fairly common; Singing at field centre from 04:15h on 9/6; 03:58h on 10/6.

2014 Fairly common; Singing from 03:59h on 9/6, 03:50h on 9/6, 04:10h on 11/6.

2013 Fairly common; Singing from 04:11 on 3/6; 04:04 on 5/6; Maximum of 15 feeding in a field south-east of Straloch, 1/6.

2012 Fairly common. Singing from 03:55 on 11/6, 04:03 on 12/6, 04:30 on 13/6.

2011 Fairly common. Singing from 03:50 on 13/6, 04:03 on 14/6, 04:02 on 16/6.

2010 Fairly common. Singing from 04:00 on 15/6, 03:57 on 16/6.

2009 Fairly common.

2008 Fairly common.

2007 Fairly common.

2006 Fairly common.

2005 Common.

 

Collared Dove  Sreptopelia decaocto


2017 1 singing m, Enochdhu, 15/6; 1 singing m, Cateran Trail, between Enochdhu and Dirnanean Home Farm, 15/6; Noted in Kirkmichael and Pitlochry.

2016 1 singing, Enochdhu, 8/6; Noted in Pitlochry.

2015 Common in Moulin and Pitlochry; Pr, Dalreoch, 10/6.

2014 4, Moulin, Pitlochry, 9/6; Singing m, Kirmichael, 11/6.

2013 Pairs noted in Pitlochry and Kirkmichael.

2012 Pairs noted at Enochdhu and Kirkmichael. Fairly common in Pitlochry.

2011 Pair at Enochdhu. Fairly common in Pitlochry.

2010 Pair at Enochdhu on 12/6. Fairly common in Pitlochry.

2009 Fairly common in Pitlochry. One at Tulloch on 16/6.

2008 Fairly common in Pitlochry with singing and displaing males noted.

2007 Several singing birds in Pitlochry 4/6

2006 3 singing mm at Enochdhu.

2005 Noted at Kirkmichael only.

 

Cuckoo  Cuculus canorus


2017 Less obvious or vocal in the second week of June; 1 singing m, near Straloch, 11/6; 1 singing m, east side of Kindrogan Hill, 13/6; 1 singing m, near Straloch, 14/6.

2016 More noted than usual; 1 singing m, Enochdhu, 4/6; 1 singing m, near Starloch, 4/6; 2 singing mm, cemetery clearfell, 5/6; 1 singing m, Loch of the Lowes, 6/6; 3 singing mm, Strathardle around Kindrogan Field Centre, 7/6; Singing at field centre from 03:24h, 7/6; 3 singing males + female, east end of Glen Brerachan, 8/6; 1 singing m, Loch Curran, 9/6; 1 singing m, Tullochcurran Loch, Cateran Trail, 9/6; 1 singing m, Kirkmichael, 9/6.

2015 Male & female, clearfell around cemetery, Kindrogan Hill, 6/6; Singing males heard at Kindrogan Field Centre, Straloch, Dalreoch, Tullochcurran Lochan, Kirkmichael, trail to Ben Vrackie; Female heard on Moulin trail to Ben Vrackie, 8/6; Singing at field centre from 03:41h on 9/6; 03:38h on 10/6.

2014 Singing m, daily around field centre/cemetery; singing from 05:15h on 11/6; Singing m, Moulin trail to Ben Vrackie, 9/6.

2013 Singing from 03:52 on 3/6; 03:16 on 5/6; 2 singing mm, around the field centre, all week; 1 singing m, on south side of Kindrogan Hill trig point, 2/6; 1 singing m, Moulin Burn, 3/6; 1 singing m, Cateran Trail near Kirkmichael, 5/6.

2012 Singing males heard at the field centre, Straloch, and Glen Brerachan. Singing from 03:37 on 11/6, 03:53 on 12/6, 03:22 on 13/6.

2011 Singing males heard at the field centre, Straloch, Glen Brerachan, Kindrogan Hill, Tullochcurran and Moulin. Singing from 03:39 on 14/6, 03:58 on 15/6, 03:39 on 16/6.

2010 Singing males heard at Kindrogan Hill, Straloch, Enochdu and Moulin/Ben Vrackie.

2009 One singing near the curling pond on several mornings. One singing on the lower slopes of the walk up Ben Vrackie on 15/6. Two heard at the eastern end of Glen Brerachan on 16/6.

2008 Male singing most of the week between the walled garden, in larches along the River Ardle, and the clear fell around the graveyard. Mobbed by Tree Pipits, Blue Tits, Coal Tits, and Long-tailed Tits. Vocal from 03:11 on 9/6.

2007 Male mobbed by Stonechat in Glen Brerachan 1/6; one singing & mobbed by Mipit at top of Kindrogan Hill 3/6; 3 singing mm on Moulin Moor 8/6; singing bird nr Straloch. Singing nr field centre from 0315h on 5/6.

2006 Singing mm at Loch Curran, lochan/curling pond, Straloch Loch, Ben Vrackie, & Enochdhu-Kirkmichael footpath. 2 mm + 1 f on Kindrogan Hill.

2005 Singing males at Kindrogan, Enochdu-Kirkmichael footpath, and Glen Brerachan (2-3).

 

Tawny Owl  Strix aluco


2017 1, in flight in daylight, mobbed by Great Tits, walled garden, Kindrogan Field Centre, 10/6 (AZ et al); 3, fledged chicks begging each evening, beech wood between field centre and walled garden; m, hooting at 03:17, Kindrogan Field Centre, 14/6.

2016 Calling, walled garden, Kindrogan Field Centre, 4/6; Calling distantly, Kindrogan Field Centre, 03:05, 8/6; Male hooting, Catern Trail SE of Dalreoch, 01:40, 10/6.

2015 Unseen birds suspected around the walled garden - heard passerine mobbing behaviour, all week; Juvs calling, walled garden, 03:00h, 9/6; Male, calling Kindrogan Hill, 03:33h, 10/6; Female, calling in response to male, walled garden, 03:33h, 10/6;

2014 f, calling at the entrance to Kindgrogan Field Centre, 21:25h, 8/6.

2013 Female calling from 22:25, near the car park on 31/5; Pair calling at 03:17 on 3/6.

2012 Male and female heard nightly around the field centre.

2011 Male and female heard nightly around the field centre.

2010 Male, female and juveniles heard along the main track between Enochdhu and the field centre.

2009 Male calling from West Lodge on 17/6; male calling from walled garden area between 00:00 and 00:35 on 18/6.

2008 Male calling most nights from Kindrogan Hill. Female heard calling at 03:58 on 9/6.

2007 Males heard calling from Kindrogan Hill & Enochdhu. Birds observed in clear fell near the graveyard, along the River Ardle, and in the field centre car park. Juvs heard calling from Kindrogan Hill at 03:00 on 5/6. One mobbed by Chaffinches & Blackbirds nr Kindrogan Crag 7/6.

2006 Pair breeding in box in beech wood at field centre. Males heard calling from Kindrogan Hill & Enochdhu.

2005 Pair breeding in box in beech wood at field centre. Males heard calling from Kindrogan Hill, the lochan (curling pond) & Enochdhu.

 

Long-eared Owl  Asio otus


2008 Young heard calling near Enochdhu on Catern Trail around 01:08 on 13/6.

 

Short-eared Owl  Asio flammeus


2007 Pale bird on 'Moulin Moor' between Kindrogan and Pitlochry 4/6.

 

Swift  Apus apus


2017 2, over Pitlochry, 9/6; 2, Kindrogan Field Centre, 9/6; 6, Kirkmichael, 15/6; 1, over B950 east of Kirkmichael, 12/6.

2016 2, over Pitlochry, 6/6; 2, Caterian Trail, NW of Kirkmichael, 9/6; 2, Kirkmichael, 9/6.

2015 None seen around the field centre this year; 2, Moulin, 8/6; 10+, over Pitlochry Co-op, 8/6; 2, Kirkmichael, 10/6.

2014 2, over Kindrogan House at 15:41h, 7/6; 8+, Kirkmichael, 11/6.

2013 2, over Moulin, 3/6; 4, over River Ardle, Kirkmichael, 5/6; 6, over River Ardle, Kirkmichael, 6/6; 4, over Pitlochry train station, 7/6.

2012 Just one noted at the field centre all week - 1 high overhead at 19:50 on 09/6. Also noted over Kirkmichael and Pitlochry.

2011 Two birds around the field centre daily; Pair at Straloch on 16/6. Also noted over Pitlochry.

2010 Two birds around the field centre daily; three at 20:55 on 15/6. Also noted over Pitlochry.

2009 Two over the field centre on most days.

2008 Six birds around the field centre daily. Also noted over Pitlochry.

2007 2 over Kindrogan house 2/6; 4 on 3/6; several over Pitlochry 4/6; 10+ over Kirkmichael on 6/6.

2006 Two birds over the field centre daily; 10+ Kirkmichael, 6/6.

2005 Common in Kirkmichael.

 

Green Woodpecker  Picus viridis


2017 Pr, cemetery clearfell, Kindrogan Hill, all week.

2016 Pr, cemetery clear-fell, Kindrogan Hill, all week.

2015 Pr, cemetery clear-fell, Kindrogan Hill, all week. Less vocal than previous years; Many Hairy Wood Ants (Formica lugubris) located in this area.

2014 Pr, daily between Kindrogan House and the clearfell around the cemetery; Yaffling male (second territory?), Enochdhu, 11/6.

2013 1, yaffling all day, ranging between Kindrogan Field Centre, the cemetery and the curling pond on 1/6; Singing/yaffling from 04:37 on 3/6; 04:50 on 5/6.

 

Great Spotted Woodpecker  Dendrocopus major


2017 Fairly common. Regular at feeding stations, Kindrogan Field Centre; pr, in clearfell with uncut birches, north side of Kindrogan Hill; Feeding young in nest, forestry track south of Balnald, 13/6; Heard, Cateran Trail, Enochdhu-Kirkmichael, 15/6; 3, forestry track around Creagh Thearlaich, 13/6; 1, drumming on telegraph pole, Balnald, 14/6.

2016 1 drumming, Loch of the Lowes, 6/6; 1, birch wood near Ceanghline, east end of Glen Brerachan, 8/6; Female feeding young in nest, forestry track south of Balnald, 9/6; 2, Cateran Trail, Enochdhu-Kirkmichael, 9/6.

2015 Fairly common. Including bird over Kindrogan Hill trig-point 7/6; Nest with young in lone spruce stump, cemetery clear-fell, Kindrogan Hill; Noted at Pine Marten feeding station, feeding on pole drilled with suet holes; Heard calling at Kindrogan field centre from 04:44h on 10/6.

2014 Fairly common; Feeding young in larch tree hole, Balnald, 10/6; Calling from 04:29h on 9/6.

2013 Fairly common; Regular at feeders and on the lawns around the field centre.

2012 Two adults and 2 juveniles between West Lodge and Straloch on 14/6. Noted at Kindrogan Bridge, East Lodge, field centre, clearfell/cemetery on Kindrogan Hill, curling pond, Balnald, Davan, and Cateran Trail to Kirkmichael. One drumming at Straloch on 16/6. Regular at peanut feeders around Kindrogan House. One at peanut feeder at Dalreoch on 12/6. One mobbing a black cat at the field centre by repeated 'dive-bombing' threat. No drumming heard.

2011 More registrations this year than any other since 2003. Two adults and a juvenile at the graveyeard on 15/6. Noted at Enochdhu, Kindrogan Bridge, East Lodge, field centre, curling pond, E/W Balnald, Davan, West Lodge, Glen Brerachan, Straloch, and Cateran Trail to Kirkmichael. One drumming at Straloch on 16/6. Regular at peanut feeders around Kindrogan House.

2010 One drumming in old Scots Pine patch at 07:30 on 16/6. Regular at feeders around centre. Singles elsewhere.

2009 Regular at the peanut feeders around the field centre. A male feeding in birch woodland around the curling pond on 13/6. One heard in the woodland around the Ben Vrackie trail car park in Moulin. Male and juvenile at West Balnald on 16/6. Nestlings in Scots Pine at West Lodge on 16/6 - male observed drumming on a metal plate at the top of a telegraph pole. One calling near Tulloch on 16/6 another nearby in a Scots Pine copse at the Bridgend Straloch road end.

2008 Four nests located (two in larch, one in scots pine, one in european larch) near East Lodge, curling pond, West Lodge and the eastern end of Glen Brerachan. Two fledglings near the field centre on 13/6. A tail-less individual regularly seen around the graveyard.

2007 Regular at feeders. Single or pairs noted at field centre, curling pond, East Lodge & Enochdhu; juv on roof of Ardle building 5/6; one calling at 03:24 on 5/6. Drumming heard at curling pond.

2006 Single or pairs noted at field centre, curling pond, East Lodge & Enochdhu. Fledged from regular site around 6/6.

2005 Fairly common

 

Skylark  Alauda arvensis


2017 1, seen from minibus, Moulin Moor, 9/6; 1 singing m, Brerachan Meadows, 14/6.

2016 1 singing, east end of Glen Brerachan, 8/6.

2015 1 singing, east end of Glen Brerachan, 10/6.

2014 2 singing mm, Glen Brerachan, 12/6.

2013 Only seen from the bus trip over Moulin Moor.

2012 Singing at the eastern end of Glen Brerachan on 15/6.

2011 Singing at the eastern end of Glen Brerachan on 16/6.

2010 Singing at the eastern end of Glen Brerachan on 17/6.

2009 One singing on the lower slopes of the walk up Ben Vrackie. Several singing males in Glen Fearnach.

2008 Singing mm at the eastern end of Glen Brerachan on 12/6 and 13/6.

2007 Several singing males in Glen Brerachan.

2005 Displaying birds in Glen Brerachan and on Ben Vrackie.

 

Sand Martin  Riparia riparia


2017 6, near West Lodge, Brerachan Water, 9/6; 7+, Glenshee, near Glenshee Lodge entrance track, 12/6; 3, Straloch Loch, 13/6; 4, Brerachan Water, east end of Glen Brerachan, 14/6; 4, A924 Straloch-Enochdhu, 14/6.

2016 3, Loch of the Lowes, 6/6; 2, Brerachan Water, West Lodge, 8/6; 2, Straloch Loch, 8/6.

2015 1, Straloch Loch, 10/6.

2014 2, West Lodge, Brerachan Water, 12/6.

2013 Probably nesting somewhere along the Brerachan Water; 7, West Lodge bridge, Brerachan Water, 4/6.

2012 Two at Davan on 14/6; min 6 at Straloch Loch on 14/6.

2011 Two around the field centre all week; one over grazing fields NW of field centre on 12/6; 3 in east end of Glen Brerachan on 16/6; min 5 at Straloch on 16/6; regular at Kindrogan Bridge.

2010 Single along Brerachan Water at West Lodge on 14/6.

2009 4 along Brerachan Water at West Lodge on 16/6; also 2 at Straloch Loch, 2 at small pool in birch woodland in Glen Brerachan.

2008 Six feeding over rushy pasture adjacent to Brerachan Water near West Lodge on 12/6. Two at Straloch on 12/6.

2007 3 at Straloch 5/6; 1 at Dalreoch 6/6.

2006 2 Straloch Loch, 04:05, 8/6.

2005 A few birds noted along the River Ardle & Brerachan Water.

 

Swallow  Hirundo rustica


2017 Fairly common in Strathardle. Feeding low under large sycamores on lawn during frequent rain showers; Active from 03:15 on 14/6; 6-7 AON, The Steading/Coppock Building - most birds incubating; 21+, feeding over field adjacent to Kindrogan Field Centre, 10/6; 27, A924 Straloch-Enochdhu, 14/6.

2016 Fairly common in Strathardle; Active from 03:06 on 7/6; 6 AON, The Steading/Coppock Building - still repairing/building nests; 4, West Balanald, 8/6; 3, east end of Glen Brerachan, 8/6; 8, Straloch Loch, 8/6; 7, along A924, Straloch-Enochdhu, 8/6.

2015 Fairly common in Strathardle; 5 AON, The Steading/Coppock Building; 12, Straloch Loch, 10/6

2014 Fairly common in Strathardle; 6 AON, The Steading/Coppock Building; Melanistic adult present all week.

2013 Fairly common in Strathardle; 6 AON, The Coppock Building on 1/6; 14, along A924 between Straloch-Enochdhu, 1/6.

2012 Six AONs at the field centre; another nest in walled garden cottage; active from early morning, e.g. 03:11 on 13/6.

2011 Six AONs at the field centre; another nest in walled garden cottage; 20+ at Straloch on 16/6. Active from early morning, e.g. 03:03 on 15/6.

2010 Five AONs at the field centre; 12+ at Straloch on 15/6. Active from early morning, e.g. 03:03 on 15/6.

2009 Three pairs nesting in the Steading/Ardle Building. Feeding/nesting birds noted around various habitations in Strathardle on 16/6.

2008 Nine AONs at the field centre. Active from early morning, e.g. 03:13 on 9/6.

2007 12+ at Straloch on 5/6; 20+ Dalreoch, Enochdhu.

2006 Fairly scarce compared with 2003-05.

2005 Common.

 

House Martin  Delichon urbicum


2017 Noted around human habitation including Straloch, Enochdhu, Kirkmichael and Pitlochry; 2 abandoned nests, rear of Kindrogan House; 10+, feeding over field adjacent to Kindrogan Field Centre, 10/6.

2016 Noted around human habitation including Straloch, Enochdhu, Kirkmichael and Pitlochry; 3 AON, rear of Kindrogan House (nests completed); 2 AON, Cotterston, 8/6; 2, Davan, 8/6; 4, Straloch Loch, 8/6.

2015 Noted around human habitation including Straloch, Enochdhu, Kirkmichael and Pitlochry; 2 AON, rear of Kindrogan House; Pr, nest-building, front of Kindrogan House; 8, Straloch Loch, 10/6.

2014 Noted around human habitation including Straloch, Enochdhu, Kirkmichael and Pitlochry; 3 AON, Kindrogan House, two at the rear, one at the front.

2013 Noted around human habitation including Straloch, Enochdhu, Kirkmichael and Pitlochry; 1 AON, on rear of Kindrogan House; 8, Dalreoch, 5/6.

12, River Ardle, Kirkmichael, 6/6.

2012 Single nest at the field centre. Fairly common in Pitlochry and Kirkmichael; max count of 25 at West Lodge on 14/6.

2011 Single nest at the field centre. Fairly common in Pitlochry and Kirkmichael; 8+ at Straloch on 16/6.

2010 Single nest at the field centre. Minimum of 4 at Straloch on 15/6, nesting in cottages here. Fairly common in Pitlochry and Kirkmichael.

2009 Two birds over the field centre on most days. Feeding/nesting birds noted around various habitations in Strathardle on 16/6 with a maximum of 8 at Straloch Loch.

2008 None present at the field centre though three partial nests remain. Minimum of 10 at Straloch on 12/6, nesting in cottages here. Fairly common in Pitlochry and Kirkmichael.

2007 Common in Pitlochry; 4 at Straloch 5/6.

2006 Fairly scarce compared with 2003-05.

2005 Three pairs nesting at field centre. Pairs breeding around habitations throughout Strathardle & Glen Brerachan.

 

Tree Pipit  Anthus trivialis


2017 Already colonising recently felled forestry where isolated birches have been left standing; 8 singing mm, Kindrogan Hill, 13/6; 1 singing m, curling pond, between field centre and West Lodge, 18/06; 1 singing m, Straloch, 14/6; 2 singing mm, Cateran Trail through Calamanch Wood, 15/6.

2016 Already colonising recently felled forestry where isolated birches have been left standing; 3 singing mm, birch wood near Ceanghline, east end of Glen Brerachan, 8/6; 4 singing mm, A924, West Lodge-Enochdhu, 8/6; 3 singing mm, in new clearfell (Mar 2016) with lone birches, Kindrogan Hill, 9/6; 1 singing m, Tullochcurran Loch, 9/6.

2015 3, with food for young, cemetery clear-fell, Kindrogan Hill, 6/6; 4-5 displaying mm, clear-fell on north-east side of Kindrogan Hill, around the cemetery, all week; 4 singing mm, curling pond to West Lodge, 10/6.

2014 1 displaying m, curling pond, 7/6; 4 singing mm, clear-fell around cemetery on north-east side of Kindrogan Hill (NO 055625), 11/6; 1 displaying m, West Lodge, 03:58h, 12/6.

2013 More common than usual this year; 1 displaying m, West Lodge entrance on 1/6; 1 displaying m, Straloch Loch on 1/6; 2 singing mm, Moulin Burn, 3/6; 7+ singing mm, clear-fell around cemetery on north-east side of Kindrogan Hill (NO 055625), 4/6; 2 singing mm in birch wood (NO 030637) at east end of Glen Brerachan, 4/6; 2 singing mm, Cateran Trail from Enochdhu to Kirkmichael, 4/6; 5 singing mm, between field centre and Balnald, 6/6; 4+ singing mm, in clear-fell on north-west side of Kindrogan Hill (NO 038628), 6/6.

2012 Common in birch woodland in Glen Brerachan and Strathardle. Five singing males around the graveyard clearfell. Often singing within metres of Meadow Pipits in differing adjacent habitats. Two singing males in clear-fell on Moulin-Ben Vrackie trail.

2011 Common in birch woodland in Glen Brerachan and Strathardle. Six singing males around the graveyard clearfell.

2010 Common in birch woodland in Glen Brerachan and Strathardle. b/3 at curling pond birch woodland on 15/6.

2009 At least 4 displaying mm in the re-stock on Kindrogan Hill, above the field centre. Another singing male on the re-stock SW of the trig point on Kindrogan Hill. Displaying male holding territory in the birch woodland around the curling pond. Displaying male at West Lodge road end on 16/6. Two displaying males on birch woodland in Glen Brerachan (NO 029637) on 16/6. Several displaying males in Glen Fearn

2008 Four singing males in the clear fell area. Widespread in birch woodand patches from the curling pond to Glen Brerachan.

2007 Displaying birds in birch woodland patches in Strathardle & Glen Brerachan inc clear fell at graveyard.

2006 Displaying birds in birch woodland patches in Strathardle. Displaying male in clear fell area around graveyard on Kindrogan Hill.

2005 Displaying birds in birch woodland patches in Strathardle & Glen Brerachan.

 

Meadow Pipit  Anthus pratensis


2017 Common, trail to Carn an Tuirc, 12/6; Fairly common, east end of Glen Brerachan, 14 /06; Common, Catern trail to Spittal of Glenshee, 15/6.

2016 10+ displaying, east end of Glen Brerachan, 8/6.

2015 2 prs, around trig point on Kindrogan Hill (NO 047627), 7/6 -collecting food for young; Common, Ben Vrackie, 8/6.

1, near Tullochcurran Lochan, 10/6; 12 singing mm, along moorland trail up to Ben Vrackie, 8/6; Nest with c/5 found by student at c750 metres on Ben Vrackie, 8/6.

2014 2-3 prs, around trig point on Kindrogan Hill (NO 047627), 7/6; Common, Ben Vrackie, 8/6; Many displaying, Glen Brerachan, 04:08h, 12/6.

2013 1 singing m, in Juncus field, Straloch PS on 1/6; 2 prs, around trig point on Kindrogan Hill (NO 047627), 2/6; Common, Ben Vrackie, 3/6.

2012 Common in Glen Brerachan, Straloch, Creag na Cuinneige, and Ben Vrackie. Four singing male in restock on NE side of Kindrogan Hill. At least one pair around trig point on Kindrogan Hill. Several adults with food for young on Ben Vrackie.

2011 Common in Glen Brerachan and Ben Vrackie. Four singing male in restock on NE side of Kindrogan Hill. Several adults with food for young on Ben Vrackie; fledgling found at trackside.

2010 Common in Glen Brerachan and Ben Vrackie. Three displaying males over juncus marsh at east end of Glen Brerachan on 17/6.

2009 At least three pairs around the trig point on Kindrogan Hill; feeding young in the nest on 14/6. Common in Glen Brerachan on 16/6 with birds song-flighting very close to song-flighting Tree Pipits in adjacent birch woodland. Common in Glen Fearnach.

2008 At least two pairs feeding young around the trig point in heather moorland on Kindrogan Hill. Common in Glen Brerachan and Ben Vrackie.

2007 Abundant in Glen Brerachan, Moulin Moor & Ben Vrackie.

2006 Displaying bird on Kindrogan Hill where also mobbing a Cuckoo 4/6.

2005 Displaying birds in Glen Brerachan.

 

Grey Wagtail  Motacilla cinerea


2017 1, River Ardle, between Enochdhu and Kirkmichael, near Dalnagairn Cottages, 12/6; f + juv, River Ardle, Kirmichael, 12/6; 1, Alt Fearnach, 13/6; ad + juv, Tarvie Burn, Glen Brerachan, 14/6.

2016 1, River Ardle, Kindrogan Field Centre, 5/6; Ad + juv, Brerachan Water, near West Lodge, 8/6.

2015 Ad, River Ardle near walled garden 7/6 (TB); Ad + juv, Kindrogan Bridge, River Ardle, 12/6; m, River Ardle, upstream of Kindrogan field centre, 10/6.

2014 Female, Kindrogan Bridge, River Ardle, Enochdhu, 7/6; 1, Tarvie Burn mouth, Glen Brerachan, 12/6

2013 No birds located on the River Ardle, between the field centre and Enochdhu.

2012 Scarce; single adults noted along the River Ardle.

2011 Scarce; single adults noted along the River Ardle.

2010 Birds noted on the River Ardle at the field centre, Enochdhu and Kirkmichael.

2009 Juvenile on the bridge at West Lodge/Brerachan Water on 16/6.

2008 Birds noted on the River Ardle at the field centre, Enochdhu and Kirkmichael. One flew over the Co-Op in Pitlochry on 9/6.

2007 Juv on River Ardle at the front lawn 2/6; juv at Enochdhu on 2/6; 3 juvs on track at East Balnald 5/6; pr Kirkmichael 6/6.

2006 Pairs on River Ardle, north of centre, East Lodge & Enochdhu. Female + juv at Kirkmichael, 6/6.

2005 Pairs on River Ardle at East Lodge & Enochdhu.

 

Pied Wagtail  Motacilla alba


2017 m + b/3 fledged, The Steading, Kindrogan Field Centre, all week. Female incubating second brood; Common, east end of Glen Brerachan; 6, A924 Straloch-Enochdhu, 14/6; pr + b/3, Tarvie Burn, Glen Brerachan, 14/6.

2016 2, Loch of the Lowes, 6/6; Pr + b/4 fledged, The Steading, Kindrogan Field Centre, 7/6; Common, east end of Glen Brerachan, 8/6; M + b/2, Straloch Loch, 8/6.

2015 Pr + juv, Kindrogan Bridge, River Ardle, 6/6; Pr + b/2, Steading, Kindrogan Field Centre, 6/6. Later oobserved throughout week in field to west; Juv, Straloch Loch, 10/6.

2014 Abundant, east end of Glen Brerachan, 6/6; Pr, nesting in the Steading, Kindrogan Field Centre; Several pairs, with food for young, Glen Brerachan, 12/6.

2013 Pr, River Ardle at the walled garden on 1/6; Pr, River Ardle at Kindrogan Bridge on 1/6; 1, Straloch Loch, 1/6; Also noted at Kirkmichael and Pitlochry.

2012 Male regular around The Steading/Coppock Building - female incubating?; adult with juvenile at Moulin Hotel on 11/6, pair with food for young at Straloch on 14/6.

2011 Pair collecting nest-lining material for nest in The Steading/Coppock Building; pair with food for young at Straloch on 16/6.

2010 Several birds observed with food for young throughout Strathardle. Pair at field centre on second brood.

2009 Pair nesting in the Steading/Ardle Building. Noted in Moulin and Pitlochry. Pairs or singing mm noted at Davan, Glen Brerachan, Straloch PS, Tulloch and Enochdhu on 16/6.

2008 Singing males at the field centre and Straloch. Several birds observed with food for young throughout Strathardle.

2007 Pr nesting in pipe at field centre, 2 prs at Straloch.

2006 Fairly common inc pr +b/2 at field centre; pr + b/3 Straloch Loch 8/6.

2005 Fairly common. Pr +b/2 at Kindrogan Field Centre.

 

Dipper  Cinclus cinclus


2017 ad, River Ardle, Kirkmichael, 12/6; juv, Tarvie Burn, Glen Brerachan, 14/6; ad, River Ardle, just downstrem of field centre, 15/6; 1, River Ardle, Kirkmichael, 15/6 (TB et al); ad, River Ardle, Kindrogan Bridge, Enochdhu, 16/6.

2016 None located this year.

2015 Ad, River Ardle, Kindrogan Field Centre, 6-11/6; Fledged juv, Kindrogan Bridge, River Ardle, 6/6.

2014 Pr, River Ardle at Kirkmichael, 11/6; 1, confluence of Tarvie Burn/Glen Brerachan, 12/6.

2013 Ad, River Ardle, near artificial Dipper nest box between field centre and Kindrogan Bridge on 1/6; Juv, River Ardle at Kindrogan Bridge on 1/6; Ad, in roadside burn, Riverside Apartment Hotel, Pitlochry, 3/6; 1, flew downstream at West Lodge bridge, Brerachan Water, 4/6.

2012 Pair feeding young in the nest under Kindrogan Bridge (second brood); second territory to west of the field centre; adult on River Ardle at Kirkmichael on 14/6.

2011 Pair present in territory at Kindrogan Bridge; adult on the tiny burn at Moulin Inn 13/6; juvenile on the River Ardle on 15/6; adult carrying food to young in the nest at Kirkmichael.

2010 Pair feeding young in old nest from previous years below Kindrogan Bridge at Enochdhu.

2009 Ad + juv at Kindrogan Bridge, and another heard on the River Ardle nearer the field centre on 13/6. Juv noted at Kindrogan Bridge and an adult on the River Ardle below the field centre on 16/6.

2008 Three territories located at Enochdhu, the field centre and Brerachan Water. Nest with incubating female on second clutch under Kindrogan Bridge.

2007 Two territories found around field centre & Enochdhu. Juvenile on River Ardle at walled garden.

2006 Two territories found around field centre & Enochdhu.

2005 Pairs noted on the River Ardle at Enochdhu & Brerachan Water.

 

Wren  Troglodytes troglodytes


2017 Common.

Singing at field centre from 03:42h on 13/6; 03:45 on 14/6 (both mornings overcast with low mist); 4 singing mm, in Juncus/Raspberry areas of Sitka Spruce clearfell, Kindrogan Hill, 13/6; 8 singing mm, in more recent clearfell on NE side of Kindrogan Hill, 13/6; 4 singing mm, Kindrogan Field Centre to West Lodge, 13/6; 4 singing mm, A924 Straloch-Enochdhu, 14/6.

2016 Fairly common; Several singing, Loch of the Lowes, 6/6; Singing at field centre from 03:32h on 7/6; 03:38 on 8/6; 17 singing mm, along 4.5 km of forest track, south side of Kindrogan Hill, 9/6.

2015 Fairly common; Singing mm, between 650-750m on Ben Vrackie, 8/6; Singing at field centre from 03:24h on 9/6; 03:30h on 10/6.

2014 Fairly common, e.g. 6 singing mm between field centre and West Lodge; Singing from 03:28h on 9/6, 03:27h on 10/6; 2 singing mm, between 650-750m on Ben Vrackie, 9/6.

2013 Fairly common; Singing from 03:36 on 3/6; 03:35 on 5/6; Singing m, in heather/boulder scree at 660m on Ben Vrackie, 3/6.

2012 Still less common compared with pre-2010. One singing on high slopes of Ben Vrackie at 656 to 675 metres in bare heather/rock on 11/6. Singing at the field centre from 04:01 on 11/6, 04:01 on 12/6, 03:49 on 13/6.

2011 Still less common than previous years - local population hit by second hard winter weather? None heard singing on high slopes of Ben Vrackie. Singing from 03:42 on 16/6.

2010 Less common than previous years - local population hit by hard winter weather? Singing from 03:36 on 15/6 and 03:36 on 16/6 - same individual! None heard singing on high slopes of Ben Vrackie for the first time on eight June visits since 2003.

2009 Common. Singing males heard up to 800 metres in thick heather/bracken gullies on Ben Vrackie on 15/6.

2008 Common. Singing from 03:38 on 9/6. Also singing close to summit of Ben Vrackie.

2007 Common. Singing from 03:41 on 6/6. Also singing close to summit of Ben Vrackie.

2006 Common.

2005 Common.

 

Dunnock  Prunella modularis


2017 Fairly common from Enochdu to West Lodge, Straloch, Tulloch, and clear-fell/re-stock/forest edge around Kindrogan Hill; 2 singing mm, Kindrogan Field Centre, all week; 2 singing mm, Cateran Trail, between Enochdhu and Dirnanean Home Farm, 15/6.

2016 Fairly common in clear-fell/re-stock/forest edge around Kindrogan Hill, including trig-point; 3 singing mm, Kindrogan Field Centre; Singing at field centre from 03:38h on 7/6; 03:51 on 8/6; 1 singing m, Tigh na Croft, 8/6; 1 singing m, in new clearfell (Mar 2016) with lone birches, Kindrogan Hill, 9/6.

2015 Fairly common in clear-fell/re-stock/forest edge around Kindrogan Hill, including trig-point; 1 singing m, Kindrogan Field Centre, all week; Common in Pitlochry gardens, 8/6; 2 singing mm, Moulin trail from car park to start of Ben Vrackie trail, 8/6.

2014 Scarce - most birds in clear-fell forest edge; 2 singing mm, near cemetery, 8/6; 4 singing mm, Cateran Trail between Enochdhu and Kirkmichael, 11/6.

2013 Scarce - most birds in clear-fell forest edge; 1 singing m, Kindrogan House, all week; 1 singing m, at curling pond on 1/6; 1 singing m, Kirkmichael bridge, 5/6; 1 singing m, Strathardle Inn, Kirkmichael, 6/6; 1 singing m, Pitlochry train station, 7/6.

2012 Fairly common than usual this year. Singing males at Kindrogan Bridge, Enochdhu, walled garden (2), front lawn, curling pond, Davan (feeding young 14/6), Straloch Loch, Cateran trail between Enochdhu and Kirkmichael, Moulin-Ben Vrackie walk, and in Pitlochry gardens (3 singing mm between Moulin Hotel and Pitlochry Co-Op).

2011 More common than usual this year. Singing males at Kindrogan Bridge, Enochdhu, walled garden (2), Moulin-Ben Vrackie walk (3), and in Pitlochry gardens.

2010 Two singing males at Enochdu, one singing male at Davan. Absent elsewhere.

2009 Singing birds located in the re-stock on Kindrogan Hill, Enochdhu, Davan, Straloch Loch, Straloch PS, Tulloch, Moulin, and lower Glen Fearnach.

2008 Scarce - only singing birds at Davan, Enochdhu and near the field centre.

2007 Scarce - only singing birds at West Lodge. Also in Pitlochry.

2006 Slighly more common than last year.

2005 Scarce. Only three singing males heard at Straloch, Enochdhu & Glen Brerachan.

 

Robin  Erithacus rubecula


2017 Common. Several fledged broods noted; Singing at field centre from 03:15h on 13/6, 03:18 on 14/6 (both mornings overcast with low mist).

2016 Common. Several fledged broods noted; Fledged brood, Loch of the Lowes, 6/6; Singing at field centre from 03:02h on 7/6, 03:15 on 8/6; 18 singing mm, along 4.5 km of forest track, south side of Kindrogan Hill, 9/6.

2015 Common. Several fledged broods noted; Singing at field centre from 03:09h on 9/6; 03:04h on 10/6; Fledged brood, Moulin trail from car park to start of Ben Vrackie trail, 8/6; Last heard singing at 22:46h, 8/6.

2014 Common. Several fledged broods noted; Singing from 03:11h on 9/6, 03:14h on 10/6, 03:09h on 11/6.

2013 Common. Singing from 02:52 on 3/6; 03:05 on 5/6. Last song at dusk heard at 22:19 on 3/6; Fledged brood heard, Moulin Burn, 3/6; Several fledged broods noted on 6/6.

2012 Several fledged broods around the field centre. Singing from 03:21 on 11/6, 03:09 on 12/6, 03:04 on 13/6.

2011 Several fledged broods around the field centre on 12/6. Singing from 03:18 on 13/6, 03:03 on 14/6, 03:12 on 15/6, 03:10 on 16/6.

2010 Less common than previous years - local population hit by hard winter weather?; b/3 at walled garden each day. Singing from 03:03 on 15/6; singing from 02:9h on 16/6.

2009 Common. Juveniles noted at various sites.

2008 Common. Singing from 03:01 on 9/6. Good numbers of fledglings around.

2007 Common. Singing from 03:11 on 6/6.

2006 Common.

2005 Common.

 

Redstart  Phoenicurus phoenicurus


2017 1 calling, curling pond, between field centre and West Lodge, 13/6; 2 singing mm, birch wood near Ceanghline, east end of Glen Brerachan, 14/6

2016 3 singing mm, Loch of the Lowes, 6/6; Female with food for young, Loch of the Lowes, 6/6; 3 singing mm, birch wood near Ceanghline, east end of Glen Brerachan, 8/6; 1 singing m, Cotterton-Straloch House, 8/6.

2015 Singing m, clear-fell with a few Silver Birches, south-east of cemetery (NO 057625), 9/6-11/6 at least; Singing m, Silver Birch wood at east end of Glen Brerachan (NO 030637), 10/6.

2014 Singing m, birch wood at east end of Glen Brerachan (NO 030637), 12/6.

2013 2 singing males (at least one paired) in birch wood (NO 030637) at east end of Glen Brerachan, 4/6.

2012 Two singing males in open birch slopes at the east end of Glen Brerachan on 14/6.

2011 Two singing males in open birch slopes at the east end of Glen Brerachan on 16/6.

2010 Two singing males in open birch slopes at the east end of Glen Brerachan on 17/6.

2009 Two singing males on birch woodland in Glen Brerachan (NO 029637) on 16/6; singing male in lower Glen Fearnach on 18/6.

2008 Territorial birds in birch woodland patches in Strathardle & Glen Brerachan.

2007 Territorial birds in birch woodland patches in Strathardle & Glen Brerachan.

2006 Male along drive near fc 5/6; singing m at curling pond 04:17, 8/6.

2005 Territorial birds in birch woodland patches in Strathardle & Glen Brerachan.

 

Whinchat  Saxicola rubetra


2017 m, near war memorial, east end of Glen Brerachan, 9/6.

2016 1 singing m, near Ceanghline, east end of Glen Brerachan, 8/6.

2015 Pr, along moorland trail up to Ben Vrackie, 8/6.

2014 Singing m, west of war memorial, Glen Brerachan, 12/6.

2013 Singing male in heather between Moulin and Ben Vrackie, 3/6.

2012 Singing males at the east end of Glen Brerachan on 14/6.

2011 Two singing males at the east end of Glen Brerachan on 16/6.

2009 Pair nesting in juncus rush field at the eastern end of Glen Brerachan (NO 031636) - male singing (26 verses or strophes/min) from the edge of birch woodland and telelgraph wire; female collecting food for nestlings.

2007 Singing male in thick heather, Moulin Moor 8/6.

 

Stonechat  Saxicola torquata


2013 Singing male in heather between Moulin and Ben Vrackie, 3/6.

2012 Male on lower slopes of Ben Vrackie on 11/6.

2011 Male on lower slopes of Ben Vrackie on 13/6.

2010 Pair on lower slopes of Ben Vrackie on 14/6.

2009 Pair with 2 juvs on the lower slope of the walk up Ben Vrackie.

2008 Pair carrying food for young on the lower slope of Ben Vrackie on 9/6.

2007 2 juvs on walk up Ben Vrackie 4/6.

2006 Singing m Ben Vrackie, Pitlochry.

2005 Pr + b/2, Ben Vrackie, Pitlochry. 2prs, eastern end of Glen Brerachan.

 

Wheatear  Oenanthe oenanthe


2017 3, trail to Carn an Tuirc, 12/6.

2016 2 singing mm, Ceanghline-Creag na Cuinneige, east end of Glen Brerachan, 8/6.

2015 4 singing mm, along moorland trail up to Ben Vrackie, 8/6; f, at trig-point, Ben Vrackie, 8/6.

2014 m, Ben Vrackie, 9/6.

2013 2 singing mm, on scree slope below summit of Ben Vrackie, 3/6.

2012 Singing male at 656 metres on Ben Vrackie on 11/6.

2011 Singing male on Ben Vrackie on 13/6.

2010 Two pairs noted on Ben Vrackie.

2009 Several birds on the walk up Ben Vrackie on 15/6; two males in lower Glen Fearnach on 18/6.

2008 Pair feeding young in the nest near the summit of Ben Vrackie on 9/6.

2007 Several on Ben Vrackie, Pitlochry.

2006 Common on Ben Vrackie, Pitlochry.

2005 Common on Ben Vrackie, Pitlochry.

 

Ring Ouzel  Turdus torquatus


2017 pr, feeding young in the nest, start of trail; A93 Old Military Road to Carn an Tuirc (1019m), 12/6; m, further along trail to Carn an Tuirc (1019m), 12/6; 1 singing m, Elrig, Cateran Trail from Enochdhu to Spittal of Glenshee, 15/6.

2016 None seen this year.

2015 Singing at usual site, Ben Vrackie, 8/6. Also observed crossing the trail to the peak; Unsexed bird, seen briefly below in flight, Loch a Choire, Ben Vrackie, 8/6.

2014 Singing m, on triangular rock on skyline at 650m on Ben Vrackie, 9/6.

2013 Singing m, scree slope below Ben Vrackie summit, 3/6; Another, or the same male around the trig point on Ben Vrackie, 3/6.

2012 Three singing males (at least 2 paired) on Ben Vrackie on 11/6.

2011 Singing male at usual site on Ben Vrackie 13/6.

2010 Pair at usual site on Ben Vrackie 14/6.

2009 Singing male in Glen Fearnach on 18/6; male heard in the mist near the usual site on Ben Vrackie.

2008 Pair (inc singing male) at usual site on Ben Vrackie 9/6.

2007 Male at usual site on Ben Vrackie 4/6.

2006 Pair near summit of Ben Vrackie, Pitlochry, 5/6.

2005 Female near summit of Ben Vrackie, Pitlochry, 6/6.

 

Blackbird  Turdus merula


2017 Common; Singing at field centre from 03:16h on 13/6; 03:20 on 14/6 (both mornings overcast with low mist); f, collecting food for young, Enochdhu, 15/6.

2016 Common; Singing at field centre from 03:07h on 7/6; 03:22 on 8/6; 3 singing mm, along 4.5 km of forest track, south side of Kindrogan Hill, 9/6.

2015 Common; Singing at field centre from 03:15h on 9/6; 03:22h on 10/6.

2014 Common; Independent fledgling, curling pond, 10/6; Singing from 03:26h on 9/6, 03:27h on 10/6, 03:23h on 11/6.

2013 Common; Singing from 03:16 on 3/6; 03:21 on 5/6.

2012 Common. Singing from 03:36 on 11/6, 03:21 on 12/6, 03:17 on 13/6.

2011 Common. Singing from 03:30 on 13/6, 03:21 on 14/6, 03:26 on 15/6, 03:24 on 16/6.

2010 Common. Singing from 0315h on 15/6, 0314h on 16/6.

2009 Very common. b/2 in walled garden on 14/6; b/3 at Davan on 16/6.

2008 Very common. Singing from 03:19 on 9/6. A tame individual at Moulin Hotel on 9/6.

2007 Very common. b/2 on 2/6. Singing from 03:31 on 6/6.

2006 Very common.

2005 Very common.

 

Song Thrush  Turdus philomelus


2017 Common. Heard mimicking Oystercatcher, Jackdaw, and Green Woodpecker; Singing at field centre from 03:20h on 13/6; 03:24 on 14/6 (both overcast and misty mornings); 2 singing mm, in 8-9m restock, Kindrogan Hill, 13/6.

2016 Common. Heard mimicking Oystercatcher, Green Woodpecker and possible Nightingale/Thrush Nightingale; Singing at field centre from 03:10h on 7/6; 03:17 on 8/6; Still singing 23:05h, 6/6 (clear night). Last head 22:47, 7/6 (overcast night); 3 singing mm, along 4.5 km of forest track, south side of Kindrogan Hill, 9/6.

2015 Common; 2, adults collecting food, field on west side of Kindrogan field centre, 6/6; Singing at field centre from 03:14h on 9/6; 03:11h on 10/6; Still singing 23:05 on 7/6; One heard mimicking Oystercatcher calls, main entrance track, all week.

2014 Common; Singing from 03:16h on 9/6, 03:16h on 10/6, 03:11h on 11/6; One heard mimicking female Cuckoo's bubbling call from 03:20h on 9/6; The same individual was mimicking a Woodcock's "ogg-ogg-ogg" and Oystercatcher calls, 21:05-22:05h, 11/6.

2013 Common; Singing from 03:08 on 3/6; 03:14 on 5/6. Last song at dusk noted at 21:55 on 3/6; One individual mimicking Chaffinch, Curlew, Oystercatcher and Buzzard in its repertoire; Pr + b/4, on side lawn at field centre, 3/6.

2012 Common. Singing from 03:31 on 11/6, 02:59 on 12/6, 03:10 on 13/6. Often the only species singing continuously in the hour before sunset and later.

2011 Common. Singing from 03:27 on 13/6, 03:08 on 14/6, 03:18 on 15/6, 03:14 on 16/6. Continuing to sing during light rain at 17:00 on 11/6.

2010 Common. Singing from 03:16 on 15/6, 03:16 on 16/6. One bird incorporating Oystercatcher mimcry into its song.

2009 Common.

2008 Common. Singing from 02:55 on 9/6. One bird incorporating Curlew mimcry into its song.

2007 Common. Singing from 03:14 on 6/6. One bird incorporating GS Woodpecker 'kick' call into its song.

2006 Common.

2005 Common.

 

Mistle Thrush  Turdus viscivorus


2017 Noted at Kindrogan Field Centre, Enochdhu, curling pond, Balnald, Davan, West Lodge, Ceanghline, Straloch.

1 singing male, briefly 04:25-04:37, Kindrogan Hill, 13/6; 3, A924 Straloch-Enochdhu, 14/6.

2016 Noted at Kindrogan Field Centre, curling pond, Balnald, Davan, West Lodge, Ceanghline, Straloch; 1 singing male, near curling pond, 4/6.

2015 Several pairs in north end of Strathardle; Pr + b/4, field on west side of Kindrogan field centre, 6/6.

One late individual heard singing for a few minutes, Kindrogan Hill, 21:44h, 8/6.

Pr + b/3, clear-fell on Kindrogan Hill, above cemetery, 11/6.

2014 Several pairs in Strathardle; Singing m, Balnald, 03:49, 12/6.

2013 1, alarm calling between East Lodge and Kindrogan Bridge on 1/6; 1, with food for young at East/West Balnald on 1/6; Pr, in sycamores at field centre car park, 2/6; 1, in clear-fell around cemetery on Kindrogan Hill, 2/6; Pr, Cateran Trail between Enochdhu and Kirkmichael, 5/6.

2012 Fairly common. Fledglings noted at Dalreoch on 12/6, Balnald on 13/6.

2011 Fairly common. Most still feeding young in the nest. Pair with fledged juvenile at the curling pond on 13/6.

2010 Common. Most still feeding young in the nest. Fledgling at field centre on 13/6

2009 Common in Strathardle and Glen Brerachan. Fledgling at Balnald on 16/6.

2008 Common. A fledgling was repeatedly attached by three Jackdaws in a field adjacent to the field centre on 12/6.

2007 Common. Bird carrying food for young on 2/6; ad + 2 juvs Enochdu to Kirkmichael footpath (Cateran Trail) 6/6.

2006 Common.

2005 Common.

 

Grasshopper Warbler  Acrocephalus naevia


2017 1 singing, rough field just west of West Lodge, 12/6 (TB) & 14/6.

2011 Singing male in rank heather on Moulin-Ben Vrackie trail on 13/6; around a marshy stream with very small willows.

 

Sedge Warbler  Acrocephalus schoenobaenus


2017 1 singing, River Ardle between Davan and West Lodge, 11/6-14/6.

2012 Singing male present in rushy field east of Straloch Loch on 14/6.

2011 Singing males at the curling pond and east end of Glen Brerachan in rushy field. No birds in juncus rush field near West Lodge beside Brerachan Water this year.

2010 Singing male in juncus rush field near West Lodge beside Brerachan Water - this male/territory has been unpaired at this time of year for the last three seasons.

2009 Singing male in juncus rush field near West Lodge beside Brerachan Water 16/6.

2008 Singing male in juncus rush field immediately west of West Lodge beside Brerachan Water at 05:00 on 13/6.

 

Whitethroat  Sylvia communis


2017 1 singing m, Ceanghline, 14/6; 1 singing m, Cateran Trail, between Enochdhu and Dirnanean Home Farm, 15/6.

2016 1 singing m, east of Straloch, 8/6.

2015 Singing m, Cateran Trail near Kirkmichael, 10/6.

2014 Singing m, Cateran Trail near Kirkmichael, 11/6.

2013 Singing male, Kindrogan Bridge on 1/6; Singing male, cemetery on Kindrogan Hill, all week.

2012 Scarce this year with only a single singing male heard at Kindrogan Bridge/Enochdhu.

2011 Singing males holding territory at graveyard in clearfell, Kindrogan Bridge, Enochdhu, West Lodge/road end, east end of Glen Brerachin, Moulin-Ben Vrackie trail (2).

2010 Singing male holding territory at Enochdhu.

2009 Singing male in nettle/willowherb bed at Kindrogan Bridge all week.

2008 Singing male in nettle/willowherb bed at Kindrogan Bridge all week.

2007 Singing male at West Lodge 5/6; singing male along the Enochdu to Kirkmichael footpath (Cateran Trail) 6/6.

2005 Only one bird heard singing at Enochdhu.

 

Garden Warbler  Sylvia borin


2017 1 singing m, Ceanghline, 14/6.

2016 None heard around Kindrogan field centre this year.

2015 None heard around Kindrogan field centre this year; 2 singing mm, in re-stock, Moulin trail from car park to start of Ben Vrackie trail, 8/6.

2014 Singing individuals at walled garden, front lawn, curling pond, Ceanghline; Singing from 03:50h on 10/6.

2013 Singing from 03:32 on 3/6; 03:42 on 5/6; Singing males located at walled garden (2), Kindrogan House, East Lodge, curling pond, Enochdhu, Cateran Trail between Enochdhu and Kirkmichael.

2012 Singing males at the walled garden, front lawn, Kindrogan Bridge. Singing from 04:04 on 11/6, 03:47 on 12/6.

2011 Singing males at the walled garden, front lawn, Kindrogan Bridge, curling pond and Tullochcurran. Pair carrying food for young at the walled garden on 11/6. Singing from 03:48 on 13/6, 03:26 on 14/6, 03:44 on 15/6, 03:29 on 16/6.

2010 Three singing mm located. Singing from 03:24 on 16/6.

2009 One singing at Enochdhu on 16/6.

2008 Several singing mm. Singing from 03:44 on 11/6.

2007 Several singing mm. Singing from 03:59 on 6/6.

2006 Several singing mm.

2005 Only one bird heard singing at Enochdhu.

 

Blackcap  Sylvia atricapilla


2017 Fairly common. Heard at Kindrogan Field Centre, Davan, Cotterston, Straloch, Enochdhu, East Lodge, Tulloch.

2016 Fairly common. Heard at Kindrogan Field Centre, Davan, Cotterston, Straloch, Enochdhu, East Lodge, Tulloch; Several singing, Loch of the Lowes, 6/6; Singing at field centre from 03:36h on 7/6; 03:45 on 8/6.

2015 Fairly common; Singing at field centre from 03:49h on 9/6; 03:43h on 10/6; 1 singing m, Moulin trail from car park to start of Ben Vrackie trail, 8/6.

2014 Fairly common; Singing from 03:38h on 10/6.

2013 Scarce around the field centre this year - only two singing males located; Elsewhere: 2 singing mmm, Kirkmichael, 5/6.

2012 Common with 12+ singing mm between Enochdhu-Kindrogan Field Centre-Straloch. Also heard at Kirkmichael, Pitlochry, and Moulin. Singing from 03:43 on 12/6, 03:22 on 13/6.

2011 12+ singing mm between Enochdhu-Kindrogan Field Centre-Straloch. Singing from 03:56 on 14/6; 03:58 on 15/6, 03:57 on 16/6.

2010 Better numbers than usual: 10+ singing mm.

2009 Fairly common; around 7 singing males located in Strathardle between Enochdhu and West Lodge.

2008 Several singing mm. Singing from 03:54 on 9/6.

2007 Several singing mm. One singing at Pitlochry station 1/6, 8/6. Singing from 03:47 on 6/6.

2006 Several singing mm.

2005 Scarce this year. Single bird heard at the field centre.

 

Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix


2014 Unpaired singing male in tree-fall area in mossy spruce plantation (with sycamore/beech edge) near Balnald 10-12/6. Song composition: 84% trills, 16% tew-tew-tew (100 strophes in total in 27.5 mins during light rain).

2011 Singing male holding territory all week in open spruce forest (with larch/birch edge) at the East/West Balbald all week

2008 One singing near the curling pond on 7/6 (AW). Another singing in birch/oak mix near East Lodge on 7/6.

2006 Terrtorial male in beech woodland strip along track to curling pond.

 

Chiffchaff  Phylloscopus collybita


2017 1 singing m, near East Lodge, 10/6; 1 singing m, cemetery clearfell, Kindrogan Hill, 13/6.

2016 More noted than usual; 1 singing m, Pitlochry railway station, 3/6; 2 singing mm, clearfell around cemetery, Kindrogan Hill, all week; 1 singing m, East Lodge, 4/6; 1 singing mm, car park of Kindrogan Field Centre, 6/6-9/6.

2015 2 singing mm, Moulin trail from car park to start of Ben Vrackie trail, 8/6; 1 singing m, curling pond, 10/6, 11/6; 1 singing m, Kindrogan field centre, 10/6-12/6.

2014 Singing male on the trail from Moulin to start of Ben Vrackie trail, 9/6; Singing m, in large beach on woodland edge near the cemetery, Kindrogan Hill, 11/6.

2011 Singing male present all week on the slope opposite the main entrance; singing from 03:43 on 14/6, 04:09 on 15/6, and 04:03 on 16/6.

2009 Three singing birds noted at Enochdhu, East Lodge and the field centre.

2008 A singing male present daily from the track between the main drive and the clear fell.

2006 Singing m in car park, 05:40, 7/6.

 

Willow Warbler  Phylloscopus trochilus


2017 Fairly common.

Pair with food for young, walled garden, Kindrogan Field Centre, 11/6; Singing at field centre from 04:01 on 13/6; 04:12 on 14/6 (both mornings overcast with low mist); 8 singing mm, Kindrogan Field Centre to West Lodge, 13/6; 8 singing mm, A924 Straloch-Enochdhu, 13/6; 3 singing mm, Cateran Trail, between Enochdhu and Dirnanean Home Farm, 15/6; pr, with food for young, Cateran Trail, between Enochdhu and Dirnanean Home Farm, 15/6; 8 singing mm, Cateran Trail from Dirnanean Home Farm through Calamanch Wood, 15/6.

2016 Fairly common; Several singing, Loch of the Lowes, 6/6; Singing at field centre from 03:55 on 7/6; 04:03 on 8/6; 9 singing mm, A924 Straloch-Enochdhu, 8/6; 9 singing mm, along 4.5 km of forest track, south side of Kindrogan Hill, 9/6; Adult with food for young, clearfell on north side of Kindrogan Hill, 9/6.

2015 Common; Singing at Kindrogan field centre until 20:56h, 9/6

2014 Common; 11 singing mm, between field centre at West Lodge, 10/6; Singing from 03:57 on 11/6.

2013 Common; Singing from 03:56 on 5/6.

2012 Common with a minimum of 20 singing mm around the clearfell/re-stock on NE side of Kindrogan Hill; 15+ singing males between Kindrogan Bridge and West Lodge. Also heard at Straloch, along the Catern Trail between Enochdhu and Kirkmichael (8 singing mm), and the start of the Moulin trail to Ben Vrackie. Singing from 03:55 on 11/6, 03:50 on 12/6, 03:38 on 13/6.

2011 Common this year with a minimum of 25 singing mm around the cleafell and restock on NE side of Kindrogan Hill; 15+ singing males between Kindrogan Bridge and West Lodge (including two at the walled garden). Singing from 03:34 on 14/6, 03:49 on 15/6, 03:38 on 16/6.

2010 Several singing mm around the field centre and more widespread in birch areas. Singing from 03:29 on 16/6.

2009 A few singing males noted at various sites with maximum of 4 mm at curling pond on 16/6.

2008 Several singing mm around the field centre and more widespread in birch areas.

2007 5-6 singing mm around the field centre. Singing from 03:52 on 6/6.

2006 More common than last year.

2005 Widespread but less common than last year.

 

Goldcrest  Regulus regulus


2017 Common in forested areas of Kindrogan Hill, including 7-8 metre high re-stock; Singing at field centre from 03:27h, 13/6; 03:37, 14/6; Fledged brood, Kindrogan Hill, 13/6; Fledged brood, East Lodge, 15/6.

2016 Common in forested areas of Kindrogan Hill, including 6-7 metre high re-stock; Singing at field centre from 03:36h, 7/6; 7 singing mm, along 4.5 km of forest track, south side of Kindrogan Hill, 9/6.

2015 Common in forested areas of Kindrogan Hill, including 4-5 metre high re-stock; Singing at field centre from 03:35h on 9/6; 03:37h on 10/6.

2014 Common in forested areas of Kindrogan Hill; Singing from 03:38h on 9/6, 03:35h on 10/6, 03:29h on 11/6.

2013 Common in forested areas of Kindrogan Hill; Singing from 03:38 on 3/6; 03:39 on 5/6.

2012 Common in both coniferous stands and mixed woodland areas. Four fledged broods along the main drive between field centre and Kindrogan Bridge on 09/6. Singing from 03:46 on 11/6, 03:55 on 12/6, 04:11 on 13/6.

2011 Common in coniferous areas. Three fledged broods observed around the field centre on 11/6; 2 singing male at Straloch on 16/6. Singing from 03:23 on 14/6, 03:37 on 15/6, 03:33 on 16/6.

2010 Much less common this year. No territory at our usual 'dawn chorus' site for the first time since monitoring began in 2003. Three singing male heard along the Cateran Trail between Dalreoch and Kirkmichael.

2009 Very common in coniferous forestry. b/5 noted along the River Ardle in the deciduous (alder, hazel, birch, cherry, rowan) riverine strip bordering the conifer plantation.

2008 Very common in coniferous forestry. Singing from 03:23 on 9/6.

2007 Very common in coniferous forestry. Singing from 03:35 on 6/6.

2006 Very common in coniferous patches of all sizes.

2005 Very common in coniferous patches of all sizes.

 

Spotted Flycatcher  Muscicapa striata


2017 Fewer singing mm or pairs noted this year at: Kindrogan Field Centre, cemetery clearfell, East Lodge, curling pond, Creagh Thearlaich (nest in spruce stump); Perhaps less obvious at this stage of the breeding season - one week later than last year.

2016 Singing mm or pairs noted at: Kindrogan Field Centre (2), cemetery clearfell (2), East Lodge (incubating in gutter), curling pond, Davan, West Lodge, Straloch Loch, Loch of the Lowes (2).

2015 Singing mm or pairs noted at: Kindrogan field centre walled garden, Kindrogan field centre car park, track from field centre to curling pond (3), Balanald, Davan, West Lodge, Straloch Loch (3); 3 singing mm, Moulin trail from car park to start of Ben Vrackie trail, 8/6.

2014 Singing mm or pairs noted at: track between field centre and curling pond, birches at curling pond, Davan, West Lodge.

2013 More common this year than any previous year; Singing males noted at the field centre (4), clear-fell areas on Kindrogan Hill (4+), field centre-curling pond track (3), Cateran Trail between Enochdhu and Kirkmichael (3), Balnald, Davan, West Lodge, Straloch, Glen Brerachan, East Lodge, Enochdhu, Kirkmichael. Singing from 04:01 on 3/6; 04:11 on 5/6.

2012 Pairs or singles noted at the field centre (3 territories), graveyard in clearfell, Kindrogan Bridge, East Lodge, curling pond, Balnald, Davan, West Lodge, East Lodge and eastern end of Glen Brerachan, Straloch Loch, Kirkmichael. Singing from 04:27 on 11/6, 04:05 on 12/6, 03:59 on 13/6.

2011 Pairs or singles noted at the field centre (3 territories), graveyard in clearfell, Enochdhu (2), East Lodge, curling pond (2), Balnald, Davan, West Lodge, East Lodge and eastern end of Glen Brerachan. Also noted at Moulin. Singing from 03:32 on 13/6, 03:48 on 14/6, 03:54 on 16/6.

2010 Pairs or singles noted at the field centre (3 territories), Enochdhu (2), East Lodge, curling pond, Balnald, Davan, West Lodge and eastern end of Glen Brerachan. Also noted at Moulin. Singing from 03:42 on 15/6, 03:42 on 16/6.

2009 Pairs or singing males noted at the field centre car park, curling pond, Davan, West Lodge, Glen Brerachan, Straloch PS, Woodend, Enochdhu and East Lodge.

2008 4 singing mm around the field centre, 2-3 singing mm at Enochdhu, and 2 singing mm at Davan.

2007 5 singing mm/prs around the field centre. Singing from 03:22 on 6/6.

2006 Fairly common throughout Strathardle.

2005 Fairly common throughout Strathardle & Glen Brerachan, even in small conifer patches.

 

Pied Flycatcher  Ficedula hypoleuca


2014 Singing male, from car park oaks from 07:25h on 7/6. Had bred this season according to MJ.

2012 Unpaired male holding territory all week between the oaks in the field centre car park and slope opposite the west car park entrance. A second male was singing further along the main drive towards the curling pond on 14/6.

2008 Female observed briefly in oaks next to the track/car park at 20:55 on 11/6.

 

Long-tailed Tit  Aegithalos caudatus


2017 pr + b/12, East Lodge, 10/6 (TB et al); Fledged brood, heard, Cateran Trail, between Enochdhu and Dirnanean Home Farm, 15/6.

2016 Pr + b/8, end of front lawn, Kindrogan Field Centre, 4/6; 1, Loch of the Lowes, 6/6; Pr + b/5, curling pond, 8/6.

2015 No birds located.

2014 No birds located.

2013 3, Moulin Burn, 3/6.

2012 Brood of 9 at West Lodge on 14/6. Heard on the trail from Moulin-Ben Vrackie woodland trail on 11/6.

2011 Flock of 15 (mostly juveniles) at Kindrogan Bridge on 14/6; pair at the curling pond on 14/6; flock of 6+ at the curling pond on 15/6. Heard on the trail from Moulin-Ben Vrackie.

2010 Flock of 2 ads and 10 juvs at Enochdhu on 14/6; flock of 20+ (mostly juvs) above Moulin on 14/6.

2009 Several broods noted.

2008 Fairly common. b/4 near front lawn on 8/6. Another larger brood ar curling pond on 12/6.

2007 Fairly common. 22 (mostly juvs) at curling pond 5/6.

2006 Common.

2005 Common.

 

Coal Tit  Periparus ater


2017 Fairly common in coniferous areas in Strathardle and Kindrogan Hill; Regular at feeding stations, Kindrogan Field Station; Fledged brood, Tulloch, 14/6.

2016 Fairly common in coniferous areas in Strathardle and Kindrogan Hill; Up to 3 regular at feeding station, Kindrogan Field Station.

2015 Fairly common in coniferous areas in Strathardle and Kindrogan Hill.

2014 Fairly common in coniferous areas in Strathardle and Kindrogan Hill; Singing from 03:53h on 10/6, 04:11h on 11/6.

2013 Fairly common in coniferous areas in Strathardle and Kindrogan Hill; Occasional at feeders around the field centre.

1, main street in Kirkmichael, 5/6.

2012 Common in coniferous zones. Regular at centre feeders, though less so than Blue/Great Tit.

2011 Common in coniferous zones. Fledged brood at East Lodge on 11/6.

2010 Fairly common. Brood near East Lodge on 12/6. Also noted at feeders.

2009 Common in coniferous zones and at peanut feeders around the field centre.

2008 Common. Also noted at feeders.

2007 Common. Also noted at feeders.

2006 Common.

2005 Common.

 

Blue Tit  Cyanistes caeruleus


2017 Common; Using nest boxes and feeders around the field centre; Several fledged broods noted.

2016 Common; Using nest boxes and feeders around the field centre.

2015 Common; Using nest boxes and feeders around the field centre. Most chicks still in the nest; Pr + b/5, fledged, Kindrogan field centre, 9/6.

2014 Common; Using nest boxes and feeders around the field centre.

2013 Common; Using nest boxes and feeders around the field centre.

2012 Common and using several nest boxes present. Regular at feeders.

2011 Common and using several nest boxes present. Pair with brood in artificial Swift box on Kindrogan House. Pair nesting in brickwork of walled garden. Several fledged broods around the field centre on 12/6. Also noted at feeders.

2010 Common and using several nest boxes present. Pair nesting in brickwork of walled garden. Also noted at feeders.

2009 Common and using several nest boxes present. Pairs nesting in brickwork of walled garden. Feldged brood at East Lodge on 16/6.

2008 Common and using several nest boxes present. Pair nesting in brickwork of walled garden, another in a short sycamore stump near Davan. Also noted at feeders. One became trapped in my room on 11/6 - released unharmed.

2007 Common.

2006 Common.

2005 Common.

 

Great Tit  Parus major


2017 Common; Using nest boxes and feeders around the field centre; Several fledged broods noted.

2016 Common; Using nest boxes and feeders around the field centre.

2015 Common; Using nest boxes and feeders around the field centre; Some brief song heard occasionally, e.g. 04:12h on 10/6.

2014 Fairly common; Using nest boxes and feeders around the field centre; Singing from 03:49h on 9/6, 04:10h on 11/6.

2013 Fairly common; Using nest boxes and feeders around the field centre; Singing from 03:44 on 3/6; 03:49 on 5/6. More song than usual at this time of year; Lone male in tree-less gully in heather, c50 metres above the deer fence on the Moulin-Ben Brackie trail, 3/6.

2012 Common. Several fledged broods around the field centre. Regular at feeders.

2011 Common. Pair with brood in artificial Swift box on Kindrogan House. Several fledged broods around the field centre on 12/6; juvenile at curling pond on 14/6. Also noted at feeders.

2010 Common. Also noted at feeders. Some brief song noted early morning from 04:04 on 15/6, 04:02 on 16/6.

2009 Common. b/8 at West Balnald on 16/6. Some brief song heard from time to time.

2008 Common. A pair nesting in the old footbridge at Enochdhu. Also noted at feeders.

2007 Common.

2006 Common.

2005 Common.

 

Treecreeper  Certhia familiaris


2017 Fairly common; Singing at field centre from 03:56h on 13/6; pr + b/2, Kindrogan Field Centre, 13-14/6.

2016 Fairly common; 1, Loch of the Lowes, 6/6; Pr + b/4, matures Beeches on edge of cemetery clearfell, 7/6; 1 singing m, birch wood near Ceanghline, east end of Glen Brerachan, 8/6; 1 singing m, forest track to Loch Curran at Creag Thearlaich, 9/6.

2015 Fairly common. One with food for young in conifer plantation, Cateran Trail south of Dalreoch, 10/6; Singing at field centre from 03:58 on 9/6; 1, Moulin trail from car park to start of Ben Vrackie trail, 8/6.

2014 Fairly common; Singing from 04:22h on 9/6.

2013 Singing from 03:43 on 3/6; 03:47 on 5/6; 1, in birches near East Lodge, 1/6.

2012 Slightly more common than in 2011. A brood of 3 in a Wellingtonia between the centre and East Lodge on 12/6; 4 singing males between the centre and West Lodge on 14/6, one singing along Cateran Trail between Enochdhu and Kirkmichael on 12/6.

2011 Still scarce this year. Two birds in Wellingtonia adjacent to the front lawn on 12/6; singing male in larch at Davan on 16/6; one at Straloch on 16/6.

2010 Very scarce this year; singing male heard at West Lodge on 17/6.

2009 Common.

2008 Common. b/2 in birch wood on Glen Brerachan on 12/6.

2007 Common. b/3 in larch wood nr curling pond 5/6; two pairs in beech wood by the house. Singing from 0352h on 6/6.

2006 Common.

2005 Common.

 

Jay  Garrulus glandarius


2017 1, NE side of Kindrogan Hill, 13/6; 1, over Enochdhu, 15/6.

2016 1, birch wood near Ceanghline, east end Glen Brerachan, 8/6; 1, track between field centre & curling pond, 9/6.

2015 No birds located this year.

2014 1, calling near cemetery, 7/6.

2013 1, in clear-fell around cemetery on Kindrogan Hill, 2/6; 1, in clear-fell around cemetery on Kindrogan Hill, 4/6.

2012 A pair calling repeatedly on the SE edge of the re-stock on Kindrogan Hill on 10/6.

2011 One along the River Ardle at the walled garden on 12/6.

2010 At least two birds heard above Moulin on wooded lower slopes of Ben Vrackie.

2007 1-2 around edge of clear fell at graveyard 7/6.

2006 Single heard at lochan (curling pond), 06:10, 8/6.

2005 Pair observed at lochan (curling pond) 6/6, 05:20.

 

Magpie  Pica pica


2017 1, Pitlochry, 16/6.

2016 2, Pitlochry, 6/6.

2015 Noted in Kirkmichael & Pitlochry.

2014 Noted in Kirkmichael & Pitlochry.

2013 A pair mobbing a Buzzard near Straloch on 1/6; Noted in Kirkmichael & Pitlochry.

2012 Only seen at Kirkmichael and Pitlochry.

2011 Only seen at Kirkmichael and Pitlochry.

2010 Only seen at Kirkmichael and Pitlochry.

2009 Only seen at Kirkmichael and Pitlochry.

2008 Only seen at Kirkmichael and Pitlochry.

2007 Only seen at Kirkmichael village.

2005 Noted at Kirkmichael village only.

 

Jackdaw  Corvus monedula


2017 At least 12 prs nesting in chimneys of Kindrogan House and in natural holes and nest-boxes in the adjacent beech wood; pr + b/3, outside nestbox, Kindrogan Field Centre, 11/6; 32, A924 Straloch-Enochdhu, 14/6.

2016 At least 12 prs nesting in chimneys of Kindrogan House and in natural holes and nest-boxes in the adjacent beech wood.

2015 At least 12 prs nesting in chimneys of Kindrogan House and in natural holes and nest-boxes in the adjacent beech wood; 22+, regularly feeding in field to west of Kindrogan field centre, all week. All mobbing Buzzard, 6/6.

2014 At least 10 prs nesting in chimneys of Kindrogan House and in natural holes and nest-boxes in the adjacent beech wood.

2013 At least 9 prs nesting in chimneys of Kindrogan House and in natural holes and nest-boxes in the adjacent beech wood; Vocalising at field centre chimneys from 04:14 on 3/6; 04:26 on 5/6.

32, Cateran Trail, near Kirkmichael, 5/6.

2012 10+ prs nesting in chimneys in Kindrogan house and natural sites in the adjacent beech wood. Several fledglings in the beech wood 12/6. Common in Pitlochry and Kirkmichael were fledged young noted.

2011 8+ prs nesting in chimneys in Kindrogan house and natural sites in the adjacent beech wood. Several fledglings in the beech wood 12/6. Common in Pitlochry and Kirkmichael.

2010 10+ prs nesting in chimneys in Kindrogan house and natural sites in the adjacent beech wood. Common in Pitlochry and Kirkmichael.

2009 8+ prs nesting in chimneys in Kindrogan house; observed carrying food on 14/6. Common in Moulin, Pitlochry and Kirkmichael. Bird collecting nest material in Moulin on 15/6. Noted around most habitations in Strathardle on 16/6.

2008 7-8 prs nesting in chimneys in Kindrogan house. Common in Pitlochry and Kirkmichael.

2007 7 prs nesting in chimneys in Kindrogan house.

2006 c8 pairs Kindrogan Field Centre. Fairly common in wider area.

2005 c6 pairs Kindrogan Field Centre. Fairly common in wider area.

 

Rook  Corvus frugilegus


2017 Common in Glen Brerachan. Nestlings already fledged.

2016 Common in Glen Brerachan. Nestlings already fledged.

2015 Many recently fledged broods in Glen Brerachan; 40+, Tulloch, 10/6.

2014 Many recently fledged broods in Glen Brerachan; 230+, Glen Brerachan, 12/6.

2013 Only noted in Glen Brerachan.

2012 Rookery in Glen Brerachan and common in pasture in the north-western end of Strathardle, e.g. flock of 100+ feeding on 11/6.

2011 Rookery in Glen Brerachan and common in pasture in the north-western end of Strathardle.

2010 Rookery in Glen Brerachan and common in pasture in the north-western end of Strathardle.

2009 Rookery in Glen Brerachan and common in pasture in the north-western end of Strathardle.

2008 Rookery in Glen Brerachan and common in pasture in the north-western end of Strathardle.

2007 Rookery in Glen Brerachan and common in pasture in Strathardle.

2006 Rookery in Glen Brerachan and common in pasture in Strathardle.

2005 Rookery in Glen Brerachan and common in pasture in Strathardle.

 

Carrion Crow  Corvus corone


2017 A few pairs in the north-west end of Strathardle; 7, A924 Straloch-Enochdhu, 14/6.

2016 A few pairs in the north-west end of Strathardle.

2015 A few pairs in the north-west end of Strathardle.

2014 A few pairs in the west end of Strathardle; Advertising call from 04:11h on 10/6, 03:57h on 11/6, 03:43h on 12/6.

2013 A few pairs in the west end of Strathardle; Advertising call from 03:52 on 3/6; 03:41 on 5/6; 8, mobbing a female Goshawk, Kindrogan Hill, 4/6.

2012 Fairly common; broods noted around Straloch.

2011 Fairly common; broods noted around Straloch.

2010 Common. Calling from 0315h on 15/6.

2009 Common. b/4 near Straloch PS on 16/6.

2008 Common. Two juvenile Hooded x Carrion Crow hybrids observed near the field centre on 8/6.

2007 Common.

2006 Common.

2005 Common.

 

Raven  Corvus corax


2017 1-2, over Kindrogan Hill, daily; 3, Creag na Cuinneige, 11/6; 6, Carn an Tuirc (1019m), 12/6; 1, A924 Straloch-Enochdhu, 14/6.

2016 1-2, over Kindrogan Hill, daily; 1, Straloch Loch, 8/6.

2015 1, croaking over field centre, 7/6; Pr, along moorland trail up to Ben Vrackie, 8/6; 1, Kindrogan Hill, 9/6.

2014 2, lower slopes of Ben Vrackie, 9/6; Pr + b/3, peak of Ben Vrackie, 9/6.

2013 Pr, over field centre on 1/6; Pr, over Kindrogan Bridge on 1/6; Pr, mobbing a Buzzard on Ben Vrackie, 3/6; Pr, over cemetery/clear-fell on Kindrogan Hill, 4/6; 1, over Kirkmichael, 5/6.

2012 Pair with 3 juveniles regular over Strathardle each day; pair with fledged b/2 on Ben Vrackie on 11/6; pr over Cateran Trail between Enochdhu and Kirkmichael on 12/6.

2011 Single and pairs overhead in Strathardle each day.

2010 Pair with b/3 on Ben Vrackie on 14/6; 5 over Moulin Moor on 11/6. Regularly heard and up to three seen over Kindrogan Hill.

2009 One on Ben Vrackie mobbed by a Kestrel on 15/6. One over West Balnald on 16/6.

2008 Regularly heard and up to three seen over Kindrogan Hill. Pair mobbed by a Kestrel on Ben Vrackie on 9/6.

2007 Up to three regular over Kindrogan Hill. Singles regular elsewhere.

2006 Up to three regular over Kindrogan Hill. Singles regular elsewhere.

2005 Several birds noted Ben Vrackie, Glen Brerachan and on Kindrogan Hill.

 

Starling  Sturnus vulgaris


2017 Common in Kirkmichael and Pitlochry; 1, Kindrogan Field Centre, 14/6; 42, fledged juvs, Cateran Trail, between Enochdhu and Dirnanean Home Farm, 15/6; pr, feeding young in nest, Dirnanean Home Farm, 15/6.

2016 Common in Kirkmichael and Pitlochry; Nesting at Davan and birch wood near Ceanghline, east end of Glen Brerachan, 8/6.

2015 Pairs with fledged broods, noted in Straloch, all week; Common in Kirkmichael and Pitlochry.

2014 A few pairs noted at Straloch, Enochdhu, Kirkmichael and Pitlochry; Feeding young in larch tree hole, Balnald, 10/6.

2013 A few pairs noted at Straloch, Enochdhu, Kirkmichael and Pitlochry.

2012 Not noted at the field centre; flock of 27 juveniles flying SE at speed past Straloch on 14/6 (migration?). More common in Kirkmichael and Pitlochry.

2011 Two juveniles at the curling pond on 14/6; pair with b/1 at East/West Balnald on 14/6; 8 juvs at Straloch on 16/6. More common in Kirkmichael and Pitlochry.

2010 A few pairs nesting in old woodpeckers holes at West Lodge. Otherwise only noted at Straloch, Kirkmichael and Pitlochry. No fledged juveniles seen - adults still feeding young in the nest.

2009 Flock of 27 (mostly juvs) near Straloch PS on 16/6 though adults still carring food to birds in the nest here.

2008 fledgling at field centre on 12/6. Otherwise only noted at Straloch, Kirkmichael and Pitlochry.

2007 2 at Straloch 5/6. Common in Pitlochry (mimicking Curlew).

2006 2 at Enochdhu, 5/6; 4+ at Straloch Loch, 8/6.

2005 A few nesting around habitations on Glen Brerachan. Fairly common at Kirkmichael.

 

House Sparrow  Passer domesticus


2017 Noted in Pitlochry, 9/6; 2 prs (min), Straloch area, 14/6; 2+ prs Woodend, 14/6.

2016 Noted in Pitlochry, 6/6; 2 mm + f with food for young, Straloch PS, 8/6; Heard, Tigh na Croft, 8/6; 2-3 prs Woodend, 8/6.

2015 Common in Moulin & Pitlochry, 8/6; Pr, Straloch PS, 10/6; 1 f + juv, Dalreoch, 10/6.

2014 Common in Pitlochry, 9/6; Common in Kirkmichael, 11/6.

2013 2 mm, Straloch PS on 1/6; 2-3 prs, Woodend, near Enochdhu, 1/6; Several in Moulin Square, 3/6; Common in Pitlochry, 3/6; Male, Dalreoch, near Enochdhu, 5/6; 9, Kirkmichael Bridge/village shop, 5/6.

2012 Common in Kirkmichael and Pitlochry; 20+ (inc juveniles) at Moulin Hotel/Inn on 11/6.

2011 Common in Kirkmichael and Pitlochry. Several pairs at Moulin Hotel/Inn. Male at Straloch on 16/6.

2010 Common in Pitlochry. No birds with white feather tracts seen at Moulin Hotel this year.

2009 Birds (or their progeny) with white plumage patches still present at Moulin Hotel on 15/6.

2008 Common in Pitlochry. Partial albino still present at the Moulin Hotel.

2007 Birds collecting nest material at Moulin Hotel. Also partial albino here.

2006 Again, only noted at Kirkmichael & Pitlochry.

2005 Only noted at Kirkmichael & Pitlochry.

 

Tree Sparrow  Passer montanus


2017 pr, feeding young in nestbox, Tulloch, 14/6; 1, heard, Dirnanean Home Farm, 15/6.

 

Chaffinch  Fringilla coelebs


2017 Abundant, though song much reduced compared with first week of June (in previous years); Female collecting for young, 12/6; Singing at field centre from 04:11h, 13/6; 04:14, 14/6 (both mornings overcast with low mist); 12 singing mm, Kindrogan Field Centre to West Lodge, 13/6.

2016 Abundant. Most females probably still incubating. Copulation observed 8/6; Singing at field centre from 03:58h, 7/6; 14 singing mm, A924 Straloch-Enochdhu, 8/6; 20 singing mm, along 4.5 km of forest track, south side of Kindrogan Hill, 9/6.

2015 Abundant. Most females probably still incubating; Singing at field centre from 03:56h on 9/6; 03:34h on 10/6.

2014 Abundant. Most pairs feeding young in the nest; Singing from 04:14h on 9/6, 04:03h on 10/6, 04:08h on 11/6; f, fairly tame/begging for food around the trig point on Kindrogan Hill had obviously become used to picnicing group, 7/6.

2013 Abundant. Most females probably incubating this week; Singing from 04:02 on 3/6; 04:08 on 5/6.

2012 Abundant, though perhaps less so than previous years; song reduced compared with previous visits at this time in June. Adults carrying food for young in the nest - no fledglings seen. Singing from 04:18 on 11/6, 04:02 on 12/6, 03:53 on 13/6.

2011 Abundant; song reduced compared with previous visits at this time in June. Fledged bird fed by adults at walled garden on 12/6. Singing from 04:10 on 13/6, 03:54 on 14/6, 04:08 on 15/6, 03:59 on 16/6.

2010 Abundant. Singing from 0352h on 15/6, 0350h on 16/6. Song output much decreased in second week of June. No fledglings noted - breeding season later than last year.

2009 Abundant. Song output much decreased at this point in June, except from unpaired males. Fledglings common.

2008 Abundant. Singing from 0401h on 9/6. Several fledglings noted.

2007 Abundant. Singing from 0351h on 6/6.

2006 Abundant.

2005 Abundant.

 

Greenfinch  Carduelis chloris


2017 m, present all week, Kindrogan Field Centre; m, Straloch PS, 14/6; m, Tulloch, 14/6.

2016 Min 2 prs, Kindrogan Field Centre; 4 singing mm, A924 Straloch-Enochdhu, 8/6.

2015 1 displaying, Straloch Loch, 10/6; 1 m, Dalreoch, 10/6; Noted in Pitlochry and Kirkmichael.

2014 Noted in Pitlochry, 9/6; Singing male, The Steading, 9/6.

2013 2mm/1f, on feeders at field station on 1/6; Singing male, Moulin Burn, 3/6.

2012 Small numbers regular at centre feeders; b/3 at field centre on 14/6.

2011 Two to three on field centre feeders throughout the week. Elsewhere, only noted in Pitlochry.

2010 A few pairs/singing mm noted in Strathardle and over field centre; 3 juvs at feeders daily.

2009 Fairly common.

2008 A few pairs/singing mm noted in Strathardle and over field centre.

2007 A few pairs/singing mm noted.

2006 A few pairs/singing mm noted.

2005 A few pairs noted in Strathardle & Glen Brerachan

 

Goldfinch  Carduelis carduelis


2017 pr, daily at feeding station, Kindrogan Field Centre; 2, Glenshee, 12/6; 7, A924 Straloch-Enochdhu, 14/6.

2016 2, at feeding station, Kindrogan Field Centre, daily; 1, Straloch Loch, 8/6; Pr, east of Straloch PS, 8/6; 1 singing m, Tigh na Croft, 8/6.

2015 Pr, Kindrogan Field Centre car park, most days; Pr + b/3, feeding on dandelion seeds, Balnald, 10/6; 1, heard, Straloch Loch, 10/6; 1 singing, Dalreoch, 10/6.

2014 2, singing mm, in car park oaks, 8/6.

2013 Pr, around the front lawn of field centre, most days; 1, Pitlochry, 3/6; 2, over Cateran Trail near Kirkmichael, 5/6.

2012 Pair daily around the car park; 2 over Kindrogan Bridge on 09/6, 2 singing males between Moulin Hotel and Pitlochry Co-Op on 11/6, pr on Cateran Trail between Enochdhu and Kirkmichael on 12/6.

2011 Fairly common this year: pair at walled garden throughout the week, pair at East Lodge on 14/6.

2010 Scarce this year: the only birds heard were all on the 17/6 around the field centre with three registrations at 0821h, 1538h and 1945h.

2009 More common this year. Singing males noted at the field centre, West Balnald, Tulloch, Woodend (2) & Moulin.

2008 Singing male at East Balnald on 12/6.

2007 A few pairs/singing mm noted.

2006 A few pairs/singing mm noted.

2005 A few pairs noted in Strathardle & Glen Brerachan

 

Siskin  Carduelis spinus


2017 Common. Juveniles noted. Displaying birds noted in most areas; Female collecting nesting material, Kindrogan Field Centre, 10/6; 10, feeding station in garden, West Balnald, 11/6; 10+, daily at feeding station, Kindrogan Field Centre; 2, over A93 Old Military Road to Carn an Tuirc (1019m) - treeless landscape, 12/6; 4, drinking at River Ardle, Kirkmichael, 12/6; 12, Kindrogan Field Centre to West Lodge, 13/6; 11, A924 Straloch-Enochdhu, 14/6; 5, Cateran Trail, between Enochdhu and Dirnanean Home Farm, 15/6; 8, Cateran Trail through Calamanch Wood, 15/6.

2016 Common.

Displaying birds noted in most areas; 10+, car park area, Kindrogan Field Centre, 8/6; 13, curling pond-West Lodge, 8/6; 12, A924 Straloch-Enochdhu, 8/6.

2015 Common; Displaying birds noted in most areas.

2014 Common; Displaying birds noted in most areas.

2013 Common; Displaying birds noted in most area; Regular at feeders around the field centre.

2012 Abundant. Minimum of 40 (including many juveniles as well as displaying males) present around the field centre daily. Small flocks or pairs encountered almost everywhere in the area.

2011 Abundant this year. Minimum of 15 at feeders on 12/6 including a juvenile being fed by an adult. Small flocks encountered elsewhere including 20+ in graveyard clearfell.

2010 Fairly common in coniferous woodland. Dislaying/song-flighting birds over the car park daily. Regular at feeders.

2009 Fairly common in coniferous and birch woodland. Regular overhead throughout. Song-flighting best observed around the curling pond. A minimum of 15 on feeders at Tulloch on 16/6.

2008 Fairly common in coniferous woodland. Regular overhead throughout.

2007 Fairly common in coniferous woodland. 25 Kindrogan Hill 3/6; 10 over East Balnald 5/6.

2006 Common inc displaying males around the field centre.

2005 Common.

 

Linnet  Carduelis cannabina


2017 m, east of Moulin, Pitlochry, 16/6.

2016 Pr, east end of Glen Brerachan, 8/6.

2015 Pr, Moulin trail from car park to start of Ben Vrackie trail, 8/6.

2014 Pr, Glen Brerachan, 12/6.

2013 Pr, Moulin deer fence on Ben Vrackie trail, 3/6.

2012 Pairs noted at Enochdhu and Straloch.

2011 One in Glen Brerachan on 16/6.

2010 Heard over juncus marsh at east end of Glen Brerachan on 17/6.

2009 Pair noted at Tulloch on 16/6; 4 in old seeding weed field near Woodend on 16/6.

2008 Only noted in Glen Brerachan.

2007 Pr along Enochdu to Kirkmichael footpath (Cateran Trail) 6/6.

2006 Pair at curling pond/lochan, 7/6.

2005 A few pairs noted in Strathardle & Glen Brerachan.

 

Twite  Carduelis flavirostris


2009 One in the mist near the summit of Ben Vrackie on 15/6.

 

Lesser Redpoll  Carduelis flavirostris


2017 1, over Davan, 11/6; 2, over clearfell, Kindrogan Hill, 13/6; 1, over Davan, 14/6; 10+, including four feeding on roadside grass/plant seed heads, east end of Glen Brerachan, 14/6; 2, Cateran Trail, between Enochdhu and Dirnanean Home Farm, 15/6; 1 singing m, Cateran Trail through Calamanch Wood, 15/6.

2016 1m, East Lodge, 4/6; Heard, Loch of the Lowes, 6/6; 2, Balnald, 8/6; 2 singing mm, birch wood near Ceanghline, east end of Glen Brerachan, 8/6.

2015 3+, Moulin trail from car park to start of Ben Vrackie trail, 8/6; 4, cemetery clear-fell, Kindrogan Hill, 9/6;

1, Straloch Loch, 10/6; 1, Straloch PS, 10/6.

2014 1, over cemetery, 11/6; 1, West Lodge, 12/6; 8 registrations, Glen Brerachan, 12/6.

2013 1 displaying m, at birch/larch woodland border just west of the curling pond on 1/6; 2 displaying mm, Moulin Burn, 3/6; Several birds around the birch woodland and conifer plantations around Creag na Cuinneige, 4/6; Noted on the Cateran Trail between Enochdhu and Kirkmichael, 5/6.

2012 Two along Moulin-Ben Vrackie woodland trail on 11/6.

2011 Two over the curling pond on 13/6.

2010 Heard in east end of Glen Brerachan on 17/6.

2009 Birds heard at Kindrogan Hill, curling pond & Glen Brerachan.

2008 Single over the curling pond on 12/6.

2007 Noted in conifer patches in Glen Brerachan.

2006 Single in birch at curling pond/lochan, 0550h, 7/6.

2005 Noted in conifer patches in Glen Brerachan.

 

Crossbill  Loxia curvirostra


2017 8, forestry track around Creagh Thearlaich to Loch Curran, 13/6; 2, over field centre, 13/6; 6, Cateran Trail through Calamanch Wood, 15/6.

2016 4, forestry track to Loch Curran, 9/6.

2015 Most registrations and largest numbers noted since coming every June since 2003 - heavy cone crop; 41 (min), north side of Kindrogan Hill, 7/6. Flock of 16 around large tree-fall area and 25 around the trig-point. Most of these birds were juveniles and adult females. Only one adult male seen; 2, over cemetery, Kindrogan Hill, 8/6; Flocks of 9, 7 + 28, over cemetery clear-fell, Kindrogan Hill, 9/6; 4, over cemetery clear-fell, Kindrogan Hill, 11/6.

2014 Heard, at the curling pond, 7/6.

2013 2, over Straloch Loch on 1/6, 2, over cemetery on Kindrogan Hill, 4/6, 4, over Kindrogan House, 4/6.

2012 Small numbers overhead daily; max 10 flew south over the walled garden on 10/6; 4 over Davan on 14/6.

2011 Four over the curling pond on 13/6; 3 over East Lodge on 15/6.

2010 Heard at the curling pond on 12/6; 6 over Davan on 17/6.

2009 Heard from spruce patch near the curling pond on 13/6.

2008 Four over the clearfell on 9/6. One in forestry on the trail to Ben Vrackie on 9/6. One over the curling pond on 12/6.

2007 5 over curling pond 1/6; 2 over walled garden 3/6; pr feeding on top of Kindrogan Hill 3/6; 2 over field centre at 0446h on 7/6, several passing Kindrogan Crag on 7/6.

2006 4 on Kindrogan Hill, 4/6; 1 over East Lodge, 7/6; 1 at curling pond, 7/6.

2005 6 on edge of larch wood at lochan/curling pool 5/6. Birds regularly heard in forestry around Kindrogan Hill.

 

Bullfinch  Pyrrhula pyrrhula


2017 Pairs or singles noted at Kindrogan Field Centre (2), East Lodge, Enochdhu, cemetery clearfell, Creagh Thearlaich.

2016 Pairs or singles noted at Kindrogan Field Centre (2), East Lodge, Enochdhu, cemetery clearfell, ~7 y.o. restock on Kindrogan Hill, forest track to Loch Curran.

2015 2 prs, in re-stock, north side of Kindrogan Hill, 8/6, 11/6; Pr, Moulin trail from car park to start of Ben Vrackie trail, 8/6.

2014 2 prs, daily, feeding on elm seeds on slope opposite field centre entrance; Pr, on track between East Lodge and Kindrogan House, 7/6.

2013 Scarce this year - just two registrations; Pr, in Sitka Spruce re-stock on Kindrogan Hill, 4/6; Pr, in scrub/woodland between front lawn and main track, Kindrogan House, 4/6.

2012 More registrations than in any of the previous 10 years. Pairs at car park, walled garden, East Lodge, Davan, Balnald (b/3), West Lodge, curling pond, Moulin-Ben Vrackie woodland trail; Kirkmichael Riverside Walk (2 prs), clearfell/cemetery on Kindrogan Hill.

2011 Male at walled garden on 12/6; pair at the walled garden on 13/6; pair at The Steading on 13/6; heard on the trail from Moulin-Ben Vrackie on 13/6; pair at East Lodge on 14/6; male at The Steading on 14/6; heard on Cateran Trail to Kirkmichael on 14/6.

2010 More common or at least much more registrations than usual this year. Pairs noted at field centre, East Blanald, Davin, East Lodge, Enochdhu, start of Spittal of Glenshee path at Enochdhu, & Moulin.

2009 Three at East Lodge on 13/2; pair at Davan and 3 prs at East Lodge on 16/6 (collecting food for young); pr at curling pond on 18/6.

2008 One or two elusive pairs around the field centre.

2007 Prs noted at the walled garden (2), curling pond & Davan.

2006 Pair at walled garden.

2005 Two pairs around walled garden, 3 birds regular on lawn, singles at Davan & West Balnald.

 

Yellowhammer  Emberiza citrinella


2016 1m/2ff, feeding station, Loch of the Lowes, 6/6; 1 singing m, Dunkeld & Birnham GC (Loch of the Lowes side), 6/6.

 

Reed Bunting  Emberiza schoeniclus


2017 1, east end of Glen Brerachan, 12/6 (TB).

2016 1 singing m, Loch of the Lowes, 6/6; 1 singing m, east end Glen Brerachan, 8/6; 1 singing m, Straloch Loch, 8/6.

2015 1 singing m, Poloskie, near Straloch Loch, 10/6.

2014 1 singing male, Glen Brerachan, 12/6.

2013 Singing male, in Juncus near Straloch PS on 1/6.

2012 Singing males (paired) in rushy field to east of Straloch Loch on 14/6 and east end of Glen Brerachan on 14/6.

2011 Singing males at Straloch and east end of Glen Brerachan on 16/6.

2010 Singing male at Straloch on 15/6 and juncus marsh at east end of Glen Brerachan on 17/6.

2009 Singing males noted in Glen Brerachan (3), Straloch Loch, and Straloch PS.

2008 Singing male at Straloch on 12/6.

2007 Singing male at small lochan on Enochdu to Kirkmichael footpath (Cateran Trail) 6/6.

2005 2 singing males in juncus rush marsh, Glen Brerachan.

 

 

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