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2018


 

July 2018


 

June 27th - July 11th

Ayrshire, Scotland [Trip Report]:

In the Kilmarnock: area Tree Sparrow (40 prs), Reed Bunting (40 singing males).

A Yellowhammer survey located 112 singing males on the western side of Kilmarnock. Of 106 square kilometres surveyed, 54 contained Yellowhammers. In terms of habitat, 22% were found in arable, 53% in pastoral, and 25% in mixed arable/pastoral.

 

Also: Great Crested Grebe (ad + juv, Tarryholme Pond); Mandarin Duck (f + 2 juvs, Capringstone); Eurasian Wigeon (m, 'Magnum Pond', Irvine Beach Park); Goosander (f + b/12, River Irvine, Laigh Milton Mill); Grey Partridge (1, calling east of Walston); Black-tailed Godwit (1, Capringstone); Common Sandpiper (pr + b/3, River Irvine, Laigh Milton Mill); Kingfisher (pr, at one site on River Irvine; 3 prs located on Annick Water), Nuthatch (1, Wallace's Monument, Barnweil Hill; 1, Townholm, Kilmarnock), Dipper (juv, Kilmarnock Water, Kilmarnock Viaduct), Grasshopper Warbler (1 singing m, Shewalton Woods SWT; 1 singing m, Whitelee Forest, NE of Moscow), Jay (1, Whitelee Forest, NE of Moscow), Crossbill (2, Whitelee Forest, NE of Moscow).

 

Yellowhammer breeding density 2018 Kilmarnock west area, Ayrshire © Fraser Simpson

 

Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) singing males 29 June - 5 July 2018, Kilmarnock west area, Ayrshire © Fraser Simpson

 

 

June 2018


 

June 22nd

Rainham-Purfleet National Cycle Network Route 13: Short-eared Owl, Cuckoo singing, Grasshopper Warbler reeling.

 

June 8th-15th

Kindrogan Field Centre & environs, Perthshire, Scotland:

Goosander, Red Grouse, Ptarmigan, Goshawk, Cuckoo, Green Woodpecker, Tree Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Dipper, Redstart, Whinchat, Wheatear, Ring Ouzel, Tree Sparrow, Lesser Redpoll, Crossbill.

 

June 8th

Train journey from Essex to Pitlochry, Perthshire: 53 species recorded: Chiffchaff, Collared Dove, Wren, Blackbird, Great Tit, Shelduck, Marsh Harrier, Magpie, Mallard, Little Egret, Cuckoo, Starling, Wood Pigeon, Feral Pigeon, Red-crested Pochard, Canada Goose, Coot, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Kestrel, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Red Kite, Swift, House Martin, Buzzard, Greylag Goose, Mute Swan, Great Crested Grebe, Lapwing, Tufted Duck, Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull, Pied Wagtail, Stock Dove, Rook, Grey Heron, Kittiwake, Chaffinch, Fulmar, Gannet,  Goldfinch, Swallow, Greenfinch, Common Gull, Sand Martin, Pheasant, Little Grebe, Yellowhammer, Skylark, Oystercatcher, Curlew, Wren, Song Thrush.

 

 

May 2018


 

May 18th

Rainham-Purfleet National Cycle Network Route 13: 15 male Cetti's Warbler singing.

 

May 12th

Rainham Marshes: Nine species of warbler singing - Cetti's, Reed, Sedge, Grasshopper, Lesser Whitethoat, Common Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff & Willow Warbler.

 

Return train journey from Essex to Ayrshire (Apr 28th & May 5th): 58 species recorded: Wood Pigeon, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Robin, Blackcap, Goldfinch, Wren, Great Tit, Carrion Crow, Herring Gull, Canada Goose, Tufted Duck, Mute Swan, Mallard, Starling, Feral Pigeon, House Sparrow, Stock Dove, Red Kite, Magpie, Common Tern, Grey Heron, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Rook, Coot, Jackdaw, Mandarin Duck, Greylag Goose, Marsh Harrier, Little Egret, Moorhen, Shelduck, Raven, Buzzard, Pheasant, House Martin, Little Grebe, Black-headed Gull, Oystercatcher, Cormorant, Snipe, Common Gull, Lapwing, Swallow, Kestrel, Peregrine, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Wheatear, Skylark, Sand Martin, Chaffinch, Collared Dove, Pied Wagtail, Sparrohawk, Dipper, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush.

 

 

May 5th

• Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, Ayrshire:

A survey by bike along the course of the old railway line (now a cycle path) between Knockentiber and Springside revealed the following counts of singing males or pairs:

 

Willow Warbler (31), Wren (21), Robin (14), Blackbird (14), Yellowhammer (14), Chaffinch (12), Great Tit (11), Blackcap (8), Wood Pigeon (7), Blue Tit (7), Whitethroat (6), Goldfinch (6), Dunnock (5), Collared Dove (5), Sedge Warbler (5), Song Thrush (4), Pheasant (4), Tree Sparrow (4), Linnet (3), Skylark (3), Stock Dove (3), Goldcrest (2), Lapwing (2), Coal Tit (1), Chiffchaff (1), Bullfinch (1), Reed Bunting (1), Siskin (1).

Numbers low due to long winter, disrupted spring, and current cold conditions.

 

Kilmarnock-Irvine disused railway line Spring Bird Survey

 

 

May 4th

Long Rue-Craig Tara-Deil's Dyke: Arctic Skua (1 N), Great Northern Diver (2), Black-throated Diver (1), Manx Shearwater (47), Whimbrel (4), Kittiwake (16 N/10 S), Rock Pipit (2 singing mm/prs), Yellowhammer (singing m, Bracken Bay), Oystercatcher (pr + 4), Gannet (60), Sandwich Tern (2), Eider (pr), Linnet (pr).

 

May 3rd

Craig Tara-Heads of Ayr-Bracken Bay, Ayrshire: Whimbrel (11), Swift (1), Rock Pipit (3 singing mm/prs), Lesser Whitethroat (singing m, Bower Hill), Linnet (3 prs + 14), Curlew (1), White Wagtail (1), Gannet (30), Oystercatcher (pr + 2), Sandwich Tern (1), Shelduck (pr + 2), Shag (1), Whitethroat (3 singing mm), Raven (2), Razorbill/Guilemot (small numbers moving), Red-breasted Merganser (pr).

 

May 2nd

Long Rue-Craig Tara-Deil's Dyke-Greenan Castle-Longhill Point-Doonfoot, Ayrshire: Ringed Plover (2 prs + 16), Bar-tailed Godwit (2), Whimbrel (11), Rock Pipit (1 singing m), Lesser Whitethroat (singing m - Greenan Castle), Yellowhammer (3 singing m, Greenan Castle-Doonfoot), Curlew (5), Turnstone (3), Whitethroat (3 singing mm), Linnet (pr), Stonechat (pr), Sedge Warbler (2 singing mm), Mute Swan (72), Cormorant (5), Shag (1), Manx Shearwater (5), Sandwich Tern (2), Red-breasted Merganser (pr), Dunlin (5), Gannet (6).

 

May 1st

Long Rue-Craig Tara-Deil's Dyke, Ayrshire: Common Scoter (6 N), Red-throated Diver (2), Whimbrel (18), Rock Pipit (3 singing mm/prs), Lesser Whitethroat (singing m, Heads of Ayr/Craig Tara side), Gannet (5), Oystercatcher (pr), Shelduck (pr), Razorbill/Guilemot (small numbers moving), Shag (10), Lesser Redpoll (5), White Wagtail (1), Manx Shearwater (13), Sandwich Tern (3).

 

Heads of Ayr, Ayrshire

Greenan Castle, Ayrshire

 

 

• River Thames, Purfleet, Essex (observations from my window)

 

May 27th

Shelduck (2 prs), Gadwall (5), Tufted Duck (pr), Little Egret (1), Marsh Harrier (ad m), Buzzard (1), Oystercatcher (pr incubating + 1), Sanderling (5), Common Sandpiper (1), Yellow-legged Gull (1), Black Tern (3), Common Tern (12), Barn Owl (1), Hobby (1), Cetti's Warbler (1 singing m).

 

May 17th

Shelduck (2 prs), Little Egret (1), Marsh Harrier (ad m), Oystercatcher (pr incubating), Grey Plover (1), Ringed Plover (1), Common Sandpiper (1), Greenshank (1), Common Tern (14), Swift (43), Hobby (2), Buzzard.

 

May 12th

Shelduck (2 prs + 1), Shoveler (1), Gadwall (3), Great Crested Grebe (1), Oystercatcher (pr incubating + 2), Common Sandpiper (2), Common Gull (2-cy), Common Tern (1), Cuckoo (1), Barn Owl (1), Swift (39 N), Hobby (2), Buzzard (1), Ring-necked Parakeet (9).

 

May 9th

Shelduck (2 prs), Marsh Harrier (ad m), Oystercatcher (pr incubating + 2), Ringed Plover (1), Grey Plover (1), Common Tern (2).

 

May 8th

Shelduck (3), Gadwall (1), Oystercatcher (pr incubating), Whimbrel (1), Dunlin (4), Common Sandpiper (1), Common Tern (1), Cuckoo (1).

 

May 7th

Shelduck (8), Shoveler (3), Gadwall (3), Tufted Duck (5), Little Egret (1), Marsh Harrier (ad m), Oystercatcher (3), Ringed Plover (1), Whimbrel (2), Turnstone (1), Common Sandpiper (1), Mediterranean Gull (3-cy), Yellow-legged Gull (1), Little Tern (3), Common Tern (8), Arctic Tern (2), Cuckoo (2), Barn Owl (1), Swift (2), Green Woodpecker (1), Hobby (5), Peregrine (1), Ring-necked Parakeet (5), Cetti's Warbler (2 singing mm), Whitethroat (1 singing m), Wheatear (1), Corn Bunting (singing m).

 

 

 

 

 

April 2018


 

Apr 29th

• Kilmarnock-Irvine disused railway line, Ayrshire:

A survey by bike along the course of the old railway line (now a cycle path) between Bonnyton, Kilmarnock and the

confluence of the River Irvine and the Annick Water at Irvine revealed the following counts of singing males or pairs:

 

Willow Warbler (44), Wren (36), Blackbird (34), Great Tit (25), Robin (23), Chaffinch (19), Blackcap (17), Dunnock (14), Blue Tit (14), Wood Pigeon (11), Goldfinch (10), Song Thrush (7), Chiffchaff (6), Goldcrest (5), Bullfinch (5), Collared Dove (4), Long-tailed Tit (3), Whitethroat (3), Linnet (3), Sedge Warbler (3), Greenfinch (3), Lapwing (2), Grey Wagtail (2), Stock Dove (2), Tree Sparrow (2), Reed Bunting (1), Garden Warbler (1), Skylark (1), Mistle Thrush (1), Coal Tit (1).

Numbers low due to long winter, disrupted spring, and current cold conditions.

 

Kilmarnock-Irvine disused railway line Spring Bird Survey

 Bridge over Garrier Burn, Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line

 

Apr 20th

Cyclepath between Rainham & Purfleet (Rainham Marshes), Essex: Eight species of warbler singing - Grasshopper Warbler (3), Lesser Whitethroat (3), Common Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff & Blackcap.

 

Apr 12th

Rainham Marshes, Essex: Black-necked Grebe still on Purfleet Scrape in the evening.

 

Apr 2nd-12th

Costa de la Luz, Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain: Ferruginous Duck, Red-crested Pochard, Great Egret, Spoonbill, Purple Heron, Northern Bald Ibis, Glossy Ibis, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Greater Flamingo, Rüppell's Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Montagu's Harrier, Goshawk, Lesser Kestrel, Purple Swamphen, Collared Pratincole, Slender-billed Gull, Audouin's Gull, Gull-billed Tern, Whiskered Tern, Caspian Tern, Scops Owl, Greater Short-toed Lark, Calandra Lark, Iberian Chiffchaff, Western Bonelli's Warbler, Western Subalpine Warber, Spanish Sparrow.

 

 

 

• River Thames, Purfleet, Essex (observations from my window)

 

Apr 22nd

Shelduck (28), Shoveler (1), Gadwall (pr), Hobby (1), Marsh Harrier (ad m), Buzzard, Oystercatcher (pr), Whimbrel (2), Common Tern (5), Swallow (2), Ring-necked Parakeet (14).

 

Apr 21st

Shelduck (22), Shoveler (5), Gadwall (pr), Red Kite (2), Oystercatcher (pr), Whimbrel (1), Sandwich Tern (1), Arctic Tern (1), Common Tern (17), Yellow-legged Gull (1), Swallow (3), Sand Martin (2).

 

Apr 18th

Shelduck (16), Shoveler (3),  Oystercatcher (pr), Curlew (1), Arctic Tern (6), Common Tern (2).

 

Apr 15th

Shelduck (12), Gadwall (pr), Little Egret (1), Marsh Harrier (ad m), Avocet (2), Oystercatcher (pr), Curlew (1), Redshank (1), Arctic Tern (1), Kittiwake (ad), Yellow-legged Gull (1),  Barn Owl (2), Short-eared Owl (1), Sand Martin (2).

 

Apr 14th

Common Scoter (f), Shelduck (12), Gadwall (3), Teal (12), Oystercatcher (pr), Curlew (1), Knot (1), Mediterranean Gull (2-cy).

 

Apr 1st

Shelduck (6 prs), Gadwall (18), Wigeon (72), Teal (23), Great Crested Grebe (1), Avocet (1), Oystercatcher (6), Curlew (2), Black-tailed Godwit (42), Snipe (4), Redshank (6), Kittiwake (ad), Yellow-legged Gull (1), Wood Pigeon (275),  Wheatear (1), Fieldfare (23), Redwing (14).

 

 

 

March 2018


 

 

Mar 8th

Rainham Marshes, Essex: Red Kite over Wennington Marshes.

 

Mar 7th

Rainham Marshes/Coldharbour Lane, Essex: Many Cetti's Warbler now singing again after the snow and low temperatures.

 

 

 

• River Thames, Purfleet, Essex (observations from my window)

 

Mar 25th

Shelduck (13), Gadwall (1), Wigeon (14), Mallard (4), Teal (20), Marsh Harrier (ad m), Avocet (4), Oystercatcher (3), Curlew (11), Bar-tailed Godwit (1), Knot (1), Dunlin (14), Common Sandpiper (2), Redshank (8), Kittiwake (ad), Yellow-legged Gull (1), Caspian Gull (3rd-cy), Barn Owl (2), Ring-necked Parakeet (2), Fieldfare (3).

 

Mar 18th

Greylag Goose (80), Eurasian White-fronted Goose (3 NW), Shelduck (5), Mallard (4), Oystercatcher (2), Grey Plover (2), Lapwing (3), Curlew (2), Bar-tailed Godwit (1), Black-tailed Godwit (3), Dunlin (83), Jackdaw (1), Linnet (30).

 

Mar 17th

Shelduck (10), Gadwall (7), Wigeon (9), Mallard (4), Great Crested Grebe (2), Coot (2), Oystercatcher (2), Curlew (7), Black-tailed Godwit (8), Dunlin (64), Redshank (9), Little Gull (ad), Stock Dove (2), Wood Pigeon (60), Ring-necked Parakeet (4), Fieldfare (21), Linnet (34).

 

Mar 4th

Dark-bellied Brent Goose (1), Shelduck (7), Gadwall (15), Wigeon (98), Mallard (9), Pintail (4), Teal (25), Great Crested Grebe (1), Marsh Harrier (ad m), Avocet (27), Oystercatcher (1), Grey Plover (3), Golden Plover (2), Lapwing (128), Curlew (7), Bar-tailed Godwit (3), Black-tailed Godwit (51), Snipe (1), Dunlin (671), Redshank (9), Mediterranean Gull (ad), Stock Dove (3), Ring-necked Parakeet (4), Fieldfare (52), Linnet (28).

 

Mar 3rd

Shelduck (3), Shoveler (2), Gadwall (14), Wigeon (93), Mallard (33), Pintail (8), Teal (94), Great Crested Grebe (2), Avocet (19), Oystercatcher (10), Grey Plover (4), Lapwing (12), Curlew (2), Bar-tailed Godwit (4), Black-tailed Godwit (49), Knot (1), Dunlin (647), Common Sandpiper (1), Redshank (7), Yellow-legged Gull (1), Peregrine (1), Jackdaw (4), Grey Wagtail (1), Rock Pipit (1).

 

Mar 1st

Shelduck (2), Gadwall (4), Wigeon (56), Pintail (2), Teal (10), Great Crested Grebe (1), Avocet (1), Grey Plover (2), Golden Plover (5), Lapwing (31), Curlew (5), Black-tailed Godwit (5), Dunlin (66), Snipe (14), Redshank (7), Kittiwake (ad), Fieldfare (250), Redwing (14).

 

 

 

 

February 2018


 

 

• River Thames, Purfleet, Essex (observations from my window)

 

Feb 27th

Shelduck (2), Wigeon (7), Mallard (17), Teal (8), Lapwing (119), Curlew (2), Black-tailed Godwit (14), Dunlin (503), Redshank (18).

 

Feb 25th

Shelduck (4), Teal (2), Little Egret (1), Oystercatcher (3), Lapwing (263), Curlew (17), Dunlin (149), Redshank (12).

 

Feb 18th

Shelduck (16), Wigeon (4), Teal (14), Little Egret (1), Marsh Harrier (ad m), Avocet (26), Golden Plover (5), Lapwing (463), Curlew (16), Black-tailed Godwit (11), Dunlin (302), Jack Snipe (1), Green Sandpiper (1), Redshank (17), Black-headed Gull (3200), Mediterranean Gull (2nd-w + ad), Yellow-legged Gull (2), Grey Wagtail (1), Rock Pipit (1).

 

Feb 10th

Shelduck (4), Wigeon (30), Teal (9), Little Egret (1), Marsh Harrier (ad m), Buzzard (1), Avocet (1), Lapwing (473), Curlew (12), Black-tailed Godwit (2), Dunlin (854), Redshank (14), Yellow-legged Gull (1).

 

Feb 4th

Shelduck (5), Gadwall (1), Teal (10), Little Egret (1), Marsh Harrier (ad m), Buzzard (1), Lapwing (320), Curlew (11), Dunlin (114), Redshank (9).

 

Feb 3rd

Gadwall (5), Wigeon (3), Teal (29), Little Egret (3), Lapwing (654), Dunlin (322), Yellow-legged Gull (1), Peregrine (1).

 

 

 

Feb 28th

Rainham West/Coldharbour Lane: Jack Snipe flushed from edge of dyke, 200+ Fieldfare. 

 

Feb 17th

Southend Pier, Essex: Mediterranean Gull (23+), Turnstone (120+), Dark-bellied Brent Goose (8), Sanderling.

Purfleet, Essex: Blackcap singing.

 

Feb 16th

Purfleet, Essex: First singing Chaffinch of the year heard - 1st year bird with 'plastic song'.

 

Feb 8th

Purfleet, Essex: First singing Blackcap of the year heard. 

 

 

 

January 2018


 

 

• River Thames, Purfleet, Essex (observations from my window)

 

Jan 28th

Shelduck (8), Gadwall (3), Wigeon (41), Teal (37), Great Crested Grebe (2), Avocet (32), Lapwing (638), Curlew (2), Black-tailed Godwit (5), Dunlin (217), Redshank (17), Yellow-legged Gull (2), Jackdaw (2), Linnet (14).

 

Jan 27th

Shelduck (8), Gadwall (7), Wigeon (15), Teal (15), Great Crested Grebe (2), Avocet (4), Lapwing (715), Curlew (1), Black-tailed Godwit (52), Dunlin (287), Redshank (14), Yellow-legged Gull (2), Raven (2).

 

Jan 22nd

Shelduck (4), Wigeon (1), Teal (1), Lapwing (438), Curlew (2), Dunlin (298), Redshank (14), Raven (2).

 

Jan 21st

Shelduck (2), Wigeon (12), Teal (6), Great Crested Grebe (1), Avocet (25), Lapwing (415), Curlew (10), Dunlin (363), Black-tailed Godwit (1), Redshank (19), Common Sandpiper (4).

 

Jan 20th

Wigeon (12), Teal (17), Great Crested Grebe (1), Avocet (24), Lapwing (409), Curlew (1), Dunlin (400), Black-tailed Godwit (2), Redshank (28), Yellow-legged Gull (1).

 

Jan 14th

Wigeon (4), Teal (3), Marsh Harrier (ad m), Avocet (26), Golden Plover (51), Lapwing (459), Ringed Plover (13), Dunlin (812), Redshank (14), Yellow-legged Gull (1).

 

Jan 13th

Golden Plover (43) at dusk.

 

Jan 10th

Shelduck (1), Wigeon (2), Teal (3), Golden Plover (93), Lapwing (417), Dunlin (762), Redshank (31), Stock Dove (6), Linnet (28).

 

Jan 9th

Wigeon (4), Teal (4), Lapwing (367), Dunlin (753), Redshank (10).

 

Jan 8th

Gadwall (2), Wigeon (21), Lapwing (323), Dunlin (107), Redshank (5).

 

Jan 7th

Shelduck (1), Teal (25), Marsh Harrier (ad m), Lapwing (221), Curlew (2), Dunlin (144), Redshank (7), Rook (14), Long-tailed Tit (6), Fieldfare (1).

 

 

 

 

Jan 14th

Coldharbour Lane, Rainham Marshes, Essex: Bearded Reedling (2), Yellowhammer (1), Cetti's Warblers singing.

 

Jan 6th

Loch Libo, Renfrewshire, Clyde: 49 Whooper Swans (counted from train).

 

• Ayrshire

Jan 5th

Kilmarnock-Irvine: A cycle from Kilmarnock to Irvine and back produced 88 species including Iceland Gull, Pink-footed Goose, Whooper Swan, Water Rail, Black Guillemot, Red-throated Diver, Eider, Dipper & Kingfisher.

Chronoloigical order:

Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line: Starling, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Robin, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Dipper (singing, Carmel Water), Blue Tit, Wood Pigeon, Great Tit, Blackbird, Bullfinch, Long-tailed Tit (12), Goldcrest, Fieldfare (131), Magpie, Yellowhammer, Meadow Pipit, Kingfisher, Herring Gull, Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, (11W, 15SW), Redwing (119), Carrion Crow, Dunnock, Mallard (26), Treecreeper, Sparrowhawk (f), Chaffinch, Rook, Collared Dove, Song Thrush, Siskin (2), Goldfinch, Buzzard, Dunnock, Tree Sparrow, Raven (pr), Stock Dove (4), Skylark, Feral Pigeon, Pink-footed Goose (36), Grey Wagtail.

Capringstone: Goldeneye (1st-w m, 2ff), Wigeon (120+), Teal (85+), Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Mallard (20), Snipe (4), Grey Heron, Curlew (21), Grey Wagtail, Magpie (13), Black-headed Gull, Coal Tit.

Dreghorn Crematorium: Whooper Swan (4 ads, 2 juvs), Common Gull.

Dreghorn old pit bing (Holmsford Bridge-Long Drive/River Irvine): Grey Wagtail, Pheasant (3), Meadow Pipit (10).

Shewalton sand pit/Oldhall Pools: Moorhen, Water Rail, Tufted Duck, Whooper Swan (pr + juv), Mute Swan (pr + juv), Great Black-backed Gull, Coot, Little Grebe, Iceland Gull (1st-cy), Lesser Black-backed Gull, Cormorant.

Gailes: Kestrel

Irvine beach park: Stonechat, Mistle Thrush, Siskin (60+), Greenfinch.

Irvine harbour mouth/Bogside: Oystercatcher, Shag, Red-breasted Merganser, Redshank, Rock Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Linnet, Turnstone (20), Eider, Guillemot, Dunlin, Ringed Plover (160+), Razorbill, Red-throated Diver (2), Black Guillemot, Lapwing, Sanderling (60), Great Crested Grebe.

Irvine beach park: Oystercatcher (40+), Lesser Redpoll (2), Bullfinch (3).

River Irvine, Holmsford Bridge: Goosander (2).

 

Jan 1st - 2nd

A survey by bike produced 1778 individuals of 54 species: Jackdaw (462), Rook (378), Fieldfare (141), Starling (107), Blackbird (79), Skylark (66), Yellowhammer (62), Chaffinch (49), Herring Gull (44), House Sparrow (41), Feral Pigeon (37), Magpie (36), Wood Pigeon (34), Robin (25), Redwing (23), Great Tit (18), Carrion Crow (16), Wren (15), Reed Bunting (15), Mallard (14), Dunnock (13), Tree Sparrow (12), Goldfinch (11), Greenfinch (7), Song Thrush (6), Buzzard (5), Bullfinch (5), Siskin (4), Grey Wagtail (3), Lesser Redpoll (3), Common Gull (3), Goldcrest (3), Treecreeper (2), Long-tailed Tit (2), Teal (2), Brambling (2), Stock Dove (2), Lesser Black-backed Gull (1), Raven (1), Grey Heron (1), Coal Tit (1), Snipe (1), Great Spotted Woodpecker (1), Kingfisher (1), Dipper - singing (1), Blackcap (1), Collared Dove (1), Sparrowhawk (1), Mistle Thrush (1), Peregrine  (1), Kestrel (1), Pied Wagtail (1), Woodcock (1).

 

 

 

Gailes, Ayrshire - January 2017  © Fraser Simpson

 Gailes-Firth of Clyde-Isle of Arran - January 2017

 

 

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