April 2018

29 April

Crossbill – Balnakailly – John Williams

Tree Pipit – Balnakailly – John Williams

Whimbrel – Rhubodach – John Williams

Grasshopper Warbler – Scoulag Moor at Cnocnicholl – Donald Kinnear

Whimbrel – Bruchag Point – Ian Hopkins

28 April

Whimbrel – Kildavannan Point – John Williams

Whitethroat – several around Ettrick area – John Williams

27 April

Osprey (3) – at nest site, 3rd bird chased off by local birds – John Williams

House Martin – Eastlands Road – Ron Forrester

Nuthatch (heard) – Balnakailly – Dougie Menzies, Ron Forrester

Blackcap (singing) – Shalunt – Ron Forrester, Dougie Menzies

House Martin – Craigmore – Dougie Menzies

Whimbrel – Ardscalpsie – Ian Hopkins

26 April

Whimbrel – Ardbeg Point – John Williams

Lesser Redpoll (small group inc 1 with yellow crown) – Port Bannatyne – John Williams

25 April

Golden Plover (61) – St Ninian’s – Paul Power

Whimbrel – St Ninian’s – Paul Power

24 April

Lesser Redpoll (12) – Port Bannatyne – John Williams

23 April

Grasshopper Warbler – near Westlands Recycling Centre – Paul Harper

Lesser Redpoll (5) – Port Bannatyne – John Williams

22 April

White Wagtail (8) – Ettrick Bay – John Williams

21 April

Sedge Warbler – Kildavannan Point – John Williams

Peregrine – Ettrick Bay – John Williams

Blackcap – Glecknabae – Ian Hopkins

20 April

Wheatear – Rothesay Pier – John Williams

Cuckoo – Loch Fad – Mike Dodds

Great-spotted Woodpecker (drumming) – Barone Cemerty – Maggie MacDonald

19 April

Manx Shearwater (6) – off Craigmore – Dougie Menzies

Willow Warbler – Shalunt – Dougie Menzies, Ron Forrester

Cuckoo (heard) – Balnakailly Forest – Ian Hopkins

17 April

Common Sandpiper – on shore at Old Pier, Port Bannatyne – John Williams

14 April

Whimbrel – with Curlew flock Ettrick Bay – John Williams

White-tailed Eagle – Scarrel shore – Colin Lockhart

13 April

Osprey (pair) – at nest site – John Williams

12 April

Shoveler (pair) – in field pond Dickieland, Ettrick triangle – Dougie Menzies, Ian Hopkins

Red-throated Diver (pair displaying) – West Kyle north of Glecknabae – Dougie Menzies, Ian Hopkins

Sandwich Tern – off Craigmore – Ron Forrester

Sandwich Tern (2) – Kilchattan Bay – Liz Bilson

11 April

Nuthatch – at feeders Roslin Cres – Jenny Toop

Chiffchaff (2) – Loch Fad – Viv Shelly

Great Northern Diver (2) – Glecknabae – Dougie Menzies

10 April

Great Northern Diver (2) – between Kildavannan and Glecknabae – John Williams

Red-throated Diver – Glecknabae – John Williams

Sand Martin (200 – 300) – Loch Quien – Mike Dodds, Dougie Menzies

09 April

Osprey – at Nest – Neil McKirdy/ Paul MacTaggart

Osprey – Loch Quien – Ronnie McQueen

Yellowhammer – wood at rear of Kilchattan Bay – Andrew Gordon

Great-spotted Woodpecker – coming to feeders, Argyle Place, Rothesay – Ray Eddie

Siskin (8) – coming to feeders, Argyle Place, Rothesay – Ray Eddie

Lesser Redpoll – coming to feeders, Argyle Place, Rothesay – Ray Eddie

Sparrowhawk (f) – in garden, Argyle Place, Rothesay – Ray Eddie

Sandwich Tern (2) – off Battery Place, Rothesay – Dougie Menzies

08 April

Red-necked Grebe – Rothesay Bay, off kiddies corner – John Williams

Cuckoo – heard at Port Bannatyne Golf Club – Neil McKirdy

Willow Warbler – Kilchattan Bay – Ian Hopkins

Wheatear (2) – on shore at Sailing Club – John Williams

07 April

Swallow – Loch Ascog – Paul MacTaggart

Sparrowhawk – Loch Ascog – Paul MacTaggart

Red-necked Grebe – Rothesay Bay, off Sailing Club – Ian Hopkins, Ron Forrester, Billy Shields

Swallow (2) – Mountstuart – Margaret Shields

06 April

Swallow – Craigmore – Neil McKirdy

Red-necked Grebe – Rothesay Bay, off Battery Place – Ron Forrester

05 April

Red-necked Grebe – Rothesay Bay, close in at Sailing Club – John Williams

Sandwich Tern (4) – off Ardbeg Point – John Williams

Crossbill (pair) – Balnakailly – Mike Dodds

Gannet (32) – Kilchattan Bay – Andrew Gordon

Razorbill – Kilchattan Bay – Andrew Gordon

04 April

Sand Martin (20 – 30) – Loch Quien – Ian Hopkins

Common/Arctic Tern (2) – off Bogany Point – Andrew Gordon

Pink-footeed Geese (10) – Ettrick Bay – Ian Hopkins

03 April

Kingfisher – near sailing club, Rothesay – John Williams

Whimbrel (6 ) – ploughed field Kingarth – Andrew Gordon

Shelduck (3) – ploughed field Kingarth – Andrew Gordon

Kittiwake – off Bogany Point – Dougie Menzies

02 April

Nuthatch – still coming to feeders in Mountstuart garden – Margaret Shields

01 April

Chiffchaff – heard at Kirk Dam – Ian Hopkins

Kingfisher – Kirk Dam – Ian Hopkins

Crossbill – flock heard at Rhubodach Forest – Ian Hopkins