April 2019

30th April

Grasshopper Warbler at TSC  – Neil McKirdy

Kestrel and Grasshopper Warbler at the Gortans – Paul Power

Grasshopper Warblers and Chiffchaff calling at Loch Fad – Paul McTaggart

5 White Wagtail with 1 Pied in fields at south end of Ettrick Bay

c15 Sand Martins , excavating bank at St Colmacs Burn – Ray Eddie

29th April

52 Golden Plover at St Ninian’s

3 Whimbrel on the beach

11 Whimbrel just South of the Ettrick hide – John Williams

28th April

Great Northern Diver off Glecknabae – Mike Dodds

23 Tree Pippits at Balnakeilly Woods – John Williams

27th April

2 Fieldfares on the Gortons – John Williams

4+ White Wagtails, 6 Whimbrel, 4 Wheatears and 4+House Martins at Scalpsie – Ron Forrester and Ian Hopkins

26th April

Sedge Warbler singing near Chapelton Wood – Ron Forrester

25th April

Nuthatch calling, Garrison Rd – Paul Power

22nd April

c200 Pink-footed Geese over St Ninians Bay

5 Whimbrel at the South end of Ettrick Bay

2 Cuckoo – John Williams

Sedge Warbler at Bute Golf Course – Liz McKirdy

20th April

Possible Green Woodpecker at Port football pitch – Gareth Atkinson

Party of 5 + 1 single Great Northern Divers off St Ninians point

7 Whimbrel, c55 Golden Plover, c20 White Wagtails, 4 Wheatear – Ray Eddie

3 Red Grouse on the Shalunt side of Glenmore – Neil McKirdy

19th April

Wheatear, a few, at St Ninian’s Bay

147 Golden Plover and 9 Whimbrel on the salt marsh

Black-tailed Godwit, 23 Twite and a number of White Wagtails

2 Great Northern Divers off the point – John Williams

15 Twite, 3 Wheatear and 3 Swallows at Bute Golf Course – Doug Menzies

Cuckoo and Grasshopper Warbler on Glenmore – Neil McKirdy

Whinchat at the South end of Ettrick – John Williams

18th April

Cuckoo heard on Gortons – John Williams

2 Great Northern Divers off Lubas Bay

2 Great Northern Divers in Dunagoil Bay – Ian Hopkins

17th April

Common Sandpiper at Ardbeg Point

Great Northern Diver off Glecknabae – John Williams

16th April

1 Swallow, 8 Twite and a Sandwich Tern at Kingarth – Doug Menzies

14th April

3 Ospreys at Kirk Dam – John Williams

2 Sandwich Terns off Craigmore Pier – Neil McKirdy

13th April

2 Ospreys on nest – Neil McKirdy

Whimbrel at Port Bannatyne – John Williams

Osprey at Ardencraig – Paul Power

Pair of Wigeon on Kirk Dam

Water Rail heard on Kirk Dam – Ian Hopkins

12th April

Blackcap at Ardencraig – Paul Power

2 Ospreys at Loch Fad

Swallow at Loch Fad – John Williams

Pair of Wigeon at Loch Fad – Ray Eddie

11th April

Jay in Skeoch Woods – Ray Eddie

Swallw at Loch Fad

Sand Martins nesting at Bruchag – Neil McKirdy

Pair of Sandwich terns at Ardbeg – Paul Powers

10th April

1 Whooper at Barnauld

6 Buzzards at Auchavoulich

Osprey at Loch Fad – Mike Dodds

c30 Golden Plovers at Ettrick Bay – Ray Eddie

Osprey towards Barnauld – Doug Menzies

9th April

c18 Whoopers flying north over house – Paul Powers

8th April

Osprey at Barnauld

Yellow colour-ringed (both legs) Oystercatcher at Sailing Club –  John Williams

7th April

Great Northern Diver off Glecknabae

Willow Warbler at Scarrel Point

Osprey over Colmac – John Williams

6th April

2 Grey Wagtails at Kirk Dam – Liz McKirdy

4th April

c200 Sand Martins on Loch Ascog – Ian Hopkins


Regular Sightings

Sparrowhawk regularly in garden till 14th – Ray Eddie

Osprey , regular, almost daily, sightings at Loch Fad