August 2017

31 August

Black-throated Diver (4 in sum plumage) – off Marine Rd, Ardbeg – Paul Power

Great-northern Diver (4) – off Ardbeg – Paul Power

30 August

Peregrine – Church Spire, Trinity Church – John Williams

Kestrel (pair interacting) – From trig point Scoulag Moor – Dougie Menzies

Raven (family party 0f 7) – From trig point Scoulag Moor – Dougie Menzies

29 August

Peregrine – Church Spire, Trinity Church – John Williams

Tufted Duck (50) – Loch Quien – Ian Hopkins

28 August

Sandwich Tern (2) – Ettrick Bay – Ray Eddie

Barn Owl – roosting at St Colmac Church (20.10hrs) – Ray Eddie

Curlew (63) – Kildavanan – Ray Eddie

Manx Shearwater (50+ – off Ettrick Bay – Ray Eddie

27 August

Little Egret – Rhubodach towards Ardmaleish – Graham Clark

Osprey – Kames Bay – John Williams

26 August

Peregrine – Church Spire, Trinity Church – Liz McKirdy

White-tailed Eagle (possible)- between Port Bannatyne and Ardyne – Fisherman (per John Williams)

24 August

Peregrine – Church Spire, Trinity Church – John Williams

23 August

Little Grebe (14) – Greenan Loch – Ian Hopkins

Common Tern (adult with chick) – Ettrick Bay – Ian Hopkins

Sandwich Tern (2) – Ettrick Bay – Ian Hopkins

Redshank (3) – Ettrick Bay – Ian Hopkins

Black-tailed Godwit (c.38) – Kilchattan Bay – Ian Hopkins

Peregrine – Church Spire, Trinity Church – Liz McKirdy

22 August

Red-breasted Merganser (22) – Ettrick Bay – Ian Hopkins

Red-throated Diver (2) – Ettrick Bay – Ian Hopkins

Shelduck (3 juv) – Ettrick Bay – Ian Hopkins

Red-breasted Merganser (7) – St Ninian’s Bay – Ian Hopkins

Sandwich Tern (1) – St Ninian’s Bay – Ian Hopkins

Peregrine – Church Spire, Trinity Church – John Williams

Peregrine – over Port Bannatyne park – John Williams

21 August

Peregrine – Church Spire, Trinity Church – Liz McKirdy

Little Egret (possible) – Ettrick Bay – Bob Whyte’s son, (per John Williams)

20 August

Sparrowhawk – Kildavannan – John Williams

Peregrine – Church Spire, Trinity Church – Liz McKirdy

19 August

Spotted Flycatcher (2 + 5 juvs) – Wester Kames – John Williams

18 August

Greenshank – Ettrick Bay – Ray Eddie

15 August

Sandwich Tern (3) – Ettrick Bay – Ian Hopkins

Black-tailed Godwit (8) – Kilchattan Bay – Ian Hopkins

Osprey – Kirk Dam – Neil McKirdy

Wigeon – Kirk Dam – John Williams

13 August

Dunlin (17) – Stravanan Bay – Ian Hopkins

Ringed Plover (15) – Stravanan Bay – Ian Hopkins

Sandwich Tern (3) – Stravanan Bay – Ian Hopkins

Twite (25) – Stravanan Bay – Ian Hopkins

12 August

Blackcap (juv) – Wester Kames – John Williams

11 August

Greylag Goose (330) – Little Kilmory – Dougie Menzies

Canada Goose  (150) – Little Kilmory – Dougie Menzies

Barnacle Goose – Little Kilmory – Dougie Menzies

10 August

Black-tailed Godwits (2) – Kilchattan Bay – Ian Hopkins

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09 August

Swift (4) – Craigmore – Dougie Menzies

08 August

Hen Harrier (female mobbed by Sand Martins) – Killchattan sand quarry – Neil McKirdy

Red-throated Divers (2) – St. Ninian’s Bay – Ian Hopkins

Dunlin (6) – St. Ninian’s Bay – Ian Hopkins

 07 August

Red-throated Divers (3) – St. Ninian’s Bay – Ian Hopkins

Black-tailed Godwit – St. Ninian’s Bay – Ian Hopkins

Ringed Plover – St. Ninian’s Bay – Ian Hopkins

Dunlin (2) – St. Ninian’s Bay – Ian Hopkins

Twite (4) – St. Ninian’s Bay – Ian Hopkins

05 August

Golden Plover – St Ninian’s Bay – Kathleen Fearn

Twite (5) – St Ninian’s Bay – Kathleen Fearn

GreyWagtail (2 pairs present since 22 July) – Kames Castle – Kathleen Fearn

Spotted Flycatcher (pair with 2 young present since 22 July) – Kames Castle – Kathleen Fearn

03 August

Peregrine – on Trinity Church spire – John Williams

Black-tailed Godwit (in summer plumage) – Meikle Kilmory – Dougie Menzies, Ian Hopkins

Osprey (5) – Loch Fad – John Williams

02 August

Black-tailed Godwit (in summer plumage) – St. Ninian’s Bay – Ian Hopkins

Curlew (60) – St. Ninian’s Bay – Ian Hopkins

Redshank (5)  – St. Ninian’s Bay – Ian Hopkins

Sandwich Terns (2) – Sandwich Terns – Ian Hopkins

Sandwich Terns (2) – Ettrick Bay – Ian Hopkins

01 August

Black-tailed Godwit (5) – St. Ninian’s Bay – Ian Hopkins

Knot  – St. Ninian’s Bay – Ian Hopkins

Sandwich Terns (2)  – St. Ninian’s Bay – Ian Hopkins