August 2021 Sightings

Counted passing Kinghorn (1st) were one Bonxie, 15 Common Scoters, 26 Puffins, 120 Guillemots, two Razorbills, 45 Kittiwakes, 70 Gannets, 15 Cormorants, 65 Sandwich Terns, 56 Common Terns and four Fulmars, four Common Sandpipers were near the Tower at Seafield, three Mediterranean Gulls, two adults and a 2nd summer and two Common Sandpipers were at St Margarets Marsh, Rosyth and counted at the Eden Estuary Centre were c538 Redshanks, c6 Curlews, one Little Egret, five Ospreys and three Peregrines. 11 Mediterranean Gulls were seen at East Wemyss and included eight adults, one 3rd calendar year, one 2nd calendar year and a juvenile, a Tree Pipit headed S over Rumblingwell, Dunfermline, the seawatchingday count at Fife Ness was one Storm Petrel, one adult Pomarine Skua, six Bonxies, six Arctic Skuas, 37 Manx Shearwaters, 41 Common Scoters all generally N, seen from Carlingnose Point were one Pomarine Skua, three Arctic Skuas, c70 Sandwich Terns, 45 Common Terns and 55 Kittiwakes. At Ferry Hills (2nd) 11 Tree Pipits, the first double-figure count of the autumn, were noted. The run of Mediterranean Gull sightings continued with a 2nd summer bird at Anstruther and two at North Queensferry, an adult and a juvenile, close by an adult Long-tailed Skua, was seen from Carlingnose Point on the water off Dalgety Bay, slightly further west at Newmills, the highlights were nine Common Sandpipers, one Cuckoo and c86 Sandwich Terns. The seawatching day count at Fife Ness was one Pomarine Skua N, seven Arctic Skuas, one Bonxie N, 53 Manx Shearwaters N, 1S, 12 Common Scoter N, one Velvet Scoter S. A juvenile Mediterranean Gull was on the river opposite the swimming pool at Leven (3rd), four Mediterranean Gulls were seen at Pathhead and included two adults, one 2nd Summer and one juvenile, also noted were c110 Goosanders and a drake Common Scoter on the burn. A single Green Sandpiper was at TheWilderness and noted off St. David’s Harbour, Dalgety Bay was an adult Mediterranean Gull, with another adult seen on the rocks at the harbour at North Queensferry, at Cellardyke a seabird passage included 22 Sandwich Terns E, 18 Common Scoter E and one Common Sandpiper. At Pathhead (4th), two Mediterranean Gulls, an adult and a juvenile were present, also seen was a Little Egret seen flying W, noted passing Fife Ness were one Little Tern N, 10 Manx Shearwaters N and three Common Scoters and nearby at Crail Airfield a juvenile Marsh Harrier was seen, on the rocks at Balcomie Beach were one adult Roseate Tern, 300 Arctic Terns, 10 Common Terns and 10 Sandwich Terns, also one Whimbrel. A Ring-necked Parakeet was very vocal and mobile at Beveridge Park, Kirkcaldy and an adult Mediterranean Gull passed over Winifred Crescent, Kirkcaldy, at Tayport a juvenile Mediterranean Gull, two Ospreys and five Greenshanks were noted and at East Wemyss (5th) the Mediterranean Gull count was six, which included three juveniles, two adults and a 2nd Summer, at Buckhaven three adult Mediterranean Gulls were present and passing over Ferry Hills were a group of four Arctic Skuas which U-turned, also seen were two Red-throated Divers and seven Tree Pipits. An adult Pomarine Skua passed high W over Anstruther, a Tree Pipit passed over S at Rumblingwell, Dunfermline, at Ruddons Point were one Greenshank, eight Goosanders, one Whimbrel and 11 Arctic Terns, a Roseate Tern was at Balcomie Beach, noted at Cellardyke were six Sandwich Terns W and four Common Scoters E. The seawatching day count at Fife Ness was two Sooty Shearwaters N, seven Bonxies N, one Roseate Tern, 22 Arctic Terns S, 102 N, 138 Sandwich Terns S, one Velvet Scoter S, 26 Common Scoters N, 17 S, eight Common Terns S, two Whimbrels and 39 Manx Shearwaters N. Seen at Tayport were one Little Egret, two Ospreys, three Greenshanks, three Grey Plovers and 152 Bar-tailed Godwits, the Mediterranean Gull count at East Wemyss rose to 15 which included seven adults, two 2nd calendar years and two 3rd calendar years and four juveniles. An adult Mediterranean Gull, two 1st Summer Little Gulls, one Bonxie and three Manx Shearwaters were at Pathhead (6th), 78 Common Scoters N, one Arctic Skua S, two Bonxies and two Red-throated Divers N were noted passing Fife Ness, two adults and a juvenile Mediterranean Gull and a Greenshank were at Buckhaven, a female Merlin and a Greenshank over were seen at Crail, seen at Guardbridge were four Little Egrets, two Black-tailed Godwits, 21 Greenshanks, six Common Sandpipers and a Kingfisher, seen from Anstruther were 167 Arctic Terns, 19 Common Terns, 39 Sandwich Terns, 37 Common Scoters and one Sanderling, all E. Counted at Kirkcaldy Harbour (7th) were 111 Goosanders, with another three seen off the Promenade, seen from Fife Ness were five Bonxies N, 11 Manx Shearwaters N, one Common Scoter N and 35 Knot S and counted at Ferry Hills were 1047 Sandwich Terns, 11 Arctic Terns, 51 Common Terns, seven Arctic Skuas, including four pale morphs which went inland and three pale morphs which flew high NE, at Ruddons Point one adult and a juvenile Mediterranean Gull were noted, also three Common Sandpipers. Seen at Balcomie Beach were a juvenile Cuckoo, 20 Knot, 35 Sanderlings, one Whimbrel and an adult Pomarine Skua close in before heading E and not far away at Kilminning a juvenile Cuckoo was noted. An adult Pomarine Skua was seen close in at Balcomie Beach before heading E, seven Little Gulls, one Bonxie, 56 Manx Shearwaters and seven Teal SE were noted in St Andrews Bay, at Guardbridge were four Little Egrets, one Barnacle Goose, one Black-Tailed Godwit, 11 Greenshanks, four Common Sandpipers and a Kingfisher. At Tayport there was a Little Egret and a female Garganey and nine Snipe were noted at Letham Pools.

Counted passing Fife Ness (8th) were four Bonxies N, one Arctic Skua dark phase S, five Manx Shearwaters N, 36 Common Scoters N, one Teal N and one Whimbrel and the highlights at Ferry Hills were 53 Arctic Terns (including a flock of 38 in from the east, high then u turned), five Whimbrels and 13 Tree Pipits. An adult Mediterranean Gull was on the grass at Pathhead, with two Bonxies W, 43 Goosanders and an Arctic Skua offshore, also noted were 14 Arctic Terns W, a Whimbrel E, a Red-throated Diver offshore and seven Manx Shearwaters W. A count at Fife Ness included 16 Common Scoters N, six Manx Shearwaters N, three Bonxies N, one Red-throated Diver N, two Knot S, one Teal S and eight Fulmars S, with one Greenshank, 11 Goosanders, seven Sanderlings, two Turnstones, 25 Sandwich Terns and c50 Arctic Terns noted close by at Balcomie Beach. Two Ravens were watched circling over roadside fields just west of Caiplie, an adult and two juvenile Mediterranean Gulls were on the shore east of West Wemyss, five Common Scoters E and one Arctic Skua E was the count from Cellardyke, with 15 summer plumage Golden Plovers watched heading east along the coast. Also c25 Swifts were seen gathering over the village. Noted from St David’s Harbour, Dalgety Bay were an adult Mediterranean Gull, one Goldeneye W, 37 Goosanders, three Fulmars, 20 Sandwich Terns, 45 Common Terns, 26 Arctic Terns, one Puffin, one Red-throated Diver and 16 Herons, a count from Fife Ness produced 13 Sandwich Terns 12N 1S, six Arctic Terns N, one Arctic Skua N and one Bonxie N and further up the coast at Boarhills, one adult Pomarine Skua W, 21 Arctic Skuas 13W, 8E, three Bonxies W, 680 Little Gulls 420W, 260E, 157 Manx Shearwaters 95W, 62E, one Yellow Wagtail W and one Whimbrel were seen. Noted at the East Wemyss gull roost were 14 adult, six 1st calendar year, four 2nd calendar year and six juvenile Mediterranean Gulls, 10 Common Scoters N, 21 Kittiwakes 18N 3S, five Sandwich Terns 3N 2S, 20 Arctic Terns, two Common Terns, one Bonxie, 16 Oystercatchers S, three Fulmars S, 522 Gannets 493N 29S were counted off Fife Ness (9th). Watched from the Eden Estuary Centre were two Ospreys, three Peregrines, three Little Egrets and two Greenshanks, an adult and a juvenile Mediterranean Gull were at Pathhead, with three adults, a 2nd Summer and two juvenile Mediterranean Gulls seen in a gull flock in a ploughed field W of Buckhaven. Three Wheatears were seen at Out Head, a single juvenile Mediterranean Gull was at Pathhead (10th), a Green Sandpiper was at Angle Park GP, a juvenile Marsh Harrier, a Tree Pipit over and one Wheatear were seen at Crail Airfield and across at the Eden Estuary Centre a juvenile Ruff and four Common Sandpipers were noted. 31 Canada Geese and four Goosanders were noted on the River Eden S of Guardbridge (11th) and at Letham a Goshawk just circled a mile or so south of the pools, putting the wind up everything then headed N vaguely in the direction of Letham Pools. At Pathhead two adult and two juvenile Mediterranean Gulls and c115 Goosanders were seen, the gull roost at East Wemyss included 12 adult, eight juvenile and a 2nd summer Mediterranean Gulls, also c40 Sandwich Terns and at Pathhead (12th) two adult and three juvenile Mediterranean Gulls were present, highlights at Ferry Hills included 61 Tree Pipits, nine Arctic Skuas, three Whimbrels, six Bar-tailed Godwits, one Knot, with also one adult Mediterranean Gull at Inverkeithing Harbour. A Green Sandpiper was noted at St Margaret’s Marsh, Rosyth, a Tree Pipit was a fly over at St Andrews and counted at Loch Gelly were two Green Sandpipers, one Common Sandpiper, one Greenshank, four Ruff, 29 Lapwings, three Pochard, 32 Swifts and c600 Sand Martins. On the lagoon at Tentsmuir Point NNR was an adult Roseate Tern, one Wood Sandpiper, a 2nd calendar year Little Gull, five Greenshanks and one Common Sandpiper, with three Arctic Skuas and two Red-throated Divers seen from nearby Kinshaldy. Three juvenile and an adult Mediterranean Gull were at Pathhead (13th), with an adult Roseate Tern noted in the tern roost at Out Head, also noted there were two Whimbrels, one Osprey and a Wheatear. Single Green Sandpiper and Greenshank both passed over Ferry Hills, an Arctic Skua, one juvenile Yellow Wagtail, one Greenshank and two Whimbrel were seen at Fife Ness and noted at Loch Gelly were three Ruff, two Greenshanks, one Green Sandpiper, 31 Lapwings and 633 Sand Martins. 40 Mediterranean Gulls were counted at East Wemyss, and included 15 adults, four 2nd calendar year, six 1st calendar year and 15 juveniles. The 3ERA Darvic ringed bird was also present. An Osprey was watched at Angle Park GP (14th), 76 Canada Geese, two Ospreys, three Little Egrets, one Greenshank and two Common Sandpipers were seen at Guardbridge, one Ruff S, two Knot S, eight on rocks, two Turnstone S, one Dunlin S, three Golden Plovers on the rocks, one Bonxie N and one Arctic Skua S were counted from Fife Ness and a juvenile Mediterranean Gull was seen at North Queensferry. Seen from Fairmont, St Andrews were one adult Roseate Tern E calling, 94 Little Gulls 78W, 16E, one Arctic Skua W, one Red-throated Diver W and also four Greenshanks.

The day count at Fife Ness (15th) was five Bonxies, one Sooty Shearwater N, 11 Manx Shearwaters 9N, 2S, one Little Gull N, 13 Knot, two Common Sandpiper S, 85 Sandwich Terns 70N, 15 S, 50 Arctic Terns N and seven Common Terns, three Ravens and at least three Spotted Flycatchers were seen at Hill of Tarvit, the Garganey was still present at the Wilderness, also two Greenshanks were present, at Balgownie Woods a family of 4-5 Spotted Flycatchers were watched near the back car park. A female Marsh Harrier was watched hunting over fields near Auchtermuchty, at the Stinky Pool, Fife Ness were four Knot and one Wheatear and counted from St Andrews were 30 Little Gulls, 15 Manx Shearwaters, one Bonxie, c300 Common Scoters, two Red-throated Divers and one Goldeneye noted. Also a large, c2000 mixed group of auks. Two Little Egrets were seen on Lucky Scalp, Tayport and in the gull roost at East Wemyss were 39 Mediterranean Gulls included 19 adults, two 3rd calendar year, one 2nd calendar year and 17 juvenile/1st winters. The day total at Fife Ness (16th) was 15 Sooty Shearwaters 14N, 1S, 16 Manx Shearwaters N, one Bonxie S, 169 Sandwich Terns, mostly S, 72 Arctic Terns 61N, 11S and four Common Terns N. Highlights at Ferry Hills were 219 Tree Pipits, 17 Arctic Terns and two Arctic Skuas, seen off Kinghorn were one Bonxie W, three Arctic Skuas W, one Common Scoter W, six Black-tailed Godwits W and two Turnstones on the rocks and at Pathhead were an adult and juvenile Mediterranean Gulls, as well as a Bonxie. Noted at Cullaloe LNR were a Green Sandpiper and two Water Rails, two Little Terns, an adult and a juvenile were a good find at Tentsmuir Point NNR, also a Greenshank waspresent, a female Marsh Harrier was watched quartering fields at Cornceres and at Guardbridge one juvenile Ruff, 11 Black-tailed Godwits, 345 Canada Geese, two Kingfishers, four Little Egrets, four Ospreys and five Common Sandpipers were present. The day total at Anstruther was five Bonxies W and two Arctic Skuas W, while at the Eden Estuary LNR (17th) were six Little Egrets and c200 Redshanks. Counted passing Fife Ness were one Sooty Shearwater N, 18 Manx Shearwater N, four Bonxies 3N, 1S, 28 Common Scoters N and two Shelduck S, a Whinchat and six Jays were seen at Kilmany, two Red-throated Divers, seven Bonxies, 43 Tree Pipits and two Crossbills were counted from Ferry Hills and at Burntisland below the Binn Village ruins, a Spotted Flycatcher was noted. Counted at Kinghorn were eight Manx Shearwaters 6W, 2E and one Peregrine, while noted at Guardbridge were one adult White-tailed Eagle, two Peregrines, a juvenile Marsh Harrier, c15 Ospreys, two juvenile Ruff, four Little Egrets, two Kingfishers and two Common Sandpipers, while noted at Loch Gelly were three Green Sandpipers, two Ruff, one Greenshank, one Dunlin, two Common Sandpipers, 52 Lapwings, two Curlews and a Swift. Seen at the Kenly Water, Boarhills were five Little Gulls, 148 Canada Geese and one Greenshank. 35 Black-tailed Godwits were seen at Guardbridge, three Arctic Skuas, 28 Black-tailed Godwits and 29 Tree Pipits were watched at Ferry Hills and off Cellardyke 18 Sandwich Terns 1E, 17W, two Common Scoter E, two Guillemots and c80 Black-headed Gulls feeding offshore on flying ant emergence. Two Red-throated Divers N, 37 Sandwich Terns 33N, 4S, one Puffin N and two Manx Shearwaters N was the count at Fife Ness (18th), with a female Merlin on the Airfield at Crail and a Tree Pipit noted at Caiplie. The Garganey was still present at the Wilderness, 285 Little Gulls were counted off the old Lifeboat Station at Boarhills, two Green Sandpipers, two Ruff, a female Marsh Harrier at the W end and three Red-throated Divers flying over high to the SW calling were at Loch Gelly (19th), while across at Ferry Hills a dark juvenile Long-tailed Skua was lingering over the Forth, eventually it joined two dark juvenile Arctic Skuas and drifted high towards Dalgety Bay. Also noted were five Arctic Skuas, two Bonxies, five Red-throated Divers, 16 Black-tailed Godwits and 28 Tree Pipits. The day total at Fife Nesswas 31 Manx Shearwaters N, two Sooty Shearwaters 1N, 1S, eight Bonxies 7N, 1S, three Arctic Skuas 2N, 1S, 202 Little Gulls 148N, 54S, one Red-throated Diver, one Greenshank and 17 Common Scoters. Eight Little Egrets, five Ospreys, two Greenshanks, two Ruff and 150 Canada Geese were seen from the Eden Estuary Centre and noted from East Sands, St Andrews were many groups of 10-20 Guillemots. An adult Roseate Tern was seen at Elie, a juvenile Mediterranean Gull was at Levenmouth (20th), at Kirkcaldy a juvenile Mediterranean Gull was noted on the grass at Forth Park Drive, two Tree Pipits were at upper Kilminning, with one Spotted Flycatcher and c10 Willow Warblers at lower Kilminning. One adult Roseate Tern was on the rocks behind the Harbour Café, Elie, also a probable juvenile partly hidden behind the adult before they flew off. Two adult Roseate Terns, two Little Gulls, two Ruff and an adult Mediterranean Gull were noted at Tentsmuir Point NNR and nearby at the Goosepools were an adult Roseate Tern, five Manx Shearwaters close in N, five Common Scoters and a Raven. At Kinghorn (21st) eight Arctic Skuas, three Bonxies and one juvenile Arctic Tern were noted, with five Roseate Terns, three adults and two juveniles, on exposed sands amongst large numbers of Common and Sandwich Terns at nearby Burntisland. Four Greenshanks, two Snipe, one Common Sandpiper, three Bar-tailed Godwits, two Black-tailed Godwits, two Ospreys and one Little Egret were counted from the Eden Estuary Centre.

At Burntisland (22nd) were four Roseate Terns, three adults and a juvenile, not too far away at Loch Gelly two Green Sandpipers, one Greenshank and a juvenile Marsh Harrier were seen and at Balcomie Beach one Peregrine and a juvenile Yellow Wagtail were present. An eclipse drake Garganey and two juvenile Ruff were at the Wilderness, eight Little Egrets, three Ospreys, 15 Sandwich Terns and a Guillemot were noted at the Eden Estuary Centre, an adult male Goshawk was watched circling over the Dreel Tavern, Anstruther and the daily seawatching totals from Fife Ness were one Great Shearwater S, four Sooty Shearwaters N, 14 Manx Shearwaters N, 21 Bonxies N, six Arctic Skuas, one adult Sabine’s Gull lingering N, 22 Little Gulls N, three Mediterranean Gulls, seven Velvet Scoters S, 68 Common Scoters N, 31 S, 31 Teal N, nine Red-throated Divers, one Wood Sandpiper S, one Whimbrel, one Knot and three Purple Sandpipers. A Marsh Harrier, two Green Sandpipers, three Common Sandpipers, three Greenshanks, 53 Lapwings, two drake Pochard and six Goldeneye were counted at Loch Gelly (23rd), an adult Roseate Tern was seen distantly from the leisure centre at Burntisland, a Bonxie flew high E over Anstruther and nearby at Crail, two Short-eared Owls were watched hunting from the West Braes to Caiplie coastal path, also noted were one Common Sandpiper, three Pintail W and a Black-tailed Godwit W. Four Red-throated Divers were seen from West Sands, St Andrews, with four Ospreys, one Peregrine, one Whinchat, four Stonechats, four Wheatears, five Little Gulls, two Whimbrels, 10 Grey Plovers, 25 Sanderlings, one Arctic Skua, one Bonxie and 60 Manx Shearwaters seen further up at Out Head. From the East Sands, St Andrews 15 Little Gulls and three Bonxies were seen. A Red Kite flew over Dunfermline, an adult Mediterranean Gull was on the sea out from the Doocot at Pathhead and a juvenile Black Tern also drifted W there. A juvenile Little Ringed Plover, two Green Sandpipers, c170 Little Gulls, an adult Mediterranean Gull, five Greenshanks and six Whimbrels were at Boarhills and eight Little Egrets, a juvenile Ruff, four Black-tailed Godwits, 140 Teal and a Kingfisher were counted at Guardbridge. At Buckhaven (24th) four adult and a 2nd summer Mediterranean Gull were present, also an Osprey flew W, nearby at Leven, an adult Mediterranean Gull, 35 Ringed Plovers, 44 Sanderlings and two Grey Wagtails were at the Scoonie Burn, two Spotted Flycatchers, two Blackcaps, eight Willow Warblers, 10 Whitethroats, c70 Tree Sparrows, including a flock of 59, one Sparrowhawk and one Ringed Plover were all noted at lower Kilminning, one Whinchat and two Tree Pipits were on the Airfield at Crail and at Pettycur Bay were four Roseate Terns, two adults, two juveniles, also a Raven flew E and a Black-tailed Godwit was noted. Seen at the lagoon at Tentsmuir Point NNR were three Roseate Terns, two adults and a juvenile, also a juvenile Ruff, nine Greenshanks, 12 Snipe, a 2nd calendar year Little Gull, one Bonxie, one Osprey and a Wheatear, six Little Gulls, one adult Mediterranean Gull, one Manx Shearwater E and 34 Goosanders E were watched passing Anstruther and at Burntisland (25th) were nine Roseate Terns, six adults and three juveniles. Also, two Arctic Skuas were present. Seen at Cornceres were 12 Grey Partridges and a Kingfisher and from the Bruce Embankment, St Andrews a seawatch produced one adult Sabine’s Gull SE, which was then lost to sight beyond the castle. Also 42 Little Gulls, 37 Manx Shearwaters, one Bonxie N and one Arctic Skua N. 11 Little Egrets and one Osprey were counted from the Eden Estuary Centre, two Bonxies headed E past Dalgety Bay, a Sooty Shearwater E and nine Manx Shearwaters E passed Crail and at Fife Ness (26th), the seawatching daily totals were one Long-tailed Skua juvenile S, one adult N, three Bonxies S, 10N, two Arctic Skuas S, 11N, 11 Manx Shearwaters S, 59N, seven Sooty Shearwaters N, one Roseate Tern N, 14 Common Scoters N, three Wigeon N, nine Teal N and three Red-throated Divers S. Two adult Roseate Terns, three Ruff, nine Greenshanks, one Little Egret and a Green Woodpecker were seen at Tentsmuir Point NNR, nine Red-throated Divers, six Arctic Skuas, one Whimbrel, 36 Tree Pipits and two Spotted Flycatchers were seen from Ferry Hills (27th), one Ruff, one Common Sandpiper, four Greenshanks, 11 Little Egrets, two Ospreys, two Kingfishers, 40 Dunlins, two Bar-tailed Godwits, four Black-tailed Godwits, 40 Teal and 150 Canada Geese were at Guardbridge, four juvenile Yellow Wagtails were in a field on left hand side of the approach track to Balcomie, with another juvenile Yellow Wagtail at the far end of Balcomie Beach, also a Whinchat and two more Yellow Wagtails and two White Wagtails in with 40 Pied Wagtails there. An Osprey flew E at Blairadam and the seawatching day total at Fife Ness was 25 Bonxies N, 10 Arctic Skuas and 1N, 56 Manx Shearwaters N, 21 Sooty Shearwaters N, three Roseate Terns N, 14 Little Gulls N, 45 Common Scoters N, 2S, 88 Teal N and one Whimbrel.

At the High School in Kirkcaldy (28th) a Tree Pipit went over SW and three Mediterranean Gulls, two adults and a 2nd winter were roosting on the astro pitch. five Little Egrets, one Ruff and one Barnacle Goose were noted from the Eden Estuary Centre, a Garden Warbler was at lower Kilminning and at the Wilderness were five Ruff and two Marsh Harriers. The seawatching day total at Fife Ness was 32 Sooty Shearwaters N, 43 Manx Shearwaters N, five Bonxies N, one Pomarine Skua N, three Arctic Skuas N, 2S, 60 Little Gulls N, 30S, 36 Common Scoters N, 14 Teal N, one Red-throated Diver N and one Great Crested Grebe N, a great count of 10 Little Egrets were seen roosting in trees adjacent to the Eden Estuary Centre, also one Osprey. At Fife Ness (29th) the seawatching day total was eight Sooty Shearwaters N, 22 Manx Shearwaters N, eight Arctic Skuas N, 25 Bonxies N, 3S, three Velvet Scoters N, 69 Common Scoters N, 14 Teal N, three Little Gulls N, 87 Common Terns N, one Mediterranean Gull N and one Red-throated Diver N, 3S, whilethe total there on (30th) included an amazing sighting of a Fea’s Petrel N, also 17 Sooty Shearwaters N, 18 Manx Shearwaters N, 101 Little Gulls, eight Bonxies, five Arctic Skuas, 37 Brent Geese, eight Red-throated Divers N, nine Wigeon N, 55 Common Scoters N, 13 Teal N and one Curlew Sandpiper. At Pathhead (31st) were three adult and a 1st winter Mediterranean Gull, 27 Goosanders, a Whimbrel and two adult Pomarine Skuas were in the bay, eight Roseate Terns, five adults and three juveniles, two Bonxies and two Arctic Skuas were seen off Dalgety Bay Sailing Club, further west at Torry Bay, c370 Sandwich Terns and a Whimbrel were noted, a Wheatear, one Osprey and a Buzzard were seen from the Eden Estuary Centre and at both TheWilderness and Rossie Bog a juvenile Marsh Harrier was seen. Finally the seawatching day total from Fife Ness was 12 Sooty Shearwaters N, 20 Manx Shearwaters N, 11 Bonxies, two Arctic Skuas, 33 Little Gulls, 63 Common Scoter N, one Velvet Scoter N, three Pale-bellied Brent Geese, two Red-throated Divers N, one Teal, one Wigeon N, one Tystie N and 15 Golden Plovers.

Information supplied courtesy of Malcolm Ware