Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Trip List

Below is a list of the species seen on our trip. The list does not do the trip justice. I will try to put together some kind of report or maybe just a few "highlights" in the next day or two. Paul took some pics and they will be added soon.
Wednesday 8th April 2013

Aberdeen general area; Blackbird, Buzzard, Canada Goose, Carron Crow, Chaffinch, Common Gull, Great Tit, Herring Gull, House Martin, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Magpie, Pheasant, Pied Wagtail, Rook,  Starling, Swallow, Wood Pigeon, Oystercatcher.

Ythan Estuary; Arctic Tern, Black-headed Gull, Black-throated Diver, Cormorant, Dunlin, Dunnock, Eider, Gannet, Greenfinch, Greenshank, Guillemot, Heron, King Eider, Kittiwake, Knot, Linnet, Little Gull, Little Tern, Meadow Pipit, Razorbill, Red-breasted Merganser, Red-throated Diver, Ringed Plover, Robin, Sand Martin, Sandwich Tern, Shelduck, Skylark, Tree Pipit, Turnstone, Willow Warbler, Wren, Yellowhammer, Iceland Gull.

Loch of Strathbeg; Collared Dove, Curlew, Gadwall, Garganey, Goldfinch, Lapwing, Mallard, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Pectoral Sandpiper, Reed Bunting, Ruff, Teal, Tree Sparrow, Whimbrel, Wigeon, Sedge Warbler.

Findhorn Valley; Common Sandpiper, Dipper, Greylag Goose, Mistle Thrush.

Loch Garten/Mallachie; Cuckoo, Goldcrest, Goldeneye, Siskin.

Aviemore; Song Thrush.

Thursday 9th April 2013
Loch Garten; Blue Tit, Capercaillie, Coal Tit, Osprey,
Carbridge; Tufted Duck,
Loch an Eilleen; Crossbill, Great-spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker,
Embo; Common Scoter, Hooded Crow, Lesser Redpoll, Sanderling, Surf Scoter, Wheatear,
Loch Ruthven; Golden Eagle, Little Grebe, Slavonian Grebe,
Findhorn Valley; Goosander, Kestrel, Merlin, Peregrine, Raven,
Farr; Red Grouse,

Friday 10th April 2013
Lochalsh; Black Guillemot, Shag,
Strathcommon; Cuckoo
Skye; Rock Pipit, White-tailed Eagle,
Balranald; Con Bunting, Great Skua, Shoveler, Snipe, Twite, White Wagtail, Rock Dove, Corncrake, Long-tailed Skua.
Sollas; Bar-tailed Godwit, Golden Plover, Hen Harrier,
Ardenoch; Great Northern Diver,
Lochmaddy-Uist Ferry, Manx Shearwater, Pomarine Skua, Puffin,
Uist, Redshank, Short-eared Owl,

Saturday 11th April 2013
Balranald; Arctic Skua, Fulmar, Purple Sandpiper, Whimbrel, Whooper Swan,
Sollas; Stonechat,
Sunday 12th April 2013
Abernethy; Coal Tit,
Insh Marshes; Redstart,
Cairngorm; Ring Ouzel,

Total for our trip=133

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