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Forum: Scotland Yesterday, 18:06
Replies: 214
Views: 30,972
Posted By Gander
The Willow Warblers had arrived in force by this...

The Willow Warblers had arrived in force by this morning. Also found more Blackcap, this time at the back of Bullfinch Cove.
Forum: Scotland Yesterday, 18:02
Replies: 1,975
Views: 340,998
Posted By Gander
Elie Lifer

An afternoon trip to Elie produced a lifer for me when I found the long staying Black-Necked Grebe. :t:

Also went to a rather subdued Kilminning and Fife Ness, before stopping off at the Eden...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Yesterday, 17:53
Replies: 19
Views: 1,034
Posted By Gander
20th April

On my Seafield patch this morning.

139. Willow Warbler

And a trip to Elie produced

140. Black-Necked Grebe (a lifer)
141. Sandwich Tern
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Thursday 19th April 2018, 08:27
Replies: 19
Views: 1,034
Posted By Gander
19th April

An early morning wander on my local patch (Seafield, Fife) produced a year tick with.....

138. Common Sandpiper
Forum: Scotland Thursday 19th April 2018, 08:19
Replies: 214
Views: 30,972
Posted By Gander
Summer Arrivals

Yesterday, I had a bit of a lie in, so only made it down to the strip for about 07:00 hrs. With the rain coming on, I only walked to the tower and back to the car park. There had been a few changes...
Forum: Scotland Wednesday 18th April 2018, 19:52
Replies: 1,975
Views: 340,998
Posted By Gander
North Fife Circuit

I usually try and take it easy on the first day back onshore, but having done an early morning visit to Seafield, followed by a brief visit to Loch Gelly, I decided to see what Stonefaction (Barry)...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Wednesday 18th April 2018, 17:45
Replies: 19
Views: 1,034
Posted By Gander
18th April

Being back on dry land, I had a bit of catching up to do.

Central Fife

133. House Martin
134. Swallow

Mugdrum Island (from Newburgh)

135. Marsh Harrier
Forum: Scotland Tuesday 17th April 2018, 10:10
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By Gander
Eggcellent! :t:

Eggcellent! :t:
Forum: Scotland Tuesday 17th April 2018, 10:03
Replies: 394
Views: 47,625
Posted By Gander
Sad end

My trip has come to a sad end. Yesterday evening, I was called to the body of a bird that had been discovered. I was told on the phone by the finder that it was a Spotted Flycatcher. I headed out and...
Forum: Scotland Tuesday 17th April 2018, 09:58
Replies: 394
Views: 47,625
Posted By Gander
Bring it on! :t:

Bring it on! :t:
Forum: Scotland Sunday 15th April 2018, 17:44
Replies: 394
Views: 47,625
Posted By Gander
It is not often that I have to update the...

It is not often that I have to update the platform year list twice in a day, but it seems warranted today.

After posting at lunchtime, I was looking down onto a firewater pump roof, in passing, when...
Forum: Scotland Sunday 15th April 2018, 13:25
Replies: 394
Views: 47,625
Posted By Gander
Yes, that is pretty much how I'll report it. We...

Yes, that is pretty much how I'll report it. We mark birds we are not sure about as "Uncertain". In this case, it won't count as a Common, but will be recorded as a Redpoll. :t:
Forum: Scotland Sunday 15th April 2018, 13:21
Replies: 394
Views: 47,625
Posted By Gander
Thanks Delia. Yes, we are certainly seeing a few...

Thanks Delia. Yes, we are certainly seeing a few birds on the move today. Snipe and Great Skua are the latest this afternoon.

The asterisk is for birds reported to me by others on the platform, but...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 15th April 2018, 10:44
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Gander
Thanks :t:

Thanks :t:
Forum: Scotland Sunday 15th April 2018, 10:43
Replies: 394
Views: 47,625
Posted By Gander
Another wave

Another wave of migrants came in overnight. Mainly dozens of Blackbird, with Robin mixed in, but also six or more fresh Woodcock.

Star of the show though is a lifer for me. We have had them here...
Forum: Member's Lists 2018 Sunday 15th April 2018, 10:32
Replies: 19
Views: 1,034
Posted By Gander
15th Apr

North Sea migrant spotted on offshore oil platform. A lifer for me.

131. Long-Eared Owl

EDIT - And a passing Great Skua this afternoon.

132. Great Skua
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 15th April 2018, 10:02
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Gander
Long-Eared Owl - North Sea Migrant

I am pretty sure this is a L-E Owl, but as it is a lifer, I'd be happy to get a bit of confirmation.
Forum: Scotland Friday 13th April 2018, 11:58
Replies: 394
Views: 47,625
Posted By Gander
Redpoll

Two personnel reported a Redpoll to me yesterday. It landed on the deck a few feet from where they were standing, before flitting off elsewhere.

This has left me with the problem of trying to work...
Forum: Scotland Wednesday 11th April 2018, 11:34
Replies: 394
Views: 47,625
Posted By Gander
And they are off

Most of the Woodcock are now on their way, hopefully to the continent for a happy breeding season. Numbers yesterday topped out at ten (photo of seven of them attached). Today, there are only two...
Forum: Scotland Tuesday 10th April 2018, 09:38
Replies: 394
Views: 47,625
Posted By Gander
Woodcock Update.

The Blackbirds and Robins have moved on, but there are still eight Woodcock sitting on the Spider Deck, a few metres above the sea. The wind has now swung around to being straight out of the east...
Forum: Scotland Monday 9th April 2018, 09:27
Replies: 394
Views: 47,625
Posted By Gander
Woodcock Bonanza

Things picked up big time this morning. :t:

Huge flock of Blackbird passed through, along with many Robin. And a load of Woodcock - an offshore tick for me.

Hard to quantify how many Woodcock there...
Forum: Scotland Sunday 8th April 2018, 13:04
Replies: 394
Views: 47,625
Posted By Gander
Migration conditions have been perfect for two...

Migration conditions have been perfect for two days, with light westerlies. Birds have been notable by their absense. I'm fed up!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th April 2018, 12:58
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By Gander
Teal, I think.

Teal, I think.
Forum: Scotland Wednesday 4th April 2018, 17:58
Replies: 394
Views: 47,625
Posted By Gander
More Gulls & Migrants.

Yesterday ended on a high note, when my attention was drawn by some Gannets flying by, just before I entered the accommodation at the end of my day. The big bonus was as I watched the Gannets, I also...
Forum: Dorset Wednesday 4th April 2018, 06:17
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By Gander
Thank you both.

Thank you both.
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