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  1. Andrew Whitehouse

    Seafield to Kinghorn

    I've not even been able to get the old totaliser out yet this autumn. No Purple Sandpipers here yet!
  2. Andrew Whitehouse

    Seafield to Kinghorn

    I think Yellowhammers can certainly be migrants and Scandinavian birds move south and west to some extent. It's maybe hard to be sure where birds have come from but if they're arriving with lots of thrushes and other birds from the east then there's a chance they could have travelled with them...
  3. Andrew Whitehouse

    Seafield to Kinghorn

    I think you're right to be a bit suspicious. We get Eiders 'showing characteristics of borealis' in NE Scotland quite often but it's been demonstrated that local birds can show these characteristics (e.g. sails). I'm not sure whether it's possible to prove borealis occurence in the UK...