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At the Mosset Burn mouth as it enters the bay at Netherton on the Findhorn. North side of the bay. (I have not seen them just passing on a report) You heading down for some pictures?


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18/10/2013 Red-necked Grebe 1, Red-throated Diver 42 Spey Bay
Grey Plover 1 Spey estuary

Findhorn Bay,
2 Slavonian Grebes keeping company with flock of Velvet and Common Scoter.

Ben Nevis

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Rare Bird Map

The Rare Bird Map on here,Is showing a Pacific Diver,somewhere on the Moray Firth.Anyone have details ?


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No info on any of the local sources :-(

A mini-fall this morning with 5 Blackcaps, 6 Yellowhammer 1 Reed Bunting and scores of Greenfinches, Siskin and Blackbirds.


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20/10/2013 Jack Snipe 4, Snipe 83 Kingsteps (Nairn)

Barnacle Goose 25, Slavonian Grebe 3, Snow Bunting 10 Nairn Bar

Short-eared Owl 1 Lossiemouth (in off the sea and headed east)

Great Northern Diver 1, Black-throated Diver 1 off Findhorn

3 Rock Pipit 54 between Portgordon and Strathlene

Purple Sandpiper 8 Lossiemouth

Shoveler 13, Pintail 106, Greenshank 2, Barnacle Goose 1 Findhorn Bay

Fieldfare hundreds 1 mile west of Archiestown


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Sabine’s Gull 1 adult heading west, Arctic Skua 1, Arctic Tern 1 Razorbill 251, Gannet 112, Kittiwake 25, Great Northern Diver 1 Lossiemouth

Common Scoter 47, Red-throated Diver 6, Black Guillemot 2 off Findhorn
Barnacle Goose 8, Whooper Swan 11 Spey estuary

2 Crested Tit Anagach Woods Grantown


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Whooper Swan 130 Salterhill
Snow Bunting 1 Burghead
Purple Sandpiper 2 Hopeman

Sabine’s Gull 1 Burghead
Barnacle Goose 8 Spey estuary

Saturday in Lossie. Just wondering if this is normal behaviour for a Heron, it was stood in the middle of the river with it's beak under the surface, seemed to be catching food as it felt it, quite a few things about if they're not being chased off by dogs, Herring, Black-head, Common and Great Blacked-backed Gulls, Wigeon, Teal, Red-breasted Mergansers, Bar-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Heron, Redshank, Cormorant. A walk through the woods gave Blue, Coal & Great Tit as well as Crested up on the feeder station and Goldcrest, Wren, Treecreeper, Dunnock, Robin, pictures of the Crested and Goldcrest but a bit dark in the trees, Carrion Crow and Jackdaw also about.



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gordon hamlett

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Sabine’s Gull 1 adult heading west, Arctic Skua 1, Arctic Tern 1 Razorbill 251, Gannet 112, Kittiwake 25, Great Northern Diver 1 Lossiemouth

Saw the Sabs on Friday off Burghead. Just got onto it when it went down on the sea, never to be seen again:C

Had no terns or skuas all week. Bh also produced 1 purple sand, large passage of Guillemots but very few razorbills, 2 tysties, 3 slavs, 3 BTDivers, 2 velvets, a mink along the beach and 4 dolphins



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2/11/2013 Red Kite 2 in ploughed field near Lhanbryd Parish Church
Great Crested Grebe 1, Black-throated Diver 10, Slavonian Grebe 18 (14 together) off Findhorn
Little Egret 1, Green Sandpiper 1, Greenshank 5 Findhorn Bay
Jack Snipe 1, Snipe 17 Kingsteps (Nairn)
Whooper Swan 110 Loch Spynie

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