2019 Year List

Finally kicking off the new year list with January's haul, and a few more recent sightings:

1. blackbird

2. bean goose

3. black-headed gull

4. barn owl

5. Bewick's swan

6. blue tit

7. buzzard

8. carrion crow

9. cormorant

10. chaffinch

11. common gull

12. coot

13. coal tit

14. curlew

15. dunnock

16. dunlin

17. eider

18. gadwall

19. little egret

20. great black-backed gull

21. goosander

22. greylag goose

23. goldeneye

24. goldfinch

25. golden plover

26. greenfinch

27. great spotted woodpecker

28. great tit

29. gannet

30. grey heron

31. hooded crow

32. herring gull

33. hen harrier

34. jackdaw

35. kestrel

36. knot

37. lapwing

38. long-tailed duck

39. linnet

40. mallard

41. moorhen

42. mute swan

43. oystercatcher

44. peregrine

45. pink-footed goose

46. pheasant

47. pintail

48. pied wagtail

49. robin

50. reed bunting

51. redshank

52. red-breasted merganser

53. rook

54. skylark

55. shag

56. starling

57. snipe

58. sanderling

59. shoveler

60. teal

61. tree sparrow

62. tufted duck

63. water rail

64. white-fronted goose

65. woodpigeon

66. wigeon

67. whooper swan

68. yellowhammer

69. corn bunting (16 Jan)

70. siskin (20 Jan)

71. blackcap

72. grey wagtail (30 Jan)

73. brambling

74. woodcock (4 Feb)

75. fieldfare

76. treecreeper (6 Feb)

77. grey partridge

78. redwing

79. sparrowhawk

  • Sorry! March was a very slow month, and then I've been away (and of course everything arrived while I wasn't here! Just my luck!) - hence a massive update needed!

    80. raven (26 Feb)
    81. shelduck
    82. ringed plover
    83. lesser black-backed gull (14 Mar)
    84. little gull (28 Mar)
    85. sand martin (31 Mar)
    86. great white egret (1 Apr)
    87. spoonbill (2 Apr)
    88. green-winged teal
    89. kittiwake (3 Apr)
    90. lesser redpoll
    91. common crane (4 Apr)
    92. osprey (5 Apr)
    93. stonechat (6 Apr)
    94. song thrush
    95. goldcrest
    96. bittern (8 Apr)
    97. black-tailed godwit (10 Apr)
    98. smew
    99. short-eared owl (11 Apr)
    100. marsh harrier
    101. greenshank (12 Apr)
    102. garganey (18 Apr)
    103. swallow
    104. cuckoo
    105. wheatear (20 Apr)
    106. willow warbler
    107. scaup (21 Apr)
    108. ruff
    109. avocet (22 Apr)
    110. house martin
    111. little ringed plover (23 Apr)
    112. common tern (24 Apr)
  • and same again... there are species that the staff don't see (we don't spend our entire time bird watching, contrary to popular belief!) so tend to get passed over, either because they are very common and nobody puts them in the hide logbooks, or the information isn't passed on at the time and we find out days or even weeks later! All records are useful for one reason or another!

    113. pied flycatcher (27 Apr)
    114. lesser whitethroat
    115. grasshopper warbler
    116. barnacle goose
    117. common whitethroat
    118. whimbrel (1 May)
    119. sedge warbler
    120. swift (7 May)
    121. wren (earlier in year, unreported)
    122. feral pigeon
    123. collared dove
    124. magpie
    125. dotterel (11 May)
    126. house sparrow (13 May)
    127. Arctic tern (20 May)
    128. black stork (4 Jun, for about 5 minutes)
    129. Sandwich tern (5 Jun)
  • Apologies for lack of updates - we've been without internet for a few weeks!

    130. spotted crake (18 June)
    131. tawny owl (26 June)
    132. little stint (15 July)
    133. white-rumped sandpiper (17 July)
    134. wood sandpiper (24 July)
    135. Mediterranean gull (31 July)
    136. green sandpiper

    More immediate updates can be found on Facebook, on the local birders' page - ABZ Rare Birds - which includes the rest of Aberdeenshire.

  • Some new stuff, and I have found some more entries as I've been working through the huge pile of log sheets, putting them into our database!

    137. whinchat (16 Sep)
    138. Temmink's stint (27 May)
    139. merlin (16 Sep)
    140. meadow pipit (yes, I know... likely to have been seen back in January, but if nobody writes it down...!)
    141. stock dove (11 Feb)
    142. little grebe (8 Mar)
    143. chiffchaff (18 Apr)
    144. yellow browed warbler (23 Sep - up to 11 reported in the Plantation)
    145. curlew sandpiper (12 Aug)
    146. spotted redshank (20 Sep)
    147. crossbill (species, but not certain which one! 23 Sep in Plantation)