Recent Sightings courtesy of SOC Clyde Branch grapevine and Birdline Scotland


Saturday 11 November

Two Ruddy Ducks still on Hogganfield Loch.
16 Whooper Swans on Loch Libo, near Uplawmoor.
Still large numbers of wildfowl on Woodend Loch, Coatbridge, including 60 Gadwall, 250 Wigeon and a remarkable 600 Coot.
23 Bar-tailed Godwits in Ballochmartin Bay, Great Cumbrae; also a Common Dolphin still  showing well off Keppel Pier.
28 Ravens at Bennan Loch, near Newton Mearns in the afternoon, also two Woodcock leaving their roost at dusk.

Sunday 5 November

A Red Kite at Cathkin Marsh SWT Reserve, also five (four ringed) Jack Snipe.
Ten Snow Buntings on the Renfrewshire side of Hill of Stake, Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park.
The immature Long-tailed Duck still on Waulkmill Glen Reservoir.
Three Jack Snipe at the east end of Gadloch.
Two ringtail Hen Harriers hunting together at Ring Point, Endrick Mouth.
19 Whooper Swans on Hogganfield Loch.

BELOW vvv Jack Snipe at Gadloch, 5/11/2017 by John Molloy
BELOW vvv female Stonechat at Gadloch, 5/11/2017 by John Molloy
Saturday 4 November

An immature Long-tailed Duck still on Waulkmill Glen Reservoir.
A ringtail Hen Harrier again at Cathkin Marsh SWT Reserve.
A Jack Snipe at Mosswater LNR, Cumbernauld, also a pair of Stonechats.
54 Whooper Swans on Carbarns Pool.
16 Whooper Swans in two flocks east over Dumbreck Marsh at 0920 hrs.
A male Blackcap in a Hillview Drive, Clarkston garden.

Late news for 4 November
Six Hawfinch (identified on call) over Shawlands, Glasgow, but no further details.
A Hawfinch heard flying over Wishaw at 2355 hrs.
Eight Brambling at Glebe Farm, Kirk o' Shotts.