RECENT SIGHTINGS courtesy of SOC Clyde Branch and Birdline Scotland
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Please send your Clyde and Clyde Islands sightings to clydegrapevine@the-soc.org.uk, share them with Birdline Scotland  birdlinescot@btconnect.com and upload them to BirdTrack.
 
Thursday 21 March
A Long-eared Owl flushed from the scrub by the fire ponds at BAE Systems, Bishopton.
2 drake and 1 female Pintail again at Millichen Flood early morning.
A Red Kite flew over Newton Mearns this afternoon.
A singing Chiffchaff in Linn Park.
A Brambling in Gartness Road, Drymen.

Late news for Wednesday 20 March
A Peregrine in a garden in Millport, Great Cumbrae.
3 Bramblings at Blackstoun Farm, Linwood.
A singing Chiffchaff at Linwood Moss
 
Wednesday 20 March
A Raven flew over Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow.
A Greenland White-fronted Goose and a Barnacle Goose with approx 6500 Pink-footed Geese below Eastfield Farm near Pettinain.
Approx 1000 Pink-footed Geese in fields near Covington village.
A Green Sandpiper at BAE Systems and a Nuthatch by Dargavel House.
2 drake and 1 female Pintail and a Redshank at Millichen Flood.
 
Tuesday 19 March
A Raven on the tower at Glasgow University this morning. 
5 Barnacle Geese with approx 1100 Pink-footed Geese at Wards Pond and west of Drymen Bridge. 
A female Hen Harrier and 31 Greenland White-fronted Geese near Meikle Finnery Farm. 
130 Greenland White-fronted Geese by Hillhead Farm. 

Late news for yesterday
Approx 3000 Pink-footed Geese by Jackton Road south of East Kilbride. 

Monday 18 March
 
A single Sand Martin at Strathclyde Loch early in the morning. 
A singing Chiffchaff at Parkhill Woods, Lochwinnoch. 
Three Kittiwakes briefly at Balgray Reservoir in the afternoon.
 
Sunday 17 March
An adult Little Gull at Strathclyde Loch.
Little Egret at is favoured spot on the Gruggies Burn, east of Dumbarton rock.
Five Jack Snipe at Catkin Marsh and a single flushed at nearby Windlaw Marsh.
A male Hen Harrier hunting NW of Brownmuir Hill (Ayrshire) in the morning, an hour later the same or another over RSPB Lochwinnoch visitor centre toward Castle Semple Loch.
A singing Chiffchaff at Adder's Gill.
A non-singing Chiffchaff at Craigend Hill, Erskine.
 
Saturday 16 March
The Water Pipit continues to show well at Machrie Bay, Arran, favouring the area between the tea room and the shore.
Mealy Redpoll at the feeders in a garden at Coltness, Wishaw.
 
Friday 15 March
A single Waxwing at Laburnum Crescent, Wishaw, best viewed from Ballater Crescent.
 
Thursday 14 March
The adult Ring-billed Gull again at Strathclyde Loch.
The four Waxwings briefly at Laburnum Crescent, Wishaw at 0900 hrs, finishing any remaining berries.
Late news for 13 March
Still a remarkable 14 Tree Sparrows coming to a Cumbernauld garden.
The large flock of at least 2,000 Pink-footed Geese still in the Eaglesham area, but nearer Waterfoot at Little Dripps (NS5854).
 
Wednesday 14 March
40 Whooper Swans on Loch Greenan, Bute.
Four Waxwings at Laburnum Crescent, Coltness, Wishaw, viewed from Ballater Crescent early morning, but not seen later and berries all gone.
 
Tuesday 12 March
147 Greenland White-fronted Geese at Hillhead Farm, Croftamie.
Still four Waxwings at Laburnum Crescent, Coltness, Wishaw, please view from Ballater Crescent
 
Monday 11 March
A female Black Redstart briefly in gardens behind Royal Terrace, Glasgow.
Two Barnacle Geese with 1,800 Pink-footed Geese (including a leucistic individual) at Allander Toll, Milngavie.
A report of four Waxwings at Laburnum Crescent, Wishaw.
Seven Tree Sparrows at West Millichen Farm.
Two Shelducks on Balmore Pool.
 
Sunday 10 March
A 1st-winter and an adult Iceland Gull at the Strathclyde Loch gull roost, also seven Sand Martins.
Two Black-tailed Godwits and  17 Curlews at Carbarns Pool.
Late news for 9 March
At Glebe Farm, Kirk o’ Shotts, 30 Bramblings with at least 150 mixed finches (52 caught and ringed) also 9 Stock Doves
Two Sand Martins at Craigallian Loch (the first Sand Martin was noted on 2 March at Loch Ardinning)
 
Saturday 9 March
26 Whooper Swans with 150 Greylag Geese at East Kerse Farm, near Lochwinnoch, also 46 Curlews.
 
Friday 8 March
The Water Pipit still in Machrie Bay area, Arran, but favouring the shelter of the golf course.
Still three Little Egrets at Longhaugh Point field pools; nearby, a Greenshank at Erskine Harbour
An adult Little Gull still at Cardwell Bay, Gourock.
120 Golden Plovers at Damhead Farm, Carluke.
A single Barnacle Goose with a mixed flock of Pink-feet and Greylags at Boclair Farm, Bearsden.
 
Thursday 7 March
Three Little Egrets at Longhaugh Point field pools at high tide.
Little Egret flying past the Castle Semple Visitor Centre in the direction of Lochwinnoch at 1600 hrs.