Accepted records

The following records have been accepted after consideration by British Birds Rarities Committee (BBRC), Scottish Birds Records Committee (SBRC) or Moray & Nairn Rarities Committee (MNRC).

Only records relating to 2010 onwards are currently displayed here.

Green-winged Teal  1-2  Loch Flemington  13 March-8 April 2016
Great White Egret  Calcots area  2 January-5 March 2016
Crane  2  Craigellachie  11 December 2015
Crane  1  Ardivot  2 November 2015
Firecrest  1  Windyridge  6 November 2015
Yellow-browed Warbler  1  Loch Spynie  14 October 2015
Rough-legged Buzzard  1  Eachrach  19 April 2015
Avocet  2  Balormie & Lossie estuary  16 April 2015
Little Egret  1  Kingsteps 23 January-13 March 2015
White-billed Diver  1  Cullen  8 May 2015
White-billed Diver  3  Portknockie  3 May 2014
White-billed Diver  1  Cullen  4-7  May 2014
Bonaparte’s Gull 
1  Lossie estuary  4-15 October 2015
Broad-billed Sandpiper  1  Findhorn Bay  29 May 2015
Lesser Whitethroat  1  Spey Bay  20-21 June 2014
Rose-coloured Starling  1  Hopeman  28-29 June 2014
Yellow-browed Warbler  1  Portknockie  13 October 2015
Lesser Whitethroat  1  Lower Dallachy  14-15 June 2015
Little Ringed Plover  2  Tugnet  23 May 2015
Yellow Wagtail  1  Garmouth  8 May 2015
Little Ringed Plover  2  Speyslaw  6 May 2015
American Wigeon  1  Cloddach quarry  30 November-22 December 2014
Bearded Tit  5  Loch Spynie  19 November 2014
American Wigeon  1  Tugnet  11 May 2014
Mediterranean Gull  1  Lossie estuary  12 July 2015
Mediterranean Gull  1  Lossie estuary  20 October 2014
Mediterranean Gull  1  Lossie estuary  19 October 2014
Mediterranean Gull  1  Lossie estuary  12 October 2014
Mediterranean Gull  1  Nairn  12 October 2014
Mediterranean Gull  1  Lossie estuary  4 October 2014
Mediterranean Gull  1  Lossie estuary  1 October 2014
Mediterranean Gull  1  Dipple  5 March 2014

Golden Oriole  1  Grange Green  2 June 2015
Little Ringed Plover  1  Findhorn Bay  4 May 2015
Green Woodpecker  1  Delnapot  13 April 2015
Black Redstart  1  Findhorn  24 March 2015
Sabine’s Gull  1  Lossie estuary  28 September 2014
Long-tailed Skua  1  Lossiemouth  1 October 2014
Sabine’s Gull  1  Lossiemouth  2 October 2014
Long-tailed Skua  1  Lossiemouth  15 November 2014
Mediterranean Gull  1  Kingsteps  28 November 2014
White-billed Diver  1  Burghead  2-6 April 2014
Cory’s Shearwater  1  Lossiemouth 14 August 2014
Cory’s Shearwater  1  Lossiemouth  29  July 2014

Green-winged Teal  1  Lossie estuary  16 January-14 February 2015
Rough-legged Buzzard  1  Cawdor estate  4-5 December 2014
Red-necked Grebe  1  Burghead Bay  29 October 2014
Long-tailed Skua  1  Lossiemouth 15 October 2014
Yellow-browed Warbler  1  Covesea  9 October 2014

Little Ringed Plover  2  Tugnet  10 July 2014
Mediterranean Gull  1  Spey estuary  3 October 2014
Bean Goose  2  Portknockie  23 January 2014
Bean Goose  1  Findhorn Bay  4 October 2013
Yellow-browed Warbler 
1  Lossiemouth  8 October 2014
Red-breasted Flycatcher  1  Lossiemouth  8 October 2014
Black Redstart  1  Lossiemouth  7 October 2014
Sabine’s Gull  1 (juvenile)  Spey estuary  21 September 2014
Pectoral Sandpiper  1 (juvenile)  Delnies  6 September 2014
Pectoral Sandpiper  1 (adult)  Scarffbanks  6 September 2014
Mediterranean Gull  1 (1st winter)  Lossie estuary 9 September 2014
Mediterranean Gull  1 (2nd winter)  Lossie estuary  24 August 2014
Mediterranean Gull  1 (1st summer)  Lossie estuary  12 July 2014
Mediterranean Gull  1 (1st winter)  Loch Spynie  23 March 2014

Hobby  1  Findhorn Bay  19 June & 2 July 2014
Mediterranean Gull  1 (adult)  Nairn  1 February 2014
Grey Phalarope  1  Nairn  30 January 2014
Little Egret  1  Loch Flemington  12 January 2014
Sabine’s Gull  1 (adult)  Lossiemouth  24 October 2013
Hawfinch  1  Kingston  11 December 2012
Mediterranean Gull  1 (adult)  Lossiemouth  7 October 2013
Pectoral Sandpiper  1 (juvenile)  Spey estuary  18 September 2013
Spoonbill  1 (adult)  Spey estuary  18 June 2013
Crane  1  Forres  17, 19 & 23 June 2013
Crane  1  Forres  11 June 2013
Pectoral Sandpiper  1  Netherton (Findhorn Bay)  2 June 2013
Little Egret  2 (adults)  Portgordon  30 May 2013
Long-tailed Skua  1 (adult)  Portknockie  23 May 2013
Long-tailed Skua  1 (adult)  Lossiemouth  24 May 2013
Pectoral Sandpiper  1  Findhorn Bay  8 September 2012
Black Tern  1  Findhorn  30 August 2012
Red-necked Grebe  1  Kingston  19 February 2013
Bittern  1  Loch Spynie  3 March 2013
Bittern  1  Loch Spynie  24 January 2013
Tundra Bean Goose  1  Netherton (Findhorn Bay)  1 January 2013
Red-necked Grebe  1  Lossie estuary  15 December 2012
Lapland Bunting  1 (female)  Moray  31 May 2012
Crane  1  Newton (Alves)  30 April 2012
Mediterranean Gull 
1  (adult)  Burghead  7 October 2012
White-tailed Eagle  1  (adult)  Ballindalloch  6 October 2012
Mediterranean Gull  1  (adult)  Burghead  26 September 2012
Sabine’s Gull  1  (adult)  Lossiemouth  15 September 2012
Hobby  1  Darnaway  6 August 2012
Black Tern  1  (adult)  Tugnet  6-7 July 2012
White-billed Diver  2  (1 adult, 1 sub-adult)  Burghead  12 April-8 May 2012
Great Grey Shrike  1  Archiestown  12 December 2011
White-rumped Sandpiper  1  (adult)  Hopeman  23 September 2011
White-billed Diver  3  (1 adult, 2 unaged)  Burghead  20 April-8 May 2011
Crane  1  Chapelton (Forres)  2-25 April 2011
Great White Egret  1  Tugnet & Bogmoor  27 November 2010-22 February 2011
Great White Egret  1  Tugnet & Bogmoor  9 January-1 May 2010
White-billed Diver  2  (adult, immature)  14 April 2010
White-billed Diver  2  (adults)  Burghead  2 May 2010
White-billed Diver  1  off Buckie  13 March 2012
Purple Heron  1  Loch Spynie  19-25 April 2011
Mediterranean Gull
  1 adult  Lossiemouth  10 January 2012
Little Egret  1  Cloddach  20 November 2011 into 2012
Brunnich’s Guillemot  1  Burghead  17  November  2011
European White-fronted Goose  57  Gilston 13 November 2011
Tundra Bean Goose  36  Gilston  13 November 2011
European White-fronted Goose  15  Tugnet  12 November 2011
Taiga Bean Goose  4  Tugnet  12 November 2011
Long-billed Dowitcher  1  Lossie estuary  2-6 October 2011
Lapland Bunting  1  Kingston  29 September 2011
Lesser Yellowlegs  1  Findhorn Bay  25 September 2011
Sabine’s Gull  1 juvenile  Lossiemouth  18 September 2011
American Wigeon  1 male  Kingston  11 September 2011
Long-tailed Skua  1 juvenile  Portknockie  29  August 2011
Temminck’s Stint  1  Kingston  14-15 June 2011
Golden Oriole  1 male  Loch Spynie  19 May 2011
Black Redstart  1 male  Portknockie  4 May 2011
Yellow Wagtail  1  Nairn  24 April 2011
King Eider  1 male  Burghead  2-22 January 2011
Great White Egret  1  Bogmoor/Tugnet  27 November 2010 into 2011
Green-winged Teal  1 male  Spynie canal  13 November 2010 into 2011
Lapland Bunting  6  Inchrory  10 November 2010
King Eider  1 adult male  Burghead  6 October 2010 into 2011
Black Tern  1  Lossiemouth  23 September 2010
Black Tern  1  Lossiemouth  15 September 2010
Avocet  1  Findhorn Bay  11-12 September 2010
Hobby  2  Darnaway  31 July 2010
Roseate Tern  1  Garmouth  7-8 June 2010
Little Ringed Plover  2  east Moray  21-30 May 2010
Little Ringed Plover  1  west Moray  20 May 2010
Crane  2  Loch Spynie  20 May 2010
Green-winged Teal  1 male  Loch Spynie  16 January-12 February 2010