Recent records

The records that appear below are unchecked reports. In the case of rare species, their inclusion here does not imply acceptance by a rarities committee. *NEW* An archive of previous months can now be found here

Also updated on 20 October: Ringing in Moray & Nairn (Shag [x2]) and Photos (Sparrowhawk).
Birds in Moray & Nairn 2015 now available only on this website under ‘Bird Reports’ – ‘2011 onwards’.

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20/10/2017  Long-tailed Duck  510,  Common Scoter  118,  Velvet Scoter  3,  Slavonian Grebe  1,  Black-throated Diver  1,  Red-throated Diver  2  Burghead Bay (off Findhorn dunes)  Richard Somers Cocks
20/10/2017  Pink-footed Goose  14400,  Barnacle Goose  14,  Whooper Swan  11  Findhorn Bay  Richard Somers Cocks
20/10/2017  Ring Ouzel  2  Portgordon (west end near bridge)  David Devonport
20/10/2017  Ruff  1,  Goosander  4  Lossie estuary  Mike Crutch
19/10/2017  Brent Goose (Light-bellied)  1  Findhorn Bay  Richard Somers Cocks
19/10/2017  Chiffchaff  1 (singing)  Moycroft (Elgin NJ2362)  David Law
19/10/2017  Black Grouse  3 (1 male, 2 female)  c.1 mile south of Dallas  Gerry Cross
19/10/2017  Brambling  1  Forres (in garden at the edge of the town)  Alison Ritchie
19/10/2017  Brambling  6 with Redwings  Elgin (west end)  David Main
19/10/2017 (14:00)  Swallow  1  Elgin (Bishopmill primary school)  David Main

Swallow at Bishopmill, 19 October 2017 (David Main)
19/10/2017 (09:15)  Redwing  100+  Alves (flying west)  Tony Backx
19/10/2017 (08:00-10:00)  Redwing  hundreds  Elgin (flying over the west end)  David Main
18/10/2017 (10:25)  Whooper Swan  40+  Portknockie (flew west)  Peter MacDonald
18/10/2017  Kingfisher  1  Loch Spynie  George McRae
18/10/2017  Shoveler  1 (female),  Pintail  1 (female),  Little Grebe  14  Loch Spynie  Martin Cook
18/10/2017  Whooper Swan  96,  Pink-footed Goose  840,  Barnacle Goose  2,  Greylag Goose  15,  Peregrine  1  Bailliesland (NJ2566)  Martin Cook
18/10/2017  Little Grebe  15,  Tufted Duck  30,  Cormorant  1  Loch na Bo  Martin Cook
18/10/2017  Little Grebe  15,  Goosander  3,  Wigeon  57  Loch Oire  Martin Cook
18/10/2017  Red-throated Diver  5,  Eider  8  Spey Bay (off Tugnet)  Martin Cook
18/10/2017  Lapwing  65,  Curlew  87,  Snipe  13,  Whooper Swan  6 (flew west),  Tufted Duck  9,  Goldeneye  1,  Cormorant  43  Spey estuary  Martin Cook
18/10/2017  Long-tailed Duck  1,  Goldeneye  1  Nether Dallachy pool  Martin Cook

Long-tailed Duck, Nether Dallachy 18 October 2017 (Martin Cook)
18/10/2017  Whooper Swan  10  Elgin (flew south-east over Asda)  Bob Proctor
17/10/2017  Jack Snipe  1 (on marsh at NJ0361),  Black-tailed Godwit  44,  Ringed Plover  24,  Barnacle Goose  5,  Peregrine  1 (NJ0362),  Golden Plover  88,  Knot  62,  Dunlin  277,  Bar-tailed Godwit  9 (NJ0462),  Little Grebe  9 (old River Findhorn channel)  Findhorn Bay  Gordon McMullins
17/10/2017  Slavonian Grebe  1,  Grey Plover  2  Lossie estuary  David Main

Slavonian Grebe, Lossie estuary 17 October 2017 (David Main)
17/10/2017  Peregrine  1,  Black-throated Diver  1 (flew east),  Gannet  30+ (feeding off headland)  Burghead  Tony Backx
17/10/2017  Peregrine  1,  Bar-tailed Godwit 12,  Oystercatcher  91  Burghead  Mike Crutch
17/10/2017  Whooper Swan  30  Forres (flew low over High Street)  Ian Bailey
17/10/2017  Redwing  10+  Clochan  Martin Cook
17/10/2017  Redwing  75  over Linkwood (Elgin)  Bob Proctor
16/10/2017  Eider  120+  Burghead (east side)  Tony Backx

Eiders, Burghead 16 October 2017 (Tony Backx)
16/10/2017  Wheatear  1  Kinloss  Allan Lawrence
16/10/2017  Snipe  5  flew east high over Clochan  Martin Cook
16/10/2017  Redwing  1,  Whooper Swan  14  over Duffus  Bob Proctor
16/10/2017 (early morning)  Redwing  50  over Linkwood (Elgin)  Bob Proctor
16/10/2017  Linnet  220  Clochan (NJ4060)  Martin Cook
15/10/2017  Brent Goose (light-bellied)  10  Nairn east beach  Alister Clunas
15/10/2017  Light-bellied Brent Goose  8,  Ruff  4,  Teal  78  Lossie estuary  Duncan Gibson, Bob Proctor
15/10/2017 (13:30-14:30)  Black Guillemot  6,  Razorbill  33,  Guillemot  6,  Gannet  2,  Kittiwake  1,  Long-tailed Duck  2,  Common Scoter  1  passed Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Bob Proctor
15/10/2017 (12:00)  Light-bellied Brent Goose  8  Lossie estuary  David Main

Brent Geese, Lossie estuary 15 October 2017 (David Main)
15/10/2017  Whooper Swan  273  Balliesland farm  Bob Proctor
15/10/2017 (08:00-09:00)  Pomarine Skua  1,  Black Guillemot  10,  Whooper Swan  7,  Carrion Crow 8 (north-west),  Razorbill  590,  Guillemot  175,  Kittiwake  162,  Common Scoter  3,  Gannet  80,  Red-throated Diver  2  passed Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Bob Proctor
14/10/2017  Stonechat  1 (female)  Spey Bay golf course  Mike Collins
14/10/2017  Wheatear  1,  Whooper Swan  7 (on sea),  Long-tailed Duck  3  Burghead-Hopeman  Bob Johnson
14/10/2017  Whooper Swan  25  Cloddach quarry  Mike Murray
14/10/2017  Ruff  10,  Mediterranean Gull  1 adult,  Teal  58  Lossie estuary  Bob Proctor
14/10/2017 (15:15)  Light-bellied Brent Goose  9 west  Lossiemouth harbour  Bob Proctor
14/10/2017 (11:15)  Light-bellied Brent Goose  18 west  Lossiemouth harbour  Gordon Biggs

Brent Geese passing Lossiemouth 14 October 2017 (Gordon Biggs)
14/10/2017  (09:30-10:30)  Pomarine Skua  1,  Black Guillemot  46,  Razorbill  945,  Guillemot  182,  Ruff  7,  Great Northern Diver  1,  Gannet  106,  Kittiwake  66,  Common Scoter  1,  Long-tailed Duck  5  passed Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Bob Proctor
13/10/2017  Redwing  4  Forres (Ferryhill)  Karen Guthrie
13/10/2017  Wheatear  1  Burghead  Bob Johnson
13/10/2017 (afternoon)  Ruff  2  Lossie estuary  Duncan Gibson
13/10/2017 (11:30)  Ruff  2  Balormie pig farm (south pool)  Gordon Biggs

Ruff, Balormie pig farm 13 October 2017 (Gordon Biggs)
12/10/2017  Lesser Canada Goose  1  Dykelands Farm, Alves (NJ111604)  (per BirdGuides)
12/10/2017  Grey Plover  1  Lossie estuary  David Main

Grey Plover, Lossie estuary 12 October 2017 (David Main)
12/10/2017  Canada Goose  12,  Barnacle Goose  1,  Pintail  110,  Golden Plover  192,  Grey Plover  2,  Curlew Sandpiper  2,  Knot  41  Findhorn Bay (south end)  Gordon McMullins
12/10/2017  Snow Goose  2 (dark morphs)  Findhorn Bay (together on the mud in front of bird hide)  Richard Somers Cocks

Snow Geese, Findhorn Bay 12 October 2017 (Richard Somers Cocks)
12/10/2017 (08:45)  Snow Goose  1 (dark morph)  Findhorn Bay (flying south-east off bay)  Allan Lawrence
11/10/2017  Ruff  6  Balormie pig farm  David Main
11/10/2017  Wheatear  1,  Grey Plover  2  Lossie estuary  David Main

Wheatear, Lossie estuary 11 October 2017 (David Main)
11/10/2017  Shoveler  female,  Gadwall  pair,  Jay  4+  Loch Spynie  Duncan Gibson
11/10/2017  Grey Plover  2  Lossie estuary  Duncan Gibson
10/10/2017  Snow Goose  2 (dark morphs),  Canada Goose  1,  Pink-footed Goose  8,000+,  Golden Plover  139   Findhorn Bay  Richard Somers Cocks
10/10/2017  Whooper Swan  13,  Greylag Goose  20+  Milltown airfield area  Gordon Biggs

Whooper Swans near Milltown airfield, 10 October 2017 (Gordon Biggs)
10/10/2017  Golden Plover  36  Findhorn dunes  Bob Johnson
10/10/2017  Snow Goose   1 (dark morph)  Findhorn Bay (NJ0462)  Gordon McMullins
9/10/2017  Wheatear  1  Burghead  Bob Johnson
9/10/2017  Kingfisher  1  Mosset Burn  Gordon McMullins
9/10/2017  Black-tailed Godwit  57  Findhorn Bay  Gordon McMullins
9/10/2017  Whooper Swan  ca.60,  Little Grebe  ca.20  Loch Spynie  Jack Harrison
9/10/2017  Ruff  7  Balormie pig farm  Gordon Biggs

Ruff, Balormie pig farm 9 October 2017 (Gordon Biggs)
9/10/2017 (14:00)  Mediterranean Gull  1,  Ruff  6  Balormie pig farm  David Main
9/10/2017 (10:00)  Wheatear  Lossie estuary  David Main

Wheatear, Lossie estuary 9 October 2017 (David Main)
8/10/2017  Black-tailed Godwit  53  Netherton (Findhorn Bay)  Ian Suttie
8/10/2017  Velvet Scoter  19,  Common Scoter  31,  Red-breasted Merganser  89,  Grey Plover  2,  Bar-tailed Godwit  50,  Sanderling  50,  Snipe  2  Nairn Bar  Graeme Prest
8/10/2017  Snipe  7  Kingsteps (Nairn)  Graeme Prest
8/10/2017  Little Stint  2  Balormie pig farm (pool north of road)  Gordon Biggs

Little Stint, Balormie pig farm 8 October 2017 (Gordon Biggs)
8/10/2017  Wheatear  1,  Stonechat  6,  Turnstone  37,  Ringed Plover  4  Burghead-Hopeman  Bill Taylor
8/10/2017  Chiffchaff  2  Loch Spynie  David Law
8/10/2017  Peregrine  1  Moor of Tore (NJ0954)  Geoff & Debbie Smith
8/10/2017  Stonechat  3  Auchmair  Valerie Sheach Leith
8/10/2017  Redwing  1  Gallowhill  Valerie Sheach Leith
8/10/2017  Barnacle Goose  7,  Mediterranean Gull  1 (adult),  Grey Plover  1,  Bar-tailed Godwit  4  Lossie estuary  Bob Proctor
8/10/2017  Little Stint  3  Balormie pig farm  Duncan Gibson
8/10/2017  Ruff  2  Balormie pig farm  Bob Proctor
8/10/2017 (08:05-09:05)  Great Northern Diver  6,  Red-throated Diver  5,  Barnacle Goose  14,  Gannet  339,  Kittiwake  191,  Puffin  1,  Black Guillemot  2,  Guillemot  42,  Razorbill  78,  Long-tailed Duck  14,  Common Scoter  6,  Wigeon  28,  Goldeneye  2,  Red-breasted Merganser  13 (females),  Pink-footed Goose  26,  Carrion Crow  8 (north)  passed Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Bob Proctor
7/10/2017 (17:00)  Wheatear  1,  Grey Plover  1  Lossie estuary  David Main
7/10/2017 (16:30)  Whooper Swan  64,  Pink-footed Goose  79  Milltown airfield  Bob & Moira Johnson
7/10/2017 (11:30)  Redwing  1  St Margaret’s Church, Aberlour  Bob & Moira Johnson
7/10/2017  Swallow  15  Inverlochty (NJ176616)  David Main
7/10/2017 (08:30)  Whooper Swan  86  Milltown  Raymond Shewan
7/10/2017 (08:00-09:00)  Great Northern Diver  1,  Red-throated Diver 2,  Gannet  158,  Common Scoter  12,  Razorbill  93,  Long-tailed Duck  4,  Kittiwake  81,  Black Guillemot  4,  Guillemot  54,  Red-breasted Merganser  2 (females),  Wigeon  3  passed Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Bob Proctor
6/10/2017  Grey Partridge  4  Kinloss  Allan Lawrence

Grey Partridges, Kinloss 6 October 2017 (Allan Lawrence)
6/10/2017  Grey Plover  1  Findhorn Bay (east side)  Allan Lawrence
6/10/2017  Gadwall  1 (male)  Loch Oire  Tony Backx


Gadwall on Loch Oire, 6 October 2017 (Tony Backx)
6/10/2017  Redshank  54,  Dunlin  3  Portgordon harbour  Tony Backx
6/10/2017  Little Stint  6  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Gordon Biggs

Little Stints at Balormie pig farm, 6 October 2017 (Gordon Biggs) 
6/10/2017  Purple Sandpiper  4  Lossiemouth north pier  Gordon Biggs

Purple Sandpipers, Lossiemouth 6 October 2017 (Gordon Biggs)
6/10/2017  Red-breasted Merganser  4,  Lapwing  120,  Swallow  1  Spey estuary  Martin Cook
6/10/2017  Grey Plover  2  Lossie estuary  Geoff & Debbie Smith
6/10/2017  Little Stint  3  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Geoff & Debbie Smith
5/10/2017  Swallow  10  Tynet (NJ3861)  Martin Cook
4/10/2017  Teal  258  Montgrew pool (Keith)  Melvin Morrison
4/10/2017  Crested Tit  1  Bogeney (NJ0243)  Pete Gordon
4/10/2017  Mandarin Duck  1 (male)  Cooper Park (Elgin)  Hugh Clark

Mandarin Duck, Cooper Park 4 October 2017 (Hugh Clark)
4/10/2017 (15:15)  Curlew Sandpiper  1,  Little Stint  6,  Dunlin  2,  Ringed Plover  2  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Duncan Gibson
4/10/2017  Swallow  2  Edinkillie (NJ0146)  Mike Crutch
3/10/2017 (17:15)  Peregrine  1  Balormie pig farm  Henry Farquhar
3/10/2017  Little Stint  1,  Sanderling  58,  Dunlin  8,  Grey Plover  1,  Ringed Plover  37  Lossiemouth west beach skerries  Margaret Sharpe

Little Stint [foreground, with Sanderling and Ringed Plover behind], Lossiemouth west beach 3 October 2017 (Margaret Sharpe)
3/10/2017  Stonechat  4,  Snipe  2  Tomnamoon (NJ0449)  Mike Crutch
3/10/2017  Swallow  1  Clochan  Martin Cook
3/10/2017  Eider  200+  off Lossiemouth north pier  Gordon Biggs
3/10/2017  Goosander  13  Lossie estuary  Gordon Biggs

Goosanders, Lossie estuary 3 October 2017 (Gordon Biggs)
3/10/2017 (14:00)  Curlew Sandpiper  1,  Little Stint  4,  Ruff  1,  Dunlin  1,  Ringed Plover  2  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Duncan Gibson
2/10/2017  House Martin  3  Ardoch (NJ0049)  Mike Crutch
2/10/2017 (17:35-18:35)  Kittiwake  523,  Gannet  45,  Arctic Skua  3,  Razorbill  4,  Red-throated Diver  1,  Pink-footed Goose  104  past Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Bob Proctor
2/10/2017  House Martin  3  Duffus  Allan Lawrence
2/10/2017  Wheatear  1  Netherton (Findhorn Bay)  Mike Crutch, Hilary Rolton
2/10/2017 (11:40)  Barnacle Goose  1  Burghead (flew west with Pink-footed Geese)  Geoff & Debbie Smith
2/10/2017  Chiffchaff  1  Altyre woods (NJ0253)  Mike Crutch
1/10/2017  Wheatear  3  Covesea links beach  Henry Farquhar
1/10/2017  Sanderling  42  Lossiemouth west beach  Henry Farquhar
1/10/2017 (14:30)  Little Stint  12,  Curlew Sandpiper  1,  Ruff  6,  Dunlin  1,  Ringed Plover  1,  Swallow  1  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Duncan Gibson
1/10/2017  Little Stint  2,  Curlew Sandpiper  1  Nairn (on the beach)  per Birdguides
30/9/2017  Sanderling  1,  Bar-tailed Godwit  3,  Redshank  38  Nairn east beach  Bob Johnson
30/9/2017  Red-throated Diver  36,  Common Scoter  c.60  Spey Bay (Boar’s Head Rock area)  David Law
30/9/2017 (16:30)  Little Stint  9,  Curlew Sandpiper  1,  Ruff  35,  Dunlin  7,  Ringed Plover  4,  Lapwing  26  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Martin Cook
30/9/2017  Gadwall  6 (2 male, 4 female),  Shoveler  2 (eclipse male, female),  Curlew  156,  Lapwing  33,  Kingfisher  1  Cloddach quarry  Martin Cook
30/9/2017  Ruff  5,  Black-tailed Godwit  21,  Golden Plover  3,  Knot  41,  Pintail  93,  Wigeon  3200+  Findhorn Bay  Gordon McMullins
30/9/2017 (13:50)  Little Stint  10,  Curlew Sandpiper  1  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Gordon Biggs

Curlew Sandpiper, Balormie pig farm 30 September 2017 (Gordon Biggs)
30/9/2017  Little Stint  1  Nairn (on the beach)  per Birdguides
30/9/2017 (11:15)  Little Stint  12,  Curlew Sandpiper  1,  Ruff  9,  Ringed Plover  2,  Mediterranean Gull  1 (adult)  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168 on north pool)  Bob Proctor

Mediterranean Gull [centre], Balormie pig farm 30 September 2017 (Bob Proctor)
29/9/2017 (17:30-18:00)  Curlew Sandpiper  1,  Little Stint  7+,  Ruff  c.35,  Lapwing  200+  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Bob Johnson
29/9/2017  Bar-tailed Godwit  2,  Curlew  125,  Goosander  7  Lossie estuary  Ron Macdonald

Bar-tailed Godwits, Lossie estuary 29 September 2017 (Ron Macdonald)
29/9/2017 (11:00-13:00)  Little Stint  10,  Curlew Sandpiper  2,  Ruff  26,  Dunlin  2  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Ron Macdonald
 
Little Stint [left] and Ruff, Balormie pig farm 29 September 2017 (Ron Macdonald)
29/9/2017  Purple Sandpiper  6,  Turnstone  40  Lossiemouth north pier (on rocks)  Duncan Gibson
29/9/2017  Sanderling  63  Lossiemouth west beach  Duncan Gibson
29/9/2017 (17:00)  Little Stint  12,  Curlew Sandpiper  1,  Ruff  58,  Dunlin  2  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Bob Proctor
29/9/2017  Goosander  1,  Grey Wagtail  1  Loch of Blairs  Alison Ritchie

Grey Wagtail at Loch of Blairs, 29 September 2017 (Alison Ritchie)
29/9/2017  Greenshank  3,  Black-tailed Godwit  8,  Ringed Plover  49,  Little Grebe  6,  Peregrine  1  Findhorn Bay (south-west corner)  Gordon McMullins
29/9/2017 (15:30)  Red Kite  1  over Mill of Grange (NJ0460)  Gordon McMullins
29/9/2017  Golden Plover  2,  Turnstone  28,  Redshank  8,  Oystercatcher  50+,  Kittiwake  20+ (offshore)  Burghead (back shore)  Bob Johnson
29/9/2017  Black-tailed Godwit  6  Findhorn Bay (Netherton area)  Tony Backx
29/9/2017  Sandwich Tern  22  Burghead west shore  Tony Backx
29/9/2017 (13:00)  Little Stint  12,  Curlew Sandpiper  2,  Dunlin  1,  Ruff  30,  Mediterranean Gull  1 (adult)  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Dave Pierce
29/9/2017 (11:30)  Little Stint  3,  Grey Plover  1,  Bar-tailed Godwit  2,  Dunlin  2,  Ringed Plover  1  Lossie estuary  Dave Pierce
29/9/2017  Tufted Duck  2  Kingston lagoon  Raymond Shewan
29/9/2017  Scaup  2 (male & female),  Dunlin  27,  Lapwing  30,  Snipe  4,  Cormorant  47  Spey estuary  Raymond Shewan
29/9/2017 (10:30)  Little Stint  7,  Curlew Sandpiper  1,  Ruff  23,  Dunlin  2,  Ringed Plover  2  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Duncan Gibson
29/9/2017 (08:20)  Ruff  53,  Little Stint  2  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Bob Proctor
28/9/2017  Sandwich Tern  6  Burghead (on rocks below Visitor Centre)  Bob Johnson
28/9/2017 (17:30-18:15)  Ruff  67,  Little Stint  5,  Curlew Sandpiper  1  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168 – all on pools south of road except 2 Little Stints)  David Law, Duncan Gibson
28/9/2017 (17:20-18:20)  Pomarine Skua  1 (adult),  Arctic Skua  2,  Common Tern  1,  Sandwich Tern  5,  Gannet  390,  Kittiwake  91,  Red-throated Diver  3,  Common Scoter  4  past Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Bob Proctor
28/9/2017 (18:30)  Little Stint  6,  Curlew Sandpiper  1,  Ruff  60  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Bob Proctor
28/9/2017  Little Grebe  44  Loch Spynie  Roy Dennis
28/9/2017  Grey Plover  1  Findhorn Bay  Roy Dennis
28/9/2017  Chiffchaff  1  Half Davoch  Roy Dennis
28/9/2017 (11:00)  Yellow-browed Warbler  1  Hopeman (still in trees along sandy path between beach and golf course – favouring the canopy of Sycamore trees)  Alan MacAskill
28/9/2017  Sandwich Tern  5,  Turnstone  15  Burghead shore  Alan MacAskill
28/9/2017  Gannet  1000+,  Kittiwake  c.500,  Guillemot  12  off Burghead (fishing and following trawlers)  Alan MacAskill
28/9/2017  Curlew Sandpiper  1,  Little Stint  9,  Ruff  50+,  Ringed Plover  2,  Lapwing  c.100  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Alan MacAskill
28/9/2017  Golden Plover  32,  Magpie  9  Findhorn Bay (near bird hide)  Alan MacAskill
28/9/2017  Scaup  2 (male and female),  Goldeneye  3,  Cormorant  61  Spey estuary (Tugnet side)  Martin Cook
28/9/2017  Red-throated Diver  11  Spey Bay (off Tugnet)  Martin Cook
28/9/2017  Turnstone  35  Findhorn (at south pier)  Gordon McMullins
28/9/2017 (morning)  Ruff  33,  Black-tailed Godwit  10,  Bar-tailed Godwit  3,  Dunlin  105,  Knot  18,  Redshank  945,  Pintail  48  Findhorn Bay (mostly south end)  Gordon McMullins
28/9/2017 (12:30)  Little Stint  2  Lossie estuary  Duncan Gibson
28/9/2017 (09:00)  Little Stint  2  Lossie estuary  David Main

Little Stint [left] with Dunlin, Lossie estuary 28 September 2017 (David Main)
28/9/2017 (10:30)  Little Stint  10,  Curlew Sandpiper  1,  Ruff  23,  Ringed Plover  2  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Duncan Gibson, David Main
28/9/2017 (08:15)  Little Stint  10 (6 on N pool, 4 on SW pool),  Curlew Sandpiper  1,  Snipe  1  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Bob Proctor
27/9/2017  House Martin  5,  Stonechat  2  Findhorn dunes  Mike Crutch
27/9/2017 (18:00)  Little Stint  9,  Ruff  57  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Bob Proctor
27/9/2017 (afternoon)  Little Stint  9,  Curlew Sandpiper  1,  Ruff  1,  Ringed Plover  2  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  David Main, Henry Farquhar
   
Little Stints, Balormie pig farm 27 September 2017 (David Main)
27/9/2017  Yellow-browed Warbler  1  Hopeman (still in trees along path between beach and golf course)  per Birdguides
27/9/2017 (12:15)  Curlew Sandpiper  1,  Little Stint  6,  Ruff  1,  Ringed Plover  2  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Duncan Gibson
27/9/2017  Bar-tailed Godwit  1,  Redshank  14  Lossie estuary  Raymond Shewan
27/9/2017 (10:30)  Little Stint  6,  Ringed Plover  1,  Lapwing  14  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Raymond Shewan
26/9/2017  Little Stint  8 (in groups of 6 and 2),  Ruff  2,  Ringed Plover  2,  Lapwing  64  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Ron Macdonald
 
Little Stint [left] and Ruff, Balormie pig farm 26 September 2017 (Ron Macdonald)
26/9/2017  Ruff  1,  Grey Plover  1,  Bar-tailed Godwit  3  Lossie estuary  Ron Macdonald

Grey Plover, Lossie estuary 26 September 2017 (Ron Macdonald)
26/9/2017  Little Stint  6  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Pete Gordon, Steve Broyd
26/9/2017  Kittiwake  c.2500  feeding off Lossiemouth north pier and east beach  Duncan Gibson
26/9/2017 (16:00)  Ruff  1,  Mediterranean Gull  1  Lossie estuary  David Main

Ruff, Lossie estuary 26 September 2017 (David Main)
26/9/2017  Yellow-browed Warbler  1,  Pied Flycatcher  1  Hopeman (in trees along golf course path to beach)  Steve Broyd
26/9/2017 (12:00)  Curlew Sandpiper  1,  Teal  126,  Cormorant  43  Spey estuary (Kingston side)  Martin Cook
26/9/2017 (10:30)  Greenshank  1,  Dunlin  20  Lossie estuary  Duncan Gibson, Martin Cook
26/9/2017 (09:30)  Little Stint  3  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Martin Cook
26/9/2017 (08:00)  Grey Plover  1  Lossie estuary  David Main

Grey Plover, Lossie estuary 26 September 2017 (David Main)
25/9/2017 (18:00)  Little Stint  3  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  David Main

Little Stints at Balormie pig farm, 25 September 2017 (David Main)
25/9/2017 (morning)  Grey Plover  1 (juvenile)  Lossie estuary  Toby Green
25/9/2017 (afternoon)  Curlew Sandpiper  1 (juvenile)  Findhorn Bay  Toby Green
25/9/2017  Ruff  51,  Curlew Sandpiper  2,  Greenshank  3,  Black-tailed Godwit  12,  Grey Plover  1,  Wigeon  2600,  Osprey  1 (male)  Findhorn Bay (south side)  Roy Dennis
25/9/2017  Sandwich Tern  1  Burghead  Roy Dennis
25/9/2017  Little Stint  2,  Ruff  2  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Roy Dennis
25/9/2017  Scaup  1 (female),  Goldeneye  1  Spey estuary (Tugnet side)  Martin Cook
25/9/2017  Bullfinch  6  Alves garden  Tony Backx
25/9/2017 (08:15)  Ruff  15  Balormie pig farm  Bob Proctor
25/9/2017 (08:00)  Curlew Sandpiper  1 (juvenile)  Lossie estuary  Bob Proctor

Curlew Sandpiper [centre left], Lossie estuary 25 September 2017 (Bob Proctor)
24/9/2017 (16:30-17:30)  Little Stint  1,  Ruff  2,  Golden Plover  32,  Osprey  1  Findhorn Bay (off bird hide)  Mark Warren
24/9/2017  Black-throated Diver  1,  Common Scoter  8  Burghead Bay (off Roseisle Forest FC car park)  Mark Warren
24/9/2017  Ruff  25,  Dunlin  1  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Mark Warren
24/9/2017  Grey Plover  1,  Common Tern  1 (juvenile)  Lossie estuary  Mark Warren
24/9/2017  Red-throated Diver  8+  Spey Bay (off Tugnet)  Mark Warren
24/9/2017  Ruff  18,  Black-tailed Godwit  2,  Scaup  1 (female)  Spey estuary (Tugnet side)  Mark Warren
24/9/2017 (18:30)  Ruff  26,  Little Stint  2,  Dunlin  2  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Bob Proctor
24/9/2017  Curlew Sandpiper  2  Lossie estuary  Duncan Gibson
24/9/2017  Curlew Sandpiper  2,  Ruff  29,  Osprey  1  Findhorn Bay  Dave Pullan
24/9/2017 (12:45)  Lapwing  c.200  Muirton (NJ223684)  Martin Cook
24/9/2017 (12:30)  Ruff  13+,  Little Stint  1 (flew in – probably the Muirton bird),  Goldfinch  28  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Martin Cook
24/9/2017 (11:50)  Little Stint  1,  Dunlin  2  Muirton (NJ223684)  Bob Proctor
24/9/2017 (11:40)  Ruff  15,  Dunlin  1,  Mediterranean Gull  1  Balormie pig farm  Bob Proctor
24/9/2017  Gadwall  4 (2 pairs),  Goldeneye  2,  Wigeon  51,  Little Grebe  25  Loch Spynie  Martin Cook

Gadwall pair at Loch Spynie, 24 September 2017 (Martin Cook)
24/9/2017 (09:30)  Curlew Sandpiper  1,  Curlew  170,  Snipe  7,  Lapwing  12,  Scaup  1 (female),  Teal  80,  Wigeon  60,  Cormorant  51  Spey estuary (Kingston side)  Martin Cook
24/9/2017  Tufted Duck  6  Kingston lagoon  Martin Cook
23/9/2017  Pintail  2  Findhorn Bay (south side)  Allan Lawrence
23/9/2017  Sandwich Tern  2  Lossiemouth  Dave Pierce
23/9/2017  Gadwall  4 (2 pairs),  Swallow  c.20  Loch Spynie  Dave Pierce
23/9/2017  Shelduck  6  Findhorn Bay (Netherton)  Martin & Jenny Cook
23/9/2017  Ruff  11  Loch Spynie (flooded field along old railway line at Spynie Canal NJ232664)  Bob Proctor
23/9/2017  Ruff  18  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Bob Proctor
23/9/2017  Grey Plover  1,  Dunlin  21,  Bar-tailed Godwit  1,  Wigeon  199,  Teal  13  Lossie estuary  Bob Proctor
23/9/2017 (08:15-09:15)  Gannet  415,  Kittiwake  109,  Guillemot  17,  Razorbill 25,  Curlew  2,  Teal  30,  Common Scoter  4,  Wigeon  1  past Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Bob Proctor
22/9/2017  Wheatear  1  Kinloss airfield  Allan Lawrence

Wheatear, Kinloss airfield 22 September 2017 (Allan Lawrence)
22/9/2017 (17:50-18:50)  Arctic Skua  1,  Kittiwake  610,  Gannet  58,  Fulmar  1,  Guillemot  37,  Razorbill  17,  Black Guillemot  2,  Grey Plover  1,  Oystercatcher  6,  Common Scoter  4  past Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Bob Proctor
22/9/2017  Mediterranean Gull  1 (adult)  Nairn (at the river mouth)  Alister Clunas
22/9/2017  Osprey  1  Findhorn Bay  Mike Crutch
22/9/2017  Chiffchaff  1 singing  along track to Clashach Quarry (NJ1569)  Mike Crutch
22/9/2017  Hen Harrier (female/juvenile)  Easter Newforres (south of Forres Enterprise Park NJ0658)  Geoff & Debbie Smith
22/9/2017 (10:00)  Grey Plover  1  Lossie estuary  David Main

Grey Plover, Lossie estuary 22 September 2017 (David Main)
20/9/2017  Chiffchaff  2  Moor of Tore (NJ0954)  Geoff & Debbie Smith
20/9/2017  Golden Plover  24  Findhorn Bay (off bird hide)  Mike Crutch
20/9/2017 (11:00)  Canada Goose  2,  Pink-footed Goose  308,  Black-tailed Godwit  29,  Osprey  1  Findhorn Bay (Netherton area)  Mike Crutch
20/9/2017 (dawn)  Pink-footed Goose  4600,  Wigeon  1450,  Golden Plover  13 (off bird hide)  Findhorn Bay  Richard Somers Cocks
19/9/2017  Stonechat  3  Mill of Grange (NJ044609)  Robert Potter
19/9/2017  Velvet Scoter  3  Burghead Bay (off Roseisle Forest FC car park)  Robert Potter
19/9/2017  Greylag Goose  33  Lossie Forest gravel pit  Martin Cook

Greylag Geese, Lossie Forest 19 September 2017 (Martin Cook)
19/9/2017  Common Scoter  27,  Eider  80,  Razorbill  10  Burghead Bay (off Roseisle Forest FC car park viewpoint)  Martin Cook
19/9/2017  Common Scoter  68,  Eider  36,  Red-throated Diver  3  Spey Bay (between Kingston and Boar’s Head Rock area)  Martin Cook
18/9/2017 (17:30-18:30)  Black Tern  1,  Arctic Skua  3,  Gannet  109,  Kittiwake  64,  Sandwich Tern  19,  Red-throated Diver  1,  Velvet Scoter  4  past Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Bob Proctor
18/9/2017  Arctic Skua  2,  Black Guillemot  1  on sea off Lossiemouth harbour  Bob Proctor
18/9/2017  Turnstone  23,  Ringed Plover  3  Cullen east beach  Alison Ritchie

Ringed Plover, Cullen 18 September 2017  (Alison Ritchie)
18/9/2017  Goosander  4,  Black Guillemot  1  Buckie harbour  Alison Ritchie
 
Goosander and Black Guillemot, 18 September 2017 (Alison Ritchie)
18/9/2017  Stonechat  7,  Stock Dove  1  Lossie estuary  David Main

Stonechat, Lossie estuary 18 September 2017 (David Main)
17/9/2017  Crested Tit  2,  Willow Warbler  1  Douglasshiel Moss (NJ3854)  Al Young
17/9/2017  Pied Wagtail  260 (to roost),  Sedge Warbler  1  Kingston reedbed  Al Young
17/9/2017  Little Stint  1,  Dunlin  1  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Bob Proctor
17/9/2017  Whooper Swan  8,  Black-tailed Godwit  45,  Redshank  812  Findhorn Bay (south end)  Gordon McMullins
17/9/2017 (16:15-17:15)  Gannet  87,  Fulmar  2,  Kittiwake  67,  Sandwich Tern  5,  Common Tern  6,  Guillemot  2,  Velvet Scoter  1,  Common Scoter  1,  Red-throated Diver  1,  Mallard  2  past Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Bob Proctor
17/9/2017 (morning)  Pink-footed Goose  several flocks of 100+ over Lethen (Nairn)  Jack Harrison
17/9/2017 (09:10-10:10)  Arctic Skua  2,  Manx Shearwater  1,  Gannet  121,  Fulmar  14,  Guillemot  15,  Razorbill  11,  Kittiwake  43,  Sandwich Tern  10,  Common Scoter  138,  Wigeon  31,  Teal  12,  Red-breasted Merganser  1,  Black-throated Diver  1,  Red-throated Diver  1  past Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Bob Proctor
16/9/2017  Crested Tit  2  Teindland Forest  Al Young
16/9/2017 (16:00-18:00)  Long-tailed Skua  2 (juveniles),  Arctic Skua  3,  Great Skua  4,  Sooty Shearwater  1,  Manx Shearwater  42,  Gannet  336,  Fulmar  38,  Kittiwake  342,  Sandwich Tern  1,  Guillemot  41,  Razorbill  5,  Red-throated Diver  1,  Common Scoter  10,  Dunlin  3  past Lossiemouth in 2 hours  Bob Proctor
16/9/2017 (15:30)  Baird’s Sandpiper  1 (juvenile) still at the Spey estuary (viewed from east [Tugnet] side) Duncan Gibson, Henry Farquhar
16/9/2017 (10:15-12:15)  Sooty Shearwater  24 (including 22 together),  Manx Shearwater  1,  Great Skua  12,  Arctic Skua  3,  Gannet  366,  Fulmar  263,  Guillemot  31,  Razorbill  16,  Kittiwake  53,  Sandwich Tern  5,  Red-throated Diver  9,  Common Scoter  20,  Velvet Scoter  6 (males),  Wigeon  18,  Teal  12,  Goldeneye  1,  Goosander  5  past Lossiemouth in 2 hours  Bob Proctor
16/9/2017  Mediterranean Gull  1 (adult)  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Bob Proctor
16/9/2017  Wigeon  101,  Teal  9,  Bar-tailed Godwit  2  Lossie estuary  Bob Proctor
16/9/2017 (09:00-10:00)  Great Skua  10,  Arctic Skua  2,  Manx Shearwater  4,  Black Guillemot  1,  Sandwich Tern  1,  Red-throated Diver  7,  Common Scoter  56,  Red-breasted Merganser  2  past Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Duncan Gibson
15/9/2017 (16:55-17:55)  Sooty Shearwater  3,  Manx Shearwater  5,  Arctic Skua  2,  Great Skua  2,  Gannet  149,  Fulmar  12,  Guillemot  26,  Razorbill  6,  Kittiwake  215,  Sandwich Tern  3,  Common Scoter  1,  Goosander  1  past Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Bob Proctor
15/9/2017  Pink-footed Goose  2750,  Wigeon  1300,  Black-tailed Godwit  69  Findhorn Bay  Gordon McMullins
15/9/2017  Pink-footed Goose  c.100  over Lethen (Nairn)  Jack Harrison
15/9/2017 (14:50-15:50)  Sooty Shearwater  1,  Manx Shearwater  4,  Arctic Skua  3,  Great Skua  1,  Red-throated Diver  3  all heading west past Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Duncan Gibson
15/9/2017  Sandwich Tern  4,  Dunlin  26,  Ringed Plover  5,  no sign of Baird’s Sandpiper  Spey estuary  Martin Cook
15/9/2017  Sandwich Tern  6,  Red-breasted Merganser  4  Findhorn (mouth of the bay)  Mike Crutch
14/9/2017 (16:00)  Baird’s Sandpiper  1 (juvenile) still at the Spey estuary (viewed from east [Tugnet] side)  David Main, Lenny Simpson
 
Baird’s Sandpiper [centre in both photos], Spey estuary 14 September 2017 (David Main)

14/9/2017  Black-tailed Godwit  81 (south end),  Bar-tailed Godwit  5,  Redshank  688,  Golden Plover  34 (to right of bird hide),  Pink-footed Goose  232,  Mute Swan  17  Findhorn Bay  Gordon McMullins
14/9/2017 (14:40-16:00)  Baird’s Sandpiper still at the Spey estuary (viewed from east [Tugnet] side)  Dave Pullan, Martin Cook
14/9/2017  Mediterranean Gull  1 (adult),  Ruff  6  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Dave Pullan
14/9/2017  Bar-tailed Godwit  2  Portgordon harbour  Martin Cook

Bar-tailed Godwits in Portgordon harbour, 14 September 2017 (Martin Cook)
14/9/2017  Barred Warbler – no sign at Portknockie despite searching
14/9/2017  Little Grebe  9,  Sand Martin  5,  Lapwing  4  Loch Flemington  Alan MacAskill
14/9/2017  Turnstone  10,  House Martin  6,  Swallow  10  Nairn harbour  Alan MacAskill
14/9/2017  Pink-footed Goose  200+,  Sandwich Tern  2,  Osprey  2  Findhorn Bay  Alan MacAskill
14/9/2017  Pink-footed Goose  23 (flew east)  Tomcork (NJ0446)  Mike Crutch

14/9/2017 (06:50-07:50)  Gannet  76,  Razorbill  30,  Guillemot  7,  Black Guillemot  1,  Kittiwake  43,  Sandwich Tern  20,  Common Scoter  50,  Great Northern Diver  2,  Red-throated Diver  2  past Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Bob Proctor
14/9/2017 (10:45)  Baird’s Sandpiper  probably still present at the Spey estuary (viewed from east [Tugnet] side) but brief distant views in windy conditions so not conclusive.
13/9/2017  Barn Owl  1  Darkland  David Law
13/9/2017  Mediterranean Gull  1 (adult),  Ruff  1,  Knot  2,  Bar-tailed Godwit  4,  Oystercatcher  198,  Wigeon  77,  Teal  9  Lossie estuary  Bob Proctor
13/9/2017 (16:00-16:30)  Curlew Sandpiper  2 (juveniles)  Findhorn Bay (east side, out from bird hide)  Mark Warren
13/9/2017  Pink-footed Goose  145,  Pintail  52,  Osprey  2,  Kingfisher  1,  Black-tailed Godwit  12  Findhorn Bay (Netherton area)  Mark Warren
13/9/2017  Ruff  1  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Mark Warren
13/9/2017  Ruff  1  Lossie estuary  Mark Warren
13/9/2017  Ruff  4  Loch Spynie  Mark Warren
13/9/2017 (17:45)  Barred Warbler  1  Portknockie (area of old railway line at west end of village)  Lenny Simpson

Barred Warbler, Portknockie 13 September 2017 (Lenny Simpson)
13/9/2017  Chiffchaff  1  Alves  Tony Backx
13/9/2017 (10:45-12:00)  Baird’s Sandpiper  1  still on Spey estuary (just across the river from the Tugnet side, with c.40 Dunlin)  Martin Cook, Roy Dennis, Bob Proctor
13/9/2017 (09:50)  Baird’s Sandpiper  1  Spey estuary (Tugnet [east] side)  Mark Warren
12/9/2017  Pink-footed Goose  42+,  Barnacle Goose  6,  Canada Goose  18+,  Wigeon  350,  Pintail  2,  Greenshank  7,  Black-tailed Godwit  3,  Osprey  3,  Peregrine  1  Findhorn Bay (south-west corner)  Pete Gordon
12/9/2017  Common Gull  1020,  Great Black-backed Gull  360,  Dunlin  45,  Wigeon  64  Spey estuary (Tugnet side)  Martin Cook
12/9/2017 (17:45-18:45)  Gannet  235,  Fulmar  6,  Kittiwake  343,  Sandwich Tern  12,  Great Skua  1,  Black Guillemot  1,  Common Scoter  1  past Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Bob Proctor
12/9/2017  Pink-footed Goose  103,  Barnacle Goose  6,  Greenshank  3,  Black-tailed Godwit  2,  Dunlin  154,  Knot  13,  Little Grebe  11  Findhorn Bay (south-west corner)  Gordon McMullins
11/9/2017  Grey Partridge  2  Golford (Moyness)  Jack Harrison
11/9/2017  Ringed Plover  162,  Dunlin  130  Kinloss airfield  Allan Lawrence
11/9/2017  Greylag Goose  100+  Delnies  Allan Lawrence
11/9/2017 (15:30)  Arctic Skua  1,  Sandwich Tern  3,  Red-throated Diver  1  Burghead  Ann Sime
11/9/2017 (16:45-18:45)  Sooty Shearwater  8,  Manx Shearwater  50,  Great Skua  2,  Arctic Skua  1,  Gannet  714,  Fulmar  50,  Kittiwake  52,  Sandwich Tern  6,  Guillemot  5,  Razorbill  5,  Red-throated Diver  3,  Common Scoter  21  past Lossiemouth in 2 hours  Bob Proctor
11/9/2017 (15:20-15:50)  Sooty Shearwater  1,  Great Skua  1  past Strathlene in 30 minutes  Martin Cook
11/9/2017  Chiffchaff  1  Altyre woods (NJ0253)  Mike Crutch
10/9/2017  Wheatear  2 (on sea wall just west),  Bar-tailed Godwit  2  Portgordon harbour  Hugh Clark
10/9/2017  Gadwall  2 (male, female),  Shelduck  1  Loch Spynie  David Law
10/9/2017  Common Sandpiper  1,  Turnstone  34,  Dunlin  45,  Wigeon  24,  Teal  45,  Peregrine  1,  Meadow Pipit  15  Spey estuary  Kingston side  Martin Cook
10/9/2017 (07:30-08:30)  Razorbill  125,  Black Guillemot  8,  Great Skua  1,  Gannet  78,  Fulmar  9,  Kittiwake  53,  Sandwich Tern  12,  Common Tern  9,  Common Scoter  20,  Wigeon  4,  Teal  1,  Red-throated Diver  4  past Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Bob Proctor
10/9/2017 (09:00)  Mediterranean Gull  1 (adult)  Lossie estuary  Bob Proctor
9/9/2017  Whimbrel  3,  Knot  2,  Snipe  5,  Wheatear  1  Spey estuary (Kingston side)  Moray Bird Club
9/9/2017 (08:30-09:30)  Manx Shearwater  7,  Fulmar  262,  Arctic Skua  3,  Great Skua  3,  Gannet  204,  Kittiwake  124,  Sandwich Tern  12,  Common Tern  2,  Guillemot  1,  Ringed Plover  7,  Common Scoter  36,  Teal  5,  Red-throated Diver  4  past Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Bob Proctor
9/9/2017  Bar-tailed Godwit  2  Portgordon harbour  Nick Mellor

Bar-tailed Godwits in Portgordon harbour, 9 September 2017 (Nick Mellor)
9/9/2017  Knot  1,  Dunlin  68,  Snipe  5  Spey estuary (Kingston side)  Raymond Shewan
8/9/2017  White Wagtail  7,  Pied Wagtail  16,  Meadow Pipit  7  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Bob Proctor
8/9/2017 (16:30-17:30)  Gannet  121,  Manx Shearwater  3,  Fulmar  50,  Sandwich Tern  11,  Kittiwake  10,  Whimbrel  1,  Wigeon  5,  Teal  1  past Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Bob Proctor
8/9/2017  Mediterranean Gull  1,  Whimbrel  1,  Bar-tailed Godwit  1,  Ringed Plover  52,  Dunlin  39  Lossie estuary  Bob Proctor
8/9/2017  Sandwich Tern  10,  Redshank  39,  Oystercatcher  57,  Curlew  1  Burghead (400m north-east of the maltings)  Bob Johnson
8/9/2017  Knot  2,  Dunlin  16,  Snipe  2  Spey estuary  Raymond Shewan
7/9/2017  Barn Owl  1  Lachlanwells (Alves)  Ian Green
7/9/2017  Wheatear  2,  Ringed Plover  162,  Dunlin  113,  Sanderling  1  Kinloss airfield  Allan Lawrence

Ringed Plover and Dunlin on Kinloss airfield, 7 September 2017 (Allan Lawrence)
7/9/2017  Wheatear  2,  Goldfinch  120  RAF Lossiemouth airfield  Allan Lawrence
7/9/2017  Pink-footed Goose  5 flew in high from north-west and continued east  Findhorn Bay  Roy Dennis
7/9/2017  Kingfisher  1,  Wheatear  2  Findhorn Bay (Netherton area)  Roy Dennis
7/9/2017  Ruff  1,  Common Sandpiper  1,  Teal  30  Montgrew pool (NJ4552)  James Allison
7/9/2017  Gadwall  2 (male, female),  Tufted Duck  77,  Little Grebe  25  Loch Spynie  Martin Cook
7/9/2017  Dunlin  89,  Turnstone  36,  Snipe  2  Spey estuary (Kingston side)  Raymond Shewan
6/9/2017  Bar-tailed Godwit  5,  Wigeon  35,  Teal  11,  Stock Dove  1  Lossie estuary  Bob Proctor
6/9/2017  Osprey  8 males,  Black-tailed Godwit  18,  Ruff  1,  Greenshank  2,  Canada Goose  77  Findhorn Bay (south-west corner)  Roy Dennis
6/9/2017  Mistle Thrush  22,  Swallow  19  Tomnamoon (NJ0449)  Mike Crutch
6/9/2017  Swallow  56  Tilliglens (NJ0046)  Mike Crutch
6/9/2017  Black-tailed Godwit  1,  Dunlin  100+,  Turnstone  31  Spey estuary (Kingston side)  Raymond Shewan
5/9/2017 (18:05-19:05)  Manx Shearwater  6,  Fulmar  63,  Arctic Skua  1,  Gannet  145,  Kittiwake  26,  Black Guillemot  2,  Guillemot  1,  Razorbill  1  past Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Bob Proctor
5/9/2017  Lapwing  215  RAF Lossiemouth airfield  Allan Lawrence
3-5/9/2017  Sanderling  2  Strathlene (NJ4467)  Hugh Clark

Sanderling, Strathlene 3 September 2017 (Hugh Clark)
5/9/2017  Bar-tailed Godwit  2  Portgordon harbour  Hugh Clark

Bar-tailed Godwit, Portgordon harbour 5 September 2017 (Hugh Clark)
5/9/2017 (06:45)  Red Kite  2  Lethen (Nairn)  Jack Harrison
4/9/2017  Spotted Flycatcher  1  Hill of Glaschyle (NJ0348)  Mike Crutch
4/9/2017  Wigeon  25,  Teal  12  Lossie estuary  Bob Proctor
4/9/2017 (18:10-19:10)  Sooty Shearwater  2,  Manx Shearwater  1,  Gannet  89,  Fulmar  52,  Kittiwake  69,  Sandwich Tern  18,  Whimbrel  1  past Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Bob Proctor
4/9/2017  Greenshank  1,  Sanderling  1  Lossie estuary  David Main

Sanderling, Lossie estuary 4 September 2017 (David Main)
4/9/2017  Collared Dove  17 together  Elgin (west end)  David Main
4/9/2017  Snipe  15,  Teal  55  Montgrew pool (NJ4552)  Martin Cook
4/9/2017  Kittiwake  60  Burghead harbour wall  Martin Cook

Kittiwakes on Burghead harbour wall, 4 September 2017 (Martin Cook)
3/9/2017  Greylag Goose  303,  Canada Goose  42,  Shelduck  12,  Wigeon  278,  Mallard  171,  Pintail  5,  Teal  38,  Goosander  1,  Red-breasted Merganser  5,  Grey Heron  10,  Oystercatcher  682,  Redshank  748,  Greenshank  1 (south-west corner),  Curlew 494,  Black-tailed Godwit  58 (centre of bay),  Bar-tailed Godwit  5,  Ruff  1 (centre of bay),  Knot  46,  Ringed Plover  37,  Dunlin  136,  Snipe  1,  Grey Plover  1 (centre of bay),  Golden Plover  3,  Turnstone  27,  Osprey  5  Findhorn Bay  Richard Somers Cocks, Gordon McMullins
3/9/2017  Common Tern  23,  Sandwich Tern  12,  Kittiwake  56,  Sanderling  10  Findhorn beach  Richard Somers Cocks
3/9/2017  Mediterranean Gull  1 (adult),  Osprey  1  Lossie estuary  David Main

Mediterranean Gull, Lossie estuary 3 September 2017 (David Main)
3/9/2017 (10:55-11:55)  Gannet  132,  Fulmar  48,  Kittiwake  30,  Sandwich Tern  2,  Common Tern  2,  Razorbill  28,  Guillemot  4,  Wigeon  4,  Common Scoter  1  past Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Bob Proctor
3/9/2017  Wigeon  22,  Teal  4  Lossie estuary  Bob Proctor
2/9/2017 (15:45-16:45)  Arctic Skua  1,  Great Skua  1,  Gannet  43,  Kittiwake  56,  Sandwich Tern  3,  Fulmar  73,  Guillemot  1,  Dunlin  2  past Lossiemouth in 1 hour Bob Proctor
2/9/2017  Linnet  74  Kellas  Tony Backx
2/9/2017 (10:00)  Ruff  1,  Wigeon  21,  Teal  2  Lossie estuary  Bob Proctor

Wigeon over the Lossie estuary, 2 September 2017 (Nick Mellor)
1/9/2017  Ruff  1,  Dunlin  4,  White Wagtail  4,  Meadow Pipit  2  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Bob Proctor
1/9/2017  Wigeon  15,  Oystercatcher  126  Lossie estuary  Bob Proctor
1/9/2017  Dunlin  9,  Ringed Plover  5,  Osprey  2  Lossie estuary  Tony Backx
 
Dunlin and Ringed Plover, and Osprey, Lossie Forest 1 September 2017 (Tony Backx)
1/9/2017  Common Tern  67,  Arctic Tern  1 (juvenile),  Sandwich Tern  16,  Kittiwake  5,  Sanderling  8  Findhorn beach  Richard Somers Cocks
 
Arctic [left] and Sandwich Tern, Findhorn beach 1 September 2017 (Richard Somers Cocks)
1/9/2017  Black-tailed Godwit  1,  Dunlin  39,  Goosander  199  Spey estuary (Kingston side)  Raymond Shewan
1/9/2017  Kingfisher  1,  Greenshank  1  Findhorn Bay (south-west corner in old Findhorn channel)  Richard Somers Cocks