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

‘Birds in Moray & Nairn 2016’ published 16 January 2018. This 2016 bird report is available only on this website under ‘Bird Reports’ – 2011 onwards.

Also updated on 23 February:  Ringing in Moray & Nairn (Knot).

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22/2/2018  Black-throated Diver  4,  Great Northern Diver  1,  Red-throated Diver  1,  Long-tailed Duck  9  Spey Bay (between Lossiemouth and Boar’s Head Rock)  Margaret Sharpe
22/2/2018  Sanderling  30,  Stonechat  1  Lossiemouth east beach  Margaret Sharpe
22/2/2018  Brent Goose  48  Nairn west beach  Pete Gordon
22/2/2018  Goosander  3  Nairn (on River Nairn)  Pete Gordon
22/2/2018  Kingfisher  1  Forres (still on Mosset Burn pond)  Pete Gordon
22/2/2018  Common Scoter  570,  Velvet Scoter  65  off Culbin Bar  Pete Gordon
22/2/2018  Kestrel  1  near Househill (Nairn)  Jack Harrison
22/2/2018  Glaucous Gull  1 (2CY)  Lossie estuary  per Birdguides
22/2/2018  Knot  4000+,  Peregrine  1  Findhorn Bay  Richard Somers Cocks
21/2/2018  Kingfisher  1, Goldeneye  1  Forres (still on Mosset Burn and adjacent pond)  Jack Harrison

Goldeneye and Kingfisher, Forres 21 February 2018 (Jack Harrison)
21/2/2018  Glaucous Gull  2 (both 2CY),  Iceland Gull  2 (adult, 2CY),  Oystercatcher  77,  Lapwing  73,  Curlew  54,  Wigeon  410,  Tufted Duck  56,  Shelduck  3,  Whooper Swan  2  Cloddach gravel pit  Martin Cook
 
Glaucous Gulls at Cloddach gravel pit, 21 February 2018 (Martin Cook)
21/2/2018  Whooper Swan  68  Pitgaveny fields  Martin Cook
21/2/2018  Iceland Gull  1 (4CY)  Loch Spynie  Martin Cook

Iceland Gull, Loch Spynie 21 February 2018 (Martin Cook)
21/2/2018  Pink-footed Goose  1100  Coxton (NJ258608)  Martin Cook
21/2/2018  Goldeneye  9,  Tufted Duck  41,  Goosander  5  Loch na Bo  Martin Cook
21/2/2018  Goldeneye  11,  Goosander  5,  Coot  13,  Wigeon  170,  Little Grebe  8,  Whooper Swan  2  Loch Oire  Martin Cook
21/2/2018  Long-tailed Duck  70  Spey Bay (off Tugnet)  Martin Cook
21/2/2018  Goldeneye  19,  Goosander  6,  Red-breasted Merganser  5  Spey estuary  Martin Cook
21/2/2018  Goldeneye  15,  Tufted Duck  9  Dallachy landfill pool  Martin Cook
21/2/2018  Iceland Gull  1 (3CY)  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Bob Proctor
20/2/2018  Goldeneye  21  Dallachy landfill pool  Mike Youdale
20/2/2018  Red-throated Diver  1,  Guillemot  3  off Tugnet  Mike Youdale
20/2/2018  Red-throated Diver  3,  Long-tailed Duck  6  off Portgordon  Mike Youdale
20/2/2018  Whooper Swan  2,  Scaup x Tufted Duck hybrid  1  Loch Oire  Mike Youdale
20/2/2018  Iceland Gull  2 (adult, 3CY)  Longhill pig farm (NJ270627)  Mike Youdale
20/2/2018  Red-throated Diver  1 (off dunes),  Knot  135 (west side of river)  Findhorn  Mike Crutch
20/2/2018  Kingfisher  1  Forres (still on Mosset Burn pond)  Mike Crutch

Kingfisher, Forres 20 February 2018 (Mike Crutch)
20/2/2018  Glaucous Gull  1 (2CY)  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  per Birdguides
20/2/2018  Stonechat  2 (a pair)  Findhorn beach car park  Richard Somers Cocks
 
Stonechat pair at Findhorn, 20 February 2018 (Richard Somers Cocks)
20/2/2018  Grey Partridge  1 (at Netherton access track),  Fieldfare  12 (near Mosset Burn),  Skylark  3 (in song over the marsh)  Findhorn Bay (south side)  Richard Somers Cocks
20/2/2018 (07:00)  Snow Goose (blue morph)  1  Findhorn Bay (left the roost heading east)  Richard Somers Cocks

Snow Goose in Findhorn Bay, 20 February 2018 (Richard Somers Cocks)
19/2/2018  Red-throated Diver  3  Burghead Bay (off Findhorn dunes)  Richard Somers Cocks

Red-throated Divers off Findhorn dunes, 19 February 2018 (Richard Somers Cocks)
19/2/2018  Barnacle Goose  1 (with Pink-feet)  Birnie Kirk (NJ205588)  Bob Proctor
19/2/2018  Pink-footed Goose  c.1000 (including a leucistic bird)  Nether Bogside (NJ1957)  Bob Proctor

Leucistic Pink-footed Goose, Nether Bogside 18 February 2018 (Bob Proctor)
18/2/2018  Eider  62,  Purple Sandpiper  3,  Bar-tailed Godwit  30  Burghead-Hopeman  Peter Stronach
18/2/2018  Wigeon  688,  Teal  95,  Shelduck  1  Lossie estuary  Bob Proctor
18/2/2018  Sanderling  66  Lossiemouth west beach  Bob Proctor
18/2/2018  Common Scoter  976,  Velvet Scoter  25,  Long-tailed Duck  321,  Eider  26,  Red-breasted Merganser  10,  Goldeneye  8,  Scaup  1,  Shelduck  157,  Brent Goose  41,  Black-throated Diver  1,  Red-throated Diver  3,  Razorbill  122,  Bar-tailed Godwit  228,  Grey Plover  12  Nairn Bar  Graeme Prest
18/2/2018 (14:10-16:00)  Black-throated Diver  2,  Great Northern Diver  2,  Red-throated Diver  4,  Long-tailed Duck  60,  Common Scoter  50,  Velvet Scoter  1,  Iceland Gull  1 (adult)  Spey Bay (Boar’s Head Rock area)  David Law
18/2/2018  Green-winged Teal  1 (male)  Loch Flemington  Jon Clarke
18/2/2018  Brent Goose  47,  Red-throated Diver  1,  Eider  56,  Long-tailed Duck  38,  Goldeneye  1  between Delnies and Nairn  Colin Leslie
18/2/2018  Iceland Gull  2 (adult, 2CY)  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168) and later on Lossie estuary (same birds?)  Duncan Gibson, Henry Farquhar
18/2/2018  Whooper Swan  72  Pitgaveny  Henry Farquhar
18/2/2018  Black-throated Diver  4,  Red-throated Diver  3,  Long-tailed Duck  41,  Razorbill  2  Spey Bay (off Lossie Forest)  Henry Farquhar
18/2/2018  Stonechat  2,  crossbill sp.  4  Lossie Forest (NJ2667)  Henry Farquhar
18/2/2018  Sanderling  191,  Grey Plover  2,  Red-throated Diver  3,  Red-breasted Merganser  96,  Common Scoter  269,  Velvet Scoter  16,  Long-tailed Duck  36,  Eider  95,  Goldeneye  6,  Snow Bunting  12  Culbin Bar  Alastair Young
18/2/2018  Kingfisher  1  Forres (still on Mosset Burn pond)  Gordon Biggs, David Shaw

Kingfisher, Forres 18 February 2018 (David Shaw)
18/2/2018  Pied Wagtail  10  Strathlene  Martin Cook
18/2/2018  Grey Wagtail  1  Buckie harbour  Martin Cook
18/2/2018  Grey Wagtail  1,  Stonechat  2  Portgordon  Martin Cook
18/2/2018  Rock Pipit  38  between Portgordon and Strathlene (17 of them near Strathlene)  Martin Cook
18/2/2018  Black-throated Diver  2,  Red-throated Diver  2,  Common Scoter  67,  Long-tailed Duck  90,  Red-breasted Merganser  16,  Goldeneye  3  Burghead Bay (off Findhorn dunes)  Richard Somers Cocks
18/2/2018  Waxwing  4  New Elgin (Main Street)  Bob Proctor
18/2/2018  Iceland Gull  1 (3CY)  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Bob Proctor

Iceland Gull at Balormie pig farm, 18 February 2018 (Bob Proctor)
18/2/2018  Great Northern Diver  4  on sea off Lossiemouth harbour  Bob Proctor
18/2/2018 (07:25-08:25)  Puffin  2,  Black Guillemot  9,  Razorbill  207,  Guillemot  20,  Kittiwake  4,  Gannet  2,  Fulmar  2,  Red-throated Diver  6,  Great Northern Diver  1,  Long-tailed Duck  168,  Common Scoter  5  past Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Bob Proctor
18/2/2018 (dawn)  Snow Goose  1 (blue morph),  Pink-footed Goose  5570,  Greylag Goose  77,  Barnacle Goose  1  Findhorn Bay (at/leaving the roost)  Richard Somers Cocks
18/2/2018  Barnacle Goose  1  fields opposite Birnie Kirk (NJ205588)  Bob Proctor

Barnacle Goose at Birnie Kirk, 18 February 2018 (Bob Proctor)
17/2/2018  Green-winged Teal  1 (male),  probable Green-winged Teal x Teal hybrid 1 (male)  Lossie estuary  Duncan Gibson, Bob Proctor
17/2/2018  Iceland Gull  1 (3CY),  Lesser Black-backed Gull  1 (adult),  Golden Plover  5,  Oystercatcher  27  Balormie pig farm  Bob Proctor

Golden Plovers, Balormie pig farm 17 February 2018 (Bob Proctor)
17/2/2018  Black Guillemot  4  Tronach Head  Moray Bird Club
17/2/2018  Black Guillemot  6  Portknockie (Bow Fiddle Rock)  Moray Bird Club
17/2/2018  Purple Sandpiper  27  Cullen (roosting on small stack opposite golf clubhouse)  Moray Bird Club
17/2/2018  Shelduck  2,  Skylark  4  Lossie estuary  Henry Farquhar
17/2/2018  Red-throated Diver  3,  Red-breasted Merganser  1,  Long-tailed Duck  1  off Lossiemouth east beach  Henry Farquhar
17/2/2018  Waxwing  7  Redhill Wood (Rafford NJ056563)  Dan Puplett, Frank Ritchie
17/2/2018  Woodcock  2  Redhill Wood (Rafford NJ055562)  Dan Puplett, Frank Ritchie
17/2/2018  Iceland Gull  1 (3CY),  Herring Gull  498,  Wigeon  483,  Teal  111,  Snow Bunting  1  Lossie estuary  Bob Proctor
17/2/2018  Black-throated Diver  1  off Lossiemouth harbour  Bob Proctor
17/2/2018 (07:30-08:30)  Long-tailed Duck  49,  Common Scoter  4,  Greylag Goose  5,  Gannet  4,  Razorbill  82,  Guillemot  39,  Black Guillemot  1,  Red-throated Diver  6  past Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Bob Proctor
16/2/2018 (12:00)  Little Egret  1  Kingsteps (Minister’s Pool NH901573)  Lynda Graham
16/2/2018  Long-tailed Duck  c.100,  Red-breasted Merganser  4,  Red-throated Diver  2  Spey Bay (off Tugnet)  Martin Cook
16/2/2018  Goldeneye  12  Dallachy landfill  pool  Martin Cook
16/2/2018  Woodcock  2  Heldon Wood (Pluscarden)  David Main
16/2/2018  Goosander  1  Loch Allan  Alison Ritchie
16/2/2018  Red Kite  1  Refouble (NH9540)  Alison Ritchie
16/2/2018 (11:30)  Kingfisher  1,  Goosander  1  Forres (Mosset Burn pond)  Martin Cook
 
Kingfisher and Goosander, Forres 16 February 2018 (Martin Cook)
16/2/2018 (morning)  Kingfisher  1,  Goosander  1,  Dipper  1,  Grey Wagtail  1  Forres (Mosset Burn pond)  Gordon Biggs
 
Dipper and Grey Wagtail, Forres 16 February 2018 (Gordon Biggs)
30/1/2018  Snowy Owl  1 (probably immature male)  Gladhill (near Garmouth NJ3265)  Kevin Craib
 
Snowy Owl near Garmouth 30 January 2018 (Kevin Craib)
15/2/2018  Long-tailed Duck  c.20,  Eider  7,  Red-throated Diver  4  off Nairn golf course  Alan MacAskill
15/2/2018  Whooper Swan  3  Loch Flemington (south side)  Alan MacAskill
15/2/2018  Golden Plover  15,  Greylag Goose  320  Clochan (NJ4060)  Martin Cook
15/2/2018  Greylag Goose  c.200  Golford (NH962550)  Jack Harrison

Greylag Geese at Golford, 15 February 2018 (Jack Harrison)
14/2/2018  Jay  5  Kinermony (Aberlour)  Melvin Morrison
14/2/2018  Kingfisher  1  Aberlour  per Melvin Morrison
14/2/2018  Iceland Gull  2 (adult, 3CY)  Lossie estuary  Pete Gordon
14/2/2018  Lesser Black-backed Gull  1 (adult)  Pete Gordon
14/2/2018  Greylag Goose  152  Golford  (NH9554)  Jack Harrison
14/2/2018  Glaucous Gull  1 (2CY)  Clackmarras pig farm (NJ245588)  Mike Youdale
13/2/2018  Barn Owl  1  Mundole  Roy Dennis
13/2/2018  Kingfisher  1,  Dipper  2  Forres (Mosset Burn)  Gordon Biggs,  Richard Somers Cocks
 
Kingfisher (Gordon Biggs) and Dipper (Richard Somers Cocks), Forres 13 February 2018
13/2/2018  Red-breasted Merganser  22,  Common Scoter  32,  Red-throated Diver  3,  Razorbill  5,  Guillemot  1  Burghead Bay (off Findhorn dunes)  Richard Somers Cocks
   
Red-breasted Merganser, Razorbill and Guillemot off Findhorn dunes, 13 February 2018 (Richard Somers Cocks)
13/2/2018  Sanderling  71,  Purple Sandpiper  4,  Turnstone  5,  Ringed Plover  5  Lossiemouth west beach  Margaret Sharpe
13/2/2018  Gadwall  1,  Pintail  1,  Goosander  2,  Whooper Swan  12  Loch Oire  Mike Youdale
13/2/2018  Grey Partridge  2  Mid Mains Farm (NJ1966)  Mike Youdale
13/2/2018  Whooper Swan  c.60  Pitgaveny fields  James Byatt
13/2/2018  Iceland Gull  2 (adults)  Longhill pig farm (north of Lhanbryde NJ270627)  Mike Youdale
12/2/2018  Oystercatcher  2  Elgin (Cooper Park lake)  Martin Cook
12/2/2018  Iceland Gull  1 (3CY)  Lossie estuary  David Main
 
Iceland Gull, Lossie estuary 12 February 2018 (David Main)
12/2/2018  Kingfisher  1  Forres (Mosset Burn pond)  Gordon Biggs, Mike Crutch

Kingfisher, Forres 11 February 2018 (Gordon Biggs)
12/2/2018  Eider  33+,  Razorbill  3,  Turnstone  17,  Purple Sandpiper  1,  Red-throated Diver  4  Burghead  Mike Crutch
11/2/2018  Pintail  2 (pair),  Whooper Swan  12  Loch Oire  Henry Farquhar
11/2/2018  Ptarmigan  1,  Snow Bunting  1  Ben Rinnes  Jimmy Mair
11/2/2018  Black Grouse  5  Glen Rinnes  Jimmy Mair
10/2/2018  Curlew  22  Nairn (between Cemetery and Househill)  Jack Harrison
10/2/2018  Waxwing  2  Hopeman (east end)  per Birdguides
10/2/2018  Gadwall  1 (male),  Goosander  6,  Wigeon  245,  Tufted Duck  45,  Whooper Swan  17  Loch Oire  Martin Cook
10/2/2018  Goldeneye  14  Dallachy landfill pool  Martin Cook
10/2/2018  Kingfisher  1,  Goldeneye  1  Forres (Mosset Burn)  Gordon Biggs
 
Kingfisher and Goldeneye, Forres 10 February 2018 (Gordon Biggs)
10/2/2018  Kingfisher  1  Forres (Mosset burn duckpond)  Allan Lawrence
9/2/2018  Redwing  c.30,  Fieldfare  2,  Pink-footed Goose  c.500,  Linnet  c.300  Meikle Kildrummy (NJ852542)  Seamus McArdle

Redwing, Meikle Kildrummy 9 February 2018 (Seamus McArdle)
9/2/2018  Curlew  40,  Stonechat  1  Burghead  Gordon Biggs
9/2/2018  Waxwing  2,  Fieldfare  1  Hopeman (east end)  Gordon Biggs

Waxwing, Hopeman 9 February 2018 (Gordon Biggs)
9/2/2018  Kingfisher  1,  Goosander  1  Forres (Mosset burn)  Gordon Biggs

Goosander, Forres 9 February 2018 (Gordon Biggs)
9/2/2018  Snow Bunting  32  Nairn Bar  Roy Dennis
9/2/2018  Little Egret  1  Kingsteps (Nairn – roosting in tree at inland pond)  Roy Dennis
9/2/2018  Kingfisher  1  Forres (Mosset burn duckpond)  David Main
 
Kingfisher, Forres 9 February 2018 (David Main)
9/2/2018  Red-legged Partridge  2  Moyness  Jack Harrison
9/2/2018  Twite  7,  Stonechat  1  Netherton (Findhorn Bay)  Mike Crutch
9/2/2018  Kingfisher  1  Forres (Mosset burn duckpond)  Jim Simpson, Alison Ritchie

Kingfisher, Forres 9 February 2018 (Alison Ritchie)
8/2/2018  Snipe  8  Drainie (opposite hangar 21)  Henry Farquhar
8/2/2018  Lapwing  51,  Linnet  100+  Balormie  Henry Farquhar
8/2/2018  Kingfisher  1  Forres (Mosset burn duckpond)  Mike Crutch
 
Kingfisher, Forres 8 February 2018 (Mike Crutch)
8/2/2018  Waxwing  2,  Fieldfare  2  Hopeman (east end)  Gordon Biggs, Jim Simpson

Fieldfare, Hopeman 8 February 2018 (Gordon Biggs)
8/2/2018  Stonechat  2 (males),  Hooded Crow  1  Burghead  Gordon Biggs
 
Stonechat and Hooded Crow, Burghead 8 February 2018 (Gordon Biggs)
8/2/2018  Red Kite  1  over Lethen  Jack Harrison
8/2/2018  Iceland Gull  1 (adult)  Lossie estuary  per Birdguides
8/2/2018  Waxwing  2  Hopeman  per Birdguides
8/2/2018 (08:05-09:05)  Black Guillemot  11,  Red-throated Diver  5,  Long-tailed Duck  30,  Razorbill  56, Guillemot  9,  Common Scoter  5,  Velvet Scoter  2 (males)  passed Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Bob Proctor
8/2/2018  Red-throated Diver  4 (together)  off Lossiemouth harbour  Bob Proctor
7/2/2018  Merlin  1 (male)  Earlseat (NH9557)  Phil Swainson
7/2/2018  Linnet  17  Elgin cemetery  Bob Proctor
7/2/2018  Iceland Gull  1 (2CY)  Lossie estuary  Roy Dennis
7/2/2018  Iceland Gull  1 (3CY+)  Balormie pig farm  Roy Dennis
7/2/2018  Waxwing  2  Hopeman (East Road)  Gordon Biggs

Waxwing, Hopeman 7 February 2018 (Gordon Biggs)
7/2/2018  Bar-tailed Godwit  27,  Long-tailed Duck  31  Burghead  Mike Crutch
6/2/2018  Barn Owl  1  A96 (road casualty at Macbeth’s Hillock NH9556)  Mike Crutch
6/2/2018  Waxwing  1  Hopeman  David Main
6/2/2018  Snow Bunting  30+  Spynie Palace junction (in field)  David Main
6/2/2018  Purple Sandpiper  2,  Red-breasted Merganser  1  Lossiemouth harbour  Gordon Biggs

Purple Sandpipers, Lossiemouth 6 February 2018 (Gordon Biggs)
5/2/2018  Waxwing  2  Hopeman  Ian Herd
5/2/2018  Brent Goose  20  Nairn west beach  Jim Simpson
5/2/2018  Oystercatcher  1  Auchinhandoch (Dufftown)  Fiona McHugh

Oystercatcher, Auchinhandoch 5 February 2018 (Fiona McHugh)
5/2/2018  Green-winged Teal  1 (male),  Shoveler  2 (females),  Pintail  3,  Song Thrush  1  Loch Spynie  Roy Dennis
5/2/2018  Little Egret  1  Minister’s Pool, Kingsteps (NH9057)  Pete Gordon
5/2/2018  Little Grebe  10  River Findhorn mouth  Pete Gordon
5/2/2018  Tree Sparrow  7  Netherton  Pete Gordon
5/2/2018  Stock Dove  8  Sweethillock (near RAF Lossiemouth)  Pete Gordon
5/2/2018  Green-winged Teal  1 (male)  Loch Spynie  Pete Gordon
5/2/2018  Redwing  20+  Findrassie House  Henry Farquhar
4/2/2018  Ringed Plover  5  Findhorn beach  Geoff & Debbie Smith
4/2/2018  Common Scoter  220,  Velvet Scoter  17,  Long-tailed Duck  150,  Red-throated Diver  6,  Great Northern Diver  1,  Slavonian Grebe  3  Burghead Bay (from Roseisle Forest car park)  Tom Wells
4/2/2018  Waxwing  2  Hopeman (east end)  per Birdguides
4/2/2018  Fieldfare  100+,  Starling  c.50,  Redwing  2+  Forres enterprise park (NJ073596)  Alison Ritchie
4/2/2018  Snow Goose  1 (blue morph)  Miltonduff  Roy Dennis
4/2/2018  Corn Bunting  33 (on wires)  Corbiewell, Garmouth  Bob Proctor
4/2/2018  Green-winged Teal  1 (male),  Shoveler  1 (female),  Wigeon  339  Loch Spynie  Bob Proctor
4/2/2018  Little Auk  1,  Guillemot  1,  Red-throated Diver  3  on sea off Lossiemouth harbour  Bob Proctor
4/2/2018 (09:00-10:00)  Little Auk  3,  Razorbill  20,  Guillemot  2,  Black Guillemot  2,  Fulmar  10,  Gannet  1,  Goldeneye  1,  Long-tailed Duck  6,  Common Scoter  20,  Red-throated Diver  1  passed Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Bob Proctor
4/2/2018  Teal  87,  Wigeon  727,  Snow Bunting  1,  Skylark  2,  Bar-tailed Godwit  3  Lossie estuary  Bob Proctor
4/2/2018  Iceland Gull  1 (3CY),  Shelduck  2 (pair)  Balormie pig farm  Bob Proctor
3/2/2018  Green-winged Teal  1 (male)  Loch Flemington  per Birdguides
3/2/2018  Green-winged Teal  1 (male)  Loch Spynie  Jimmy Mair
3/2/2018  Black-throated Diver  2,  Slavonian Grebe  1  Burghead Bay (off Findhorn)  Jimmy Mair
3/2/2018  Waxwing  4  Hopeman (east end)  David Main
3/2/2018  Iceland Gull  1 (3CY)  Balormie pig farm  Bob Proctor
2/2/2018  Jay  1,  Mistle Thrush  1  Hill of Spynie  Henry Farquhar
2/2/2018  Purple Sandpiper  3,  Turnstone  27,  Redshank  16  Hopeman harbour  Tony Backx
2/2/2018  Waxwing  13  New Elgin (Sandy Road)  David Main
2/2/2018  Sanderling  58,  Snow Bunting  1  Lossiemouth (east beach)  David Main
1/2/2018  Snow Bunting  12,  Knot  c.1600  Kingsteps (Nairn)  Alan MacAskill
1/2/2018 (09:00)  Snow Goose (blue morph)  1  Wester Manbeen (NJ193609)  Mike Youdale
1/2/2018  Kestrel  1  Cooper Park, Elgin  Henry Farquhar
1/2/2018  Redwing/Fieldfare  100+ mixed flock  Kirkhill, Elgin  David Main
31/1/2018  Woodcock  1  Loch Spynie  Robert Potter
31/1/2018  Scaup  1 (male)  Loch Oire  Mike Youdale
31/1/2018  Goshawk  1  Spindle Muir, Alves  Mike Youdale
31/1/2018  Bullfinch  7  Heldon Wood  David Main
31/1/2018  Curlew  108  Findhorn Bay (south end)  Mike Crutch
30/1/2018  Woodcock  2  Clune Hill (Cullen NJ5164)  Robert Potter
30/1/2018  Waxwing  1  Burghead  per Birdguides
30/1/2018  Brambling  c.20  Wester Newforres wood (Forres)  Mike Youdale
30/1/2018  Snow Goose (blue morph)  1,  Grey Partridge  4  Wester Manbeen (NJ194606)  Mike Youdale
30/1/2018  Glaucous Gull  1 (2CY)  Spey estuary  per Birdguides
30/1/2018  Little Egret  1  Kingsteps, Nairn  Roy Dennis
30/1/2018  Iceland Gull  1 (3CY)  Lossie estuary  Richard Somers Cocks

Iceland Gull, Lossie estuary 30 January 2018 (Richard Somers Cocks)
30/1/2018  Snow Goose  1 (blue morph)  Miltonduff  Richard Somers Cocks, Peter Norgate

Snow Goose, Miltonduff  30 January 2018 (Richard Somers Cocks)
30/1/2018  Waxwing  13  New Elgin (Sandy Road)  Eileen Main
29/1/2018  Long-tailed Duck  2  Lossiemouth  Gordon Biggs

Long-tailed Ducks, Lossiemouth 29 January 2018 (Gordon Biggs)
29/1/2018  Brambling  2  Miltonduff  Mike Youdale
29/1/2018  Little Egret  1  Kingsteps (Nairn)  Beryl Blackhall
29/1/2018  Waxwing  4  Rafford (Marcassie Farm)  Dan Puplett
29/1/2018  Hooded Crow  4  Nairn (on beach near Leisure Centre)  Jack Harrison

Hooded Crow, Nairn 29 January 2018 (Jack Harrison)
29/1/2018  Glaucous Gull  1 (juvenile)  Lossie estuary  Pete Gordon
29/1/2018  Iceland Gull  1 (3CY)  Balormie pig farm  Pete Gordon
29/1/2018  Waxwing  2  Cloddach (bridge over River Lossie)  David Main
29/1/2018  Snow Goose  1 (blue morph)  Miltonduff  David Main, Pete Gordon, Henry Farquhar, Mike Youdale

Snow Goose, Miltonduff  29 January 2018 (David Main)
29/1/2018  Grey Partridge  1  Mid Mains  Gordon Biggs

Grey Partridge, Mid Mains 29 January 2018 (Gordon Biggs)
29/1/2018  Grey Wagtail  1  Pittendreich, Elgin  Gordon Biggs

Grey Wagtail, Pittendreich 29 January 2018 (Gordon Biggs)
28/1/2018  Black-throated Diver  1  Burghead Bay (off Findhorn dunes)  Ian Bailey
28/1/2018  Stonechat  4  Findhorn dunes  Ian Bailey
28/1/2018  Little Egret  1  Minister’s pool, Kingsteps (NH9057)  Beryl Blackhall

Little Egret, Kingsteps 28 January 2018 (Beryl Blackhall)
28/1/2018  Magpie  2  Kingsteps, Nairn  Beryl Blackhall
28/1/2018  Waxwing  5  Marcassie Farm, Rafford  Dan Puplett
28/1/2018  Waxwing  1  Burghead (Macdonald Crescent)  Mike Crutch

Waxwing, Burghead 28 January 2018 (Mike Crutch)
28/1/2018  Goosander  1,  Goldeneye  1  Mosset Burn, Forres  Mike Crutch

Goosander, Forres 28 January 2018 (Mike Crutch)
28/1/2018 (15:30)  Snow Goose  1 (blue morph)  Miltonduff  Bob Proctor, Duncan Gibson
28/1/2018 (15:30)  Waxwing  13  New Elgin (Sandy Road)  David Main
28/1/2018 (12:55)  Green Sandpiper  1  Pittendreich, Elgin  Bob Proctor
28/1/2018 (11:40)  Snow Goose  1 (blue morph)  Wester Manbeen (NJ194606) then to Muiryhall, Miltonduff (12:00) (NJ183607)  Bob Proctor, Gordon Biggs
28/1/2018 (11:15)  Iceland Gull  1 (adult),  Corn Bunting  1  Balormie pig farm  Bob Proctor
28/1/2018  Blackcap  1 (female)  Fulmar Road, Lossiemouth  Henry Farquhar
27/1/2018  Kingfisher  1 (on pond),  Goosander  2 (pair)  Mosset Burn, Forres  Allan Lawrence
27/1/2018 (10:20-11:20)  Red-throated Diver  1,  Long-tailed Duck  7,  Common Scoter  3,  Black Guillemot  2,  Gannet  1,  Razorbill  4,  Red-breasted Merganser  1,  Goldeneye  2  passed Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Bob Proctor
27/1/2018  Corn Bunting  1,  Skylark  2  Balormie pig farm  Bob Proctor
27/1/2018 (09:30)  Snow Goose  1 (blue morph)  Miltonduff (NJ187609)  Bob Proctor
27/1/2018 (09:00)  Waxwing  11  New Elgin (lone berry tree between roundabout and Elgin golf club)  Bob Proctor
26/1/2018  Kingfisher  1,  Goosander  1 (female),  Grey Wagtail  1  Mosset Burn, Forres  Allan Lawrence
26/1/2018  Common Scoter  340  Findhorn (west dunes)  Roy Dennis
26/1/2018  Common Scoter  140 Burghead (east)  Roy Dennis
26/1/2018  Corn Bunting  2+  Muirton  Roy Dennis
26/1/2018  Snow Goose  1 (blue morph)  Miltonduff (NJ187609)  David Main
26/1/2018  Waxwing  11  New Elgin (near golf course)  David Main
26/1/2018  Goldeneye  6  Burghead  Tony Backx
26/1/2018  Whooper Swan  51  Loch Oire  Roy Leverton
25/1/2018  Green-winged Teal  1 (male)  Loch Flemington  per BirdGuides
25/1/2018  Blackcap  1 (male),  Brambling  1 (male)  Forres (garden)  Alison Ritchie
 
Blackcap and Brambling, 25 January 2018 (Alison Ritchie)
25/1/2018  Dunlin  1200,  Knot  3000+  Findhorn Bay  Richard Somers Cocks
25/1/2018  Slavonian Grebe  3,  Black-throated Diver  11,  Red-throated Diver  2,  Velvet Scoter  1,  Common Scoter  136,  Long-tailed Duck  38  Burghead Bay (from Findhorn dunes)  Richard Somers Cocks
25/1/2018  Slavonian Grebe  1,  Fieldfare  1 (over sea)  Burghead Bay  Mike Crutch
25/1/2018  Goldeneye  1,  Goosander  1  Mosset Burn, Forres  Allan Lawrence
24/1/2018  Snow Bunting  1  RAF Lossiemouth (runway)  Allan Lawrence
24/1/2018  Peregrine  1  Cothall (NJ0154)  Mike Crutch
24/1/2018 (10:00)  Waxwing  8  Elgin (Reiket Lane)  David Main
23/1/2018  Goldeneye  1  Forres (Mosset Burn)  Mike Crutch

Goldeneye, Forres 23 January 2018 (Mike Crutch)
23/1/2018  Waxwing  13+  New Elgin (14:00 North Street, 14:50 Dean of Guild Way, 15:10 The Mews then 15:15 Glen Moray Drive)  Mike Youdale
23/1/2018  Waxwing  2+  Burghead  per BirdGuides
23/1/2018  Little Grebe  1 (on river),  Goosander  1 (male)  Nairn harbour  Jack Harrison
23/1/2018  Purple Sandpiper  10,  Brent Goose  65  west links Nairn  Jack Harrison
23/1/2018  Twite  9,  Meadow Pipit  1  Netherton (saltmarsh Findhorn Bay)  Mike Crutch, Hilary Rolton

Twite, Netherton 23 January 2018 (Mike Crutch)
23/1/2018  Blackcap  1 (female)  Lossiemouth (Fulmar Road)  Henry Farquhar
23/1/2018  Bar-tailed Godwit  3  Lossie estuary  Henry Farquhar
23/1/2018  Crested Tit  1  Lossie Forest  Henry Farquhar
23/1/2018 (10:00)  Waxwing  5  New Elgin, Elgin (A941 roundabout, Thornhill Road)  Bob Proctor
22/1/2018  Fieldfare  62  Rafford (Granary Farm)  Gordon Birnie
22/1/2018  Barn Owl  1  Bogmoor  Alastair Millar
22/1/2018  Jack Snipe  1  Meikle Urchany (NH878505)  James Homer
22/1/2018  Brent Goose  50,  Peregrine  1  west links Nairn (NH877570)  Jack Harrison
22/1/2018  Yellowhammer  40+  east of Burghead maltings  Geoff & Debbie Smith
22/1/2018 (08:30)  Glaucous Gull  1 (juvenile)  Spey estuary  per BirdGuides
22/1/2018  Waxwing  1  Burghead (McDonald Cresent)  Mike Crutch, Roy Dennis
22/1/2018  Little Grebe  6, Shelduck  89, Wigeon  735,  Teal  384,  Pintail  242,  Mallard  342,  Knot  3230,  Peregrine  1  Findhorn Bay  Richard Somers Cocks
21/1/2018  Snipe  3,  Meadow Pipit  1  Dyke (NH996587)  Ian Bailey
21/1/2018  Brambling  1,  Reed Bunting  30+  Dyke  Ian Bailey
21/1/2018  Mediterranean Gull  1 (adult)  Lossie estuary  Henry Farquhar
21/1/2018  Glaucous Gull  1 (juvenile)  Spey estuary  Hugh Clark
21/1/2018  Waxwing  13  New Elgin, Elgin (roundabout A941 Thornhill Road)  David Main
21/1/2018  Fieldfare  1 in garden  Elgin (East end)  David Main

Fieldfare, Elgin 21 January 2018 (David Main)
21/1/2018  Yellowhammer  100+  Moss of Barmuckity  David Main
21/1/2018  Corn Bunting  17  Muirton  Bob Proctor
21/1/2018  Common Gull  443  Balormie pig farm  Bob Proctor
21/1/2018  Iceland Gull  1 (3CY),  Lesser Black-backed Gull  1 (adult),  Teal  682  Lossie estuary  Bob Proctor

Iceland Gull, Lossie estuary 21 January 2018 (Bob Proctor)
21/1/2018  Purple Sandpiper  5  Lossiemouth harbour  Bob Proctor
21/1/2018  Ringed Plover  19,  Sanderling  67  West beach, Lossiemouth  Bob Proctor
21/1/2018  Waxwing  1  Inverearn Road, Forres  Allan Lawrence
21/1/2018  Kingfisher  1,  Song Thrush  1,  Bullfinch  3  Mosset duck pond, Forres  Allan Lawrence
20/1/2018  Fieldfare  32,  Lapwing  20  Rafford (Granary Farm)  Gordon Birnie
20/1/2018  Brambling  4  Hill of Ardrone (NJ458511)  David Main
20/1/2018  Snow Bunting  17  Ben Aigan  David Main
20/1/2018  Velvet Scoter  1 (male)  Burghead Bay (from Findhorn dunes)  Jimmy Mair
20/1/2018  Waxwing  3  Forres (small pond by Mosset Burn)  Jimmy Mair
20/1/2018  Waxwing  1  still Burghead  (at junction of B9013 with McDonald Crescent)  Jimmy Mair
20/1/2018  Blackcap  1 (male)  Forres (Highfield)  Alison Ritchie
20/1/2018  Song Thrush  1  Kingston (Lein)  David Law
20/1/2018  Red-throated Diver  10,  Long-tailed Duck  115,  Common Scoter  4,  Velvet Scoter  1,  Goldeneye  6,  Red-breasted Merganser  2,  Goosander  1,  Eider  54  Spey Bay (between Kingston and Lossiemouth)  David Law
20/1/2018  Woodcock  1,  Peregrine  1  West Mains  Bob Proctor
20/1/2018  Mealy Redpoll  1,  Song Thrush  2,  Reed Bunting  5  Barmuckity  Bob Proctor
20/1/2018  Gadwall  1 (male),  Wigeon  472,  Whooper Swan  67,  Mute Swan  22,  Cormorant  3  Loch Oire  Bob Proctor
20/1/2018  Stonechat  1 (male)  Kinneddar  Bob Proctor
20/1/2018  Common Gull  365  Balormie pig farm  Bob Proctor
20/1/2018  Teal  575,  Wigeon  407  Lossie estuary  Bob Proctor
20/1/2018 (08:30-09:30)  Red-throated Diver  8,  Razorbill  7,  Long-tailed Duck  37,  Common Scoter  1  past Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Bob Proctor
20/1/2018  Kingfisher  1 (Spynie canal),  Song Thrush  1 (Scarffbanks),  Pintail  2 (a pair)  Loch Spynie  Moray Bird Club
20/1/2018 (09:25)  Waxwing  4  Forres (Highfield)  per Birdguides
19/1/2018  Sanderling  51,  Ringed Plover  13  Lossiemouth west beach  Henry Farquhar
19/1/2018 (pm)  Waxwing  4  Forres (Highfield)  Alison Ritchie
19/1/2018 (14:00)  Waxwing  1  still feeding on apples and Cotoneaster berries  Burghead  (at junction of B9013 with McDonald Crescent)  Bob Johnson
19/1/2018  Song Thrush  1  Cragganmore  Pete Gordon
18/1/2018  Knot  3230  Findhorn Bay  Richard Somers Cocks

Knot, Findhorn Bay 18 January 2018 (Richard Somers Cocks)
18/1/2018  Jack Snipe  2,  Snipe  8,  Grey Plover  1 (flew south)  Findhorn Bay (between Mosset and Kinloss burns)  Pete Gordon
18/1/2018  Lesser Black-backed Gull  1  Lossie estuary  Pete Gordon
18/1/2018  Linnet  500,  Woodpigeon  600  Burnside of Enzie (NJ3960)  Pete Gordon
18/1/2018  Gadwall  1 (male),  Pintail  2 (a pair),  Wigeon  420,  Goldeneye  4,  Goosander  1,  Whooper Swan  66,  Mute Swan  24,  Little Grebe  1  Loch Oire  Martin Cook

Drake Gadwall and Pintail, Loch Oire 18 January 2018 (Martin Cook)
18/1/2018  Goosander  4,  Goldeneye  4  Loch na Bo  Martin Cook
17/1/2018  Linnet  c.300  Elgin (by Linkwood distillery)  David Law
17/1/2018 (pm)  Waxwing   2  still feeding on fallen apples  Burghead  (at junction of B9013 with McDonald Crescent)  Allan Lawrence
17/1/2018  Brambling  c.40  near Keith  Melvin Morrison

Bramblings near Keith, 17 January 2018 (Melvin Morrison)
17/1/2018 (14:40)  Iceland Gull  1 (3CY)  still at Lossie estuary  per Birdguides
17/1/2018 (11:00)  Waxwing  2  still feeding on fallen apples  Burghead  (at junction of B9013 with McDonald Crescent)  per Birdguides
16/1/2018 (14:00)  Iceland Gull  1 (3CY)  Lossie estuary  David Main

Iceland Gull, Lossie estuary 16 January 2018 (David Main)
16/1/2018  Black-throated Diver  7,  Velvet Scoter  1  Burghead Bay (off Findhorn dunes)  Richard Somers Cocks
15/1/2018  Red-throated Diver  2,  Turnstone  33  Burghead point  Mike Crutch
15/1/2018 (09:44)  Waxwing  2 still feeding on fallen apples  Burghead  (at junction of B9013 with McDonald Crescent)  per Birdguides
14/1/2018  Snow Bunting  3,  Bullfinch  2 (on Roy’s Hill)  Ben Rinnes  Henry Farquhar
14/1/2018  Iceland Gull  1 (adult)  Hopeman (in fields opposite village)  Mark Warren
14/1/2018  Purple Sandpiper  4+,  Velvet Scoter  1 (male flew past),  Waxwing  3 (B9103/McDonald Crescent junction)  Burghead  Mark Warren
14/1/2018  Golden Plover  19  Findhorn dunes  Mark Warren
14/1/2018  Velvet Scoter  1 (male)  Burghead Bay (off Findhorn dunes)  Mark Warren
14/1/2018 (13:00)  Waxwing  3 still feeding on fallen apples  Burghead  (at junction of B9013 with McDonald Crescent)  David Main, Jimmy Mair
14/1/2018 (08:45)  Waxwing  4  Burghead (at junction of B9013 with McDonald Crescent)  Bob Johnson
13/1/2018  Twite  40+  Findhorn Bay (south-west corner)  Jimmy Mair
13/1/2018  Stock Dove  1 singing  Loch Spynie (north-east corner)  David Law
13/1/2018  Iceland Gull  1 (3CY)  Lossie estuary  Pete Gordon
13/1/2018  Tree Sparrow  12  Netherton (south side of Findhorn Bay)  Pete Gordon
13/1/2018  Brambling  1,  Lesser Redpoll  13  Clochan (at garden feeders)  Martin Cook
13/1/2018  Red-throated Diver  3  off Burghead  David Main
13/1/2018  Lesser Black-backed Gull  1  Lossie estuary  David Main

Lesser Black-backed Gull, Lossie estuary 13 January 2018 (David Main)
13/1/2018  Bar-tailed Godwit  3  Lossiemouth west beach  David Main

Bar-tailed Godwit, Lossiemouth west beach 13 January 2018 (David Main)
13/1/2018 (12:00)  Waxwing  2  Burghead (still at junction of B9013 with Forest Road)  David Main
12/1/2018  Sanderling  56,  Ringed Plover  16  Covesea beach  David Main
 
Sanderling at Covesea beach, 12 January 2018 (David Main)
12/1/2018  Golden Plover  c.75  Mill of Tynet (flew west)  Lenny Simpson
12/1/2018  Waxwing  5  Elgin (beside Mansefield Hotel)  Lenny Simpson
12/1/2018  Golden Plover  45+  Arthur’s Point (between Portgordon and Buckpool NJ406649)  Alison Ritchie

Golden Plover, Arthur’s Point 12 January 2018 (Alison Ritchie)
12/1/2018  Kingfisher  1,  Goosander  3,  Goldeneye  2  Forres (on Mosset Burn)  Roy Dennis
12/1/2018 (pm)  Waxwing  2  Burghead (junction of B9013 and Forest Road – on fallen apples)  Steve Broyd
12/1/2018  Velvet Scoter  1 (male)  Burghead Bay (off Findhorn dunes)  Steve Broyd
11/1/2018  Raven  1,  Snow Bunting  3,  Ptarmigan  4  Ben Rinnes  David Main
11/1/2018  Brambling  11  below Ben Rinnes  David Main
11/1/2018  Purple Sandpiper  1,  Red-throated Diver  1  Burghead point  Geoff & Debbie Smith
11/1/2018  Red Kite  1  Lethen (flew over)  Jack Harrison
11/1/2018  Woodcock  1 (old railway line beside Cruats Farm), Brambling  2 (behind King Edward Terrace, adjacent to stubble fields),  Black-throated Diver  2 (back of Greencastle)  Portknockie  Lenny Simpson
11/1/2018  Long-tailed Duck  56  Cullen Bay  Lenny Simpson
11/1/2018  Redwing  11  Forres (Thompson Memorial)  Henry Farquhar
11/1/2018  Goosander  1  Forres (Mosset Burn opposite Mosset Tavern)  Henry Farquhar
10/1/2018  Iceland Gull  1 (3CY),  Goldeneye  3 (males),  Red-breasted Merganser  1,  Brent Goose  4 (flew south)  Lossie estuary  David Main

Goldeneye on the Lossie estuary, 10 January 2018 (David Main)
10/1/2018  Corn Bunting  18  Burnside of Enzie (NJ3960)  Bob Johnson, Sheena Nicolson, Martin & Jenny Cook
10/1/2018  Ringed Plover  7,  Redshank  31,  Turnstone  3,  Oystercatcher  3  Portgordon harbour  Raymond Shewan
10/1/2018  Blackcap  3 (2 male, 1 female),  Long-tailed Tit  12,  Bullfinch  1 (male)  Lhanbryde garden  Ian Noble
9/1/2018  Brent Goose  57  Nairn west beach  Geoff & Debbie Smith
9/1/2018 (15:00)  Waxwing  7  Elgin (Thornhill Road)  David Main
9/1/2018  Goosander  1,  Goldeneye  1,  Little Grebe  1  Nairn marina  Jack Harrison
   
Goldeneye, Goosander and Little Grebe in Nairn marina, 9 January 2018 (Jack Harrison)
9/1/2018 (14:00)  Iceland Gull  1 (3CY)  Lossie estuary  Peter Norgate
8/1/2018 (14:30)  Kingfisher  1  Forres (Mosset Burn at Invererne Road)  Dorothy Scott
8/1/2018  Brent Goose  24  Nairn (off west end of golf course NJ848569)  Beryl Blackhall

Brent Geese, Nairn 8 January 2018 (Beryl Blackhall)
8/1/2018  Long-tailed Duck  420  Burghead Bay (east end)  Roy Dennis
8/1/2018  Brambling  4 (with Chaffinches)  near Orton House  Martin Cook
8/1/2018  Goldeneye  7,  Goosander  2,  Mallard  39,  Little Grebe  1,  Dipper  2  River Spey between Boat o’ Brig and Mains of Orton  Martin Cook
8/1/2018  Redwing  c.50,  Mistle Thrush  10  Elgin Cemetery (New Elgin)  David Law
8/1/2018  Iceland Gull  1 (3CY)  Lossie estuary  David Main

Iceland Gull, Lossie estuary 8 January 2018 (David Main)
8/1/2018  Twite  21  Findhorn Bay (on saltmarsh west of Netherton track NJ0361)  Mike Crutch
8/1/2018  Song Thrush  4,  Snipe  1  clifftop path above Cullen beach  Lenny Simpson
8/1/2018  Great Northern Diver  1  off Bow Fiddle Rock (Portknockie)  Lenny Simpson
8/1/2018  Raven  1  Portknockie  Lenny Simpson
7/1/2018  Gadwall  1 (male)  Nairn (still on River Nairn)  Beryl Blackhall

Gadwall, Nairn 7 January 2018 (Beryl Blackhall)
7/1/2018  Twite  c.80,  Wigeon  c.450,  Redshank  c.350,  Stonechat  1,  Song Thrush  1  Carse of Delnies  Al McNee
7/1/2018  Great Northern Diver  1  off Portknockie  David Law
7/1/2018  Gadwall  1 (male),  Whooper Swan  62  Loch Oire  David Law
7/1/2018  Sanderling  52,  Purple Sandpiper  18,  Ringed Plover  18,  Turnstone  11  Lossiemouth west beach (300m west of lighthouse)  Frank Antley
7/1/2018  Brent Goose  29  Nairn (off Leisure Centre)  David Shaw
7/1/2018  Goosander  6  Forres (between falls and Bridge Street)  Allan Lawrence
7/1/2018  Great Northern Diver  1,  Red-throated Diver  4,  Black Guillemot  2  Burghead  Roy Dennis
7/1/2018  Grey Wagtail  1  Forres  Roy Dennis
7/1/2018 (afternoon)  Mediterranean Gull  1 (adult)  Lossie estuary  Duncan Gibson
7/1/2018 (morning)  Mediterranean Gull  1 (adult),  Iceland Gull  1 (3CY),  Lesser Black-backed Gull  1 (adult)  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Bob Proctor

Mediterranean Gull [centre], Balormie pig farm 7 January 2018 (Bob Proctor)
7/1/2018  Teal  461,  Little Grebe  5,  Red-breasted Merganser  1  Lossie estuary  Bob Proctor
7/1/2018 (09:00-09:30)  Black-throated Diver  1,  Red-throated Diver  6,  Long-tailed Duck  6,  Common Scoter  2,  Goldeneye  1,  Black Guillemot  2,  Razorbill  2  past Lossiemouth in 30 mins  Bob Proctor
6/1/2018  Common Scoter  180+,  Knot  1,  Kittiwake  1,  Gannet  1  Burghead  Alison & Frank Ritchie, Hilary Rolton, Mike Crutch
6/1/2018  Whooper Swan  5  Wester Coltfield  Alison & Frank Ritchie, Hilary Rolton, Mike Crutch
6/1/2018  Knot  400+,  Golden Plover  41+,  Pintail  10+  Findhorn Bay  Alison & Frank Ritchie, Hilary Rolton, Mike Crutch
6/1/2018  Brent Goose  47  Nairn beach  Alison & Frank Ritchie, Hilary Rolton, Mike Crutch
6/1/2018  Curlew  20+  Househill (Nairn)  Alison & Frank Ritchie, Hilary Rolton, Mike Crutch
6/1/2018  Gadwall  1 (male),  Pintail  1 (male),  Whooper Swan  5,  Mute Swan  74,  Mallard  267  Loch Spynie  Bob Proctor
6/1/2018  Magpie  9 together  Birnie Kirk  Bob Proctor
6/1/2018  Woodcock  1  Nether Birnie  Bob Proctor
6/1/2018  Stock Dove  1  Barmuckity  Bob Proctor
6/1/2018  Whooper Swan  67,  Mute Swan  22,  Coot  10,  Moorhen  13,  Mallard  81  Loch Oire  Bob Proctor
6/1/2018  Iceland Gull  1 (3CY),  Lesser Black-backed Gull  1 (adult),  Redshank  1  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Bob Proctor
6/1/2018 (09:00-09:30)  Great Northern Diver  1,  Long-tailed Duck  1,  Goldeneye  1  past Lossiemouth in 30 mins  Bob Proctor
6/1/2018  Tree Sparrow  30  South Darkland (at garden feeding station)  David Law
6/1/2018  Jack Snipe  1  Kingsteps (Nairn)  Jimmy Mair
6/1/2018  Slavonian Grebe  1  Burghead Bay  Jimmy Mair
6/1/2018  Whooper Swan  62  Loch Oire  Martin Cook
5/1/2018  Waxwing  1  Nairn (NH880560)  Seamus McArdle

Waxwing, Nairn 5 January 2018 (Seamus McArdle)
5/1/2018  Gadwall  1 (male),  Goosander  1 (male)  Nairn (on River Nairn in Fishertown area NH8856)  Beryl Blackhall
5/1/2018  Red-breasted Merganser  2 (male, female),  Goldeneye  1 (male)  Nairn (in or near harbour)  Beryl Blackhall
5/1/2018  Green-winged Teal  1 (male)  Loch Flemington  per Birdguides
5/1/2018  Merlin  1  Roseisle maltings  Allan Lawrence
5/1/2018  Waxwing  1,  Goldfinch  52  Lossiemouth (Castle Court)  Margaret Sharpe
5/1/2018  Slavonian Grebe  3  Burghead Bay  David Main, Jimmy Mair, Lenny Simpson
5/1/2018  Merlin  1,  Barn Owl  1  Findhorn  David Main, Jimmy Mair, Lenny Simpson
5/1/2018  Mediterranean Gull  1  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  David Main, Jimmy Mair, Lenny Simpson
5/1/2018  Gadwall  1  Loch Oire  David Main, Jimmy Mair, Lenny Simpson
5/1/2018  Song Thrush  2  Portknockie  David Main, Jimmy Mair, Lenny Simpson
5/1/2018  Glaucous Gull  1 (2CY)  still at Strathlene (Buckie)  David Main, Jimmy Mair, Lenny Simpson
4/1/2018  Waxwing  1,  Goldeneye  1  Mosset Burn in Forres near duck pond (NJ034589)  Ian Bailey
4/1/2018  Little Grebe  3,  Redwing  9,  Red-breasted Merganser  1  Binsness (NJ0262)  Mike Crutch
4/1/2018  Fieldfare  23+,  Redwing  6,  Mistle Thrush  5  Tomnamoon (NJ0449)  Mike Crutch
4/1/2018  Glaucous Gull  1 (2CY)  Strathlene (Buckie)  Lenny Simpson
3/1/2018  Slavonian Grebe  3  Burghead Bay (from Findhorn dunes)  Jimmy Mair
3/1/2018  Waxwing  7  Elgin (still at west end of Thornhill Road)  David Main
3/1/2018  Whooper Swan  24  Loch Oire  David Main

Whooper Swans, Loch Oire 3 January 2018 (David Main)
3/1/2018  Raven  1  Nether Dallachy (flew over)  Martin Cook
3/1/2018 (dawn)  Pink-footed Goose  2750,  Greylag Goose  490  Findhorn Bay  Richard Somers Cocks
2/1/2018  Barnacle Goose  1  Clochan  Jimmy Mair
2/1/2018  Iceland Gull  1 (adult),  Lesser Black-backed Gull  1 (4CY),  Teal  136  Lossie estuary  Bob Proctor
2/1/2018  Iceland Gull  1 (3CY),  Lesser Black-backed Gull  2 (adults)  Balormie pig farm (NJ2168)  Bob Proctor
2/1/2018 (10:00-11:00)  Great Northern Diver  3,  Red-throated Diver  10,  Long-tailed Duck  48,  Common Scoter  7,  Red-breasted Merganser  1,  Gannet  12,  Razorbill  5,  Black Guillemot  1,  Kittiwake  3  past Lossiemouth in 1 hour  Bob Proctor
2/1/2018 (13:30)  Waxwing  7  Elgin (west end of Thornhill Road)  David Main
2/1/2018  Fieldfare  c.50,  Corn Bunting  2  Clochan (NJ4060)  Martin Cook
1/1/2018  Woodcock  1  Altyre Woods (NJ0253)  Mike Crutch
1/1/2018  Redwing and Fieldfare (mixed flock)  c.50  Windyridge (NJ2367)  Henry Farquhar
1/1/2018  Redwing  c.60  Darkland  David Law
1/1/2018  Capercaillie  1 (female)  Dulsie Bridge  Roy Dennis
1/1/2018  Pink-footed Goose  120  Phorp  Roy Dennis
1/1/2018  Mealy Redpoll  2,  Lesser Redpoll  67,  Brambling  5,  Grey Wagtail  1,  Fieldfare  13,  Woodpigeon  800  Clochan (NJ4060)  Martin & Jenny Cook