Photographs

A selection of photographs taken in Moray and Nairn

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Sparrowhawk, Fochabers 11 September 2017 (Nick Mellor)


Lapwing, Garmouth 14 October 2017 (Nick Mellor)

 
Curlew and Redshank, Portgordon 8 October 2017 (Nick Mellor)


Treecreeper, Loch Spynie 8 October 2017 (Nick Mellor)


Buzzard, Lossiemouth 28 September 207 (Nick Mellor)


Great Black-backed Gull, Nairn 5 October 2017 (Jack Harrison)


Little Grebe, Loch Spynie 24 September 2017 (Martin Cook)


Sparrowhawk, Elgin 21 September 2017 (David Main)


Newly-fledged Swallows at Clochan, 16 September 2017 (Martin Cook)


Knot, Lossie estuary 14 September 2017 (David Main)


Kestrel, Kinloss airfield 12 September 2017 (Allan Lawrence)


Robin [moulting from juvenile to adult plumage], Lethen 8 September 2017 (Jack Harrison)


Starling [moulting from juvenile to 1st winter plumage] at the Lossie estuary, 27 August 2017 (Bob Proctor)


Mink on the shore at Burghead, 28 August 2017 (Gordon Biggs)


Willow Warbler, Rafford 25 August 2017 (Gordon Biggs)


Magpie at Kinloss, 22 August 2017 (Allan Lawrence)


House Sparrow at Nairn harbour, 19 August 2017 (Jack Harrison)


Dunlin at Covesea, 17 August 2017 (David Main)

 
Otter and Sedge Warbler, Loch Spynie 17 August 2017 (Gordon Biggs)


Moorhen family at Loch Spynie, 16 August 2017 (Duncan Gibson)


Blackcap near Craigellachie, 14 August 2017 (Robert Ince)


Juvenile Snow Bunting, Cairngorms 13 August 2017 (Robert Ince)


Goldfinch, Kinloss 11 August 2017 (Allan Lawrence)


Spotted Flycatcher, Findhorn Bay 1 August 2017 (Gordon McMullins)


Juvenile Swallow, Kinloss 27 July 2017 (Allan Lawrence)


Snow Bunting eating Starry Saxifrage, Cairngorms 27 July 2017 (Robert Ince)


Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lethen 26 July 2017 (Jack Harrison)

 
House Martin at Burghead and Grey Heron at Nairn, 25 July 2017 (Jack Harrison)


Dunlin, Burghead 23 July 2017 (David Main)

 
Yellowhammers [adult male and juvenile], Tanzie 20 July 2017 (Robert Ince)


Jay, Torrieston woods 17 July 2017 (David Main)

 
Bullfinch male and female, Kinloss 13 July 2017 (Allan Lawrence)

 
Snow Bunting and Sparrowhawk, Cairngorms 5 July 2017 (Robert Ince)


Wren, Burntack 18 June 2017 (Mike Crutch)


Cuckoo, Glaschyle 22 June 2017 (Mike Crutch)


Hooded Crow adult (slightly hybrid) with fledgling, Wester Golford 2 July 2017 (Alison Ritchie)


Pied Wagtail, Nairn 1 July 2017 (Jack Harrison)


House Martin, Burghead 26 June 2017 (Mike Crutch)


Eider, Portgordon 25 June 2017 (Martin Cook)


Yellowhammers (female with juvenile),  Forres 24 June 2017 (Alison Ritchie)


Wren, Burghead-Cummingston 21 June 2017 (Gordon Biggs)


Sparrowhawk, Moor of Tore 18 June 2017 (Geoff & Debbie Smith)


Sedge Warbler, Tugnet 17 June 2017 (Valerie Sheach Leith)


Swallow, Burghead 8 June 2017 (David Main)


Blackbird, Forres 5 June 2017 (Alison Ritchie)


Rock Pipit, Portgordon 5 June 2017 (Nick Mellor)


Tree Sparrow, Netherton 2 June 2017 (Mike Crutch)


Linnet, Portgordon 29 May 2017 (Nick Mellor)

 
Whitethroat and Yellowhammer, Hopeman 24 May 2017 (Mike Crutch)

 
House Martin and Swallow, Dunphail 24 May 2017 (Mike Crutch)


Sedge Warbler, Lossie estuary 22 May 2017 (David Main)


House Martins, Golford 22 May 2017 (Jack Harrison)


House Sparrow, Kinloss 16 May 2017 (Allan Lawrence)


Oystercatchers, Kinloss 14 May 2017 (Allan Lawrence)


Ospreys, Findhorn Bay 12 May 2017 (Jim Simpson)


Lapwing, Dunearn crossroads 12 May 2017 (Alison Ritchie)


Little Grebe, Loch Spynie 12 May 2017 (Gordon Biggs)

 
Wren and Treecreeper, Nairn 6 May 2017  (Seamus McArdle)

 
Juvenile Siskins and Robin, Lossiemouth May 2017 (Margaret Sharpe)


Whimbrel, west Moray 9 May 2017 (Mike Crutch)

 
Shags and Razorbill,  Bow Fiddle Rock (Portknockie)  6 May 2017 (David Devonport)


Snipe drumming, west Moray 4 May 2017 (Mike Crutch)


Song Thrush, Lossie estuary 3 May 2017 (David Main)


Treecreeper at Longmorn 3 May 2017 (Brian Sheldon)


Swallow at Lossiemouth, 3 May 2017 (Gordon Biggs)


Bullfinches at Kinloss, 2 May 2017 (Allan Lawrence)


Osprey at the Lossie estuary, 1 May 2017 (Gordon Biggs)


Shelduck, Findhorn Bay 30 April 2017 (Gordon Biggs)

 
Lapwing at Balormie and Willow Warbler at the Lossie estuary, 26 April 2017 (Gordon Biggs)


Pied Wagtail, Forres 23 April 2017 (Allan Lawrence)


Siskin, Lossiemouth 21 April 2017 (Margaret Sharpe)


Sand Martin, Burghead 20 April 2017 (Mike Crutch)


Willow Warbler, Tomnamoon 20 April 2017 (Mike Crutch)


Grey Wagtail, Torrieston 20 April 2017 (David Main)


Tree Sparrow at Mayne Farm (Elgin), 16 April 2017 (David Main)


Hooded Crow at Moyness, 9 April 2017 (Jack Harrison)


Siskins, Tradespark (Nairn) 22 March 2017 (Chris James)


Long-tailed Tit, Hopeman 19 March 2017 (Eddie Pratt)


Linnet, Lossie estuary 18 March 2017 (David Main)


Reed Bunting, Lossie estuary 14 March 2017 (Mike Crutch)

   
Collared Dove, Pheasant and Skylark at Kinloss 14 March 2017 (Allan Lawrence)


Crossbill (probably Scottish)  Glaschyle 12 March 2017 (Mike Crutch)


Black Grouse, Moray 12 March 2017 (Alison Ritchie)


Blackbird, Forres 8 March 2017 (Allan Lawrence)


Fulmars at Cummingston, 6 March 2017 (Tony Backx)


Black-headed and Common Gulls following the plough at Moyness, 21 February 2017 (Jack Harrison)


Skylark, Spey Bay 20 February 2017 (Gordon Biggs)


Great Spotted Woodpecker, Loch Spynie 17 February 2017 (Gordon Biggs)


Long-tailed Duck, Lossiemouth 16 February 2017 (Gordon Biggs)

 
Bullfinches, Loch Flemington 12 February 2017 (Jack Harrison)

 
Blackbird and Chaffinch, Forres 11 February 2017 (Allan Lawrence)

Bar-tailed Godwits, Burghead 1 Feb 2017 (David Main) P
Bar-tailed Godwits between Burghead-Hopeman, 1 February 2017 (David Main)

Wren, Findhorn 1 Feb 2017 (Jack Harrison)
Wren at Findhorn, 1 February 2017 (Jack Harrison)

Sanderling, Lossiemouth west beach 30 Jan 2017 (Mike Crutch) 3 P  Sanderling, Lossiemouth west beach 30 Jan 2017 (Mike Crutch) 2 P
Sanderling at Lossiemouth west beach, 30 January 2017 (Mike Crutch)

Oystercatchers, Nairn 18 Jan 2017 (Seanus McArdle)
Oystercatchers at Nairn, 18 January 2017 (Seamus McArdle)

Knot, Findhorn Bay 17 Jan 2017 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Knot over Findhorn Bay, 17 January 2017 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Goldeneye, Lossie estuary 16 Jan 2017 (David Main)
Goldeneye, Lossie estuary 16 January 2017 (David Main)

Rock Pipit, Nairn 16 Jan 2017 (Jack Harrison)
Rock Pipit at Nairn, 16 January 2017 (Jack Harrison)

Little Grebe, Nairn 14 Jan 2017 (Seamus McArdle) 1
Little Grebe, River Nairn (in Nairn), 14 January 2017 (Seamus McArdle)

Gannet, Burghead 12 Jan 2017 (David Main) P
Gannet off Burghead, 12 January 2017 (David Main)

Knot, Nairn 7 Jan 2017 (Jack Harrison)
Knot flock, Nairn 7 January 2017 (Jack Harrison)

Bullfinch, Loch Spynie 5 Jan 2017 (Lisa Stewart)
Bullfinch at Loch Spynie, 5 January 2017 (Lisa Stewart)

Redshanks, Nairn 27 Dec 2016 (Jack Harrison)
Redshanks at Nairn, 27 December 2016 (Jack Harrison)

Kestrel, Lossiemouth 27 Dec 2016 (Gordon Biggs)  Kestrel, Lossiemouth 27 Dec 2016 (Gordon Biggs)
Kestrel, Lossiemouth 27 December 2016 (Gordon Biggs)

Redwing, Elgin 27 Dec 2016 (Lisa Stewart)
Redwing, Elgin 27 December 2016 (Lisa Stewart)

Turnstone, Burghead 4 Dec 2016 (Allan Lawrence)
Turnstone, Burghead 4 December 2016 (Allan Lawrence)

Treecreeper, Loch Spynie 15 Dec 2016 (Jack Harrison)
Treecreeper at Loch Spynie, 15 December 2016 (Jack Harrison)

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Loch Spynie 16 Dec 2016 (Gordon Biggs)
Great Spotted Woodpecker, Loch Spynie 16 December 2016 (Gordon Biggs)

Yellowhammer, Moor of Tore, 16 Dec 2016 (Geoff Smith)
Yellowhammer, Moor of Tore 16 December 2016 (Geoff Smith)

Goldeneye, Burghead 8 Dec 2016 (David Main)
Goldeneye [1st winter male], Burghead 8 December 2016 (David Main)

Mistle Thrush, Forres 27 Nov 2016 (Tony Backx)
Mistle Thrush, Forres 27 November 2016 (Tony Backx)

Blackbird, Forres 9 Nov 2016 (Alison Ritchie)
Blackbird [partial albino], Forres 9 November 2016 (Alison Ritchie)

Greylag Geese, Loch Spynie 25 Nov 2016 (David Main)
Greylag Geese at Loch Spynie, 25 November 2016 (David Main)

Long-tailed Ducks, Burghead 25 Nov 2016 (Tony Backx)
Long-tailed Ducks, Burghead 25 November 2016 (Tony Backx)

Waxwing, Nairn 21 Nov 2016 (Seamus McArdle)  Waxwing, Nairn 21 Nov 2016 (Seamus McArdle)
Waxwings, Nairn 24 November 2016 (Seamus McArdle)

Sparrowhawk, Rafford 22 Nov 2016 (Gordon Biggs)
Sparrowhawk with Woodpigeon, Rafford 22 November 2016 (Gordon Biggs)

Waxwing, Forres 15 Nov 2016 (Mike Crutch)  Waxwing, Forres 15 Nov 2016 (Mike Crutch)
Waxwing, Forres 15 November 2016 (Mike Crutch)

Kestrel, Lossiemouth 6 Nov 2016 (Gordon Biggs)
Kestrel, Lossiemouth 6 November 2016 (Gordon Biggs)

Kestrel, Lossiemouth 27 Oct 2016 (Oriano Marchi)
Kestrel in Oakenhead Woods, Lossiemouth, 27 October 2016 (Oriano Marchi)

Coal Tit, Lossie Forest 24 Oct 2016 (Gordon Biggs)  Crested Tit, Lossie Forest 25 Oct 2016 (Gordon Biggs)
Coal and Crested Tits, Lossie Forest 24-25 October 2016 (Gordon Biggs)

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lossie Forest 24 Oct 2016 (Gordon Biggs)
Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lossie Forest 24 October 2016

Stonechat, RAF Lossiemouth 23 Oct 2016 (Mike Crutch)
Stonechat, RAF Lossiemouth 23 October 2016 (Mike Crutch)

Wigeon, Lossie estuary 22 Oct 2016 (Melvin Morrison)
Wigeon at the Lossie estuary, 22 October 2016 (Melvin Morrison)

Eider, Burghead 18 Oct 2016 (Mike Crutch)  Eider, Burghead 18 Oct 2016 (Mike Crutch)
Male and female Eider, off Burghead 18 October 2016 (Mike Crutch)

Kestrel, Lossie estuary 14 Oct 2016 (David Main)
Kestrel at Lossie estuary, 14 October 2016 (David Main)

Gannet, Burghead 4 Oct 2016 (Tony Backx)
Juvenile Gannet off Burghead, 4 October 2016 (Tony Backx)

Pink-footed Geese, Findhorn Bay 2 Oct 2016 (Jenny Cook)
Pink-footed Geese arriving to roost, Findhorn Bay 2 October 2016 (Jenny Cook)

Kestrel, RAF Lossiemouth 4 Oct 2016 (David Main)
Kestrel, RAF Lossiemouth 4 October 2016 (David Main)

Gannet, Lossiemouth 3 Oct 2016 (Gordon Biggs)  Gannet, RAF Lossiemouth 3 Oct 2016 (Gordon Biggs)
Juvenile Gannets fishing off Lossiemouth, 3 October 2016 (Gordon Biggs)

Kestrel, Lossiemouth 30 Sep 2016 (Mike Crutch)  Kestrel, Lossiemouth 30 Sep 2016 (Mike Crutch)
Kestrel, Lossiemouth 30 September 2016 (Mike Crutch)

Treecreeper, Lossiemouth 23 Sep 2016 (Oriano Marchi)
Treecreeper, Lossiemouth 23 September 2016 (Oriano Marchi)

Bar-tailed Godwit, Lossie estuary 24 Sep 2016 (David Main)  Goosander, Lossie estuary 24 Sep 2016 (David Main)
Bar-tailed Godwit and Goosander , Lossie estuary 24 September 2016 (David Main)

Robins, Forres 20 Sep 2016 (Alison Ritchie)
Robins settling a territorial dispute, Forres 20 September 2016 (Alison Ritchie)

Redshank, Burghead 16 Sep 2016 (David Main)
Redshank, Burghead 16 September 2016 (David Main)

Goosander, Lossie estuary 15 Sep 2016 (Seamus McArdle) 1  Goosander, Lossie estuary 15 Sep 2016 (Seamus McArdle) 2
Goosander defending its catch, Lossie estuary 15 September 2016 (Seamus McArdle)

Goosander, Lossie estuary 15 Sep 2016 (Tony Backx)
Goosander swallowing Flounder, Lossie estuary 15 September 2016 (Tony Backx)

Ringed Plover, Lossie estuary 10 Sep 2016 (Bob Proctor) 2  Ringed Plover, Lossie estuary 10 Sep 2016 (Bob Proctor) 1
Ringed Plovers [left adult, right juvenile], Lossie estuary (Bob Proctor)

Chiffchaff, Clochan 8 Sep 2016 (Martin Cook)
Chiffchaff, Clochan 8 September 2016 (Martin Cook)

Dunlin, Findhorn 6 Sep 2016 (Richard Somers Cocks) P
Dunlin [with Turnstone], Findhorn village foreshore 6 September 2016 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Rock Pipit, Burghead 3 Sep 2016 (Jack Harrison)
Rock Pipit at Burghead, 3 September 2016 (Jack Harrison)

Arctic Tern, Findhorn beach 21 Aug 2016 (Richard Somers Cocks) P
Arctic Tern on Findhorn beach, 21 August 2016 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Curlew, Burghead 19 Aug 2016 (Tony Backx) 2 P
Curlew at Burghead, 19 August 2016 (Tony Backx)

Dunlin, Findhorn Bay 13 Aug 2016 (Richard Somers Cocks) P
Dunlin in Findhorn Bay, 13 August 2016 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Linnet, Kingston 10 Aug 2016 (Brian Sheldon) 2 P
Linnet, Kingston 10 Aug 2016 (Brian Sheldon)

Gannet, Burghead 8 Aug 2016 (Tony Backx) P  Kittiwakes, Burghead 8 Aug 2016 (Tony Backx) P
Gannet and Kittiwakes passing Burghead, 8 Aug 2016 (Tony Backx)

Sedge Warbler, Loch Spynie 3 Aug 2016 (Gordon Biggs)
Sedge Warbler, Loch Spynie 3 August 2016 (Gordon Biggs)

Osprey, Netherton 1 Aug 2016 (Mike Crutch) P
Osprey over Netherton, 1 Aug 2016 (Mike Crutch)

House Martin, Lossie estuary 1 Aug 2016 (David Main)
House Martin, Lossie estuary 1 August 2016 (David Main)

Sand Martin, Findhorn 30 Jul 2016 (Mike Crutch) 2 P
Sand Martin, Findhorn dunes 30 July 2016 (Mike Crutch)

Common Sandpiper, Mosset Burn 30 Jul 2016 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Common Sandpiper on Mosset Burn at Findhorn Bay, 30 July 2016 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Stonechat male, Findhorn 29 July 2016 (Richard Somers Cocks)  Stonechat female, Findhorn 29 July 2016 (Richard Somers Cocks)  Stonechat juvenile, Findhorn 29 July 2016 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Stonechats [male, female, juvenile], Findhorn 29 July 2016 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Jay, Loch Spynie 27 Jul 2016 (Gordon Biggs) 2 P
Jay at Loch Spynie, 27 July 2016 (Gordon Biggs)

Common Tern, Findhorn 24 Jul 2016 (Richard Somers Cocks) P
Common Tern on Findhorn beach, 24 July 2016 (Richard Somers Cocks)

House Martin, Burghead 22 Jul 2016 (Tony Backx) P  Swallow, Burghead 22 Jul 2016 (Tony Backx) P
House Martin [left] and Swallow, Burghead 22 July 2016 (Tony Backx)

Grey Wagtail, Sluie 13 Jul 2016 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Grey Wagtail, Sluie 13 July 2016 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Whitethroat, Lossie estuary 12 Jul 2016 (David Main)  Stonechat, Lossie estuary 12 Jul 2016 (David Main)
Whitethroat [left] and juvenile Stonechat, Lossie estuary 12 July 2016 (David Main)

Blackbird, Clochan 8 Jul 2016 P
Blackbird sunbathing, Clochan 8 July 2016 (Martin Cook)

Grey Heron, Lossie estuary 2 Jul 2016 (Bob Proctor)
Grey Heron on the Lossie estuary, 3 July 2016 (Bob Proctor)

Lapwing, Kellas 24 Jun 2016 (David Main)  Common Sandpiper, Kellas 24 Jun 2016 (David Main)
Lapwing and Common Sandpiper, Kellas 24 June 2016 (David Main)

Razorbill, Burghead 24 Jun 2016 (David Main)
Razorbill, Burghead 24 June 2016 (David Main)

House Martin, Burghead 22 Jun 2016 (Jack Harrison)
House Martins, Burghead 22 June 2016 (Jack Harrison)

Great Black-backed Gull, near Burghead 20 Jun 2016 (Gordon Biggs) P
Great Black-backed Gull, near Burghead 20 June 2016 (Gordon Biggs)

Dipper, Glenlivet 13 Jun 2016 (Gordon Biggs)
Dipper, Glenlivet 13 June 2016 (Gordon Biggs)

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grange 11 June 2016 (Valerie Sheach Leith)
Great Spotted Woodpecker juvenile, Grange 11 June 2016 (Valerie Sheach Leith)

Long-tailed Tit Loch Spynie 5 Jun 2016 (Bob Proctor) 2 P
Long-tailed Tit, Loch Spynie 5 June 2016 (Bob Proctor)

Osprey, Lossie estuary 28 May 2016 (Gordon Biggs)
Osprey, Lossie estuary 28 May 2016 (Gordon Biggs)

Buzzard, Cloddach 28 May 2016 (David Main)  Sedge Warbler, Cloddach 28 May 2016 (David Main)
Buzzard and Sedge Warbler, Cloddach gravel pit 28 May 2016 (David Main)

Mute Swan, Nairn 22 May 2016 (Jack Harrison) 1  Mute Swan, Nairn 22 May 2016 (Jack Harrison) 2
Mute Swan family on River Nairn at Nairn, 20 May 2016 (Jack Harrison)

Collared Dove, Elgin cemetery 21 May 2016 (Bob Proctor) P  Starling, Elgin cemetery 21 May 2016 (Bob Proctor) P
Collared Dove and Starling in Elgin cemetery, 21 May 2016 (Bob Proctor)

Red-legged Partridges, Moyness 17 May 2016 (Jack Harrison)
Red-legged Partridges, Moyness 17 May 2016 (Jack Harrison)

Spotted Sandpiper, Mosset Burn 16 May 2016 (Gordon McMullins) 1
Spotted Sandpiper, Mosset Burn 16 May 2016 (Gordon McMullins)

Sedge Warbler, Lossie estuary 16 May 2016 (David Main)
Sedge Warbler, Lossie estuary 16 May 2016 (David Main)

Stonechat, Kinloss 11 May 2016 (Allan Lawrence)
Stonechat, Kinloss 11 May 2016 (Allan Lawrence)

Whitethroat, Lossie estuary 11 May 2016 (David Main)
Whitethroat, Lossie estuary 11 May 2016 (David Main)

Starling, Lossie estuary 5 May 2016 (Bob Proctor)
Starlings, Lossie estuary 5 May 2016 (Bob Proctor)

Dipper, Cloddach 3 May 2016 (David Main)
Dipper, River Lossie at Cloddach 3 May 2016 (David Main)

Little Grebe, Loch Spynie 3 May 2016 (David Main)
Little Grebe, Loch Spynie 3 May 2016 (David Main)

Stonechat, Lossie estuary 3 May 2016 (David Main)
Stonechat, Lossie estuary 3 May 2016 (David Main)

Capercaillie, Moray 1 May 2016 (David Main)  Capercaillie, Moray 1 May 2016 (David Main)
Capercaillie, Moray 1 May 2016 (David Main)

Fulmar, near Bow Fiddle rock 1 May 2016 (David Devonport)  Gannet, east Moray 1 May 2016 (David Devonport)
Fulmar and Gannet from Gemini Explorer off Buckie 1 May 2016 (David Devonport)

Common Sandpipers, Glenlivet 21 Apr 2016 (Tony Backx) P
Common Sandpipers, Glenlivet 21 April 2016 (Tony Backx)

Hen Harrier adult male, Moray 28 Apr 2016 (Mike Crutch)  Hen Harrier 1st winter male, Moray 28 Apr 2016 (Mike Crutch) 2  Hen Harrier 1st winter male, Moray 28 Apr 2016 (Mike Crutch)
Hen Harriers (adult male [left] and 1st winter male), Moray 28 April 2016 (Mike Crutch)

Swallow, Spynie 29 Apr 2016 (Gordon Biggs) 1 P
Swallow, Spynie 29 April 2016 (Gordon Biggs)

Lapwing, Dava 29 Apr 2016 (David Devonport) 1  Lapwing, Dava 29 Apr 2016 (David Devonport) 2
Lapwings, Dava 29 April 2016 (David Devonport)

Reeve's Pheasant, Bridge of Avon 18 Apr 2016 (Nick Littlewood) P
Reeves’s Pheasant, Bridge of Avon 18 April 2016 (Nick Littlewood)

Siskin, Lethen 27 Apr 2016 (Jack Harrison)
Siskin, Lethen 27 April 2016 (Jack Harrison)

Dipper, Nairn 27 Apr 2016 (Alison Ritchie) P
Dipper, Nairn 27 April 2016 (Alison Ritchie)

Lesser Redpoll, Forres 20 Apr 2016 (Alison Ritchie) P
Lesser Redpoll, Forres 20 April 2016 (Alison Ritchie)

Red-breasted Merganser, Nairn 17 Apr 2016 (Seamus McArdle) 2 P
Red-breasted Merganser, Nairn 17 April 2016 (Seamus McArdle)

Chiffchaff, Torrieston 19 Apr 2016 (David Main)
Chiffchaff, Torrieston 19 April 2016 (David Main)

Goldcrest, Nairn 8 Apr 2016 (Seamus McArdle) 2
Goldcrest, Nairn 8 April 2016 (Seamus McArdle)

Grey Heron, Lossie estuary 14 Apr 2016 (Bob Proctor)
Grey Heron, Lossie estuary 17 April 2016 (Bob Proctor)

Song Thrush, Tomnamoon 15 Apr 2016 (Mike Crutch) P
Song Thrush, Tomnamoon 15 April 2016 (Mike Crutch)

Sandwich Terns, Lossiemouth 12 Apr 2016 (David Main)
Sandwich Terns, Lossiemouth 12 April 2016 (David Main)

Skylark, Findhorn Bay 12 Apr 2016 (Richard Somers Cocks) P
Skylark, Findhorn Bay 12 April 2016 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Great Black-backed Gull, Lossie estuary 3 Apr 2016 (Bob Proctor)
Great Black-backed Gull, Lossie estuary 3 April 2016 (Bob Proctor)

Black Grouse, Moray 8 Apr 2016 (Alison Ritchie)
Black Grouse, Moray 8 April 2016 (Alison Ritchie)

Sandwich Tern, Burghead 1 Apr 2016 (David Main)
Sandwich Tern, Burghead 1 April 2016 (David Main)

Reed Bunting, Loch Spynie 31 Mar 2016 (Gordon Biggs) 2 P
Reed Bunting, Loch Spynie 31 March 2016 (Gordon Biggs)

Stonechat, Lossiemouth east beach 29 Mar 2016 (David Main)
Stonechat, Lossiemouth east beach 29 March 2016 (David Main)

Treecreeper, Newtyle 25 Mar 2016 (Mike Crutch) P
Treecreeper, Newtyle Forest 25 March 2016 (Mike Crutch)

Capercaillie, Moray March 2016 (Mike Crutch) P
Capercaillie, Moray in March 2016 (Mike Crutch)

Crossbill, Tomnamoon 21 Mar 2016 (Mike Crutch)
Crossbill sp., Tomnamoon 21 March 2016 (Mike Crutch)

Crows, Nairn 19 Mar 2016 (Jack Harrison)
Hooded Crow [3rd from left] with Carrion Crow and 2 hybrids, Nairn 19 March 2016 (Jack Harrison)

Little Grebe, Loch Spynie 18 Mar 2016 (Gordon Biggs) P
Little Grebe, Loch Spynie 18 March 2016 (Gordon Biggs)

Red-legged Partridge, Kellas 18 Mar 2016 (Gordon Biggs) P
Red-legged Partridges, Kellas 18 March 2016 (Gordon Biggs)

Goldcrests, Darnaway 15 Mar 2016 (Mike Crutch) P
Goldcrests, Darnaway Forest 15 March 2016 (Mike Crutch)

Song Thrush, Lossiemouth 9 Mar 2016 (Gordon Biggs) P
Song Thrush, Lossiemouth 9 March 2016 (Gordon Biggs)

Goldcrest, Lossie Forest 3 Mar 2016 (Kath Sanderson)
Goldcrest, Lossie Forest 3 March 2016 (Kath Sanderson)

Glaucous Gull, Lossie estuary 7 Mar 2016 (Tony Backx) 3P
Glaucous Gull [right], Lossie estuary 7 March 2016 (Tony Backx)

Mute Swans, Loch Spynie 5 Mar 2016 (Gordon Biggs) P
Mute Swans, Loch Spynie 5 March 2016 (Gordon Biggs)

Goldcrest, Roseisle 3 Mar 2016 (Gordon Biggs) 2P
Goldcrest, Roseisle 3 March 2016 (Gordon Biggs)

GS Woodpecker+TreeSparrow, Lethen 3 Mar 2016 (Jack Harrison)
Tree Sparrow and Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lethen 3 March 2016 (Jack Harrison)

Redshanks, Burghead 25 Feb 2016 (David Main)
Redshanks, Burghead 25 February 2016 (David Main)

Teal, Lossie estuary 25 Feb 2016 (Jack Harrison)  Rock Pipit, Burghead 25 Feb 2016 (Jack Harrison)
Teal on Lossie estuary and Rock Pipit at Burghead, 25 February 2016 (Jack Harrison)

Ringed Plover, Findhorn 24 Feb 2016 (Richard Somers Cocks) 1
Ringed Plovers displaying at Findhorn, 24 February 2016 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Bar-tailed Godwit, Lossiemouth west beach 17 February 2016 (David Main)
Bar-tailed Godwit, Lossiemouth west beach 17 February 2016 (David Main)

Iceland Gull, Lossie estuary 15 Feb 2016 (David Main)
Iceland Gull, Lossie estuary 15 February 2016 (David Main)

Short-eared Owl, Portknockie 20 Jan 2016 (David Main)
Short-eared Owl, Portknockie 20 January 2016 (David Main)

Crested Tit, Lossie Forest 10 Feb 2016 (Gordon Biggs)
Crested Tit, Lossie Forest 10 February 2016 (Gordon Biggs)

Rock Pipit, Burghead 20 Jan 2016 (Gordon Biggs)
Rock Pipit, Burghead 20 January 2016 (Gordon Biggs)

Little Auks, Burghead 5 Jan 2016 (Gordon Biggs) 2
Little Auks passing Burghead on 5 January 2016 (Gordon Biggs)

Black Guillemot, Burghead 14 Jan 2016 (Geoff Smith) P
Black Guillemot in Burghead harbour, 14 January 2016 (Geoff Smith)

Kestrel, Fornighty 13 Jan 2016 (Alison Ritchie) P
Kestrel at Fornighty, 13 January 2016 (Alison Ritchie)

Redwing, Nairn 10 Jan 2016 (Gordon Biggs)
Redwing, Nairn 10 January 2016 (Gordon Biggs)

Hooded and Carrion Crows, Nairn 8 Jan 2016 (Jack Harrison)
Hooded and Carrion Crows on Nairn beach, 8 January 2016 (Jack Harrison)

Eider, Burghead 5 Jan 2016 (Mike Crutch)
Eider at Burghead, 5 January 2016 (Mike Crutch)

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grange 29 Dec 2015 (Valerie Sheach Leith)
Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grange 29 December 2015 (Valerie Sheach Leith)

Curlew, Lossie estuary 20 December 2015 (David Main)
Curlew, Lossie estuary 20 December 2015 (David Main)

Firecrest, Greenside Cottage 6 Nov 2015 (Fran Knowles) 1
Firecrest near Lossiemouth, 6 November 2015 (Fran Knowles)

Goldfinch, Alves 15 Dec 2015 (Tony Backx)
Goldfinch, Alves 15 December 2015 (Tony Backx)

Woodcock, Darkland 9 December 2015 (David Devonport) 2
Woodcock near Darkland 9 December 2015 (David Devonport)

Buzzard, Buckie 8 Dec 2015 (Keith Currie)
Buzzard near Buckie, 8 December 2015 (Keith Currie)

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Redshanks, Burghead 27 November 2015 (David Main)

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Knot on the Lossie estuary, 24 November 2015 (David Main)

Stonechat, Dava 13 Nov 2015 (Tony Backx) P
Stonechat at Dava, 13 November 2015 (Tony Backx)

Gannet, Burghead 14 Nov 2015 (Gordon Biggs) 1  Gannet, Burghead 14 Nov 2015 (Gordon Biggs) 2
Gannets [left: juvenile, right: 3rd year] Burghead 14 November 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Redshank, Burghead 10 Nov 2015 (Gordon Biggs)
Redshanks at Burghead, 10 November 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Herring Gull, Burghead 10 Nov 2015 (Tony Backx)
Herring Gull, Burghead 10 November 2015 (Tony Backx)

Bar-tailed Godwit, Lossiemouth 6 Nov 2015 (David Main)
Bar-tailed Godwit, Lossiemouth west beach, 6 November 2015 (David Main)

Tawny Owl, Shaw Hill 2 Nov 2015 (Martin Cook)
Tawny Owl at roost, Shaw Hill 2 November 2015 (Martin Cook)

Purple Sandpipers, Burghead 1 Nov 2015 (Tony Backx) 2 P
Purple Sandpipers in the surf at Burghead, 1 November 2015 (Tony Backx)

Fieldfare, Clochan 31 Oct 2015 (Martin Cook)
Fieldfare, Clochan 31 October 2015 (Martin Cook)

Grey Wagtail, Loch Spynie 28 Oct 2015 (Gordon Biggs) 2
Grey Wagtail at Loch Spynie, 28 October 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Greenfinches, Lossiemouth 25 Oct 2015 (Pat Douglass)  Rock Pipit, Lossiemouth 25 Oct 2015 (Pat Douglass) P
Greenfinches and Rock Pipit, Lossiemouth 25 October 2015 (Pat Douglass)

Yellowhammer, Lossie estuary 19 Oct 2015 (Bob Proctor)
Yellowhammer, Lossie estuary 19 October 2015 (Bob Proctor)

Chaffinch, Wellhill Farm 10 Oct 2015 (Bob Proctor)
Chaffinch, Wellhill 10 Oct 2015 (Bob Proctor)

Dunlin, Findhorn Bay 16 Oct 2015 (Mike Crutch)  Golden Plover, Findhorn Bay 16 Oct 2015 (Mike Crutch)
Dunlin (left) and Golden Plover, Findhorn Bay 16 October 2015 (Mike Crutch)

Gannet, Lossiemouth 16 Oct 2015 (Gordon Biggs)  Grey Wagtail, Loch Spynie 16 Oct 2015 (Gordon Biggs)
Gannet at Lossiemouth and Grey Wagtail at Loch Spynie, 16 October 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Knot with Dunlin, Findhorn beach 9 Oct 2015 (Mike Crutch)
Knot and Dunlin, Findhorn beach 9 October 2015 (Mike Crutch)

LBBG
Meadow Pipit, Lossie estuary 2 October 2015 (David Main)

Red Grouse, Dunearn 2 Oct 2015 (Alison Ritchie)
Red Grouse, Dunearn 2 October 2015 (Alison Ritchie)

7. Sparrowhawk and 4 Magpies, Clochan 24 Sept 2015 (Martin Cook)P
Sparrowhawk and Magpies at Woodpigeon carcass, Clochan 24 September 2015 (Martin Cook)

LBBG
Stonechat, Lossie estuary 17 September 2015 (David Main)

Hybrid Crow, Burghead 12 Sep 2015 (Bob Proctor)
Hybrid (Carrion x Hooded) crows at Burghead, 12 September 2015 (Bob Proctor)

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Buckie 10 Sept 2015 (Keith Currie)
Great Spotted Woodpecker, Buckie 10 September 2015 (Keith Currie)

Sparrowhawk, Portgordon harbour 6 Sept 2015 (Martin Cook)
Sparrowhawk chasing Dunlin, Portgordon harbour 6 September 2015 (Martin Cook)

Redstart, Auchanhandoch 1 Jul 2015 (Fiona McHugh)
Redstart at nest near Dufftown, 1 July 2015 (Fiona McHugh)

Stonechat, Lossie estuary 19 Aug 2015 (David Main)
Stonechat, Lossie estuary 19 August 2015 (David Main)

Moorhen, Loch Spynie 29 Aug 2015 (David Main)
Moorhen at Loch Spynie, 21 August 2015 (David Main)

Golden Plover, Dava 16 Jun 2015 (David Devonport)
Golden Plover, Dava 16 June 2015 (David Devonport)

Jay, Loch Spynie 6 Aug 2015 (Gordon Biggs)
Jay at Loch Spynie, 6 August 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Goshawk, west Moray 30 Jul 2015 (Mike Crutch)
Juvenile Goshawk, west Moray 30 July 2015 (Mike Crutch)

Redshanks and Turnstone, Lossiemouth 29 Jul 2015 (Gordon Biggs)  Kittiwake, Lossiemouth 29 Jul 2015 (Gordon Biggs)
Redshanks and Turnstones [left] and Kittiwake, Lossiemouth 29 July 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Kestrel, Balormie 25 Jul 2015 (Duncan Gibson) 2
Kestrel at Balormie, 25 July 2015 (Duncan Gibson)

Osprey, Nairnshire 22 Jul 2015 (Mike Crutch) 1  Osprey, Nairnshire 22 Jul 2015 (Mike Crutch) 3
Osprey, Nairnshire 22 July 2015 (Mike Crutch)

Pied Wagtail, Lossie estuary 22 Jul 2015 (David Main)
Pied Wagtail juvenile, Lossie estuary 22 July 2015 (Dav1d Main)

Treecreeper, Torrieston wood 22 Jul 2015 (David Main)
Treecreeper in Torrieston wood, 22 July 2015 (David Main)

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Torrieston wood 18 Jul 2015 (David Main)
Great Spotted Woodpecker in Torrieston wood, 18 July 2015 (David Main)

Oystercatchers, Lossie estuary 17 Jul 2015 (David Main)
Oystercatchers, Lossie estuary 17 July 2015 (David Main)

Swallow, Loch Spynie 17 Jul 2015 (Gordon Biggs) 2  Swallow, Loch Spynie 17 Jul 2015 (Gordon Biggs) 1
Swallows, Loch Spynie 17 July 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Osprey, Lossie estuary 15 Jul 2015 (Gordon Biggs)
Osprey mobbed by Oystercatcher, Lossie estuary 15 July 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Peregrine, Lossie estuary 11 Jul 2015 (David Main) 2
Peregrine at the Lossie estuary, 11 July 2015 (David Main)

Goldfinch, Spey Bay 9 Jul 2015 (Kathleen Sanderson)  Long-tailed Tit, Spey Bay 9 Jul 2015 (Kathleen Sanderson)
Goldfinch and Long-tailed Tit near Spey Bay, 9 July 2015 (Kathleen Sanderson)

Osprey, Lossie estuary 8 Jul 2015 (Gordon Biggs) 1  Osprey, Lossie estuary 8 Jul 2015 (Gordon Biggs) 2
Osprey, Lossie estuary 8 July 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Fulmar, Cummingston 3 Jul 2015 (Gordon Biggs) 1
Fulmar, Cummingston 3 July 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Swallow, Tomnamoon 3 Jul 2015 (Mike Crutch)
Newly fledged Swallow, Tomnamoon 3 July 2015 (Mike Crutch)

Tree Sparrow, Rafford 29 Jun 2015 (Gordon Biggs)
Tree Sparrow feeding young, Rafford 24 June 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Grey Heron, Loch Spynie 24 Jun 2015 (1)  Grey Heron, Loch Spynie 24 Jun 2015 (2)
Grey Heron, Loch Spynie 24 June 2015 (Martin Cook)

Greylag Geese, Aitnoch 23 Jun 2015 (Alison Ritchie) Paint
Greylag Geese, Aitnoch (Dava) 23 June 2015 (Alison Ritchie)

Oystercatcher, Lossiemouth 23 Jun 2015 (Margaret Sharpe)
Oystercatcher, Lossiemouth 23 June 2015 (Margaret Sharpe)

Common Sandpiper, Balnught 16 Jun 2015 (Alison Ritchie)
Common Sandpiper, Balnught 16 June 2015 (Alison Ritchie)

Goldcrest, Tomnamoon 16 Jun 2015 (Mike Crutch) 1
Goldcrest, Tomnamoon 16 June 2015 (Mike Crutch)

Spotted Flycatcher, Burnside (Dunearn) 14 June 2015 (Alison Ritchie)
Spotted Flycatcher, Dunearn 14 June 2015 (Alison Ritchie)

Jay, Torrieston Wood 6 Jun 2015 (David Main)
Jay in Torrieston Wood, 6 June 2015 (David Main)

Cuckoo, Tomnamoon 4 Jun 2015 (Mike Crutch)
Cuckoo, Tomnamoon 4 June 2015 (Mike Crutch)

Crested Tit, Lossie Forest 1 Jun 2015 (David Main)
Crested Tit, Lossie Forest 1 June 2015 (David Main)

Goosander chicks, Auchanhandoch 30 May 2015 (Fiona McHugh)
Goosander ducklings, Auchanhandoch (Dufftown) 30 May 2015 (Fiona McHugh)

Long-tailed Tit, Torrieston 26 May 2015 (David Main)
Juvenile Long-tailed Tit, Torrieston 26 May 2015 (David Main)

Red-legged Partridge, Johnstripe 24 May 2015 (Mike Crutch)
Red-legged Partridge, Johnstripe 24 May 2015 (Mike Crutch)

Golden Plover nest, Cairnbrallan 24 May 2015 (Fiona McHugh)
Golden Plover nest, Cairnbrallan 24 May 2015 (Fiona McHugh)

Mistle Thrush, Daless-Drynachan 19 May 2015 (Gordon Biggs)  Lapwing, Daless-Drynachan 19 May 2015 (Gordon Biggs)
Mistle Thrush juvenile and Lapwing chick, Daless area 19 May 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Whitethroat, Lossie estuary 18 May 2015 (David Main)
Whitethroat, Lossie estuary 18 May 2015 (David Main)

Dipper, River Lossie 16 May 2015 (David Main)
Dipper, River Lossie 16 May 2015 (David Main)

Lesser Redpoll, Elchies Forest 13 May 2015 (David Main)
Lesser Redpoll, Elchies Forest 13 May 2015 (David Main)

Tree Sparrow, Rafford 13 May 2015 (Gordon Biggs)
Tree Sparrow, Rafford 13 May 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Sedge Warbler, Tugnet 9 May 2015 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Sedge Warbler at Tugnet, 9 May 2015 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Dunlin, Lossie estuary 8 May 2015 (David Main)
Dunlin on the Lossie estuary, 8 May 2015 (David Main)

Blackcap, Tanzie 7 May 2015 (Glenda George)
Blackcap at Tanzie (Ben Aigan) 7 May 2015 (Glenda George)

Cuckoo, Aitnoch 7 May 2015 (Alison Ritchie) 2
Cuckoo with Meadow Pipit, Aitnoch (Dava) 7 May 2015 (Alison Ritchie)

Grey Heron, Loch Spynie 7 May 2015 (David Main)
Grey Heron at Loch Spynie, 7 May 2015 (David Main)

Grey Partridge, Netherton 7 May 2015 (Mike Crutch)
Grey Partridge at Netherton (Findhorn Bay) 7 May 2015 (Mike Crutch)

Osprey with Grey Heron, Findhorn Bay 6 May 2015 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Grey Heron and Osprey, Findhorn Bay 6 May 2015 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Mallards, Loch Spynie 6 May 2015 (Gordon Biggs)
Mallard family, Loch Spynie 6 May 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Willow Warbler, Aberlour-Craigellachie 6 May 2015 (Gordon Biggs)
Willow Warbler near Craigellachie, 6 May 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Swallow, Tomnamoon 4 May 2015 (Mike Crutch)
Swallow, Tomnamoon 4 May 2015 (Mike Crutch)

Crossbill juv, Darnaway 4 May 2015 (Mike Crutch)
Juvenile crossbill, Darnaway 4 May 2015 (Mike Crutch)

Dunnock, Forres 3 May 2015 (Alison Ritchie)
Juvenile Dunnock, Forres 4 May 2015 (Alison Ritchie)

Ringed Plover, Lossie estuary 1 May 2015 (Mike Crutch)  Dunlin, Lossie estuary 1 May 2015 (Mike Crutch)
Ringed Plover and Dunlin at the Lossie estuary, 1 May 2015 (Mike Crutch)

Osprey, Lossie estuary 30 Apr 2015 (David Main)
Osprey on the Lossie estuary, 30 April 2015 (David Main)

Osprey, Broom of Moy 30 Apr 2015 (Tony Backx)
Osprey, Broom of Moy 30 April 2015  (Tony Backx)

Reed Bunting, Loch Spynie 28 Apr 2015 (Gordon Biggs)
Reed Bunting, Loch Spynie 28 April 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

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Jay (caught by camera trap), Torrieston April 2015 (David Main)

Sand Martin, Nairn 24 Apr 2015 (Mike Crutch)
Sand Martin, Nairn 24 April 2015 (Mike Crutch)

Wheatear, Dava 17 Apr 2015 (David Devonport)  Pied Wagtail, Dava 21 Apr 2015 (David Devonport)  Meadow Pipit, Dava 21 Apr 2015 (David Devonport)
Wheatear, Pied Wagtail and Meadow Pipit, Dava mid April 2015 (David Devonport)

Pheasant, Westerton 23 Apr 2015 (Bob Proctor) 2
Pheasant, Westerton 23 April 2015 (Bob Proctor)

Willow Warbler, Lossie estuary 21 Apr 2015 (David Main)
Willow Warbler at the Lossie estuary, 21 April 2015 (David Main)

Red Grouse, Dava 18 Apr 2015 (Martin Cook) 2P
Red Grouse, Dava 18 April 2015 (Martin Cook)

Robin, Elgin cemetery 18 Apr 2015 (Bob Proctor)  Oystercatcher, Elgin cemetery 18 Apr 2015 (Bob Proctor)
Robin and Oystercatcher in Elgin cemetery, 18 April 2015 (Bob Proctor)

Dipper, Glenlivet 18 Apr 2015 (Tony Backx)
Dipper at Bridgend of Glenlivet, 18 April 2015 (Tony Backx)

Chiffchaff, Tugnet 17 Apr 2015 (David Main)
Chiffchaff at Tugnet, 17 April 2015 (David Main)

Dunnock, Lossie estuary 12 Apr 2015 (David Main)
Dunnock, Lossie estuary 12 April 2015 (David Main)

Bullfinch, Loch Spynie 10 Apr 2015 (David Main)  Chiffchaff, Loch Spynie 10 Apr 2015 (David Main)
Bullfinch and Chiffchaff along the old railway line at Loch Spynie, 10 April 2015 (David Main)

Pink-footed Geese, Findhorn Bay 9 Apr 2015 (David Main)
Pink-footed Geese arriving to roost, Findhorn Bay 9 April 2015 (David Main)

Chiffchaff, Findhorn 9 Apr 2015 (David Main)
Chiffchaff at Findhorn, 9 April 2015 (David Main)

Tree Sparrow, Rafford 4 Apr 2015 (Gordon Biggs)
Tree Sparrow, Rafford 4 April 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Meadow Pipit, Aitnoch 2 Apr 2015 (Alison Ritchie)
Meadow Pipit, Little Aitnoch 2 April 2015 (Alison Ritchie)

Linnet, Cummingston 2 Apr 2015 (Gordon Biggs)  Rock Pipit, Burghead 2 Apr 2015 (Gordon Biggs)
Linnet at Cummingston [left] and Rock Pipit at Burghead, 2 April 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Sparrowhawk, Nairn 30 Mar 2015 (Gordon Biggs)
Sparrowhawk, Nairn 30 March 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Long-tailed Duck, Burghead 29 Mar 2015 (Tony Backx) 1  Long-tailed Duck, Burghead 29 Mar 2015 (Tony Backx) 2
Male [left] and female Long-tailed Duck in transitional plumage, 29 March 2015 (Tony Backx)

Golden Plover, Dava moor 16 March 2015 (David Devonport)  Lapwing, Dava moor 10 March 2015 (David Devonport)  Red Grouse, Dava moor 11 March 2015 (David Devonport)
Golden Plover, Lapwing and Red Grouse on Dava moor, March 2015 (David Devonport)

Snow Bunting, Lossie estuary 7 Mar 2015 (Mike Crutch)
Snow Bunting, Lossie estuary 7 March 2015 (Mike Crutch)

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Longmorn 12 Mar 2015 (Brian Sheldon) 2
Great Spotted Woodpecker, Longmorn 12 March 2015 (Brian Sheldon)

Sparrowhawk, Lossie estuary 10 Mar 2015 (David Main)
Sparrowhawk, Lossie estuary 10 March 2015 (David Main)

waders roosting Burghead, 10 Mar 2015 (David Shaw)
Turnstones, Oystercatchers and Redshank, Burghead 10 March 2015 (David Shaw)

Cormorant, Burghead 7 Mar 2015 (David Main)
Cormorant, Burghead 7 March 2015 (David Main)

Lapwing, Glenlivet 7 Mar 2015 (David Main)
Lapwing, Glenlivet 7 March 2015 (David Main)

Yellowhammer, Lossie estuary 6 Mar 2015 (David Main)
Yellowhammer, Lossie estuary 6 March 2015 (David Main)

Skylark, Kingsteps 5 Mar 2015 (Alison Ritchie)
Skylark, Kingsteps 5 March 2015 (Alison Ritchie)

Curlew, Lossie estuary 5 Mar 2015 (David Main)
Curlews, Lossie estuary 5 March 2015 (David Main)

Robin, Findhorn 4 Mar 2015 (Martin Cook) P
Robin, Findhorn 4 March 2015 (Martin Cook)

Crested Tit, Lossie Forest 1 Mar 2015 (Martin Cook)
Crested Tit, Lossie Forest 1 March 2015 (Martin Cook)

Knot, Nairn 30 Dec 2014 (Seamus McArdle)
Knot flock at Nairn, 30 December 2014 (Seamus McArdle)

Shag, Portknockie 27 Feb 2015 (David Main)
Shag, Portknockie 27 February 2015 (David Main)

Kestrel, Covesea 26 Feb 2015 (David Main)
Kestrel, Covesea 26 February 2015 (David Main)

Coal Tit, Ordiequish Forest 26 Feb 2015 (Tony Backx)
Coal Tit, Ordiquish Forest 26 February 2015 (Tony Backx)

Dipper, Chapelton 25 Feb 2015 (Mike Crutch)
Dipper, Mosset Burn 25 February 2015 (Mike Crutch)

Siskin, Tomnamoon 24 Feb 2015 (Mike Crutch)
Siskin, Tomnamoon 24 February 2015 (Mike Crutch)

Feral Pigeon, Lossiemouth harbour 15 Feb 2015 (Bob Proctor)  Grey Heron, Lossiemouth harbour 22 Feb 2015 (Bob Proctor)
Feral Pigeons and Grey Heron, Lossiemouth February 2015 (Bob Proctor)

Bar-tailed Godwit, Cummingston 20 Feb 2015 (Gordon Biggs) 2  Bar-tailed Godwit, Cummingston 20 Feb 2015 (Gordon Biggs) 1
Bar-tailed Godwits, Cummingston 20 February 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Curlew, Lossie estuary 15 Feb 2015 (David Main)
Curlew, Lossie estuary 15 February 2015 (David Main)

Mallard, Loch Oire 16 Feb 2015 (Bob Proctor)
Mallards, Loch Oire 15 February 2015 (Bob Proctor)

Crossbill, Newtyle 15 Feb 2015 (Mike Crutch)
Crossbill sp. in Newtyle Forest, 15 February 2015 (Mike Crutch)

Redshank, Lossie estuary 13 Feb 2015 (David Main)  Bar-tailed Godwit, Lossie estuary 13 Feb 2015 (David Main)
Redshank and Bar-tailed Godwit, Lossie estuary 13 February 2015 (David Main)

Rock Pipit, Lossiemouth 13 Feb 2015 (Mike Crutch)
Rock Pipit, Lossiemouth 13 February 2015 (Mike Crutch)

Oystercatcher, Burghead 13 Feb 2015 (Tony Backx)
Oystercatchers, Burghead 13 February 2015 (Tony Backx)

Wigeon, Lossie estuary 13 Feb 2015 (Gordon Biggs)
Wigeon at the Lossie estuary, 12 February 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Robin, Lossiemouth 12 Feb 2015 (Gordon Biggs)  Long-tailed Tit, Lossiemouth 12 Feb 2015 (Gordon Biggs)
Robin and Long-tailed Tit, Lossiemouth 12 February 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Goldeneye, Findhorn Bay 9 Feb 2015 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Goldeneye displaying, Findhorn Bay 9 February 2015 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Eider, Burghead 7 Feb 2015 (Gordon Biggs)
Eider in Burghead harbour, 7 February 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Rock Pipit, Lossiemouth 6 Feb 2015 (Gordon Biggs)
Rock Pipit, Lossiemouth 6 Feb 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Dunlin, Lossie estuary 1 Feb 2015 (Gordon Biggs)
Dunlin on the Lossie estuary, 1 February 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Goldeneye, Hopeman harbour 1 Feb 2015 (Gordon Biggs)
Goldeneye, Hopeman harbour 1 February 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Herring Gull with fish, Burghead 31 Jan 2015 (Tony Backx)
Herring Gull, Burghead 31 January 2015 (Tony Backx)

Curlew, Lossie estuary 30 Jan 2015 (Gordon Biggs)  Teal, Lossie estuary 30 Jan 2015 (Gordon Biggs)
Curlew and Teal, Lossie estuary 30 January 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Wigeon, Lossie estuary 30 January 2015 (Martin Cook)
Wigeon, Lossie estuary 30 January 2015 (Martin Cook)

Treecreeper, Loch Spynie 29 Jan 2015 (Gordon Biggs)
Treecreeper at Loch Spynie, 29 January 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Black-headed Gull, Lossie estuary 23 Jan 2015 (David Main)
Black-headed Gull, Lossie estuary 23 January 2014 (David Main)

Buzzard, Bruntland 21 Jan 2015 (Mike Crutch)
Buzzard, Bruntland 21 January 2015 (Mike Crutch)

Red-throated Diver, Lossiemouth 22 Jan 2015 (Gordon Biggs)
Red-throated Diver off Lossiemouth, 22 January 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Fieldfare, Elgin 21 Jan 2015 (David Main) 1
Fieldfare in Elgin, 21 January 2015 (David Main)

Crested Tit, Lossie Forset 20 Jan 2015 (Mike Crutch)
Crested Tit, Lossie Forest 20 January 2015 (Mike Crutch)

Wigeon, Lossie estuary 17 Jan 2015 (Tony Backx)
Wigeon, Lossie estuary 17 January 2015 (Tony Backx)

Goldeneye, Lossie estuary 16 Jan 2015 (Gordon Biggs)
Goldeneye, Lossie estuary 16 January 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Rock Pipit, Lossiemouth 15 Jan 2015 (David Main)
Rock Pipit, Lossiemouth 15 January 2015 (David Main)

Goldcrest, Lossie Forest 15 Jan 2015 (Gordon Biggs)
Goldcrest in Lossie Forest, 15 January 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Curlew, Lossie estuary 15 Jan 2015 (David Main)
Curlew on the Lossie estuary, 15 January 2015 (David Main)

Lesser Redpoll, Forres 15 Jan 2015 (Alison Ritchie)
Lesser Redpoll, Forres 15 January 2015 (Alison Ritchie)

Dunlin, Findhorn Bay 13 Jan 2015 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Dunlin, Findhorn Bay 13 January 2015 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Water Rail, Loch Spynie 9 Jan 2015 (Gordon Biggs)
Two Water Rails near the hide at Loch Spynie, 9 January 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Teal, Lossie estuary 12 Jan 2015 (Tony Backx)  Wigeon, Lossie estuary 12 Jan 2015 (Tony Backx)
Teal [left] and Wigeon on the Lossie estuary, 12 January 2015 (Tony Backx)

Treecreeper, Loch Spynie 7 Jan 2015 (Gordon Biggs)
Treecreeper at Loch Spynie, 7 January 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Red-throated Diver, Lossiemouth 6 Jan 2015 (Gordon Biggs)
Red-throated Diver, Lossiemouth 6 January 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Herring Gull, Lossie estuary 3 Jan 2015 (Bob Proctor)
Herring Gull, Lossie estuary 3 January 2015 (Bob Proctor)

Buzzard, Clochan 5 Jan 2015 (Martin Cook) P
Buzzard, Clochan 5 January 2015 (Martin Cook)

Wigeon, Lossie estuary 3 Jan 2015 (Bob Proctor)
Wigeon on the Lossie estuary, 3 January 2015 (Bob Proctor)

Teal, Lossie estuary 1 Jan 2015 (Gordon Biggs)
Teal, Lossie estuary 1 January 2015 (Gordon Biggs)

Treecreeper, Loch Spynie 30 Dec 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Treecreeper at Loch Spynie, 30 December 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Buzzard, Nairn 29 Dec 2014 (Seamus McArdle)
Buzzard, Nairn 29 December 2014 (Seamus McArdle)

Long-tailed Duck, Lossiemouth 29 Dec 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Long-tailed Ducks off Lossiemouth, 29 December 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Redshank, Burghead 25 Dec 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Redshank, Burghead 25 December 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Long-tailed Duck, Burghead 22 Dec 2014 (Mike Crutch)  Eider, Burghead 22 Dec 2014 (Mike Crutch)
Long-tailed Duck and Eider, Burghead 22 December 2014 (Mike Crutch)

Eider, Burghead 21 Dec 2014 (David Main)
Eider [first winter male], Burghead 21 December 2014 (David Main)

Wigeon, Lossie estuary 25 Nov 2014 (Martin Cook) 2P
Wigeon on the Lossie estuary, 25 November 2014 (Martin Cook)

Wren, Loch Spynie 18 Dec 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Wren, Loch Spynie 18 December 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Reed Bunting, Moyness 15 Dec 2014 (Alison Ritchie)
Reed Bunting, Moyness 15 December 2014 (Alison Ritchie)

Goldeneye, Lossie estuary 13 Dec 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Goldeneye, Lossie estuary 13 December 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Red Grouse, Dava 27 Oct 2014 (David Devonport)
Red Grouse, Dava 27 October 2014 (David Devonport)

Crested Tit, near Craigellachie 3 Dec 2014 (David Devonport)
Crested Tit, near Craigellachie 3 December 2014 (David Devonport)

Red Grouse, Dava 15 Oct 2014 (David Devonport)
Red Grouse, Dava 15 October 2014 (David Devonport)

Knot, Nairn 4 Dec 2014 (Seamus McArdle) 2
Knot flock at Nairn, 4 December 2014 (Seamus McArdle)

Goldeneye, Spey estuary 3 Dec 2014 (David Devonport)
Goldeneye, Spey estuary 3 December 2014 (David Devonport)

Eider, Burghead harbour 21 Nov 2014 (David Main)
Eider in Burghead harbour, 21 November 2014 (David Main)

Crested Tit, Lossie Forest 26 Nov 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Crested Tit, Lossie Forest 26 November 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Water Rail, Loch Spynie 26 Nov 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Water Rail, Loch Spynie 26 November 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Long-tailed Ducks, off Findhorn 19 Nov 2014 (Mark Shewry)
Long-tailed Ducks off Findhorn 19 November 2014 (Mark Shewry)

Knot, Burghead 20 Nov 2014 (Tony Backx) 3
Knot at Burghead, 20 November 2014 (Tony Backx)

Cormorant, Loch Spynie 18 Nov 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Cormorant, Loch Spynie 18 November 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Redwing, Findhorn 10 Nov 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Redwing in Findhorn village, 10 November 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Bar-tailed Godwits, Findhorn 10 Nov 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Bar-tailed Godwits on the shore at Findhorn, 10 November 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Whooper Swans, Calcots 5 Nov 2014 (David Main)
Whooper Swans at Calcots, 5 November 2014 (David Main)

Red-throated Diver, off Findhorn 3 Nov 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Red-throated Diver off Findhorn, 3 November 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Teal, Spynie canal 1 Nov 2014 (Duncan Gibson)
Teal on Spynie canal, 1 November 2014 (Duncan Gibson)

Guillemot, Lossiemouth 1 Nov 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Guillemot, Lossiemouth 1 November 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Redshanks, Burghead 30 Oct 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Redshanks at Burghead, 30 October 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Crossbill sp., Darnaway 28 Oct 2014 (Mike Crutch)
Crossbill in Darnaway Forest, 28 October 2014 (Mike Crutch)

Whooper Swans, Bailliesland 23 Oct 2014 (David Devonport)  Whooper Swans and Pink-footed Geese, Bailliesland 23 Oct 2014 (David Devonport)
Whooper Swans [right with Pink-footed Geese], Bailliesland 23 October 2014 (David Devonport)

Snipe, Findhorn Bay 23 Oct 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Snipe with Oystercatcher in Findhorn Bay, 23 October 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Gannet, Lossiemouth 19 Oct 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Juvenile Gannet off Lossiemouth, 19 October 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Stonechat, Lossie estuary 19 Oct 2014 (David Main)
Stonechat, Lossie estuary 19 October 2014 (David Main)

Sparrowhawk, Elgin 14 Oct 2014 (David Main)
Sparrowhawk, Elgin 14 Oct 2014 (David Main)

Pink-footed Geese, Fogwatt 13 Oct 2014 (Brian Sheldon)
Pink-footed Geese, Fogwatt 13 October 2014 (Brian Sheldon)

Oystercatcher, Longmorn 26 June 2014 (Susan Sheldon)
Oystercatcher in a Longmorn garden, 26 June 2014 (Susan Sheldon)

Black Grouse, Ferness 13 Oct 2014 (Alison Ritchie)
Black Grouse near Ferness, 10 October 2014 (Alison Ritchie)

Redshanks, Burghead 13 Oct 2014 (David Main)
Redshanks and Turnstones at Burghead, 13 October 2014 (David Main)

Dipper, Lochan Buidhe 10 Oct 2014 (Robert Ince)
Dipper beside Lochan Buidhe (c.1130m) on the Cairngorms plateau, 10 October 2014 (Robert Ince)

Reed Bunting, Kingston 11 Oct 2014 (David Devonport) 2  Reed Bunting, Kingston 11 Oct 2014 (David Devonport) 1
Reed Bunting [male left, female right], Kingston 11 October 2014 (David Devonport)

Stonechat, Dava 9 Oct 2014 (David Devonport) 2
Stonechat, Dava 9 October 2014 (David Devonport)

Wren, Lossiemouth 11 Oct 2014 (David Main)
Wren, Covesea 12 October 2014 (David Main)

Meadow Pipit, Lossiemouth 10 Oct 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Meadow Pipit, Lossiemouth 10 October 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Golden Plovers, Kinloss 9 Oct 2014 (Allan Lawrence)
Golden Plovers, Kinloss barracks 8 October 2014 (Allan Lawrence)

Stonechat, Burghead 8 Oct 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Stonechat, Burghead 8 October 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Kittiwakes, Burghead 8 Oct 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Kittiwakes passing Burghead, 8 October 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Sparrowhawk, Elgin 2 Oct 2014 (David Main)
Sparrowhawk, Elgin 2 October 2014 (David Main)

Dunlin, Lossie estuary 1 Oct 2014 (David Main)
Dunlin on the Lossie estuary, 1 October 2014 (David Main)

Crested Tit, Lossie Forest 30 Sept 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Crested Tit, Lossie Forest 30 September 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Rook, Nairn 30 Sept 2014 (Brian Sheldon)  Turnstone, Nairn 30 Sept 2014 (Brian Sheldon)
Rook and Turnstone, Nairn 30 September 2014 (Brian Sheldon)

Purple Sandpipers, Lossiemouth 29 Sept 2014 (David Main)
Purple Sandpipers, Lossiemouth 29 September 2014 (David Main)

Redshank, Lossie estuary 25 Sept 2014 (David Main)
Redshank at Lossie estuary, 25 September 2014 (David Main)

Goosander, Lossie estuary 17 Sept 2014 (David Main)  Goosander, Lossie estuary 18 Sept 2014 (David Main)
Goosanders on the Lossie estuary, 17-18 September 2014 (David Main)

Mute Swan, Loch Spynie 11 Sept 2014 (Derek McGinn)  Little Grebe, Loch Spynie 11 Sept 2014 (Derek McGinn)
Mute Swan and Little Grebe, Loch Spynie 11 September 2014 (Derek McGinn)

Curlew, Lossie estuary 11 Sept 2014 (Derek McGinn)
Curlew with crab, Lossie estuary 11 September 2014 (Derek McGinn)

Pectoral Sandpiper, Wester Delnies 11 Sept 2014 (Derek McGinn)  Ruff, Wester Delnies 11 Sept 2014 (Derek McGinn) 2
Pectoral Sandpiper [left] and Ruff, Wester Delnies pig farm 11 September 2014 (Derek McGinn)

Pectoral Sandpiper, Wester Delnies 8 Sept 2014 (Derek McGinn)  Little Stint, Wester Delnies 8 Sept 2014 (Derek McGinn)  Dunlin, Wester Delnies 8 Sept 2014 (Derek McGinn)
Pectoral Sandpiper [left], Little Stint [centre] and Dunlin, Wester Delnies pig farm 8 September 2014 (Derek McGinn)

Black-tailed Godwit, Wester Delnies 4 Sept 2014 (Seamus McArdle) 1
Black-tailed Godwits on Wester Delnies pig farm pool, 4 September 2014 (Seamus McArdle)

Dunlin and Ringed Plover, Lossie estuary 3 Sept 2014 (David Main)
Dunlin with 3 Ringed Plover, Lossie estuary 3 September 2014 (David Main)

Knot, Findhorn 31 Aug 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Knot with Common and Sandwich Terns and a Kittiwake, Findhorn beach 31 August 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Sedge Warbler, Loch Spynie 29 Aug 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Sedge Warbler at Loch Spynie, 29 August 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Goosander, Lossie estuary 25 Aug 2014 (David Main)
Goosander on the Lossie estuary, 25 August 2014 (David Main)

Grey Wagtail, Loch Spynie 25 Aug 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Grey Wagtail at Loch Spynie, 25 August 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Sparrowhawk, Elgin 24 Aug 2014 (David Main)
Sparrowhawk, Elgin 24 August 2014 (David Main)

Sanderling, Lossie estuary 15 Aug 2014 (David Main)
Sanderling, Lossie estuary 15 August 2014 (David Main)

Ringed Plover, Lossie estuary 20 Aug 2014 (David Main)  Ringed Plover, Lossie estuary 22 Aug 2014 (David Main)
Ringed Plovers, Lossie estuary. Juvenile [left] 20 August and adult [right] 22 August 2014 (David Main)

Willow Warbler, Loch Spynie 10 Aug 2014 (Bob Proctor)
Willow Warbler, Loch Spynie 10 August 2014 (Bob Proctor)

Red-throated Diver, Findhorn Bay 28 July 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks) 2
Red-throated Diver, Findhorn Bay 28 July 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Turnstone, Lossiemouth 13 Aug 2014 (David Main) 1
Turnstones, Lossiemouth harbour 13 August 2014 (David Main)

Osprey, Lossie estuary 8 Aug 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Osprey, Lossie estuary 8 August 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Moorhen, Loch Spynie 5 Aug 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Moorhen juvenile, Loch Spynie 5 August 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Loch Spynie 4 Aug 2014 (Gordon Biggs)  Treecreeper, Loch Spynie 4 Aug 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Great Spotted Woodpecker juvenile and Treecreeper, Loch Spynie 4 August 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Black-headed Gull, Lossiemouth harbour 19 Jul 2014 (Bob Proctor)
Black-headed Gull, Lossiemouth harbour 19 July 2014 (Bob Proctor)

Curlew, Lossie estuary 1 Aug 2014 (David Main) 1
Curlew in wing moult, Lossie estuary 1 August 2014 (David Main)

Stonechat, Cummingston 31 Jul 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Stonechat juvenile, Cummingston 31 July 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Auchanhandoch 17 June 2014 (Fiona McHugh)
Great Spotted Woodpeckers at Auchanhandoch, 17 June 2014 (Fiona McHugh)

Tree Sparrows, Auchanhandoch 25 June 2014 (Fiona McHugh)
Tree Sparrows at Auchanhandoch (Dufftown) 25 June 2014 (Fiona McHugh)

Sand Martin, Spey estuary 21 July 2014 (Martin Cook) (2) Paint
Sand Martin at the Spey estuary, 21 July 2014 (Martin Cook)

Sand Martin, Spey estuary 21 July 2014 (Martin Cook) (1) Paint
Sand Martins at the Spey estuary, 21 July 2014 (Martin Cook)

Spotted Flycatcher, Laikenbuie 21 July 2014 (Seamus McArdle) 1
Spotted Flycatcher brood, Laikenbuie (Nairn) 21 July 2014 (Seamus McArdle)

Spotted Flycatcher, Laikenbuie 21 July 2014 (Seamus McArdle) 3
Spotted Flycatcher, Laikenbuie (Nairn) 21 July 2014 (Seamus McArdle)

Sandwich Terns, Lossie estuary 21 July 2014 (David Main)
Sandwich Terns, Lossie estuary 21 July 2014 (David Main)

Curlew, Lossie estuary 21 July 2014 (David Main)
Curlew on the Lossie estuary, 21 July 2014 (David Main)

Spotted Flycatcher, Laikenbuie 13 July 2014 (Seamus McArdle)
Spotted Flycatcher, Laikenbuie (Nairn) 13 July 2014 (Seamus McArdle)

Sandwich Tern, Lossie estuary 15 July 2014 (David Main) 1
Sandwich Tern, Lossie estuary 15 July 2014 (David Main)

Sandwich Tern, Lossie estuary 15 July 2014 (David Main) 2
Sandwich Tern at Lossie estuary, 15 July 2014 (David Main)

Common Sandpiper, Loch Spynie 6 Jul 2014 (Bob Proctor)
Common Sandpiper, Loch Spynie 15 July 2014 (Bob Proctor)

Osprey, Lossie estuary 14 July 2014 (David Main)
Osprey over the Lossie estuary, 14 July 2014 (David Main)

Spotted Flycatcher, near Nairn 5 July 2014 (Seamus McArdle) 1
Spotted Flycatcher nest in a cycle helmet, near Nairn 5 July 2014 (Seamus McArdle)

Grey Heron, Lossie estuary 3 July 2014 (David Main)
Grey Heron, Lossie estuary 3 July 2014 (David Main)

Black-headed Gull, Lossie estuary 3 July 2014 (David Main)
Black-headed Gull, Lossie estuary 3 July 2014 (David Main)

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Loch Spynie 4 July 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Great Spotted Woodpecker, Loch Spynie 4 July 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Oystercatcher, Elgin 27 Jun 2014 (Bob Proctor)
Oystercatchers at Moray College (Elgin), 29 June 2014 (Bob Proctor)

Red-breasted Merganser, Findhorn Bay 25 June 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Red-breasted Merganser family on lower River Findhorn, 25 June 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Forres 24 June 2014 (Carol Menzies)
Leucistic Great Spotted Woodpecker near Forres, 24 June 2014 (Carol Menzies)

Dotterel, Cairngorms 24 June 2014 (Martin Cook) (4) P  Dotterel, Cairngorms 24 June 2014 (Martin Cook) (2) P
Dotterel in the Cairngorms, 24 June 2014 (Martin Cook)

Ptarmigan, Cairngorms 24 June 2014 (Martin Cook) (1) P  Ptarmigan, Cairngorms 24 June 2014 (Martin Cook) (2) P
Ptarmigan in the Cairngorms, 24 June 2014 (Martin Cook)

Snow Bunting, Cairngorms 24 June 2014 (Martin Cook) P
Snow Bunting in the Cairngorms, 24 June 2014 (Martin Cook)

Rock Pipit, Lossiemouth 25 June 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Rock Pipit at Lossiemouth, 24 June 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Mistle Thrush, Glenlivet 23 June 2014 (Gordon Biggs)  Meadow Pipit, Glenlivet 23 June 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Juvenile Mistle Thrush, and Meadow Pipit with food, Glenlivet 23 June 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Rook, Nairn 21 June 2014 (Bob Proctor)  Jackdaw, Nairn 21 June 2014 (Bob Proctor)
Rook [left] and Jackdaw at Nairn beach, 21 June 2014 (Bob Proctor)

Grey Heron, Lossie estuary 21 June 2014 (Gordon Biggs)  Grey Heron, Lossie estuary 20 June 2014 (David Main)
Grey Herons on the Lossie estuary, 21 June 2014 [left (Gordon Biggs)] and 20 June 2014 [right (David Main)]

Herring Gull, Portknockie 19 June 2014 (Martin Cook)
Herring Gull, Portknockie 19 June 2014 (Martin Cook)

Pied Wagtail Glenlivet 7 Jun 2014 (Bob Proctor)
Pied Wagtail, Glenlivet 7 June 2014 (Bob Proctor)

Collared Dove, Elgin cemetery 12 Jun 2014 (Bob Proctor) 4
Collared Doves in Elgin Cemetery, 12 June 2014 (Bob Proctor)

Whitethroat, Kinloss 15 June 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Whitethroat at Kinloss, 15 June 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Redshank, Netherton 14 June 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Redshank at Netherton (Findhorn Bay), 14 June 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Ringed Plover, Lossiemouth 12 June 2014 (Margaret Sharpe)
Ringed Plover on Lossiemouth east beach 12 June 2014 (Margaret Sharpe)

Snipe, Cabrach 10 June 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Snipe at the Cabrach, 10 June 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Blackbird, Auchinhandoch 10 June 2014 (Fiona McHugh)
Blackbirds at Auchinhandoch (Dufftown) 10 June 2014 (Fiona McHugh)

Stonechat, Portknockie 6 June 2014 (Lenny Simpson) 1  Stonechat, Portknockie 6 June 2014 (Lenny Simpson) 2
Stonechats, male [left] and juvenile east of Portknockie 6 June 2014 (Lenny Simpson)

Cormorant colony, Covesea 7 June 2014 (Martin Cook)
Cormorant colony at Covesea, 7 June 2014 (Martin Cook)

Golden Plover, Ben Aigan 7 June 2014 (Robert Ince)
Golden Plover on Ben Aigan, 7 June 2014 (Robert Ince)

Ptarmigan, Cairngorms 6 June 2014 (Robert Ince)
Ptarmigan chick, Cairngorms 6 June 2014 (Robert Ince)

Snow Bunting, Cairngorms 30 May 2014 (Robert Ince) 2   Snow Bunting, Cairngorms 27 May 2014 (Robert Ince) 3
SnowBuntings in the Cairngorms, late May 2014 (Robert Ince)

House Martins, Glenlivet 7 June 2014 (Gordon Biggs) 1  Lapwing, Glenlivet 7 June 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
House Martins and Lapwing chick, Glenlivet 7 June 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Common Gull, Kinloss 7 June 2014 (Allan Lawrence)  Collared Dove, Kinloss 7 June 2014 (Allan Lawrence)
Common Gull and Collared Dove, Kinloss 7 June 2014 (Allan Lawrence)

Treecreeper, near Dufftown 5 May 2014 (Fiona McHugh)
Treecreeper feeding young, near Dufftown 5 May 2014 (Fiona McHugh)

Redstart, Tearie 4 June 2014 (Martin Cook)  Redstart, Tearie 29 May 2014 (Alison Ritchie)
Redstarts at Tearie, 4 June [male, left] (Martin Cook) and 29 May [female, right] (Alison Ritchie)

Fulmar, Covesea 26 May 2014 (David Main)
Fulmar, Covesea 26 May 2014 (David Main)

Shelduck, Findhorn Bay 27 May 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks) 1
Shelduck ducklings in Findhorn Bay, 27 May 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Red Grouse, Ladder Hills 1 June 2014 (David Main)
Red Grouse in the Ladder Hills, 1 June 2014 (David Main)

Golden Plover, Ladder Hills 1 June 2014 (David Main)
Golden Plover in the Ladder Hills, 1 June 2014 (David Main)

Dunlin, Findhorn Bay 27 May 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Dunlin, Findhorn Bay 27 May 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Common Sandpiper, Kellas (River Lossie) 2 June 2014 David Main
Common Sandpiper on the River Lossie at Kellas, 2 June 2014 (David Main)

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Loch Spynie 30 May 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Great Spotted Woodpecker, Loch Spynie 30 May 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Spotted Flycatcher, Black Loch (Darnaway) (Richard Somers Cocks)
Spotted Flycatcher at Black Loch, Darnaway 21 May 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Tawny Owl, Mayne 19 May 2014 (Mike Murray)
Tawny Owl, Mayne 19 May 2014 (Mike Murray)

Common and Arctic Terns, Tugnet 16 May 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Arctic and Common Terns at the mouth of the River Spey, 16 May 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Osprey, Lossie estuary 15 May 2014 (David Main)
Osprey at Lossie estuary, 15 May 2014 (David Main)

House Martins, Kinloss 16 May 2014 (Allan Lawrence) (2)
House Martins gathering mud at Kinloss, 16 May 2014 (Allan Lawrence)

Common Gull, Elgin cemetery 15 May 2014 (Bob Proctor)  Oystercatcher, Elgin cemetery 15 May 2014 (Bob Proctor)
Common Gull and incubating Oystercatcher, Elgin cemetery 15 May 2014 (Bob Proctor)

Whitethroat, Findhorn 15 May 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Whitethroat, Findhorn 15 May 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Kestrel, Lossiemouth 14 May 2014 (David Main)
Kestrel at Lossie estuary, 14 May 2014 (David Main)

Willow Warbler, Cullen 14 May 2014 (Lenny Simpson) 2
Willow Warbler, Cullen 14 May 2014 (Lenny Simpson)

Grey Wagtail, Cullen 14 May 2014 (Lenny Simpson)
Grey Wagtail, Cullen 14 May 2014 (Lenny Simpson)

Red-breasted Mergansers and Goosanders, Findhorn Bay 14 May 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks) 2
Red-breasted Merganser pair [left] and Goosander pair [right] in Findhorn Bay 14 May 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Common Sandpiper, Findhorn Bay 14 May 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Common Sandpiper, Findhorn Bay 14 May 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Sedge Warbler, Loch Spynie 15 May 2014 (Grahame Anderson)
Sedge Warbler at Loch Spynie, 13 May 2014 (Grahame Anderson)

Swift, Lossiemouth 13 May 2014 (Alan Bowie)
Swift over Lossiemouth, 13 May 2014 (Alan Bowie)

Osprey, Lossie estuary 12 May 2014 (David Main)
Osprey on Lossie estuary, 12 May 2014 (David Main)

Starling, Tugnet 11 May 2014 (Bob Proctor)
Starlings at Tugnet, 11 May 2014 (Bob Proctor)

Swallow, Kinloss 8 May 2014 (Allan Lawrence)
Swallow, Kinloss 8 May 2014 (Allan Lawrence)

Reeves's Pheasant, Kirkmichael 5 May 2014 (Bob Proctor)
Reeves’s Pheasant, Kirkmichael 5 May 2014 (Bob Proctor)

Blackbird, Linkwood, Elgin 24 Apr 2014 (Bob Proctor)
Blackbird at Linkwood (Elgin), 24 April 2014 (Bob Proctor)

Razorbills, Portknockie 6 May 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)  Fulmars, Portknockie 6 May 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Razorbills and Fulmars, Portknockie cliffs 6 May 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Sanderlings, Lossiemouth east beach 24 Apr 2014 (Margaret Sharpe)
Sanderlings on Lossiemouth east beach, 24 April 2014 (Margaret Sharpe)

Tree Pipit, Meikle Hill (Dallas) 5 May 2014 (David Main)
Tree Pipit, Meikle Hill (Dallas) 5 May 2014 (David Main)

Reed Bunting, Loch Spynie 4 May 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Reed Bunting, Loch Spynie 4 May 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Mallard, Loch Spynie 4 May 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Mallard duckling, Loch Spynie 4 May 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Razorbill, Portknockie 3 May 2014 (David Main) 1
Razorbills, Portknockie 3 May 2014 (David Main)

Lapwing, Dava 4 May 2014 (David Main)
Lapwing, Dava 4 May 2014 (David Main)

Dunlin and Ringed Plover, Lossie estuary 4 May 2014 (Seamus McArdle)
Dunlin and Ringed Plovers, Lossie estuary 4 May 2014 (Seamus McArdle)

Goldfinch in Buckie garden with 7 others
Goldfinch in a Buckie garden, 27 April 2014 (Keith Currie)

Blackbird, Longmorn 25 Apr 2014 (Brian Sheldon)
Partial albino Blackbird, Longmorn 25 April 2014 (Brian Sheldon)

Knot, Burghead 24 Apr 2014 (Gordon Biggs)  Turnstone, Burghead 24 Apr 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Knot [left] and Turnstone, Burghead 24 April 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Rock Pipit, Lossiemouth 24 Apr 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Rock Pipit with nest material, Lossiemouth 24 April 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Dipper, Sanquhar Loch 24 Apr 2014 (Alison Ritchie)
Dipper with food, Sanquhar Loch (Forres) 24 April 2014 (Alison Ritchie)

Black-headed Gull, Lossie estuary 23 Apr 2014 (David Main)
Black-headed Gull, Lossie estuary 23 April 2014 (David Main)

Wheatear nr Dulsie, 20 Apr 2014 (Alison Ritchie)  Common Sandpiper nr Drynachan, 20 Apr 2014 (Alison Ritchie)
Wheatear near Dulsie and Common Sandpiper near Drynachan, 20 April 2014 (Alison Ritchie)

Shelduck, Lossiemouth 18 Apr 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Shelduck passing Lossiemouth, 18 April 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Wren, Pigaveny 15 Apr 2014 (David Main)  Reed Bunting, Pitgaveny 15 Apr 2014 (David Main)
Wren [left] and Reed Bunting, Pitgaveny 15 April 2014 (David Main)

Grey Heron, Lossie estuary 14 Apr 2014 (David Main) 2
Grey Heron, Lossie estuary 14 April 2014 (David Main)

Pied Wagtail, Tugnet 10 Apr 2014 (Sue Gill)
Pied Wagtail, Tugnet 10 April 2014 (Sue Gill)

Guillemot, Lossiemouth 9 Apr 2014 (Gordon Biggs) 2
Guillemot off Lossiemouth, 9 April 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Mute Swans, Loch Spynie 6 Apr 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Mute Swans, Loch Spynie 6 April 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Song Thrush, Lossiemouth 7 Apr 2014 (David Main)
Song Thrush, Lossiemouth 6 April 2014 (David Main)

Turnstones, Burghead 6 Apr 2014 (David Main)
Turnstones, Burghead 6 April 2014 (David Main)

Rock Pipit, Burghead 5 Apr 2014 (Bob Proctor)
Rock Pipit, Burghead 5 April 2014 (Bob Proctor)

Shelduck, Findhorn 6 Apr 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Pair of Shelduck at Findhorn, 6 April 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Skylark, Lossiemouth 5 Apr 2014 (David Main)
Skylark, Lossiemouth 5 April 2014 (David Main)

Ptarmigan, Ben Rinnes 24 Mar 2014 (John MacKenzie)
Ptarmigan on Ben Rinnes, 24 March 2014 (John Mackenzie)

Mute Swans, Loch Spynie 31 Mar 2014 (Bob Proctor)
Mute Swans on Loch Spynie, 1 April 2014  (Bob Proctor)

Mallard, Loch Oire 30 Mar 2014 (Bob Proctor)
Mallard, Loch Oire 30 March 2014 (Bob Proctor)

Kittiwake, Findhorn 31 Mar 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks) 1
Kittiwake off Findhorn 31 March 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Dunnock, Findhorn 26 Mar 2014 (Tony Backx)
Dunnock singing at Findhorn, 26 March 2014 (Tony Backx)

Goldfinch, Lossiemouth 26 Mar 2014 (Gordon Biggs)  Long-tailed Tit, Lossiemouth 26 Mar 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Goldfinch [left] and Long-tailed Tit, Lossiemouth 26 March 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Black Grouse, south-east Moray 24 Mar 2014 (Fiona McHugh)
Black Grouse in south-east Moray, 24 March 2014 (Fiona McHugh)

Turnstones, Burghead 24 Mar 2014 (Tony Backx)
Turnstones at Burghead, 24 March 2014 (Tony Backx)

Knot and Dunlin, Lossie estuary 23 Mar 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Knot [left] with two Dunlin, Lossie estuary 23 March 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Linnet, Lossie Forest 22 Mar 2014 (David Main)
Linnet, Lossie Forest 22 March 2014 (David Main)

Yellowhammers, Lossiemouth 22 Mar 2014 (Gordon Biggs)  Crested Tit, Lossiemouth 22 Mar 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Male [right] and female Yellowhammers, and Crested Tit in Lossiemouth woods, 22 March 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Little Grebe, Loch of Blairs 14 Mar 2014 (Alison Ritchie)
Little Grebe, Loch of Blairs 14 March 2014 (Alison Ritchie)

Rock Pipit, Lossiemouth 14 Mar 2014 (Gordon Biggs)  Long-tailed Ducks, Lossiemouth 14 Mar 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Rock Pipit and Long-tailed Ducks, Lossiemouth 14 March 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Cormorant, Burghead 13 Mar 2014 (Gordon Biggs) 2
Cormorant in Burghead harbour, 13 March 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Skylark, Tronach Head 12 Mar 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Skylark at Tronach Head, 12 March 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Wigeon, Lossie estuary 10 Mar 2014 (David Main)
Male Wigeon on the Lossie estuary, 10 March 2014 (David Main)

Oystercatchers, Lossie estuary 9 Mar 2014 (David Main)
Oystercatchers displaying on Lossie estuary, 9 March 2014 (David Main)

Redshank, Burghead 4 March 2014 (David Devonport)
Redshank in sea spray at Burghead, 4 March 2014 (David Devonport)

Wigeon, Lossie estuary 1 Mar 2014 (Bob Proctor)
Female Wigeon on the Lossie estuary, 1 March 2014 (Bob Proctor)

Kumlien's Gull (2nd winter), Loch Oire 11 Feb 2014 (David Devonport) 4  Iceland Gull (1st winter), Loch Oire 26 Feb 2014 (David Main)  Herring Gull (pale-winged 1st winter) Loch Oire 14 Feb 2014 (Tony Backx)
Kumlien’s Gull (2nd winter) [left], Iceland Gull (1st winter) [centre] and pale-winged Herring Gull (1st winter) [right] on Loch Oire during February 2014 (David Devonport [KG], David Main [IG], Tony Backx [HG]).

Great Black-backed Gull, Burghead 25 Feb 2014 (Tony Backx)
Great Black-backed Gull in Burghead harbour, 25 February 2014 (Tony Backx)

Pied Wagtail, Lossiemouth 24 Feb 2014 (David Main)
Pied Wagtail at Lossiemouth west beach, 24 February 2014 (David Main)

Long-tailed Duck, Hopeman harbour 20 Feb 2014 (David Main)
Long-tailed Duck in Hopeman harbour, 20 February 2014 (David Main)

Long-tailed Duck, Burghead 16 Feb 2014 (Tony Backx)
Long-tailed Duck, Burghead 16 February 2014 (Tony Backx)

Shag, Burghead 16 Feb 2014 (Mark Ranner)  Red-breasted Merganser, Burghead 14 Feb 2014 (Mark Ranner)
Shag [left] and Red-breasted Merganser in Burghead harbour 16 February 2014 (Mark Ranner)

Red-throated Diver, Findhorn Bay 16 Feb 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Red-throated Diver, Findhorn Bay 16 February 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Ringed Plovers, mouth of Findhorn Bay 14 Feb 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)  Dunlin, mouth of Findhorn Bay 14 Feb 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Ringed Plovers [left] and Dunlin at the mouth of Findhorn Bay, 14 February 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Yellowhammer, Lossie Forest 10 Feb 2014 (David Main)
Yellowhammer, Lossie Forest 10 February 2014 (David Main)

Great Northern Diver, Burghead harbour 9 Feb 2014 (David Main)  Oystercatchers, Burghead 9 Feb 2014 (David Main)
Great Northern Diver in harbour, and Oystercatchers, at Burghead, 9 February 2014 (David Main)

Mute Swans, Findhorn Bay 8 Feb 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Mute Swans, Findhorn Bay 8 February 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Great Northern Diver, Burghead harbour 6 Feb 2014 (Mark Ranner)  Long-tailed Duck, Burghead harbour 6 Feb 2014 (Mark Ranner) 3
Great Northern Diver [left] and Long-tailed Duck in Burghead harbour, 6 February 2014 (Mark Ranner)

Little Gull, Lossiemouth 2 Feb 2014 (Bob Proctor)
Adult Little Gull [right] with 1st winter Black-headed Gull, Lossiemouth 2 February 2014 (Bob Proctor)

Guillemots, Burghead harbour 6 Feb 2014 (David Main)
Guillemots in winter [left] and breeding [right] plumage in Burghead harbour, 6 February 2014 (David Main)

Fulmar, Cummingston 6 Feb 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Fulmar on the cliffs at Cummingston, 6 February 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Great Northern Diver, Findhorn Bay 6 Feb 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Great Northern Diver in Findhorn Bay, 6 February 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Long-tailed Duck, Lossiemouth 4 Feb 2014 (David Main)
Long-tailed Duck, Lossiemouth 4 February 2014 (David Main)

Crested Tit, Lossie Forest 4 Feb 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Crested Tit in Lossie Forest, 4 February 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Guillemot, Burghead harbour 3 Feb 2014 (Gordon Biggs)
Guillemot in Burghead harbour, 3 February 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Long-tailed Duck, Burghead harbour 2 Feb 2014 (Gordon Biggs) 1
Long-tailed Duck, Burghead harbour 2 February 2014 (Gordon Biggs)

Fulmar, Covesea 29 Jan 2014 (David Main)
Fulmar, Covesea 29 January 2014 (David Main)

Purple Sandpiper, Lossiemouth west beach 28 Jan 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Purple Sandpiper, Lossiemouth west beach 28 January 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Great Black-backed Gull killing Black Guillemot, Burghead harbour 28 Jan 2014 (Tony Backx)
Great Black-backed Gull killing Black Guillemot, Burghead harbour 28 January 2014 (Tony Backx)

Curlew, Lossie estuary 26 Jan 2014 (David Main)
Curlew on Lossie estuary, 26 January 2014 (David Main)

Teal, Lossiemouth 24 Jan 2014 (David Main)  Long-tailed Duck, Burghead 24 Jan 2014 (David Main) 2
Teal on Lossie estuary [left] and Long-tailed Duck in Burghead harbour, 24 January 2014 (David Main)

Long -Tailed Duck, Burghead 21 Jan 2014 (David Main)
Female Long-tailed Duck at Burghead, 21 January 2014 (David Main)

Knot, Findhorn Bay 20 Jan 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Knot in Findhorn Bay, 20 January 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Grey Heron, Lossie estuary 14 Jan 2014 (David Main)
Grey Heron at Lossie estuary, 14 January 2014 (David Main)

Guillemot, Findhorn 13 Jan 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Guillemot off Findhorn, 13 January 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Long-tailed Ducks, Findhorn 12 Jan 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks) 2
Long-tailed Ducks off Findhorn 12 January 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Dunlin, Findhorn Bay 9 Jan 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks) 2  Dunlin, Findhorn Bay 9 Jan 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)
Dunlin in Findhorn Bay, 9 January 2014 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Curlew, Burghead 6 Jan 2014 (Martin Cook)
Curlew at Burghead, 6 January 2014 (Martin Cook)

Guillemot, Lossiemouth 6 Jan 2014 (David Main)
Guillemot, Lossiemouth 6 January (David Main)

Herring Gull, Lossiemouth 4 Jan 2014 (David Main)
First winter Herring Gull, Lossiemouth 4 January 2014 (David Main)


Bar-tailed Godwit, Nairn December 2013 (Seamus McArdle)

Black-headed Gull, Dec 2013 (Seamus McArdle)
Black-headed Gull, Nairn December 2013 (Seamus McArdle)

 
Long-tailed Tits at Loch Spynie, 27 December 2013 (Gordon Biggs)


Eiders off Burghead, 27 Dec 2013 (Gordon Biggs)


Dunlin on the Lossie estuary, 24 December 2013 (Gordon Biggs)


Redshank, swimming in Portgordon harbour 21 December 2013 (Martin Cook)


Bar-tailed Godwits in Findhorn Bay, 20 December 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)


Golden Plovers roosting in Findhorn dunes, 17 December 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)


Part of  a flock of c.800 Dunlin in Findhorn Bay, 13 December 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)


Eiders at Burghead, 8 December 2013 (David Main)


Female Long-tailed Duck, Burghead 7 December 2013 (Gordon Biggs)


Male Goldeneye on Lossie estuary, 7 December 2013 (David Main)


Greylag Geese, Loch Spynie 6 December 2013 (Gordon Biggs)


Juvenile Song Thrush, Loch Spynie 14 August 2013 (Bob Proctor)


Carrion Crow on the Lossie estuary, 30 November 2013 (Bob Proctor)


Snipe at Netherton [Findhorn Bay], 30 November 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)

 
Dipper [left] and Grey Wagtail at Sanquhar Loch, Forres 29 November 2013 (Alison Ritchie)


Great Spotted Woodpecker, Loch Spynie 24 November 2013 (David Main)


Treecreeper in Lossie Forest, 27 November 2013 (Gordon Biggs)


Stonechat, Dava area 22 October 2013 (David Devonport)


Red Grouse near Dunphail, 14 November 2013 (David Devonport)


Knot at Burghead, 25 November 2013 (Tony Backx)


Jay carrying acorn, Loch Spynie 17 November 2013 (David Main)


Robin, Hopeman 2 November 2013 (Bob Proctor)


Shag, Lossiemouth 7 November 2013  (Gordon Biggs)

 
Magpie and Sparrowhawk in a Forres garden, 16-17 November 2013 (Alison Ritchie)

  Redwing, Alves Nov 2013 (Tony Backx) 2
Fieldfare [left] and Redwing at Alves on 4 November 2013 (Tony Backx)

Water Rail, Loch Spynie 30 Oct 2013 (David Whitaker)
Water Rail near Loch Spynie hide, 30 October 2013 (David Whitaker)


Juvenile Gannet off Burghead, 31 October 2013 (Gordon Biggs)


Bar-tailed Godwits in Findhorn Bay, 27 October 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)

 
Rock Pipits at Hopeman [left] and Lossiemouth [right], 21 October 2013 (Bob Proctor)


Fieldfare near Archiestown, 21 October 2013 (Tony Backx)

 
Rock Pipits at Lossiemouth, 21 October 2013 (Bob Proctor)


Redshanks at Burghead, 20 October 2013 (Gordon Biggs)


Redshank and Turnstone roosting on Burghead harbour wall, 19 October 2013 (David Main)

 
Grey Heron, Lossie estuary 17 October 2013 and Great Black-backed Gull, Burghead 29 September 2013 (Bob Proctor)


Buzzard at Loch Spynie, 15 October 2013 (Gordon Biggs)


Bar-tailed Godwit at Burghead, 10 October 2013 (Alison Ritchie)


First winter Little Gull [centre] Lossiemouth, 8 October 2013 (David Main)


Starlings coming to roost at Loch Spynie, 1 October 2013 (David Main)


Crested Tit in Lossie Forest, 29 September 2013 (Gordon Biggs)


Oystercatchers, Sandwich Terns, four Knot and a Turnstone roosting on the Burghead shore, 30 September 2013 (Martin Cook)


Adult Dunlin in transition to winter plumage, Portgordon 21 September 2013 (Tony Backx)


Bottlenose Dolphins off Findhorn, 24 September 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)


Rock Pipit at Lossiemouth, 23 September 2013 (David Main)


Dunlin flying in to roost at Findhorn, 17 September 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)


Juvenile Black-headed Gull, Lossiemouth 5 September 2013 (David Main)


Wheatear at Portknockie, 3 September 2013 (Lenny Simpson)


Kittiwakes roosting on Burghead harbour wall, 13 September 2013 (David Law)

 
Knot [left] and Turnstone at Burghead harbour, 7 September 2013 (Gordon Biggs). The pale fringes to the feathers of the upperparts indicate that both birds are juveniles.


Sandwich Terns at Findhorn beach, 2 September 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)


Redshank on the Lossie estuary, 2 September 2013 (Gordon Biggs)


Mandarin Ducks on Elgin’s Cooper Park lake, 1 September 2013 (Gordon Biggs)


Bar-tailed Godwits at Burghead, 31 August 2013 (Gordon Biggs)


Kingfisher, Loch Spynie 21 August 2013 (Gordon Biggs)

 
Ringed Plovers on Lossiemouth east beach, 20 August 2013 – adult [left] with very worn plumage and fresh-plumaged juvenile [right] (Margaret Sharpe)


Sandwich Tern, Burghead 16 August 2013 (Gordon Biggs)

 
Arctic Skua chasing Sandwich Tern [left], and Grey Heron, Spey estuary 13 August 2013 (Lenny Simpson)

 
Turnstones [adults left, juvenile right], Burghead 8 August 2013 (Gordon Biggs)

 
Peregrine in flight and killing Redshank prey, Findhorn Bay 5 August 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)


Bar-tailed Godwit, Lossie estuary 4 August 2013 (Gordon Biggs)


Adult Knot showing breeding plumage, Burghead 2 August 2013 (Tony Backx)


Great Spotted Woodpecker juvenile, Lossie Forest 31 July 2013 (Gordon Biggs)

 
Ringed Plover with Dunlin, and [right] Sandwich Tern, Spey estuary 31 July 2013 (Lenny Simpson)


Juvenile Dunlin on the Lossie estuary, 23 July 2013 (Gordon Biggs)


Juvenile Kestrel feeding on insects in a Burghead garden, 22 July 2013 (Bob Johnson)


Arctic Terns, Lossiemouth east beach 20 July 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)


Redshank, Netherton 11 July 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)


Sedge Warbler, Loch Spynie 13 July 2013 (Gordon Biggs)


Shelduck duckling at Netherton, 3 July 2013 (Gordon McMullins)


Starling meets Great Spotted Woodpecker, Bishopmill 28 June 2013 (David Main)


Collared Doves in Elgin cemetery, 22 June 2013 (Bob Proctor)


Ringed Plover with chick, Findhorn 14 June 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)

 
White-rumped Sandpiper [left] and Little Stint – adults in breeding plumage at Findhorn 11 June 2013 (Tony Backx)


White-rumped Sandpiper [centre left] with Little Stint [centre right], Findhorn Bay 11 June 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)


Dunlin at Findhorn, 10 June 2013 (Gordon McMullins)


Dotterel on Cairngorms plateau, 9 June 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)


Cock Ptarmigan on Ben Rinnes, 6 June 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)


Oystercatcher nesting in Lossiemouth cemetery, 1 June 2013 (Bob Proctor)


Cormorants at Covesea on 3 June 2013, where recent breeding first took place in 2011 (Martin Cook)


Guillemots and Razorbills on rocks at Portknockie, 4 June 2013. Four of the ten Guillemots are of the ‘bridled’ variety – an unusually high proportion (Martin Cook)


Corn Bunting at Nether Dallachy, 4 June 2013 (Martin Cook)


Little Grebe with chicks, Loch of Blairs 3 June 2013 (Alison Ritchie)


Razorbill at Portknockie, 3 June 2013 (Lenny Simpson)


Two Guillemots [front] and a Razorbill on rocks at Portknockie on 1 June 2013. The Guillemot on the right is of the ‘bridled’ variety (Lenny Simpson)


Crested Tit with food for young, Lossie Forest 2 June 2013 (David Main)


Great Spotted Woodpecker [female] at nest, Loch Spynie 27 May 2013 (Gordon Biggs)


Lapwing near Duffus Castle, 27 May 2013 (Gordon Biggs)

Further video of the Water Rail at Loch Spynie, captured on David Main’s camera trap, can be seen at
http://youtu.be/QUNyA1Ndnxk


Woodcock on moorland near Dava, 25 May 2013 (Martin Cook)


Willow Warbler at Lossie estuary, 26 May 2013 (Gordon Biggs)

 
Osprey with catch, Lossie estuary 24 May 2013 (Gordon Biggs)

 
Great Northern Diver on Loch Spynie on 24 May 2013 (Martin Cook)


Arctic Tern at Tugnet on 19 May 2013 (Martin Cook)


Common Terns on the Lossie estuary, 22 May 2013 (Gordon Biggs)


Singing Whitethroat at Lossiemouth, 21 May 2013 (David Main)


Osprey ‘AA’ at Lossie estuary on 19 May 2013 (Gordon Biggs). Ringed as a chick in Moray in July 2007, ‘AA’ was most recently seen in Somerset on 3-5 April this year, on his northward migration from Africa (Roy Dennis).

Video of a Water Rail at Loch Spynie, recorded on David Main’s camera trap, can be seen at http://youtu.be/P2Nqnk9XO5Y


Treecreeper carrying food for young, Loch Spynie 19 May 2013 (David Main)


Gannet diving off Portknockie, 17 May 2013 (Lenny Simpson)

 
Dunlin [left] and Osprey on the Lossie estuary, 16 May 2013 (David Main)


Ringed Plovers and Dunlin waiting to move north, Findhorn 10 May 2013 (Tony Backx)


Sedge Warbler at Tugnet on 10 May 2013 (Alison Ritchie)

 
Sedge Warbler [left] and Willow Warbler at Portknockie, 10 May 2013 (Lenny Simpson)


Sandwich Terns at Findhorn 9 May 2013. The colour-ringed bird [right] was ringed at Forvie (Aberdeenshire) in June 2008, and seen in November 2012 at Swakopmund in Namibia (Richard Somers Cocks)


Little Tern off Lossiemouth east beach, 9 May 2013 (Margaret Sharpe)


Crossbills drinking at a pool in Culbin Forest, 8 May 2013 (Alison Ritchie)


Singing Corn Bunting near Spey Bay, 8 May 2013 (Tony Backx)


Water Rail, photographed with a camera trap at Loch Spynie on 6 May 2013 (David Main)


White Wagtail at Findhorn, 5 May 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)

 
Grey Heron under attack, and Dunlin in breeding plumage, Lossie estuary 4 May 2013 (Gordon Biggs)


Pair of Long-tailed Ducks in breeding plumage, Buckie harbour 2 May 2013 (Gordon Biggs)


Dunlin in breeding plumage, Lossie estuary 30 April 2013 (Tony Backx)


Wheatear on the shore at Findhorn, 29 April 2013 (Gordon McMullins)

 
Turnstones in breeding plumage [left] and Knot on the shore at Lossiemouth, 28 April 2013 (Duncan Gibson)


Ringed Plover on Lossiemouth east beach, 25 April 2013 (Margaret Sharpe)


Cormorant in breeding plumage on Portgordon harbour wall, 24 April 2013 (Martin Cook)


Little Grebe on Loch Spynie, 19 April 2013 (Tony Backx)

 
Ptarmigan male [left] and female, Ben Macdui 19 April 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)

 
Long-tailed Duck male in breeding plumage [left] and Razorbill, Burghead 17 April 2013 (Tony Backx)

 
Dunlin at Findhorn 15 April 2013 – one bird [right] gaining breeding plumage (Richard Somers Cocks)

 
Waxwings and Mandarin Duck in Elgin on 29 March 2013 (Mark Keighley)

 
Sandwich Terns at the Lossie estuary, 14 April 2013  (Tony Backx)

 
Cock Pheasants fighting near Dallas, 13 April 2013 (Gordon Biggs)

Redshanks swimming at Findhorn, 13 April 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Teal at Loch na Bo, 13 April 2013 (Martin Cook)

 

Sandwich Terns and Ringed Plovers at Findhorn, April 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Grey Wagtail in Glenlivet, 11 April 2013 (Tony Backx)

Skylark near Portknockie, 11 April 2013 (Lenny Simpson)

Snow Bunting beside the Lossie estuary, 10 April 2013 (Gordon Biggs)

Graylag Goose near Dava, 7 April 2013 (Tony Backx)

Raven on the Moray coast on 5 March 2013 (Lenny Simpson)

Kestrel at Lossiemouth west beach, 5 April 2013 (Gordon Biggs)

Crested Tit in Lossie Forest, 4 April 2013 (Gordon Biggs)

Turnstones on the harbour wall at Burghead, 3 April 2013 (Margaret Sharpe)

Red-breasted Mergansers displaying in Findhorn Bay on 30 March 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Iceland Gull at Loch Oire, 28 March 2013 (David Devonport)

Goldcrest in Lossie Forest, 28 March 2013 (Gordon Biggs)

Yellowhammer in the coastal gorse near Burghead, 28 March 2013 (Martin Cook)

Redshank in Portknockie harbour, 27 March 2013 (Kyle Simpson)

Waxwings squabbling over apples, Bishopmill 25 March 2013 (David Main)

Grey Partridge at North Alves, 25 March 2013 (Tony Backx)

Cormorant in breeding plumage in Burghead harbour, 25 March 2013 (Tony Backx)

   

Fulmars at Covesea on 16 March 2013 (David Main)

Adult Iceland Gull on Loch Oire, 13 March 2013 (David Devonport)

Male Kestrel near Kinloss, 11 March 2013 (Gordon Biggs)

Blue Tit at Loch Spynie, 10 March 2013 (Gordon Biggs)

Grey Partridge at Netherton on 5 March 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Female Starling, 4 March 2013 (Gordon Biggs)

Great Black-backed Gull pair at Tronach Head, 3 March 2013 (Martin Cook)

Ringed Plovers on the beach at Findhorn, 3 March 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Coal Tit in Lossie Forest, 2 March 2013 (Gordon Biggs)

Crested Tit in Lossie Forest, 3 March 2013 (David Main)

Fulmar at the Bow Fiddle Rock, Portknockie, 25 February 2013 (Tony Backx)

Female Goldcrest in Lossie Forest, 22 February 2013 (Gordon Biggs)

Dunlin on the mudflats in Findhorn Bay, 19 February 2013 (Gordon McMullins)

Grey Heron in breeding plumage at the Lossie estuary 18 February 2013 (David Main)

Redshank in flight in Findhorn Bay, 17 February 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)

 

Part of a flock of c1100 Dunlin in Findhorn Bay, 17 February 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Drake Mandarin Duck on Elgin’s Cooper Park pond, 9 February 2013 (Mark Whitton)

 

Common Scoter unusually close in Findhorn Bay, 8 February 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)

 

Male Long-tailed Duck in Burghead harbour on 3 February 2013 (Gordon Biggs)

     

Not in Moray, yet! Nutcracker, Siberian Jay, Hawk Owl and Willow Tit in Sweden, February 2013 (Martin Cook)

 

Long-tailed Ducks showing courtship behaviour in Burghead harbour, 1 February 2013 (Tony Backx)

 

Redshank at Findhorn, 28 January 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Long-tailed Tit at Loch Spynie on 28 January 2013 (Gordon Biggs)

 

Sanderling on Lossiemouth west beach, 25 January 2013 (David Main)

Cormorant at Findhorn, 25 January 2013 (Gordon McMullins)

Whooper Swans at Darkland near Lhanbryde, 3 January 2013 (Dick Hewitt)

Drake Long-tailed Duck in Burghead harbour, 19 January 2013 (David Main)

Little Grebe on the Mosset Burn at Findhorn Bay, 18 January 2013 (Tony Backx)


Black-headed Gull at Burghead 14 January 2013 (Tony Backx)

Knot at Culbin Bar 16 January 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Knot, and a few Dunlin, at Culbin Bar 16 January 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Turnstone at Burghead harbour 15 January 2013 (Gordon Biggs)

Great Northern Diver at the mouth of Findhorn Bay 12 January 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Waxwing, adult male, Findhorn 11 January 2013 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Male (right) and female Long-tailed Ducks in Burghead harbour 11 January 2013 (Tony Backx) 

 

Whooper Swans in flight at Loch Spynie, 2 January 2013 (Martin Cook)

Redshanks on the shore at Buckie, 1 January 2013 (Gordon Biggs)


Whooper Swans with geese near Lochhill on 17 December 2012 (Dick Hewitt)

Tufted Ducks in Cooper Park (Elgin) 29 December 2012 (Bob Proctor)

Red-breasted Merganser at Burghead, 30 December 2012 (David Devonport)

Long-tailed Duck at Burghead, 30 December 2012 (David Devonport)_ 

Eiders at Burghead, 1 November 2012 (Tony Backx)

Bar-tailed Godwits in Findhorn Bay 5 December 2012 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Drake Eiders showing some of the characteristics of Northern Eider Somateria mollissima borealis, Burghead 27
November 2012 (David Devonport)

Drake Eider, Burghead 27 November 2012 (David Devonport)

Dunlin at the Lossie estuary 21 November 2012 (Gordon Biggs)

Red-throated Diver close inshore at Findhorn 16 November 2012 (Richard Somers Cocks)

Redshanks roosting on Portgordon harbour wall 15 November 2012 (Martin Cook)

Twite, one of two at Burghead point on 1 Nov 2012 (Tony Backx)

Whooper Swans, Clochan October 2012 (Martin Cook)

Sanderlings, and a single Turnstone, at the Lossiemouth west beach October 2012 (Gordon Biggs)

Crested Tit near Lossiemouth October 2012 (Gordon Biggs)

Water Rail at Loch Spynie October 2012 (Gordon Biggs)

Sanderling in breeding plumage, Lossiemouth beach June 2012 (Margaret Sharpe)

House Martin collecting mud for nest, Kingston June 2012 (Martin Cook)

Common Gulls, Broadley April 2012 (Martin Cook)