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HIGH­LIGHTS: A Brun­nich’s Guille­mot in An­struther har­bour (25th-29th) was found dead there (30th). A Buff-breasted Sand­piper was at Bal­comie (22nd). CEN­TRAL FIFE: Letham Pools held a Lit­tle Ringed Plover (11th), Dun­lin, Water Rails, a Spot­ted Red­shank, Green­shanks, Black-tailed God­wits and Ruff. Lit­tle Stints were at Wilder­ness (11th-14th). A Green Sand­piper was at Lo­chore Mead­ows. Three Ruff vis­ited Seafield with seven at Loch Gelly (18th). Lit­tle Gulls passed Path­head (15th). Mediter­ranean Gulls were at East We­myss, Rossie Bog, Dysart, Path­head and Buck­haven. Yel­low Wag­tails were at Wilder­ness and Duf­fus Park in Cu­par (26th-29th). Ravens were at Holl Reser­voir. EAST FIFE: Fife Ness recorded Red-throated Divers, Manx Shear­wa­ters, 30 Sooty Shear­wa­ters (14th), Whim­brels, Great Skuas, Arc­tic Skuas, a Curlew Sand­piper (5th), Lit­tle Gulls and a Mediter­ranean Gull. A Red-necked Grebe was off Out­head. Manx Shear­wa­ters flew past St An­drews (14th). Lit­tle Egrets were at Eden­side. A White-tailed Ea­gle was at Kin­shaldy, a Marsh Har­rier at Bal­comie (15th) and a Mer­lin at Wor­mit (24th). A Lit­tle Stint vis­ited Kin­shaldy (1st). Curlew Sand­pipers graced Eden­side (1st-27th). A Com­mon Sand­piper was at Cameron Reser­voir. Green­shanks were in the Eden Es­tu­ary. Whim­brels were at Kin­shaldy and Kilmin­ning. St An­drews logged Great Skuas, Arc­tic Skuas, Long-tailed Skuas and Lit­tle Gulls. A Long-tailed Skua was at Bal­comie (19th). Lit­tle Gulls flew past Crail. Mediter­ranean Gulls were at An­struther, Bal­comie and Crail. A Cuckoo was a good record for Mor­ton Lochs (11th). A Barn Owl was at Pit­ten­weem (19th). There were 26 Wheatears at Bal­comie (11th). Out­head held nine Stonechats (7th). A Yel­low-browed War­bler and Pied Fly­catcher were at Kilmin­ning (15th). Two Spot­ted Fly­catch­ers were at Boarhills (7th). WEST FIFE: Kinghorn logged 30 Brent Geese (18th), Red-throated Divers, Black-throated Divers, Great North­ern Divers, three Manx Shear­wa­ters (3rd), a Lit­tle Egret (3rd), Great Skuas, Po­ma­rine Skuas, 11 Arc­tic Skuas (12th), Lit­tle Gulls, Mediter­ranean Gulls and Black Terns. Fer­ry­hills recorded 26 Tree Pip­its (3rd), a Red­start, Gar­den War­bler and Spot­ted Fly­catcher. A Lit­tle Egret vis­ited Crom­bie Point. A Honey Buz­zard flew over Stee­lend (4th). Arc­tic Skuas passed Car­ling­nose Point. David Hee­ley (dw.hee­ley@bt­in­ter­net.com)

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