ABERDEEN­SHIRE

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ABERDEEN: Med Gulls were at Girdle­ness (5th) and off Beach Boule­vard (10th). A Jack Snipe was at Nigg Bay (6th-7th), with a tun­dra Bean Goose there (17th). A Great Grey Shrike was at Girdle­ness (14th), with an Is­abelline Shrike there (17th-20th). A Pal­las’s War­bler was on Kings Links (16th). A La­p­land Bunt­ing was on Scot­stown Moor (17th). A Pied Wheatear was at Don­mouth (30th). FORVIE SANDS: A Red-backed Shrike was seen (3rd). Mi­grants (6th) in­cluded a Yel­low-browed War­bler, Ring Ouzel, Red­start, Lesser Whitethroat, Wood­cock, Whin­chat, two Mer­lins and lots of Gold­crests. There was a Black Tern and Radde’s War­bler at Col­lieston (8th). A Bean Goose, two Long-tailed Ducks and a Mer­lin were at Meikle Loch (29th). LOCH OF STRATHBEG: Five Bearded Tits were seen (9th). Mi­grants (15th) in­cluded six La­p­land Bunt­ings. A Pec­toral Sand­piper and two Spot­ted Red­shanks were seen (15th), with an Amer­i­can Wi­geon and Slavo­nian Grebe on the Loch (16th). The first Waxwing was noted (20th). Three tun­dra Bean Geese were on the Loch (22nd). A Snow Goose and White-fronted Goose were with the Pink­feet (28th). OTHER SITES: There was an in­flux of Yel­low-browed War­blers at the be­gin­ning of the month. A Corn Crake was at Black­dog (3rd). A Med Gull was at Stone­haven (5th). A La­p­land Bunt­ing was at Troup Head (7th), with a Richard’s Pipit (29th). There was a Pa­cific Golden Plover at Rat­tray (9th), with a Hoopoe (15th) and Black Red­start (21st). Loch of Skene (13th) held a late Gar­ganey, two Slavo­nian Grebes and five Scaup. A Red-breasted Fly­catcher was at New­ton Hill (16th). A Pal­las’s War­bler was at Stone­haven (16th). Sev­eral North­ern-race Long-tailed Tits were at Bod­dhan (from 16th). A Black Red­start was at Mur­car Golf Course (17th). Barred War­blers were in New­ton­hill gar­dens (20th-27th) and at Balme­die CP (25th). A Great White Egret was at St Cyrus (22nd). Six Snow Bunt­ings were at Fraser­burgh Beach (29th). Mike Chan­dler

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