FIFE

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HIGH­LIGHT: A Red-flanked Blue­tail was in Den­burn Wood (5th-6th).

CEN­TRAL: Some 140 Bar­na­cle Geese passed Path­head (8th). Dark-bel­lied Brent Geese were at Buck­haven (11th). There were 31 Pur­ple Sand­pipers at Seafield (25th). Med Gulls were at Dysart, East We­myss, Path­head and Raven­scraig. Glen­rothes held 12 Waxwings (24th). A Yel­low-browed War­bler was in Map­sie Den, Falk­land (31st). Bearded Tits were on Mug­drum Is­land (2nd & 25th). Two Ravens vis­ited Auchter­muchty and a Snow Bunt­ing at Path­head (30th). EAST: Fife Ness logged 70 Bar­na­cle Geese (4th), Great North­ern Divers, a Red-throated Diver, Manx Shear­wa­ters, three Sooty Shear­wa­ters (12th), Great Skuas, Po­ma­rine Skua, Long-tailed Skua, 118 Lit­tle Gulls (7th), a Med Gull, Black Tern, Yel­low-browed War­bler and Snow Bunt­ings. Kilmin­ning held Wood­cocks, Red­starts, Wheatears, Short-eared Owl, 20 Chif­fchaffs (15th), Lesser Whitethroats, Yel­low-browed War­blers, Black­caps, Red­wings, Field­fares, 60 Gold­crests (15th), Pied Fly­catch­ers, Bram­blings and La­p­land Bunt­ings. Fife Ness Muir logged Wood­cocks, Red­starts, Stonechat, Lesser Whitethroats, Yel­low-browed War­blers, 50 Gold­crests (8th), Pied Fly­catch­ers, Ring Ouzels, Red­wings and 15 Tree Spar­rows (9th). Five Whooper Swans were at Coble Shore (20th) and 33 at Clatto Reser­voir (31st). Two Euro­pean White­fronts were at Tentsmuir Point (22nd). Five pale-bel­lied Brent Geese were at the Eden Es­tu­ary (31st). Out­head held 37 Scaup (28th). Kin­shaldy logged 2,000 Com­mon Scot­ers, 100 Long-tailed Ducks, seven Red-throated Divers and 18 Slavo­nian Grebes (28th). A Surf Scoter and Whim­brel were at Rud­dons Point. There were 22 Grey Par­tridges at Coble Shore (7th). Lit­tle Egrets were at Eden­side and the Eden Es­tu­ary, with a Great White Egret (17th). White-tailed Ea­gles re­mained in the Eden Es­tu­ary. A Mer­lin was at Crail (12th). A Wa­ter Rail was at Boarhills (9th). Great Skuas, Arc­tic Skuas and 30 Lit­tle Gulls flew past Crail. A Yel­low Wag­tail was over St An­drews (2nd). A Ring Ouzel was at Buddo Ness (9th). Bal­comie held Lesser Whitethroats, Chif­fchaffs, Gold­crests and Yel­low-browed War­blers. There were 65 Gold­crests and Yel­low-browed War­blers in Kit­tock’s Den (8th). Four Twite were at Kil­renny Mill (29th). WEST: Loch Gelly held three Scaup (22nd). A Marsh Har­rier vis­ited Kinghorn Loch (2nd). Great Skuas passed Fer­ry­hills (2nd) and Car­ling­nose Point (49 on 15th). A Lit­tle Gull was in Dal­gety Bay (19th). Seven Waxwings were at Fer­ry­hills (22nd) and 15 in Dun­fermline (31st). A Ring Ouzel was at Car­ling­nose Point. Four Snow Bunt­ings were at Aber­dour (23rd) and Dal­gety Bay (31st). David Hee­ley (dw.hee­ley@bt­in­ter­net.com)

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