Trip reports

Cammo Estate and Cramond

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

No rain today, just excellent views of woodland birds. More...

Coach Outing to SWT Montrose Basin

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Starring .... the kingfisher! More...

River Esk walk

Saturday, 8 February 2020

Birding upstream from the Roman Bridge. More...

Duddingston Loch and Bawsinch

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Birding in the city today. More...

Blackness

Saturday, 14 December 2019

A watery outing in all respects! More...

Bavelaw and Threipmuir Reservoirs, Balerno

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Some nice waterbirds seen today. More...

Adult whooper swans feeding in fields

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Sparrowhawks showed themselves at both today's birding sites. More...

Musselburgh

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Good birding despite the dreich November weather. More...

Curlew standing on weed, County Cork, Ireland

Saturday, 26 October 2019

A good mix of birds seen today. More...

Otter among seaweed

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Otters were a much enjoyed sighting. More...

Gore Glen and Arniston House

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Woodland birds and late hirundelles. More...

Tree sparrow on twig

Sunday, 29 September 2019

A good mix of species down at the coast. More...

Oystercatcher wading in shallow water

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Perseverence and a second scan can produce the goods. More...

Isle of May

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

A trip to enjoy one of Scotland's most spectacular seabird islands. More...

Adult female blackbird on garden lawn

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

An evening walk at this Edinburgh site. More...

Osprey in larch tree

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Ducks and geese a-plenty at Loch Leven. More...

Coach outing to Kinnordy and Murton

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Two different, but rewarding, sites for our late spring coach outing. More...

Wheatear in spring

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

A good selection of upland birds seen. More...

Hadfast Quarry and Ormiston Path

Saturday, 11 May 2019

A bonanza of warblers on this outing. More...

Dunnock on grass

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Enjoying the dawn chorus and all before breakfast. More...

Male green woodpecker feeding on ground

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Three woodpecker species seen on this outing! More...

Male blackcap in hawthorn bush

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

A day of mixed woodland and riverine birds. More...

Swallow perched on wire fence in Spain

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Birding at Leven, Largo Bay, Ruddon's Point and Kilconquhar Loch More...

Red squirrel in Scots pine tree

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Great views of kingfishers and red squirrels today. More...

Linlithgow Loch and Blackness

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Two very different locations for this outing. More...

little egret, wading, water

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

High tide brought the waders to us. More...

Aberlady Bay LNR, East Lothian

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Braving the freezing conditions! More...

East Coast Hop

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Making a good start to our 2019 year's birding. More...

Adult twite perched on branch in heather moorland

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Low tide and mudflats means .... waders. More...

Musselburgh

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

A favourite Local Group location. More...

Gartmorn Dam Country Park

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Birds and bugs today with hibernating ladybirds. More...

Doune Castle and Argaty Red Kite Centre

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Red squirrel and red kites! More...

Goosander on water

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Two very different, but productive, birding venues. More...

male stonechat perched on bramble

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Bird flocks galore. More...

Aberlady volunteering

Sunday, 14 October 2018

An enjoyable and satistfying day doing conservation work. More...

Kinross and RSPB Loch Leven

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

A really excellent day's birding. More...

Water rail feeding at waters edge

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

An excellent tally of 68 species for the day. More...

Barns Ness - Whitesands - Belhaven

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Birds, beasts and bugs seen on this outing! More...

Aberlady Bay from Kilspindie

Sunday, 5 August 2018

A different perspective of Aberlady Bay. More...

Thorntonloch and Skateraw

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

A day at the coast. More...

St Abb's Head

Saturday, 9 June 2018

An enjoyable outing with several interesting sightings. More...

Male snipe singing in the rain

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

A very productive evening's birding in some warmth and sunshine. More...

Penicuik House

Sunday, 20 May 2018

A very satisfying day out to this lovely wooded estate. More...

Male blackcap in hawthorn bush

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Plenty birdsong on this river walk. More...

Innocent Railway

Sunday, 6 May 2018

The dawn chorus really celebrated spring arriving. More...

House martin in flight

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

A variety of habitats visited yielding 50 species. More...

Paxton House

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Enjoying the birds and other wildlife in Paxton's woodlands, riverbank and ornamental gardens. More...

Coach outing to Hauxley NR

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Spring has arrived! Sunshine, lambs and nesting tree sparrows. More...

Tree sparrow on twig

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

A mix of shore and woodland birds. More...

Low Valleyfield

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Despite strong wind and snow from the East the day's tally was 42 species. More...

Coach outing to Ken-Dee Marshes

Sunday, 25 February 2018

A great day out with superb views of the red kites. More...

Tyninghame

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Some excellent birds despite the weather. More...

Male merlin perched on old fence post, Shetland

Saturday, 3 February 2018

... and a pod of dolphins as an added bonus! More...

RSPB Loch Leven and Findatie

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

A mid-week trip across the Forth to Fife. More...

East Coast hop and social

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Siskins, snow, shortbread ...... More...

East Lothian Coast

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Watching huge flocks of waders just made the day. More...

Musselburgh

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Another excellent visit to this prime East Lothian site. More...

Hogganfield Loch

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Ringing the changes with city birding! More...

Male lapwing in breeding habitat

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

A good tally of 62 species for the day. More...

little egret, wading, water

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Bird of the day - White-tailed eagle! More...

Volunteering at Aberlady

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Helping with the Reserve management. More...

Water rail feeding at waters edge

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Good birds spotted all day long. More...

Caerlaverock WWT

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Coach trip to the Solway for the wintering barnacle geese. More...

Thorntonloch/Torness/Skateraw

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Sightings of dolphins just made the day. More...

Aberlady Bay and Kilspindie

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

A windy, but bird-filled, day out. More...

Musselburgh

Sunday, 13 August 2017

An excellent evening's birding. More...

St Abbs

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

A coastal walk. More...

Volunteering at Aberlady

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Plant hunting at Aberlady LNR. More...

Volunteering at the Duddingston Bioblitz

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Duddingston wildlife - it's for everyone! More...

Oystercatcher wading in shallow water

Saturday, 10 June 2017

A good day out at the coast. More...

Longniddry Railway walk

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

An evening walk focussing on passerines. More...

Sedge warbler perched on phragmites

Sunday, 28 May 2017

A good tally of 60 species for the day. More...

Adult male siskin on feeder

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Plenty typical hedgerow species spotted. More...

Coach outing to Holy Island and Lindisfarne NNR

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Birds and butterflies, sun and seals. More...

Swallow perched on wire fence in Spain

Saturday, 6 May 2017

The delights of the dawn chorus. More...

Moorfoots

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Ring ouzel completes the list for the day. More...

Pressmennan and Dunbar Harbour

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Glaucous gull 1 Redstart 0 More...

male stonechat perched on bramble

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Persistence pays dividends! More...

Roslin Glen

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Chiffchaffs have arrived! More...

Coach outing to SWT Montrose Basin

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Yellowhammers starred all day. More...

Harestanes

Saturday, 18 February 2017

A good tally of woodland birds. More...

Musselburgh

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

This prime site delivered as expected. More...

Long-tailed tit perched on branch

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

A real mix of birds seen. More...

East coast hop

Sunday, 15 January 2017

First group outing of the new year. More...

Bavelaw and Threipmuir

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Birding in the Pentlands. More...

Gosford Estate and Longniddry Bents

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Woodlands - lunch - seawatching. More...

Adult twite perched on branch in heather moorland

Sunday, 27 November 2016

A very successful day out. More...

Goosander on water

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Plenty of ducks on this autumn walk. More...

Curlew standing on weed, County Cork, Ireland

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Autumn colours, woodland and waterbirds. More...

Coach outing to Maidens Harbour and Dumfries House Estate

Sunday, 16 October 2016

A new venue for the group. More...

Male snipe singing in the rain

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Birding the flooded Fife gravel pits. More...

Barns Ness

Sunday, 25 September 2016

To see or not to see ........ More...

Hound Point

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Some excellent seawatching despite the weather. More...

Cuckoo perched in tree

Saturday, 18 June 2016

On the lookout for cuckoos! More...

Isle of May

Friday, 10 June 2016

Island birding at its best. More...

Great tit perched in small tree

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

A bird-filled evening walk. More...

Coach Outing to RSPB Leighton Moss

Sunday, 29 May 2016

A coach trip over the border. More...

Scotland's Big Nature Festival

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Giving Nature a Home More...

Spotted flycatcher on perch

Saturday, 14 May 2016

A glorious day out in the hills. More...

Male blackcap in hawthorn bush

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Dawn chorus walk More...