Trip reports

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...

Male redstart perched on branch

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Lots of woodland birds. More...

Drake teal profile

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

A bing full of birds. More...

Volunteering at Aberlady

Sunday, 17 April 2016

The trouble with invasive species is ...... More...

Baron's Haugh

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Early summer migrants spotted. More...

Chiffchaff standing on gorse

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Perthshire peregrinations. More...

little egret, wading, water

Saturday, 26 March 2016

A perennial favourite outing. More...

RSPB Mersehead

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Coach Outing on a beautiful spring day. More...

Low Valleyfield

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

.... but with high expectations! More...

Thorntonloch and Barns Ness

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Typical Scottish weather but some special birds. More...

Adult twite perched on branch in heather moorland

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Birdwatching, then tea and scones. More...

Cammo Estate and Cramond

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

A good start to the year! More...

Redshank perched on post

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Making the most of a windy day. More...

Robin sitting in grass

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Kites and more kites. More...

Short-eared owl sitting on the ground

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Divers, Scoters and an Owl. More...

Volunteering at Aberlady

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Buckthorn and a wee beastie. More...

Male goldeneye

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Coach outing More...

Flock of pink-footed geese at dawn over Loch of Strathbeg

Sunday, 27 September 2015

An evening goosewatch at Aberlady Bay More...

Musselburgh

Sunday, 2 August 2015

A high tide and a lot of birds. More...

St Abbs Head

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Enjoying the breeding season in full swing. More...

Spotted flycatcher on perch

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Considerably more birds than anticipated! More...

Coach Outing

Sunday, 7 June 2015

A sunny day's birding in the Augus countryside. More...

male stonechat perched on bramble

Saturday, 16 May 2015

A new walk for the group. More...

Lammermuir Circuit

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Lammermuir Circuit More...

Male blackcap in hawthorn bush

Sunday, 3 May 2015

A gie dreich Sunday morning for our 40th anniversary Blackford Hill Dawn Chorus walk. More...

House martin in flight

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Ormiston & Arniston House More...

Volunteering at Aberlady

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Buckthorn and bumblebees More...

Caerlaverock Coach Outing

Sunday, 15 March 2015

40th Anniversary return visit More...

Kinneil Kerse and Bothkennar Pools

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Kinneil Kerse and Bothkennar Pools More...

Hogganfield Loch

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Swans and Geese and a host of other water birds. More...

Adult whooper swans feeding in fields

Monday, 27 October 2014

A very windy start at Out Head, but the Eden River and the hide were more productive. More...

Lindisfarne & Holy Island NNR

Sunday, 28 September 2014

This wonderful autumn gave us a warm, calm day, with great visibility. A group list of 65 birds from a very enjoyable outing. More...

Aberlady and Kilspindie

Sunday, 17 August 2014

An evening outing to Aberlady Bay LNR and Kilspindie More...

Aberlady volunteering

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Volunteering at Aberlady Bay LNR More...

Wheatear in spring

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Bavelaw and the Pentlands More...

Cuckoo perched in tree

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Flotterstone More...

Group Outing

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Gartmorn Dam More...

Scottish Birdfair 2014

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Scottish Birdfair 2014 More...

male stonechat perched on bramble

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Lammermuir Circuit More...

Coach Outing

Sunday, 27 April 2014

SWT Loch of the Lowes and Glen Almond More...

Willow warbler

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Harestanes and Woodside Garden More...

Coach Outing

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Coach Trip to SWT Montrose Basin Reserve More...

A group outing

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Thornton Loch More...

An RSPB Outing

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Hound Point More...

RSPB Outing

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

St Abbs Head More...

Female house sparrow perched on dead branch

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Bavelaw & the Pentlands More...

Male greenfinch perched on rhododendron bush

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Hadfast Valley & Ormiston Railway walk More...

A trip to Forsinard RSPB reserve

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

A day in the life of an RSPB warden More...

RSPB Coach Trip

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Farne Islands More...

Local bird watching outing

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Roslin Glen More...

Aberlady volunteering

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Spring cleaning at Aberlady More...

Coach Outing

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Caerlaverock More...

Adult female blackbird on garden lawn

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

John Muir Country Park More...

RSPB Outing

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Largo Bay & Ruddons Point More...