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18 - JUNE 2017 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:02 pm

Angus Bird Sightings for JUNE 2018

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Re: JUNE 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:03 pm

I was a little slow this month in locking the May thread!
Heres a post from Ron Mitchell copied and pasted in this months thread:
2 Spoonbills and a Little Egret from the Lurgies walk 15.00 - 1 June
6 Goldeneye Drakes at Maryton Ditch 9.00 - 1 June

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Re: JUNE 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:26 am

AGV:
Friday 2nd June:
2 Spoonbills still at Montrose Basin 09.00 from the Lurgies walk.
Ron Mitchell

AGV:
Friday 2nd June:
2 spoonbillls still at Montrose Basin 20:00 from the Lurgies path.
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Re: JUNE 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Ron Mitchell » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:15 pm

Both Spoonbills still at Montrose Basin, from the Lurgies walk 14.00hrs

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Little Stint

Postby Alex Shepherd » Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:06 pm

One Little Stint on the Lurgies path-side shingle opposite the Mill Burn mouth mid afternoon before the tide covered the shingle, was with around 30 Ringed Plover, and some Dunlin flushed by a Peregrine. The waders flew up the Mill Burn at high tide, the Little Egret was sitting in the tall grass with Herons on Miss Erskine's Bank, no sign of Spoonbills.

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Re: JUNE 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:37 pm

AGV:
Saturday 10th June:
Male Garganey at the Slunks, 13.35.
Jonathan Pattullo, Gus Guthrie

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Spoonbill

Postby Alex Shepherd » Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:15 pm

One Spoonbill at the Lurgies this evening around 1815 assumed to be one of the two previously reported, it flew upstream from basin direction and landed on edge of shingle upstream of Shelduck Hide. This bird has the black tips to the wing feathers, a 1st summer, the other bird previously seen with it didn't and wasn't seen tonight despite a search of the few channels showing. The Little Egret and a couple of Ospreys also made cameo appearances.

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Re: JUNE 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:54 pm

Lunan Bay

Great Northern Diver reported on AGV grapevine by Rod McKenzie was still in Lunan Bay mid-afternoon tending to favour the south side of the bay. There was also what looked like a leucistic Red-throated Diver in the bay too.

The Spoonbill & Little Egret were both roosting on Miss Erskines bank at the Lurgies too.

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Re: JUNE 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Charles Rough » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:55 pm

male cuckoo perched on post on top of Arbroath cliffs tonight at 7.30,,beside the as 17 posts

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Re: JUNE 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:37 am

AGV:
Monday 12th June:
Black-Throated Diver at East Hide, Kinnordy at 3.30.
Rob NN

AGV:
Monday 12th June:
Spoonbill & Little Egret still at Lurgies at 3pm.
Art Sangster

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Kinnordy - Lurgies - June 13th sightings

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:45 pm

JUNE 13th - Kinnordy - Marsh Harrier from East Hide - (No sign of Black-throated Diver)
JUNE 13th - MARYTON DITCH - SPOONBILL - 1400 hrs low tide

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Re: JUNE 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby L. Thomson » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:00 pm

Wednesday 14/06/2017 : 11.00am : Lunan Bay
Three Little Terns among the Sandwiches resting on sands

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Re: JUNE 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Ron Mitchell » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:37 pm

15th, 2 Little Egrets and a Spoonbill from the Lurgies Walk

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Re: JUNE 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:10 pm

Thurs 16June 2017 Kingennie fishery Green Woodpecker, 1st sighting of this species here.

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Re: JUNE 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:24 pm

AGV:
Saturday 17th June:
Spoonbill out on mud opposite Maryton Ditch & viewable from Old Montrose Pier 11.55.
Harry B

AGV:
Saturday 17th June:
Wood Warbler singing about 400m from Glendoll car park in trees to right of track to Glendoll Lodge. NO280763.
Keith Edwards

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Re: JUNE 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:23 am

19/07/2017 Arbroath Keptie pond Mall with 8 Chicks. Common Sandpiper moving around

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Re: JUNE 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:25 am

19/07/2017 last entry should have read Mallard

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Quail

Postby Alex Shepherd » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:22 am

One Quail flushed from my feet this morning on Seafield during a Corn Bunting Survey. I won't pinpoint it as it was in a field where I have written permission to go, but it may be heard on a quiet evening from the main track through the farm. There is no parking or access from the Arbroath to Boghead road but parking in Auchmithie and taking the coastal path/track leads up to the farm.

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Re: JUNE 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Jim Carter » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:24 pm

Noticed several House Martins appear to be nesting under eaves on houses in Montrose this year. More than what I normally see.

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Re: JUNE 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Ron Mitchell » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:53 pm

1 Whooper Swan and 1 Barnacle Goose on Miss Erskine's Bank at high tide 14.15

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Re: JUNE 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:17 pm

AGV:
Sunday 25th June:
2 little egrets, 9 common sand, 3 greenshank, red kite - Lurgies, Montrose. 10am
GMS

AGV:
Sunday 25th June:
4 velvet scoter and 8 manx shearwaters from Lunan hide. 1.20pm.
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June 25th -Craig Mill Den Birds Today -BOB McCURLEY

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:00 pm

Craig Mill Den Birds recorded today - WHITETHROAT- GREY WAGTAIL JUV. WILLOW WARBLER- 10 HOUSE MARTINS- 4 SWALLOWS -GOLD FINCH - SONG THRUSH - CHAFFINCH - WREN - DUNNOCK - BLACKBIRD- AND A ROE DEER !

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Re: JUNE 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:17 am

AGV:
Monday 26th June:
3 Little Egret, Lurgies, Montrose Basin. 9am.
Rod Mackenzie

AGV:
Monday 26th June:
Imm G N Diver off mouth of Craigmill Burn 9.10am.
GMS

AGV:
Monday 26th June:
15 Manx shearwater, 1 Velvet Scoter and 1 Arctic Skua going North from fishtown of Usan beach 2:30pm
Simon Ritchie

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26th JUNE 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:06 pm

The Lurgies 1-2pm - 2 Water Rail in ditch to left at start of lurgies walk, 2 Little Egrets on mud, 7 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank

Lunan Bay 4-5pm - 300+ Manx shearwaters >N in groups of up to 100, 1 Arctic Skua >N, 3 Velvet Scoters and 2 Greylag Geese well out to sea

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June 29th - Barry Buddon -1 WHEATEAR on passage

Postby Bob McCurley » Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:22 pm

June 29th - 1 WHEATEAR -- in Lighthouse Area on Passage -no breeding records this year -

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Re: JUNE 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Roy Adamson » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:07 am

Red Kite over the North Esk at Craigo 9.30am today. (First post for a while as I spend most of my time in Spain)

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Re: JUNE 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:59 pm

AGV:
Friday 30th June:
Sleeping Surf Scoter with 30 Velvet Scoter ln front of Lunan Bay Hide 10am.
Rod Mackenzie

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Re: JUNE 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Ron Mitchell » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:24 pm

2 Little Egrets in the channel at Miss Erskine's Bank

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Re: JUNE 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:08 pm

Lunan Bay 9.00 - 12.00

1 Surf Scoter drake with 10 Velvet Scoters
1 Manx Shearwater
1 Arctic Skua
2 Bonxies
4 Red-throated Divers


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