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OCTOBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Re: OCTOBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:04 pm

03 Oct 2017 nice surprise West Links Arbroath Pale Bellied Brent flew past moving towards East Haven

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Re: OCTOBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:08 pm

AGV:
Monday 2nd October:
Juv Black Tern from Lunan Bay Hide 11.23
Hugh Bell

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Monday 2nd October:
Juv black tern. Victoria park Arbroath. 16.20
Charles Rough

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Lurgies 3/10/2017

Postby Alex Shepherd » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:05 am

Montrose Basin, Lurgies 3/10/2017

Species: 1 Little Egret, 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 7 Greenshank, 43 Redshank, 9 Goosander, 1 immature Peregrine, 3 Whooper Swan, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 4-5000 Pink-footed Geese, 360 Wigeon, 12 Teal, 11 Dunlin, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 60 Lapwing and more.

Rossie Spit: 1 Pintail, c70 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Peregrine, Goosander, Teal, Redshank, Lapwing, Oystercatcher, 1 Ruff, 5 Knot (probably more before Peregrine) Cormorant, Eider, Curlew and more.

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Re: OCTOBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:40 pm

AGV:
Wednesday 4th October:
Little Stint at Riverside Nature Park 1300 on incoming tide
I Laird

1 red kite (poss juv), kinnordy. 3 Scaup lintrathen with tufted ducks.
Barry Farquharson

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Pink-footed Geese

Postby Alex Shepherd » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:41 pm

It's very likely the SWT count earlier this week of 20,000 has been superseded today with a huge raft of birds towards the Wigeon Hide, a large number flying in from all sides and other flocks in surrounding fields. An adult and immature Peregrine were at the Bank of Scotland Hide at high tide, the immature spending it's time chasing crows for fun!

For the second day now a steady stream of Meadow Pipits flying south along the coast.

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Re: OCTOBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Ron Mitchell » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:03 pm

Huge numbers of pink foot at the Tayock Hide this morning. Also 2 Barnacle Geese and 7 whooper Swans from the Tayock Hide.

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October 6th Barry Buddon Cycle Track

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:49 pm

October 6th - Barry Buddon Cycle Track at beginning of Monifieth Sentry Box end - 2 FEMALE BLACKCAPS IN Bushes on Left hand side

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Re: OCTOBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:56 pm

Montrose Basin, Tayock and Montrose Railway Station.

58,000 Pink-footed Geese reported on this mornings count by SWT staff and volunteers. At around 1130 still many on the mud in front of the Railway Station including 2 Barnacle Geese and 8 Pintails.

More Pink-foots at Tayock and a flock of around 120 Golden Plover, also 3 Swallows overhead going south.

Bank of Scotland Hide 2 Water Rails.

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9th OCTOBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:16 pm

Balgavies Loch 6 Barnacle geese among c650 greylags & 25 canada geese at midday.
Jon

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Curlew Sandpiper - Craigmill/Easthaven

Postby Alex Shepherd » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:08 pm

A Curlew Sandpiper juvenile at the high tide roost 400 metres north of Craigmill Burn mouth this afternoon at 1600 with 2 Bar-tailed Godwits.

White-tailed Eagle with what looked like a yellow, maybe faded red wing tag "Z" and satellite tracker seen earlier in the day inland in Angus.

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Re: OCTOBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:51 am

10 Oct 2017 Arbroath Esplanade, Swallows still coming through counted 28 this morning

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Re: OCTOBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:21 am

13/10/2017 Keptie Pond Arbroath. Female Goosander, poss start of over wintering ducks.

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Re: OCTOBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:20 am

AGV Messages not already posted:
AGV:
Saturday 7th October:
6 Barnacle Geese with Greylags. Balgavies, 12.15pm
Jonathan Pattullo

6 Scaup at Lintrathen loch, from old hide. 9am.
Gus Guthrie

AGV:
Sunday 8th October:
adult med gull, Esplanade, arbroath.
Eric McCabe

AGV:
Sunday 8th October:
yellow browed warbler in gardens at top of gully at Auchmithie. 1.50pm
GMS

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Sunday 8th October:
summer plumage Great N Diver close in at Auchmithie Harbour. 2.10pm.
GMS

AGV:
Friday 13th October:
ad greenland whitefront goose with small group of pinkfeet from Maryton ditch, Montrose Basin. 1.50pm.
GMS

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Re: OCTOBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:10 am

AGV:
Saturday 14th October:
Yellow browed Warbler in Dundee. Opposite Caird Park golf course car park. I followed it down to Dighty but lost it heading towards Forfar Rd.
Ian Ford

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Sunday 15th October:
ad and 1st winter Med Gulls half way along Arbroath Esplanade. 9.00am
GMS

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Re: OCTOBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:03 pm

Montrose Basin

Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint & a Ruff with wader flock between Lurgies and Old Montrose Pier this afternoon.
We also had a Little Stint on Rossie Spit at high tide earlier.

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Re: OCTOBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:22 am

AGV:
Sunday 15th October:
Juv Curlew Sandpiper with Redshanks on pool in Riverside Country Park, Dundee at 1500.
Tim Gulson

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Oct.16th - Monifieth Bay High tide Shore birds

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:49 pm

Oct. 16th - 11am Monifieth Bay High Tide Shoreline Birds -Opposite Childrens Playground --10 GOLDEN PLOVER- 2 GREY PLOVER- 24 RINGED PLOVER- 25 BAR TAILED GODWITS - 22 SANDERLING - 4 DUNLIN 6 TURNSTONES- 7 REDSHANK 1 PIED WAGTAIL -

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Re: OCTOBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Andrew Whewell » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:54 pm

1 Mediterranean gull on the rocks off South St, Arbroath yesterday afternoon. Also a Merlin at Mains of Usan.

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Re: OCTOBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Michael Morphy » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:50 pm

Kinnaber, Montrose

Female Long-tailed duck seen just offshore at noon

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19th OCTOBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:10 pm

30+ Redwings at Riverside Nature Park this afternoon
Jon

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Green Sandpiper

Postby Alex Shepherd » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:48 pm

Murton: 1 Green Sandpiper seen at Murton this afternoon from the car park hide, the bird was at the far end on the scrape. Also 1 drake and 4 duck Shoveler, Wigeon, Teal, Mallard, Lapwing and Gadwall on the other pond.

Kinnordy: 1 juvenile Pintail from the Swamp Hide and 12 Redwings on the road back to Kirriemuir

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Re: OCTOBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Allan Hall » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:23 pm

Roundyhill
Steady movement of several hundred redwings today - all going south-west

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Re: OCTOBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Allan Hall » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:12 am

Roundyhill
At least 300 redwings feeding on berries in garden this morning. Accompanied by numbers of blackbirds and goldcrests suggest a big movement at present.

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Re: OCTOBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:42 am

AGV:
Wednesday 18th October:
Juv Curlew Sandpiper with Redshanks and Dunlins at high tide roost on the pool at Riverside Park Dundee. Harry Holbrook

AGV:
Thursday 19th October;
10.30 Bittern sitting in the edge of the reeds just behind & to left of the Tern Raft at Loch of Kinnordy.
Ted Logan

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Friday 20th October:
yellow browed warbler in Cliffburn gully (srg). brambling and lots of redwing at Fishtown.
GMS

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Unidentified BoP

Postby Nicola Main » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:48 pm

On Sunday saw a large, very dark, falcon-like bird in a field on the right hand side of the road between Barnhead and Bridge of Dun, Montrose. My friend was driving at the time so didn't see it but I saw it for a few seconds before it disappeared behind the hedge. I actually shouted 'Oh my God that was like a Peregrine on steroids!'. It probably was a Peregrine but the size of it was big and there was no white underneath. Just to make people aware of it. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Key points were a) pointed wings b) very dark grey almost black and c) short tail. Thanks in advance

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Re: OCTOBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:55 pm

AGV:
Monday 23rd October:
Two Green Sandpipers in front of car park hide, Murton 1500.
Art Sangster


An update to iPhone operating system has made the old app I used for AGV messages redundant. I sent the above message with a new app to all 143 AGV members. If you didn’t receive it then please let me know. If someone could also confirm message was received ‘ok’ that would be useful too.

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Re: OCTOBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Harry Holbrook » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:16 pm

Your message received loud and clear - Harry H

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Green Sandpipers at Murton 23rd October 2017

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:02 pm

Received the 2 Green Sandpiper message at Murton Art - keep them coming - I will make mention of your sighting in my monthly Angus Report I submit monthly to the National Magazine " Bird Watching " Keep them coming ! Best wishes -- Bob

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Re: OCTOBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:54 pm

Thanks everyone who let me know.
New app working well. Normal service resumed.

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Green Sandpiper, Monikie

Postby Alex Shepherd » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:06 pm

One Green Sandpiper in front of the Denfind Pond Hide at Monikie today, likely spooked by workers but flew to east end of the pond. The pond has been partially drained exposing the mud.

Murton water levels have started to rise, probably due to sluice adjustment. No sign of Green Sandpipers but perhaps more winter ducks.

Balgavies, 6 Barnacle Geese still on shingle bank on north bank.

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Re: OCTOBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:06 pm

Fri 27th Oct Keptie pond another Female Goosander has arrived along with first Widgeon.

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Re: OCTOBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:35 pm

Lurgies 27/10/2017: Still 1 immature Ruff, 1 Redwing, 3 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Whooper Swan and an unidentified Pipit, perhaps a Water Pipit or Rock Pipit.

Tayock 27/10/2017: Large flock of at least 400 Golden Plover, 90 Lapwings, 2 Magpies, 3 Buzzards, 1 Sparrowhawk, 80 Shelduck and 600 Pink-footed Geese.

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Re: OCTOBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:42 am

AGV:
Friday 27th October:
Green sandpiper still at Denfind, Monikie. 2 pale bellied Brent geese at mouth of Barry Buddon burn.
SRG

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Re: OCTOBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Michael Morphy » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:57 pm

Montrose 23 October.
A large flock of over 100 redwings were seen flying over Rossie Woodland this morning.

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Re: OCTOBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby barry shaw » Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:24 pm

Craigowl mast sidlaws 29/10/17
Was out working the pointer dog not far from the craigowl mast the dog came on point and found 4 red grouse and 2 black grouse in a group together .Is it common for both types of grouse to be found together first time i have witnessed this.

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Re: OCTOBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:56 pm

I've seen both species together in several places here in Angus Barry

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Friday 20th October 2017 - YBW

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:08 pm

Date & Time: Friday 20th October 2017 - 10am
Species: Yellow-Brower warbler
Details: A Yellow Brower warbler in a private Auchmithie garden.


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