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23 - NOVEMBER 2017 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:04 pm

Angus Bird Sightings for NOVEMBER 2017

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Re: NOVEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Jennifer Heggie » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:07 pm

Firecrest with small flock of goldcrests in bushes beside path at Shaking' Brig, Edzell.

Jenny Heggie 3rd November 2 o'clock.

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Iceland Gull

Postby Alex Shepherd » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:52 pm

Photo from Mains of Usan ( Shell Bay ) showed juvenile Iceland Gull flying south, maybe worth a look at the gull roost at Lunan Mouth.

Lunan Bay near high tide, 3/11/2017.
From the car park platform,
23 Long-tailed Ducks, c140 Common Scoter, 12 Velvet Scoter, 9 Red-throated Divers, 3 Shags, Sanderling, Dunlin, Ringed Plover and a Kingfisher on the river. Still gulls on roost but continually disturbed.


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Re: NOVEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:54 pm

AGV:
Saturday 4th November:
Balgavies Loch, Red Head Smew.
Colin Black

Bittern briefly from gullery Hide, Kinnordy loch. 2.45pm. Gus Guthrie

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Re: NOVEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:09 pm

Redhead Smew being reported at Kinnordy Loch this afternoon on Birdguides.

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Re: NOVEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby David Caplen » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:28 pm

At least 2 swallows Lunan Bay 15:00 5/11/17

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Re: NOVEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:42 am

AGV:
Sunday 5th November:
pb brent goose just north of West Haven. 2.30pm.
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Re: NOVEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:54 pm

AGV:
Monday 06 November:
11.35 Redhead Smew seen from Gullery hide, Loch of Kinnordy.
Ted Logan

AGV:
Monday 6th November:
GN Diver off mouth of Craigmill Burn.
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Re: NOVEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:36 am

AGV:
Tuesday 7th November:
White-rumped Sandpiper photographed on beach between Easthaven and Elliot, (nearer Easthaven) tagged as a Dunlin on Joy Cammack's Dundee Nats FB page.
H Bell.

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Re: NOVEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby David Caplen » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:23 pm

White-Rumped Sandpiper still at East Haven 15:30, just Arbroath side of water treatment works, with a few Dunlin, Sanderling, Redshank and Turnstones

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Re: NOVEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:18 am

AGV:
Tuesday 7th November:
Redhead Smew still at Kinnordy loch 4pm. From gullery hide.
Gus Guthrie

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Re: NOVEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Jim Cobb » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:45 pm

Kingfisher at Den o' Mains,Dundee.Also bullfinches and jay. Jim Cobb

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Re: NOVEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:35 pm

Red-head Smew still showing this morning in front of the Gullery Hide at Kinnordy.

Also seen yesterday at Hatton when viewing the White-rumped Sandpiper, 1 Great Northern Diver with a second and separate bird reported nearer to Elliot. Also a fly past south by a Woodcock, and Stonechats near Hatton and Easthaven. A ringed Bar-tailed Godwit (yellow flag NEV) and a colour ringed Sanderling, details sent to ringers.

Bar-tailed Godwit juvenile ringed 29/9/2017 in Klepp, Rogaland, Norway as a female this year.

Sanderling ringed on 12/5/2017 at Bay of Sowerdie, Sanday, Orkney, Scotland

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Re: NOVEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:30 am

AGV:
Thursday 9th November:
White fronted goose on shore at hatton ww
Jon Cook

AGV:
Thursday 9th November:
Redhead Smew still showing well from gullery hide, Kinnordy loch 4pm.
Gus Guthrie

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Re: NOVEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:55 am

AGV:
Friday 10th November:
Redhead Smew still showing well from Gullery Hide, Kinnordy 9:45am.
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Re: NOVEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alan Mowat » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:15 pm

Seen the first bramblings of the autumn at the gannochy today.

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Re: NOVEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Charles Rough » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:31 pm

A tawny owl flew in front of my car at the bottom of forthill road on broughty ferry last night , been a while since I saw one

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Sat. Nov. 11th Rota at Montreathmont feeding station

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:14 pm

Nov. 11th Did my Rota Turn at Montreathmont Forest Feeding station today on behalf of the Angus and Dundee Bird Club topping up the feeders and recording species present - It was an excellent visit with 11 different species recorded Viz. 2 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKERS - GREEN WOODPECKER ( Heard ) JAY - GREAT TIT- BLUE TIT- COAL TIT - LONG TAILED TIT - CHAFFINCH - ROBIN - DUNNOCK - BLACKBIRD- A memorable visit -
I have put the photograph of the Great Spotted Wood pecker on Face Book - A Male -

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Re: NOVEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:17 pm

AGV:
Thursday 16th November:
2x waxwings, Morrison’s roundabout Rowan trees, Arbroath. 3pm.
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Re: NOVEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:42 pm

Tayock: 40+ Pintails, (21 drakes) on the rising tide today, easily spooked by walkers though.

Inchcape Park, Arbroath (Sewage Pump Station near Gayfield), around 20 Purple Sandpipers and a flock of 150 Golden Plover looking for a roost, likely to end up at Victoria Park on the way to the Cliffs (Esplanade).

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Re: NOVEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:40 am

AGV:
Friday 17th November: juv/1st winter Iceland gull at Kinnordy loch. 9.30am from east hide.
Gus Guthrie

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Re: NOVEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:04 am

AGV:
Saturday 18th November:
Juv/1st winter Iceland gull from East Hide, Kinnordy loch 9am. Same bird as yesterday, better views today.
Gus Guthrie

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Re: NOVEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:21 pm

AGV:
Sunday 19th November:
Redhead Smew at Kinnordy loch, gullery Hide 3pm.
Martin Scott
Also bittern 2.45.
Gus Guthrie

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23rd NOVEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:48 pm

Sheill Street LNR, Broughty Ferry - two Jays late afternoon - first time I've seen them locally
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Re: NOVEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:48 pm

Kinnordy Loch

52 species today, loch partly frozen.
highlights; White-tailed Eagle, Peregrine, Bittern, Stonechat and Redhead Smew

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Re: NOVEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:24 pm

Sunday 26th November 2017, 1530 hrs
Montrose Basin, Lurgies and Old Harbour

The Spotted Redshank found by the RSPB group appeared again and looked to have gone to roost up the burn at the Old Harbour.
Also, Little Egret, 1st winter Peregrine annoying a Buzzard, female Sparrowhawk, 18 Little Grebe, and Kingfisher.


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Photo taken in the gloom at 1530. I'll try and add a Redshank for comparison on my blog later to help with ID.

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28th NOVEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:43 pm

From BirdGuides:
11:42 28/11
Waxwing
Angus & Dundee
Montrose
11:00
three at south end of Castle Street at 11:00

11:36 28/11
Little Auk
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East Haven
09:40
one flew north past then landed on sea this at 09:40
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Re: NOVEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:00 pm

AGV:
Sunday 26th November:
2 waxwings, lower craigo street, Montrose 10am.
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Re: NOVEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:01 pm

AGV:
Monday 27th November:
Spotted Redshank again in the burn at the Old Harbour, Lurgies, flew upstream at 1200.
Alex Shepherd

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Re: NOVEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:43 pm

Two Little Egrets at the east end of Denfind Pond, Monikie CP today, staff couldn't recall this species at the park before. Also a female Kingfisher near the anglers pier. The North Pond has a low water level and has lots of exposed mud, maybe will attract Green Sandpipers?

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Re: NOVEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Jean Cobb » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:53 pm

2 little egrets still at Denfind pond,Monikie and also kingfisher at angler's pier. Jim Cobb


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