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24 - DECEMBER 2017 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:20 am

Angus Bird Sightings for DECEMBER 2017

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1st DECEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:53 pm

Monikie 12.30pm - 2 Little Egrets on Denfind pond still, by the remaining unfrozen water at south end. Also a third Little Eget roosting in the trees on the island nearest the fishing pier and a Green Sandpiper on the west side of Island Pond.
With 2 Little Egrets reported at SWT Montrose at 13.04, looks like there are at least 5 of this species in the county. (17 miles from Monikie to SWT Montrose, so birds would need to fly at 34mph. Reported flight speeds of Herons & Egrets vary from 17 to 25mph)
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Re: DECEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:43 am

AGV:
Friday 1st December:
2 little egrets at SWT Montrose.
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Re: DECEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby L. Thomson » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:15 pm

Saturday 2/12/2017 : 1.30pm : Flock of c 115 Twite in small trees beside Wigeon Hide at Basin

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Re: DECEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:34 pm

AGV:
Monday 4th December:
2nd winter Iceland Gull, Arbroath Harbour, Main breakwater wall. 2:15pm
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Re: DECEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:22 pm

AGV:
Tuesday 5th December:
Iceland gull again on harbour wall, arbroath. 12:45pm.
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Tuesday 5th December 2017 - Red Kite

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:57 pm

Date & Time: Tuesday 5th December 2017 - 11:15am
Species: Red kite
Details: At 11:15am a Red Kite from Gullery Hide, Kinnordy.
A different Red Kite at another near by location at 1pm.

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Iceland Gulls, Arbroath Wednesday 6th DECEMBER 2017

Postby Alex Shepherd » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:16 pm

Now confirmed after looking at photos. 1 Adult Iceland Gull on rocks in front of the Old Brewhouse, Arbroath this morning and a second Iceland Gull a 2nd winter preening in the brackish water of the small burn on the beach at Victoria Park, Arbroath.

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Re: DECEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:34 pm

AGV:
Sunday 10th December:
2nd winter iceland gull near toilet block on Arbroath esplanade. 9.45am.
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Re: DECEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mike Fenton » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:14 pm

2 little egrets still at den head pool monikie this afternoon.

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Re: DECEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:24 pm

As per previous Text today.
One Jack Snipe in the ditch at Easthaven car park, flew to boggy ground 15-20 metres to south, left in peace. Also Common Snipe further along towards Craigmill in another ditch.
On the beach, 3 Bar-tailed Godwits, 3 Grey Plover, at least 5 Stonechats in various places and usual waders but not many about. Magpie pair in conifers at beach-side houses. Note, there is no water at all in the usual Jack Snipe site at Elliot but Common Snipe were seen flying near the large lagoon nearer dusk.

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ICELAND GULL 3RD WINTER Arbroath Esplanade at High tide Line just short of Public Toilet

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:29 pm

ICELAND GULL 3RD WINTER - ON HIGH TIDE LINE ALONG ARBROATH ESPLANADE JUST SHORT OF PUBLIC TOILET IN COMPANY WITH A LARGE GULL ROOST AT 11AM -- Bob McCurley

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1 GANNET seen at Montrose today >S

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:48 pm

Report from Russell Nesbit of a GANNET > South today at Montrose --- thanks Russell

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Re: DECEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:28 pm

AGV:
Wednesday 13th December:
4 waxwing bottom of Peddie St, Dundee 1.45pm.
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Re: DECEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby stevendoig » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:15 pm

Little Egret still at Lurgies (In the scrubland just past the reedbed beside the burn) - very shy.

Kingfisher showing ridiculously well from the BOS hide - alternating between (very) successfully diving for shrimp then on a branch eating them

Both this morning

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14th DECEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:50 pm

Report on Birdguides today of Waxwings in Dundee:

Date Seen: Thu 14 Dec 2017 14:40
Site: Dundee
Details: four in trees by Hawkhill Medical Centre

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Re: DECEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:07 pm

AGV:
Thursday 14th December:
4 waxwings again at bottom of Peddie St, Dundee on the Hawkhill. 1pm.
GMS

AGV:
Thursday 14th December:
1pm WTSEagle on the shore at Backwater. From bend after half way car park.
Sheila Newcombe

AGV:
Thursday 14th December :
15.15 - 15.30 Ringtail hen harrier over far reeds from Gullery Hide, Kinnordy.
Sheila Newcombe

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Re: DECEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:45 pm

AGV:
Friday 15th December:
2nd winter iceland gull on harbour wall at Arbroath. 11.55am
GMS

AGV:
Friday 15th December:
5 waxwings in trees by car park, Park Wynd, Dundee University.
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Re: DECEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:33 pm

Friday 15th December 2017 - 1230

Scone Palace Grounds

1 Hawfinch with Mistle Thrush and Redwing flock at the courtyard past the church, feeding in trees but being moved around by vehicles and walkers. It's likely that another two birds were Hawfinches but can't confirm. Also around the park, many more Redwings and Mistle Thrush, Jay, Buzzard and Sparrowhawk.

Note; the grounds will be open on Saturday and Sunday then closed until February 2nd, hours are 1000 to 1600. Today the underfoot conditions were icy but thawing when I left at 1330.

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16th DECEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:10 pm

Report on Birdguides tonight:
18:17 16/12 Great Northern Diver Angus & Dundee Carnoustie one off West Haven
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Re: DECEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:04 pm

AGV:
Saturday 16th December:
10 Long Tailed Ducks, Heaps of Common Scoter and some RTD from the Lunan Bay Hide
Simon Ritchie

AGV:
Saturday 16th December:
2pm White-fronted Goose in Salt Pans at Montrose Basin.
Louise Clark

Also received by AGV:
2 little egrets landed in reeds at Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre. 2:15.
Doug Milne

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Re: DECEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:40 pm

AGV:
Sunday 17th December:
Lunan bay, 2 Great northern divers. Seen from viewing platform. 11.30.
Gus Guthrie & Jonathan Pattullo

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Dec.20th 1 LITTLE EGRET at Monikie country Park

Postby Bob McCurley » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:49 pm

1 LITTLE EGRET on Denfind Pond at Monikie Country Park today 20th at 10am

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Re: DECEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:51 pm

Wednesday December 20th 2017 - 1015-1415 hrs

Bank of Scotland Hide, Montrose Basin SWT Centre

4 Little Egrets on the salt pans in front of the hide with at least 4 Water Rails, female Kingfisher, 1 Snipe, Grey Herons and Wigeon. The Water Rails were very active after the thaw and were seen flying and swimming and were seen in almost every pool. I never thought I'd have 4 Egrets, a Kingfisher, a Water Rail, Grey Heron and Wigeon in a single photo! Unfortunately a fair bit out in misty light.

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Re: DECEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:06 pm

AGV:
Saturday 23rd December:
3 Little Egrets showing very well.
BOS hide. Montrose Basin. 14.30
Neil Black

AGV:
Sunday 24th December:
1st winter glaucous gull and 3nd winter iceland gull on rocks by Old Brewhouse, Arbroath. 9.55am
GMS

Also received by AGV:
Barn Owl at Balmadity Farm Fern Brechin DD9 6SE
NO 508/619. 7:45PM this evening.
William Mather

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Re: DECEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Jonathan Pattullo » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:30 pm

Tuesday 26th January: large group of Brambling, down track towards Kinnordy Loch from West Inch road. Jonathan Pattullo 12.40pm

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Re: DECEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:01 pm

AGV:
Tuesday 26th December:
Iceland gull Arbroath esplanade just before toilet block at 10.45 am
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Re: DECEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:34 pm

2nd winter Iceland Gull behind plough at start of cliffs, Arbroath. Ploughman currently at lunch, good views likely as only limited stubble left. Posted on AGV at 1222 hrs.

2 Little Egrets in ditch at Lurgies, west of the path at 1430 hrs.

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Male Blackcap Dec 28th 2017 in my back garden

Postby Bob McCurley » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:47 pm

MALE BLACKCAP IN MY BACK GARDEN FOR THE SECOND TIME AT KINNORDY TERRACE DUNDEE - SEEN BY MY NEIGHBOR AS WELL IN HER GARDEN
IT SEEMS TO BE FOND OF MY SUNFLOWER HEARTS !

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Re: DECEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:55 pm

Highlights of a day birding at the coast, tally of 76 species

Arbroath, Victoria Park - Harbour area.... Iceland Gull, Purple Sandpipers & Golden Plovers
Montrose Basin Centre..... Water Rails, Little Egrets, Kingfisher & Greenshank
Wigeon Hide..... Pintail, Knot and big numbers of Dunlin

also a flock of c. 100 Twite just south of Ferryden feeding in a field .

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Re: DECEMBER 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:47 pm

AGV:
Sunday 30th December:
Drake Smew, Kinnordy loch, morning East end. 9.30am.
Gus Guthrie


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