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3 - MARCH 2018 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:20 pm

Angus Bird Sightings for MARCH 2018

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Re: MARCH 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:24 pm

March 2018 Message Posted on February 2018 Post (My Fault...a little slow updating forum thread this month! Apologies, MCau)
Fri Mar 02, 2018
waxwing -14 to left of viaduct in trees when leaving montrose this evening.
masses of fieldfare on road home and masses more in forfar itself
my first montrose magpie seen from the high st today


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AGV:
Saturday 3rd March:
0905am
Iceland Gull flew south over Ninewells Avenue, Dundee; appeared to have come from Ninewells Hospital grounds.
Tim Gulson

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Re: MARCH 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:26 pm

AGV:
Saturday 3rd March:
Male & female hen harriers at from Gullery Hide, Kinnordy this PM.
Kenny Grant

Also Received:
4 fieldfare in our garden. Craig Place, Carnoustie.
Colin Sinclair

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Re: MARCH 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:28 pm

AGV:
Sunday 4th March:
1st winter iceland gull still Arbroath esplanade, near toilet block. 9.20.
GMS


Repeat news received at 8:50pm:
Drake Smew still at Kinnordy loch. 4pm from gullery hide. Take care if visiting as carpark still full of snow.
Gus Guthrie & Jonathan Pattullo

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Re: MARCH 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby stevendoig » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:58 pm

Very tame Fieldfare in my garden today - Whitehills,Forfar

Also three partridge flew out my garden at 0700 this morning!

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Barn Owl, 04MAR18

Postby dave b » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:17 am

BARN OWL HUNTING OVER FIELDS ON MONTROSE/BRECHIN ROAD, EAST OF BALWYLLO FARM COTTAGES AT O620HRS 04MAR18,SEEN ON WAY HOME FROM NIGHTSHIFT. FIRST I`VE SEEN IN A GOOD WHILE.

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ADBC Outing Wednesday 7th March Cancelled

Postby joncook » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:08 pm

Unfortunately tomorrows outing is cancelled as the Loch of Kinnordy car park is still snow bound after fresh snow today.
Jon

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Re: MARCH 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Charles Rough » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:02 pm

2 lesser black backed gulls at riverside nature park today first I have seen this year,3 gadwalls on the lochan

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Re: MARCH 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby barry shaw » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:43 pm

Pair of ravens hanging around coxs stack in dundee this afternoon this is unusual as its normally the lochee peregrines that are hanging around.

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Re: MARCH 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:45 pm

AGV:
Friday 9th March:
Ruff at the Lurgies 10am. Iceland gull still at Arbroath Esplanade.
GMS

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Re: MARCH 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:51 pm

Kinnordy, 9/3/2018

Captured accidentally in a very long range photo today at Kinnordy, a ringtail Hen Harrier sitting on a fence post on the far bank from the Swamp Hide. Also a single Brambling and Lesser Redpoll in the area of the new feeder station. The loch was still 95% ice covered today and the forecast looks like it will stay that way until the rain starts mid morning on Saturday!

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Re: MARCH 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:04 am

Backwater Dam 11.30am
7 Golden Plovers on hill just over the dam wall.

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Re: MARCH 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Jim Carter » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:47 am

Counted seven Magpies on conifers by South Links Caravan Park, Montrose this morning

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Re: MARCH 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:42 pm

Wigeon Hide and Mains of Dun, 12/3/2018

An untagged Red Kite and a Little Egret in the northwest corner from the Wigeon Hide.
Only 2 Twite seen at the feeding station, Skylarks in every cereal field, new Shelduck Hide may be open by the end of the week.
Many of the old trees at Mains of Dun have been removed (ongoing) and at least 6 Brown Hares near the Shelduck Hide.

St Cyrus, saw a single Magpie there today, first I've seen on the reserve, may be from the birds at Kinnaber.

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Re: MARCH 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:35 am

AGV:
Thursday 15th March:
Single Waxwing sitting on telegraph pole Mart Lane area of Northmuir Kirriemuir 08.00
Ted Logan

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Re: MARCH 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:41 am

Kinnordy Loch Thurs. 4.30pm

1 drake Pintail
2 drake Pochard
70 Curlew
1 Redshank

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Re: MARCH 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:04 pm

Auchendorie pool, south of Westmuir 4.15pm

4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls
18 Golden Plover
also flock of approx. 30 Brambling in Beech strip north of Auchendorie farm.
drake Pochard still at Kinnordy Loch

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Re: MARCH 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:45 am

Sorry for a late report.

There was a drake Pochard at Forfar Loch on Thursday at the west end and 6 Lesser Black-backed Gulls at the east end, one with a yellow ring T:75H which was ringed at the centre in 2015. There are Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Keptie Pond in Arbroath and a few preen in the Brothock on the rocks at the Old Brewhouse. The Iceland Gull is still at Victoria Park, Arbroath and can be tempted in with very briefly with some bread!

The stormy weather brought 45 Cormorants to the North Pond at Monikie today, sitting on the west bank, but the Denfind Pond has been flooded again, I was told to stop the Black-headed Gulls from nesting?

The water levels at Murton have increased substantially bringing in a few more wild fowl including Snipe feeding in the open from the Gladstone Hide.

Early in the week a Little Egret and a Red Kite were seen from the Wigeon Hide, both in the northwest corner, 2 Twite were at the feeding station.

Photo of Cormorant behaviour at Forfar Loch, thought to be courtship, I've never seen it before. The male was paddling hard to raise himself above the water and inflating his neck and gular pouch. Another photo showed the female gaping widely.

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Re: MARCH 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:26 pm

AGV:
Sunday 18th March:
2 Black redstarts at mouth of the Brothock Burn by the Old Brewhouse, Arbroath.
Keith Edwards

AGV:
Sunday 18th March:
2 Waxwings beside A92 just north of turning to Clayholes by old road from Carnoustie at NO552367 at 1500.
Keith Edwards

AGV:
Sunday 18th March:
At least 7 Little Gulls north past Easthaven in 20mins. Adults & juveniles. 3.20pm
Gus & Jonathan Pattullo

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March 19th -5 Skylarks on Goose Road - Black Redstart at Arbroath 12Noon

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:43 pm

Monday March 19th - Black Redstart at Arbroath at 12 Noon 1 Rock Pipit -- 5 Skylarks on Goose Road - Auchmithie 1 Fulmar - 4 Tree Sparrows 1 Meadow Pipit - all Year ticks !

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Re: MARCH 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Michael Morphy » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:06 pm

20 March . Montrose. Estuary of South Esk east iof Ferryden

Little Auk seen swimming near to the shore parallel to road to Scurdyness lighthouse. ..around 4pm

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Re: MARCH 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:09 pm

AGV:
Tuesday 20th March:
Juvenile Glaucous gull from East Hide. Kinnordy loch. 4.30pm
Gus Guthrie

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Re: MARCH 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:09 pm

AGV:
Wednesday 21st March:
Waxwing at Dunmore Street, Dundee 9.45 am today.
Sheila Newcombe & Gloria

Also received today:
Woodcock 'roding' this evening at Boggie Wood
NO/508/619 First time I've seen them this spring.
WM

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Re: MARCH 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby stevendoig » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:09 pm

Forfar Loch this morning

43 species seen - Higlights

1Lesser Black backed
2 pair of Great Crested Grebe (one pair doing the 'weed dance')
1 Redshank (rare for here)
2 Common Gull ""
2 Whooper Swan

Lots of Redwing - but no fieldfare!

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ADBC Club Feeding Station at Montreathmont Forest

Postby Bob McCurley » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:27 pm

22nd March at Montreathmont Forest Hide Feeding Station operated by club members -- Saw 10 different species coming to the feeders viz
SISKIN Male and Female - Great Spotted Woodpecker - Long Tailed Tit , Great Tits-Coal Tits - Blue Tits - Chaffinch Male and Female- Robin - Blackbird - Dunnock -

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Re: MARCH 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:37 pm

after visiting a friend near Glamis the journey back to Kirriemuir(via the back of Kinnordy Loch ) produced 2 Barn Owls, 4 Tawny Owls and a Long-eared Owl.

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24th MARCH 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:43 pm

Pale bellied Brent Goose still at old sewage pipe along Arbroath Esplanade at 12:30 and 13:20 despite regular disturbance. Iceland Gull also in the area and coming to bread.
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Re: MARCH 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:20 pm

AGV:
Friday 23rd March:
Pale-bellied Brent Goose at Victoria Park, Arbroath, at old sewage pipe where Iceland Gull hangs out. 1600.
Alex Shepherd

AGV:
Saturday 24th March:
pb brent goose still at old sewage pipe along Arbroath Esplanade. 9.40am.
GMS

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Sunday March 25th - Brent Goose -Arbroath

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:51 pm

March 25th - Pale Bellied BRENT GOOSE still showing well along Arbroath Esplanade along old sewage pipe as before

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Re: MARCH 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:11 am

26 March Victoria park Arbroath Brent Goose showing well close inshore

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Re: MARCH 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:26 pm

11 Puffins offshore between Maiden Stane and Maw Skelly at Auchmithie at either 1300 or 1400. Clock in car didn't auto update.

Pale-bellied Brent Goose and Iceland Gull still near the old sewage pipe where the road turns up to Cliffburn at Victoria Park, Arbroath. 1630 hrs.

Goose linked from my blog, cropped from a wider view. Iceland Gull filled the frame and is resized to 1200 pixels. No Puffin photos....yet.

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Re: MARCH 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:00 pm

BALGAVIES lOCH

2 Ospreys reported from there today

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March 28th - Barry Buddon -Signs of Spring Activity

Postby Bob McCurley » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:43 pm

Wednesday March 28th - 5 SKYLARKS - 2 REED BUNTING - 12 WHOOPER SWAN > W - 1 STONECHAT - 1 CURLEW on territory- 1 KESTREL displaying -
2 BUZZARDS - 4 KITTIEWAKES ( in Carnoustie Bay ) 4 MUTE SWANS on Barry Loch - 10 TUFTED DUCK -

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Re: MARCH 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:50 pm

Sighting Received. Unless highly unusual, 1st sightings of migrants and returning birds will be posted here. Thank you.
Wednesday 28th March:
Osprey from Gullery Hide at Loch of Kinnordy 16.55 pm.
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Re: MARCH 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:17 pm

Forfar Loch

an interesting duck here today at East end. Hybrid Pochard/Tufted duck probably.
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