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4 - APRIL 2018 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:19 am

Angus Bird Sightings for APRIL 2018

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Re: APRIL 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:23 pm

AGV:
Sunday 1st April:
Black Redstart, immature at back of houses behind Old Brewhouse, Arbroath. 12.05pm
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AGV:
Sunday 1st April:
Black Redstart still behind the Brewhouse at 1430, showing well, sometimes closer.
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Re: April 1st Barry Buddon Wheatears 2 of

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:41 pm

April 1st 2 Male Wheatears at Barry Buddon behind Main Lighthouse at 1-30 pm My earliest sighting of this great Migrant

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Re: APRIL 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Jonathan Pattullo » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:11 pm

Chiffchaff heard then seen from path to old hide at Lintrathen Loch. 4.40pm

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1st APRIL 2018 Kinnordy Loch.

Postby Colin Black » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:43 am

Male and Female Marsh Harriers, three Little Grebe.

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Re: APRIL 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:06 pm

Arbroath, Monday 2nd April 2018.

Iceland Gull and Pale-bellied Brent Goose still at Victoria Park at 1430 today, the Brent flew out to sea at high tide. The Black Redstart remains on the beach behind the Old Brewhouse and is best viewed from the table by the wall. There is a confiding Rock Pipit and sometimes a Grey Wagtail also on the beach.

Photo from Monday after a cold sit on the beach and a long lens

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Auchmithie Trip - 4/4/2018

Postby Alex Shepherd » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:30 pm

Thanks for your patience regarding the trip scheduled for today, now taking place on 5/4/2018 at 10.00 am, Auchmithie car park.

The weather was indeed foul but in Arbroath I could see the Iceland Gull at Victoria Park and the Black Redstart behind the Old Brewhouse, no sign of the Brent Goose but it was low tide.

Black Redstart on a better day, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwCzCNJmVSc

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Re: APRIL 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:23 pm

Backwater Dam
5 Golden Plover in breeding plumage feeding with Curlew,Lapwing & Oystercatchers in sheep field just below top carpark over the dam wall.

Lintrathen Loch
5 singing Chiffchaff on path to Old Hide. Also approx 70 Goldeneye on loch.

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Re: APRIL 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:39 am

AGV:
Thursday 5th April:
Black Redstart still at Brewhouse. Also Chiffchaff at Balgavies hide.
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Re: APRIL 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:44 am

Common returning migrants received:
Friday 6th April:
Balgavies Loch. 9am. Osprey, chiffchaff, 3 sand martins. GMS

Also received today:
Pair of Grey Partridges at Boggie farm DD9 6SE.
Not often seen these days unfortunately.
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Re: APRIL 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby grahame » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:19 pm

Kinnordy Loch. 12.30pm
Male & female Marsh Harrier carrying nest material
Osprey
Two Red Kites investigating old nest in straggly spruce opposite Gullery
Sand Martin,House Martin & probable Swallow

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Re: APRIL 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby David Caplen » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:48 pm

Unexpected visitor to our garden in Cliffburn Arbroath at 11:30am Woodcock. Would post photo if I knew how

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Little Gulls - Monikie CP

Postby Alex Shepherd » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:03 pm

Saturday 7th April 2018, 1120 hrs.
Monkie CP, Island Pond
27 Little Gulls, counted on distant photo when flushed high by an Osprey.

Green Sandpiper found by Bob at Murton was in the open, feeding front left from Gladstone Hide at 1330.

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Re: APRIL 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:42 am

Other texts and repeat news received:
Saturday 7th April:
Iceland Gull at end of Arbroath Esplanade at 2pm Bob McCurley

Saturday 7th April:
Osprey at Montrose Basin.
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April 7th - ICELAND GULL- GREEN SANDPIPER- PEACOCK BUTTERFLY

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:51 am

April 7th - ICELAND GULL at Arbroath Esplanade - GREEN SANDPIPER at Murton Reserve Forfar from Gladstone Hide - plus a PEACOCK BUTTERFLY Emerging from Hibernation in Gladstone Hide - First ever sighting of this , made my day

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Re: APRIL 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby bwilli » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:03 pm

7 April at Loch of Linthrathen , 3.00 pm Old SWT hide (west side): chiffchaff (heard, my first summer visitor), tufted duck, goldeneye, mallard and one pochard on the water. Frogs croaking in the marsh by the path and plenty of frog spawn.
7 April at Backwater Reservoir 4.00 pm - Snipe drumming in flight over moor, lapwing, and curlew setting up territories; some fieldfares with a flock of starlings on pasture; mistle thrush, chaffinch, siskin, blackbird and song thrush (heard); goosander (pair) and oystercatcher (pair) on shore, and black-headed gull with common gulls.

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Re: APRIL 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby dave b » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:02 pm

Wheatear, glenesk, past episcopal church and over cattle grid.also red grouse, lapwing, curlew and oystercatcher. 08april18.

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Re: APRIL 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:16 pm

Accurate description from a reliable source of a Male adult Black Redstart during last week in a "private Gilchorn area" garden.

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Sunday April 8th - Kinnordy Birds -

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:47 pm

Kinnordy Birds -Today 8th April From Gullery Hide -- 2 RED KITES - 2 MARSH HARRIERS Male & Female - 1 OSPREY - 1 WATER RAIL- WILLOW WARBLER

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8TH APRIL - MONIKIE ISLAND POND - 20 LITTLE GULLS

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:57 pm

APRIL 8TH - ISLAND POND MONIKIE COUNTRY PARK - 20 LITTLE GULLS On their Spring passage heading North --

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April 9th - Murton Records today featured

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:33 pm

2 LITTLE PLOVERS (BY CLUB MEMBER ) 1 CHIFFCHAFF - GADWALL- WIGEON - TEAL - TUFTED - GOLDENEYE - MALLARD - 2 JACKDAWS - 6 ROOK - 1 HOUSE MARTIN - MUTE SWANS - LAPWING - OYSTERCATCHER -

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9th APRIL 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:11 am

Murton NR 11:00 - Green Sandpiper still present, initially from Stewart hide, then flew towards Gladstone hide. Two Little Ringed Plovers from car park hide. Two Chiffchaffs singing on path to Stewart hide.
Loch of Kinnordy 12:30-14:00 - 2 Buzzard, female Marsh Harrier, 1 Osprey, 2 Red Kite
Coul, Ballintore 14:30 - Flock of c50 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 1 Wheatear, 2 Magpies, 1 Tawny Owl heard
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Re: APRIL 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:05 pm

Common migrant text received:
Monday 9th April:
Willow Warbler & blackcap singing. Balgavies.
Valerie Jamieson

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Little Gulls

Postby Alex Shepherd » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:40 pm

Now around 40 Little Gulls on the Island Pond at Monikie.
Sand Martins and House Martins in Craigmill Den, a pair of Goosanders in the weir pool, Grey Wagtails above footbridge.
Iceland Gull still at Victoria Park, no sign of the Black Redstart.

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Re: APRIL 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:13 am

12 April Keptie Pond 1st Chiff Chaff at east end of Pond

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Re: APRIL 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Neil Black » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:50 pm

AGV:
Green Sandpiper showing well at Gladstone hide . Murton.
Also single Swallow.
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Re: APRIL 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:25 pm

AGV:
Thursday 12th April:
White-tailed Eagle adult over RSPB Kinnordy at12.50.
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Firecrest. Castlesea Bay gully near Windyhills Farm.
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AGV:
Thursday 12th April:
Firecrest still present in Castlesea Bay Gulley, windyhills farm, Auchmithie.
Neil Black

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Re: APRIL 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Allan Hall » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:31 pm

Chiffchaff singing at Forfar Loch and Osprey east over Roundyhill this afternoon

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April 13th -LITTLE GULLS at Monikie Island Pond today

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:36 pm

APRIL 13TH - MONIKIE COUNTRY PARK - ON ISLAND POND - 20 PLUS LITTLE GULLS STILL PRESENT TODAY ON THEIR WAY NORTH TO THEIR SUMMER BREEDING GROUNDS

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Re: APRIL 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:44 pm

AGV:
Saturday 14th April:
Firecrest still in Castlesea bay gulley. 1pm.
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Re: APRIL 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:50 pm

Saturday 14th April 2018.
The Firecrest at Castlesea Bay, Windyhills Farm, Auchmithie was still present between 2pm and 4pm at least. It was very elusive at times and would show sometimes for a minute or 2, every 30 minutes or longer. It’s easy to lose sight of. Whilst I were there, it favoured the trees 20 metres down the gulley and best viewed from south side. At least 1 Goldcrest was also present just to keep you on your toes...

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Re: APRIL 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:41 am

Kinnordy Loch 6.30am

At least 5 Willow Warblers singing between the carpark and the Wooden bridge this morning, also a Tawny Owl sitting in a tree along the pathway to Kirrie.

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Re: APRIL 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:26 pm

AGV:
Monday 16th April:
14 black tailed godwits at Kinnordy. 2pm and back at 3:35pm.
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Re: APRIL 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:31 pm

Common Sandpiper on the dam wall this morning at Backwater Dam.
Marsh Harriers, Ospreys, Willow Warblers, Shovelers and Black-tailed Godwits at Kinnordy.
Iceland Gull still at Victoria Park, Arbroath.
White Wagtail at Shelduck Hide on Saturday.

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Re: APRIL 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby L. Thomson » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:58 pm

Monday 16/04/2018 : Two male Mandarin Ducks on gravel pit pond at Stannochy, Brechin. A walk around Balgavies Loch produced two Spring frisky Water Rail, also 6 male Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler (all singing), 3 Treecreeper and 2 Osprey

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Re: APRIL 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby stevendoig » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:55 pm

KINNORDY 0930 - 1200

Grasshopper Warbler reeling beside new trees at Lily pond
Single Whooper swan
My first Kinnordy Magpie!
approx. 8 calling Chiff Chaff
4calling Willow Warbler
2 Water Rail heard
Single Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Osprey & Kestrel.

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Re: APRIL 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:02 pm

Auchmithie 11:30, 19th April 2018
My 1st swallow this year.

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Re: APRIL 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby mike.nicoll » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:22 am

Glen Esk , 19th April,
15+ Willow Warblers singing,plus 1 Tree Pipit singing. ( no sign of Redstarts ).

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Re: APRIL 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby David Caplen » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:49 pm

One ‘not adult (small white wing patches and white tail base) Golden Eagle in Angus glen 18:00 20 April also 2 Wheatears

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Re: APRIL 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:37 am

AGV:
Sunday 22nd April:
Whimbrel near toilet block on Arbroath esplanade. 9.25am
GMS


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