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5 - MAY 2018 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue May 01, 2018 9:24 am

Angus Bird Sightings for MAY 2018

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Re: MAY 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed May 02, 2018 9:29 am

Message received Monday 1st May:
Osprey over Forbes of Kingennie resort at 1430hrs. Chris and Val Browne

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Re: MAY 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed May 02, 2018 1:04 pm

AGV:
Wednesday 2nd April:
Green Sandpiper still. Car Park hide at Murton. 12.30
Art Sangster

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Re: MAY 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Thu May 03, 2018 9:16 pm

Whitethroat near the beach at Auchmithie today, also 4 Puffins north of harbour. Raven chicks look ready to fledge at St Cyrus, their Facebook suggests they have but four seen in the nest today with adult attending. Whitethroat also at St Cyrus.

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4th MAY 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Fri May 04, 2018 7:19 pm

Single Whimbrel on the shore at the East Haven side of Hatton WWW, opposite railway hut, 12noon.
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Re: MAY 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri May 04, 2018 7:26 pm

Texts/Repeat need also received:
Friday 4th May:
3 Whimbrel at Easthaven 1420
Tim Gulson

iceland gull showing well at end of Arbroath Esplanade at 4pm
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Gulls and terns

Postby simonbusuttil » Sat May 05, 2018 10:17 am

Hi everyone

many of you will have seen Jon Cook's appeal for volunteers to help with the National Seabird Census in Angus this year. This is an appeal for sightings. Whilst you are on your birding travels please look out for signs of nesting terns and black-headed gulls. These species are particularly mobile and can shift their breeding colonies in response to changing conditions. Some of the generally used sites are not available this year e.g. the tern raft at Montrose Basin SWT and other sites seem surprisingly quiet just now (the black-headed gull sites at Stannochy and Murton) so there are a few hundred terns and black-headed gulls which may well settle elsewhere. If you do come across any nesting or even suspect nesting somewhere please contact myself or Jon or simply stick the news on here (unless it is sensitive in any way of course). In this way we can ensure Angus is well covered and get an update on the fortunes of this group of birds in the County

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Re: MAY 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Mon May 07, 2018 10:59 pm

Kinnordy Loch.
2 Wood Sandpipers on bogbean.
reeling Grasshopper Warbler
32 Pinkfeet Geese
3 Marsh Harriers, 1 male & 2 females

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Re: MAY 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue May 08, 2018 7:53 am

AGV:
Tuesday 8th May:
2x Wood Sandpiper still on bogbean from gullery hide, Kinnordy loch. 6.30am. Also grasshopper warbler reeling.
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Re: MAY 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed May 09, 2018 8:37 pm

AGV:
Wednesday 9th May:
Iceland gull, Arbroath, showing well at esplanade just before toilet block at 1.45pm
Rob NN

UNCONFIRMED REPORT:
AGV:
Wednesday 9th May:
Just had news from a friend that a Spoonbill was feeding at the East End of Montrose Basin this morning. Viewable from the Train station at 0800. It could still be around?
Simon Ritchie

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Mon 7th, Wed 9th, Thu 10th May 2018 - Peregrine, Osprey, Swift

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu May 10, 2018 9:13 am

Date & Time: Mon 7th, Wed 9th, Thu 10th May 2018
Species: Peregrine, Osprey, Swift
Details: Monday 7th 4:45pm: Peregrine on church spire, opposite Wesley gardens, Arbroath.
Wed 9th 9:25am: Osprey fishing Forfar Loch. Seen from east end.
Thu 10th 8:35am: my 1st swift, Brechin vicinity.

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Re: MAY 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Fri May 11, 2018 8:27 am

Kinnordy Loch 7am

Wood Sandpiper still on bogbean from Gullery Hide

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11th MAY 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Fri May 11, 2018 9:16 pm

Wood Sandpiper still on bogbean from Gullery hide, Loch of Kinnody 12 noon.

Spotted Flycatcher by river at Prosen village 15:00

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May 12th - Murton Reserve -Forfar-

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat May 12, 2018 6:35 pm

2 LITTLE PLOVERS FROM CAR PARK HIDE - ALSO A COMMON SANDPIPER PLUS SINGING WHITETHROAT AND BLACKCAPS

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12th MAY 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Sat May 12, 2018 8:28 pm

First Swift of the year over Nursery Road, Broughty Ferry tonight. Latest date by 1 day since I started to keep records.
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Re: MAY 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Nicola Main » Sun May 13, 2018 1:51 pm

First Swifts of the year seen at Stonehaven today. Six days later than last year.

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Re: MAY 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sun May 13, 2018 10:33 pm

Glen Prosen. early evening

Tree Pipits
2x Redstart
Stonechat
Whinchat pair
Cuckoo calling

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Re: MAY 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Charles Rough » Mon May 14, 2018 9:38 pm

saw my first swifts of the year today 7 were flying at keptie pond also saw 2 terrapins sunning themselves on the side of an occupied coots nest

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Re: MAY 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Jonathan Pattullo » Mon May 14, 2018 9:44 pm

On way to Backwater this morning, just before the plantation before you turn up the brae, had a Hooded Crow flying South.

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Re: MAY 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Tue May 15, 2018 4:30 pm

15 May this morning at Arbroath Kirk 1st Swifts screeing

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Re: MAY 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu May 17, 2018 9:37 am

AGV:
Wednesday 16th May:
white tailed sea eagles over the hill on the far side of Kinnordy Loch.
Sheila Newcombe

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Re: MAY 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sun May 20, 2018 10:18 am

Kinnordy Loch

female Cuckoo flew past Gullery Hide at 10am

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Re: MAY 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby stevendoig » Wed May 23, 2018 8:33 am

nice red kite yesterday morning over the Forfar/ Montrose road just before the turn off to the lurgies.

My father had a very close encounter with a Raven at Kinnordy yesterday (it was on the path!) before it was chased away by all the Rook!

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Murton - Garden Warblers

Postby Alex Shepherd » Thu May 24, 2018 6:36 pm

Two Garden Warblers singing against each other near the first viewing spot going clockwise at Murton from the café this afternoon. No Sand Martins seen at the wall but six seen at car park. Little Ringed Plover nest still secure in the cage with female sitting, no sign of male.

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Re: MAY 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Jonathan Pattullo » Fri May 25, 2018 12:11 pm

Red Kite over the Maryton Garage in Kirriemuir this morning, nice bird to see whilst at work.

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Re: MAY 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat May 26, 2018 9:23 am

Repeat news:
Thursday 24th May:
Iceland gull still at Arbroath esplanade on rocks between toilet block and shelter at 3.10pm
Rob NN

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May 26th - Barry Buddon - Highlights

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat May 26, 2018 10:38 pm

May 26th - Visit to the estate produced 17 Species - High Lights were - 5 WHEATEARS - 12 HOUSE MARTINS ( They breed on the camp )
3 BUZZARDS - 1 KESTREL - 2 STONECHATS - WILLOW WARBLERS - SWALLOWS - 1 GREY HERON -2 CURLEWS -- and 10 GANNETS > N IN CARNOUSTIE Bay

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Re: MAY 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon May 28, 2018 11:58 am

AGV:
Monday 28th May:
Yellow Wagtail, Cuthlie harbour near Red Head.
Martin Scott

AGV:
Monday 28th May:
Spotted Redshank reported on Birdguides tonight at the Lurgies.
Alex Shepherd

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Re: MAY 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Charles Rough » Mon May 28, 2018 11:06 pm

took this pic today at Elliot ,thought it was a common whitethroat when I took it,looking at the pic im not so sure




https://www.flickr.com/photos/52636605@N05/40610128130

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Lesser Whitethroat

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue May 29, 2018 6:49 pm

Hi Charles I think your Bird is a Lesser Whitethroat , The head color on your Bird looks Greyish and on Common Whitethroat is Brownish

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29th MAY 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Tue May 29, 2018 8:26 pm

Skein of 90 Barnacle Geese heading NE parallel to the shore off Whiting Ness, Arbroath at 14.25
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Re: MAY 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:32 pm

Date & Time: Wednesday 30th May 2018
Species: Red Kite
Details: at 9:30am a Single Red Kite at the west end of Rescobie Loch.
Sadly Road kills in just 18miles from Arbroath to Forfar included: Tawny Owl, Mallard, numerous Pheasants, Roe Deer and 2 Fox Cubs (different locations).


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