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8 - AUGUST 2018 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:09 pm

Angus Bird Sightings for AUGUST 2018

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Re: AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Ron Mitchell » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:39 pm

12.000 One Green Sandpiper on the scrape in the cattlefield at the Lurgies

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Re: AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:50 am

AGV:
Wednesday 1st August:
Drake Surf Scoter & Great Northern Diver from viewing platform at Lunan Bay 15.40pm.
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Re: AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:37 am

Montrose basin 1.8.18

Ruff & Green Sandpiper at Lurgies, late afternoon.
Two juv. Black Terns, Black-tailed Godwits & two Peregrines at Rossie Spit at high tide, early evening.

Also had a Little Gull at Lunan bay earlier.

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Re: AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:45 pm

AGV.
Thursday 2nd August:
Drake Surf Scoter still present Lunan Bay at 1325, south of the platform.
Plus the GND.
Ian J. Kelman.

AGV:
Thursday 2nd August:
Wood Sandpiper at the Slunks 1500.
Simon Ritchie

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Thursday 2nd August:
Green Sandpiper flew from lurgies to Maryton Ditch 1500. Simon Ritchie

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Re: AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:04 pm

Lintrathen Loch 4.20pm

1 Green Sandpiper
1 Greenshank
1 Black-tailed Godwit
3 Dunlin
2 Snipe
7 Curlew
18 Oystercatcher
9 Common sandpiper
4 Redshank
216 Lapwing

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Re: AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:34 pm

Juvenile Black Tern on Rossie Spit from the sailing club road at 1847 on Thursday evening. Terns continually appeared to be flushed and it was lost to view. Large numbers of Redshank, Oystercatchers, Knot and Black-tailed Godwits.

Surf Scoter still in front of platform at Lunan Bay at 1640, also Great Northern Diver eating a crab fairly close in.

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Re: AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:47 am

AGV:
Friday 3rd August:
juv black tern on beach in front of Lunan Bay hide. 10.30am.
GMS

AGV:
Friday 3rd August:
wood sandpiper wellup the Slunks, Lurgies at 12.00
GMS

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Friday 3rd August:
Wood sand, 3 green sand, whinchat @ Wigeon Hide, Basin.
Geoff Wilkinson

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August 4th Arbroath /Lunan Bay Sightings

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:35 pm

August 4th - Mediterranean Gull Adult at Arbroath Close in opposite Milima Pizza Takeaway /Childrens Playground -- and at Lunan Bay from Viewing Platform 1 GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still present -

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Re: AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:42 pm

AGV:
Saturday 4th August:
Black guillemot off Scurdie Ness today.
Geoff Wilkinson

15:00 Brent Goose near seals, middle of Montrose Basin.
Alison O’Hara

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Re: AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:39 pm

AGV:
Sunday 5th August:
2 ad, 1 juv roseate terns at West Haven. Juv mediterranean gull, Arbroath Esplanade cinema area. 10am.
GMS

Pied flycatcher & a spotted flycatcher at mains of usan near pond. 10.30am.
Gus Guthrie

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Sunday 5th August:
Green Sandpiper showing very well in front of old hide Lintrathen 1400.
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5th AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:28 pm

Lunan Bay ADBC Hide 5pm, two juv Black Terns among tern flock in front of hide, regularly disturbed by walkers. Also adult Little Gull on beach.
One drake Surf Scoter in Common and Velvet Scoter raft.
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Re: AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:38 am

AGV:
Monday 6th August:
Juv Black Tern and Arctic Skua Light Phase from lunan bay Hide.
Bob McCurley

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Re: AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:59 pm

Lintrathen Loch. 4.30pm

4 Black-tailed Godwit
5 Greenshank
3 Common sandpiper
2 Redshank
4 Curlew
c80 Lapwing

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August 8th - Kinnordy Loch -3 OSPREYS - LUNANBAY - Male Surf Scoter

Postby Bob McCurley » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:15 pm

Loch of Kinnordy RSPB Reserve - 3 OSPREYS on view from Gullery Hide - plus 2 Juvenile Marsh Harriers - 4 Juvenile Grey Herons -
Lunan Bay from Public Viewing Point - 1 MALE SURF SCOTER - plus COMMON SCOTER- GUILLIEMOTS - and RAZORBILLS - GANNETS -

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Re: AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:32 pm

Backwater Dam 5pm

summer-plumage Black-throated Diver.
juvenile Cuckoo
juv. Wheatear
Stonechat

Lintrathen Loch

2 Green Sandpiper
4 black-tailed Godwit
4 Greenshank
2 Redshank
1 Dunlin
117 Lapwing
an amazing 200+ Pied wagtail feeding on mudflats, mainly juveniles.

Powmyre pig farm.
1 Common Sandpiper
1 Green Sandpiper

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Re: AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:34 pm

Westhaven, Wednesday 8th August. Adult Roseate Tern and probable juvenile nearby, also 3 Little Gulls. Hard work over a long time.

Lunan Bay, Drake Surf Scoter with Velvets and Common Scoters nearby

Rossie Spit, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, Knot, Dunlin, 36 Black-tailed Godwits.

Lurgies, 1 Ruff, Black-tailed Godwits, likely those from Rossie. Also 150+ Canada Geese and 3 Pink-footed Geese.

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Re: AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:21 pm

AGV:
Thursday 9th August:
Surf Scoter Lunan Bay 3pm, left of viewing platform.
Rob NN

Also received:
Unusually marked Ruff at the Lurgies late afternoon.
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Iceland Gull

Postby Alex Shepherd » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:41 pm

After asking around, there is doubt regarding this gull, it might be a Leucistic Herring Gull? Elsewhere photos show similar birds as Kumliens but time of year seems wrong. Hopefully it will remain and be confirmed. I'll post more photos if they show relevant features.

Juvenile Iceland Gull and juvenile Mediterranean Gull in front of paddling pool at West Links, Arbroath, 1628. All gulls flushed by a wolf (dog) around 1650. The Iceland Gull flew south along the beach, perhaps to Elliot mouth gull roost. Deep seaweed on the beach attracting large numbers of birds, including Dunlin, Sanderling, Ringed Plover, Turnstone, Redshank and Gulls. Tide ebbing till dusk.

12 Photos in my Flickr Photostream for those who like these puzzles - https://www.flickr.com/photos/137390807@N03/

DSLR Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Trbk2q27N0


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August 11th Barry Buddon /Carnoustie Bay Birds

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:03 pm

Barry Buddon - 3 JUVENILE WHEATEARS in Lighthouse area - SWALLOWS 12 One Nest containing 3/4 Live Juveniles - KESTREL 1 - Flock of 30 LINNETS -
Carnoustie Bay -viewed from Barry buddon Dunes 100 COMMON SCOTER plus VELVETS - PLUS 1 RED THROATED DIVER very close in allowing a decent photgraph - 6 GANNETS -

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Re: AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:34 pm

AGV:
Sunday 12th August:
Balearic Shearwater north past Fishtown of Usan 10.41am Gus

AGV:
Sunday 12th August:
ruff and 1st summer iceland gull by cinema, Arbroath and from the esplanade several manxies and little gulls.
GMS

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Sunday 12th August:
sooty shearwater north from Arbroath Esplanade at 1.15pm GMS

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Re: AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:00 pm

The "Iceland Gull" has been ID'd as "reported 1st-summer is an aberrant Herring Gull" on Birdguides. I had posted photos in the hope of a definitive answer, although it may have been seen firsthand. This ID was suggested by a wise old sage whom I won't name until I've spoken to them. I seem to attract these leucistic individuals, recalling a tree sparrow in my garden last year.

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Re: AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:59 am

AGV:
Monday 13th August:
Med gull Arbroath West Links Beach at 14.40.
Harry Holbrook

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Monike Country Park - CANADA GEESE - North Pond

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:43 pm

20 CANADA GEESE on North Pond today - A Scarce species for Monikie -plus DABCHICKS - COOT---MUTE SWAN WITH Cygnets on Nest on Denfind Pond

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Re: AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:42 pm

Drake Surf Scoter with around 100 Velvet Scoter this afternoon at Lunan Bay, from public platform on north beach.

Mediterranean Gull adult flew into beach near the paddling pool at West Links, Arbroath around 1915 hrs.

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Re: AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:58 pm

Lintrathen Loch 7pm

10 Black-tailed Godwit
2 Dunlin
4 Greenshank
c250 Lapwing
2 Common Sandpiper
2 Redshank
7 Snipe
2 Curlew
11 Oystercatcher

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Loch of Kinnordy RSPB Reserve Kirriemuir 15/8/18 Bird Count

Postby Bob McCurley » Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:57 pm

Met up with Russell Nisbet Former Warden at Kinnordy and Lesley Dron and over 3 hours we recorded 38 Species - High lights as follows -
OSPREY - MARSH HARRIER AD. AND 2 Juvs. PEREGRINE FALCON - SPARROW HAWK JUV. - SWIFT - JAY - GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER- BUZZARD- WATERRAIL- SNIPE- WILLOW WARBLER- LONG TAILED TIT - TREECREEPER- WIGEON - TEAL - GADWALL -
WE THOROUGHLY ENJOYED OUR VISIT TO KINNORDY

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Re: AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:46 pm

AGV:
Wednesday 15th August:
Surf scoter still at Lunan Bay 18.20 in amongst smaller group of scoters.
Alex Guthrie

AGV:
Wednesday 15th August:
Red necked grebe from Lunan Bay hide. 7.30pm.
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Re: AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:03 pm

Lintrathen Loch 4.20pm

11 species of waders;
2 Green Sandpiper
10 Black-tailed Godwit
1 Ruff
1Dunlin
10 Curlew
4 Greenshank
2 Redshank
3 Oystercatcher
5 Common Sandpiper
c. 250 Lapwing
7 Snipe

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Possible Rough Legged Buzzard

Postby Stephen Appleton » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:20 pm

Could that have been a Rough legged buzzard circling over Montreathmont forest this afternoon? Call reminded of a buzzard, but just not right! Definite white under tail with dark edged tip. seemed too big for common buzzard and so considered white tailed eagle, but not convinced especially when reading of their call sounds. Any thoughts?

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Barry Buddon Rare sighting today

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:34 pm

Barry Buddon sighting today of a Red Phased Juvenile Cuckoo on Light house Road 400 yards short of Main Lighthouse -Photograph taken --Hope it is still there on Sunday the Annual Open Day - fingers crossed !

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17th AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:03 am

Montreathmont mid afternoon: 4+ Swifts >S, 3+ Spotted Flycatchers and 1 Crossbill (briefly) in trees on left 150 yds up track to hide

Lurgies 5pm: 1 Ruff (briefly) among group of Black-tailed Godwits opposite Miss Erskines Bank

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Re: AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:17 pm

Lintrathen Loch 4.30pm

12 wader species;

240 Lapwing
5 Redshank
1 Oystercatcher
1 Ruff
2 Green Sandpiper
2 Greenshank
1 Black-tailed Godwit
51 Dunlin
2 Ringed Plover
2 Common Sandpiper
6 Snipe
4 Curlew

also c.200 Canada Geese arrived in to join the 10 which have been there for a month.

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Re: AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:03 pm

Barry Buddon joint Outing. Sunday 19th.

Very enjoyable day on Barry Buddon; Highlights included 2 Short-eared Owls, Wheatear, Greenshank, Sparrowhawk, Bullfinch , Tufted Duck with young and a good selection of seabirds seen too.
Also good to be shown plants such as Adders Tongue & Betany by the experts !
Big thanks to the Leaders involved; Graeme Smith, Jim Cook and Bob McCurley and also to Anne Reid & David Lampard for the excellent Moths they had on display.

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Re: AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby L. Thomson » Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:04 pm

Tuesday 21st August : Morning outing produced a Whimbrel at Boddin, Lunan. Moving inland to Balgavies Loch, there was a Barnacle Goose on the water and a female Redstart near the hide. Yesterday I saw a heartwarming sight of two Grey Partridge with 10 youngsters near Aldbar, Brechin

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Re: AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:01 pm

Back Water Resevoir today produced An OSPREY diving successfully and flew past Jon Cook and I carrying a fish -- and at Kinnordy our Bird of the
day was a Male MARSH HARRIER -

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Re: AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Andrew Glaysher » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:23 pm

Hello, I'm seeing lots of Canada Geese flying to and from the basin near the lurgies while at work today.

I'd also like to add my thanks to those involved organising the Barry Buddon open day and to those who welcomed me as a 'newbie' to the group. It was a great day out especially getting the Short eared Owls near the lighthouse.

Andy

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Re: AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby stevendoig » Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:02 pm

Great session at the Lurgies with my faither this morning, highlights (for me)

200+ Canada Geese
4 Common Sandpiper
1 Buzzard
1 Kestrel
2 juvenile Osprey

1 Egret - we think it was a Great Egret, but someone better than us needs to check it out!

1 Black Tern - a new tick for us

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Re: AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:16 pm

Craigmill Mouth, 22/8/2018, Wednesday 1330 hrs

The probable Hobby reported earlier will have to remain so, it was the size of a male Sparrowhawk with white cheeks, dark moustache, pointed wings and a blurry photo appeared to show an orange/red rump. It appeared and disappeared to quickly after flushing all of the Starlings and Wagtails on the beach. Very few waders there today but the slack tide meant many were sitting on the rocks even at high tide.

The Egret at the Lurgies is a Little Egret (photographed) and there was a Green Sandpiper on the scrape at the top of the Lurgies. At least one Kingfisher has returned, still some Black-tailed Godwits and Greenshanks.

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Re: AUGUST 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:59 pm

AGV:
Thursday 23rd August:
Black tern amongst terns and kittiwakes. Lunan Bay.
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