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10 - OCTOBER 2018 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:37 pm

Angus Bird Sightings for OCTOBER 2018

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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:36 pm

Lurgies, 2/10/2018.

2 Little Egrets, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 11 Barnacle Geese, 2 Greenshank, 29 Canada Geese, c 1800 Pink-footed Geese, 15 Little Grebes, juvenile Peregrine, Buzzard, Kingfisher, Dunlin, Curlew, Oystercatcher and Redshank. Likely to have video, if so I'll post on my blog.

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Kings cross Hospital Waiting Area 2/10/18

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:41 pm

When waiting in the waiting room with a nice Birdie outlook today - Guess what ? A Magpie at close quarters eating Rowan Berries from the tree outside - Helped to make my visit to the Audiologist very pleasant -

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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Ron Mitchell » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:52 pm

Tayock 2/10/2018

2000+ pink-foot, 100+ Black-tailed Godwit,Redshank, 100+ Shelduck

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Moniefieth Bay today held Waders / Gannets

Postby Bob McCurley » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:20 pm

Moniefieth Bay today played host to 13 GOLDEN PLOVERS -- 3 RINGED PLOVERS-- 4 OYSTERCATCHERS , and Adult and Juvenile GANNETS

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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:33 pm

Greenland White-fronted Goose with a large flock of Pink-footed Geese, viewed from the Lurgies but probably better viewed from Maryton Ditch at around 1500 today. ID confirmed in a speculative photo as the geese re-orientated as the tide came in. Also 2 Little Egrets again from the Lurgies path and towards Miss Erkines Bank.

Backwater Dam, 1030 hrs, 7 Goosander and a flock of 15 Mistle Thrush at the picnic site.

Lintrathen, 1100 hrs, perhaps as many as 1500 Canada Geese from the old elevated hide, also 600 Pink-footed Geese and 150 lapwings.

Kinnordy, 2 Whooper Swans and nought else of note.

Murton, car park pond almost dried up, 200 Lapwings and Greylags on the back pond with Gadwall, Teal and Wigeon.

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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:37 am

AGV:
Friday 5th October:
Harrier flew South over A90 at Memus Turnoff. Looked to be Female type Hen Harrier. 1120.
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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby L. Thomson » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:15 pm

Friday 5th October : 1.30pm a Green Sandpiper at Murton reserve.

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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:30 am

AGV:
Saturday 6th October:
Richard's Pipit Montrose flew S over links between sewage works and football ground per RBA (pagers)

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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:58 pm

AGV:
Monday 8th October:
Ring-tailed Hen Harrier at Mains of Usan 3.15pm
Rob NN

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Monday 8th October:
Male Surf Scoter with a group of about 30 common scoter off GlaxoSmithKline north of scurdyness lighthouse, also Black and Great Northern Divers 17.35.
Hugh Bell

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Moniefieth Bay -8/10/18 at High Tide

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:29 pm

MONIEFIETH BAY AT HIGH TIDE 8TH OCTOBER - 22 SANDERLING - 20 DUNLIN - 1 OYSTERCATCHER AT 2-30 PM

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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:20 pm

2 Arctic Skuas off Montrose Beach this afternoon and a Pomarine. Another Arctic, a Black-tailed Diver and c30 Red-throated Divers from Lunan Bay platform. Alex Shepherd.

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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:38 pm

AGV:
Wednesday 10th October:
Kinnordy loch, group of around 9 bearded tits seen by several visitors at 1.30pm from gullery hide. Also at least 6 red kites seen.
Gus Guthrie

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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:41 pm

AGV:
Thursday 11th October:
Yb warbler - Beacon Terrace, Ferryden in willow opp yellow flat 1730.
Stephen Wilkinson

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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:27 pm

2 Redwings and a juvenile Blackcap in Castlesea Gulley late afternoon, very windswept in the gulley with many small birds active.

Female or juvenile Redstart in Cliffburn Gulley plantation around 1630.

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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:46 pm

AGV:
Friday 12th October:
yellow browed warbler behind recycling centre at carnoustie house grounds. calling well. 9.14am.
GMS

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Friday 12th October:
yellow browed warbler, 4 blackcap, 2 chiffchaffs in Castlesea Bay Gully 12.40pm
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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby simonbusuttil » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:00 am

Two yellow-browed warblers in Westgate Park, Montrose 0900 Sat

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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:11 pm

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yellow-browed warbler near pond at Mains of Usan. 10.30am
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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:18 am

AGV:
Sunday 14th October:
YB Warbler in first big willow on the road to Scurdyness Lighthouse. O8.35
Hugh Bell

AGV:
Sunday 14th October:
yellow browed warbler, brambling, chiffchaff by car park, East Seaton. 9.12am
GMS

AGV:
Sunday 14th October:
yb warbler. 5 blackcaps and 4 chiffchaffs st Castlesea Bay gulley 11.00am
GMS

AGV:
Sunday 14th October:
YB warbler between Glaxo and caravan site
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Sunday 14th October:
At least two YBW, four Blackcap, three Brambling, one Whitethroat and goldcrests at trees near the old orchard on the road to Mains of Usan.
Hugh Bell

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Sunday 14th October:
Green sandpiper Murton car park hide. 14:30.
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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:44 pm

Sunday Oct 14th 0930. Nice surprise during WEBS, a Swallow whipped through

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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:26 pm

Red-breasted Flycatcher at Mains of Usan between Walled Garden and pond. seen at approx 4.45pm but not relocated. Yellow-browed Warbler still there, also Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps, Brambling etc.

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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:29 pm

ADBC Autumn migrants Outing today;

67 species of birds seen including Yellow-browed Warbler (4). Little Gull, Brambling, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Golden Plover, Kingfisher, Little Egret & Long-tailed Duck

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14th OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:41 pm

Murton NR 14:30 - 16:00 - highlights from WeBS count - one Green Sandpiper from car park hide, one Barnacle Goose from Stewart hide
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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:54 am

AGV:
Monday 15th October:
Long Eared Owl from Visitor Centre, Montrose Basin. Flew in 11.40
Alison O'Hara

AGV:
Monday 15th October:
Flyover Richard’s Pipit At Lunan Bay At 15:30. Just south of platform heading inland.
Andrew Whewell

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A Walk along Craig Mill Den produced the following

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:10 pm

Monday October 15th -- 1 WILLOW WARBLER - 1 BLACKCAP - 2 BUZZARDS -YELLOW HAMMER- COAL, GREAT AND BLUE TITS - ROBIN - BUSY ROOKERY -

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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Ron Mitchell » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:59 pm

09.00Tayock: 50 Golden Plover, 30+ Black-tailed Godwit, lots of Pink-foot, Shelduck and Redshank.

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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:33 am

AGV:
Tuesday 16th October:
Kinnordy loch 5pm. 3 Bearded tits from Gullery Hide & 4 Red Kites.
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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:41 pm

Red-breasted Flycatcher. Mains of Usan

Bird was seen and photographed yesterday, still between Walled Garden and Pond.

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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:20 pm

AGV:
Wednesday 17th October:
Yellow browed warbler, Monifieth Blue Seaway in bushes between playpark and recycling centre 12.20 Wednesday
Anne Tee

AGV:
Wednesday 17th October:
Red-breasted Flycatcher,
In trees behind beech hedge opposite south east corner of walled garden. 2pm
Jonathan Pattullo

red breasted flycatcatcher and yellow browed warbler at Mains of Usan by walled garden. 12.30pm GMS

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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Andrew Glaysher » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:49 pm

Merlin near Bridge of Dun station car park Tuesday 10am.

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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:55 pm

AGV:
Thursday 18th October:
Slavonian Grebe
Just off shore, mid Basin. From Montrose Basin visitor centre. 11:45am
Joanna Peaker

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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:51 pm

At least 600 Golden Plover at Tayock mid afternoon.

16 Barnacle Geese in front of Montrose Station, 8 Whooper Swans near Lurgies. Bramblings near Old Harbour car park. Alex Shepherd. 1352 hrs

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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:27 pm

2 juvenile Crossbills near the start of the Montreathmont track at 1130.

A White-fronted Goose with Greylags at Balgavies, hope it's not a Murton hybrid, more brown and smaller than Greylags. Pink-footed Goose also from hide.

Green Sandpiper still on car park scrape at Murton.

First Goosander of the winter at Keptie Pond, Arbroath.

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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:47 pm

Greenland White-fronted Goose still at Balgavies today 23/10/2018, seen from the Hide this afternoon. Viewing and video seriously impaired by overgrown willows in front of the hide. Photos from 22/10/2018. Videos appear degraded in YouTube, will investigate.


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Image

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm5ynYWtieU closest to hide in left corner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf9gYFKeRVE slow motion showing underside

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D80yUdGvxeo feeding

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23/10/18 Lunan Bay records from ADBC Hide

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:16 pm

23/10/18 5 BARNACLE GEESE > S - 30 COMMON SCOTER- 1 RED THROATED DIVER - 2 LONG TAILED DUCK - 4 SANDERLING - 2 ARCTIC TERNS - 2 GREAT BLACK BACKED GULLS - 4 HERRING GULLS - 10 BLACK HEADED GULLS - 3 CORMORANTS -

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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Allan Hall » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:37 pm

Roundyhill. Lots of Fieldfare, Redwing and Brambling in my garden today. Redwing on elder berries.

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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby L. Thomson » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:47 pm

Wednesday 24th October : 11.00am Montreathmont : Frisky flock of 20+ Crossbill around the Polmood track leading to the hide.

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MONIEFIETH BAY AT HIGH TIDE TODAY - 11-15 AM

Postby Bob McCurley » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:33 pm

AT HIGH TIDE 30 BAR TAILED GODWITS WERE ON VIEW AT SHORE LINE plus 10 OYSTERCATCHERS -

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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:26 am

AGV:
Friday 26th October:
Spotted Redshank, little egret, 14 brambling , Lurgies 9.30.
GMS

AGV:
Friday 26th October:
Green Sandpiper Murton Reserve at 1.50pm from the car park hide
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Re: OCTOBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:35 pm

Green Sandpiper still showing from car park hide at Murton, cafe now on winter hours, open Wednesday to Sunday.

Report of a Great Grey Shrike seen by a visitor at Montreathmont Hide.

Forfar Loch. Otter feeding at west end, then east of the sailing club today between 1200 and 1400, apparently it's second day showing same pattern.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/137390807@N03/44717689605/in/dateposted-public/

Filmed from one of the seats on the way to the sailing club. (still not happy with YouTube conversion, this on Flickr)

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