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12 - DECEMBER 2018 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:01 am

Angus Bird Sightings for DECEMBER 2018

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December 2nd Waxwing Sightings flock 35 Bob McCurley

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:20 pm

Sunday 2nd December - 35 WAXWINGS at Albany Road in Tall Tree in grounds of Balcarres Care Home - late afternoon -very mobile

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Re: DECEMBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby barry shaw » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:22 pm

I noticed on another site that there's been a snowy owl spotted in the cairngorms does anyone know if it's in the angus area.

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Re: DECEMBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:38 am

Report on Birdguides of a shore lark just S of sea defences on Carnoustie side of Buddon Ness yesterday pm.
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Re: DECEMBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:33 pm

AGV:
Monday 3rd December:
5 waxwings at kids play park at Tesco entrance, Montrose (12:15).
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Re: DECEMBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:21 pm

Kirriemuir.

A male Merlin hunting at The Cairn smallholding in the Northmuir this morning at 9.30am

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Re: DECEMBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:31 pm

AGV:
Saturday 8th December:
Shore Lark 150 metres south of rock armour, north of Buddon Ness, 1220. Very wary.
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Re: DECEMBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:53 pm

at least two Mealy Redpoll in a big flock of Redpolls at Lintrathen Loch this morning, on the track to the Old Hide.
Lot of wildfowl too;
c1200 Wigeon
c400 Teal
24 Whooper Swans

Also had a Chiffchaff in with a small flock of mixed Tits at Kinnordy Loch this afternoon.

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Re: DECEMBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:11 pm

Mark Caunt wrote:
AGV:
Saturday 8th December:
Shore Lark 150 metres south of rock armour, north of Buddon Ness, 1220. Very wary.
Alex Shepherd.

Camp is open Sunday and Monday then from 13th till end of month


https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/760467/Barry_Buddon_Training_area_firing_times_-_December_2018.csv/preview

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Re: December 8th at Murton Sightings

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:49 pm

At Murton Reserve Forfar today the GREEN SANDPIPER and the WHITE FRONTED GOOSE were still present on view from the Car Park Hide

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Re: DECEMBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:22 pm

AGV:
Sunday 9th December:
Green Sandpiper on Denfind at Monikie Park at 11am. Bob McCurley

Shorelark still in same location at Buddon Ness. 11am. Please do not chase bird, if you sit it will come closer.
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11 waxwings Newton Rd, Carnoustie. Shore lark still at Buddon. GMS

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Re: DECEMBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:00 pm

Sunday December 9th - Monikie Park - North Pond - Island Pond - Denfind Pond - following seen today -
Denfind - GREEN SANDPIPER- 37 TEAL - 3 GREY HERON - 1 LAPWING ! -
NORTH POND - GOOSEANDER 2 Male & Female- REDSHANK 3- WIGEON 3 - CORMORANTS 2-
ISLAND POND- -CORMORANTS 4- MUTE SWAN 2- MALLARD 12-

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Re: DECEMBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby John Fuller » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:32 pm

Flock of 54 Waxwings in Invergowrie at 11.30 today.

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Re: DECEMBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:15 pm

Date & Time:Thursday 13th December 2018 - 10:20am
Species: Waxwing
Details: 5x Waxwings at 10:20am on tall trees down Conil Place, Letham. Before flying south.

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Re: DECEMBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:09 pm

AGV:
Friday 14th December:
Shore lark still present on strand line between Buddon Ness and lighthouse noon.
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Moniefieth Bay today at High Tide 15th Dec 2018

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:25 pm

MONIEFIETH BAY TODAY AT HIGH TIDE HELD 100 BAR TAILED GODWITS IN 2 GROUPS - THIS SPECIES IS A REGULAR VISITOR IN THE BAY AT HIGH TIDE

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Re: DECEMBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:37 am

Date & Time: Monday 18th December 2018 - 3pm
Species: Waxwing
Details: 6x Waxwings at 3pm on tall trees on north street, Forfar opposite service road turn off. A regular spot for waxwing here in recent years.

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Re: DECEMBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Jim Carter » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:34 pm

I have been aware of a considerable increase in the numbers off Magpies seen on the Montrose South Links over the past few years and today I noted four together on one of the conifers

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Increase in MAGPIE NUMBERS NOTED

Postby Bob McCurley » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:38 pm

Yes Jim , The Magpie increase in numbers in recent years has been great , no obvious explanation for this but I personally enjoy seeing them .
I now have them Breeding on Barry Buddon , but never saw them at all just a few years ago , and the same applies to Buzzards , big increase in this species too , which I welcome - Any unusual occurrences in Angus you become aware of , please post on this website .Cheers - Bob

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19th DECEMBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:59 pm

Records on Birdguides tonight of:
Black Redstart at Gayfield Park, Arbroath at 13:44pm
40 Waxwings by Kingsway East at Pitkerro Road roundabout at 10:13am
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Re: DECEMBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:24 pm

6 Waxwings at Asda , Forfar carpark this morning 8.30am.
Also c40 Waxwings still in trees on Kingsway East near Pitkerro Rd. roundabout 11.30am

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Re: DECEMBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:36 pm

Snow Bunting on beach at Lunan Bay 200 metres south of ADBC Hide at 1235.

Two Little Egrets on salt pans from Bank of Scotland Hide this afternoon, also Water Rail, Snipe. Kingfisher in front of SWT Centre.

Video of one Egret closer to hide than usual.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K7CapkS9xrw

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December 22nd MONIKIE COUNTRY PARK - ITS BACK !

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:49 pm

The LITTLE EGRET is back at Monikie Country Park at 10 am today - Its becoming regular Winter Visitor to Monikie - Allan Brennan Warden at Monikie Country Park advised me of this - thanks Allan - Check Denfind where it usually favours - if not North Pond

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Re: DECEMBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:03 pm

Black Redstart at bottom of launching ramp at sewage pump buildings, Inchcape Park, Arbroath, at 1525. Was favouring the dark rock armour and is likely to be disturbed by walkers. Remaining a bit away, the bird approached me in its own time. It was reported earlier this week and there's a good strand line to feed on.

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Re: DECEMBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Jim Carter » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:34 pm

Saw a Short-eared Owl standing on a post by fields at Marywell, by Arbroath, this afternoon. Could this be the one seen at Elliot on 17th Dec ?

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Update on Monikie Little Egret from Allan

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:10 pm

THE LITTLE EGRET IS SHOWING WELL AT NORTH POND MONIKIE COUNTRY PARK - UPDATE FROM Allan Brennan - Warden at Monikie

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Re: DECEMBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:12 pm

AGV:
Sunday 23rd December:
At least 5 Waxwings in the wee (children's) park across from Tesco, Montrose.
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Re: DECEMBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:07 pm

Date & Time: Wednesday 26th December 2018 - 12pm
Species: Black Redstart
Details: A Black Redstart at 12-2pm at least. In Arbroath favouring strand line rocks from signal tower to gayfield park.

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Re: DECEMBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:03 am

Kirriemuir, Slade Rd ( near Glenisla junction) a small group of 8 Waxwings feeding on a rowan tree yesterday afternoon.

Also still 50+ Whoopers still at Kinnordy loch with good numbers of Wigeon and Teal present.

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Re: DECEMBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:51 am

AGV:
Friday 28th December:
30 Waxwings in Howff Cemetery, Dundee.
10:30am.
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Re: DECEMBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:03 pm

If your not aware there are currently 3 short eared owls at Elliot, Arbroath golf course. The news hasn’t been put out on club AGV after the situation 2 years ago were the birds could hardly feed due to being constantly disturbed. It doesn’t seem as bad this year and it’s fairly common knowledge due to Facebook. If you do go down they can be viewed from the path. If your taking photos, please give the birds time to feed and hunt. Please think of birds welfare.

With that in mind they are great birds to see and wouldn’t want anyone to miss them. I hope you can understand the situation we are in publicising this location.
They can be seen either side of railway line from Elliot car park. They do tend to favour hunting the car park side of the railway line and can be viewed from path by side of golf course. 12-2pm seems a good time to see them.

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Re: DECEMBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:03 pm

Ring-necked Parakeet at Magdalen Park, Dundee 2pm 24/12/18 per Mike Sedakat
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Re: DECEMBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:23 pm

Kirriemuir.
single waxwing in Northmuir, flying around calling and landing occasionally in large sycamore near Mart Lane 9am.

Kinnordy Loch; Red Kite, Brambling, Water Rail and c.400 Teal

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Re: DECEMBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:11 pm

Barn Owl on roadside fence near Logie road on Hillside to Marykirk road (A937) Saturday 29th at around 11pm.

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Re: DECEMBER 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Graham Smith » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:18 pm

Shore Lark still on Barry Buddon range between the end of the coastal defences and Buddon Ness on Sunday 30th December 10am. Feeding on debris above the high water mark.


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