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16 - APRIL 2019 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:40 am

Angus Bird Sightings for APRIL 2019

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Re: APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby L. Thomson » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:29 pm

1st April 2019 : 10.00am : single RUFF at Murton. Later in morning male Osprey at Balgavies observed attempting to oust pair of greylags from tree nest.

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Re: APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Brian&Carol » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:28 am

Two WTE flew over Wester Cardean farm near Meigle but just in Angus on Sunday 11am, heading N, calling. Apologies for late report.

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Re: April 2nd Green Sandpiper at Murton Forfar from Car Park Hide

Postby Bob McCurley » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:27 pm

April 2nd. 2019 GREEN SANDPIPER AT Murton Reserve Forfar from Car Park Hide --- Bob McCurley

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Male Wheatear today on Barry Buddon 4/04/2019

Postby Bob McCurley » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:39 pm

MALE WHEATEAR today on Barry Buddon in Light House area - my first this year - Also present - 3 STONECHATS - 6 MEADOW PIPITS- 2 BUZZARDS -
25 STARLINGS --

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Ringed Plover at Murton with colour rings.

Postby Colin Black » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:25 pm

Bob told me about the Green Sandpiper and a pair of Little Ringed Plover at Murton, so I went for a look and found the Sandpiper showing well from the car park hide and three Little Ringed Plovers one has leg rings (left leg orange over yellow, right leg blue).

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Murton Reserve / Balgavies Sightings today 5/4/19

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:49 pm

MURTON RESERVE -FORFAR - 2 LITTLE RINGED PLOVERS - ( Colin got 3 later on his visit ) 1 GREEN SANDPIPER- 2 SHELDUCK - 2 MUTE SWAN at Nest Site
Balgavies Loch - 1 OSPREY present awaiting the arrival of its partner - They have had disturbance at the Eerie fro Greylags and Crows
Yesterday Colin told me he saw 2 RED KITES at Balgavies Loch

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Re: APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:39 am

Kinnordy Loch

2 Ospreys fishing yesterday afternoon and several Swallows with Sand Martins this morning.

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Re: APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Harry Holbrook » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:33 am

Kinnordy Loch - yesterday (Friday) morning: Osprey (3); Marsh Harrier (4); Red Kite (1); Little Gull (1); Brambling (1)

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Re: APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:25 pm

AGV:
Sunday 7th April:
Osprey, 36 sand martins and 2 swallows at Balgavies 9am. Green sandpiper at Murton 9.30am. Little ringed plover on the Lurgies at 10.30am. GMS

Also received:
3 bramblings in my garden, Montrose Road Forfar at 13.10 today.
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Angus Sightings today 07/04/2019 Bob McCurley

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:31 pm

MURTON RESERVE FORFAR - I LITTLE PLOVER AT 2 PM- I GREEN SANDPIPER - 20 BLACK HEADED GULLS - 8 TEAL - 2 GADWALL -
MONIKIE ISLAND POND 25 SAND MARTINS -

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Re: APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Neil Young » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:40 am

MONDAY 8TH - x2 GOLDEN EAGLE, x3 WHEATEAR, x2 SWALLOW, PEREGRINE, RAVEN, BUZZARD, KESTREL (ANGUS GLEN)
x2 OSPREY (KINNORDY)

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Re: APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:44 pm

2 Green Woodpeckers at West Woods of Ethie, just north of Marywell, Arbroath 1400 hrs. None heard or seen yet at Montreathmont?

Murton, 3 LRP and 2 Green Sandpipers this morning.

Keptie Pond, Arbroath. Pairs of, Collared Doves, Stock Doves, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Chiffchaff and Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

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Re: April 9th -Barry Buddon Cycle Track 09/04/19

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:44 pm

Chiffchaff calling at beginning of the Cycle Track just past the Sentry Box - at Moniefieth Entrance -

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Re: APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Jean Cobb » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:47 am

Willow Warbler singing at Murton,Tuesday 9th. Jim Cobb

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Re: APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:09 pm

2 Female Pochard at Forfar Loch today near the viewing platform, flushed by a cruising Otter near mid-day. Also Great Crested Grebes, at least 10, and two Chiffchaffs calling along the paths.

Terns reported as "heard calling from the roof at McConnechies" at north end of Montrose.

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Re: APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Jonathan Pattullo » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:15 pm

Single Golden Plover in grass field at west end of Kinnordy Loch. 4 Wheatears between Lintrathen crossroads and Middle Coull. 2 Grey Hens at Backwater. 1 Green Woodpecker seen from path to old hide at Lintrathen Loch.

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SOC App - Where To Watch Birds Scotland

Postby Alex Shepherd » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:04 pm

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Not a bird report, but indulge me please as I post news about the SOC's Where to Watch Birds Scotland, released on Thursday.

The App is available for both Android and Apple devices, is free and details bird-watching sites and more around Scotland. I'd encourage anyone who doesn't record birds regularly to also have a look at the "Record Your Bird Sightings" Menu. I believe around 27 sites are covered at present in Angus.

Android version on Google Play, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.muckypuddle.soc

Apple version, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/where-to-watch-birds-scotland/id1456351759?ls=1&mt=8
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Re: APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:29 am

AGV:
Saturday 13th April:
Drake Garganey from Gullery Hide at Kinnordy loch 7.45am.
Gus Guthrie

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Re: APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:53 pm

Kinnordy Loch today;

A drake Garganey still present late afternoon, also Ospreys, Marsh Harriers, Willow Warblers and a single Swallow with a flock of of c.70 Sand Martins

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Re: APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Ian Bell » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:00 am

Sad news,I'm afraid.
Two dead Barn Owls off the A90 road about half a mile apart,just north of Finavon yesterday.

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Re: APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Nicola Main » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:36 pm

Had a Fulmar fly past my house earlier today. Unusual sighting as I'm in the middle of Carnoustie! Perhaps heading for Arbroath cliffs?

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Re: APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:48 am

AGV:
Monday 15th April:
Ruff, loch of kinnordy, swamp hide.
Jon Cook et al.

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Re: APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:30 pm

Ruff again in front of Swamp Hide, Kinnordy this afternoon. Unidentified positively on site, confirmed in distant video this evening.

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Re: APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:45 am

Kinnordy Loch 7am

Little ringed Plover on bogbean out from Gullery Hide.

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17th APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:50 pm

Report on Birdguides of Black Redstart at West Haven in amongst the lobster pots by the pier this morning
Jon

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18th APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:27 pm

Three Sandwich Terns north at Lunan Bay late afternoon, also 55 Gannets north
Jon

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APRIL 18TH 2019 - BARRY BUDDON BIRDS TODAY

Postby Bob McCurley » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:24 pm

1 WHEATEAR at Lighthouse area - 1 WILLOW WARBLER singing on Lighthouse Road - CHIFFCHAFF singing on Spean Kop Road - SKYLARKS singing
1 BUZZARD on Spean Kop Road-

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Re: APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:32 am

Kinnordy Loch. 6.45am

Ruff still feeding on muddy strip to the west of Swamp Hide.

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Re: APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:29 pm

Text received:
Osprey at Forbes of Kingennie Resort, Wellbank at 1200hrs.
Chris and Val Browne

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Re: APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:50 pm

Kinnordy loch 6.30am

4 Blackcaps

also a single Wheatear in barley field at west of loch at 11.30am

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Re: APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:39 pm

AGV:
Sunday 21st April:
3 avocets, Montrose basin just now. Mid basin visible from visitor centre. 12:35.
Andrew Glaysher

AGV:
Sunday 21st April:
3 Avocets relocated to left of Wigeon hide, Montrose Basin. 16.45.
Jonathan Pattullo

Ruff and sedge warbler from Swamp hide, Kinnordy this pm.
GMS

Update news...
3 Avocets still viewable from the wigeon hide. 18:50 Simon Ritchie

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Re: APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Dean Prow » Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:36 pm

Angus reservoir 2pm.

Pair white tailed eagles.

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Re: APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:32 pm

Kinnordy Loch 6pm

Iceland Gull at Swamp Hide with mixed Gulls then flew to potato field at west of loch, 1st field on Cairnleith road.

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Re: APRIL 22nd. MURTON RESERVE -FORFAR -

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:55 pm

APRIL 22ND - MURTON RESERVE - GREEN SANDPIPER still present - COMMON SANDPIPER 1 -- LITTLE PLOVERS 2-- LAPWING 2- OYSTERCATCHERS 2 - GADWALL - TEAL - WILLOW WARBLERS - MUTE SWAN on nest - plenty activity going on -

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Re: APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:50 am

AGV:
Tuesday 23rd April:
Wood Sandpiper on bogbean from Gullery Hide at Kinnordy loch, 5pm.
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Re: APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:31 pm

AGV:
Wednesday 24th April:
Wood Sandpiper still from Gullery Hide, Kinnordy. 1600.
I Laird

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Re: APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:22 pm

Kinnordy Loch 4pm

Wood sandpiper & 2 Black-tailed Godwits on bogbean from Gullery Hide

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Re: APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby mike.nicoll » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:41 pm

25/04/2019, Dighty Water, 1 Comon Sandpiper bombing along downstream ,below the A930, heading for Balmossie beach.

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Re: APRIL 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:26 pm

AGV:
Friday 26th April:
Lesser Whitethroat at Mains of Usan between walled garden and pond. 12.30pm.
GMS

AGV:
Friday 26th April:
Yellow Wagtail by old ruined mill near sea shore at Mains of Usan.1.10pm.
GMS


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