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20 - AUGUST 2019 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:16 pm

Angus Bird Sightings for AUGUST 2019

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Re: AUGUST 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:41 pm

Murton, 1/8/2019, 1430 hrs.

Still two female type Garganey on car park pond, viewed from hide, also Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper.

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1st AUGUST 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:44 pm

Murton 11.00 - 2 female type Garganey from car park hide. Also a female Mandarin briefly in front of hide.
Montrose Basin 13.00 - 1 Little Stint at the Slunks. Also 1 Little Egret and 10 Greenshank on Miss Erskines Bank.
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Re: AUGUST 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:56 pm

AGV:
Friday 2nd August:
Adult Roseate Tern and adult Med Gull together on rock behind Pleasureland Arbroath esplanade at 1.25pm
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Re: AUGUST 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:29 pm

AGV:
Saturday 3rd August:
Roseate Tern with juvenile behind Pleasureland at 1420.
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Re: AUGUST 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:34 pm

AGV:
Sunday 4th August:
Ad and juv Roseate by Jumping Joeys, Arbroath plus juv little tern plus 3 Med gull (one yellow ringed 1st summer) care of Martin Scott. 10.00

AGV:
Sunday 4th August:
juv black tern and ad roseate tern at Lunan Bay. 12.20pm.
GMS/KE

AGV:
Sunday 4th August:
male surf scoter in Lunan Bay, north end. 12.45pm.
GMS

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Sunday 4th August:
So far 5 Roseate Terns, 2 ads, 3 juvs, 6 Mediterranean Gulls (juv, 3 adults & 2 x 1st-summers), c.12 Little Gulls & juv Little Tern all this am at Arbroath esplanade (S end) & this pm still one Garganey & the Mandarin Duck from Gladstone hide, Murton NR, Angus.
Angus Murray, Martin Scott

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Sunday 4th August:
Montrose basin, Spotted Red Slunks, Ruddy Shelduck Maryton & imm Spoonbill circling over c.3.45pm.
Angus Murray & Martin Scott

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Re: AUGUST 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:06 pm

AGV:
Monday 5th August:
Drake Surf Scoter still 11:15
Lunan Bay from the viewing platform.
Ian J Kelman

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Monday 5th August:
Adult Little Gull on rocks at Victoria Park, Arbroath mid afternoon.
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Re: AUGUST 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:27 pm

Murton, 5/8/2019, 1400 hrs.
1 Garganey still from Gladstone Hide, also Peregrine hunting at least twice, and Green Sandpiper on car park pond.

Montrose Basin, Lurgies, 1515 hrs.
1 Ruff, immature at Slunks on rising tide, also Greenshanks and 1 Little Egret

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Re: AUGUST 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Ron Mitchell » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:48 am

Montrose Basin Wednesday 7 August 11.00

Little Egret, Spoonbill and 200+ Canada Geese from the Lurgies walk

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Re: AUGUST 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:28 pm

Montrose Basin, Lurgies 8/8/2019 - 1400hrs
3 Little Egrets and the Spoonbill from Lurgies path between Old Harbour and Miss Erskines Bank. Ruddy Shelduck "visible" from Lurgies, roughly in centre of Maryton Bay.

Arbroath, behind Plearureland and Pitch n' Putt, 1845hrs.
Roseate Tern with juvenile, and at 1815, 5 Little Gulls.
Terns are best seen on an incoming tide, tonight around 2.5 hours before high tide, usually flying off when 15-20 metres of beach left.

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Re: AUGUST 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:42 pm

Fishtown of Usan
spent a good bit of the day sea-watching, sheltered under my big brolly.
Lot of Gannets, Fulmars and Terns moving north as well as quite a few Skuas.
Best birds seen were ;
Sooty Shearwater ...3
Bonxie .....23
Arctic Skua ....12
Manx Shearwater ...78
Knot ....14

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Re: AUGUST 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Andrew Glaysher » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:04 pm

Montrose Basin today from the Visitor centre, 3 different Ospreys fishing, 2 peregrines who twice tried to drown redshank, the earlier attempt was stolen by a GBB Gull. Kestrel, common terns, 10 Canada geese, 250+ Lapwing, 150+ redshank, 12 Greenshank, a few dunlin, 1 little egret, at least 12 Herons, Eider, Shellduck, Gooseander, Mallard.

Also during WeBS from Rossie Spit, 448 Oystercatcher and 25 Black tailed Godwits, more redshank, BH Gulls and Dunlin.

Ruddy Shellduck also seen from the Wigeon Hide, no sign of Spoonbill today.

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Re: AUGUST 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:48 pm

AGV:
Sunday 11th August:
Black Tern, juvenile on beach amongst Tern flock in front of Lunan Bay hide, 10am
Jonathan Pattullo

AGV:
Sunday 11th August:
14 little gulls on sea in front of play park Arbroath esplanade. 12.20.
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Sunday 11th August:
Arbroath esplanade, in front of play park. 4 Mediterranean gulls & 7 little gulls. 14.45pm
Gus Guthrie & Jonathan Pattullo

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Re: AUGUST 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:28 pm

Arbroath, behind pitch and put at 1030 this morning, 1 Roseate Tern adult, this one without a juvenile and with very little red on a black beak. Stayed briefly, also a Wheatear, Common and Sandwich Terns, Ringed Plovers, Turnstones and Dunlin.

Lunan Bay platform, distant Surf Scoter, 400+ Common Scoters and 30 Velvets. A Kingfisher flew along the road near the Lunan Bridge.

Rossie Spit, from sailing club road, high tide, 51 Black-tailed Godwits, 28 Knot, some still in breeding plumage, Oystercatchers, Curlews, etc.

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Re: AUGUST 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:56 pm

AGV:
Monday 12th August:
2 green sandpiper and 1 little Egret at Lurgies, Montrose.
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Re: AUGUST 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Harry Holbrook » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:35 pm

Arbroath esplanade /Pleasureland, midday on rising tide:
Roseate Tern ad (1); Black Tern juv (2); Little Tern juv (1); Little Gulls; Wheatear female/juv (1/2); Knot (5); Golden Plover (5); Dunlin

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13th AUGUST 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:36 pm

Lunan Bay hide pm:
One juv Black Tern on several occasions between 2 & 5pm, possibly a second later, but very mobile, amongst 300+ Common and Arctic Terns and 150 Kittiwakes.
Also one juv Little Tern briefly, Surf Scoter very distant, one Dunlin, five Knot and 10 Sanderling.

Please note that a new fence and gate have been fitted across the opening where we used to park for the Lunan Bay hide. Alternative is to park carefully on the verge below the castle.

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14th AUGUST Kinnordy.

Postby Colin Black » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:36 pm

Osprey, Blue YD rung 2012 Balgavies.

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18th AUGUST 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:43 pm

Reports on Birdguides tonight of:

Lunan Bay - TWO drake Surf Scoters, near adult Iceland Gull and Roseate Tern this afternoon

Montrose Basin - Spoonbill still this morning

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Re: AUGUST 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:09 pm

Easthaven Webs Count early evening today, 18/8/2019.

2 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 73 Knot, Sanderling, Dunlin, Redshank, Oystercatcher, Turnstone, 2 Arctic Terns, Common Terns, Sandwich Terns and 5 gull species etc

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Re: AUGUST 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:35 am

Murton reserve. Sunday 18.8.19
Juvenile Marsh Harrier with wing-tags present, if anyone gets the colours please let Steve Moyes or myself know.

Arbroath Sunday 18.8.19

Adult winter plumage Little gull at Victoria Park
3 Mediterranean Gulls at Playpark area;
1st winter , 2nd winter and a ringed adult. Green darvik ASHA

Also a Black-headed Gull with a yellow darvik 2CY8

3 Greenshank on floodpool below Auchindorie Farm, Westmuir this morning 7am

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Re: AUGUST 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:04 pm

Maryton Ditch, 19/8/2019, 1600hrs.
Ruff juvenile to east of Maryton Ditch, moved out of sight into the bay.

Rossie Spit, 143 Knot, circa 60 Black-tailed Godwits.

Probable Iceland Gull in harrowed field on road from A92 to Nether Dysart.

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Re: AUGUST 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:07 pm

AGV:
Friday 23rd August:
Ruff, spoonbill, 3 little egrets and merlin at the Lurgies, Montrose 12pm.
GMS

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Re: AUGUST 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:10 pm

Arbroath this evening, 23/8/2019.

Milimia Pizza, Arctic, Common and Sanwich Terns briefly, relocated to Inchcape Park where a juvenile Med Gull and more terns were in front of the 23 camper vans.

Victoria Park, Little Gull, a diffrent juvenile Med Gull and more terns.

Lurgies late afternoon, 1 Little Egret, Greenshanks, a large flock of Cananda Geese and a worn, moulting adult Peregrine which looked to have taken a Redshank I was watching, which appeared to have its foot stuck in a mussel or something on the mud.

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Re: AUGUST 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby barry shaw » Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:53 pm

Had a red kite circling over my garden today 24th August in tealing it then headed down towards dundee powrie castle area,that's the first time I have saw one in this area.

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Re: AUGUST 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:23 pm

Kinnordy Loch

2 fledged Marsh Harriers with the adult pair this afternoon.

Large flock of c.300 Swallows, House Martins and Sand Martins feeding over loch before heading east early evening.

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Re: AUGUST 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:49 am

AGV:
Sunday 25th August:
Hobby between Fishtown of Usan and Elephant Rock along road to Boddin. 9.30am.
GMS

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Re: AUGUST 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:54 am

AGV:
Monday 26th August.
Whimbrel just north of Easthaven in long grass between cycle track and railway line.
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Re: AUGUST 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Brian&Carol » Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:14 pm

Near Meigle, in Angus, 26 Aug
Two Green Sandpiper on flood puddle down track, few hundred yards past Wester Cardean farm. First track on right past yellow Angus sign on Meigle to Kirriemuir road.

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Re: AUGUST 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby KDO » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:33 pm

Wednesday 21.August 2019
0930 hours
Redstart (appeared to be two males and one female)
Barry Buddon Rifle Ranges
Shrubs parallel to Public Path at Golf course south west of Carnoustie Golf Hotel at Range Shelter.

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Re: AUGUST 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:58 am

AGV:
Saturday 31st August:
2 juvenile black terns & 3 Mediterranean Gulls on water in front of play park, Arbroath esplanade 330pm.
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