4 - APRIL 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

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Charles Rough
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kinnordy

Postby Charles Rough » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:05 am

still some whoopers at kinnordy ,7 at the swamp end,150+ black headed gulls on the bogbean in front of the gullery hide some carrying nesting material,a few look like they may already be sitting

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Bob McCurley
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April 27th KINGFISHER - DIPPER - GREY WAGS. etc.

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:21 pm

April 27th. 1600HRS. KINGFISHER 1- DIPPER 1 GREYWAGTAILS 2 - HOUSE MARTINS 3 - SWALLOWS-
Above all seen at Craig Mill Den N.O. 578355 by Bob , Doris , Dorothy

Mickey Mellon
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Re: April 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Mickey Mellon » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:00 pm

28/04/2010 RM Condor East 626430. 1st summer Swallows turned up today only 2 but its a start. I know its a common bird but in a flooded are a Moorhen has moved in, am hoping another turns. This is the first ever record of this species on the camp

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Re: April 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby stevendoig » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:58 pm

Walk along Loch Lee this morning.

Single Ring Ouzel.
An Osprey
Loads of Wheatears
Plenty Meadow Pipits
Some Sand Martins
2 Common Sandpipers

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Gordon Anderson
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Re: April 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Gordon Anderson » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:01 pm

Four Whimbrel on rocks at Mains of Usan around mid-day 28th April also small flock of Purple Sandpiper (est. 12 birds) and 3 Northern Wheatear.

Roy Adamson
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House Martins, Newmill

Postby Roy Adamson » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:42 am

Pair of house martins have been rebuilding last year's nest for nearly 2 weeks under the eaves of our house.

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Re: April 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Mickey Mellon » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:58 am

29/04/2010 Elliot 618388 1st Sedge arrived singing in reeds Elliot water end, Linnets busy nest building in gorse bushes. Gayfield 640413 1st Wheatear moving through to northern breeding grounds. Still no sighn of any sort of Tern

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Re: April 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Allan Hall » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:20 pm

Roundyhill,
Tree Sparrows well advanced with breeding. Several nests complete with eggs. Seems about a week early. Tawny Owls using nest box for second year running.

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Re: April 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby John Paul Allon » Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:48 pm

A flock of @ 30 Sandwich Terns feeding off Montrose Beach seen from Kinnaber at 11.45 this morning. First of the year for Christina & I.

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Re: April 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby gus guthrie » Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:37 pm

swallows repairing last years nests and 1st house martin here today at Castleton of Eassie.Blue tits nesting in a hole in a wall, same place they nested last year.Pied wagtails, jackdaws,blackbirds and pigeons all nesting in stacks of potato boxes. Barn owl been seen frequently in the area lately.

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Postby Dave Adam » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:07 pm

John Paul Allon wrote:Christina & I came across a very odd Pheasant this afternoon at St Cyrus NNR. Silver gray upper parts, very rufus belly & red wattles. Not in any of my guide books & clearly an escapie from somewhwere. Can anyone put a name to it?

Presume there are lots of hybrids between Common Pheasants and escape birds like Silver, Reeves, Lady Amherst's and Golden Pheasant.

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Re: April 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby burnie » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:15 pm

Half an hour before tea at the Red Castle hide,this evening.Roe deer spooked by a Buzzard hunting rabbits on the walk up.Dozens of Sand Martins,large flock 20+ Swallows arrived as we did at the hide.Courting Sandwich turns in front of the hide,30+ Gannets diving for their supper,still 7 Long Tailed Ducks in the bay.First time I've seen Shellduck in the river,usually in the Basin.2 Lesser Blackbacks bullying the Black headed Gulls,Fulmars sitting on nests on the ruins.

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Re: April 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Mickey Mellon » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:32 am

30/04/2010 Elliot 618388 1st Whitethroats have arrived, 1st House Martin came in usually nest in club house. Early entry of the Swift flying above the driving range

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Re: April 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Grant Balfour » Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:04 am

29 April 2010, Rossie Moor, 7pm-8pm
Willow Warblers (counted about 12 singing in different areas), Swallows, House Martins, Kestrel, Yellowhammers, Chaffinches, etc...

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Re: April 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Mickey Mellon » Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:11 pm

30/04/2010 Condor West grid 616439 1st returning Willow Warbler singing in trees back of officers mess. 3 Oystercatchers on nest 9 eggs so, another is nesting in restricted area should be more to come


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