8 - AUGUST 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

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Michael Morphy
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Re: AUGUST 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Michael Morphy » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:33 am

Small flock of Pink-footed Geese flew over Tayock at 10.30hrs today

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kinnordy loch

Postby gus guthrie » Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:45 pm

2 marsh harriers, 2 osprey, 27 snipe feeding with 100+ lapwing. Also long-tailed tits, goldcrest, water rail , single greenshank and a heron catching a jack pike in front of Gullery hide.

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August 23rd. SURF SCOTER - CRANE - LITTLE EGRET -

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:30 pm

August 23rd, 12.00 COMMON CRANE - LITTLE EGRET - KINGFISHER - Seen from the Lurgies
August 23rd. 1300hrs. WATER RAIL 1 Seen from Montrose Basin Centre , below viewing windows.

August 23rd. 1430hrs. SURF SCOTER 1 From ADBC Hide at Lunan Bay - at high tide

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Forthcoming Optical Fair at SWT Montrose

Postby HarryB » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:20 pm

Hi All,
ADBC members have complained to me in the past, that they didn't know there was an optical fair on at the SWT centre and I hope you'll have sufficient notice this time, to attend.
If you have a specific request for a particular pair of bins, or scope, please let Caroline at the centre, know about it.

SWT MONTROSE OPTICAL FAIR
Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th of September
Family £7.50 ( 2adults plus 2 children), extra children 50p
Adult £4.00
Concession £3.00
SWT members FREE

"A chance to test out a large selection of telescopes and binoculars with expert advice from the Viking Representative"
Better to be helpful, than hurtful!

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25th AUGUST 2010 - LURGIES

Postby Grant Balfour » Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:46 am

At the Lurgies from 19:00-20:30

Greenshank - 2 with colour rings (details to be sent to the ringing group) & another 5 without rings.
Marsh Harrier - immature bird with wing tag.
Kingfisher on the bank under the hide.
Snipe - 3 on the mud at the Millburn.

The Crane & Little Egret reappeared around 20:15.

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Bob McCurley
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August 25th CRAIG MILL DEN BIRDS

Postby Bob McCurley » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:46 pm

AUGUST 25TH. 1300HRS. SPOTTED FLYCATCHER - 1 ( Return migration !) WHITETHROAT 1 WILLOW WARBLERS 4

DIPPER 2 ( ONE BEARING RING ON RIGHT LEG . ) ALL ABOVE IN CRAIG MILL DEN TODAY - in total 17 Bird species seen in Den .

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Re: AUGUST 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Barry Farquharson » Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:11 pm

August 27th Forfar Loch

4 Swifts over the Leisure Centre end this morning at 8.30am. Also 2 Whitethroats, Sedge Warblers, Willow Warblers, Goldcrest. Great Crested Grebe with 2 youngsters. Little Grebe with 2 youngsters.

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Re: AUGUST 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Michael Morphy » Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:09 am

Montrose Basin. Old Pier. Crane still present. About 7 separate sightings of Greenshanks one with leg bands (yellow on right; white on left). Whom do I notify?

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Colour-ringed Greenshanks

Postby HarryB » Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:50 pm

Hi Michael,
You could let Adam McClure know, as he's the new SWT warden at the Basin and is also involved with the local ringing group.
Hope that helps.
Better to be helpful, than hurtful!

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August 28th MEDITERRANEAN GULLS

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:42 pm

August 27/28th 10-30am. MEDITERRANEAN GULL Adult 1 At Foreshore behind 10 Pin Bowling alley Arbroath

I saw only a single bird today , but Graham saw 2 Med Gulls at same site yesterday: they have been visiting this site quite frequently recently, but can be elusive.

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August 29th SOOTY SHEARWATERS -

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:02 pm

August 29th 1400hrs. SOOTY SHEARWATERS 3 STH.-- ARCTIC SKUAS 2-- SANDWICH TERNS 67 --

SURF SCOTER 1 Male -- Seen by Bob , Graham , Keith From A.D.B.C. Redcastle Hide Lunan Bay

August 29th. 10am. CRANE - OSPREY - COMMON SANDPIPER 2 -- GREENSHANK 8 GOLDEN PLOVER 29 All seen

from the Lurgies and Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre

August 29th 9am. MEDITTERANEAN GULL Adult - Still showing well at Arbroath 10 Pin Bowling Foreshore

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Re: AUGUST 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby burnie » Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:21 pm

Later on from the above,blacktailed godwit x5 plus wheatear at the basin,went for a sea watch at Boddin and ending up facing the other way watching two sparrowhawks making a nuisance of themselves,one landing on a fence less than twenty feet away.

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Re: AUGUST 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby RAB » Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:50 pm

Adding again to above, 1 female Marsh Harrier at the Lurgies this morning and a Green Sandpiper.

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30th AUGUST 2010 Spotted Redshank The Lurgies

Postby joncook » Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:02 pm

Spotted Redshank, juv or faded adult, at the point where the Mill Burn joins the S. Esk, 4pm on the rising tide.
Also Crane still present but no sign of Little Egret.
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