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9 - SEPTEMBER 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:25 pm

Angus Bird Sightings for SEPTEMBER 2010

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September 1st HONEY BUZZARD

Postby Bob McCurley » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:20 pm

Sept. 1st. 10-30am. HONEY BUZZARD - LURGIES MONTROSE BASIN , HEADING SOUTH EAST
Seen by Bob and Jon

Sept. 1st 1400hrs. GREAT NORTHERN DIVER - Lunan Bay from ADBC. Hide -

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Ian Bell » Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:26 pm

Lapland Buntings

There has been a large Influx of Lapland Buntings on Fair Isle and at least 3 Individuals were seen at Girdleness in Aberdeen today.(per A Whitehouse) Just thought I would pass this Information onto Angus Birders,as chances are,a fair few of them,may appear on the Angus coast over the next few days.Worth a look..!

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BARN OWL

Postby gus guthrie » Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:43 pm

BARN OWL AT LOGIE CROSSROAD ON KIRRIEMUIR/GLAMIS ROAD AT 1AM ( OFTEN SEEN BETWEEN HERE AND AUCHINDORIE FARM.
7AM AT KINNORDY LOCH; KINGFISHER ON POST IN FRONT OF GULLERY HIDE, WATER RAIL, WILLOW WARBLER, LONG-TAILED TIT, GOLDCREST.
ALSO 2 SPARROWHAWKS FIGHTING OVER A SMALL BIRD ON ROAD AT NEWTON OF GLAMIS.

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September 3rd. A FIRST FOR BARRY BUDDON !

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:00 pm

Sept. 3rd. 10-30am. COLLARED DOVE 1 Adult with 2 Juvs. At Barry Buddon T.A.

At the Monifieth entrance , just opposite Sentry Box in Hawthorn Tree , I saw an Adult Collared Dove fly into tree and saw it feeding 2 Juveniles . This is my First ever sighting of successful breeding on Barry budon of this sprecies !
Also recorded - 3 WHEATEAR - 100 PLUS SWALLOWS plus 2 SAND MARTINS at Lighthouse .

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Michael Morphy » Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:13 am

4th September 2010: Montrose Bay
On shore at Kinnaber there were great views of low level aerial chases involving Artic Skuas chasing juvenile Sandwich Terns. I saw about 7 in an hour plus one Great Skua, a Red -throated Diver, Common Scoter, Common and Sandwich Terns etc.

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Sept. 6th CURLEW SANDPIPERS

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:11 pm

Sept. 6th 1230pm. CURLEW SANDPIPERS 4 TAYOCK END AT N.O.709587 MONTROSE BASIN

Sept. 6th. 11-30am. RUFF 1 CRANE ( still present ! ) 5 GREENSHANKS - All seen by Bob and Jon from Lurgies path

Sept, 6th 1400hrs. ARCTIC SKUAS 2 Dark and Light Phase - from ADBC Redcastle Hide Lunan Bay

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Barry Farquharson » Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:14 pm

A work colleague with a little interest in the birds he sees when out walking his dog around Trottick Ponds/Caird Park, Dundee, told me today that he's now seen a Kingfisher at the Trottick Ponds a couple of times in the past week. Also seeing a lot of Jays around the area too.

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby burnie » Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:27 pm

Jays seem to be every where this year,I was looking for a sea eagle up kinnoul hill and found some jays there on saturday.

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SEPTEMBER 7th - Red Castle - Swifts

Postby Grant Balfour » Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:52 pm

Two Swifts seen above Red Castle about 9:30am as I was walking down to the Lunan Bay hide.

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby mike.nicoll » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:19 am

Unexpected visitor to McManus Galleries in Dundee city centre.
Hot on the heels of Lorraine Kelly's request in this Sundays "Sunday Post", for people
to visit the refurbished museum & art gallery, an unusual visitor dropped in yesterday
afternoon. During the appalling lunchtime weather, with driving rain & gales a lone
Water Rail was spotted walking back & forth along the external wall of the cafe, & it
finally took cover under a nest of tables.( Maybe it was hoping to be fed?)
I took it to Monifieth to be ringed by Bruce Lynch & we released it at Buddon-mouth.
It was a juvenile male, presumably a Scandinavian migrant grounded by the conditions.

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Sept. 8th WRYNECK- REED WARBLER - PIED FLY. LESSER WHITETHR

Postby Bob McCurley » Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:15 pm

September 8th. REED WARBLER - PIED FLYCATCHER , COMMON REDSTART Female - LESSER WHITETHROAT - SPOTTED FLYCATCHER AND A GARDEN WARBLER
All seen at West Seaton Farm -- All Found I believe by Stuart Green

September 8th WRYNECK 1 FOUND AT EAST SEATON FARM again by Stuart

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Postby RAB » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:00 pm

Icterine Warbler this evening in Cliffburn Gulley, Arbroath, although was being elusive.

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Sept. 8th BARRED WARBLER - ICTERINE WARBLER

Postby Bob McCurley » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:03 pm

SEPT. 8TH 3-PM. BARRED WARBLER at Cottages at Castle Sea Bay N.O. 381436 per SRG

Sept. 8th Early Evening ICTERINE WARBLER At Cliffburn Gulley , Arbroath at N.O. 657414 per Rab,

Sept. 8th Early Evening SPOTTED FLYCATCHERS 2 On Barry Buddon Monifieth end - per Bob

This has been a big fall of Migrants - What else is out there ? Will Continue looking tomorrow

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Postby Mickey Mellon » Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:16 pm

08/09/2010 Elliot grid 618388 11.10 to 11.40 this morning counted over 300 Swallows and Sandmartins flying through going south. Quite a fantastic sight

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Sept. 11trh REED WARBLERS

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:01 pm

Sept. 11th 11-am REED WARBLER 1 Seen at West Seaton Farm Orchard -Arbroath N.O. 659416

Sept. 11th. 11-45am. REED WARBLER 1 Seen at Cliffburn Gully , N.O.657414 Arbroath in Bushes on Right hand side of track as you walk towards the sea , Not on the Gully side itself .
Apart from above "Things " had quietiened down.

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby burnie » Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:21 pm

I've been in Norfolk for a few days,come back to the hide at Redcastle to find we must have had some rough seas.Not only have the sand martins nests gone but so's several feet of the dunes.Few more like that and the hide will be a beach hut.
Nothing out of the ordinary seen,lots of scoters,lesser blackbacks,blackheaded and herring gulls,few oystercatchers.

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Lurgies - Crane, Green Sandpiper

Postby Grant Balfour » Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:22 pm

The Common Crane is still around the basin although it seems to be moving around more:
11/9/10 @ 8pm - flying west over the Lurgies.
12/9/10 @ 7am - in the field at GR NO67757. Took off and flew roughly SW.

Green Sandpiper flew over the Lurgies just after I saw the Crane.

Also saw a late brood of Wrens this evening near Carcary. Five fledglings still being fed by the parent birds.

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Saturday 11 September

Postby islemartin » Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:04 pm

Trip to Montrose Basin to see the nice flock of Golden Plover in front of the visitor centre. No Crane but probably looking in the wrong place. 2 Greenshank at the Lurgies and an Osprey out in the centre of the basin on a perch. Visited Mains of Usan for a nice flock of Linnets but not much else. Then to Fishtown of Usan. Saw another flock of 11 Golden Plover on rocky shore to the north somewhere near NO 727549. Also a nice juvenile Knot on rocks near the harbour.

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Postby Mickey Mellon » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:46 pm

13 Sept 2010 Condor East, Airfield, grid 624435 3 Wheatears down from breeding grounds probably moving south bdid seem in any hurry. Nice surprise on one of the runways 2 Common Sandpipers which is the first ever record of this species on the camp

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Sept. 14th. MED. GULL - RINGED PLOVER

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:35 pm

SEPTEMBER 14TH. 3PM. MEDITERRANEAN GULL Adult 1 At 10 Pin Bowling Alley Foreshore -Arbroath

SEPTEMBER 14TH. 12nOON RINGED PLOVER 54 ( MY HIGHEST COUNT AT ) A.D.B.C REDCASTLE LUNAN BAY HIDE

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14 september dundee 2 adult female peregrine falcons

Postby barry shaw » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:57 pm

This morning 2 female adult peregrine falcons sitting on a window ledge on the alexander street multis in dundee,fortuntly had my good binos in the van and got a fantastic view of them,have seen them a few times sitting here but this is the lowest i have seen them on the multis.A good strong lens camera would have been handy.

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Kevin Thomson » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:38 pm

A couple of small skeins of Grey Geese visible over the horizon this evening from Gourdon.

Some reports of similar small arrivals further up the coast, so I wonder if more will arrive during the night. Keep your eyes peeled on the basin, but this might be the start of the big arrival.

Cheers,

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40 Pink-footed Geese crossing the North Esk, into Angus toda

Postby HarryB » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:49 pm

40 Pink-footed Geese were seen this morning, crossing the border from Aberdeenshire into Angus and heading towards Montrose Basin today (22/09/10)
Upon letting staff at SWT Montrose Basin know of this arrival, I was informed a similar amount were seen there yesterday.
Better to be helpful, than hurtful!

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Montrose Basin Wednesday September 15 2010

Postby Michael Morphy » Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:25 pm

Montrose Basin.
Afternoon. 15th Septyember
All the usual suspects plus 12 Dabchicks by Old Pier; 2 flocks (50+) Pink-footed Geese alighting mid-mud-flats; Crane still present on mud-flats North of the Old Pier; 12 Canada Geese with 1 Greylag feeding near Lurgies; also 12 Goosander.

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Postby Michael Morphy » Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:26 pm

Montrose Basin.
Afternoon. 15th Septyember
All the usual suspects plus 12 Dabicks by Old Pier; 2 flocks (50+ each) Pink-footed Geese alighting mid-mud-flats; Crane still present on mud-flats North of the Old Pier; 12 Canada Geese with 1 Grey Lag feeding near Lurgies; also 12 Goosander.

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby burnie » Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:17 pm

Strange to see 40 odd pink foots flying south over the village this evening with house martins flying below them.Does this mean it's rough up north?

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Postby stevendoig » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:46 pm

Wagtails, wagtails, wagtails!!

Having a cigarette outside The Corn Exchange in Arbroath last night when the sun was already down, and there was between 50 and 75 Pied Wagtails in a small tree , pecking at the berries and make very peculiar noises!

This morning at Forfar Loch counted well over 100 Wagtails at the Pitch an putt beside Forfar Loch.

Also, in a field near Aberlemno, I found hundreds of Meadow Pipits, a few wagtails (again) and this chap pictured below. I hope you can make it out, my cameras not that great. I presume its a Wheatear, it just looked 'slighly wrong'.

Thanks for any help.!


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I have a sneaky suspicion thats not worked. Heres a link to the photo on photobucket itself. Cheers!

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t86/ ... GP3924.jpg

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SWT centre (Montrose basin) - crane and curlew sandpiper

Postby richardblackburn » Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:17 pm

Thursday 16th September

My wife saw the following today from the Montrose Basin SWT centre - crane, curlew sandpiper, curlews, herons, black tailed godwits, 3 greenshanks, 3 dunlin, redshanks, oystercathers, a buzzard, a blacked gull attacking a mallard plus other usual suspects.

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September 16th STORM PETREL

Postby Bob McCurley » Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:38 pm

Sept, 16th. 12noon STORM PETREL Invergowrie Soil Research Centre - Invergowrie - This Bird was reported to me as having been found probably having collided with a Glass Greenhouse at the centre . The RSPCA contacted and the Bird was declared to be ok for being released , which it was . Unfortunately I was told about this after the event , so did not see it . !

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Swift & PF Geese

Postby Grant Balfour » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:37 am

A late Swift & the first geese at Bridge of Dun this week.

14/9/10 - Swift (1)
16/9/10 - Pink Foot Geese (110) flying west from the Basin.

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Sept, 17th. PINKFEET AND SPOTTED FLYCATCHERS

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:53 pm

Sept. 17th 9-30 am SPOTTED FLYCATCHER 1 At Rosehill Farm at NO 678468

Sept. 17th. 2-20pm SPOTTED FLYCATCHER 2 At Craigmill Den , Carnoustie NO. 578355 per Stephen Wilson

Sept, 17th 12-15 pm. PINKFOOTED GEESE 70 From ADBC Redcastle Hide Lunan BaY Heading for the Basin

Sept, 17th 10-30am. PINKFOOTED GEESE 1000 At Tayock end of Montrose Basin NO. 709587

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17/09/2010 Montrose Basin (from SWT Centre)

Postby HarryB » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:00 pm

By lunch time today, there were approximately 2,500 Pink-footed Geese at Montrose Basin, viewed from SWT Centre, Montrose. Birds were aproximately equally divided between Tayock/Sleepyhillock area and Wigeon/ Shelduck Hides area.
Approximately a dozen Whooper Swans also arrived at The Basin on Thursday morning.
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Re: SEPTEMBER 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Nicola Main » Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:39 pm

Saw my first skein of Pink-footed Geese flying near the house this morning, about 40-50 of them in all.

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September 18th RINGED PLOVER SEQUEL

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:28 pm

Sept. 18th. REF. MY POSTING OF RINGED PLOVER ON SEPT. 14TH -- The Bird photographed bearing coloured ring combinations was rung in NORWAY it transpires ! We have made contact with a ringing group in Norway who have confirmed this . Please report any sightings of Ringed Birds and if possible photograph them , the ringing groups responsible really appreciate any feed back on your sightings .

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Postby burnie » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:12 pm

South Esk in Brechin,Jay,heron,dipper,yellow wagtail,buzzard and a kingfisher,all in the morning whilst fishing.

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Sept. 19th BARRED WARBLER- POM SKUA

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:47 pm

Sept. 19th 11-00 BARRED WARBLER - At Auchmithie , down track leading to Old Harbour , it was favouring the 3 Elderberry trees at bottom of track on right hand side - WHITETHROAT also there . Bird found by Keith Edwards -

Sept. 19th 1350hrs. POMARINE SKUA Juv. Seen from ADBC Redcastle Hide Lunan Bay during a Webs count.
Webs count Highlights - RED THROATED DIVER 8 - KITTIWAKE 40- GREAT CRESTED GREBE 1- RED BREASTED MERGANSERS 1 WIGEON 1 ( UNUSUAL HERE ) TEAL 4 RINGED PLOVER 22 - SANDERLINGS 17- DUNLIN 2 - HERRING GULL 102 - BLACK HEADED GULL 41- COMMON GULL 15 - VELVET AND COMMON SCOTER - EIDER 4

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Postby Allan Hall » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:31 pm

Forfar ; 2 rather bemused and tired looking guillemots on the loch mid-morning

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Re: Guillemots

Postby srgreen » Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:09 pm

Sorry Alan, there were actually 7 Guillemots still on Forfar Loch this morning, down from the 9 that were present there on Saturday, cheers, SRG

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20th SEPTEMBER 2010 Barred Warbler Auchmithie

Postby joncook » Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:55 pm

Barred Warbler still present 4pm and feeding on Elder berries at the bottom of the footpath below the sewage tanks.
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