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Re: SEPTEMBER 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Charles Rough » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:10 am

i had 2 peregrines perched together just before nightfall on arbroath cliffs tonight (mon),from the esplanade i had 1 close swimming red throated diver ,1 very nice guillemot in full winter plumage,some very noisy sandwich terns, i saw a peregrine catch a feral pigeon at the start of the cliffs a few weeks ago,i was heading for the car park and the bird was heading north parralel with the cliff top,it suddenly swerved out to sea flew in a circle heading inland then swooped down on the pigeon,

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Postby Mickey Mellon » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:12 am

20 Sept 2010 going back to stevendoig 15th Sept there seems to have been an explosion of Pied Wagtails around. RM Condor no exception. At least 40 juvs flying about. Have never seen so many on the camp. Elliot, Gayfield the same story they are everywhere

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Postby jhodson1 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:31 am

Tuesday 21/9 - Carnoustie station beach at 1700

Have recently moved to Carnoustie I do not think I will ever tire of the wonderful coastal areas. Whilst waiting for my wifes return on the 1700 from Dundee I recorded the following:-

2 fm red breasted merganser
6 knot
1 bar tailed godwit
1 snipe
10 turnstone
6+ curlew
3 arctic skua, harassing the terns
along with redshanks, oystercatchers,dunlin, sandwich terns etc

Jim Hodson

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Bob McCurley
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Sept. 23rd. BLACKCAP

Postby Bob McCurley » Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:09 pm

Sept.23rd. 1500hrs. BLACKCAP 1 Female plus COLLARDED DOVES 2 ( Rare on B.B Seen at Monifieth entrance end of Barry Buddon

Sept. 23rd. 1530 RINGED PLOVER 120 -- DUNLIN 40 --BAR TAILED GODWIT 200 ON SHORELINE TO THE EAST OF MONIFIETH SEA VIEW CARAVAN PARK GOING NORTH

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Postby Howard Ray » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:43 pm

Pinkfeet en masse near Errol September 23rd. Driving Errol - Dundee back road I saw grey geese in a stubble field near the road at Bogmiln Farm (NO 281256 more or less). A quick count suggested c400 birds, which were soon joined by 3 more flights totalling roughly 250. Driving a little further there were another 200 (rough estimate) in a continuation of the field. No time to count properly. A fabulous sight, especially those landing to join the others, showing their pink feet clearly. I've not seen anywhere near this number in the area since moving here 3 years ago.

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Postby Howard Ray » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:46 pm

At least 5 White Wagtails at East Haven 23rd September. Feeding on tide wrack at high water. Probably more like 10 birds, but difficult to be sure as it was very windy and they didn't allow close approach. Distictively yellowish white on heads of most. Also 2 Sandwich Terns.
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Postby Howard Ray » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:49 pm

5 Greenshank at Port Allen. Same site as other recent sightings (pool to the south/south west of the hamlet) but this time only 5 birds. 4 dabchicks and a Great Crested Grebe on the pool to the east of the hamlet.

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Sept. 25th. KINGFISHER

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:54 pm

Sept. 25th. 9-30am. KINGFISHER 1 Barry Buddon - on Yeomanry Pond ( very rare on B/B/ )

Sept, 25th 11-30am ARCTIC SKUA Dark Phase 1 In Carnoustie Bay

Sept. 25th. 1430pm. GREY PLOVER 15 - KNOT 50 - SANDERLING 20 BAR TAILED GODWIT 30
All at Shoreline opposite Main Camp - part of Monifieth Bay

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LAPLAND BUNTING

Postby gus guthrie » Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:08 pm

4 LAPLAND BUNTING IN WITH VARIOUS OTHER BIRDS AT SCURDIE NESS THIS AFTERNOON. ALSO SEEN WERE WHEATEAR, LINNET, PINK-FEET GEESE, GOLDEN PLOVER,KNOT,TURNSTONE,GULLIEMOT, SPARROWHAWK AND AN ONSHORE BONXIE.

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Mickey Mellon » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:01 am

Elliot 26/09/2010 618388 foreshore 8 Ringed Plover, 1 Bartailed Godwit, in the marsh area 1 Little Grebe, also a Peregring hunting low over the reed beds and took out a Linnet with an upward swoop

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Postby stevendoig » Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:41 pm

FIELDFARE

5 Fieldfare on farmland between Forfar & Lunanhead this morning.

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Postby stevendoig » Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:53 pm

Just heard from a friend (Ian Graham) that he got very good close up views of an Icterine Warbler yesterday at Elliot , Arbroath.

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Postby RAB » Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:42 pm

Single Brambling calling today in Cliffburn Gulley this morning.

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Redcastle Hide Today

Postby K Hall » Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:59 pm

The count from Redcastle Hide this afternoon, all totals approximate:

Sanderling 13, Oystercatchers 4, Great Black-backed Gull 13, Herring Gull 420, Black-headed Gull 66, Sandwich Tern 1, Kittiwake 121, Common Gull 17, Scoter sp (probably common) 17, Red Throated Diver 9, Gannet 5, Buzzard 1. Very rough conditions at sea with a freshening easterly.

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby RAB » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:48 pm

A few migrants around today:

Cliffburn Gulley, Arbroath:
1 Corncrake, along with single Chiffchaff, Redstart, Brambling and Redwing.

West Seaton Farm:
1 Chiffchaff, 2-3 Brambling, 1 Redwing

Hatton
1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Redwing and close views of a Long Eared Owl. Also in field there - 1 Barnacle Goose.

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Postby STEVEW98 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:19 pm

JUV Ruff at Hatton today 5pm

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Postby jhodson1 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:15 pm

Thursday 30/9/10

Carnoustie beach area (0800)
2 fm Wheatear
1 Grey Plover, feeding among curlew
2 juvenile Kittiwake

Craig Mill Den (0900)
3 buzzard in the air calling
3 tree sparrow
1 grey wagtail on the stream
20 PF Geese flying inland

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Mickey Mellon » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:00 pm

30 seot 2010 Elliot 618388 This morning walking the dog 45 Fieldfare feeding on farm land, 100 Pinkies feeding on the farm land, 85 juv goldfinches feeding on seed plants, 8 Godwits on the foreshore, pair of Kestrels sitting on telegraph wires just watching the world go by, Linnets and House Martins at club house, few ~Swallows flying through

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby jhodson1 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:29 pm

30/9/10
2 wood pigeon sat on nests in roadside trees, about 50 metres apart, at one end of main street in Carnoustie.
Certainly these are the latest nests that I personally have seen.

Jim Hodson

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Sept. 30th ANGUS MIGRANTS

Postby Bob McCurley » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:19 pm

Sept. 30th 1400hrs. GARDEN WARBLERS 2 BLACKCAP 2 BRAMBLING 1 At Auchmithie local garden -, opposite But n' Ben

Sept. 30th 1445pm. COMMON REDSTART 1 BRAMBLINGS 4 WHEATEAR 1 At West Seaton Farm , Abroath

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby RAB » Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:27 pm

A Red Breasted Flycatcher and a Yellow Browed Warbler this evening at Windyhills farm. Birds were in the sycamores on the eastern (Auchmithie) side of the farm. Also there - Pied Flycatcher, 2 Redstart, 1 Chiffchaff.


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