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10 - OCTOBER 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:58 am

Angus Bird Sightings for OCTOBER 2010

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Postby Kevin Thomson » Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:15 pm

Great Grey Shrike and Lesser Whitethroat this morning on the path between Gourdon and Johnshaven.

Shrike showing really well about a mile south of Gourdon in the small bushes in amongst the old abandoned motocross circuit.

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=38 ... 69825&lm=0

hope the link works, otherwise, map ref: 818 698. Easily viewed from coastal path about a mile outside Gourdon.

Really put a smile on my face finding these birds, but i wasn't out for long so am pretty sure there is heaps of stuff out there that i haven't picked up on.

Happy birding,

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Postby John Paul Allon » Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:30 pm

Hi Kevin,
Had a look down at the Motor X site late this P.M, dipped on the Lesser Whitethroat but got a brief and very clear view of the Shrike. Could not relocate him but will have another visit in the morning. Thanks for that, it was a U.K. first for me.
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Postby darellberthon » Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:16 pm

Loch of Kinnordy Saturday 2nd October

Kingfisher came and sat on a perch infront of the gullery hide, a few swallows still passing through, usual ducks..teal, wigeon, shoveler and gadwall.

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Postby John Paul Allon » Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:52 pm

Great Gray Shrike showing well again this morning from the Gourdon/Benholm track. Could it take up a winter residence?
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Postby Gordon Anderson » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:55 pm

These sightings were reported in the late afternoon by text message on the Angus Grapevine. It said Barred warbler was seen in the gardens at the top of the track in Auchmithie and the R B Shrike was at Castlesea Bay which is on the coast a bit to the south of the village.
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Postby Mickey Mellon » Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:07 pm

05/10/2010 RM Condor East, 626430 2 late Wheater moving going south, quite a few House Martins and juv Swallows passing through also going south

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snow goose

Postby simonbusuttil » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:29 pm

a bit late as I've been away but there was a white phase snow goose with the pinks on the Basin on Monday morning. Visible from the railway stn at low tide

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Postby jhodson1 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:10 pm

Monday 4 Oct 10
Carnoustie beach
1 wheatear still present

Wednesday 6 Oct 10
Carnoustie station beach
1145am - tide in, which forced a small band of waders right up the foreshore, to give excellent views - 28 turnstone, 3 sanderling, 5 knot, 2 dunlin, numerous redshank.

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Postby Mickey Mellon » Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:14 pm

06/10/2010 Elliot 618388 2 Redthroated Divers close in one in breeding plumage, with Lunan water flooded 2 Dippers have moved into the small pond at Elliot, Swallows still moving through

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Postby stevendoig » Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:30 pm

GREAT GREY SHRIKE

Montreathmont at 1130. Continue Past the hide until you reach the bigger trees on both sides. Was sitting on top of a dead tree in a clearing. Only noticed it beacuse it was getting mobbed by a very large flock of Siskins!!

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Postby Barry Farquharson » Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:59 pm

Large number of waders around the small pool in the field next to the Highland Cows on Riverside Drive, Dundee at 1610 today. Oystercatchers (maybe about 50 or so), Curlews (10) and large numbers (100+) of smaller waders (Dunlin/Redshank?). Seen from a moving bus, so no positive ID for the smaller ones. Might be worth a wee look (park in Invergowrie and walk along the path). Don't know how tolerant they will be, but I'm guessing that they are roosting round the pool at high tide.

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Postby richardblackburn » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:24 pm

Merlin

Seen on 2 consecutive days sat on our back fence (Tues 5th ~10am, Wed 6th ~6pm) in Montrose close to Lidls supermarket.

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Postby Mickey Mellon » Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:30 pm

Friday 08/10/2010 Elliot 618388 My first sidhgting today of Winchat (2), have not seen this bird for many years.. Also Stonechats, Yellow Hammers, Linnets, Meadow Pippits plus numerous gulls flying around in this misty, rainy weather

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October 8th CHIFFCHAFFS - GOLDCRESTS

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:55 pm

October 8th. 12-45pm. CHIFFCHAFF 1 At Auchmithie in Willows/ Elderberry Trees on Right hand side going down to Harbour. in company with GOLDCRESTS 2

October 8th 1400hrs. CHIFFCHAFF 1 At Craig Mill Den Carnoustie - Also DIPPER there .

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Postby Mickey Mellon » Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:20 am

09/10/2010 Elliot 618388 no sign of the Whinchats, but 4 Redwings,first visitors, 2 Corn Bunting, 8 Sanderling plus lots of the normal stuff

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Postby Isabel Smith » Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:09 pm

Barn Owl - 8 October 2010 2200hrs

Sitting on fence post just east of Tannadice chuchyard

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October 9th ROSS'S GOOSE -BARRED WARBLER

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:51 pm

October 9th. 8a.m. ROSS'S GOOSE Viewed from Montrose Railway Station raised Platform - In company with 1000's of PINKFEET it flew off at 9-24am.

October 9th 9am. LESSER WHITETHROAT At Scurdieness Lighthouse , On Left hand side just before Lighthouse . Reported to me by visiting Birder .

October 9th 11am. BARRED WARBLER At Auchmithie , In Trees at top of track leading down to Harbour - Bird reported by Toby Green

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October 9th LUNAN BAY WEBS COUNT

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:47 pm

October 9th 10-30am. --- HERRING GULL 614 - BLACK HEADED GULL 133-- COMMON GULL 307--
GREAT BLACK BACKED GULL 16-- KITTIWAKE 42-- RINGED PLOVER 12 -
totals recorded at webs count today at Lunan Bay.

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Postby Barry Farquharson » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:44 pm

Walked from Arbroath to Auchmithie via Seaton Den in the hope of some decent migrants this morning.
4 Common Scoters seen from cliffs but not much else offshore. A couple of Goldcrests near Seaton Den, Reed Buntings, Yellowhammer and Chaffinch also seen along the cliffs. Buzzard, Peregrine and Kestrel around too.
2 Redwings feeding in tree in the garden of the house on the right hand bend just before Auchmithie, also Tree Sparrow on same stretch of road.
Heard Barred Warbler at the top of the Gulley, but it stayed hidden while I was around, thanks in part to the group of small children that insisted on 'helping' me find some birds (they did find a dead robin at the bus shelter!). Male Blackcap, 4 Siskins, Kestrel, 2 Buzzards and a Stonechat added to the list.
Gutted to see Great Grey Shrike reported in the area after I got home.....hopefully it's still around tomorrow.

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Postby darellberthon » Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:22 pm

I was at Loch of Kinnordy for a couple of hours this afternoon.
Someone saw a Bittern at mid-day from the gullery hide. lets hope its the wandering one from last year. i didn't see it while i was there.

Teal, wigeon, tufties, shoveler, gadwall, goosander, 34 canada geese, skylarks, reed bunting, treecreeper among the birds i did see.

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Postby Barry Farquharson » Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:49 pm

Myself and Darell headed to Craigmill Den after the ADBC outing today. Saw a Great Spotted Woodpecker on a telegraph pole (first time I've seen one here), and 2 Barnacle Geese were in with a large flock of Pink Feet overflying south. Buzzards, Linnets, Yellowhammers, Chaffinch, Goldfinch also seen here.
Small flock of Sanderling on the beach at Easthaven, with Dunlin, Redshank, Turnstone, Oystercatcher around also. A single Grey Wagtail was briefly seen with the Pied Wagtails, and a young Kittiwake was offshore. Hundreds of Starlings on the wires as well.

Some photos from today on my flickr page...
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October 10th. AUTUMN MIGRANTS

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:47 am

Oct. 10th . 9-30 to 4pm. MIGRANTS - Summer and Autumn Highlights Seen on ADBC Coastal Outing were

At Auchmithie - BARRED WARBLER - CHIFFCHAFF- WILLOW WARBLER- BLACKCAPS- GOLDCRESTS
PLUS- BRENT GEESE - (East Haven ) PINKFEET ( Montrose Basin - and Goose Road )BRAMBLING (Auchmithie ) REDWINGS - Springfield Park -Arbroath - SWALLOWS Boghead Farm - SANDWICH TERN Arbroath

An excellent turn out of 26 members took part in a great day out - Led by Jon Cook

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Postby Mickey Mellon » Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:09 pm

11/10/2010 Crudies Farm 616415 05.10 Barn Owl moving over farm land hunting, caught in headlights, went back 0915 but never found it, but had House Martins and Swallows , not to many, slowly moving south

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Postby K Hall » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:31 pm

Showing very well this afternoon in the gardens at the top of the track down to the harbour. Also male and female Blackcaps and numerous Goldcrests and Chiffchaffs.

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Postby RAB » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:56 pm

Yellow Browed Warbler today at Mains of Usan. Bird was in the strip of trees on the approach to Mains of Usan, by the red brick house.

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Postby Mickey Mellon » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:50 am

13/10/2010 Elliot 618388 very calm but not a lot around Swallows (4), Ringed Plover (3), Cygnet (1), lots of Hedge Sparrows, also Linnets, over head Pinkies, and with calm water a very large pod of Dolphins

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Postby RAB » Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:35 pm

Around 180 Barnacle Geese in off the sea at Lunan Bay this morning - headed towards Montrose Basin.

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Postby Mickey Mellon » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:15 pm

14/10/2010 Elliot 618388 very calm, Red Throated Diver, Guillemot, 3 Common Gull, 37 Ringed Plover, Sanderling, few Lesser Black Back, Great black Back, lots of Black Headed and Herring, Hedge Sparrows are in good numbers along with Linnets and juv Goldfinch

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Oct. 14th. AUTUMN MIGRANTS ETC.

Postby Bob McCurley » Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:42 pm

Oct. 14th. 1430pm. BLACKCAPS 2 Male and Female - REDWINGS 2 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER 1
SPARROW HAWK 1 Female - plus usual species , in total saw 18 species . in CRAIG MILL DEN , BY CARNOUSTIE NO. 578355

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16th OCTOBER 2010 Whooper Swans Broughty Ferry

Postby joncook » Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:51 pm

11 Whooper Swans flying south & calling over Broughty Ferry 1pm today.

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Postby islemartin » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:45 pm

Perhaps the 11 Whooper Swans seen at 1pm at Broughty Ferry today were amongst the 17 I saw leaving Montrose Basin and flying south west at midday? Also a Kinfisher perching in the middle of the basin and fishing - great views from the Lurgies.

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October 16th CRAIG MILL DEN BIRDS

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:00 pm

OCT, 16TH. 11-30AM. WILLOW WARBLER 1 BLACKCAPS 2 Male and Female - GOLDCRESTS 2

DIPPER 1 TREE SPARROWS 6 LONG TAILED TITS 2 GREAT TIT 2 BLUE TIT 2

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Postby jhodson1 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:35 am

15 October, Carnoustie beach (Buddon end) - 1 wheatear

16 October, Crombie CP - 3 bullfinch, 2 GS woodpecker, 1 treecreeper, 2 jay

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Postby darellberthon » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:24 pm

Loch of Kinnordy

Female Hen Harrier, golden plover 60+...yesterday there were 400+, 3000 pinkies, 200 greylags, 13 Canada geese, snipe, goosander, goldeneye,shoveler, teal, gadwall, wigeon.

Backwater Reservoir

Kestrel, 50+ goldfinches, wigeon, little grebe, goldcrest

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2 Dippers

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October 17th BARRED WARBLER ETC.

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:15 pm

October 17th 10-30am. BARRED WARBLER Autumn Imm. at Auchmithie Village - showing well in Elderberry

Tree on Right hand side of track which leads down to Harbour.also 2 STONECHATS near harbour on stony beach .

October 17th, 12-00 GREENSHANKS 4 --KINGFISHER 1 -- CANADA GEESE 3 All seen on Lurgies Montrose Basin

October 17th 11-30am. PINKFEET GEESE 4000 -- 3 BARNACLE GEESE Seen on " Goose Road " N.O. 660513

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Sunday 17th October. Dundee - Monifieth.

Postby Barry Farquharson » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:51 am

Walked from my house down to Barry Buddon via Stannergate, Broughty Ferry, Balmossie and Monifieth.
Redwing seen over Eastern Cemetery. Young Shag on the beach at Stannergate.
Jackdaw, Rock Pipit, Pied Wagtail at Broughty Ferry. Flock of 10+ Swallows feeding near toilets just past crazy golf, east of castle.
Kestrel over the nature trail. Red Breasted Merganser and Eider offshore, plus Wigeon and Mallard nearer Balmossie.
Mixed flock of Ringed Plover, Dunlin and Sanderling between esplanade and Balmossie.
Lots of waders at Monifieth beach in front of caravan park. Lots of Golden Plover, couple of Grey Plover, 4 Knot (including one still with some orange on the belly), Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Curlew, Oystercatcher, Redshank, Sanderling, Turnstone, Bar Tailed Godwit.

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Postby Barry Farquharson » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:53 pm

19th October

Forfar loch -19 Pochard, Teal, Yellowhammer, Jackdaw, Shoveler

Glen Moy - Merlin perched in dead tree in field on right hand side not too far into glen.

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Postby mike.nicoll » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:08 am

Easthaven,19/10/2010.
1 confiding juv.male Stonechat, 1 Snipe, 90 Lapwing.
0900hrs, 3 Whooper Swans flying SW.
1100hrs, 14 Whooper Swans flying SW.

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Postby Isabel Smith » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:13 pm

Whooper Swan family - Male hen harrier

Kinnordy Loch - 11am great light
Highlights were Whooper swans including a family + male hen harrier
Thousand + geese in stubble field N of loch


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