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24a - JANUARY to DECEMBER 2011 BIRD SIGHTINGS (NON ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:56 pm

Out of Angus Bird Sightings for JANUARY to DECEMBER 2011

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Re: JAN to DEC 2011 OUT OF ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Capercaillie » Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:02 pm

Tayport 3rd January 2011 - view over estuary

Bar tailed godwit, grey plover, dunlin, shelduck, wigeon, teal, mallard, black headed gull, ringed plover, redshank, common gull, herring gull, eider, greylag geese , oystercatcher, crows, turnstone, curlew, snipe in grass area near old met office, dunnock, chaffinch, starling.

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Black Redstart

Postby gus guthrie » Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:57 pm

stunning male Black Redstart down at east end of Roome Bay in Crail, directly below Denburn wood, also a well coloured Grey Wagtail and more Rock Pipits together than i've seen before.
11 pale-bellied Brent geese between Crail and Anstruther with a single Whooper swan.
Red-throated Diver at Lower Largo with Velvet & Common Scoter.
2 Waxwing still in Longforgan beside churchyard.

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Re: JAN to DEC 2011 OUT OF ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Charles Rough » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:44 pm

the black redstart is still showing at the same spot
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i also had grey wagtail/pied wagtail/rock pipit/sanderling/turnstone/redshank/goldeneye/eider/heron/kestrel

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Re: JAN to DEC 2011 OUT OF ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:42 pm

QUICK STOP AT ROSSIE BOG PRODUCED A LARGE AMOUNT OF PINTAILS WITH WIGEON,TEAL AND MALLARD.CURLEW AND WHOOPER SWANS ALSO PRESENT.
LOCH LEVEN STILL PRETTY WELL FROZEN WITH BIRDS CONCENTRATED IN CERTAIN AREAS. BURLEIGH SANDS AREA LOOKS BEST JUST NOW.

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Re: JAN to DEC 2011 OUT OF ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:47 pm

Glaucous Gull still present at Torry Harbour in Aberdeen today at 11am.

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Great Grey Shrike

Postby gus guthrie » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:58 pm

Great Grey Shrike still present at Red Moss at Netherley, Aberdeenshire. Tends to favour the west side of the bog. I found it behind Lairhillock Inn beside a pony paddock, though it is very mobile.

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Red-breasted Goose

Postby joncook » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:42 pm

Red-breasted Goose this afternoon 12/02/11 near Rossie Bog at Dunshalt, Fife, NO266104. Feeding in a field with cattle and 200+ Greylags. Note that it is not at the usual Rossie Bog area, but a bit SSW and accessed by a different road, the Auchtermuchty to Ladybank one. Park with care as this is a bus route.
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Re: JAN to DEC 2011 OUT OF ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:07 pm

107 whooper swans + 3 Canada Geese on flooded fields between Meigle and Alyth, the majority concentrated in a field on the East side.

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Re: JAN to DEC 2011 OUT OF ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby stevendoig » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:40 pm

ST CYRUS

Dozens of Skylarks getting settled in

80+ Fulmars on cliffs with maybe twenty more flying about

Single Grey Plover

One Peregrine

V. bold Fox, three Red Deer + Broon Hare.

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Re: JAN to DEC 2011 OUT OF ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Charles Rough » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:54 am

female mute at stobbie ponds dundee has been sitting on a nest for a couple of days,i cant remember it nesting this early

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Re: JAN to DEC 2011 OUT OF ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Charles Rough » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:23 pm

single male pintail at morton lochs in fife first time i have seen one here

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20th March 2011 Green-winged Teal Rossie Bog

Postby joncook » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:34 pm

Green-winged Teal on Rossie Bog, Fife, amongst rushes 300yds N of Easter Kilwhiss Farm, NO278111, still present at 12-45pm
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Re: JAN to DEC 2011 OUT OF ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby darellberthon » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:47 pm

Ross's Goose at Vane farm. Watched as it flew in with some pink feet yesterday, 26th March 2011

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Re: JAN to DEC 2011 OUT OF ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:13 pm

An afternoon visit to Vane Farm produced a Red-Breasted Goose and a Ross's Goose, both lifers for myself and Alex.Then went to Rossie Bog and had close views of Pintail.

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2nd April 2011, Slav Grebe, Ruddons Point

Postby joncook » Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:36 pm

Summer plumage Slavonian Grebe in Largo Bay, seen from Ruddons Point late morning. Also a Velvet Scoter.
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Re: JAN to DEC 2011 OUT OF ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Nicola Main » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:57 am

Sorry it's late but one Swallow seen from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh on Saturday 2nd April. Summer is here!

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Re: JAN to DEC 2011 OUT OF ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:12 pm

Green-winged Teal seen from Guardbridge hide at paper mill, showing well but distant. Seen off to left of hide towards the airbase.

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Re: JAN to DEC 2011 OUT OF ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:37 pm

King Eider showing well at mouth of Ythan Estuary, Little Egret further upstream at the Snub. Also Little Gull on Meikle Loch and 6 Ruff at Strathbeg.
Stopped of at Fowlsheugh on the way home and there are plenty of birds back now, noticed more Razorbills than I saw last year.

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Garden Warbler

Postby Neil Young » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:12 am

Garden warbler this morning in Alyth Den.

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Re: JAN to DEC 2011 OUT OF ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Tue May 24, 2011 8:38 pm

Turtle Dove still showing well in Kilrenny. Feeding in a lady's garden at bird table, next to Kilrenny Common. has been seen with a pair of collared dove, some speculation this may be same bird that visited this same garden 2 years ago.
Also had several manx shearwater at Fife Ness along with another bigger shearwater which i was unable to identify. when I was sitting at Fife ness a mink came within 15ft of me and iI got several photos.

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avocet

Postby gus guthrie » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:59 pm

single avocet still present south of aberdeen at Rigifa Pool.

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flycatchers

Postby gus guthrie » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:02 pm

Took Alex to Killiecrankie Visitors centre at the soldiers leap. Found both Pied & Spotted Flycatcher as well as Wood, Garden & Willow Warblers.

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Sooty Shearwater

Postby Grant Balfour » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:34 pm

10 June.
Sooty Shearwater - 1. Seen from the Isle of May Ferry on the way out to the island. Got a very good view as it was close to the back of the boat.

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Re: JAN to DEC 2011 OUT OF ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby burnie » Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:27 am

Off to Islay next week on holiday,any tips on where to go,staying near the Oa,so hoping for Choughs there.

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white-winged scoter

Postby gus guthrie » Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:30 pm

Presumed White-winged scoter off Murcar golf Club this afternoon, mixing with a large flock of Common & Velvet Scoter. also 3 Surf Scoter present.
American wigeon also seen at Strathbeg and found a Curlew Sandpiper at Rigifa pool outside Aberdeen.

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Re: JAN to DEC 2011 OUT OF ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby burnie » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:05 pm

Highly recommend Islay as a summer destination,didn't get a Corncrake,but managed a very impressive list,including the Choughs I was after.

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Re: JAN to DEC 2011 OUT OF ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby KDO » Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:39 am

23 July 2011
Broughty Ferry Nature Reserve
Rear if new apartments, The Esplanade,
Whitethroat and numerous Goldfinch.
Late entry.

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Re: JAN to DEC 2011 OUT OF ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:01 pm

2 ROSEATE TERNS AT YTHAN ESTUARY TERNERY THIS AFTERNOON, ALSO COMMON,ARCTIC,SANDWICH AND LITTLE TERNS.
3 SURF SCOTERS AT MURCAR ,OFF GOLF CLUB AREA.

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Re: JAN to DEC 2011 OUT OF ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Isabel Smith » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:13 am

Dotterel with chick - Tuesday 27 July 2011
At top of Aonach Mor - to the S of the topmost ski tow hut but very near. At least 2 males and 5 chicks

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Re: JAN to DEC 2011 OUT OF ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby burnie » Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:41 pm

Just back from a week visiting family in Norfolk,if you've never been to the area,it's worth a visit.Cley marshes were pretty amazing,similar birds to Montrose,just more of them.Tried to find a bearded tit and failed,I'm told there are some on the Tay between Dundee and Perth,anyone seen any recently?

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Re: JAN to DEC 2011 OUT OF ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:30 pm

Kingfishers and up to 4 Little Egrets seen at Eden Estuary. Also Osprey and Canada Geese.

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Invergowrie 7th Sept

Postby srgreen » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:15 pm

3 Curlew Sands and 4 Black t Godwits off Invergowrie train station this afternoon, all in Perth and Kinross. SRG

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Re: JAN to DEC 2011 OUT OF ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:57 pm

Fife Ness Hide
A couple of hours this afternoon with other Fife club members produced Bonxies, Arctic Skua, Manx Shearwater, 15 sooty Shearwater, a Balearic Shearwater and a Pomarine Skua in very blustery conditions which had birds coming close in.

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Re: JAN to DEC 2011 OUT OF ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby KDO » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:55 pm

05/10/11
Broughty Ferry Beach
Opposite The Glass Pavilion.
In high winds.
Wheatear.

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Re: JAN to DEC 2011 OUT OF ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:48 pm

Yellow-browed warbler at Kilminning, another seen at the patch at Fifeness and also seen in-hand being ringed . Also a Pomarine Skua off Crail, close inshore.

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Re: JAN to DEC 2011 OUT OF ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Barry Farquharson » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:08 am

Great Grey Shrike at Guardbridge for the past few days. There is a nature trail on the left as you come into the village from the north, between the fields and the Motray Water/Paper Mill. The bird has been frequenting the area past the gas tanks, I believe. It was very wary when I saw it, but have seen photos from almost directly underneath, so it may just be temperemental.

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Re: JAN to DEC 2011 OUT OF ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:20 pm

Coming home tonight from a trip up north Alex spotted a Red Kite at Butterstone on the Blairgowrie to Dunkeld road. It was circling above us and gave good views for over 10 minutes.


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