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14 - FEBRUARY 2011 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:55 am

Angus Bird Sightings for FEBRUUARY 2011

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FEB. 2ND. BAR TAILED GODWITS- KNOT- GREY PLOVER

Postby Bob McCurley » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:14 pm

Feb.2nd. 1300hrs. BAR TAILED GODWITS 400- KNOT 40 - GREY PLOVER 2

SEEN AT HIGH TIDE SHORELINE OPPOSITE MONIFIETH SEA VIEW CARAVAN SITE - MONIFIETH

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Re: FEBRUARY 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:10 pm

04/02/2011 Easthaven 592362 Quiet rainy walk with the dog. Never seen so many Blackheaded Gulls must have been about 500 on the shore edge, few Herr4ing and one Great Black Backed, lots of Widgeon, fews Oyster Catchers, Turnstone, Red Shank, Purple Sand Pipers, Cormorants, and a solitary Rock Pippit

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Feb. 4th HEN HARRIER

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:02 pm

Feb. 4th. 1350HRS. HEN HARRIER Ringtail 1 - On Barry Buddon - Happy Valley Area , known as

Barry North - quartering area opposite Buddon Golf Course --

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kinnordy loch

Postby gus guthrie » Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:19 pm

redhead smew still at swamp hide this morning. Also GS woodpecker, Reed Bunting, Brambling, Teal, Wigeon, Goosander, Long-tailed Tit, Siskin, Lesser Redpoll, 2 Red Squirrels & 3 Otters in front of swamp hide ( then under it ).

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Feb 6th. WOODPECKERS

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:32 pm

FEB 6TH. 10-20AM. GREEN WOODPECKER 1 -- GREAT SPOTTED WOOODPECKER 6 -- JAY 1
At Montreathmont Forest in Hide area

Feb 6th 11-40am. BRENT GEESE 6 AT MONTROSE BASIN - DABCHICK 8 At Old Pier

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Re: FEBRUARY 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Michael Morphy » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:36 am

February 6th. Montrose

About 4 adult & 1 immature gannet fishing off Kinnaber beach amongst a large concentration of gulls.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:01 pm

08/02/2011 Condor East 626430 Tawny Owls (2) calling in the early hours of this morning

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FEb. 8th. GOSHAWK - KITTIWAKE

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:39 pm

FEB. 8TH 11AM. GOSHAWK Female Seen in flight in an Angus location.

FEB. 8th 1300hrs. KITTIWAKE JUV. 1 Seen from Redcastle Hide Lunan Bay

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Re: FEBRUARY 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:12 pm

09/02/2011 Elliot 618388 1000AM Jack Snipe 2, Snipe 2, Sanderling 18, ringed Plover 2, Kingfisher 1, Mallard 14, no sign of any smaller stuff

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Re: FEBRUARY 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby DK » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:30 pm

A pair of Ravens displaying at Cuthlie Harbour this morning from around 9:15 to 11:30.
Heard calls on previous visit (25th January) from somewhere in the vicinity of "Rosehill Plantation"

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Re: FEBRUARY 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby stevendoig » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:02 pm

Smew still at Kinnordy this morning (Swamp hide)

4 Waxwings this afternoon near the Ice Rink in Forfar

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Re: FEBRUARY 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:38 pm

redhead smew still at swamp hide ,also there are; goosander,wigeon,goldeneye,shoveller (4) ,teal and 7 whooper swans. 7 bramblings at the feeders in the carpark amongst a flock of other small birds. Great-spotted woodpeckers & red squirrels prefering the feeders among the pines.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Smith » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:48 pm

Perth Road Dundee

Pair of Magpies flying over at lunchtime

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FEB 14th VELVET SCOTER - SMEW

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:04 pm

Feb 14th. 10-30am. VELVET SCOTER 1 - COMMON SCOTER 2 - RED BREASTED MERGANSERS 3 - EIDER 3
RAZOR BILL 2 --LONG TAILED DUCK 12- FULMAR 8 ( 7 Sitting on Castle Ruins ) -RED THROATED DIVER 3 -- Stormy High Seas-- Above recorded on WEBS Count for Lunan Bay from Hide Jon and I

Feb. 14th 1400hrs. SMEW still showing well today - plus 30 WHOOPER SWANS and 2 MUTE SWAN
Above all seen at Loch of Kinnordy RSPB, Reserve today

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Re: FEBRUARY 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Allan Hall » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:08 pm

Smew still at Kinnordy. At first in front of the Swamp Hide with 2 goldeneye and later with a flock of c170 teal viewable from the Gullery Hide. 4 Oystercatchers present and 2 Shelduck on the flash flood out of Roundyhill along the Meigle Road.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:41 am

17 Feb 2010 St Vigeans 638433 Letham Grange 632460 lovely sound of 2 Song Thrushes, my first this year, singing in the fog in the tree tops

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Feb 19th LITTLE GULL - GANNETS

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:26 pm

Feb. 10th 1400hrs. LITTLE GULL 1 GANNETS 3 Off Buddon Ness - Barry Buddon

My first sighting this year of both species.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:19 am

20 Feb 2011 For the interested end of Elliot to Hatton water works costal side in the field pair of Emine running around

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Feb. 20th BITTERN - SEA EAGLE - LESSER B.B. GULL

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:29 pm

Feb. 20th 11-45am BITTERN Seen in flight from Gullery Hide Loch of Kinnordy by Graham Smith

Feb. 20th 10-30a.m. SEA EAGLE Seen at Loch of Lintrathen in Old Hide car park area by Graham

Feb. 20th 10-30 LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL 1 In Monifieth Bay - ByBob

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Ringed Starling

Postby burnie » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:43 pm

Had a starling on the fat balls on our feeder this lunchtime which had the following rings on it's legs.Orange and violet on the left leg and grey and blue on the right leg,the bird looked in good health.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby L. Thomson » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:42 pm

Winter plumaged Slavonian Grebe at Balgavies Loch (East end) at 12.45pm Monday 21st February

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22nd FEBRUARY 2011 Slavonian Grebe, Rescobie Loch

Postby joncook » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:25 pm

The Slavonian Grebe found yesterday on Balgavies Loch was at the NE end of Rescobie at 12.30 today, feeding with a group of Tufted and Goldeneye at approx NO518516. Also a pair of Pintail.
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FEb. 22nd. LESSER REDPOLLS -ETC.

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:38 pm

Feb. 22nd. 11-45am. LESSER REDPOLLS 5 - REDWINGS 6 SONG THRUSH 1 - GOOSEANDERS 10 GOLDENEYE 12 TUFTED 8 -- BULLFINCH 1 -- LESSER BLACK BACKED GULLS 2 ALL SEEN AT CLATTO RESEVOIR
NO 368346

Feb. 22nd 1400hrs, SLAVONIAN GREBE 1 Seen at Rescobie Loch - Also PINTAIL ( UNUSUAL INLAND )
See previous posting . Thanks for phone call Jon

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Tagged Greylag Goose

Postby Brian&Carol » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:55 pm

22 Feb 2011 NO300463. 360 Greylag with 3 Pinkfeet and 19 Whooper swans feeding in a field at Simprim farm near Meigle. One Greylag has an orange neck collar with black "ABX" plus a red left leg ring. Has been reported - apparently it was ringed at Lintrathen loch in 2003, seen there in 05 and 07, last seen south of Thurso in October 07.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:58 pm

23 Feb 2011 Condor East 626430 3 Song Thrush, 14 Sky Larks some up and singing other chasing around trying to be friendly

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Re: FEBRUARY 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby stevendoig » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:22 pm

15+ Redpoll on way to old hide at Lintrathen this morning.

6 Crossbill at Backwater beside the car park at the dam.

50 - 70 Tree Sparrow on wee road from Maryton to Roundyhill. Never seen more than half a dozen at once before!! (maybe this road is a great place for them all the time?)

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Re: FEBRUARY 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby barry shaw » Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:46 pm

Ninewells hospital peregrines showing well today,the male seemed to be doing a bit of displaying to the female who was sitting on the large chimney.great stuff

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Feb. 26th. SLAVONIAN GREBES

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:17 pm

Feb. 26th 1300hrs. SLAVONIAN GREBE 2 In Carnoustie Bay close in , opposite 1st.Sentry Box on

Barry Buddon at Carnoustie Bay end. Sticking close together .also in Bay , Red Throated Diver 6 -- Long Tailed Duck- 1 -- Common Scoter 1o

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26th Feb Sea Eagle

Postby Brian&Carol » Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:00 pm

Feb 26th 3pm NO250570. Sea Eagle juvenile circling (with a buzzard) above the road from Peel Farm to the Backwater Reservoir junction. Then headed roughly towards Lintrathen Loch, followed by us, but was not seen again.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:37 pm

28/02/2011 Nice to see its light by 0630 in the mornings and getting earlier. Letham Grange 63240 pair of Jays and a pair of Grey Partridge

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Glen Esk -Lethnot

Postby Dave Adam » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:13 pm

Glen Esk;
Golden Eagle, probably male, near Loch Lee.
Peregrine near a Loch Lee crag.
Oystercatchers at lochside shingle - #15
Common Buzzards- #2

Glen Lethnot;
Ravens - #2
Lapwings on the hill - display flight - #4
Common Buzzards - #4

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Re: FEBRUARY 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby richardblackburn » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:06 pm

Balgavies Loch - ~13:00

5 long tailed tits, blue, coal and great tits, a single greenfinch, great spotted woodpeckers, dunnocks, chaffinches, robin, loads of goldeneye, tufted ducks, greylag geese (inc. one which was half white - moulting I guess), mute swans having a good flap, cormorants and 5 bullfinches ( at least 3 male and a female).


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