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2 - FEBRUARY 2012 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:54 pm

Angus Bird Sightings for FEBRUARY 2012

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Re: FEBRUARY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:36 am

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Re: FEBRUARY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:48 pm

2 Iceland Gulls on ploughed field at Castleton of Eassie today, stayed around most of the day. Barn Owl last night at Jericho on the same road , A94.
Some of the girls I work with have seen a Barn Owl at Glamis/ Charleston junction 3 times since Christmas, at around 7am each time.
Drake Smew was on Kinnordy Loch this afternoon, fairly mobile.

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Forfar Loch Wed 1st Feb

Postby srgreen » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:32 pm

The juv/1st-winter Kumlien's Gull re-appeared briefly 4.40pm tonight at the sailing club, then flew off and landed in the roost at the east end. I couldn't re-find but there was a mass of constantly moving gulls there late on, including a 2nd winter and two juv/1st winter Iceland Gulls. SRG

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Re: FEBRUARY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Susan Swankie » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:36 pm

Victoria park beach thurs 2nd
Rock pipits Turnstones Curlews Redshank 20+ eider 2mute swan heron oystercatcher pied wagtail

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Re: FEBRUARY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:15 pm

first Brambling of the winter on our feeders in the garden, a very nice male.
Big flock of Brambling still feeding at Caddam Woods behind Kirriemuir.

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Forfar Loch, again........

Postby srgreen » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:22 pm

Thurs 2nd Feb - The juv/1st-winter Kumlien's Gull re-appeared around 4.40pm tonight at the sailing club, and was still there up to about 5.05pm, also an adult and a juv/1st winter Iceland Gull there. In the roost at the east end, just before dark, a 2nd winter and a juv/1st winter Iceland Gull, though the latter may well have been the same bird from the sail club earlier. SRG

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Barn Owl

Postby Dave Adam » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:53 pm

Barn owl, in trees at road verge, Mains of Conansyth farm near Carmyllie 6pm

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Forfar Loch, once more.........

Postby srgreen » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:26 pm

Fri 3rd Feb - The juv/1st-winter Kumlien's Gull re-appeared around 4.20pm tonight at the east end, and was still there, showing well, up to at least 4.35pm, with just before dark, a 2nd winter Iceland Gull also there. There were also two adult Iceland Gulls together and a first-winter Iceland at the sailing club just before 5pm. SRG

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Re: FEBRUARY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby richardblackburn » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:30 pm

Montrose Basin, mid afternoon

A possible lesser scaup mixed in with a flock of scaup and tufties.

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Re: Lesser Scaup

Postby srgreen » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:04 pm

Should we be looking for a male/female/imm Lesser Scaup, and where/from where? SRG

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Re: FEBRUARY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby richardblackburn » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:35 pm

re: Lesser scaup - male, seen from the Montrose Wildlife Centre

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Re: Lesser Scaup

Postby srgreen » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:55 am

Thanks Richard, SRG

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Re: FEBRUARY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:52 pm

Male Smew still at Kinnordy, despite only a couple of open areas...was at the Swamp end with 7 Whoopers this afternoon.
A Jay was outside the East hide and a flock of Redwing and Bullfinches were feeding just along the path among the leaf litter.

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Forfar Loch Sat 4th Feb

Postby srgreen » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:58 pm

The juv/1st-winter Kumlien's Gull re-appeared around 4.40pm tonight at the sailing club, showing very well for a wee while. Only other white-wing interest tonight was one adult Iceland Gull there also. SRG

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Re: FEBRUARY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby barry shaw » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:42 pm

Had a walk along to auchterhouse today and I can honestly say I have never seen so much wood pigeons ,there was literally thousands on some wheat fields that are still standing for some reason,the noise when they took of together was deafening worth a look if your in the area.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:11 am

06/02/2012 0530 Brax Farm 588 435 My first Barn Owl of the year

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Dens Rd Arbroath

Postby Ian Graham » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:46 pm

6th Feb 1530 hrs Peregrine sitting on top of big chimney stack opposite Morrisons.

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Forfar Loch Mon 6th Feb

Postby srgreen » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:04 pm

The juv/1st-winter Kumlien's Gull re-appeared around 4.30pm tonight on ice to the west of the sailing club, showing very well for at least 15 mins. There was no other white-winged interest tonight. SRG

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Twite

Postby Dave Adam » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:54 pm

About 50 Twite on south side of White Caterthun, Angus.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:36 pm

07/02/2012 Condor east 626430 it may be cold and bit frosty but the sun brought out the Skylarks counted on the runways or up in the air singing

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Forfar Loch Tues 7th Feb

Postby srgreen » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:17 pm

The juv/1st-winter Kumlien's Gull re-appeared around 4.30pm tonight at the sailing club, showing very well til at least 5pm - get along and see it while you can, it wont be there forever. Only other white-wing interest tonight was one 2nd-winter Iceland Gull there also. SRG

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Re: FEBRUARY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:06 pm

08/02/2012 Elliot across from greenkeepers sheds right hand reed bed along with common Snip 3 Jack Snipe

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Re: FEBRUARY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:41 pm

09/02/2012 Condor East 626430 18 Meadow Pipits at airfield. 2 Short Eared Owls seen yesterday these maybe the only ones still here. Infor:-tried to get to Montreamont foest hide this morning but had to turn back thick ice on path and I was slipping and sliding, will try again tomorrow .

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Keptie Pond, Arbroath

Postby Ian Graham » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:03 pm

9th 1600hrs single male Pochard present.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby richardblackburn » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:16 pm

Montreathmont Forest - ~2pm

A treecreeper, robin, coal tits and Bullfinches on the main path.

Great, blue and coal tits at the feeders. Loads of siskin and a single redpoll with them. Several woodpeckers and a quickly disappearing Jay. Several robins, chaffinches and Dunnocks too.

Heard a bird sounding like a grasshopper along the path but no idea what it was.

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Forfar Loch Thurs 9th Feb

Postby srgreen » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:49 pm

The juv/1st-winter Kumlien's Gull re-appeared around 4.30pm tonight on ice to the west of the sailing club, showing very well for at least 15 mins, til the mist came down. There was no other white-winged interest tonight. SRG

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Re: FEBRUARY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:38 pm

10/02/2012 Arbirlot NT East 617 396 Dipper with rings Red over Silver and Yellow over Red. I have found out it was ringed by Kenny Slater last year and is a Female

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Forfar Loch Fri 10th Feb

Postby srgreen » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:25 pm

The juv/1st-winter Kumlien's Gull re-appeared around 4.20pm tonight at the sailing club, showing very well for a wee while. Only other white-wing interest tonight was one juv/1st w Iceland Gull there also. Also drake Smew present there, and a drake and fem Scaup (Greater). SRG

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Re: FEBRUARY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby DK » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:53 pm

Elliot Links 3x Jack Snipe still there, + reports of Short-eared Owl (usualy early to mid-afternoon)

Arbroath Cliffs, Carlingheugh Bay 6x Gannets yesterday afternoon.

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Lethnot

Postby Dave Adam » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:08 pm

About 80 Teal at Glen Lethnot Loch. Numerous Raven - C.Buzzard - Fieldfare.

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Forfar Loch Sat 11th Feb

Postby srgreen » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:05 pm

The juv/1st-winter Kumlien's Gull re-appeared around 4.40pm tonight to the west of the sailing club, showing very well for a good while. Only other white-wing interest tonight was one imm Iceland Gull there also, just before dark, was prob the 2nd winter bird again. Also drake Smew present there again. SRG

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Forfar Loch Sun 12th Feb

Postby srgreen » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:00 pm

No sign the Kumlien's tonight, other white-wing interest was one 2nd-w Iceland Gull and a juv/1st w Glaucous Gull off the sailing club, where the drake Smew was present again, along with the male and female Scaup. SRG

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Re: FEBRUARY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:06 am

Long-eared Owl at 11.40pm at Roundyhill, just above the railway bridge. 1st one i,ve seen for ages. Also 3 Tawny Owls tonight too.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby John Ogilvie » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:58 am

Sunday Glen Esk Modlach area Nice to see 2 buzzards so far up the glen - a most unusual sighting. Also fieldfare with a few redwings in lower glen. Grey squirrel sighted in woods near Burn House.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby DK » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:40 pm

Arbroath Elliot Links today

2x Long-tailed Ducks (male)
1x Red Throated Diver
1x Black-headed Gull still in summer plumage.

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Mon. Feb 13th WHITE TAILED SEA EAGLE

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:22 pm

Monday Feb 13th, 11am. JUV. WHITE TAILED SEA EAGLE In Rig Area at Broughty Ferry - Stannergate Sighting

Reported by Aliastair Eberst a reliable observer .

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Mon 13th Feb 2012 Rescobie

Postby srgreen » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:44 pm

There was a drake Smew on Rescobie 3.30pm today, just to the east of the fishing bothy on the north shore, west end. Also an imm Iceland Gull to the east of the Smew, prob a 2nd winter, but too far away to really age accurately. SRG

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13th FEBRUARY 2012 Twite, Mains of Dun

Postby joncook » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:32 pm

Flock of c30 Twite at Mains of Dun around the junction of the tracks to the Shelduck and Wigeon hides but quite mobile
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Re: FEBRUARY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Susan Swankie » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:41 pm

05.45 short ear owl on condor fence post kirkton rd.
Afternoon cliff top trail authmithie end group of around 40 to 50 linnet mixed with yellowhammers and what looked like some twite.(seen at unfarmed part of field beside the row of white houses). Between marker posts AS37 and AS39 counted 40+ shag a few cormorants and eider and 1 guillemot


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