2 - FEBRUARY 2012 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

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srgreen
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Re: Raptors/Schedule 1 species

Postby srgreen » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:39 pm

I would say the simple rule is to ALWAYS err on the side of caution. Certain birds of prey (Eagle, Peregrine, Kite, Goshawk etc) can occupy territories/home ranges YEAR ROUND, meaning that any posting of such a species could attract unwelcome interest, as birds may well be not far from a nest site, even in Dec/Jan etc. Obviously for other species like Hen Harrier, Merlin, SE Owl etc they generally winter away from nesting grounds, so reporting such species in winter is less of a problem - it goes without saying such species shouldn't be reported publicly from areas of potential/probable breeding habitat during the "breeding season", including dispaly flights etc. I've highlighted raptors, but same applies to any Schedule 1 species e.g. BT Diver, Dotterel etc. Hope that helps, SRG

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Re: FEBRUARY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:56 pm

28/02/2012 Arbilot bridge, coming back on the Dippers seen on the 25th. The female was still there this morning ;but this time accompanied by one of the males with rings Red over Silver and Orange over Dark Green

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Re: FEBRUARY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby barry shaw » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:06 pm

Inveraldie junction just north of Dundee
Noticed a barn owl on road this morning looks like it had just been hit this is the second time one has been hit in the same place such a shame.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:28 pm

29/02/2012 Arbirlot 609408 The Dippers I have been reporting are now busy nest building.

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Bittern at Kinnordy Loch

Postby gus guthrie » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:28 pm

Bittern showing really well at Kinnordy Loch this afternoon from the Gullery Hide, also Green-winged Teal ( distant ) and 70+ Whoopers .
european + Greenland White-front Geese still feeding on grass field next to loch.

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Re: Barn Owl carnage

Postby barry shaw » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:19 pm

[quote="chris"]Hi Barry

Actually there were two freshly dead Barn Owls on the A90 today. Yours was a juvenile female. There was also a juvenile male at Tarbrax which had no external sign of injury - apart from being dead.

Where and when was your other recent one? I picked up another on the East verge just north of Tealing 2 weeks ago: was it this one?

Regards
Chris[/quote]
Hi there chris the other dead barn owl was way back in January 2010 it was lying on the road just before you pass the black watch statue,they seem to be common in this area because I have seen them alive and not crushed on the motorway
Cheers Barry

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Gordon Anderson
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Barn owls

Postby Gordon Anderson » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:33 am

On a slightly happier note on Tuesday night (28th) we finally got excellent sightings of a Barn Owl which is frequenting the area between Dunninald and East Mains of Dysart. It was however hunting the verges of the A92 showing how vulnerable these beautiful creatures are to traffic strike. A short Eared Owl has recently been seen at night in the same general vicinity. Last Sunday night just inside South Aberdeenshire two more Barn Owls were hunting on the same road.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby iain buik » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:05 pm

11.00 hrs Magpie at B.O.C depot Douglas appears to have taken up residence was first seen here3 weeks ago

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Re: FEBRUARY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Allan Hall » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:33 pm

Roundyhill,
Spring is springing with short-eared owl hunting, pair of dippers holding territory and crossbill in full song.


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