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4 - APRIL 2012 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:41 pm

Angus Bird Sightings for APRIL 2012

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby mike.nicoll » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:18 pm

some belated sightings:-
18/03/2012 Haughend,Glen Esk, 90 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing
Milldens, Glen Esk 2 Common Crossbill.

20/03/2012 Finavon, 2 Kingfishers.
Justinhaugh, 20 Redwing
25/03/2012 Oathlaw, Finavon, 2 Kingfishers.
28/03/2012 Glen Beannie, 2 Wheatears( 1 in full song), 1 Ring Ousel(alarming & brief song),1 Redpoll,1 Siskin and
2 Common Crossbill.
Forter , 1 Green Woodpecker.
30/03/2012 Gella, Glen Clova , 2 Wheatear.
Tarabuckle, Glen Clova, 80 Fieldfare.
Wester Eggie, Glen Clova, 6 Common Crossbill, 10 Siskin.
31/03/2012 Forter,Glen Isla, 2 Ring Ousel ( 1 singing briefly), 2 Wheatears.
Dykends, Glen Isla, 2 Common Crossbill.

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:04 pm

05/04/2012 Letham Grange 632460 Chiff Chaff caslling, 5 Bull Finch, 2 male and 3 female, 4 Pheasants, male with his harem of 3. Elliot, Sandwich Tern 2, Linnets, Deadow Pipits, Reed Bunting, Sky Larks

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Barry Farquharson » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:27 pm

Thursday 5th April

Spotted a new species for my Ninewells Hospital list after work today with decent views of a Jay in the arboretum behind the main block. Chiffchaff also heard (can be good for Blackcap here too - none heard yet).

Riverside Nature Park - highlights were 49 Black Tailed Godwits (my highest total here so far), 3 Yellowhammers, 20 Linnets and the injured Pink Footed Goose.
(full 'report' here - http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=213067&page=3 ).

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Re: March Snow Bunting at Balgavies

Postby grahame » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:42 pm

I posted last month on poss. Snow Bunting
Seen the suspect again and posted sample pic. in photo section
Opinions please

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:10 pm

06/04/2012 Arbroath Bowling alley first Whimbrel of the year, 5 Bartailed Godwits. Neither did not stay around long with the amount of dog walkers and yapping dogs about. Basin Osprey showing well on the tree on far side

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby jhodson1 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:49 pm

Friday, 6 April.
Blackbird nest with young, a couple of days old, in privet hedge at home in Carnoustie - must have clutched around 21/3.

Craig Mill Den - dipper nest on rock face had disappeared - just a line of moss left, unless I was looking in wrong place (my memory is bad these days)!!! Wonder what sort of predator?!?!?
Long Tailed Tit nest there in an ash tree held 5 eggs.

Female merlin at "probable breeding territory" in Angus glen. Also ring ousel in same glen.

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:05 pm

07/04/2012 Easthaven, lots of normal stuff, near Hatton works found 5 Sandwich Terns on large rock off shore

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March 7th PUFFINS

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:23 pm

April 7th 1400hrs. PUFFINS 5 Back at Auchmithie Below Cliffs just North of Old Harbour - My 1st this year !

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Herons

Postby GYarnell » Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:09 pm

Can anyone tell me where I can visit a heronry near Arbroath?

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby richardblackburn » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:48 pm

I was reliably informed that there was a jack snipe seen from the Montrose Wildlife Centre yesterday (Saturday 7th April: ~4pm). It was seen in the salt pans.

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:09 pm

09/04/2012 Cnear Colliston grid 604 441 4 Lapwings in field

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby jimcobb » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:50 pm

Seen yesterday(8th.March) at Montreathmont-Great Grey Shrike still at same location and 1 swallow mobbing a kestrel Jim&Jean Cobb

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April 9th SLAV. GREBE - SANDWICH TERNS

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:13 pm

April 9th 12-30pm SLAVONIAN GREBE 1 plus SANDWICH TERNS 6 FROM ADBC LUNAN BAY HIDE
plus BRIDLED GUILLIEMOT 1 Close in at high tide - 1st ever here for me .

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby jhodson1 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:24 pm

Sunday 8/4 - Crombie CP - green woodpecker calling incessantly near ranger building
Monday 9/4 - near Monifieth High School - swallow, 4 singing chiffchaff, 1 m blackcap, 2 pairs dipper on stream, female goosander in stream, goldfinch nest building (an early date), long tailed tit nest ready for eggs


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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:31 am

10/04/2012 Elliot, 3 Juv Mute Swans resting up at Elliot mouth, Blackbird taking food into nest at Gorse bushes

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:11 pm

adult Iceland gull showing well this morning in the Kirrie Show field just outside kirriemuir on the Glamis Road.

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:29 pm

11/04/2012 Letham Grange 632460 nice walk until rain came. Blackbird, Blue Tit, Buzzards, Carrion Crow nest building, Chaffinch, Chiff Chaff caling, Coal Tit, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker(3) hammering away, Greenfinch, Grey Heron, Jackdaw nest building in same hole as last year, Mallard, Moorhen, Pheasant, Piedwag Tail collecting nesting material, Robin with a mouthful of Greenfly flyhing into nearby house, Rook with 2 small Rookeries, Skylark, Tawny Owl calling during the day, Woodies, Wren

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Nicola Main » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:06 pm

Saw my first Swallow of the year on the bus in Easthaven this afternoon.

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Harry Holbrook » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:17 pm

I expect the swallow was exhausted from its migration back from Africa and decided to take public transport for the last leg!

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Marsh Harriers.

Postby Colin Black » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:29 pm

Loch of Kinnordy: Male Marsh Harrier also female or possibly young bird, it has a very golden head. At least three Ospreys at Kinnordy and one at Balgavies.

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Nicola Main » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:53 am

[quote="Harry Holbrook"]I expect the swallow was exhausted from its migration back from Africa and decided to take public transport for the last leg![/quote]

I knew I soon as I posted that that someone would say something along those lines! :)

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Harry Holbrook » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:40 pm

Kinnordy this lunchtime: Marsh Harrier - male and female/juv; Osprey - 2 fishing successfully.

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Kinnordy

Postby simonbusuttil » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:12 pm

Willow warbler calling in the car park there ca 2 pm

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April 12th. SWALLOW - SAND MARTINS

Postby Bob McCurley » Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:16 pm

APRIL 12TH 1430HRS. SWALLOW 1 LOCH OF KINNORDY

APRIL 12TH. 10AM SAND MARTIN 1 ONLY MONIKIE COUNTRY PARK ABOVE ISLAND POND

APRIL 12TH. 1530HRS. SAND MARTINS 8 FORFAR LOCH NEAR YACHT CLUB HOUSE

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APRIL 13TH.- WILLOW WARBLER - CHIFFCHAFF- WHEATEARS

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:30 pm

April 13th. 11am On Barry Buddon T.A. WILLOW WARBLER 1 Singing - CHIFFCHAFF 1 Singing Both at Barry end along from Level Crossing --- WHEATEARS 2 At Lighthouse .

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:06 am

13/04/2012 Arbroath, Keptie pond Coots nesting, Westway, Hospital Field House, Crow on nest, smallest Rookery I have seen 2 nests one being used

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Angus glen

Postby Dave Adam » Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:03 am

Lots of Meadow Pipits returning to the hills - flock c.60, couple of Wheatears, Common Gulls back at river shingles, Short Eared Owl - first I have seen up on the hill tops for years, Raven calling, couple C.Buzzard. Good herd of c.50 stags in antler.

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April 14th COMMON SANDPIPER

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:55 pm

April 14th 10-30am COMMON SANDPIPER 1 At Murton Reserve Forfar NO.493512

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:33 pm

We have 3 Redpolls coming to our niger feeder just now, have had no sightings all winter of them until 2 weeks ago, the colours on them are fantastic and have just noticed that one bird is ringed.

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:28 am

14/04/2012Kingennie fishery 478 365 Osprey fishing caught Rainbow and flew north, Willow Warbler calling in trees

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Allan Hall » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:11 pm

Roundyhill,
First Willow Warbler singing briefly here today in between thunder storms!

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:29 pm

a visit after work to Kinnordy Loch produced 2 Willow Warblers at the old feeding station as well as a Common Sandpiper and a Greenshank from the Gullery hide.

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:20 pm

18/04/2012 Arbroath Elliot 22 Common Scoters moving north to breeding grounds

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April 18th WILLOW WARBLER - CHIFFCHAFF

Postby Bob McCurley » Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:10 pm

APRIL18TH 1400hrs.WILLOW WARBLER 1 . CHIFFCHAFF 1 --NICE WATCHING THEM BOTH SINGING -TREE CREEPERS 2 - SEEN IN SHIEL STREET RESERVE B/FERRY

April 18th 11am GREY PLOVER 2 RINGED PLOVER 2 TURNSTONES 8 SANDERLING 2 LESSER BLACK BACKED GULLS 3
ALL SEEN AT HIGH TIDE IN MONIFIETH BAY - OPPOSITE SEA VIEW CARAVAN PARK

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby richardblackburn » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:50 pm

First Sandwich terns (2 of them) of the year at the Montrose Basin today (Rossie Spit).

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April 16th / 19th KINNORDY VISITORS

Postby Bob McCurley » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:49 pm

April 19th 9-30am CUCKOO seen being chased off reserve by a Marsh Harrier - WILLOW WARBLER singing

and BLACKCAP seen and heard on Monday 16th this from RSPB staff

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19th APRIL 2012 Hirundine arrival

Postby joncook » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:28 pm

Looks like Hirundines have finally arrived in numbers, c100 Swallows & 10 Sand Martins at Forfar loch this am, c20 Swallows & 10 Sand Martins at Balgavies Loch, 20+ Swallows at Bridge of Dun pm. Also Willow Warblers singing at Kinnordy, Forfar Loch, Balgavies & Powmouth. Bet they all wish they had stayed in Africa.
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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:36 pm

20/04/2012 easthaven miserable weather but 1 Swallow flew through, Condor West 616439 first summer visitor of year 1 Willow Warbler sing from tree at Officers mess

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April 20th THEY ARE BACK !

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:38 pm

April 20th 1430hrs. WILLOW WARBLERS 6 CHIFFCHAFF 1-- BARRY BUDDON TA,


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