4 - APRIL 2012 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Gordon Linton » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:20 pm

Kinnordy Loch 3-3.45pm Osprey caught a huge Pike, felt like it was'nt going to get out of the water, eventually managed & flew west with its catch. Also Marsh Harrier & usual Teal, Shoveler, Mallard, Oystercatcher, Peewit & Black Headed Gulls.

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:29 am

first Greylag goslings on Kinnordy loch this morning, 6 with the adults.... also Willow Warblers and Sedge Warblers.

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:49 pm

43 Black-tailed Godwits on Kinnordy Loch today......not Bar-tailed as I put on the grapevine, shouldn't talk,text and take pictures at the same time !!!
White Wagtail on bogbean in front of Gullery hide at 6pm tonight, flew off left towards Swamp Hide
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April 21st CRAIG MILL DEN

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:17 pm

APRIL 21ST 11-30AM DIPPER 2 GREY WAGTAIL 1 STOCK DOVE 1 WILLOW WARBLER 1 singing

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:08 pm

3 Osprey and a male Blackcap from the Gullery hide at Kinnordy ,late afternoon...between showers !

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby barry shaw » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:01 pm

Watching a raven in Angus today and I'm sure it had 2 wing tags on just couldn't get close enough to see if it was tags or deformed feathers.

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:21 pm

Mon 23/04/2012 Arbroath local Donkey Park 621 412 had Willow Warbler in one tree and tree next to it had Chiffchaff calling. Not seen them this close before

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Black Redstart Ethie Mains

Postby Roy Adamson » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:27 pm

Black Redstart showing well just before Ethie Mains near 'The Cottage'

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backwater resevoir

Postby Charles Rough » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:30 pm

1 pair of stonechats/2 willow warblers/1common sandpiper/1 osprey/mistle thrush and meadow pipits with food in their beaks/pied wagtail/linnets/comon gull/chaffinch/buzzard/red grouse heard,4 roe deer and 1 hare,1 swallow on phone line nearby

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:21 pm

24/04/2012 Arbroath Keptie Pond, 3 fledged Coots being well protected from gulls. Attacking any Gull that comes near. willow Warbler calling from pond island, Chiffchaff calling from gorse bushes on hill near water tower

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby mark wood » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:22 pm

30+ Crossbills flew into kinnordy moss, and several later found feeding on cones. Also siskins, redpoll and willow warbler.

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:12 pm

25/04/2012 Monikie Park Black Cap singing in tree near right hand car park

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Bonxies

Postby simonbusuttil » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:40 am

A steady flow of seabirds north this morning of Usan including a few bonxies

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kinnordy

Postby mark wood » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:31 pm

Sedge warbler calling from reeds outside swamp at Kinnordy. White wagtail still infront of gullery along with 4 common sandpipers and a ringed plover.

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby jhodson1 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:55 pm

Am busy with BTO nest recording scheme at present and it seems to be an early season:-
26/4 Carnoustie High School - blackcap nest with 4 eggs, amazing how soon they breed after returning.
25/4 Elliot mouth - migrant male ring ousel. Woods inland - treecreeper feeding small young (had 5 eggs on 12/4)
24/4 Carnoustie golf course - 6+ redpoll
18/4 Monifieth/Panmurefield - 3 goldfinch nests with 2,4 and 5 eggs. goldfinch are also nesting early in England.
1st willow warbler (late this year) of year and 3 blackcap holding territory
12/4 in the Glens - 2 ring ousel nest building

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:24 am

27/04/2012 Arbroath local Keptie pond 2nd pair of Coots nesting, 1st pair's 3 chicks going well and still being well protected. Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff loudly calling. Lots of Lesser Black Backs on the pond. Think these might be 3rd year or non breeding.

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27th APRIL 2012 Ring Ouzel Craigmill Den

Postby joncook » Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:10 pm

Male Ring Ouzel on meadow 150yds below the weir in Craigmill Den between 5 and 5.30 tonight. Lost from sight when disturbed by dog walker but probably still there.
Jon

Still present at 6.30pm per Bob McCurley.
Picture on Photographs section.
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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:30 pm

My 1st House Martin at Kinnordy Loch tonight, plenty Swallows & Sand Martins. White Wagtail still present, also Marsh harriers,Osprey,Water Rail,Common sandpiper,Sedge & Willow Warbler,Blackcap and a Ringed Plover.

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April 27th CRAIG MILL DEN BIRDS

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:40 pm

April 27th 11-30am Criag Mill Den BLACKCAP Male - WILLOW WARBLERS - DIPPER - GREY WAGTAIL - STOCK DOVE -TREE SPARROW - BUZZARD- AND IN THE EVENING - RING OUZEL ( Found by Jon ) Got great close up views and pics )

April 27th 2pm SEDGE WARBLER 1 - WILLOW WARBLERS 6 - WHEATEARS 3 BUZZARDS 4 - On Barry Buddon T.A.

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:15 pm

28/04/2012 Craigmill Den 0930 Ring Ouzel showing well small field 100 yards from weir, Dipper on weir, Willow Warblers, Chiffchaff, Yelloow Hammers, Blue Tits, Blackbird taking worms to nest, Songthrush, Wrens, Wood Pigeons, Crows, Swallows, Green Woodpecker calling in background, pair of Mallards, Chaffinch, Hedge Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, House Sparrow, Robins, Goldfinch

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:18 pm

single RUFF on Kinnordy Loch today, was in front of Gullery hide at 4pm....moves around quite a bit though, nice bird for here.

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April 29th GLEN ESK BIRDS -

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:00 pm

April 29th - 9-30am - REDSTARTS 6 SINGING - TREE PIPITS SINGING - WILLOW WARBLERS - 2 WOODCOCK -
SNIPE Displaying - COMMON SANDPIPER 3 - GREY WAGTAIL 2 DIPPER 2 -30 FIELDFRAES - IN ALL WE RECORDED 34 DIFFERENT SPECIES - -- IN ADDITION WE SAW A BEAUTIFUL ADDER ! NEAR CAR PARK AT END OF GLEN ESK

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby grahame » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:59 pm

At Balgavies reserve today:
2 swifts amongst swallows, house and sand martins
Osprey courtship feeding
4 Greylag goslings
7 Goldeneye
Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and 3 Blackcaps singing

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Grasshopper Warbler

Postby Grant Balfour » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:00 am

28th April - 7:45pm

A Grasshopper Warbler was in the Millburn reedbed (on the road to the Shelduck hide at Montrose Basin).

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:28 am

30/04/2012 Arbroath local, Keptie pond, swallows,13, House Martins, 3, feeding. The coot has lost one chick 2 left, the other is still nesting

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Re: APRIL 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby mark wood » Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:20 pm

First two Swifts over loch kinnordy this morning. Blackcap and Sedge still singing. No sign of Ruff.


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