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5 - MAY 2012 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:12 pm

Angus Bird Sightings for MAY 2012

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Grasshopper warblers

Postby simonbusuttil » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:33 pm

This evening (Monday 30 April) there were two singing at the Millburn reedbed and another singing at the Lurgies.

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Re: MAY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Wed May 02, 2012 6:13 pm

Grasshopper Warbler at Kinnordy Loch this morning from the Swamp Hide. Also there were Osprey,Marsh Harrier,Water Rail,Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Blackcap.

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Little ringed plover

Postby simonbusuttil » Wed May 02, 2012 7:04 pm

Little ringed plover back in the County this afternoon

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Lurgies area - Iceland Gull and grashopper warblers

Postby simonbusuttil » Wed May 02, 2012 9:33 pm

Two grasshopper warblers along the South Esk this pm. One in the car park as per previous e-mails and one half way to Bridge of Dun. Heard simultaneously

Also a late first winter Iceland Gull at mouth of S Esk into Basin - well into 2nd summer (all white) plumage

I could n't find the mandarin duck

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3rd MAY 2012 Whimbrel East Haven

Postby joncook » Thu May 03, 2012 5:23 pm

One, possibly two Whimbrel on East Haven beach to left from car park 5pm tonight. Also 3+ White Wagtails and a Wheatear, possibly Greenland subspecies.
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Re: MAY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Fri May 04, 2012 6:47 am

04/05/2012 Arbroath, Muirfield Place, my garden 619412 had my first ever visit from a Willow Warbler this morning

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Whitethroat

Postby Grant Balfour » Fri May 04, 2012 8:14 am

03-05-2012, 6:45pm

One male Whitethroat on the old railway track between Powmouth & Carcary. About 8 days later than last years arrival date.

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Re: MAY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby simonbusuttil » Fri May 04, 2012 3:42 pm

A hobby flew within a few metres of me at Ron Mackie Motors on the edge of Brechin this afternoon.

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4th MAY 2012 Cuckoo Loch Lee

Postby joncook » Fri May 04, 2012 7:20 pm

Cuckoo calling from the trees above the dam at Loch Lee this pm. Also 3 Ring Ouzels feeding on the field beside the dam along with 4 Common Sandpipers, 2 Wheatears and a Stonechat.
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Re: MAY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri May 04, 2012 7:53 pm

Hi all, just received an email this afternoon from Graham Chalmers. This is the first Ive heard of this news, but he asked me to post his photo of a Hawfinch that came to his garden in Forfar on Tuesday 1/5/12 at approx 7.15 pm. It appeared for about 15-20 minutes landing on ground and flying into a nearby pine tree. No further sightings since there I am told.

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Re: MAY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Sat May 05, 2012 3:04 pm

05/05/2012 Elliot I know its cold but this morning I counted 31 Swallows flying South. Do they know something we don't?

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Re: MAY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Sun May 06, 2012 1:01 pm

06/05/2012 Kingennie fishery 478365. Swan on nest, 8 Swallows, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, No sign of Sand Martins which normally nest in nearby quarry, Osprey coming in 2/3 times daily for food but not when I was there today.

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Loch Kinnordy

Postby mark wood » Sun May 06, 2012 5:23 pm

Female Smew this afternoon, presumably the one from Forfar loch.

Also a single Black - tailed godwit, a C. Sandpiper, 2 ringed plover.

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May 6th WHIMBRELS - WHEATEARS - WHITE WAGTAILS

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun May 06, 2012 6:38 pm

MAY 6TH 9-30 AM . WHIMBRELS 3 - WHEATEARS 23 - WHITE WAGTAILS 3 ALONG EAST HAVEN BEACH

TURN LEFT FROM THE CAR PARK , Wheatears in field opposite dumping truck at beginning of new Coastal path construction . Never seen so many in one group , some Greenland Wheatear race,

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Re: MAY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby iain buik » Mon May 07, 2012 5:34 pm

Very windy afternoon Westhaven almost devoid of stuff due to very high tides and crashing waves Gannets and Sandwich Tern .First Swift of the year when I got home at 17.30

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Re: MAY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Tue May 08, 2012 6:23 am

07/05/2012 Easthaven 1000am very low tide 5 Arctic Terns. There were 8 or 9 Wheaters in field where dumper is. Craigsmill Den never seen so many House Martins at one go must have been between 40-50 flying around, 2 Dippers at weir being friendly, Willow Warblers, Swallows resting up on telegraph wire, plus other usual stuff.

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Re: MAY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Tue May 08, 2012 10:57 am

08/05/2012 Elliot 4 Sedge Warblers in, Swallows checking nests in green keepers sheds, House Martins checking nest on the club house. Arbroath Keptie pond 2nd pair of Coots have 2 chicks, 1st pair still one left and it looked like female is checking nest for next brood

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Tues 8th May

Postby srgreen » Tue May 08, 2012 10:23 pm

Fem Smew back on Forfar Loch again this afternoon, and a few Swifts above.
Late this evening, 5 Dotterel (3 females) in the pea field on the south side of Pluckerston Farm, about 1.5km south of Kirriemuir heading towards Glamis on the A928, just west/opposite the roadway entrance for Ladywell/Logie (grid ref approx NO377516). Do not enter fields, and park v carefully if staying on main road. SRG

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Re: MAY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Allan Hall » Wed May 09, 2012 9:10 am

Roundyhill,
11 Dotterel still in field below Pluckerston Farm at 9am. Flighty but coming back to same field. NO377515.

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Re: MAY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed May 09, 2012 4:15 pm

As already stated Stuarts 11x Dotterel still present at 9:30am this morning. Thought this map link might be helpful to find the field...

MAP LOCATION: 'CLICK ME'

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spotted crake and manx shearwater

Postby simonbusuttil » Thu May 10, 2012 10:25 am

Kinnordy staff and volunteers report a singing spotted crake there last night. It is a national spotted crake survey year this year so please report all sightings - at Kinnordy or elsewhere !

Seawatching at Usan this morning = one manxie north

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Colour-ringed Pied & White Wagtails

Postby Clive McKay » Thu May 10, 2012 12:39 pm

Dear all,

Just a wee reminder that Iain Livingstone has been colour-ringing Pied and White Wagtails at an autumn roost in Clyde for several years, and now is the time of year when these birds are often re-sighted. If you do see a colour ringed bird please contact Iain with colour combination, date, location (and a photo if you can get one!) at iainlivcrg@googlemail.com There is an article on the project by Iain in the latest Scottish Birds news section.

Migrating wagtails have also been ringed in the autumn in southern England and these are often Pieds from Scotland or White Wags from Iceland. Dennis Elphick recently wrote an article about this in the latest edition of BTO’s Ringing News. These can turn up anywhere in Scotland – again contact Iain with any sightings.

Cheers

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Re: MAY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Thu May 10, 2012 8:19 pm

11 dotterel still in pea field on Pluckerstone farm approx 1 mile south of Kirriemuir on the Glamis road.
Common Sandpipers, colour ringed Redshank and a Dunlin on Kinnordy Loch this evening.

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May10th CUCKOO- SWIFTS - SHORT EARED OWL

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri May 11, 2012 9:15 am

May 10th 11am CUCKOO - SHORT EARED OWL - TREE PIPIT - GLEN PROSEN/ CALLY AREA ==

MAY 10TH 13-45PM SWIFTS 2 - DUNlIN 1 ( Alpina race ) PHOTO TAKEN -- MARSH HARRIER passe thru reserve _

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May 11th - More Dotterel

Postby Brian&Carol » Fri May 11, 2012 2:34 pm

May 11th 12 noon, 12 Dotterel in pea field immediately South of Pluckerstone farm on Kirriemuir to Glamis road, and another 12 (24 in all) across the road in the pea field immediately opposite (across the road) from Pluckerstone farm entrance. Mostly female, some male.

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Re: MAY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby richardblackburn » Fri May 11, 2012 8:09 pm

Angus Glen - am
Highlights were:-
Female cuckoo, 3 red grouse, 4 black grouse, 1 whinchat, 2 wheatear, possibly 2 yellow wagtails.

Kirriemuir - 1:40pm
16 dottterel in pea field as mentioned above. Also skylarks.

Loch of Kinnordy
2:30pm 3 swifts, swallows, a sand martin, marsh harrier, sedge warbler (swamp hide), willow warblers on paths.

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11th MAY 2012 Swifts Broughty Ferry

Postby joncook » Fri May 11, 2012 8:24 pm

First sighting from home tonight of five Swifts over Nursery Road, Broughty Ferry. 5 days later than normal.
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Re: Dotterel

Postby srgreen » Fri May 11, 2012 9:40 pm

There were 31 Dotterel this afternoon in the fields by Pluckerston Farm, Kirrie, 17 in the pea field to the west of the main road, and the other 14 in the pea field on the east side of the road.
There was a Little Ringed Plover briefly this morning at Kinnordy, in front of the gullery hide.
Also yesterday, a day on the coast looking for migs produced a male Pied Fly at East Seaton Farm, Arbroath, but it was the only migrant all day.
Cheers, SRG

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Re: MAY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby L. Thomson » Fri May 11, 2012 9:55 pm

11th May 10 am Lunan Bay
Party of 31 whimbrel resting on beach, departed 10.30 am.

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Re: MAY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Sat May 12, 2012 11:44 am

12/05/2012 Elliot. Whitethroat,2 at railway bridge, plenty of Sedge Warblers, Ringed Plover on beach, Wheatear, Yellow Hammer, Reed Bunting, Linnet, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Tufty pair, Swallows House Martins

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Re: MAY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Nicola Main » Sat May 12, 2012 1:25 pm

First two Swifts over the back garden yesterday (11th). 3 days later than last years sighting.

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Re: MAY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby richardblackburn » Sat May 12, 2012 6:00 pm

Easthaven - 15:30 - lowish tide (12 May)

2 flocks of 8 whimbrel and 6 sanderling on the beach.
1 Wheatear, 2 linnet in field next to cottages. Swallows and possibly 1 house martin flying around. Skylark heard.

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Sat May 12th CRAIG MILL DEN BIRDS

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat May 12, 2012 6:03 pm

SAt. 12th 11-15am CHIFFCHAFF 1 - WHITETHROAT 2 - BLACKCAP Male and Female - gathering nest material - GREY WAGTAILS 4 Juvs. - WILLOW WARBLERS 2 -

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Re: MAY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sat May 12, 2012 6:34 pm

Marsh Harriers, Osprey, Common Sandpiper at Kinnordy Loch.
Red Kite, White-Tailed Eagle, Cuckoo, Wheatear, Red Grouse, Black Grouse up the glens.
Dotterel near Kirriemuir this morning and a male Sparrowhawk eating a small bird in my garden as we had our tea tonight.

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Re: MAY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby mark wood » Sat May 12, 2012 6:40 pm

Glen Quharity, A nice cuckoo, Ring Ouzel, load of wheatears, Chiffchaff, three young dippers.

Lintathen, C. sandpiper, opsrey, grey wagtail.

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Re: MAY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby burnie » Sun May 13, 2012 4:42 pm

I was in the Glens,walked a little bit of Jocks road(part of post operative rehab)popped into Kinnordy and managed to miss all of these,just my luck,still not seen a Sea Eagle.
I worry about the spread of birds of prey in Angus,we seem to have poor record for them surviving the attentions of certain sporting estates activities(allegedly).

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13th May - Garden Warbler etc..

Postby Grant Balfour » Mon May 14, 2012 8:46 am

Three Garden Warblers at Powmouth on Sunday morning. Two were in the trees near the old viaduct and the other was back up the old railway track towards Carcary.

Swifts starting to appear with 5 seen along the Southesk.

Fledglings appearing at Kinnaird Park with two broods of Long-tailed Tit (one of 11 and the other of 15!), also Wren, Chaffinch and Robin.

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Re: MAY 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby stevendoig » Mon May 14, 2012 6:27 pm

Female Redpoll been at my niger seed the last two days (Whitehills Forfar)

New garden tick for me!

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15th MAY 2012 Spotted Flycatcher Powmouth

Postby joncook » Tue May 15, 2012 8:05 pm

One Spotted Flycatcher just upstream of the old railway bridge at Powmouth this lunchtime. Also Garden & Willow Warblers, Blackcap, Whitethroats, Dipper and Treecreeper.
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ps - location map here:
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=36 ... 57757&lm=0
Park at point of arrow, dont obstruct lane. One pair of Garden Warblers, Whitethroat and Treecreeper here. More Warblers and Spotted Fly over the old railway bridge and turn left upstream on the north bank of the river


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