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12 - DECEMBER 2012 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:01 pm

Angus Bird Sightings for DECEMBER 2012

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Re: DECEMBER 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Ian Hay » Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:48 pm

Sandpiper on fence 2 miles west of Tannadice on Kirriemuir road by pool in field. Seen briefly

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Re: DECEMBER 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Allan Hall » Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:26 pm

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Barn Owl just north of caravan site on A928 this evening.

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Re: DECEMBER 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:36 am

03/12/2012 Swirlburn nr Colliston 0610 Barn Owl on fence post

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Monday 3rd December 2012 - Waxwing

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:44 pm

Date & Time: Monday 3rd December 2012 - 3:40pm
Species: Waxwing
Details: There was a flock of at least 45x Waxwings at 3:40pm in the garden trees of 15 Parkhill Place, Kirriemuir.

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Re: DECEMBER 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Glen Wilson » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:58 pm

Flock of, over a dozen, Waxwings seen by Knapp road outside Longforgan, this afternoon

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Re:04 DECEMBER 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby dave b » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:29 am

SMALL FLOCK OF LONGTAILED TITS AND 3 SISKINS(2F @1M) AT GARDEN FEEDERS, AND ANOTHER VISIT FROM A MAGPIE.

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Re: DECEMBER 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:31 am

06/12/2012 0545 Arbroath, Denfield near west cemetry. Barn Owl moving around

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Re: DECEMBER 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:16 pm

06/12/2012 Elliot On a wet miserable morning it was nice to find something different for a change the dog flushed a Malenistic Pheasant.

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Re: DECEMBER 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby mike.nicoll » Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:55 pm

06/12/2012, Eastern Cemetary, Dundee
Nipped in with Ron Downing and Geoff Flogdell to see the Waxwings. Very impressive numbers, got one good count of 800.
Also 60 Mistle Thrush, 40 Fieldfare, 50 Redwing and 2 adult female sparrowhawks.

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6/12/2012, Barn Owl and Cormorants

Postby Alex Shepherd » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:12 pm

6/12/2012, 1830, Barn Owl, NO 67250 51010 start of new road section between Inverkeilor and Lunan.

Various dates throughout November/December, Cormorants, most seen 3, at Keptie Pond, Arbroath. During summer I'd seen shoals of what I think may be roach or small perch and the Cormorants are very active hunting, usually late afternoon.

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Re: DECEMBER 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:45 am

Date & Time: Thursday 6th December 2012 - 10:50pm
Species: Waxwing
Details: Cant compete with 800.....but 2x Waxwings again in my back garden at Auchmithie at 10:50 Thursday morning!

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Re: DECEMBER 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Ian Hay » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:11 pm

150 brambling in field just west of kinordy car park

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December 7th WAXWINGS -

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:39 pm

DECEMBER 7TH 10-30AM WAXWINGS 400 + Still present at Eastern Cemetry off Arbroath Road just before you come to the round about at bottom of Kingsway - Scott Fyffes garage - In company with a flock of 30 FIELDFARE plus MISTLE THRUSH and SONG THRUSH

DECEMBER 7TH 11-15AM WAXWINGS 100 + Still present in Baxter Park in Trees just past Pavilion

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Re: DECEMBER 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Stephen Appleton » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:07 am

7th @ 1505 visit to Baxter Park - small mixed flock of green & gold finches, blue tits, great tits and then what I'd gone for in top of Sycamore next to Cotoneaster tree in north west corner of the park (nr Morgan Academy) c. 140 waxwings - superb and many thanks to those who've reported over the last few days. Good sightings and great to watch them enjoying the berries and listen to their chattering. Also viewed a very vocal treecreeper. And then a flock of thrushes flew over mistle/fieldfare.

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DEC. 8TH GREAT NORTHERN DIVER

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:00 pm

December 8th 12 Noon GREAT NORTHERN DIVER In Monifieth Bay NO 505315 opposite the Sea View Caravan Site Monifieth - Quite close in , and was located between a large GREEN BUOY and a large RED BUOY and was moving left and right between these 2 Buoy markers , Diving frequently

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Dec. 9th LONG EARED OWL -

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:32 pm

DEC. 9TH 1300 HRS LONG EARED OWL Lunan Bay , seen coming in off the Sea from ADBC Hide at Lunan Bay seen by Keith , Graham, George and Bob - It flew towards Redhead and went inland .

Dec 9th 1430hrs . WAXWINGS 300/350 Still present at Eastern Cemetry , Very mobile and at times sen in Tall trees which line main road opposite entrance to Cemetry - Has anyone not seen them ? but what a sight to see so many at one time - spectacular !

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DEC 9th - Waxwing etc.

Postby Grant Balfour » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:06 am

At Dundee Eastern Cemetery 13:30 - 14:30 (must have been there just before Bob...)

Waxwing: Still 400+ but very flighty and didn't settle for long anywhere (one photo shows c350 in one tree and there were still other small flocks flying around).
Mistle Thrush (8), Fieldfare, Song Thrush all still around.
One female Sparrowhawk was flying around and set up the Waxwings a couple of times.

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December 11th CRAIG MILL DEN

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:40 pm

DEC. 11TH 12-35PM Took short walk along Den not expecting too much . BUT did see following

TREECREEPER 1 REDPOLL 1 BULLFINCH 3 - GOLDFINCH 6- YELLOWHAMMER 4 - GREAT TIT BLU E TIT , DUNNOCK , ROBIN , BUZZARD - -- QUITE A BUSY PLACE !

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Re: DECEMBER 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:36 am

12/12/20012 Elliot late report Kingfisher flying around golf course before settling in large burn half way up the course yesterday.

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Re: DECEMBER 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby L. Thomson » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:33 pm

Wednesday 12th December (12.45pm) : a Green Sandpiper at East end of Balgavies Loch.

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Re: DECEMBER 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Stephen Appleton » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:43 pm

Popped back to see the waxwings this morning (9.45am) - c.70 in the cemetery (nr Baxter Park) with c.20 fieldfares and some mistle thrushes. Interesting to see how the waxwings and thrushes seem to stick together, but then it seems the waxwings benefit from the mistle thrushes alarm call.

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Re: DECEMBER 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:05 pm

13/12/2012 Still now sign of Waxwings, Fieldfare or Redwing in Arbroath so went to East Haven. House Sparrows, TreeSparrows, Songthrush, Starlings, various Tits, Crows, Woodies. Along the shore line Redshank, Ringed Plover, Sanderling, Turnstones, Pied Wags, off shore lots of Wigeon, Eider, Cormorant, Shag, Eider,Mallards and a variety of Gulls.

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Wed 12th December 2012 - AGV Messages Received

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:31 pm

AGV Messages Received Wednesday 12th December 2012
(Note not all Waxwing messages are now put out as we have seen a lot! Taken in to consideration are numbers, possibility of other birders being able to see them, time of day, etc.)

AGV 15 Waxwings at south side of Kirriemuir at 9:00am on Glamis Road, opposite St Andrews Church. Per SRG

AGV 55 Waxwings at south side of Kirriemuir at 3:30pm on Glamis Road, opposite St Andrews Church. Per SRG

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Thursday 13th December 2012 - Waxwings & AGV

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:34 pm

Thursday 13th December 2012 AGV...

AGV Still 30+ Waxwings at south side of Kirriemuir at 3:30pm on Glamis Road, opposite St Andrews Church. Per SRG


I also had 2 waxwings briefly on aerials in Forfar at the Graham Crescent/Glamis Road corner at approx 11:00am today. MCa

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14th DECEMBER 2012 - WOODCOCK

Postby Grant Balfour » Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:47 am

Three Woodcock seen between Farnell and Bridge of Dun around 8am this morning.

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15th December.

Postby Barry Farquharson » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:50 am

A party of Long Tailed Tits feeding in the trees behind the Caird Hall in Dundee City Centre around 1030. A single male Goldeneye offshore behind Discovery. A large flock of around 200+ Waxwings in the area around the bottom of Roseangle/railway line/Barnetts garage car park. Feeding on berries by railway line and also feeding on small berry bushes by the path down onto Riverside Drive. Really close views through the fence though there were not too many berries left there when I headed for home. Photos on my flickr page.

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Glen Esk

Postby Dave Adam » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:39 am

4 x Red Kites

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Re: DECEMBER 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:51 pm

18/12/2012 Arbroath Bowling alley. At last 2 Fieldfare just to the right of bowling alley on the grass.

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Re: DECEMBER 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Michael Morphy » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:49 pm

WAXWINGS

Flock of about 30+ Waxwings in roadside trees on edge of the Borrowfield Estate, Montrose, at 12.45hrs today.

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December 16th. MONTHLY WEBS COUNT-LUNANBAY

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:11 pm

NOT WAXWINGS BUT IMPORTANT NATIONAL INFO NEVERTHE LESS - WEBS COUNT AT LUNANBAY PRODUCED -

505 HERRING GULLS - 147 COMMON GULLS - 35 BLACK HEADED GULLS - 8 GREAT BLACK BACKED GULLAS
18 OYSTERCATCHERS - 14 SANDERLINGS - 8 RINGED PLOVER - 2 TURNSTONES ( RARE AT THIS SITE ) 1 EIDER -
42 COMMON SCOTER - 19 LONG TAILED DUCK - 4 CORMORANTS - 2 SHAG - 5 RED THROATED DIVERS - 2 RED BREASTED MERGANSERS - FULMARS 20 - COUNT CARRIED OUT BY BOB , GRAHAM . KEITH.

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Re: DECEMBER 16TH. CORN BUNTING - GOLDEN PLOVER

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:17 pm

Dec. 16th 1400hrs CORN BUNTING 20 In mixed flock at Boghead Farm by Auhmithie

Dec 16th 1430hrs GOLDEN PLOVER 10 In Stubble field on Left hand side of Arbroath Cllifs walk way approx 150 yards along from beginning of cliff top path

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DEC 16th 2012 - Purple Sandpiper

Postby Grant Balfour » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:58 am

Dec 16th, 1400, Scurdieness:
Purple Sandpiper 16 (about halfway along the walk to the lighthouse). First decent gathering that I've seen here this winter.

A male Long Tailed Duck was seen flying downriver and out past the lighthouse.

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December 17th SHORT EARED OWLS - MERLIN

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:56 pm

Dec 17th 11-15 am MERLIN Male seen at Murton Wildlife Reserve

Dec. 17th 3-20pm SHORT EARED OWLS 2 of On Barry Buddon T.A. By Bob and Jon

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18th DECEMBER 2012 - More Montrose Waxwings

Postby Grant Balfour » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:45 am

Dec 18th, 0810, A92/Redfield.

Around 30 Waxwings seen flying across the A92 towards Redfield Crescent.
Too dark to look for any colour ringed individuals though.....

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Re: DECEMBER 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby JulieBardner » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:01 pm

Tues. Dec 18th 12.30pm

45 whooper swans feeding in stubble field between Kinnordy and Lintrathen, opposite entrance to Kinclune. Still feeding undisturbed 2 hrs. later.
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18th December 2012 - Tayock and Scurdie Ness

Postby Alex Shepherd » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:03 pm

18/12/2012, 1300 -1400, Tayock, Montrose
2 Bullfinches, 2 Buzzards, 1 Sparrowhawk (female), 1 Great spotted woodpecker (female), 18 Goldfinches, 4 Coal Tits, 9 Blue Tits, 7 Long-tailed Tits, 13 Blackbirds, 5 Chaffinches, 8 Robins, 6 Redshank, 2 Shelduck, 5 Oystercatchers, 11 Curlew, low tide throughout.

Scurdie Ness, 1530, Red throated diver, appeared to have been scared inshore by incoming supply boat.

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Re: DECEMBER 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby iain buik » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:52 pm

4 Magpies and 1 Grt Spot woodpecker 11am north of British Oxegen Depot

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Re: DECEMBER 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:58 pm

drake smew showing well from the East hide at kinnordy loch at 12.30.

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Re: DECEMBER 2012 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:21 pm

Drake Smew showing well from the Gullery hide this morning, feeding with Goldeneye at the east end. also briefly saw the Bittern from the Gullery hide near the single pine tree.
The paths are all flooded at the moment and access to the swamp hide is closed.


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