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15 - MARCH 2013 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:38 pm

Angus Bird Sightings for MARCH 2013

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Re: MARCH 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby barry shaw » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:20 pm

Dundees Coxes stack peregrines showing up well today lots of noise and food passing going on.

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Re: MARCH 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby simonbusuttil » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:12 pm

First proper seawatching of the year at Usan. A light but steady movement of auks N (both razorbill and guillemot) ca 80 per hr. Fulmars and red-throated divers moving N too

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Re: MARCH 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Charles Rough » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:46 am

1 barn owl hunting in the grass at the top of grange road monifieth 2,00am

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March 3rd CORN BUNTINGS

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:48 pm

March 3rd. 1300hrs. CORN BUNTINGS 24 at usual site at Boghead Farm at NO 681463 along back road to Redhead Castle

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Re: MARCH 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:02 pm

04/03/2013 Easthaven found a pair of Magpies which is the first pair have seen there. That was the only thing outside of the normal stuff. Arbirlot village end pair of Dippers at bridge, Grey Wagtail under bridge. Rookery very busy.
Lat entry 03/03/2013 Condor good to hear the birds singing, 7 Song thrush, 5 Mistle Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker, no activity at the rookery.

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Re: MARCH 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Barry Farquharson » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:48 pm

An Angus Glen 3/3/13

1pr Red Grouse, 1pr Black Grouse, 1 Raven, numerous Buzzards, 2 Red Kites (1 Black Isle 2012 bird - blue/red tag, 1 Central Scotland 2012 bird - red/red tag), Kestrel, Lapwings, Meadow Pipit, Mistle Thrush, 1 Stock Dove, Pink Footed Geese overflying northeast, Skylark, Carrion Crow, Wren. Also, 2 Red Kites, 1 Red Legged Partridge, Pheasants while en route to/from Glen.

Kinnordy 3/3/13
Barn Owl, Common Gull, Coot, Gadwall, Goldeneye, Goosander, Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, Herring Gull, Mallard, Oystercatcher, Mute Swan, Whooper Swan (c100 between 2 species), Pheasant, Reed Bunting, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Shelduck, Shoveler, Wigeon, Teal.

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Re: MARCH 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby BRIAN LAING » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:04 pm

2 peregrine falcons seen on Angus Coast
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Re: MARCH 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:01 pm

drake smew still on kinnordy loch, also 360+ lapwings on bogbean

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Re: MARCH 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:05 pm

09/03/2013 Forfar Loch 10.30. Vvery windy in Arbroath so thought a walk with the dog at the Loch for a change. Black Headed Gulls, Mute Swans, Mallards, Great Crested Grebes, Tufty Ducks, Oyster Catchers, Pochard, House Sparrows, Woodies, Crows, Goldfinches, Black Birds, Moorhen, Comorants, Herring gulls, Buzzard,, Coots, Wrens, Chaffinches, Blue tits, Gooseanders, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Magpies, robins, Lesser Black Back gull (1st this year for me), Golden Eye. Grey Lags.

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Re: MARCH 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Barry Farquharson » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:49 pm

Riverside Nature Park, Dundee 9/3/13

A rather chilly day down at the park, with a strong biting easterly wind very apparent in the open areas. Still managed 36 species in all, with some good numbers of Black Headed Gulls especially (c300, but probably more) in the bay. Pairs were also quite noticeable (Song Thrush, Long Tailed Tit, Robin, Goldcrest, Yellowhammer).

Birds seen - Blackbird, Black Headed Gull (c300+), Carrion Crow (c30), Chaffinch, Common Gull (c10), Cormorant (1 with a lot of white on the head), Curlew (15), Dunlin (1), Dunnock (1), Fieldfare (4), Goldcrest (2), Goldeneye (4 male), Goldfinch (9), Goosander (1pr and 1 female - first time I've seen a drake here), Great Tit, Grey Heron, Herring Gull, Jackdaw (c20), Lesser Black Backed Gull (1), Long tailed Tit (3 or 4 prs and a group of 4), Mallard, Mute Swan (2), Oystercatcher (6), Pied Wagtail (1), Redshank, Redwing (2), Feral Pigeon, Shelduck (c20), Song Thrush (2), Sparrowhawk, Starling, Teal, Woodpigeon, Yellowhammer (2).

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Angus glen

Postby Dave Adam » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:55 pm

Red Kite x 1

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Re: MARCH 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:48 pm

drake Smew still on Kinnordy Loch...been hiding down at the east end again.
Several mixed Thrush flocks around Airlie / Ruthven area this afternoon......Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush and a couple of flocks of Redwing.

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March 11th NUTHATCH

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:38 pm

March 11th 12-30pm NUTHATCH 1 Still present , ( since Sept 7th 2012 ) at Camperdown House Bird coming to feeders outside Rangers Office at back of the Mansion House opposite Starters Box at 1st Tee -

March 11th 10-45am BARTAILED GODWIT 42 AT SHORELINE IN MONIFIETH BAY OPPOSITE SEA VIEW CARAVAN PARK -- Also present GREY PLOVER 1

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Re: MARCH 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby BRIAN LAING » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:50 pm

auchmithie area sparrow hawk peregrine falcon eider duck mallard duck cormorant and pheasants and also some thing to add in wildlife section

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11th MARCH 2013 Rescobie Loch

Postby joncook » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:18 pm

Single drake Long-tailed Duck towards the west end this am. Also a very strikingly white headed Cormorant, perhaps of the sinensis sub-species?
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Re: MARCH 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Charles Rough » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:30 am

flock of aprrox 600 woodpigeon in the field north of the arbroath road heading towards monikie,
monikie park
4 little grebes swimming together,goldeneye,1 lssb gull,black headed gulls,herring gull,1 cormorant,mallard,tufted ducks,2 teals, great tit,robin,dunnock,wren,moorhen,coots,4 mute swans,blackbird,carrion crow(carrying sticks)

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March 12th SEA EAGLE - WATER RAIL-RED KITES

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:01 pm

March 12th 11am WHITE TAILED SEA EAGLE Seen in Murton Reserv/ Reswallie area by ADBC Club member
at 11am heading in North Easterly direction -- Possibly same Bird seen at Balgavies by Warden Jim Hughes yesterday but not present today -----
March 12th 4-30pm WATER RAIL 1 JAY 1 Seen by ADBC Club members Mike Horan and Alex Shepherd
March 12th 2pm WIGEON 104 SHELDUCK 1 ( uncommon here ) GADWALL 8
March 12th 10-30 am RED KITES 4 Angus Glen ( Site witheld )

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March 12th WIGEON ETC

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:09 pm

March 12th 2pm WIGEON 104 SHELDUCK 1 ( Uncommon here ) GADWALL 8
ABOVE SEEN AT MURTON WILDLIFE RESERVE FORFAR
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Re: MARCH 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby richardblackburn » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:29 pm

Montreathmont Forest - 12 March (am)
2 bullfinches on main track. From the hide:- yellowhammers (2), siskin (2), blue / coal / great tits, robins (4), blackbirds, chaffinches, dunnocks, 2 red squirrels.
Heard green wodpeckers, great spotted woodpecker, pheasants and jay. Grey heron flew over on way back to car.

Montrose Wildlife Centre -12 March (pm: high tide)
3 brambling at the feeders, along with the usual tree and house sparrows, chaffinches, pheasants, blue / coal / great tits, robins (4), blackbirds, dunnocks, goldfinches. Rossie spit - oystercatchers, black tailed godwits, curlew, shelduck, cormorants, eider, redshank, wigeon. Buzzard hovered nearby. Goosander/red breasted mergansers in the basin.

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Pied Wagtail

Postby Clive McKay » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:04 pm

My first bird of the spring back at Kilry today.
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Re: MARCH 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Nicola Main » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:58 am

One Magpie flew over the top of some houses in Carnoustie yesterday (13th) at 11.55am.

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Re: MARCH 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:13 pm

14/03/2013 Elliot Herring gulls attacking Common Scoter, Songthrush singing on top of bush. Arbirlot Nat Trail 4 Dippers, Few Songthrush singing, Hospital House pair of Bullfinch

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Forfar Loch and Arbroath Coast

Postby Alex Shepherd » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:19 pm

Tuesday March 12th 2013 - 2.00 pm
Forfar Loch

Pair of Great Crested Grebe tentatively displaying at Leisure Centre end and single bird at A90 end. Pair of Bullfinches near viewing platform and Long-tailed Tits in trees nearby. Gadwall in pairs on Loch and c40 Goosander including a pair among the mallards at the Centre. A Cormorant feeding in the Dean not put off by me watching from metres away.

Wednesday March 13th 2013 - 4.00 pm
Keptie Pond, Arbroath

Pair of Goosander, very wary so probably won't stay around. Still Cormorants fishing, Mallard, Tufties, Black-headed Gulls, Coots, Moorhens and resident Mute Swans.

Wednesday March 13th 2013 - 4.30 pm
Whiting Ness, Arbroath

1 Merganser, 24 Turnstone, 16 Eider, 7 Curlew, 4 Ringed Plover, 22 Oystercatcher, Redshanks and various Gulls

Wednesday March 13th 2013 - 5.00 pm
Arbroath Harbour (new slipway at sewage works)

1 Lesser black-backed Gull, Oystercatchers, Redshank, Turnstones and 1 Cormorant

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14th MARCH - WOODCOCK

Postby Grant Balfour » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:38 am

Spent an hour before sunset yesterday in woods around Farnell and found 3 Woodcock. Could be birds migrating through.

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Re: MARCH 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:33 pm

15/03/2013 Arbroath Keptie pond, Cormorants still around fishing, 2 pair of Gooseanders now, Coot building nest, Mallards, Moorhens, Tufties, Black Headed Gulls.

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Kingfisher 7.30am Newmill

Postby Roy Adamson » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:11 pm

A male Kingfisher fishing the Keilor Burn, Newmill, at 7.30 this morning.

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Re: MARCH 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Derek Whitton » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:32 pm

Sorry If this is not in the correct place.
Did anyone see the DundeeTelegraph last night. There was a photo of a Coal Tit submitted. details were it was taken along the Dighty Burn somewhere. The picture actually showed what I think is a very grey Willow Tit. Did anyone see this or have I missed a post about this
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Forfar Loch and Balgavies Loch (15 March)

Postby richardblackburn » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:13 pm

Forfar Loch

Went for a wander from the Leisure Centre to the sailing club from 1 - 2pm, then hid at the sailing club from a shower, then wandered back. Loads of small birds were singing their hearts out. The following were seen:-

black headed gulls, blackbirds, blue tits, a brambling, a pair of bullfinches, chaffinches, coal tits, common gull, coots, cormorants, crow, dunnocks, gadwalls, a goldcrest, goldeneye, goldfinches, loads of goosander, great crested grebes, great tits, greenfinches, a grey heron, greylag geese (4), herring gulls, a kingfisher, lapwing (1), lesser black backed gulls (2), little grebe, long tailed tits, magpies (2), mallards, moorhens, mute swans, oystercatchers, pink footed goose (1), redshank (1), robins, song thrushes, teal, treecreeper (1), tufted ducks, woodpigeons, wren, yellowhammers. Also, a buzzard was heard.

Balgavies Loch (4pm)

Blackbird, blue tits, coal tits, cormorants (25 on island trees), dunnocks, goldeneye, a pair of goosander, great tits, greylag geese, jay, long tailed duck, long tailed tits, mallards, moorhens, mute swans, robins, song thrush, treecreeper, tufted ducks, wren and a mouse!

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Grey Wagtail, Newmill 7.00am

Postby Roy Adamson » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:52 am

Single grey wagtail feeding in the Keilor burn, Newmill this morning.

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Re: MARCH 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:30 am

16/03/2013 Arbroath. There are now 3 pairs of Gooseander at Keptie pond. Pair of Coots busy at nest sight. Condor over 50 Curlew feeding on airfield along with 3 Roe Deer.

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Seawatching at Usan

Postby simonbusuttil » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:05 pm

Not a lot other than the best numbers of kittiwakes of the year so far. Passing at a rate of 240 per hr (two thirds nth, one third heading sth). Over 99% adults

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Re: MARCH 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:19 pm

17 Mar 2013, 1200. Arbroath, Keptie pond, Gooseanders still there fishing, also this morning found 2 Lesser Black Back gulls.

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Waxwings

Postby Neil Young » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:31 pm

20+ waxwings this morning on trees on Ninewells Avenue, Dundee

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20th MARCH 2013 Green-winged Teal

Postby joncook » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:06 pm

As per Ian Ford's AGV message, the Green-winged Teal has moved over the border to the Dundee side of Invergowrie Bay, showing off and on in the channel between 3.30 and 4.30 this afternoon, viewed from Riverside Nature Park.
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March 23rd SLAVONIAN GREBE

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:22 pm

March 23rd 12-15pm SLAVONIAN GREBE Seen first along Douglas Terrace , then in B/Ferry Castle Harbour . and lastly opposite Ship Inn next to B.Ferry Lifeboat Staion - Seemed highly mobile - Also GUILLIEMOTS in same area blown in by Gale Force winds

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March 23rd WAXWINGS

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:41 pm

March 23rd 12noon approx. WAXWINGS 60/65 Along Nursery Road B/Ferry Near Torridon Road -
Reported to me by from Gordon Maxwell

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23rd MARCH 2013 Slavonian Grebes

Postby joncook » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:23 pm

Broughty Ferry Harbour 4pm - having checked my photographs, as Bob earlier suspected, there were two Slavonian Grebes in Broughty Ferry Harbour, one in winter plumage, the other nearing summer plumage. Also a Little Gull briefly at the water's edge just west of the Lifeboat Station.
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Re: MARCH 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby barry shaw » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:32 pm

Found a third dead robin in my garden today in tealing and practically picked another very thin one up from under my hedge.This bitterly cold weather is taking its toll

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Angus Glen

Postby Dave Adam » Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:21 pm

6 x Common Snipe
4 x Red Kite
2 x Lapwing
2 x C. Buzzard
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