16 - APRIL 2013 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

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Colin Black
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Balgavies Loch.

Postby Colin Black » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:55 am

Date: Thursday 25th April.
Species: Black-tailed Godwit / Pink Footed Goose.
Details: 100+ Black-tailed Godwit flew over the loch late afternoon. Single Pink Foot with the Greylags.

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Re: APRIL 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:51 pm

26/04/2013 Arbroath Keptie pond only 2 Ducklings left from original 10, first Swallow over pond drinking, Grey Wagtail at waters edge, cannot remember having see one here before, Willow Warbler still calling.

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Re: APRIL 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:14 pm

62 black-tailed godwits at 5pm on kinnordy loch.

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Barnacle Geese and Common Sandpiper

Postby Alex Shepherd » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:58 pm

Date & Time: 26th April - 3.30pm

Species: Barnacle Geese and Common Sandpiper

Details: Forfar Loch, 2 Barnacle Geese near the spit and 2 Common Sandpiper near the Yacht Club. Also, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Goosander, Greylag, 2 Little Grebe, 16 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Swallows, 3 Cormorants, 1st Summer Black-headed Gulls, 4 Song Thrush, 22 Tufted Duck, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 8 Coots, Mallard, Yellowhammer, Tits, Robins etc

Once I have a look at my photos I'll post any that survived the poor light!

Montreathmont on Thursday: 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 GS Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Sparrowhawk, 8 Siskins, Coal Tits, Great Tits, Dunnock, Chaffinches, Yellowhammer on feeders. Chiffchaff calling near road and Willow Warbler at fire break.

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dead puffin

Postby simonbusuttil » Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:00 pm

had a re-look at the (many) corpses along Lunan this am. One ringed puffin - EW73459. Have reported it via BTO. May well be worth a re-look at any corpses you see

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Re: APRIL 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby John Paul Allon » Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:24 pm

Montrose beach 11.30 Sat 27 April.

Singleton Black-throated Diver offshore + large numbers of Sand Martins busy at work on nest holes along the dunes.

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Re: APRIL 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Barry Farquharson » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:27 pm

Riverside Nature Park, Dundee 27/4/13

Really good afternoon at the park. 43 species and a couple of "heard only".

1st Common Whitethroat and Blackcap for the year at the park, and glad to see Lesser Whitethroat back again, and visible/audible at least for now. Will get a lot harder to see rather soon. A few locals managed to add it to their yearlist today with really good views. Wheatear was the first one I've seen through the park in Spring (1 in Autumn 2011).

Blackbird, Blackcap (1m), Black Headed Gull, Blue Tit, Buzzard (2), Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Common Gull, Cormorant, Curlew, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Great Black Backed Gull (1), Grey Heron(1), Herring Gull, Jackdaw, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Lesser Redpoll (3+), Lesser Whitethroat (possibly 2), Linnet (1), Long tailed Tit, Mallard, Mealy Redpoll (1), Mute Swan (2), Oystercatcher, Pied Wagtail, Pink Footed Goose (c80 north not calling), Red Breasted Merganser (1f), Redshank, Reed Bunting, Robin, Feral Pigeon, Shelduck, Skylark, Starling (2), Swallow, Teal (4), Wheatear (1m), Whitethroat (1), Willow Warbler, Woodpigeon, Wren, Yellowhammer (2)
Common Sandpiper and Great Tit both heard but not seen.

Red Throated Diver still in City Quay. Saw it catch a rather large fish, near the river entrance. Photo here....
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stonefaction/8686865320/

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Re: APRIL 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:32 pm

male Redstart showing well just before Spott Farm, up Prosen this afternoon.

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Re: APRIL 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:47 am

pair of Garganey from Gullery Hide at Kinnordy Loch this morning. Also 4 Barnacle Geese, Black-tailed Godwits, Osprey,Water Rail and a Dunlin.

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Re: APRIL 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby simonbusuttil » Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:48 am

little tern and summer plumaged black throated diver in Montrose Bay this am. Also another ringed puffin corpse.

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Re: APRIL 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Ian Bell » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:03 pm

Garganey,still at Kinnordy,along with 2 Ospreys this pm.
Osprey,2 x male Redstart and 2 x Ring Ouzel In Glen Esk and a single Osprey In Glen Lethnot this morning.

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Re: APRIL 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:45 pm

club outing to Glenlethnot very well attended ( around 30 folk) , good variety of birds seen by the group including Ring Ouzel, Common Sandpiper, Black Grouse, Raven, Wheatear,Dipper,Stock Dove and Black-Tailed Godwits.
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Barry Farquharson
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Re: APRIL 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Barry Farquharson » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:49 pm

Swift at Loch of Kinnordy this morning heading west. Also 50+ Pink Footed Geese dropped in.
Cuckoo in Glen Prosen this afternoon. Also around 10 Fieldfares and 3 Redwings in field with young Highland Cows.

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Re: APRIL 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby simonbusuttil » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:52 am

Grasshopper warbler singing last night at Millburn reedbed, Montrose Basin. No water rails though

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Angus glen Sun 28-4-13

Postby Dave Adam » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:25 pm

1 x White Tailed Eagle sub-adult
1 x Golden Eagle
2 x Woodcock
C.Snipe, Ring Ouzel, Dipper, Curlew, Lapwing, Golden Plover, Wheatear, Meadow Pipit, Red Grouse.

1 x Adder

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Re: APRIL 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby stevendoig » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:42 pm

barnacle goose with the greylags in a filed on the wee road that cuts between lunanhead and restenneth moss, this evening.

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Bob McCurley
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April 30th CRAIG MILL DEN BIRDS

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:22 pm

APRIL 30th 12-45pm WHITETHROAT 1 BLACKCAP 2 WILLOW WARBLER 2 DIPPER 1 GREY WAGTAIL 1

plus BUZZARD 1 GOLD FINCH 2 SONG THRUSH 1 SWALLOWS 8

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Re: APRIL 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:52 pm

yellow wagtail feeding on the bogbean in front of gullery hide at kinnordy loch . 6pm

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Re: APRIL 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:59 pm

now 2 yellow wagtails on bogbean at 8pm, kinnordy loch. viewed from gullery hide


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