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19 - JULY 2013 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

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Angus Bird Sightings for JULY 2013

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Re: JULY 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:03 pm

Lurgies. 4.45pm
5 common sandpipers
osprey
marsh harrier
spotted redshank showing well at mouth of slunks

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Re: JULY 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:18 pm

Quail singing in cereal field approx 1 mile west of Kinnordy Loch . 11.20pm

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July 1st 0SPREYS - BASIN

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:32 am

JULY 1ST MID- DAY 4 OSPREYS REPORTED BY BASIN STAFF ON BASIN - A RECORD ?

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Mains Usan 2nd July 2013

Postby srgreen » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:08 am

One hour look off there this evening there were 40 Manx Shearwaters past (35 north) , 1 adult Little Gull south, 1 Red-throated Diver north, and 36 Common Scoters north, SRG

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Common Sandpipers

Postby Grant Balfour » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:14 am

03-07-2013: 9pm
Eleven Common Sandpipers at the Kinnaird/Arrat weir on the River Southesk plus another two a few hundred yards downstream. They'll probably all be at the Lurgies area of Montrose Basin soon.

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Water Rails

Postby Gordon Anderson » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:45 am

At Old Montrose Fri night two adult Water Rails feeding two downy chicks with two older young also in attendance.
To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same field, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

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July 5th SPOTTED CRAKE - QUAIL

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:30 am

July 5th 11pm SPOTTED CRAKE Calling loudly KINNORDY West end just off where road bends to right at NO 353542

July 5th 11pm QUAIL Calling nearby at NO 346536

July 5th 11pm TAWNY OWL Calling nearby - Above recorded by Jon Cook and I

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black guillemot

Postby simonbusuttil » Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:51 pm

The black guillemot was still at Red Head this morning with 170 razorbills and 20 puffins there. Also 4 peregrines.

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Rossie Moor - Redstart

Postby Grant Balfour » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:33 am

07-07-2013 7pm
Male Redstart (1) & Spotted Flycatcher (1) on Rossie Moor. The more usual small birds included lots of Meadow Pipit, Yellowhammer, Linnet, Beed Bunting & Willow Warbler

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Re: JULY 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Allan Hall » Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:08 am

2 white-tailed eagles seen together over the week-end (somewhere in Angus!!)

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Seabirds, again.......

Postby srgreen » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:00 pm

Can't quite match the quality of the seabirds of Monday night/Tuesday morning as described above by Chris, but 3 hour seawatch this pm from Arbroath produced -
Manxies - 283 north
Bonxie -2 north
Arctic Skua -3 north
Little Gull - 4 adults feeding in the bay
A few Common Scoter both directions, not much else

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Re: JULY 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:24 pm

Long-eared Owl near Carmylie tonight at 11.45pm then a Barn Owl on Bogside road ,just west of Logie crossroad, south of Kirriemuir.

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Re: JULY 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby richardblackburn » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:03 pm

Spent the evening at Loch of Kinnordy tonight (7:30 till 10pm).

Heard at least 3 water rails, saw a buzzard being chased off by a single swallow. Also seen were:-

Lapwings and a single chick, mute swan pair with 7 cygnets, mallard with 3 ducklings, a swift, a female scaup, shoveller, gadwall, teal, wigeon, coots, moorhen, oystercatcher, reed buntings, sedge warbler(s) heard, osprey, woodpigeon, ~100 starlings, grey heron.

Non-birds:- red squirrel, 2 deer and a beaver swimming across the loch.

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Re: JULY 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby BRIAN LAING » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:17 pm

2 ospreys montrose basin 1 perched eating fish around 1 30 in afternoon

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tree sparrows at Newmill of Ethie

Postby Roy Adamson » Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:14 am

20+ tree sparrows on feeders at Newmill of Ethie 10.30am

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whimbrel

Postby simonbusuttil » Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:21 pm

1 whimbrel over Montrose just now (1930 Sat)

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Re: JULY 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:40 am

Sunday 14 Jul 2013 East Haven 3 Little Gulls, first I have seen here. 15 Dunlin feeding on foreshore

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Spotted Redshank

Postby grahame » Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:42 pm

Sun. 14 July 2013
Maryton Bay Montrose Basin
Spotted Redshank - half and half plumage

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Invermark, Glen Esk

Postby Dave Adam » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:35 am

C. Buzzards x 4
Kestrel x 1
Golden Eagle x 3 sightings
Golden Plover x 2
Dunlin x 1
Redshank x 1
Peregrine x 1
Merlin x 1
Red Grouse x 0 on a 15 mile hill trek, only 1 seen crossing the road at Rowan!
Pied Wagtail, Wheatear, Ring Ouzel, Meadow Pipit, Sand Martin, House Martin, Swallow juvs,
and a Slow Worm.

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Re: JULY 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:23 am

15/07/2013 Elliot found single Lapwing flying through.

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Osprey, glen Esk

Postby Dave Adam » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:23 pm

Osprey x 1 at Invermark, over Loch Lee environs. Carrying nice trout in talons.
1 dead Slow Worm and 1 live.
Peregrine x 1

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Re: JULY 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby BRIAN LAING » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:40 pm

montreathmont hide 15/7/13 chaffinch woodpeckers siskins long tailed tit balgavies reed bunting both adult ospreys and young visible in nest

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craigmill den

Postby Charles Rough » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:54 pm

mon 15/07/13

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1 spotted flycatcher (first of the year for me and my target bird of the day)grey wagtail/robin and goldfinches all feeding youngsters,linnet/house martin/whitethroat/mallard/swallows/yellowhammer/woodpigeon/blackbird/songthrush all seen even though there was noisy people enjoying paddling in the water

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Re: craigmill den

Postby Alan Mowat » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:58 am

Charles Rough wrote:mon 15/07/13

craigmill den

1 spotted flycatcher (first of the year for me and my target bird of the day)grey wagtail/robin and goldfinches all feeding youngsters,linnet/house martin/whitethroat/mallard/swallows/yellowhammer/woodpigeon/blackbird/songthrush all seen even though there was noisy people enjoying paddling in the water


Re Charles comment on flycatcher. Is everyone else seeing less flycatchers this year.
There are normally at least 2 pairs round my house.
This year i havent seen one!

Cheers

Alan

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July 18th KINGFISHER - CRAIG MILL DEN

Postby Bob McCurley » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:59 pm

July 18th 9-30am KINGFISHER Seen in Craig Milll Den Carnoustie ( 1st one for a while ) - Also present

Whitethroat - Grey Wagtails 2 Juvs. - Mistle Thrush 1 (uncommon here - )

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Lurgies - Sandpipers & Godwits

Postby Grant Balfour » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:25 am

18/07/2013 21:30
At the Lurgies as the tide was coming in. Common Sandpiper 37, Black-tailed Godwit 16, Greenshank 3.

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Spotted Flycatcher

Postby joncook » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:51 am

amowat wrote:
Charles Rough wrote:mon 15/07/13

craigmill den

1 spotted flycatcher (first of the year for me and my target bird of the day)grey wagtail/robin and goldfinches all feeding youngsters,linnet/house martin/whitethroat/mallard/swallows/yellowhammer/woodpigeon/blackbird/songthrush all seen even though there was noisy people enjoying paddling in the water


Re Charles comment on flycatcher. Is everyone else seeing less flycatchers this year.
There are normally at least 2 pairs round my house.
This year i havent seen one!

Cheers

Alan


BirdTrack shows the reporting rate of Spotted Flycatcher to be about 10% lower than average this year. Atlas data shows them to be in serious decline.
http://www.bto.org/about-birds/bird-of- ... 5X,5JO8V,1
Hopefully this good weather will allow some recovery this year.
I am worried about Stonechats too, have yet to see one in Angus this year.
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Re: 21 JULY 2013 - Red kite, Hill of Wirren, Glen Lethnot

Postby Colin McLeod » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:47 am

2 red kites over grouse moor near summit of the Wirren. One had a red wing tag visible on its right wing, too distant to read.
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Monday 22nd July 2013 - Golden Plover and other waders

Postby Alex Shepherd » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:01 pm

Date & Time: Monday 2nd July 2013 - 11.00am to 1.00pm

Species: Golden Plover, Turnstone, Ringed Plover, Dunlin and Terns

Details: Victoria Park Arbroath near the cliffs on an incoming tide covering the rocks, Golden Plover 12, Turnstone 7, Ringed Plover 11, Curlew 17, Dunlin (juvenile) 1, Sandwich Tern 22, Common Tern 2, Arctic Tern 3, Redshank11, Razorbill 19, Shag 7 and usual Gulls, Eider and Oystercatchers. Juvenile birds with Ringed Plover and Sandwich Terns, Pied Wagtails, Rock Pipits, House Martins and Linnets also around.

Some photos in photo section, if I've got the Dunlin wrong let me know please.

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July 22nd. LITTLE GULLS - Return passage

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:57 pm

July 22nd 1350hrs LITTLE GULLS 60 On return Passage - Seen on the water in Monifieth Bay - 300 yards North of the Sentry Box overlooking Bay at Monifieth end of Barry Buddon Training area .

July 22nd 12noon ARCTIC SKUA 1 Dark Phase Seen in Carnoustie Bay opposite Championship Golf Course Hotel going > N Seen very close in to shore.

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July 22nd 2013, Arbroath

Postby srgreen » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:06 pm

Seawatch from Arbroath, 90 mins from 2.30pm.
Manxies 158 all north
Bonxie 2 north
Arctic Skua 1 north
Little Gull 4 feeding offshore
Med Gull - 1 adult north close inshore
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Re: JULY 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby BRIAN LAING » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:14 am

Monday morning puffins of shore at auchmithie cliffs later in afternoon at boddin point around a dozen gannets feeding close to shore also 2 herons and a few gulliemots great black backed gull and house martins

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July 23rd MEDITERRANEAN GULL ADULT

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:44 pm

July 23rd. 3-20pm MEDITERRANEAN GULL ADULT Seen on foreshore at 10 Pin Bowling Alley , behind Jumpin Joe'ys Arbroath - West Links - When we left at 4pm it was sitting on top of the Blue Roof in company with Black Headed Gulls - Seen by Bob - Jon - and Jackie Black - This was circulated over the Angus and Dundee Bird Club Mobile contact AGV system to particapating members .

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wood sandpiper

Postby simonbusuttil » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:12 pm

a wood sandpiper on the "mandarin pool" by the side of the minor road from Edzell to Glen Lethnot early afternoon today

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July 28th COMMON SCOTER

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:11 pm

July 28th 1300hrs COMMON SCOTER 400 CARNOUSTIE BAY VIEWED FROM BARRY BUDDON SENTRY BOX AT CARNOUSTIE END AT SEA DEFENCE WALL

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JULY 27th Velvet Scoter

Postby Grant Balfour » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:18 am

27th July 7pm-9pm
Boddin Point

Velvet Scoter 8, Common Scoter 10.
Also - Guillemot c300, Razorbill c150, Gannet 110 (mostly flying through but some were on the water), Manx Shearwater 16, Rock Pipit 12.

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30th JULY 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:55 pm

East Haven 11am - Whimbrel 1 on rocks c500m north of village

Arbroath 12noon - Med Gull 1 adult on foreshore by old 10 pin

The Slunks, Montrose Basin 3pm - Kingfisher fishing in Mill Burn, also 10 Snipe and 15 Common Sandpiper

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30 JULY 2013 - Ruff

Postby Grant Balfour » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:24 am

30 July 2013, 8pm
Ruff (3) at the Lurgies (2 up near the Mill Burn, 1 on Miss Erskine's Bank).
Also present were Kingfisher (2), Common Sandpiper (26), Snipe (8), Greenshank (6).

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31 JULY 2013 - Lurgies

Postby Grant Balfour » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:19 am

31 July 2013, 8pm-9pm
Two (possibly three) Wood Sandpiper flying around with seven Greenshank. Three Ruff still present.


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