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20 - AUGUST 2013 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:39 am

Angus Bird Sightings for AUGUST 2013

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Re: AUGUST 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:39 pm

Mediterranean gull on beachfront at Arbroath this afternoon, also several Little gulls at Easthaven.

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Re: AUGUST 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alban Houghton » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:26 pm

Sat Aug 03 1430hrs - 12+ little gulls at Elliot mouth, 40 red knot + 2 bar-tailed godwits in resplendent summer plumage.

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Aug. 13th LITTLE TERNS - ARCTIC SKUA

Postby Bob McCurley » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:03 am

AUG. 13TH - 11-45AM LITTLE TERNS 2 ANGUS AND DUNDEE BIRD CLUB HIDE - LUNAN BAY - Seen by Bob . Jon . and Eric From ADBC Hide at Lunan Bay ( My First of the Year ! )

AUG 13TH, 12-00 ARCTIC SKUA DK. PHASE - LUNAN BAY HIDE -

Aug. 13th 1400hrs RUFF 6 - GREENSHANK 7 - SNIPE 3 - COMMON SANDS 6 MARSH HARRIER 1 Female all in Lurgies / Slunks area

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Re: AUGUST 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Re: AUGUST 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:24 pm

14/08/2013 Montrose basin. Lurgies approx 100 Canada Geese, also small gathering of Greylags, Spotted Redshank. Balgives Young Ospreys getting very restless. East end found Sedge taking food into reed bed.

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Re: AUGUST 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby richardblackburn » Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:23 pm

Lurgies - 14 Aug (~9am)

2 Kingfishers flew past, 204 Canade geese, ~10 greylags, lapwing, redshank, greenshanks, common sandpiper, grey herons and the usual gulls. Also saw a yellowhammer chasing a linnet.

Balgavies Loch - ~2pm
Loads of greylag geese, 2 pochard mixing with the tufted ducks. Plenty of juvenile moorhens on the lilypads (one looked very light brown - orange bill with black ring near tip), grey herons, 3 young osprey flying about and landing in the trees and on a rock in the middle of the loch. Had 5 buzzards with a different osprey circling high in the sky to the north of the loch. One pair of swans with 4 large cygnets, coots, a few blue and great tits too. A pair of jays flew across the hide too.

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Wednesday 14th August 2013 - Barn Owl

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:13 am

Date & Time: Wednesday 14th August 2013 - 11.10pm
Species: Barn Owl
Details: A Barn Owl sat on the Condor Boundary Fence, (on the A933 Arbroath to Brechin Road) in between the Woodville and Millfield turn offs at 11.10pm. Very approachable, able to park alongside it.

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Re: AUGUST 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:55 pm

8 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpipers at Slunks this morning, also 3 Swifts over Montreathmont wood.

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Re: AUGUST 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:30 pm

little egret at montrose basin at 8.30pm. flew towards mill burn.

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Re: AUGUST 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:58 am

19 Aug 2013 Elliot lots of juv Goldfinches at left hand fen. their movement brought up 1 Common snipe

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BARRY BUDDON OPEN NATURE DAY AUG 18TH

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:28 am

A Good turn out of 60 plus members with 5 Local Groups particapating ensured another enjoyable day out

59 Bird Species in total were recorded which included 4 Raptors , Merlin , Sparrow hawk , Buzzard , & Kestrel
Birds on passage featured , Wheatear , Whinchat . Cuckoo, with Coastal sightings of Waders , Sanderling , Ringed Plover , Dunlin , Turnstone , Bar Tailed Godwit , Curlew. and Oystercatcher , -- 12 Butterfly Species were recorded , which included the Highlight of the day when we recorded a Purple Hairstreak ( a Rarity !)
A Great Day Out --

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Re: AUGUST 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:06 pm

20/08/2013 Condor east, large flock of Long Tailed Tits, juv Willow Warblers, 3 Female Wheatears, Juv Perigrine, Only visit this year of Sedge passing through, total of 5 Juv Buzazards now on camp.

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20th AUGUST 2013 Lunan Bay

Postby joncook » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:34 pm

Surf Scoter still present, though distant, among Scoter flock this afternoon. Seen from ADBC Redcastle hide by Alex Shepherd and myself.
Also 1 x Arctic Skua and 1 x Great Skua.
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CRAIG MILL DEN BIRDS

Postby Bob McCurley » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:25 pm

AUG. 21ST. Took walk along the /Den to clear my head ! and was rewarded with sightings of -

2 WHITETHROATS - 4 WILLOW WARBLERS - 1 MALE BLACKCAP - 3 SPOTTED FLYCATCHERS - SONG THRUSH

GOLD FINCH - CHAFFINCH - GREAT TIT - BLUE TIT - YELLOW HAMMER - DUNNOCK - - ENJOYABLE -

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August 22nd - BLACK TERN JUV.

Postby Bob McCurley » Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:56 pm

August 22nd. 12-30pm BLACK TERN JUV. Seen from the Angus and Dundee Bird club Hide at Lunan Bay

August 22nd 11am LITTLE EGRET Seen on the Lurgies Montrose Basin also 9 GREENSHANKS , 1 RUFF, 5 COMMON SANDPIPERS -

August 22nd 10-30 MEDITTERANEAN GULL ADULT WINTER 1 SEEN AT FORESHORE OF 10 PIN BOWLING / CHALMERS ARBROATH ABOVE ALL SEEN BY BOB AND JON COOK

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Re: AUGUST 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:09 pm

surf scoter at lunan bay in late afternoon/early evening along with 2 little gulls and a dark phase arctic skua. curlew sandpiper with around 200 dunlin at riverside park from hide.

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Fishtown 23 Aug 2013

Postby srgreen » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:46 pm

Two Imm Pied Flys in same tree together behind farm early pm, also Garden Warbler, and a few Willow Warblers.
Two hour seawatch there produced -
Balearic Shearwater -1 north at 3.20pm (videoed)
Sooty Shearwater - 8 north
Manxie - 203 north
Bonxie - 2 north
Little Gull - 1 south (juv)
Red-throated Diver 1 south
Whimbrel - 1 on rocks
c.6 Arctic Skuas loafing
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Re: AUGUST 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:22 am

AGV Friday 23rd August 2013
AGV Lurgies 13:00-14:00. Little Egret 1 at Erskine Bank Wood Sandpiper 1, Green Sandpiper 1, Ruff 3 at Millburn. Grant Balfour

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Re: AUGUST 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:46 pm

juv. pied flycatcher in top quarry at Eathie Mains, 11.30am

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Re: AUGUST 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Graham Ewen » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:07 pm

There were two pied flycatchers in the fir trees at the quarry Gus. Confused me for a while until both came out at once for a mid air tussle. Thanks for the directions.

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25th AUGUST 2013 The Lurgies

Postby joncook » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:34 pm

On the Lurgies this afternoon at the Slunks/Millburn
Little Egret 1, Wood Sandpiper 1, Ruff 9, Greenshank 10, Snipe 1, Kingfisher 1, Marsh Harrier 2
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Re: AUGUST 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:30 am

Sunday 25th August 2013 AGV Text Messages

AGV Sunday August 25th Wood Sand at Montrose (Slunk) 15:00.  Green Sand, 3 Little Gulls & 7 Whinchats also at Montrose (wigeon Hide) 17:00. Andrew Whewell


AGV Sunday August 25th at least 6 Whimbrel  Tayock (Montrose Basin) 16.00hrs. H Bell.


AGV Lesser whitethroat windyhills, on 1st opening on right b4 u get to farm, by gas tanks, sun 2.30pm, srg.

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Tuesday 27th August 2013 - Spotted Redshank

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:27 pm

Date & Time: Tuesday 27th August 2013 - 12:00pm
Species: Spotted Redshank, Greenshank
Details: A Spotted Redshank on the Lurgies, Montrose Basin at midday. At least 6x Greenshank also visible from old pier & Lurgies

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Re: AUGUST 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:19 am

27 Aug Arbroath bowling alley migration on way in 30 minute period counted 382 Swallows passing through

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27th AUGUST 2013 - Pied Flycatcher

Postby Grant Balfour » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:37 am

27th Aug, 7pm
Pied Flycatcher (1) was in the roadside trees between Usan and Dunninald, near to the track down to Elephant Rock.

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Re: AUGUST 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:08 pm

28/08/2013 Easthaven Possible Curlew Sand with Dunlin and Ringed Plovers in rock pools. Black Tailed Godwit, 4 Mute Swans which I think have come from Arbroath.

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Re: AUGUST 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:15 pm

29/08/2013 Arbroath Elliot 6 Wheatears on passage moving south, very large flock of juv Goldfinches

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Re: AUGUST 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby richardblackburn » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:34 pm

Montrose Basin - 28/29th Aug

12 Common Scoter seen mid basin both days.

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Re: AUGUST 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby richardblackburn » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:12 pm

Fri 30th Aug

At least 15 common scoters on the Basin today, and had an osprey feeding in the same scope view - all seen from the visitor centre.

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Re: AUGUST 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Charles Rough » Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:35 pm

1 peregrine flying over swannie ponds dundee at 2.40pm
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A few days in Angus

Postby colinlamond » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:38 am

Here are some reports from last week when I spent a few days in Angus with my parents in Kirriemuir.
I visited Kinnordy Loch on Thursday morning 22nd August.
On the loch there were four goosander, teal, widgeon, mallard, tufted and gadwall ducks.
The male marsh harrier was hunting over the loch and buzzard was over some nearby farmland.
Between the hides there were sedge warbler, willow warbler, two spotted flycatcher, coal tit, great tit, tree creeper, goldcrest and great spotted woodpecker. I saw a couple of red squirrels and a brown hare on the farmland.
Water rails called from the reeds.
Lots of snipe and lapwing were flying around.
There were swallows, sand and house martins.
I also found nodding bur marigold, lesser twayblade and greater spearwort.

I returned on Friday 23rd August, the next morning, and there were two ospreys, two marsh harriers and a peregrine was perched in a large pine tree. A golden plover flew over.

We walked Thursday 22nd August at the backwater dam.
Buzzards were very common. We also saw Osprey on several occasions; there were at least two birds here.
Meadow pipits were very common. We found two spotted flycatcher, redpolls and a few blue tits, great tits and coal tits. There were lots of goldcrest in the conifer trees.
We flushed a green woodpecker.
There were lots of small tortoiseshell butterflies, several peacocks and red admirals.

On Friday 23rd August we walked in a glen to the north of Kirriemuir. There were lots of dippers on the river and many meadow pipits. We sat for lunch and a golden eagle flew by. We saw another eagle lower down the glen. A few kestrels were hunting. We found two spotted flycatcher by the edge of spruce plantation.
On the mountains we saw a large heard of red deer, and we also found some roe deer.
A butterfly flew past which I think was one of the pearl bordered fritillaries.

On Friday 23rd August, I walked on a small area of heath to the west of Kirriemuir. I found here two Ospreys sitting in a tree. I also flushed a short eared owl, which allowed me to approach and photograph it.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/colinlamond/9579423505/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/colinlamond/9579423349/


I returned the next day with my parents for a short walk here. We found linnets, meadow pipits, yellowhammer, whitethroat, willow warbler and redpolls. The two ospreys were still there. We saw three sparrowhawks flying over the heath. A whimbrel flew over.
We found two redstarts in a bush.
On Sunday 25th August we walked in Glen Prosen. We found lots of wheatears and meadow pipits. We saw lots of red grouse. The only raptors were a two kestrels and one buzzard.

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Re: A few days in Angus

Postby srgreen » Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:06 am

[quote="colinlamond"]Here are some reports from last week when I spent a few days in Angus with my parents in Kirriemuir.
On Friday 23rd August, I walked on a small area of heath to the west of Kirriemuir. I found here two Ospreys sitting in a tree. I also flushed a short eared owl, which allowed me to approach and photograph it.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/colinlamond/9579423505/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/colinlamond/9579423349/

Hi Colin, I'd say your Owl was a Long-eared, rather than a Short-eared.
Cheers, SRG

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AUGUST 31ST - CURLEW SANDPIPER

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:34 pm

AUGUST 31ST 4-30PM CURLEW SANDPIPER 1 RUFF 2 SEEN AT RIVERSIDE NATURE PARK
CURLEW SAND WAS SHOWING WELL APPROX 250 YARDS TO LEFT OF HIDE NEAR A LARGE ROUND BOULDER

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Re: AUGUST 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:23 pm

1st Sept Forfar Loch, did realise how many Grebes on the Loch, Little and Great Crested, single Dulin at yacht club. Arbroath near harbour over 200 Sandwich Terns, Peregrine having a sniff around but took nothing, Rock Pipit.

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SEPTEMBER 1ST 2013 - BARRY BUDDON BIRDS

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:41 pm

September 1st 11am - GREENSHANK 1 Barry Loch - Barry Buddon - plus 2 WHINCHAT - 15 WHEATEARS -

5 TO 600 HUNDRED SCOTER FLOCK , MAINLY COMMON - IN CARNOUSTIE BAY OFF BUDDON NESS ALSO IN BAY 2 ARCTIC SKUAS DK. PHASE - 1 RED THROATED DIVER - 6 EIDER - BIG PASSAGE OF MIXED TERNS -


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