21 - SEPTEMBER 2013 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

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Tues 17th Sept

Postby srgreen » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:20 am

Juv Pec Sand still at Forfar Loch Yacht Club spit. Also Arctic Tern there, and 21 Pink-feet high west over. SRG

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:07 am

AGV Tuesday 17 September 2013
Juv pec sand forfar loch sail club spit still, tues 0945am, srg

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Wednesday 18th September 2013 - Geese

Postby Alex Shepherd » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:59 pm

Date & Time: 12pm - 3.30pm, Tayock, St Cyrus and Montrose Beach

Species: Geese, Ducks, Waders and Chats

Details: Tayock 12-12.30pm, 4000 plus Pink-footed Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 8 Pintail, 10 Black-tailed Godwits, 300 Shelduck, 16 Dunlin, c50 Redshank and 6 Wigeon.

St Cyrus Hide 1-2.30pm ( High Tide), 10 Pale bellied Brent Geese, 28 Canada Geese, 1 Great Skua, 5 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 1 Kestrel, c70 Common Scoter, 7 Goosander, 450 Pink-footed Geese passing through and a Dog Fox. Brent Geese, Skua,Canada Geese all Angus side, eventually!

Montrose Beach 3.30pm, 1 Red-throated Diver, c60 Common Scoter one almost on the beach again, and 21 Sandwich Terns.

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Wednesday 18th September 2013 - Pectoral Sandpiper

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:41 pm

Date & Time: Wednesday 18th September 2013 - 2:00-2:40pm
Species: Pectoral Sandpiper, Arctic Tern
Details: Stuarts juv Pectoral Sandpiper still present on the Sailing Club Spit on Forfar Loch this PM. 2:00-2:40pm at least.
Arctic tern also present. (7 years ago to the day a Pec Sand was at Duns Dish.)


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Re: SEPTEMBER 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Nicola Main » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:38 am

One 1st-winter male Redstart in my garden this morning just after 8am.

P.S. They're stunning photos Mark!




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Re: SEPTEMBER 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:05 am

19/09/2013 Very wet Forfar Loch but thanks to SRG got my first ever Pec. Sandpiper, Arbirlot NT A92 end about 300 yards up path pair of Grey Wags and Kingfisher

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Pectoral Sandpiper & 'lost' scope

Postby Grant Balfour » Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:13 pm

The Pectoral Sandpiper was still at the Forfar Loch Sailing Club spit this afternoon (1:30-3:00pm).

Also found was an Opticron Scope on a Manfrotto tripod head with a green tripod. I sent a message to AGV but I ddin't want to leave it there until the owner turned up so I've handed it in to the lost property at Forfar Police Station.

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Re: Pectoral Sandpiper & 'lost' scope

Postby srgreen » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:06 pm

Grant Balfour wrote:The Pectoral Sandpiper was still at the Forfar Loch Sailing Club spit this afternoon (1:30-3:00pm).

Also found was an Opticron Scope on a Manfrotto tripod head with a green tripod. I sent a message to AGV but I ddin't want to leave it there until the owner turned up so I've handed it in to the lost property at Forfar Police Station.


Cheers Grant, scope etc was (is) mine! A real Homer Simspon DOH! moment, the perils of trying to do too many things at once - kids, dogs, check waders, txt news out etc. I'm owe you a pint or two!

Incidentally, it was insured, but its maybe worth other birders on group double checking your contents insurance and making sure all your optics are covered for being lost out of the house etc (sounds stupid I know, but not all policies cover this), and making sure they are covered up to cost of replacing etc.

Pec was still there 4.30pm, cheers, SRG

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Re: Pectoral Sandpiper & 'lost' scope

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:41 pm

Grant Balfour wrote:The Pectoral Sandpiper was still at the Forfar Loch Sailing Club spit this afternoon (1:30-3:00pm).

Also found was an Opticron Scope on a Manfrotto tripod head with a green tripod. I sent a message to AGV but I ddin't want to leave it there until the owner turned up so I've handed it in to the lost property at Forfar Police Station.


Sorry Grant. I received my new mobile contract sim card, swapped over and it took nearly all afternoon for it to kick in with the number swap, etc.
Any texts sent during Thursday afternoon where not received. Anyway no harm done and glad Stu got his scope back!

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:45 pm

AGV Friday 20th September 2013

juv Pectoral Sandpiper still present on the Sailing Club Shingle Spit on Forfar, 10:20am. Ian Ford

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Easthaven and Craigmill Den - Pied Flycatcher

Postby Alex Shepherd » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:16 pm

Friday 20th September 2013 3.50pm

Species: Pied Flycatcher (95%)

Details: 95% sure of a Pied Flycatcher 50 metres below the weir in Craigmill Den, two brief sightings as it went into cover. Also and most unexpected a juvenile Goosander sitting immediately above the weir and a Grey Wagtail above the wooden bridge. Also 5 Buzzards together, 12 Goldfinches, 4 Linnets, 2 Yellowhammers, and a Roe Deer in moult.

Easthaven, the 2nd year Med Gull still along beside the first wooden bridge to north, 5 Snipe at scrape near the bridge, 4 Sanderling, 6 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Rock Pipits, 10 Pied Wagtails, 6 Common Terns, 8 Sandwich Terns, 1 Wheatear, 5 Linnets, 2 Meadow Pipits, 3 Ringed Plover, 17 Redshank, 7 Curlew and a steady stream of Swallows going south.

Kelly Den, Elliot - 2 Dippers 200 metres and 500 metres up the burn.

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Glen Esk - Mistle Thrush

Postby Grant Balfour » Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:17 pm

Up to Glen Esk to do the first of the BTO Thrushes survey for 2013/2014. Didn't get any in my core square but did get 34 Mistle Thrush near Dalbog farm. Could be early migrants as several small groups flew in as I was observing them.

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby stevendoig » Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:14 pm

Forfar Loch this morning - no sign of the sandpiper, for shame...

I did find FOUR Magpies though, that's a record for me for this venue, think I've seen 3 together a couple of times!

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Sept. 22nd ADBC BIRD CLUB OUTING

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:42 pm

ADBC HELD ITS AUTUMN ANGUS COAST MIGRANTS OUTING WITH 16 MEMBERS ATTENDING
Departing Migrants seen were -- CHIFFCHAFF- WILLOW WARBLER - BLACKCAP - SPOTTED FLY - GREENSHANK - RUFF- WHEATEAR - SWALLOW - HOUSE MARTIN - -- HIgHLIGHT OF THE DAY FOR MEMBERS PRESENT WAS A BEAUTIFUL - KINGFISHER at Craig Mill Den - A great day out for the members present who recorded 73 species in total on the day .

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September 23rd Med Gull - Brent Geese

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:15 pm

Sept. 23rd 12-40pm BRENT GEESE 14 Lunan Bay from Hide during my Webs Count - Flew towards Ethie Haven

September 23rd 1500hrs. MEDITERRANEAN GULL At Ten Pin Bowling Alley foreshore - it flew in direction of Keptie Pond Arbraoth

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Charles Rough » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:40 pm

riverside nature park
1 kingfisher in front of the hide perched on the rock closest to the tunnel 10-45 am ,3 grey wagtails at the same spot plus another 1 feeding in a small pool of water at
the east end of the park,2 dunnocks sitting in the surrounding trees
craigmill den
1 collard dove and 1 kestrel seen driving down to the den,1 dipper up from the bridge
easthaven
1 great crested grebe just offshore,2 reedbuntings/wheatear/swallows

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SEpt. 24th KINGFISHER

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:53 pm

SEPT. 24TH 11-30AM KINGFISHER 1 CRAIG MILL DEN CARNOUSTIE N.O.578355 -- GREAT BUT BRIEF VIEWS BESIDE THE WOODEN BRIDGE JUST PAST THE LEY - COULD BE SAME BIRD THE GROUP SAW ON THE OUTING ON SUNDAY . -- 350 GEESE OVERHEAD HEADING FOR EDEN ESTUARY

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Allan Hall » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:27 pm

Adult Hobby hunting (house martins?) around Roundyhill this afternoon. Kingfisher seen in Glamis yesterday.

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Fishtown migrants

Postby simonbusuttil » Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:21 pm

I managed to see the red-breasted flycatcher at Fishtown of Usan. It's a first winter bird. It will be interesting to see if it stays around as it was on the receiving end of a lot of hassle from a robin. Also present was a yellow-browed warbler in the same patch of sycamore. Very little else about

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:35 pm

yellow-browed warbler at Windyhills farm today, also had a pied flycatcher further down in a sycamore at the top of Castlesea bay.

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:55 pm

gus guthrie wrote:yellow-browed warbler at Windyhills farm today, also had a pied flycatcher further down in a sycamore at the top of Castlesea bay.


Yellow-browed Warbler still there at 1650, near mirror at office entrance, unidentified bird in sycamore at 1130. Alex Shepherd

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26th SEPTEMBER 2013 Migrants

Postby joncook » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:10 pm

Visited Craigmill Den, Easthaven and Hatton waterworks this morning. Only non-resident a Lesser Whitethroat at Craigmill Den which showed briefly in the hawthorns mid way along before flying off over the burn and out of sight.
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Seaton of Usan - RB Flycatcher & YB Warbler

Postby Grant Balfour » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:42 pm

26th Sept. 16:50-18:20
Red-breasted Flycatcher flitting around in the sycamore and willow in the fenced off hen run. Got some very good views at times when it perched on exposed branches.
Yellow-browed Warbler was also present in the same area but only seen properly for about 30 seconds when it perched in the willow.

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Hugh Bell » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:38 pm

Little Egret roosting in a tree on North side of the river South Esk (so not in Angus) @ Kinnaber 14:00hrs, also Kingfisher, and 3 Greenshank.

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Thursday 26th September 2013 - RB Flycatcher, YB Warbler

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:19 pm

Date & Time: Thursday 26th September 2013 - 2:00pm-3:00pm at least
Species: Red-breasted Flycatcher, Yellow Browed Warbler
Details: Just repeat news as per Grant and others. The Red-breasted Flycatcher showing really well in the sycamores/willow at hen run.
Yellow Browed Warbler skulking also in same section of trees, showing occasionally but usually briefly.


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Thursday 26th September 2013 - AGV

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:11 am

Thursday 26th September 2013 - AGVs Not Posted Already...

Yellow-browed Warbler at Mains Of Usan in sycamores by walled garden. Chris McGuigan

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:36 pm

AGV Messages Friday 27th September 2013
AGV RB Flycatcher showing well at Fishtown. Curlew Sand at Rossie Spit. 9am. GMS


AGV Little Stint at Rossie Spit, Montrose. 10.30am. GMS


AGV Lesser Whitethroat & YB Warbler in sycamores at top of Castlesea Bay gully. 12:20pm. GMS

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Barry Farquharson » Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:01 pm

A few belated sightings from yesterday around Usan.
Tree Sparrows and Reed Buntings at the walled garden. A Kingfisher was flying around by the houses at Mains of Usan, and three Moorhens were on the pond at the bend in the road. A Great Spotted Woodpecker was in the trees opposite.
Three Barnacle Geese overflew northwards over Fishtown of Usan. Good views of the Red Breasted Flycatcher (photos here - www.flickr.com/stonefaction )A couple of Velvet Scoters flew south, as did a Red Throated Diver. Two Stock Doves in the fields by the crossroads over the railway up from the walled garden.

A Wheatear on the path near the cliffs at Arbroath. A Red Throated Diver close in offshore to the east of the harbour. A single Golden Plover flew in onto the rocks, and there were 4 Common Terns still around. An Arctic Skua went north, seen from the cliffs.

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Yellow-browed fest....... Sat 28/09/13

Postby srgreen » Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:06 pm

More Yellow-browed Warblers today -
3 together at East Seaton Farm Arbroath
1 in the wee wooded triangle at the top of Cliffburn Gully, Arbroath
2 together in the shelter belt to the east of Ethie Barns Farm, on the track out to Red Head
1 behind Ethie Mains house.
All vocal. (all me with Gus Guthrie). Apart from that, the only other migrant all day (except Robins, Skylarks etc) was a Willow Warbler on the south side of Arbroath.
Get out there and enjoy them while you can. SRG

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby L. Thomson » Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:26 pm

1.00pm Sunday 29/9/13 : One Bean Goose among pinkfeet at Tayock Corner of Basin. Also two Barnacle Geese among them.


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