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2 - FEBRUARY 2016 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:03 pm

Angus Bird Sightings for FEBRUARY 2016

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Re: FEBRUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Charles Rough » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:29 pm

a wee bit late but on sunday at 9.00 pm I saw a barn owl perched in a tree at duntrune near Dundee,there were no leaves on the tree and the owl stood out a mile,i think this is the first one I have seen perched in a tree,its usually a bird perched on a post or a sign I see

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Re: FEBRUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:05 pm

03 mar 2016 non birding. Due to storm damage to the club house the road to Elliot crossing has been closed until further notice by the council. But if you need access you can park in the golf club car park

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Re: FEBRUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:01 pm

03 March 2016 Keptie Pond Black Headed gull left leg silver ring right leg white ring J7CC any info on this bird appreciated tks

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Re: FEBRUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:08 pm

03 Feb 2016 have got info on ringed Black Headed gull. Ringed in Norway about 3 years ago.

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Tues 2nd/Wed 3rd February 2016 - AGV Messages

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:22 am

Tuesday 2nd February 2016 - AGV Message
AGV:
Tuesday 2nd February:
Bittern seen in flight from Gullery hide, Kinnordy. 11:50am.
Doug Milne

Wednesday 3rd February 2016 - AGV Messages
AGV:
Wednesday 3rd February:
White fronted goose among pinkies just N of Eassie. West of main road. cNO340476 10:45.
Jon & Bob

AGV:
Wednesday 3rd February:
Bittern in front of Bank of Scotland Hide, Montrose Basin. 12.30.
Ron Mitchell

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Feb. 4TH ARBROATH CLIFFS WALK - FULMARS

Postby Bob McCurley » Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:18 pm

FEB 4TH 11-30 AM WALK ALONG CLIFF TOP AT WHITING NESS - PRODUCED - 12 FULMARS Establishing Nests on Cliff face - plus 30 HERRING GULLS Doing likewise - 4 ROCK PIPITS - 12 ROCK DOVES
ENJOYED THE WALK -

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Re: FEBRUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:39 am

Kinnordy Loch

Green-winged Teal from Gullery Hide in afternoon ( reported on Birdguides at 11pm)
AGV:
Saturday 6th February:
Elliot reed beds 2 Jack Snipe. 1pm.
Gus Guthrie

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Sat 6th/Sun 7th February 2016 - AGV Message

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Saturday 6th February 2016 - AGV Message
AGV:
Saturday 6th February 1.15pm:
Montrose Basin Visitor Centre - Bittern
Alison O'Hara

Sunday 7th February 2016 - AGV Message
AGV:
Sunday 7th February:
Bittern at kinnordy flew into reeds in front of pines seen from gullery hide.
Barry Farquharson

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Re: FEBRUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:04 pm

08/02/2016 Keptie pond Arbroath Grey heron on nest. first ever record.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:28 pm

Kinnordy Loch 4.30pm

Bittern flew across bay to Lone Pine Tree and fished along the reedbed edge for 30 mins

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February 8th - Montreathmont Hide Rota Topping up Duty

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:47 pm

Montreathmont Hide Feeding Station Topping up Rota Duty-- Recent Gales have partially blown down the 2 supporting Trunks - but the Birds still come to be fed - sightings today featured as follows-

10 BULLFINCH - 2 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKERS - GREEN WOODPECKER - JAY - CHAFFINCH - BLUE TITS- COAL TITS - GREAT TITS- ROBIN - DUNNOCK - 2 YELLOW HAMMERS - BUZZARD - GOLDCREST-
AND A RED SQUIRREL -------------

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Feb.9th TWITE at Feeding station

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:02 pm

Feb. 9th 10-30 am TWITE 7 Still using Feeding station area on way to Wigeon Hide Montrose Basin - in company with Chaffinch -

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Woodcock, Brambling and Green Woodpecker

Postby Alex Shepherd » Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:38 pm

Date & Time: 9th February 2016 - 1130hrs

2 Woodcock, 1 or maybe 2 Green Woodpecker and a Brambling in West Woods of Ethie, just past Marywell on the Arbroath to Montrose road, car parking at NO65552 45480 on east side of road past the cereal field. The paths are very muddy and the Woodcock were in the thickest difficult terrain, the Green Woodpecker was calling from trees at the east side of the woods.

Gadwall pair still on Keptie Pond, Arbroath along with a female Goosander.

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Tuesday 9th February 2016 - AGV Message

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:23 pm

Tuesday 9th February 2016 - AGV Message
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Tuesday 9th February:
Ringtail Hen Harrier seen at Kinnordy.
Valerie Jamieson

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Re: FEBRUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:42 pm

Kinnordy Loch

Bittern, Beaver & Otter seen in a brief visit, also 30 Whooper swans present.

White-fronted Goose with Pinkfeet flock at Eassie this afternoon and a Short-eared Owl hunting near Cookston farm, Eassie at 4.30pm.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:27 pm

Kinnordy Loch 4.30pm

Adult Iceland Gull and a 1st winter Iceland Gull from East Hide with around 100 mixed gulls until 5pm when they all flew off.

Also 3 Otters hunting just out from the East Hide.

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Friday 12th February 2016 - AGV Messages

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:18 pm

Friday 12th February 2016 - AGV Messages Not Already Posted:
AGV:
Friday 12th February:
bittern, barn owl and 1st winter iceland gull. Kinnordy, east hide 11.45am.
GMS

AGV:
Friday 12th February:
Kingfisher. Ardler Village Regeneration Project, Camperdown Rd. Urban birdwatching!!
Valerie Jamieson

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Re: FEBRUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:31 pm

Kinnordy Loch.

At the Feeding station this morning;
6 Brambling
2 Tree sparrow
3 Red Squirrel

also a Short-eared Owl hunting over the back at dusk.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Barry Farquharson » Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:54 pm

Swannie Ponds, Dundee 13/2/16

6 ringed gulls. 1 new, 4 seen previously and 1 incompletely read....

Yellow 2CA6 - Black Headed Gull (possibly ringed in Essex)
White J4U2 - Black Headed Gull (ringed in Norway)
Green JN69 - Black Headed Gull (ringed in Norway)
metal 6181458 - Black Headed Gull (ringed in Norway)
metal EY4.... - Black Headed Gull (ringed in UK)
metal EW85247 - Common Gull (ringed in UK)

also around 8 Goosanders, 3 Tufted Ducks, 1 Moorhen, Mallards and Herring, Black Headed and Common Gulls. Buzzard seen over wasteground off Mains Terrace also.

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Sunday 14th February 2016 - AGV Messages

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:32 pm

Sunday 14th February 2016 - AGV Messages Not Already Posted
AGV:
Sunday 14th February:
1 jack snipe, 7 snipe, 2 gs woodpecker & 1 pheasant riverside nature park, Dundee.
Barry Farquharson

AGV:
Sunday 14th February:
Bittern in front if the B of S hide Montrose Basin 10.15
Ron Mitchell

10am bittern from Gullery Hide, Kinnordy briefly...as well as a few brambling by feeding station.
Ian Hastie

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Sunday 14th February: Birdguides report 20 snow buntings c500m N of Victoria park Arbroath @ 13:00.
(This was originally posted on ABZ Birds by Patrick Grant)

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Monday 15th February 2016 - AGV Message

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:07 pm

Monday 15th February 2016 - AGV Message
AGV:
Monday 15th February. Ringtail Hen Harrier from east hide. Kinnordy 14.00.
Neil Black.

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Wednesday 17th/Thursday 18th February 2016 - Bittern

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:17 pm

Date & Time: Wednesday 17th/Thursday 18th February 2016
Species: Bittern, Kingfisher, Pintail
Details: The Bittern was still present and showing occasionally well on Wednessday 17th at around 3:30pm from BOS Hide at Montrose Basin Centre.
Barry Farquharson, Alex Shepherd & Ron Mitchell had seen it earlier in the PM also. Kingfisher also on top of fence posts.
21x Pintail present on the Basin viewed from BOS Hide today and a single Brent goose flew east, Thursday 18th February at around 11:30am.

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Thursday 18th February 2016 - AGV Message

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:19 pm

Thursday 18th February 2016 - AGV Messages Not Already Posted
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Thursday 18th February:
Small flock snow buntings from coastal path north Victoria Pk, Arbroath.
Valerie Jamieson

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Re: FEBRUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Charles Rough » Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:44 am

received some info on the ringed black headed gull j27p which I seen on keptie pond on the 11/01/16


Your Keptie BHGull was ringed on 14.06 2015 at Søndre Langåra, Frogn, Akershus & Oslo, Norway

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18 Feb 2016, Cairngorms National Park in Angus

Postby Dave Adam » Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:38 pm

Ptarmigan x 5
Golden Eagle x 1

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Friday 19th February 2016 - Snow Buntings

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:42 pm

Date & Time: Friday 19th February 2016
Species: Snow Bunting
Details: At least x18 Snow Bunting still present about 300 yards North of Victoria Park Car Park, Arbroath at 9:00am.
Favouring low cut stubble field. Can be hidden.
A sizeable flock of x500+ Wood Pigeons in fields near Auchmithie at about 3:45pm.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:14 am

Two Woodcock in gorse scrub just west of the wood chip piles at Sleepyhillock Cemetery, Tayock, Montrose.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:59 pm

Arbroath cliffs.

still 18+ Snow Buntings feeding in stubble field approx 300m along cliff path.
Very confiding birds, no need to flush them.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Eric McCabe » Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:40 pm

As well as the Arbroath Snow Buntings, three other Bunting species were present at Boghead farm. Mostly foraging on the bare field - at least six Corn Buntings with Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting and Goldfinches

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Sunday 21st February 2016 - AGV Messages

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:03 pm

Sunday 21st February 2016 - AGV Messages Not Already Posted
AGV:
Sunday 21st February:
18 Snow Bunting still in field 300m North of Victoria Park, Arbroath. 8:50am.
Rod Mackenzie

AGV:
Sunday 21st February:
3 Bittern Gullery hide, Loch of Kinnordy.
Rod Mackenzie

AGV:
Sunday 21st February:
Iceland Gull Juv at Glen Lethnot.
Approximately 1 mile past Pirners Brig car park on right by pylons.
Rob NN

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Glen Esk hills 21 Feb 2016

Postby Dave Adam » Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:06 am

3 x Red Kite
3 x C. Buzzard
2 x Raven
1 x Golden Plover
1 x Tawny Owl

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Re: FEBRUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Allan Hall » Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:00 pm

Small flock of Hawfinches at Scone Palace this morning

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24th FEBRUARY -- GLEN LETHNOT

Postby Bob McCurley » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:55 pm

FEBRUARY 24TH- 11 AM GLEN LETHNOT - 3 RED KITES - 8 RED GROUSE- 4 BUZZARDS- 94 LAPWING - 8 FIELDFARE- 10 MISTLE THRUSH - 4 LONG TAILED TIT- 20 CHAFFINCH - 1 DIPPER- 1 Tree Creeper-
Above seen by Bob and Jon

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Auchmithie to Red Head - Hen Harrier

Postby Alex Shepherd » Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:25 pm

Wednesday 24th February 2016 - 1100hrs

An adult Male Hen Harrier roaming between Auchmithie and Red Head, also Corn Buntings, 2 Peregrines, Buzzard, Kestrel, many Skylarks, Reed Buntings, Meadow Pipits and Linnets but no Yellowhammers.

At Red Head two flocks of Auks on the sea close in of around 200 birds which were approximately 70% Guillemot and the rest Razorbills, Fulmars also present and a passing school of Dolphins.

Harrier photo on the Photos page, but it was too far away, as usual!

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Thursday 25th February 2016 - AGV Messages

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:12 am

Thursday 25th February 2016 - AGV Messages Not Already Posted
AGV:
Thursday 25th February:
2 Bitterns seen in flight from Gullery hide Kinnordy this am.
Ted Logan

AGV:
Thursday 25th February:
2 bitterns near lone pine tree at kinnordy loch 4.15pm.
Gus Guthrie

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Re: FEBRUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:02 pm

AGV:
Saturday 27th February:
Red-headed Smew and Red-throated Diver 11:20 Montrose Basin VC.
Emma C-S

AGV:
Saturday 27th February:
Imm glaucous gull circling gayfield, arbroath 4pm.
Martin scott

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Smew, Red Head at Montrose Basin

Postby Alex Shepherd » Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:39 pm

Smew still at Montrose basin halfway between Rossie Mills and the Centre on Saturday afternoon but disappeared on the rising tide.


The Red-throated Diver has been seen at Maryton Ditch at or near high tide twice recently, photo taken on 23/2/2016.


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Female Hen Harrier & Golden Eagle

Postby Neil Young » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:42 pm

Female hen harrier flew across in front of our car today near Airlie on the Alyth to Kirrie road. Golden eagle in an Angus glen.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:46 pm

AGV:
Sunday 28th February:
2 bittern loch of kinnordy. 1 from East hide 250pm and one from gullery hide 3pm.
Ian hastie

AGV:
Sunday 28th February:
KINNORDY TWO BITTERNS OPPOSITE GULLERY HIDE AT 5 PM. THEN ONE OF THE INDIVIDUALS FLEW PAST AT 545 PM.
CAROL AND BRIAN RENWICK


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