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4 - APRIL 2016 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:11 am

Angus Bird Sightings for APRIL 2016

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Friday 1st April 2016 - AGV Message

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:39 pm

Friday 1st April 2016 - AGV Message
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Friday 1st April:
Probable green sandpiper, large farmers reservoir at barry mill (Not small pond) at 3pm.
Robin Maclean

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Saturday 2nd April 2016 - AGV Message

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:43 pm

Saturday 2nd April 2016 - AGV Message
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Saturday 2nd April:
Osprey - mid Basin, Montrose, 15.40
Alison O'Hara

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Saturday 2nd April 2016 - Osprey, Marsh Harrier, etc.

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:11 pm

Date & Time: Saturday 2nd April 2016 - 8:00am
Species: Osprey, Marsh Harrier, etc.
Details: Both Ospreys present at Balgavies Loch. One bird left the pine flew into the nearby wood opposite the hide and snapped off a branch and brought back as nest material. Mating observed. Half a dozen or so Sand Martins too.

Male and Female Marsh Harrier displaying well at Kinnordy. Barn Owl in nest box. Waders back with Redshank, Lapwing, Oystercatchers, etc. Shoveler pairs also. To name just a few. Usual species also present.

Golden Eagle up an Angus Glen.

Two easy to photograph Whooper Swans on Loch of Lintrathen, just South of Bridgend Of Lintrathen by main roadside. Kingfisher briefly here too.

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Kingfisher and Cormorant on the Dean Water viewed from Lochmill.

Cropped Record Shot of Osprey bringing in branch it broke off:
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Sunday 3rd April 2016 - AGV Message

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:12 pm

Sunday 3rd April 2016 - AGV Message
AGV:
Sunday 3rd April:
Green Sandpiper at Barry Mill, upper farm pond. Flighty. 9am.
GMS

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Barry Farquharson » Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:03 pm

Riverside Nature Park, Dundee 2/4/16 AM
Blackbird, Black Headed Gull, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Buzzard, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff (quite a few along railway line opposite too), Cormorant, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Greenfinch, Herring Gull, Jackdaw, Jay, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Long Tailed Tit, Meadow Pipit, Mute Swan, Oystercatcher, Pheasant, Pied Wagtail, Reed Bunting, Robin, Feral Pigeon, Shelduck, Skylark, Snipe, Song Thrush, Sparrowhawk, Starling, Teal, Woodpigeon, Yellowhammer.

Loch of Kinnordy 3/4/16 PM
Barn Owl, Blackbird, Black Headed Gull, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Buzzard, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Dunnock, Goldeneye, Great Tit, Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, Herring Gull, Lapwing, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Lesser Redpoll, Little Grebe, Long tailed Tit, Mallard, Marsh Harrier (2), Moorhen, Mute Swan, Osprey (blue MR), Oystercatcher, Pheasant, Pied Wagtail, Red Kite, Redshank (displaying), Reed Bunting, Robin, Rook, Sand Martin, Shoveler, Song Thrush, Starling, Teal, Tree Sparrow, Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Woodpigeon, Wren.

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:36 pm

04/04/2016 Arbroath rare for Keptie but 2 Greylags arrived at the pond and Swans trying to get rid of them

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby stevendoig » Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:57 am

Chiff Chaff singing from my garden this morning - Whitehills, forfar

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Barry Buddon - Wheatears and Chiffchaff April 5th

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:04 pm

Barry Buddon 11am Male and /Female Wheatear near Lighthouse area - Calling Chiffchaff on Spion Kop Road -and Chiffchaff calling on Golf Course Practice area

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:42 pm

Kinnordy Loch 6pm

At least 3 Swallows & 20 Sand Martins feeding over reedbed opposite Gullery Hide.

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April 6th - GREEN WINGED TEAL AT KINNORDY

Postby Bob McCurley » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:14 pm

APRIL 6TH - LOCH OF KINNORDY - GREEN WINGED TEAL - Close in from Gullery Hide , also on view Male and Female MARSH HARRIERS - Plus at least 6 SAND MARTINS - and a pair of DABCHICKS -

APRIL 6TH LOCH OF BALGAVIES - 12-20 PM - 3 OSPREYS on view- plus SPARROW HAWK and 2 BUZZARDS - plus close views of GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER coming to feeders - plus 100 GREYLAG GEESE

MURTON NATURE RESERVE FORFAR - 8 SAND MARTINS - 40 WIGEON - SHELDUCK - LAPWINGS - OYSTERCATCHERS - REDSHANK - COOT

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Nicola Main » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:20 pm

5/4/16. One Magpie at the bottom of our garden enjoying the evening sun.

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Jean Cobb » Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:43 pm

3 swallows at Murton

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7th APRIL 2016 West Haven

Postby joncook » Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:12 pm

3 Sandwich Terns on poles at harbour, also 3 Red-throated Divers, 10 Guillemots and 24+Gannets well out 3.30pm
Jon

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Allan Hall » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:15 pm

Roundyhill - 8 rather late redwings in my garden this evening.

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Thursday 7th April 2016 - AGV Message

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:12 am

Thursday 7th April 2016 - AGV Message
AGV:
Thursday 7th April:
Iceland Gull probable 2w in field to left of entrance to Hatton water works 3.30pm.
Rob NN

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:44 pm

Friday 8th Apr Elliot 3 Ringed Plovers on beach

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Allan Hall » Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:42 pm

Roundyhill - Osprey flew over this afternoon carrying fish

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Friday 8th April 2016 - AGV Message

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:48 pm

Friday 8th April 2016 - AGV Message
AGV:
Friday 8th April:
Black-throated diver, Tay estuary at Monifieth, Friday lunch-time. Sorry for late news.
Valerie Jamieson

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9th APRIL 2016 Swallow, Dundee

Postby joncook » Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:00 pm

1 Swallow among c20 Sand Martins over the Dighty behind Sainsburys this evening.
Jon

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby BRIAN LAING » Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:11 pm

4 golden eagles and 3 buzzards angus glen

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Allan Hall » Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:29 pm

Roundyhill - at least 3 brambling with a mixed finch and bunting flock this afternoon

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11th APRIL 2016 Blackcap

Postby joncook » Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:33 pm

Blackcap singing at Balgavies car park this morning.
Jon

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Forfar Loch, Swallow, House Martin, Sand Martin and Osprey

Postby Alex Shepherd » Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:46 pm

Forfar Loch 11/4/2016 on a cold windy morning.

1 Swallow and 1 House Martin with around 12 Sand Martins at the Yacht Club this morning. Also around the loch 2 Treecreepers and 1 Grey Wagtail at the west end. 1 Osprey with blue ring possibly something like BH (but poor light for photos) over various points on the loch. At the feeders near the spit a Yellowhammer male which looks to be lacking dark pigment, replaced by white/leucistic on its tertials. Still many Gadwall, a few Teal, Tufted Ducks and Goosander.

Elsewhere, my garden on the north edge of Arbroath, still 6 Tree Sparrows, and a fleeting visit by a Chiffchaff.

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Friday 8th April 2016 - Willow Warbler, Rookery

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:52 pm

Date & Time: Friday 8th/Monday 11th April 2016
Species: Willow Warbler
Details: My 1st Willow Warbler singing at East Seaton Farm, 3pm, Friday 8th April.
51 Rooks nests at the Rookery opposite the School House, Careston today, Monday 11th April 2016.

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Lunan Bay Webs Count Sunday April 10th

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:53 pm

April 10th Lunan Bay Webs count produced -- 3 pairs SANDWICH TERN displaying , going round in circles offering Sand Eels to its prospective mate - great to watch - Also recorded as follows
10 Red Throated Divers - - 6 Razorbills - 1 Velvet Scoter -3 Kittiwakes - 9 Fulmar ( 8 on Castle ruins )10 Cormorants -

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:18 pm

Kinnordy Loch. 5.30pm

single Black-tailed Godwit with Oystercatchers on bogbean from Gullery Hide.

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Tuesday 12th April 2016 - AGV Message

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:00 am

Tuesday 12th April 2016 - AGV Message
AGV:
Tuesday 12th April:
Little gulls, North Pond, Monikie, late afternoon.
Valerie Jamieson

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:29 am

13/04/2016 keptie Pomd 10.10 1st Chiff Chaff calling from island tree.

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Wednesday 13th April 2016 - Black-tailed Godwit, LRP

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:07 pm

Date & Time: Wednesday 13th April 2016
Species: Black-tailed Godwit, Little Ringed Plover
Details: Summer plumaged Black-tailed Godwit and male Little Ringed Plover on North pond at Murton NR at 2:35pm.

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:11 pm

14 April Kingennie fishery 11.15 1 Chiff chaff and 1 Willow Warbler.

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aPRIL 14TH - Spring Migrants Are Arriving

Postby Bob McCurley » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:09 pm

April 14th - Barry Buddon - Monifieth end , near Starters Box - 2 WILLOW WARBLERS - and 2 CHIFFCHAFFS -

aPRIL 14TH - Nature Park Invergowrie - 1 Male WHEATEAR --

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Allan Hall » Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:54 pm

Forfar Loch. 4 common sandpipers in the bay behind the yacht centre this morning. Willow warbler singing nearby.
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Wednesday 13th April 2016 - AGV Message

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:40 am

Wednesday 13th April 2016 - AGV Message
AGV:
Wednesday 13th April:
c50 little gulls still monikie north pond 14:45
Jon Cook

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April 15th - Common Sandpiper -

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:17 pm

April 15th 11am COMMON SANDPIPER - AT MURTON RESERVE FORFAR - Found yesterday by Eric McCabe - Viewed from the Gladstone Hide

April 15th 1300hrs Monikie Country Park - LITTLE GULLS still present on North Pond and Island Pond --Plus lots of SAND MARTINS !

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15th APRIL 2016 Possible Woodlark?

Postby joncook » Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:08 pm

Report of a possible Woodlark seen and heard singing this afternoon over Templeton Woods, Dundee in the Dalmahoy Drive area
Jon

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Barbara Grimmond » Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:06 pm

flock of siskins in my garden in Monifieth today till around 7.30pm. Manged to count 5 males and 4 females
but possibly quite a few more.

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Stephen Appleton » Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:57 pm

A walk up Lundie Craigs around midday today:
Ravens, Marsh Harrier, Skylarks, Chiffchaffs

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:34 pm

Kinnordy Loch

4 Ospreys
2 House Martins in among the Sand Martins & Swallows.

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Glen Esk 16 April 2016

Postby Dave Adam » Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:44 pm

Wheatear x 2
Ring Ouzel x 3
Raven x 2
Kestrel x 1
Black Grouse x 1
Swallow x 1


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