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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Jonathan Pattullo » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:22 pm

Walk round Backwater Dam today, 3 Black Grouse in usual field, 2 Grey Wagtails and a Common Sandpiper on Dam wall, Sparrowhawk and 3 Ravens in Glen Damph, male Crossbill in area above top car park.

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:38 am

Kinnordy Loch 6.30am

2 Dunlin on the bogbean from Gullery Hide

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Ring Ouzel and Green Woodpecker

Postby Alex Shepherd » Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:33 am

Tuesday 19th April 2016 at Lochlee, 5 Ring Ouzel, 3 males disputing territories and 1 pair, also 2 Common Sandpipers, Swallows, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush and Wheatear.

Dalbrack Bridge, Glenesk, 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Dippers, one Dipper chasing the Sandpipers away.

Wednesday 20th April in the Eastern Cemetery, Arbroath 1 Green Woodpecker heard then traced, flew to trees at the top of St Vigeans Brae. I'd think a first for Arbroath?

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Easthaven - Whimbrel and White Wagtail

Postby Alex Shepherd » Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:03 pm

Date: Wednesday 20th April 2016, Craigmill Burn to Easthaven 1230 - 1415

Species: Whimbrel, White Wagtail, Bar-tailed Godwit etc

Details: 2 Whimbrels, not very approachable between Craigmill Burn and Easthaven inevitably scared off by dogs at Easthaven, 2 White Wagtails suffered the same fate. Also along the beach, 4 Sandwich Terns, 3 Gannets out at sea, 7 Shelduck, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits still in winter plumage, Turnstones, Oystercatchers, Redshanks, Wigeon, Mallards, Linnets and an unexpected Common Snipe from the ditch at Easthaven. Last year on 18/4/2015 when I found Whimbrel and White Wagtails here both stayed for a day or two.

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Good Day in Glen Esk - 6 SUMMER MIGRANTS

Postby Bob McCurley » Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:30 pm

April 20th - 10-45- 2-30pm GLEN ESK/LOCH LEE - Summer Migrants seen as follows -- 3 TREE PIPITS Displaying - 3 RING OUZELS- 1 COMMON REDSTART - 3 COMMON SANDPIPER - 2 SAND MARTIN BREEDING COLONIES - WILLOW WARBLERS both seen and heard - Above seen by Bob and Jon

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:34 pm

Kinnordy Loch 5pm

Sedge Warblers singing between the Gullery Hide and Swamp Hide, at least 3 birds.

a flock of 28 Whooper swans yesterday and also several small skeins of Pinkfeet moving through.

single White Wagtail on the bogbean with a dozen Pied Wagtails.

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:40 pm

22 April Condor west. 1st Chiff Chaff, Jay. Keptie Pond 6 Sandwich Terns, Song ~Thrush, Coot with 3 Chicks, Terrapins sunning on stones.

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Ian Hay » Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:50 pm

Does anyone know anything about red colour ringed Black Grouse in the glens? At a lek this morning with 25males and 4 females.

All the best

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:37 pm

Kinnordy Loch 7pm

Common Crane found by ADBC member Jonathan Pattullo circling over the loch. It appeared to land briefly near the Lily pond but took off shortly after heading east.

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby richardblackburn » Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:51 am

Montrose - 22nd April

Walk from Curlie Pond out to North Esk river and back via golf course and old airfield.

Plenty of skylarks and meadow pipits around. Also saw linnets, reed buntings, willow warblers and yellowhammers. Curlie held only mute swans, coot, moorhen, herring gulls and reed buntings in the reed bed. At NorthEsk, 4 shelduck in a pool on the south side of the river, pied wagtail and linnet sat on shoreline rocks of the island. On the way back, a single male wheatear in the old airfield field.

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:13 am

Peel Farm, Lintrathen 7am
Little egret on roadside pool with a mixed flock of gulls, flew south.

Little Egret re-located at Kinnordy Loch at 9.30am. Flew east at 10.20am

also several Wheatear at east of loch near old council tip , Cairnleith junction.

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Common Sandpiper - Keptie Pond Arbroath

Postby Alex Shepherd » Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:32 pm

Reckoned to be the first sighting of a Common Sandpiper at Keptie Pond, Arbroath today 23/4/2016. Also male Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Swallows, Sand Martins and also new, nesting Greylags. Still one remaining Purple Sandpiper on the breakwater and a Wheatear on the beach at Inchcape Park, Arbroath, seven Purple Sandpipers at Scurdie Ness earlier this week.

Ringed Grouse: I asked a ringer about a ringed Red Grouse and was told that Gamekeepers ring birds when worming young birds at their nests, perhaps the Black Grouse are the same? Wonder if they need a licence?

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:26 pm

Kinnordy Loch 5pm

My 1st Common Sandpiper this year & also a summer plumage Dunlin.
also still at least one Wheatear at west end of loch in field with Highland cattle.

Bogbean is pretty well flooded just now as water levels are still high.

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Sunday 24th April 2016 - AGV Message

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:36 pm

Sunday 24th April 2016 - AGV Message
AGV:
Sunday 24th April:
RSPB outing.
Little tern on seaward side of Glaxo, Montrose at 11am.
1st W iceland gull At Lurgies, Montrose at 1.30pm.
Goshawk & Red Kite at an Angus location.
GMS

AGV refers to the Angus GrapeVine Mobile Texting service available for Angus & Dundee Bird Club Members only. Its FREE to members so why not join!
http://www.angusbirding.com/html/adbc.html

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby stevendoig » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:39 pm

YELLOW WAGTAIL *

Hanging about in the close between my shop (Doig's) and 'Chop' the barbers for the last two days - (Montrose High Street)

Very flighty.

* Presumed .... it may be a (very) odd looking Grey Wagtail

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:48 pm

Kinnordy Loch 5pm

3 x White Wagtails
4x Ospreys.. ( one of them was Green BF )
2x common Sandpipers
1 x summer-plumage Dunlin

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28th APRIL 2016 Hoopoe

Postby joncook » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:39 pm

Report of a Hoopoe at 10am this morning at the roadside by a horse field at Kirkinch near Newtyle NO313439 (just in Angus). Landed on roadside fence but flew off after a minute.
Jon

Update 29th April - No sign of bird late morning, though one House Martin just N of Kirkinch.
Also report of 2 "knackered looking" Hoopoes in field towards hide at St Cyrus on Tuesday.
Jon

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aPRIL 28TH -- TODAY'S SIGHTINGS

Postby Bob McCurley » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:54 pm

APRIL 28TH BACK WATER DAM -- MALE WHINCHAT - In Field on Left hand side just before you go over the Dam Wall - sitting on a large round stone -- Also spotted 2 BLACK GROUSE -

APRIL 28TH - LOCH OF KINNORDY --- 2 LITTLE PLOVERS - 1 DUNLIN - 2 OSPREYS - 100,S OF SAND MARTINS -

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:54 pm

AGV:
Thursday 28th April:
Singing Lesser Whitethroat at Riverside Nature Park, Dundee in scrub and trees to NE of car park near highland cows. 10.50
GMS

AGV:
Thursday 28th April:
Kinnordy loch, yellow wagtail & little ringed plovers on bogbean from gullery hide. 4.20pm.
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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:03 pm

Kinnordy Loch

Yellow Wagtail still on bogbean at 6.30am this morning, also several Common Sandpipers and a Dunlin.
2 Wheatear in field on Balbrydie Farm before you get to the loch as well as at least 100 Pied Wagtails with several White wagtails among them.

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby richardblackburn » Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:31 pm

Kinnordy Loch - 29 Apr (19:00 to 20:30)

Peregrine flew over, osprey eating, then collecting 'nesting / roosting' material. 1 each of dunlin, common sandpiper and snipe on bogbean. Also, barn owl came out for a fly away. Tufties, shoveller, teal, wigeon, lapwings, greylag geese, mute swans, mallards, moorhens swimming around. Plenty of sand martins flying around and white/pied wagtails (no yellow). 2 meadow pipits on the bogbean and reed buntings in the reeds too. Sedge warblers and water rail heard.

Also had the beaver swimming across the back of the loch (from the East Hide) and 3 deer crossed right in front of the Gullery Hide and then proceeded to stay on the open reeds, even spending time sat down.

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Re: APRIL 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun May 01, 2016 9:14 am

AGV:
Saturday 30th April:
Lesser whitethroat still singing on same area at riverside nature park , 8.45am.
Gus

AGV:
Saturday 30th April:
lesser whitethroat seen at 11am at riverside park.
Bob


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