5 - MAY 2016 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

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Re: MAY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun May 15, 2016 8:50 am

AGV:
Sunday 15th May:
Glossy Ibis showing well in pool in front of shelduck hide, 8:20.
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Re: MAY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Scott Williams » Sun May 15, 2016 4:15 pm

Glen Esk held 34 lapwings, 2 redstarts, 3 snipe

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Re: MAY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sun May 15, 2016 10:38 pm

Kinnordy Loch 9pm

Ruff on bogbean from Gullery Hide

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Re: MAY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Stephen Appleton » Sun May 15, 2016 10:40 pm

Montrose Basin, Shelduck Hide
Glossy Ibis showing well @ 8.25pm - 8.40pm (Sunday 15th May), it then flew back (NW) accross the field and over the bank and down. When flushed it flew to the centre of the basin amongst gulls. Nice bird, lovely plumage and great to see it in flight too.

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Re: MAY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon May 16, 2016 10:57 pm

AGV:
Monday 16th May:
0655. Ibis feeding at the edge of the fence by
the muddy track leading to the Shelduck Hide.
It was moving into the corner area by the hide.
Red Kite over Powmouth at 0845.
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Glossy Ibis reported at Strathbeg

Postby Alex Shepherd » Mon May 16, 2016 11:33 pm

A Glossy Ibis was reported on BirdGuides at Strathbeg tonight at 2103, perhaps a different bird, but maybe the one various people didn't find today at the Shelduck Hide, 16/5/2016.

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TuesdaY May 17th GLEN ESK BIRDS

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue May 17, 2016 9:33 pm

MAY 15TH - 10-30 - TO 3PM - 2 REDSTARTS - 2 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER - 3 WHEATEARS- 4 REDPOLLS - 3 RING OUZELS --- 1 RED KITE- 1 OSPREY -- WILLOW WARBLERS- BUZZARDS-

SONG THRUSHES - MISTLE THRUSH- - CUCKOO ( HEARD )
Above recorded by Bob and Jon -- A great day

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Re: MAY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed May 18, 2016 8:21 am

AGV:
Tuesday 17th May:
Glossy Ibis again seen early this morning at Basin.
Not reported to AGV but photos on Facebook.
Please keep AGV updated with your sightings and repeat news. Thank you.

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Re: MAY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Thu May 19, 2016 10:38 pm

Kinnordy Loch 6.30pm

single Ruff on bogbean from Gullery hide ( different bird from one earlier this week) stayed for approx. 15 mins before being flushed by fishing Osprey.

Also plenty Sand Martins & Swallows feeding over loch with a single House Martin and 3 Swifts.

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Re: MAY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri May 20, 2016 8:32 am

AGV:
Thursday 18th May:
13:00 Glossy Ibis from the Wigeon Hide, Montrose Basin.
Reported by SWT members.
Alison O'Hara
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Re: MAY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Sat May 21, 2016 11:49 am

Sat 21 May 0900-1010 St Vigeans Blackcaps, Willow Warbs, Rook, Crow, Jackdaw, Robins, Bullfinch, Starling, Ferel Pigeon, Dipper, Blue tit, Great Tit, Herring Gull, Robins, Blackbirds, Woody's, Mallard, Wren, Song Thrush, Grey Heron, Mistle Thrush.

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22nd MAY 2016 Crossbills Montreathmont

Postby joncook » Sun May 22, 2016 8:07 pm

Six Crossbills briefly by the path up to the Montreathmont hide this afternoon.

If you are visiting the hide could you please take some bird food up with you, supplies are pretty low just now.

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Re: MAY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Allan Hall » Mon May 23, 2016 12:49 pm

Spotted flycatcher at Kinnordy this morning just east of car park

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Monday 23rd May 2016 - Spotted Fly

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon May 23, 2016 6:31 pm

Date & Time: Monday 23rd May 2016
Species: Spotted Flycatcher
Details: 2x Spotted Flycatchers mating and catching the newly emerging Mayflies. Seen from the Glamis bridge over the Dean Water at midday.
Male Bullfinch and Grey Wagtail also.

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Monday 23rd May - Short-eared Owl

Postby Alex Shepherd » Mon May 23, 2016 8:54 pm

Date & Time: Monday 23rd May 2016 - 0600

Species: Short-eared Owl, Corn Buntings and Puffins

Details: Short-eared Owl moving north from Auchmithie area at 0600, seen while surveying Corn Buntings. Last seen going north over Boghead towards Lunan Bay. Also around, 4 Grey Partridges, many Skylarks, Yellowhammers and at Auchmithie, 8 Puffins on a flat sea close in.

Scurdie Ness at 1230, still waders moving through, 16 Sanderling, 2 Dunlin, 11 Ringed Plover, 5 Turnstone, at sea Gannets going north and Common Terns south towards Lunan.

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Re: MAY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu May 26, 2016 11:44 am

AGV:
Wednesday 25th May:
Male & female Cuckoo on east side Backwater Reservoir just at the car park halfway along. Perched on telegraph wires. 17.45
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Backwater Reservoir - Kinnordy Birds

Postby Bob McCurley » Thu May 26, 2016 8:14 pm

May 26th 10-30 am Back Water Resevoir Birds -- 1 WINCHAT - 1 OSPREY - 2 WHEATEARS - 5 WIGEON - 2 CUCKOOS.S- 1 TREE PIPIT- 1 SISKIN - 1 MISTLE THRUSH - 2 WILLOW WARBLER -

MAY 26TH - 1-30 PM Loch of Kinnordy - 3 SWIFTS - 41 BLACK HEADED GULLS - 1 WHITETHROAT - 1 CANADA GOOSE -

MAY 26TH - 1 PM Balintor -- ( Eat my hat site for Wheatear ! ) 1 female WHEATEAR- 2 GOLD FINCH ----
Above recorded by Bob and Jon

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Re: MAY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Thu May 26, 2016 9:51 pm

Kinnordy Loch 8pm

Shoveler with 8 ducklings
Mallard with 9 ducklings
plus two other Mallard broods of 3 & 5

Treecreepers with fledged young along path towards Kirriemuir, reared in the same nest site used by Blue Tits last year

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Carnoustie Golf Links - Thursday 27th

Postby Alex Shepherd » Fri May 27, 2016 10:23 am

Despite a cold and windy day at the west end of Carnoustie Golf Links I found 38 species including Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Chiffchaff and if you like the cute ones, the Mute Swan pair in the pond adjacent to the camp have seven duck sized cygnets. The other pair on the lake are still sitting and Sand Martins, Swallows and House Martins were feeding over the fairways and water, also seven singing male Reed Buntings around the links. Two Collared Doves at the practice course car park are the first I've seen on the links. An early morning or evening stroll around the links on a warmer day would reveal many more singing and food collecting birds. Again if anyone records a list then please send the details to me at my email on the right to add to the data being collected by a few club members or enter into Bird Track. Records are added in the clubs name.

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15th MAY 2016 Turtle Dove

Postby joncook » Fri May 27, 2016 12:25 pm

Have just received a report of a Turtle Dove feeding in a private garden just south of Ferryden, Montrose on Sunday 15th May.
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Re: MAY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Sat May 28, 2016 10:46 am

28th May 10.00 Elliot 25 Canada Geese flew past heading north.

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Re: MAY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Sun May 29, 2016 10:57 am

29 May 0930 Keptie Pond 2 Cygnets with adult other adult may still be on island. No sign of Greylags.

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Re: May 29th Carnoustie Golf Practice area , Reed Beds etc

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun May 29, 2016 3:21 pm

May 29th - Carnoustie Golf Practice are , at Barry Buddon end - 4 WILLOW WARBLERS - 2 BLACKCAPS - 3 CHIFFCHAFF- 2 SEDGE WARBLER- 2 SONG THRUSH - 2 DABCHICK - 4 BLACK BIRDS - 3 CARRION CROW- 4 COOT ( One On Nest ) 8 MALLARD ( ONE WITH 5 Ducklings ) 3 REED BUNTINGS - 4 MUTE SWANS ( 1 PAIR WITH 5 cYGNETS and 1 PAIR WITH 7 CYGNETS ) 5 TUFTED 2 HOUSE MARTINS -

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Re: MAY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Barry Farquharson » Sun May 29, 2016 9:07 pm

29/5/16

Backwater Reservoir - 1 male Whinchat and 1 Spotted Flycatcher

Murton - 1 Greenshank and 1 Pink Footed Goose

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Late Pintail - Lurgies

Postby Alex Shepherd » Mon May 30, 2016 9:22 pm

A single drake Pintail at the Lurgies tonight (30/5/2016) and 1 Osprey, 2 Swifts, Sparrowhawk male, 1 Teal drake and 2 Pink-footed Geese.

Pintail video clip at 104 times zoom here, https://youtu.be/m29i2DClO3Y

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May 30th Craig Mill Den Birds -SEDGE WARBLER etc.

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon May 30, 2016 9:29 pm

May 30th 10-30am - SEDGE WARBLER - WHITETHROAT - BLACKCAP- WILLOW WARBLER- GREY WAGTAIL on overhead wires - first seen perched like this -- STOCK DOVE - -
Angus Council at my request have installed a Receptacle for depositing Doggy Bags ! not before time !

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Re: MAY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Charles Rough » Mon May 30, 2016 11:14 pm

backwater reservoir in 28 degrees of heat

osprey/stonechat/whinchat x1/willow warbler/common gull/mistle thrush/robin/dunnock/blackbird/curlew/oystercatcher/lapwing/meadow pipit/chaffinch/pied wagtail,a grey wagtail was perched on the wires above the stream at the back of the reservoir,i also heard a sedge warbler calling from the reeds near the last car park,the cuckoo is calling from the north side of the reservoir

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Re: MAY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Tue May 31, 2016 7:31 am

Glen Doll. walk to broad Cairn, Cairn Bannock and then back via Jock's road;

10 Ptarmigan
female Cuckoo at Bachnagairn
Red Grouse
1 Golden Plover
1 Dunlin
Wheatear
Ravens
several more Cuckoos at Glen doll and 1 near Rottal.

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May 31st Craig Mill Den - SEDGE WARBLER

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue May 31, 2016 4:50 pm

MAY 31 10AM CRAIG MILL DEN -- 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER -Good to see it back on territory - - P.S. I got Angus Council to put a Doggy bag receptacle in place for Dog owners to use !


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