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6 - JUNE 2016 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue May 31, 2016 9:40 pm

Angus Bird Sightings for JUNE 2016

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Re: JUNE 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:38 am

02/06/2016 Elliot ringed Plovers with single chick on beach.

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Re: JUNE 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Jim Carter » Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:38 pm

01 June 2016
Common Buzzard seen soaring over Dunninald at c.3pm

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Friday 3rd June 2016 - AGV Message

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:43 pm

Friday 3rd June 2016 - AGV Message
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Friday 3rd June:
Great Northern Diver in Montrose Bay from 'sea splash' car park. 12pm
GMS

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Re: JUNE 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:25 pm

05/065/2016 Keptie Pond male Teal turned up this morning

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Re: JUNE 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:36 pm

Kinnordy Loch 4.30pm

female Ruff on bogbean from Gullery Hide

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Re: JUNE 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Jim Carter » Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:20 pm

06 June 2016
Saw a juvenile magpie "food-begging" an adult on conifers at Montrose South Links Caravan Park this morning.

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June 6th BARRY BUDDON OPEN DAY BIRD HIGHLIGHTS

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:23 pm

JUNE 6TH BARRY BUDDON OPEN DAY BIRD HIGHLIGHTS - 70 SPECIES RECORDED - HIGHLIGHTS BEING - 1 OSPREY - 1 LONG EARED OWL - KESTREL- BUZZARDS - BLACKCAP- CHIFFCHAFF- WHITETHROAT
WILLOW WARBLER- STONE CHATS - SEDGE WARBLER- JAY - CUCKOO- MISTLE THRUSH WHITE WAGTAIL -SONG THRUSH-LITTLE GREBE- 7 LITTLE GULLS - BAR TAILED GODWITS -
BUTTERFLIES - SMALL BLUES - GREEN HAIR STREAK - PEARL BORDERED FRITILLERY SMALL COPPER - ORANGE TIP - GREEN VEINED WHITE - SMALL WHITE -
50 DIFFERENT MOTH SPECIES CAUGHT IN THE OVERNIGHT MOTH TRAPPING - ( A RECORD ) FOR THE BOTANISTS - CORAL ROOT ORCHIDS- ADDERS TONGUE FERN , TWAY BLADE - 100 NORTHERN MARSH ORCHIDS - IT WAS JUST A FABULOUS DAY OUT FOR THE 50 PLUS MEMBERS WHO ATTENDED -

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Re: JUNE 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:56 pm

07/06/2016 Arbroath doing WeBS and found Victoria Park closed for resurfing work. found Guillemot at harbour which I have not seen there before.

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Sunday 5th June 2016 - Nightjar, Woodcock

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:46 pm

Date & Time: Sunday 5th June 2016 - 10:30pm
Species: Nightjar, Woodcock
Details: 4x churring Nightjars and 3x Roding Woodcock from 10:30pm at an Angus location.

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Tuesday 7th June 2016 - AGV Message

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:51 pm

Tuesday 7th June 2016 - AGV Message
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Tuesday 7th June:
Hooded Crow Mains of Usan 1.15pm.
Rob NN

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Re: JUNE 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:03 pm

Kinnordy Loch 4.30pm

Ruff still feeding on bogbean from Gullery Hide

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Re: JUNE 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:04 pm

08/06/2016. West Links Arbroath, large pod of Dolphins moving north.

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Odd and late Pink-footed Goose - Murton

Postby Alex Shepherd » Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:32 pm

I saw this Goose at Murton on Tuesday June 7th and never gave it a second thought but the photo at the link below shows a distinctive black marking on its neck. There were four Canada Geese just out of shot and I wonder if the goose could be a hybrid with a Canada. Any comments would be welcome.


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Re: Odd and late Pink-footed Goose - Murton

Postby Stephen Appleton » Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:54 pm

Alex Shepherd wrote:I saw this Goose at Murton on Tuesday June 7th and never gave it a second thought but the photo at the link below shows a distinctive black marking on its neck. There were four Canada Geese just out of shot and I wonder if the goose could be a hybrid with a Canada. Any comments would be welcome.


My brother Dave has considerable experience looking at hybrids - http://birdhybrids.blogspot.co.uk/ I don't think he'd mind if you contacted him with your photograph.

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Re: Odd and late Pink-footed Goose - Murton

Postby grahame » Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:55 pm

Alex Shepherd wrote:I saw this Goose at Murton on Tuesday June 7th and never gave it a second thought but the photo at the link below shows a distinctive black marking on its neck. There were four Canada Geese just out of shot and I wonder if the goose could be a hybrid with a Canada. Any comments would be welcome.

I think it might simply be shadowing by the bill.
The feather striations/indentations seem to extend across the light and dark areas

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Re: JUNE 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby BRIAN LAING » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:46 am

5 puffins off auchmithie beach

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Re: Odd and late Pink-footed Goose - Murton

Postby Alex Shepherd » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:58 am

Graham, I've checked the "raw" photos and I'm sure it's not a shadow, one of the Greylags facing the same direction has a shadow but nothing like the Pink Footed. I've sent the photo to Stephens brother but as often happens it might remain an unknown variation. Separately the "Hooded Crow" I filmed at Mains of Usan has been questioned as "not a proper Hoodie" again a species with variants! Thanks for your input guys.


grahame wrote:
Alex Shepherd wrote:I saw this Goose at Murton on Tuesday June 7th and never gave it a second thought but the photo at the link below shows a distinctive black marking on its neck. There were four Canada Geese just out of shot and I wonder if the goose could be a hybrid with a Canada. Any comments would be welcome.

I think it might simply be shadowing by the bill.
The feather striations/indentations seem to extend across the light and dark areas

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Re: JUNE 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:06 am

09/06/2016 non birding Victoria Park Arbroath open again

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June 10th Lunan Bay - Great Northern Divers

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:24 pm

June 10th - Lunan Bay Hide - 2 Adult Great Northern Diver in company with a Juvenile Great Northern Diver ! Observed from the ADBC Hide at Lunan Bay -1300 hrs. Seen by Bob and Graham

June 10th Craig Mill Den on way home , We recorded 23 Species in the Den -- Highlight being a Whimbrel which called as it flew overhead - Seen by Bob and Graham

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Sunday 12th June 2016 - AGV Message

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:13 am

Sunday 12th June 2016 - AGV Message
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Sunday 12th June:
Report on Birdguides of Quail singing at Lurgies, Montrose Basin this morning

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Re: JUNE 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby stevendoig » Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:16 am

Parakeet 1 , sometimes 2

seen periodically by my father beside the Dundee Road , Forfar

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Re: JUNE 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:58 pm

AGV:
Friday 17th June:
2 summer plumaged spotted redshanks on the 'Slunks', Montrose Basin at 10am.
GMS

AGV:
Friday 17th June:
1 Great Northern Diver in summer plumage to right of Lunan Bay hide and 1 Bonxie flying north. 1pm.
GMS.

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Re: JUNE 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Nicola Main » Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:22 am

Just had a very close view of a Red Kite from my friends house, Taylorspark Cottage, St Cyrus.

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June 18th Montreathmont Forest Hide Rota Top up

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:17 pm

June 18th Montreathmont Forest Hide Rota Top up -- Saw 12 Species in total during my Rota Top up of Feeders - Green and Great Spotted Woodpecker - Siskins - 3 Species of Tits - Song Thrush - Blackbird - Yellow hammer - and great photographic opportunity of the Jay which obliged coming to the table - If visiting please take Peanuts with you - Thanks Bob

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Black Guillemot

Postby Alex Shepherd » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:44 pm

Date & Time: Monday June 20th 2016 - 1233

Species: Black Guillemot

Details: Black Guillemot off rocks to south of Scurdie Ness Lighthouse at 1233 today, flushed southwards by dolphins (makes a change from dogs) and re-located by Rob at Mains of Usan and later by Gus back at Scurdie Ness. Also around 5 summer plumage Turnstones which never seem to have left, 2 Ringed Plover protecting a nest or chicks (one ringed and reported), Eiders, Guillemots and 1 Razorbill.

Lurgies, still 11 Pink-footed Geese on the Basin, Red-breasted Mergansers and Goosanders, 1 female Kestrel and a Sparrowhawk.

Black Guillemot video of the bird 100 metres out https://youtu.be/Skumi742jqg

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Hobby

Postby Alex Shepherd » Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:01 pm

1st summer Hobby flew north from Montrose Road area in Arbroath at 1415. Best guess was it went towards Boysack direction.

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Spoonbill

Postby simonbusuttil » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:41 pm

A spoonbill was present at ca 2055 this evening in the channel just west of the Shelduck Hide (the Mill burn). I was looking from the Lurgies side. The bird was a subadult if not a juvenile - though it seems early for the latter. I could see a bit of black in the primaries on the underwing when the bird preened. On a rising tide the bird was not seen soon after

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Re: JUNE 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:21 am

AGV:
Thursday 30th June:
Spoonbill still in same location at Montrose basin. 6am.
Gus Guthrie


Video clip of spoonbill this morning.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az8HR6Z4vKg

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Spoonbill

Postby Alex Shepherd » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:57 pm

Thursday June 30th 2016 - 1331 hrs

Spoonbill, photos show the black as reported by Simon. Two photos on my blog and the YouTube video Gus posted may help, http://aberbrothock.blogspot.co.uk/

Seen flying upstream from around Miss Erskines Bank, past the Slunks and up to the small ponds in the Lurgies beside the boundary fence. After circling round the ponds three times the Spoonbill flew back downstream and I think it landed somewhere behind the Shelduck Hide but could have travelled further towards the Wigeon Hide.


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