9 - SEPTEMBER 2016 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:40 pm

23 Sept Bowling Alley Arbroath 4 Bar Tailed Godwits feeding with Redshanks. Not normally seen here

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Crane near Finavon

Postby gus guthrie » Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:14 pm

This message was put out on ABZ news by the finder Paul Baxter

There was a Crane in flight alongside the A90 this evening, seemed to be landing in fields approx 1/2 mile north of Netherton Tractors on the west side of the A90. This is 3-4 miles north of Kirriemuir
A drive around the area may locate it

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:20 am

Kinnordy loch. Sat. 2,30pm
Drake Pintail
2 juv. Marsh Harrier
Wigeon, Shoveler, Gadwall, Teal

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby stevendoig » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:44 am

Mistle thrush

In my garden (Whitehills, Forfar) yesterday. - never seen one aound here before.

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:48 am

AGV:
Sunday 25th September:
2 surf scoter (male) in Lunan Bay from main car park dunes. 2.30pm.
GMS

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Bob McCurley
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SEPT. 26TH LUNAN BAY - AUCHMITHIE

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:37 pm

SEPT. 26TH LUNAN BAY FROM VIEWING PLATFORM AT PUBLIC CAR PARK - SURF SCOTER AD. -- 6 RED THROATED DIVERS -

SEPT. 26TH AUCHMITHIE 2 STONECHATS - AT BOTTOM OF PATH LEADING TO OLD HARBOUR AREA --

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26th Sep. Balgavies – Kinnordy.

Postby Colin Black » Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:29 pm

Late leavers or passage migrants maybe, a few Warblers and a Spotted Flycatcher at Balgavies and an Osprey at Kinnordy. In addition Long-tailed Tits and Goldcrest Balgavies. Kinnordy had Pintail, Water Rail, Snipe, Buzzard, Sparrow Hawk and two Marsh Harriers one with green tag right wing, yellow tag left wing, both sides with black diagonal stripe. This same bird was at Kinnordy in October last year it was a bird ringed as a chick in Angus in 2015 and is a female wearing ring GR50682.

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SEPT. 29TH - BARRY BUDDON & CARNOUSTIE BAY

Postby Bob McCurley » Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:52 pm

SEPTEMBER 29TH - 7 PINK FOOTED GEESE >S Low Flying over Light House Road -- 1 Male STONECHAT --

SEPTEMBER 29TH -- 1 PINK FOOTED GOOSE very close into shore in Carnoustie Bay - kept company with 20 COMMON SCOTER - Photos taken they were that close to shoreline 15 CURLEW -

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Barry Buddon Camp and Shoreline

Postby Alex Shepherd » Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:34 am

Friday September 30th 2016

A 4-5 hour walk around Barry Buddon Camp and shoreline produced 1 Long-eared Owl, 2 Stonechats, 12 Long-tailed Tits, 11 Redpoll, Meadow Pipits and Swallows going through in steady numbers with a few House Martins.

The shoreline and sea had 1 2nd summer Pomarine Skua, 1 female Merlin which flew off the camp pursued by a Black-Headed Gull towards Tentsmuir, 160 Bar-tailed Godwits, 16 Grey Plover, 40 Knot, 27 Sanderling, 80 Common Terns, 18 Common Scoter, Oystercatchers, Curlew, Dunlin and Cormorants.

Carnoustie Golf Links, a brief look at the water features, 1 Snipe at the loch with 2 Little Grebe, another Little Grebe at the ponds with a lonely cygnet.
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Re: SEPTEMBER 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:01 am

AGV:
Friday 30th September:
3 Barnacle Geese with huge flock of c30,000 Pinkfeet this morning and 2 Long-tail Ducks back in Lunan Bay. 1pm. GMS


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