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11 - NOVEMBER 2016 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:10 pm

Angus Bird Sightings for NOVEMBER 2016

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Thursday 3rd November 2016 - Waxwing

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:09 pm

Date & Time: Thursday 3rd November 2016
Species: Waxwing
Details: A single, calling Waxwing flew south east over Mackenzie Gardens, Brechin at 1:45pm today.
As it was flying over, a lone bird and untwitchable, I didnt put it out on the AGV, as it would be a waste of time coming to this location for this individual.
Their are however plenty of Rowan/Cotoneaster berries in this location, so might be worth checking if your in the area at least.

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Re: NOVEMBER 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:23 pm

AGV:
Friday 4th November:
Great White Egret still in Lurgies reeds, viewable at present from path at 11:25.
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Re: NOVEMBER 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:04 pm

Mark Caunt wrote:
AGV:
Friday 4th November:
Great White Egret still in Lurgies reeds, viewable at present from path at 11:25.
Alex Shepherd


Great White Egret seen later flying into the small lagoon at the top of the path and temporarily chased out again by a Heron.

Also at the Lurgies, 24 Little Grebe, 2 Greenshank, Redshank yellow flag 276 which I think is an Ythan bird I'll report, and a female Sparrowhawk which had a half-hearted attempt at the Redshank. Wigeon, Teal, Goldeneye, Goosanders, Shelduck, Mute and Whooper Swans and of course some Pink-footed Geese but many in fields to the south but not on Goose Road where there looks to be shooting.

No sign of any Waxwings in the McKenzie Gardens area in Brechin but Blackbirds and Song Thrushes feeding on berries on the nature trail nearby.

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November 4th WHITE TAILED SEA EAGLE

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:21 pm

NOVEMBER 4TH - ADULT WHITE TAILED SEA EAGLE OVER KINNORDY TERRACE AT 2PM HEADING WEST ! THIS WAS REPORTED TO ME BY MY NEIGHBOUR
ADBC CLUB MEMBERS ALAN & SHEILA HENDERSON - Unfortunately I was out Birding in Fife ! but gained a consolation with a LITTLE EGRET at Guardbridge !

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Re: NOVEMBER 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Ron Mitchell » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:19 pm

5 Brent Geese pale - bellied on Montrose Basin (nr Sleepyhillock). Around 10.30 this morning 4 November

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Friday 4th November 2016 - Peregrine

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:44 pm

Date & Time: Friday 4th November 2016
Species: Peregrine
Details: A Peregrine today, this time on Forfar East High street church steeple at 2:35pm.

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Re: NOVEMBER 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Colin Black » Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:46 pm

Drake Pintail and Whoopers at Kinnordy, lots of Pink Feet in fields near Kinnnordy and Lintrathen. Mistle Thrushes at Backwater and 200+ Canada Geese in field across from Peel Farm.

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Re: NOVEMBER 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Hugh Bell » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:29 pm

2 Waxwings today, seen in a private garden, In Wellington park, Montrose, @ 15:00 hrs.

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Re: NOVEMBER 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby L. Thomson » Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:05 pm

Saturday 5th November : 1.30pm Great White Egret at Lurgies, feeding in ditch at west side of cattle field. Also, an obliging female long-tailed duck on the river near same location.

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NOVEMBER 5TH - SLAVONIAN GREBE

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:33 pm

NOV. 5TH - SLAVONIAN GREBE IN CARNOUSTIE BAY - CLOSE IN - 300 YARDS ALONG FROM CARNOUSTIE SIDE SENTRY BOX-

NOV. 5TH DRIVE ROUND BARRY BUDDON PRODUCED - REDWING - JAY - MISTLE THRUSH - BUZZARD- MAGPIE-

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Re: NOVEMBER 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Allan Hall » Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:25 pm

Near Lintrathen this afternoon 75 Canada Geese. Also a male peregine

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Sunday 6th November 2016 - AGV Messages

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:38 pm

AGV:
Sunday 6th November:
Great white egret still on Lurgies reed bed, Montrose Basin. Flew to back of Erskine Bank. 9.15am.
GMS

AGV:
Sunday 6th November:
2 waxwings, Lower Craigo St , Montrose. 10.25am.
GMS

AGV:
Sunday 6th November:
Surf scoter in front of Lunan Bay hide 12.30pm.
GMS

AGV:
Sunday 6th November:
2 waxwings still feeding in rowan tree opposite convenience store Lower Craigo St., Montrose 1-45 Also Great White Egret @ Lurgies 1-15.
Kenny Grant

AGV:
Sunday 6th November:
3 Waxwings In Tree Across From Shop at Playpark in Lower Craig Street, Montrose.15:40hrs.
Mike Robertson

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Re: NOVEMBER 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:12 pm

AGV:
Monday 7th November:
12 Waxwings at Lower Craigo Street Montrose mid afternoon.
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Tuesday 8th November 2016 - Waxwings

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:04 am

Date & Time: Tuesday 8th November 2016 - 10am-12:15pm
Species: Waxwings
Details: 15x Waxwings feeding on Rowan Berries at Lower Craigo Street, Montrose, at 10am today.
The numbers had swelled to 23 individuals when I left at 12:15pm.

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Re: NOVEMBER 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Jim Carter » Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:20 pm

08 November 2016
Great-spotted Woodpecker feeding at fat cake in my garden at Traill Tce. Montrose this afternoon.
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Re: NOVEMBER 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alan Mowat » Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:35 pm

6/11/16
Single Brent goose coming in to roost at Loch Odly on Burn Estate.

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Re: NOVEMBER 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:44 am

AGV:
Tuesday 8th November:
Spotted redshank on mudflats from the lurgies, Montrose Basin. 13:15.
Jon Cook

AGV:
Tuesday 8th November:
3 long tailed ducks East Balgavies.
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Nov. 8th WAXWINGS at MONTROSE

Postby Bob McCurley » Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:02 am

NOVEMBER 8TH WAXWINGS at Lower Craigo Street Montrose - Numbers increased to 23 during our stay - Just Brilliant !

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Re: Waxwings

Postby Andrew Glaysher » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:31 pm

12 Waxwings still at Lower Craigo Street this morning.

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Hen Harriers

Postby Alex Shepherd » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:15 pm

Date & Time: Thursday 10th November 2016
Species: Hen Harrier
Details: Two male Hen Harriers seen together briefly at Kinnordy today, both hunting.

Still two Long-tailed Ducks and a Great Crested Grebe at Balgavies. A Merlin photographed recently from the path at the start of Arbroath Cliffs by Doug Milne.

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Friday 11th November - AGV Messages

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:00 pm

AGV:
Friday 11th November:
At least 44 Waxwings Lower Craigo street Montrose 09:26.
Emma C-S

AGV:
Friday 11th November:
Bittern from gullery hide before disappearing into reeds near lone pine.
And Male Hen Harrier over reeds to north of gullery hide.
Barry Farquharson

AGV:
Friday 11th November:
4 waxwings Loch of Lintrathen to south of path on way to old hide. 1.20pm
GMS

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Re: NOVEMBER 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Jim Carter » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:47 pm

11 Nov 2016
Two Magpies feeding at fat cakes in my garden in Traill Tce. Montrose at mid day

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Waxwings and Lunan Bay

Postby Alex Shepherd » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:24 pm

The Montrose Waxwings or some of them appear to be moving between Lower Craigo Street and the trees opposite Guthries Garage on the corner of Newhame Road and North Esk Road, unless it's a second flock? There are ample berries left at both sites so hopefully they'll stay around given some space.

Rossie Spit, large numbers of Knot, Redshank and Oystercatchers with a few Black-tailed Godwits, Bar-tailed Godwits, Teal, Wigeon, Cormorants, Grey Herons and a Buzzard disturbing them.

Lunan Bay from the public platform, 73 Long-tailed Ducks, 11 Red-throated Divers, 6 Velvet Scoters, 1 Red-breasted Merganser and around 400-500 Common Scoters.

St Cyrus Hide, 1 Velvet Scoter on the North Esk, 2 Stonechats on the path, 1 Kestrel, 41 Cormorants and 2000+ gulls on the shingle and the beach.

Possible Merlin chasing the Corn Bunting mixed flock at Boghead near the water tank.

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November 12th AMERICAN WIGEON - LINTRATHEN

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:45 pm

NOVEMBER 12TH AMERICAN WIGEON - LOCH OF LINTRATHEN 13-05 PM From Old Hide in with approx. 100 WIGEON and 30 COOT

NOVEMBER 12TH LUNAN BAY From Hide Monthly WEBS count - 31 SANDERLINGS - 100PLUS LONG TAILED DUCK - 200 plus COMMON SCOTER -40 VELVET SCOTER - 5 RED THROATED DIVER - 24 CORMORANTS - 3 MALLARDS- - Very High Tide /Breakers / Dry/ Sunny

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Saturday 12th November 2016 - AGV Messages

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:56 pm

AGV:
Saturday 12th November:
c15 waxwing over our garden in northmuir. Kirriemuir. Mobile though. 8am.
Gus Guthrie

AGV:
Saturday 12th November:
Bittern in front of Gullery Hide, Kinnordy.
Doug Milne

White-tailed Eagle over Montrose. 11:45am
John Clark

Still 12 waxwings at lower craigo street, Montrose. 12:30pm
Mark Caunt

AGV:
Saturday 12th November: American Wigeon, male. Old hide, Lintrathen Loch, 12pm.
Jonathan Pattullo, Gus Guthrie

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Sunday 13th November 2016 - AGV Messages

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:16 pm

AGV:
Sunday 13th November:
American wigeon showing well at Loch of Lintrathen from old hide. 10am.
GMS

Approximately 40 Waxwings at Lower Craigo Street Montrose. Spotted Redshank at Lurgies. 0915.
Alex Shepherd

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Re: NOVEMBER 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:24 pm

13 Dec Arbroath doing WeBS had 16 Purple SP's near harbour wall

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November 12th- Long Tailed Duck - Monikie -

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:44 pm

November 12th - LONG TAILED DUCK FEMALE at Monikie Denfind Pond viewed from Hide - 1st Sighting of a Female at Monikie-- found by Anne Reid
Also on Denfind were - Gadwall- Goldeneye- Teal - Tufted - Mallard- Wigeon - Mute Swan

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ADBC Club Trip - St Cyrus and Montrose

Postby Alex Shepherd » Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:47 pm

Rain eventually ended the trip but not before we'd seen a Great White Egret, a Velvet Scoter at only 12 metres away and Stonechats at St Cyrus.
Lower Craigo Street of course for around 14 Waxwings.
Rossie Spit for most of the expected birds, and the Lurgies at high tide for 2 Little Grebe
An early morning recce had also found a Spotted Redshank, Greenshank and Pink-footed Geese at the Lurgies and a Peregrine at St Cyrus.


Bar-tailed Godwit, Black-headed Gull, Black-tailed Godwit, Blackbird, Buzzard, Common Gull, Cormorant, Curlew, Dunlin, Eider, Goldeneye, Great Black-backed Gull, Great White Egret, Greenshank, Grey Heron, Herring Gull, Jackdaw, Kestrel, Knot, Lapwing, Linnet, Little Grebe, Mallard, Oystercatcher, Pink-footed Geese, Peregrine, Pheasant, Red-breasted Merganser, Redshank, Robin, Shelduck, Siskin, Spotted Redshank, Stonechat, Teal, Velvet Scoter, Waxwing, Wigeon

Spotted Redshank video, taken at 0830 on Sunday 30 minutes after sunrise, briefly alongside a Greenshank https://youtu.be/Ef7tFp30iUA

Also from Monday, the American Wigeon is still at Lintrathen, seen in front of the Old Hide then lost at the top of the loch to the left. Kinnordy - shooting on far bank at 1420.


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WAXWINGS IN PERTHSHIRE /ANGUS BORDER

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:07 pm

November 15th WAXWINGS APPROX 80 at Grant Road Blairgowrie then moved to Smithfield Crescent Blairgowrie
This was reported to me by club member Douglas Milne who lives in Blairgowrie - will be of interest to our ADBC members who live in Perthshire
I have informed Scott Patterson the Perthshire Recorder
It is shaping up to possibly being a Waxwing Year ! ?

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Tuesday 15th November 2016 - AGV Message

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:14 pm

AGV:
Tuesday 15th November:
American WIgeon showing well in front of old hide, Lintrathen. 230PM.
CAROL AND BRIAN RENWICK

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Re: NOVEMBER 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Hugh Bell » Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:02 am

Male Hen Harrier seen flying south over the B965 SW of Inverkeilor @ 0820 am

Barn owl hunting beside the road, on the way up to Rossie Secure Accommodation this evening, @ 18:30.

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Re: NOVEMBER 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby stevendoig » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:39 pm

55 WAXWING at Forfar Loch at trees at the Turfbeg car park, as you turn in. 1115

Female LONG TAILED DUCK - Very obvious from the Leisure Centre.

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Re: NOVEMBER 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:40 pm

AGV:
Wednesday 16th November:
American wigeon still in front of hide, nw corner of lintrathen.
Barry Farquharson

AGV:
Wednesday 16th November:
Male hen harrier hunting over fields in between auchmithie & windy hills. 3:15pm.
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NOVEMBER 16TH HOUSE MARTIN -KINNORDY

Postby Bob McCurley » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:41 pm

NOV. 16TH 1 HOUSE MARTIN seen at LOCH OF KINNORDY BY WENDY -A VERY LATE OBSERVATION - THANKS WENDY

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Re: NOVEMBER 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:23 pm

AGV:
Thursday 17th November:
At least 25 Waxwings in trees at corner of st James road and Dundee loan, Forfar. 10:20am.
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Crossbill

Postby Alex Shepherd » Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:04 pm

The first Common Crossbill I've seen since March, viewed today from the path to the old hide at Lintrathen. It's likely a few others were also present but only seen into sunlight. Many more Wigeon and on the opposite bank today making finding the American Wigeon very difficult without my scope.

Arbroath Cliffs, 18/11/2016. There are approximately 400 birds, mostly Linnets in a flock, sometimes split into two in the first field along the path. There were some Twite amongst them along with Pipits and Skylark. On Thursday 17th again from the cliff path a White-tailed Eagle approached a flock of gulls behind a plough on West Seaton but turned away and flew north, I didn't put it out as it was nearly dark. Perhaps the same one seen at Montrose Basin on Saturday.

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Re: NOVEMBER 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:35 pm

AGV:
Saturday 19th November:
7 Crossbills and 1 Green Woodpecker, seen from road between Old Hide and Peel t-junction, 2.30pm and mixed flock (150+) of Chaffinch and Bramblings feeding in field between new hide and sawmill, 3.30pm, Lintrathen Loch.
Jonathan Pattullo

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Lintrathen and Backwater.

Postby Colin Black » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:23 pm

American Wigeon at Loch of Lintrathen from old hide but near opposite bank, take your scope. Adult White Tailed Eagle at Backwater you’ll still have need of your scope.


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