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13 - JANUARY 2017 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:59 pm

Angus Bird Sightings for JANUARY 2017

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Big Thank You!

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Massive thank you to everyone who has supported the Angus & Dundee Bird Club AGV text service, this forum & Facebook page over the last year. Very much appreciated! I hope you have found it useful.

Please keep your bird news coming & happy nature watching over the coming year!
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Little Egret - Kinnaber

Postby Alex Shepherd » Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:01 pm

Sunday January 1st 2017 - 1230 hrs

Kinnaber, the south bank of the North Esk estuary accessed from the car park and track opposite the entrance to Charleton, north of Montrose. Viewing also possible from the hide at St Cyrus NNR.

Little Egret seen again feeding in a channel on the island in the river before flying on to a pool in a field on the north bank. High tide probably not suitable unless it has chosen to feed in the pool on the south bank.

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Lintrathen Loch

Postby gus guthrie » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:26 pm

American Wigeon & 2 Green-winged Teal still present

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:56 pm

AGV:
Sunday 1st January:
3 pale bellied Brent geese balmossie. 30+ waxwings cross street broughty ferry. 2 blackcaps on Scott fyffe roundabout, Dundee.
Barry Farquharson

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Sunday 1st January:
1 jack snipe, 7 snipe, 6 waxwings riverside nature park.
Barry Farquharson

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:23 pm

January 2nd 22 Kinnordy Terrace 40 Waxwings in Tall Tree right opposite my house at No.22 Thanks to club members Alan and Sheila Henderson
who knocked on my door to alert me of their presence - A Car door was slammed and this spooked the birds - no photograph unfortunately .

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2nd JANUARY 2017 Glaucous Gull Arbroath

Postby joncook » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:52 pm

Report of juv Glaucous Gull on rocks in Arbroath Harbour on BirdGuides midday today
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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:16 pm

Arbroath.

Chiffchaff in trees beside Signal Tower Museum 2.30pm

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:24 am

Eassie village 7am
Barn owl at roadside.

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Bob McCurley » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:30 pm

WED. JAN.4TH DIPPER ( Singing ) 300 yards along the Dichty path - bearing Rings ( submitted to Mike and Ben ) 11-45am

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4th JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:07 pm

American Wigeon and 1 Green-winged Teal from the new hide late morning, also 50 Canada Geese

Glaucous Gull juvenile in Arbroath harbour till 13:15 when it flew off - per report on BirdGuides

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Wednesday 4th January 2017 - Waxwing

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:10 pm

Date & Time: Wednesday 4th January 2017 - 1:20pm
Species: Waxwing
Details: Another 5 Waxwings spotted in trees down Westfield Ave. opposite Donaldson Ave turn off, Forfar today at 1:20pm. Briefly their before flying on in a Southernly direction.

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby L. Thomson » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:58 pm

11.30am Wednesday 4th January : male Black Redstart at Kinaber. Found among shoreline driftwood about a mile south of river estuary.

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:55 pm

05/01/2017 Arbroath golf course 17th fairway near burn 2 Jack Snipe flew into reed beds on golf course.

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:31 am

AGV:
Thursday 5th January:
Juv Glaucous gull at Arbroath harbour of mouth of Brothock burn 11.30.
Jon & Alex

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Thursday 5th Jan:
Little Egret at the mouth of the Mill Burn, flew off towards Bridge of Dun 12.45
Ron Mitchell

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:03 am

AGV:
Friday 6th January:
4 Waxwings in tree at corner of Golf Street and Kinloch Street, Carnoustie. 1013 hrs. Alex Shepherd

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:23 pm

ADBC Wader Watch
Monifieth to Montrose Basin, various stops including Lunan Bay, Elliot reedbeds & Arbroath Harbour.

A total of 67 species including 16 waders.
Highlights inc. Grey Plover, Long-tailed Duck, Purple Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, Scaup & Jack Snipe.

A big thank you to all who turned out for this.

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:12 pm

AGV:
Sunday 8th January:
8 twite at junction for shelduck and wigeon hide but flighty, Montrose basin.
Barry Farquharson

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Monday January 9th - PEREGRINE FALCON

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:21 pm

JAN. 9TH PEREGRINE FALCON -- A Flyover behind Ancrum Road School , it came from the Cox,s Stack direction > s - 12 REDWING IN SAME AREA FEEDING ON ROWAN TREE BERRIES

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:08 pm

AGV:
Monday 9th January:
10.45. Bittern in flight from to the right of the Gullery Hide, Kinnordy.
Ted Logan

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:14 pm

Jan. 9th Montreathmont Forest Feeding Station Hide Rota top up - produced -11 Species Great Spotted Woodpecker - Great ,Coal, and Blue
Tits- Robin -Chaffinch - Yellow Hammer- Dunnock - Black Bird- Pheasant -

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:54 am

AGV:
Tuesday 10th January:
Green Winged Teal from Gullery Hide, Kinnordy.
Valerie Jamieson

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:35 am

AGV:
Thursday 12th January:
4 Waxwings in tree on Forfar Road, Maryton, 8.50am.
Jonathan Pattullo

AGV:
Thursday 12th January:
30+ waxwings in trees beside church outside Overgate Centre Dundee. 2-30pm.
Kenny Grant

AGV:
Thursday 12th January:
5x waxwings in trees and feeding on cotoneaster at the top of mcculloch drive, Forfar. 3:35pm
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Glaucous and Iceland Gulls

Postby Alex Shepherd » Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:27 pm

One Glaucous and one Iceland Gull, both looked to be juveniles (will check later) at Victoria Park, Arbroath between the start and the first ramps. Seen at 1520 on 13/1/2015 feeding on the strand line near high tide. Didn't pick the Iceland at first due to being blinkered by photography, pointed out to me by Stuart. Both birds close in and sometimes close to each other.

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Saturday 14th January 2017 - Black Redstart

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:17 pm

Email Message received tonight from Russell Nisbet...Not put out on AGV due to lateness. If relocated again then it will go out on AGV.
Saturday 14th January 2017
I watched a lovely female Black Redstart on Montrose beach today halfway between the South Esk and North Esk.
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January 14th Iceland and Glaucous Gulls Arbroath

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:25 pm

JAN.14TH JUV. GLAUCOUS and JUV. ICELAND GULL at Arbroath at 1pm -
On show at High Tide in company with other Gulls at bottom of High Street where the Burn Flows into the Sea --
The Glaucous flew onto the Harbour Wall to join other Gulls allowing photographic opportunities --

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Jan. 15th Webs count for January at Lunan Bay

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:13 pm

JAN. 15TH - LUNAN BAY WEBS COUNT produced FULMAR 1 - COMMON GULL 139- HERRING GULL 36- GREAT B.B. GULL 5- SANDERLING 18 - OYSTERCATCHER 2- BLACK HEADED GULLS 3-COMMON SCOTER 130- LONG TAILED DUCK 20 -RED THROATED DIVER 6-
PINK FOOTED GEESE 40 ( fLY OVER >w) CORMORANT 3- TEAL 2- - PLUS ANOTHER JUVENILE GLAUCOUS GULL

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:22 pm

AGV:
Sunday 15th January:
Glaucous Gull juv and 3rd winter Iceland Gull at north end of Arbroath Harbour by Brewhouse. 9.15am.
GMS

AGV:
Sunday 15th January:
4 Twite and red kite near feedingstation on way to wigeon hide. Montrose Basin.11.50am. GMS

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Sunday 15th January:
Little Egret still in pool in middle of North Esk at Kinnaber/St Cyrus at 1030. No sign of Black Redstart between Montrose and North Esk, yet. Alex Shepherd

AGV:
Sunday 15th January:
3 waxwing in tree opposite Isla Primary School at Peel Farm.
Ian Laird

Glaucous Gull out behind fishing boat well out on sea. 7 corn buntings on wires by houses 1 mile north of auchmithie junction.
Barry Farquharson

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Sunday 15th January:
Green Winged Teal Loch of Lintrathen. From roadside on new hide road.
Ian Laird

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Nicola Main » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:43 am

Had a good view of the Water Rail at Balgavies yesterday creeping about through the reeds. Was hoping it would come and feed under the feeders but no luck. Also Moorhen, Jay, Great Spotted Woodpecker, nice flock of Long-tailed Tits and the other usual garden and woodland birds.

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American Wigeon

Postby Alex Shepherd » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:22 pm

The American Wigeon was seen well from the new hide at Lintrathen this morning. The loch in front of the old hide was frozen. Also a large flock of Linnet, Chaffinch and many Bramblings (71 in one tree from a photo) between the new hide and the sawmill. All flushed as we viewed by a Merlin, just as seen late last year. Most of Kinnordy also frozen.
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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Gayle Blackie » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:27 pm

Forfar Loch

Water Rail seen in plain view on the Dean at Forfar Loch.
Peregrine Falcon seen twice flying over.
Buzzard in the area.

Several Goldcrest, Yellowhammers, Goldfinch, Coots, 33 Mute Swans, 10 Gadwall, 15 Goldeneye, 40 Goosander, 9 Little Grebe, 7 Magpie, 32 Moorhen, 1 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Shoveler, 19 Teal, 130 Tufties

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:40 am

AGV:
Monday 16th January:
12:10. 3rd winter Iceland Gull seen briefly on water at Old Brewhouse, Arbroath.
Richard Blackburn

Glaucous Gull reportedly still in harbour area, Arbroath.
Doug Milne

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:12 pm

AGV:
Tuesday 17th January:
Large flock of waxwing just south of swallow hotel roundabout opposite petrol station on kingsway dual carriageway, Dundee.
Mike Fenton

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby L. Thomson » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:16 pm

Tuesday 17/01/2017
Seen from my office window today. 3 Waxwings, working the nearby gardens in Blairs Road, Letham.

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:33 pm

AGV:
Tuesday 17th January:
Large flock of waxwing just south of swallow hotel roundabout opposite petrol station on kingsway dual carriageway, Dundee.
Mike Fenton

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Tuesday 17th January:
Flock of waxwings in the Square, Meigle.
Steve Tattershall

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Jan. 18th Riverside Nature Park Visit

Postby Bob McCurley » Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:49 pm

Jan. 18th Riverside Nature Park visit produced -- 5 MAGPIES - 43 TEAL - 14 WOOD PIGEONS - 6 MALLARD- 4 RED WINGS - 2 SONG THRUSH

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Glaucous Gull again

Postby Alex Shepherd » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:06 pm

One light juvenile Glaucous Gull briefly in front of the Old Brewhouse today as the tide rose around 1415. It flew off and was relocated on the west breakwater from the car park at Inchcape Park. Last viewed at the light on breakwater at harbour entrance. Seen by Jon and Alex.

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Magpie Forfar.

Postby Colin Black » Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:00 am

Arrived today to find the road in to Balgavies hide car park closed. In addition no access to swamp and gullery hides at Kinnordy due to dangerous tree. Magpie flew across the road and sat on a wall just as we entered Forfar.

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:17 pm

AGV:
Friday 20th January:
Red necked grebe from old hide this morning at Loch ofLintrathen.
GMS

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:28 am

AGV:
Saturday 21st January:
Lintrathen loch. 9am. American wigeon, 2 green-winged teal & red-necked grebe from old hide.
Gus Guthrie & Jonathan Pattullo

AGV:
Saturday 21st January:
Glaucous gull and Iceland gull both on rocks to east of old brew house, Arbroath. 11.10am.
Gus Guthrie & Jonathan Pattullo

AGV:
Saturday 21st January:
6 Slavonian Grebes, from beach viewpoint, Lunan Bay. 12.50pm
Jonathan Pattullo & Gus Guthrie


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