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21st JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:27 pm

Arbroath Harbour, Old Brewhouse 12.30pm - 2 x Glaucous Gull Juv/1st winter and 1 x Iceland Gull 3rd winter
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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby John Walshe » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:36 pm

Sat 21st January PM ;Little Egret, to right of path, feeding amongst Mute Swans, on approach to Wigeon Hide at Montrose Basin.

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:08 am

22 Jan 2017 Keptie Pond Arbroath. 5 male Gosseander fishing east end where Roach gather, also 2 pair of widgeon.

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:46 pm

AGV:
Sun 22nd Jan:
Glaucous Gull seen briefly on Arbroath harbour wall at 9:50.
Karen & Richard Blackburn

AGV:
Sunday 22nd January:
Red necked grebe still at Lintrathen.
I Laird, K Grant, C Haggart

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Gayle Blackie » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:32 pm

A group of around 30 Waxwings at the entrance to Boyle Park from the Threewells drive side in Forfar right now. Going back and forth between a garden and a large tree

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Red-necked Grebe

Postby Alex Shepherd » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:17 pm

The Red-necked Grebe at Lintrathen was seen by many this morning from both hides, but nobody to my knowledge found the Green-winged Teal or American Wigeon up until lunchtime. Definitely seemed to be less Wigeon and especially Teal around today at the hide end of the loch.

Red-necked Grebe video below, distant and outwith the reach of a still.

https://youtu.be/K4GB_pMvuCE

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:09 am

AGV:
Monday 23rd January:
1st winter Glaucous Gull at Lunan Bay hide 11:30.
Andrew Whewell

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Re: Red-necked Grebe

Postby Harry Holbrook » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:54 am

Alex Shepherd wrote:The Red-necked Grebe at Lintrathen was seen by many this morning from both hides, but nobody to my knowledge found the Green-winged Teal or American Wigeon up until lunchtime. Definitely seemed to be less Wigeon and especially Teal around today at the hide end of the loch.

Red-necked Grebe video below, distant and outwith the reach of a still.

https://youtu.be/K4GB_pMvuCE

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A single green-winged teal was seen from the old hide mid-morning, but no sign of the American wigeon

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby richardblackburn » Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:40 pm

Tuesday 24th January
Large flock of Chaffinches in fields to the east of Lintrathen Loch this morning. Several Brambling were mixed in with them. Also, between Purgavie Farm and the Falls of Holm B&B was a flock of ~20 Fieldfares. Between Kirkton of Kingoldrum and Loch of Kinnordy was another flock of Fieldfares, as well as a flock of ~80 greylag geese.

In the afternoon, the Glaucous Gull was seen on Arbroath harbour wall.

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:55 pm

Have just received a report of a Rough-legged Buzzard at Elliot Links near Hatton on 10th January.
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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:18 am

AGV:
Wednesday 25th January:
Green-winged teal on bogbean in front of gullery hide, Kinnordy loch 4.15pm.
Gus Guthrie

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26th JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:41 pm

Montrose Basin - Little Egret feeding on the saltmarsh to north (left) of Wigeon Hide at high tide. Not easy to see as mostly only head showing. Also 40+ Pintail and 5 Shoveler among lage flock of Wigeon.
20 Twite at feeding station at junction of paths to Shelduck and Wigeon hides.

Elliot - 2 Jack Snipe and 12 Common Snipe in marsh ahead & right as you go over level crossing.
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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:15 am

AGV:
Friday 27th January:
approx 20 Waxwings in Elm Road, Kirriemuir trees near turning bay 10:00am.
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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:03 pm

Kinnordy Loch 10am

Bittern flew past East Hide.

Glamis-Eassie road 7am. 27.1.17

Barn Owl at roadside on post near Newton of Glamis farm

Castleton of Eassie 1.30pm

2 Waxwings briefly before flying west over Castleton house.

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:44 am

17 Waxwings reported on Birdguides at the railway bridge over the A92 just south of Inverkeilor on Saturday 28/1/2017, seems to be a recurring site for Waxwings with berry bushes at the roadside to the north.

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Re: JANUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:26 pm

AGV:
Sunday 29th January:
Green Sandpiper in ditch alongside road to the north of North Pond, Monikie. 9.40am OS 508387.
GMS

AGV:
Sunday 29th January:
Green-winged teal at Balgavies loch from Hide. On ice with 7 Teal. 11am.
Gus Guthrie

AGV:
Sunday 29th January:
Little Egret from the Lurgies. Montrose Basin. 11.40am.
GMS

AGV:
Sunday 29th January:
Chiffchaff at Keptie pond island. Arbroath. 11.30 am
Neil Black.

Neil hasn't ruled out Siberian Chiffchaff, if in area please listen out for call and keep AGV or forum posted. Thank you

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Green-winged Teal, Balgavies

Postby Alex Shepherd » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:34 pm

The Green-winged Teal drake was still sitting on the ice near the island this afternoon at Balgavies. At dusk the ice was thawing quickly so it could end up nearer to the hide or disperse around the loch. The warden is aware of rats coming to the feeders and is taking action. The new bridge is in place and access to the car park and loch paths is restored.

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January 30th WAXWINGS - MONIFIETH

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:19 pm

JANUARY 30TH - 20 PLUS WAXWINGS On Bushes opposite Monifieth football Pitch Car Park - where we park for Barry Buddon Open Days
Very Flighty - flew into adjacent Caravan Park at one point - could still be around - worth checking for - Bob

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31st JANUARY 2017 Waxwings

Postby joncook » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:48 pm

30 Waxwings in trees at east end of Newton Road, Carnoustie 11:50. Also a Magpie. Gone when I looked up from texting Mark.
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