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14 - FEBRUARY 2017 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:45 am

Angus Bird Sightings for FEBRUARY 2017

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Waxwings, Carnoustie

Postby Alex Shepherd » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:37 pm

Around 30 - 40 Waxwings frequenting trees at the east end of Newton Road, Carnoustie today, still there at 1600. Assume they've found berries nearby.

Green Sandpiper showed briefly on the Island Pond at Monikie late afternoon, flushed by one of many free running dogs and landed on the island near the pier, then lost in the mist.

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Siberian Chiffchaff ?

Postby Dave Adam » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:11 pm

Can anyone tell me if the bird in my photos is a Siberian Chiffchaff? See photo section.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Charles Rough » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:21 pm

There was a tawny owl perched in a tree at the side of the den find pond monikie 2.00 am this morning

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Re: FEBRUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:21 pm

AGV:
Saturday 4th February:
7 Waxwings in tree on A92 southbound between Inverkeilor and railway bridge on the left hand side of the road at 14:30.
KnRB

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Re: FEBRUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Allan Hall » Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:10 pm

Roundyhill. Male stonechat on Ballindarg Road at NO390505. An early migrant???

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February 5th - Crombie Park and Monikie Park

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:27 pm

February 5th - Crombie Country Park - REDPOLLS , GOLDFINCH - CHAFFINCH - LARGE MIXED FLOCK IN CAR PARK AREA , NUMBERING APPROX 60
February 5th - Monikie North Pond - 1 GREEN SANDPIPER - I flushed it from the Ditch/Fast Running Stream which runs parallel with the North Pond embankment , It flew over the embankment onto North Pond - Also a Redshank with it .--

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Re: FEBRUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:50 pm

AGV:
Monday 6th February:
11.30 Drake Smew in front of East Hide,Loch of Kinnordy, then flew towards Gullery Hide & seen there.
Also 10 Waxwings in the trees at the junction of Elm/Brechin Road Kirriemuir.
Ted Logan

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Red-necked Grebe and Smew

Postby Alex Shepherd » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:53 pm

Lintrathen today at the Old Hide, Red-necked Grebe, Little Grebes and on the track a single Lesser Redpoll with Long-tailed Tits.
New Hide, Great Crested Grebe.

Kinnordy, Drake Smew seen flying into a channel behind trees opposite the East Hide mid afternoon.

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February 6th DRAKE SMEW - KINNORDY LOCH- KIRRIEMUIR

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:09 pm

FEBRUARY 6TH - DRAKE SMEW- Viewed from the East Hide -Kinnordy - it favoured the Right hand side looking out from the East Hide , Diving frequently - Time approx 1300hrs - A Welcome Visitor-

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Re: FEBRUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:59 pm

AGV:
Tuesday 7th February:
1155 Drake Smew still at Kinnordy from East Hide.
Ian J. Kelman.

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Little Auk, Little Egret

Postby Alex Shepherd » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:39 pm

One Little Auk north at Whiting Ness ( start of cliffs at Arbroath ) in a 40 minute stint this afternoon, also 2 Shags, 3 Fulmars and 2 Rock Pipits.

The Little Egret at Montrose Basin was very mobile and flew between the lagoon at the top of the Lurgies to the Slunks and then towards the Wigeon Hide, either trying to find shelter or clear water for fishing.

A Kingfisher was in front of the Bank of Scotland Hide at 1130 this morning, a Cormorant was in it's usual pool in front of the centre which re-opens on Friday 10/2/2017 and their Twitter feed says it's open daily from 1030 to 1700.

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Friday 10th February 2017 - Red Kite

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:41 pm

Date & Time: Friday 10th February 2017 - 11:05am
Species: Red Kite
Details: At 11:05 this morning a Red Kite was soaring over the Forfar to Froickheim road just south of Rescobie Loch.

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Pale-bellied Brent Geese, Craigmill

Postby Alex Shepherd » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:42 pm

Two Pale-bellied Brent Geese at the mouth of Craigmill Burn today, moved around by walkers but returned each time.
Also, Stonechat at Craigmill, Bar-tailed Godwit, Grey Plover and another Stonechat and Grey Wagtail in the ditch at Easthaven. Good numbers of Turnstone, Sanderling and Redshank along the beach.

Video of Brent Geese, hope they'll stay around https://youtu.be/Ao-U72esXZ4 photos on my blog

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February 11th -GREY PLOVER 1 AT MONIFIETH BAY

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:27 pm

FEBRUARY 11TH - GREY PLOVER 1 ( MY FIRST THIS YEAR ) IN MONIFIETH BAY - 11AM IN COMPANY WITH BAR TAILED GODWITS & OYSTERCATCHERS

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Re: FEBRUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:44 pm

AGV:
Sunday 12th February:
Drake Smew from gallery hide, Kinnordy loch. 9.30am.
Gus Guthrie & GMS

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Sunday 12th February:
Whitefronted goose in with big flock of pinkfeet on Linross Road. 13.05
GMS

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February 12th - Jay in Monifieth garden

Postby Barbara Grimmond » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:09 am

Great views of a jay in my garden, on the ground pecking at seed/sunflower heart mixture. Other birds, two female g.s. woodpeckers,
pair of bullfinches, pair of siskins, yellowhammers, magpie, male blackcap, long-tailed tits, sparrowhawk.

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Monday 13th February 2017 - Waxwings

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:50 pm

Date & Time: Monday 13th February 2017 - 11:30-11:50am at least
Species: Waxwing
Details: 9x Waxwings in the Woollen mill area, North street/Service Road junction, Forfar. Favouring Hawthorn bushes on Service road at 11:30-11:50am.

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14th FEBRUARY 2017 Pintail, Murton

Postby joncook » Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:35 pm

Pintail drake from the Gladstone hide (now re-roofed) at Murton late morning.
Also 60 Gadwall and 800+ Wigeon.
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Tuesday 14th February 2017 - Waxwings

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:59 pm

Date & Time: Tuesday 14th February 2017 - 2:30pm at least
Species: Waxwing
Details: 8x Waxwings still on North street/Service Road junction, Forfar. Favouring today Hawthorn bushes behind joiners hut. 2:30pm.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Stephen Appleton » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:55 pm

16 waxwings 9.30 this morning at North Street/Service Road, Forfar; perched in birch tree behind flats and flying down to rose hips behind joiners shed

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Re: FEBRUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Jean Cobb » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:46 pm

Drake pintail still in front of Gladstone hide,Murton today,though at far side of water.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:15 am

Kinnordy Loch 5pm Thursday 16th

Bittern in flight from Gullery Hide

c200 Lapwing, 30 Oystercatcher & 7 Curlew on bogbean

around 35-40 Whoopers on loch mainly feeding in rushes at the back.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:39 am

Quick notification AGV texting will be offline til Monday. (Phone contract swap over delay) sorry for inconvenience. Please continue to post news here in meantime. Thank you

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Re: FEBRUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Ian Laird » Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:22 pm

19/02/17 Lintrathen - Red Necked Grebe again from old hide. At least 5 Great Crested Grebes and a fly over by a White Tailed Sea Eagle mid afternoon I Laird

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Re: FEBRUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Allan Hall » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:56 pm

17 hawfinches at Scone Palace this morning around mid-day. Also about 15 waxwings in Kirriemuir on the road south from the BP garage passed the Spar

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Feb.20th Carnoustie Bay - GANNETS -

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:13 pm

FEBRUARY 20TH - CARNOUSTIE BAY - 2 GANNETS > N 20 LONG TAILED DUCKS - 25 COMMON SCOTER- 3 GUILLIEMOTS - 2 RAZORBILLS - 15 EIDER - 2 RED BREASTED MERGANSERS -

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Re: FEBRUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:09 pm

AGV service now back online this evening. Sorry for delay.
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Re: FEBRUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:07 pm

AGV:
Wednesday 22nd February:
Drake smew opposite east hide at kinnordy.
Barry Farquharson

AGV:
Wednesday 22nd February:
Red necked grebe in bay by new hide at lintrathen. Being harassed by gc grebe.
Barry Farquharson

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FEB. 24TH - RED NECKED GREBE - KINNORDY

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:17 pm

FEBRUARY 24th RED NECKED GREBE -Still showing well at Lintrathen on the Right side of New Hide in company with Golden eye , & Coot harassed by Gt, Crest Grebe
FEBRUARY 24TH . 2 WHITE TAILED SEA EAGLES Seen in an Angus Glen - Site location withheld

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Re: FEBRUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:09 am

AGV:
Saturday 25th February:
11:15 Distant views of Drake Smew from East Hide, Loch of Kinnordy.
Ted Logan

AGV:
Saturday 25th February:
Red necked grebe- from Lintrathen new hide about 11.30a.m.
Sheila Newcombe

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Re: FEBRUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:05 am

AGV:
Sunday 26th February:
Drake Smew, from East hide. Kinnordy loch 8.45am.
Gus Guthrie

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Re: FEBRUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Gayle Blackie » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:01 pm

Long tailed duck at the forfar Loch.
Possibly a female.
Seen just now from the leisure centre side, out around 150 yards

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FEBRUARY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Stephen Appleton » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:47 pm

60+ swan, most Whooper with a couple of Mute in field opposite Whanland Farm, Farnell (off B9113) about 1.45pm today Tuesday 28th February.

Also over the road more than 10 buzzards and 15+ Pied Wagtails following a plough.


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