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4 - APRIL 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:20 pm

Angus Bird Sightings for APRIL 2008

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Re: APRIL 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby RAB » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:12 am

Sightings from yesterday, 31st March -
Chiff Chaff - By Cliffburn Hotel and by Balgavies Loch.
SandMartin - Several at Balgavies, Murton, Forfar Loch.
1st Wint/Summ Glaucous Gull - Forfar Loch - Flew from Leisure Centre end and appeared to go to roost on roofs in Orchard Bank Industrial Estate.

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Montrose Basin April 1st

Postby Neil Mitchell » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:16 am

Ken Donald had the first sighting of an Osprey on the reserve yesterday at approx 3pm.
Also the 2 Green Sands are still at the Slunks.
I'm trying to pin down a final sighting date for the Lesser Yellowlegs does anybody have any sightings after 9th March? (If so I can be contacted nmitchell@swt.org.uk)
Whatever date it finally departed on (I assume it has?!)Having been found on the 10th Nov. 07 it would appear to have eclipsed the previous Scottish long stay of 40 days given in BS3.

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APRIL 2ND. FIRECREST

Postby Bob McCurley » Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:29 pm

APRIL 2ND. 1-30PM. FIRECREST Seen in CRAIGMILL DEN N.O. 578355

Seen 250yards along path where buhes overhang path , Bird still present when we left at 3pm.

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Postby Gordon Anderson » Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:25 pm

At Fishtown Tues 1st April in afternoon. Yellow hammers: Dunnocks; Wren; Linnets; Single Rock pipit; several Meadow pipits on foreshore and in surrounding fields; single Common scoter on sea; and single Gannet far out to sea.
At Fisherhills, Kinnaber this afternoon - 2 Magpies (possible breeders) seeing off a buzzard; small influx of pied wags and meadow pipits; reed buntings; 2 lesser black backed gulls now back at usual roost on the lower island; wigeon; teal; goosander drake plus four ducks; red breasted merganser drake plus four ducks; shelducks all in same area and 20 - 30 pink footed geese on rough pasture on north side of river.

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2nd April Firecrest

Postby Neil Mitchell » Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:31 pm

The earlier firecrest at Craig mill den was still present 7pm tonight in Elders on farside of the Burn.

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tree sparrows-Newmill of Ethie

Postby Roy Adamson » Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:28 pm

I've been watching a pair of tree sparrows all morning, building in a nest box just outside my kitchen window. This is the first for three years

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Re: APRIL 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby John Ogilvie » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:14 am

Tuesday 1st April. Red Kite >West Angus Forest.
Wed 2nd April Golden Eagle Soaring Angus Location
Green woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Goosander (1m 6f) Goldcrest all @ Glenogil Res.
Hen Harrier Angus Location

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Glaucous Gull

Postby Hugh Addlesee » Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:23 pm

The 1st-winter Glauc still around Arbroath harbour today, generally perched on a lamppost when the tide's in.

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Postby keith hendrie » Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:50 pm

A Red Kite this afternoon south of Dundee, not sure on the county lines so may have been just outside Angus!.

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Iceland Gull

Postby Hugh Addlesee » Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:42 am

A 2nd-winter Iceland Gull from the Lunan Bay hide early Friday evening.

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Sandwich Terns and Purple Sandpipers at Usan.

Postby Dave Adam » Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:17 pm

Couple of Sandwich Terns scything their way North on long, lopping wings into the ensuing sleet storm. Nice wee covey of 5 Purple Sandpipers, coming into summer plumage I reckon, having a break on the wave splashed rocks at Usan. Nice pair of Great Black-Backed Gulls here. Cormorants flying about with beaks full of sea-weed, that time already!

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April 5th. SAND MARTINS - WHEATEAR

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:14 pm

April 5th. 9-15a.m. SAND MARTINS 70 At Forfar Loch N.O.436504

April 5th. 10-15a.m. SAND MARTINS 50 At Murton Wildlife Reserve N.O. 492512

April 5th. 11-00 a.m. SAND MARTINS 120 At Rescobie Loch N. O. 515516

April 5th. 1350hrs. WHEATEAR 1 Male At Arbroath Victoria Pk Esplanade N.O. 655413

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Wheatear at Auchmithie Friday 4th April 2008

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:37 pm

Wheatear at Auchmithie by school at 9:00am Friday 4th April 2008.

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Common Sandpiper and Common Crane 7/04/08

Postby HarryB » Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:16 pm

Yesterday, on the WeBS count at The Lurgies, Eileen Bickerstaff got 2 Green Sandpipers and a Common Sandpiper. Also there, were two Greenshanks.

TODAY John Ogilvie received a report of a Common Crane (seen yesterday) from the Montrose - Arbroath train.
We tried to find it, 'In one of the ploughed fields, visible from the train' , but could not find it.
However, since this is the second reported sighting of a Common Crane here in Angus, within two weeks, it might be worth a bit of extra effort to re-find it.
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Glaucous Gull & Willow Warbler

Postby Hugh Addlesee » Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:11 pm

1st-winter Glauc still around Arbroath harbour today.
A Willow Warbler singing at Balgavies Loch.

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Re: APRIL 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Charles Rough » Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:52 pm

Iceland Gull on the pond at the pigfarm near Kinaulty south of Kinnordy

bird is in middle of pic

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APRIL 8th NUTHATCH

Postby Brian&Carol » Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:10 am

Nuthatch seen on our garden bird feeder, 10:40 April 8th, by Crowwood near Meigle (but in Angus!), NO299463.

Not seen since, so may just be passing.

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APRIL 10TH. HOUSE MARTINS - LITTLE GULLS

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:01 am

April 10th HOUSE MARTINS 3 B/Ferry Beach ( Mike Groves )

April 10th. LITTLE GULLS 20 ( On Spring Passage ) AND CHIFFCHAFF 1 AT MONIKIE ISLAND PONDS ( Graham Smith )

April 10th SPOTTED REDSHANK 1 at Invergowrie Bay ( Keith Edwards )

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Re: APRIL 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Matt Slaymaker » Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:25 pm

GLAUCOUS GULL still at Arbroath early afternoon around the harbour + male White Wagtail in the area

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Friday 11th April 2008 - Glaucous Gull, Chiffchaff

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:16 pm

Date & Time: Friday 11th April 2008 - 12:00pm
Species: Glaucous Gull, Chiffchaff
Details: The 1st winter Glaucous Gull is still present in the ploughed field NORTH of the Forfar Landfill on the Forfar to Montrose Road at 12:00pm. Thats the B9113 and showing very easily from the road.
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Also had a Chiffchaff singing away in Montreathmont Forest at 10:00am-ish.
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Saturday 12th April 08 - Black Kite

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Apr 12, 2008 3:35 pm

Reported from Birdguides today...

Black Kite at Padanaram 08:45-09:50 then flew east.
Black Kite at Maryton 10:25 and flew over towards Montrose Basin this morning.

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April 12th. GREAT GREY SHRIKE

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:05 pm

April 12th. 1430hrs. GREAT GREY SHRIKE

Seen at Montreathmont Forest just past Hide on Right hand side - sighting reported by Dorothy Fyffe

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Re: APRIL 11 2008 Chiff Chaff

Postby jabarnes » Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:04 pm

11th. April. 10.00hours. Chiff Chaff...I think, seen outside my kitchen window in birch tree near Reres Hill in Broughty Ferry. Thought it was a small chaffinch then realised it was too small and behaving like a tit, hanging upside down searching under twigs. It had vaguely olive green back and buff underparts with pointed beak. There was only one. My bird book doesn't show it even as a visitor to the East of Scotland, but nothing else matched it's appearance. Now I see on your site that one has been sen at Balgavies!

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Re: APRIL 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby George Rodger » Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:57 pm

13/04/2008 Montreatmont Forest, Lurgies & Slunks.
Chiffchaffs & Willow Warblers on both sides of track where HT cables cross path.
Whimbrel x 1 at old pier Lurgies & Ruff x 1 on Slunks
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Postby Dennis Mc » Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:52 pm

13 April 1800. 1 x Common Sandpiper on North Esk, at weir SE of Mains of Logie.

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Chiffchaff 14th April 2008

Postby Roy Adamson » Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:49 pm

Chiffchaff in my garden near Lunan Bay 11.00am today, calling and in full view.

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Postby Gordon Anderson » Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:14 pm

Single Barn Swallow overflew Bridge of Dun today at 12 noon.

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14th April Red Kite

Postby shepherd1244 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:23 pm

red kite flying east down Glen Esk at Rocks of Solitude at 11.30 am

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April1 4th. SWALLOWS -- CHIFFCHAFFS

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:30 pm

April 14th 1400hrs. SWALLOWS 8 Giving aerial display in CRAIGMILL DEN -- plus CHIFFCHAFF 1

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April 14th REDCASTLE HIDE LUNAN BAY

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:39 pm

Land owner Iain Hall has requested that when members or members of the public are visiting the hide they DO NOT WALK PAST THE SMALL SUMMER HOUSE ON THE DUNES - in their approach to the hide , BUT RATHER TURN SHARP LEFT TOWARDS THE BEACH and then turn sharp Right up the path to the hide . Mrs. Hall has been planting flowers etc . near the Summer Hoiuse and wishes to avoid damage to them . thank you for your cooperation

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Iceland Gulls (5) at Powmyre Farm 15/04/08 at 16:10

Postby HarryB » Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:53 pm

Rob Noble-Nesbitt has found at least five Iceland Gulls at Powmyre Farm (NO361507) about 3 miles south west of Kirriemuir at 16:00 today.
Rob reports; 2 adults, 2 1st winter and a 2nd winter at least.: a minimum of five birds and possibly more.
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Iceland Gulls at Powmyre

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:00 pm

Just a further point to Harrys post, the 5 Iceland Gulls have been reported on Birdguides since the 6th of April and have also been seen with a 1st winter Glaucous Gull.
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April 15th, BLACKCAP

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:26 pm

April 15th. 1350hrs. BLACKCAP (Female ) My first of year ! at Craigmill Den , In bushes on Right hand side just before Small Waterfall . Also in Den , SAND MARTIN 1 and SWALLOWS 4 Grey wagtail 2

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Re: APRIL 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby stevendoig » Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:24 pm

presumed 'Iceland gull' at Kinnordy this morning, at 0815. West hide, far bank, with three herring gulls.

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Glaucous Gull

Postby Allan Hall » Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:20 pm

First-winter Glaucous Gull still around Roundyhill spending some of the time following ploughs of which there are many at present!

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April 19th. SANDWICH TERN - BLACKCAP

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:49 pm

April 19th. 11-45a.m. SANDWICH TERN 1 Nth. in Lunan Bay from ADBC. Redcastle Hide

April 19th. 14oohrs. BLACKCAP Male in Craigmill Den NO 578355 plus CHIFFCHAFF

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Re: APRIL 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Isabel Smith » Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:40 pm

This is my first posting so please excuse me if it is not appropriate.

50+ fieldfares in Glen Clova at Whitehillocks - saturday 19th 1730 hrs

Eagle -soaring above Moulnie Craig Glen Doll -saturday 19th 1600hrs

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Very appropriate posting!

Postby HarryB » Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:12 pm

Isabel Smith's posting is very appropriate and many more of these may we see!
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Re: APRIL 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:44 pm

Thanks Isabel! Appreciated!
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