5 - MAY 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

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Re: MAY 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Charles Rough » Sun May 18, 2008 11:44 pm

cuckoo seen flying slilently then heard calling on the sidlaws today

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May19th GARGANEY - ARCTIC SKUA - LITTLE TERNS

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon May 19, 2008 6:16 pm

May 19th. 11am. GARGANEY 2 On Lurgies Old Pier . Montrose Basin , just short of Slunks

May 19th 1230pm. ARCTIC SKUA 1 Nth. From Redcastle Hide Lunan Bay

MaY 19TH 1300HRS. LITTLE TERNS 2 From Redcastle Hide Lunan Bay

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Re: MAY 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby stevendoig » Wed May 21, 2008 6:07 pm

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33 species, including 4 different species of Raptor, a kingfisher, pair of grey wagtails, snipe and g/s woodpecker.

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Duns Dish

Postby Matt Slaymaker » Fri May 23, 2008 5:10 pm

2 drk Garganey + LRP again at Duns Dish this morning, also 36 Blackwits and a couple of broods of Shelducklings

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Postby Mark Caunt » Fri May 23, 2008 5:45 pm

From Birdguides this afternoon (Fri 23rd May 08)...
Drake Garganeyat Powmyre Pig Farm pools, Leys of Cossans

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Little Egret report at Montrose Basin (Monday 19th)

Postby HarryB » Fri May 23, 2008 6:01 pm

In converstaion with two local birders today, I was informed of a Little Egret at The Lurgies on Monday 19th. No one else has mentioned this bird, but it is worth notifying members, as one may be about the Basin.
Better to be helpful, than hurtful!

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A Whimbrel at The Lurgies today (Sat May 24)

Postby HarryB » Sat May 24, 2008 9:40 pm

A single Whimbrel at The Lurgies, Montrose Basin today at low tide.
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Saturday 24th May 2008 - Hen Harrier

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun May 25, 2008 9:28 am

Date & Time: Saturday 24th May 2008 - 2:00pm
Species: Hen Harrier
Details: Female Hen Harrier over an Angus Glen this afternoon.

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Re: MAY 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby stevendoig » Wed May 28, 2008 1:18 pm

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39 species. Including a pair of Ringed Plovers and a nice Kingfisher (The small eastern pond with the wee hedge around it)

Are Kingfishers worthy of posting on here?, hm, I think they are! :)

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Kingfisher

Postby Dave Adam » Wed May 28, 2008 5:29 pm

Most definitely!!!

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Re: MAY 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Alan Mowat » Wed May 28, 2008 10:25 pm

24/5/08 Kingfisher

Up Glen Esk on the Tarf below the bridge at Tarfside

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Thursday 29th May 08 - Marsh Warbler

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu May 29, 2008 9:33 am

Date & Time: Thursday 29th May 08 - 6:20-7:15am
Species: Marsh Warbler
Details: Richard Bramhall found a Marsh Warbler singing and showing occasionally at Spring Field Park, Arbroath. Opposite Fire Station, in Willows and Rose Bay Willowherb at 6:20am.
Still singing and showing occasionally when I got there though skulking from 6:40 till 7:10 at least.


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A good fall of migs along east coast this morning! Keep your eyes peeled!

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Friday 30th May 2008 - Barnacle Geese

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri May 30, 2008 5:39 pm

4x Barnacle Geese at Murton NR Today. On the 2 pool not the one nearest the road.

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White Stork Report west of Forfar Loch (Saturday 31 May)

Postby HarryB » Sat May 31, 2008 9:15 am

A report of a White Stork, seen to go down in fields west of Forfar Loch, (over Ballindarg) being searchEd for at time of this report (08.45), but definitely a reliable report.
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Re: MAY 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat May 31, 2008 7:54 pm

Just received an email from an Ed Thomson that there was "a white stork at glamis castle car park last night (friday night) but it was gone early today."

Also just heard a report of a Bluethroat being present at Ethie Mains LAST Monday (26th May). I know the area has been searched since and not been seen though.

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Re: MAY 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Alan Mowat » Sat May 31, 2008 10:03 pm

3 barnacle geese on loch odly 1km east of the caravan park in glen esk.


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