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7 - JULY 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

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Angus Bird Sightings for JULY 2008

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Balck + Rosy Tern 01.07

Postby Matt Slaymaker » Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:59 pm

Hi

The 1st sum BLACK + Adult ROSEATE TERNS were both on beach 01.07.08 in the afternoon, no sign in a brief look this morning (2nd) but tide high + few terns roosting, probably still around tho

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Re: JULY 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby stevendoig » Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:34 pm

Glen Ogil Rsvr - 26 species including : Barn Owl, Tree pipit, Grey Wagtail and Ringed Plover.

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Re: JULY 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby stevendoig » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:14 pm

Hmm, now having consulted a couple of books, neither the tree pipit and especially not the barn owl (Which we seen by daylight..) seem to be found up at Ogil.

Any ideas?

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Tern raft at Montrose

Postby Neil Mitchell » Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:09 pm

At least 9 Terns apparently occupying nest sites on the tern raft today. Reckon they're all Common's but still a couple of Arctic's showing interest. Pretty surprising as the raft went in so late on in the season.
Yesterday two Greenshanks at the Slunks and also two Ospreys.

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Re: JULY 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Isabel Smith » Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:40 pm

The owl might be a short eared owl , frequently seen during the day or at least from 4pm onwwards. is there a supply of voles around?
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Re: JULY 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Alan Mowat » Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:44 am

I agree with Isabel, The short eared owls are often very light in colour and can look similar to barn owl (though not when you see the 2 together), just a lot bigger. They do cover the ground a lot faster than a barn owl, tend to nest in the glens and are very active during the day at this time of year.

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Re: JULY 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby stevendoig » Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:13 pm

Could well be, cheers!

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Friday 4th July 2008 - Common Crossbill

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:46 pm

Date & Time: Friday 4th July 2008 - 2:00pm
Species: Common Crossbill
Details: At least 6x Common Crossbill seen in forest at Glen Lethnot.

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House Martins and Ptarmigan

Postby Isabel Smith » Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:53 pm

4 July 1130hrs 5 House Martins at the top of Corrie Fee

1400hrs 6 ptarmigan on Little Dreish (possibly 2 adults with 4 young)

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Quail 4 July

Postby Clive McKay » Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:06 pm

Heard two different calling Quails in the arable fields between Lintrathen and Kingoldrum this afternoon (birds about 2 km apart). Makes you wonder how many are out there!

Also 7 Crossbills >ESE over Alyth 2 days ago - just outside Angus, but woulds be interseting to know of any other out of habitat birds as there seems to be a bit of an invasion on at the moment.

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July 4th. LITTLE GULLS - BAR-TAILED GODWITS

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:53 pm

July 4th 1800hrs. LITTLE GULLS 25 ADULTS AT BARRY BUDDON CAMP FORSHORE in company with

" BAR TAILED GODWITS 23 MANY IN FULL BREEDING PLUMAGE

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July 4th CROSSBILLS - RECENT SIGHTINGS REPORTS

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:12 pm

July 4th. CROSSBILL RECENT ANGUS SIGHTINGS REPORTS GIVEN TO ME

June 22nd , CROSSBILLS 4 Seen in Pines opposite the entrance to Lintrathen New Hide ( per Graham Smith)

July 2nd. CROSSBILLS 15 Seen in Glen Doll Car Park area quite frequently ( per Graham Christer )

THIS INFO IS IN REPLY TO CLIVE,S QUERY - SEE PREVIOUS POSTING , THESE BIRDS WERE SEEN IN SUITABLE HABITAT AREAS .

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Re: JULY 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Allan Hall » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:20 pm

Clive, There were 11 Crossbills in the Sidlaws near Newtyle on Wednesday.

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Quail update 4/5 July

Postby Clive McKay » Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:26 pm

Last night had 5 calling Quail from three sites between Lintrathen and Kingoldrum, but these sites were different from those where I heard two yesterday during the day - so possibly 7 birds in the area in total. Worth keeping an ear out anywhere with arable crops and not too much woodland. I used tape playback to elicit a response from the night-time birds, but the day-tiem ones were calling intermittiently of their own accord.

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Sunday 6th July 2008 - Red Kite, Hen Harrier, Merlin

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Jul 06, 2008 6:28 pm

Date & Time: Sunday 6th July 2008
Species: Red Kite, Hen Harrier, Merlin, Peregrine, Short Eared Owl, Stonechat
Details: Red Kite, Hen Harrier, Merlin, Peregrine, Short Eared Owl were seen up an Angus glen today.
Merlin pair had a brood of at least 4 (probably 5) young flying around today. Also at least 16 pairs plus numerous young of Stonechat.

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5 mile walk in an Angus glen, 6 July 08

Postby Dave Adam » Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:52 pm

At least 4 male & 1 female Ring Ouzel showing - 1 singing and I would suggest the same numbers as previous years, at least 10 Wheatear including juveniles, c.20 Meadow Pipits, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine - others calling at various sites, (1 young Curlew, 1 lovely Leveret, both doing roadrunner impressions), Golden Eagle, no Red Grouse (picked up at least 20 ticks on my jeans - wonder when red grouse will be on the red list), 1 Adder slithery/scrambling up from a water pool into grass and plenty of Common Frogs.

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Re: JULY 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:08 pm

From Dave Slater today...
Breeding plumaged Spotted Redshank, Montrose basin. First seen from platform at Station then moved up the creek to Tayock where it fed with Redshanks. Sunday 06 July 08 at 15:00Hrs.
Many thanks, Dave Slater

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July 6th. COMMON SANDPIPER - DABCHICK

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:02 pm

July 6th. 9am. COMMON SANDPIPER 2 DABCHICK 1 AT MURTON WILDLIFE RESERVE FORFAR

The DABCHICK was carrying nesting material and buildinga nest in front of the Gladstone Hide

Please note the ADBC Half Day Outing to Murton 10 am to 2 pm. will take place on WEDNESDAY 23RD. JULY

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JULY 6TH MED. GULL ADULT

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:17 pm

July 6th. 1350hrs. MEDITERRANEAN GULL ( FULL BREEDING PLUMAGE ) On Foreshore behind 10 Pin Bowling Alley Arbroath

Bird present at 1350hrs. this afternoon --

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JULY 6th Lintrathen & Kinnordy.

Postby Grant Balfour » Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:37 pm

Lintrathen 1400-1500
Pair of Common Sandpiper on the shore in front of the hide.
Osprey flew overhead but didn't stop.

Kinnordy 1500-1630
Osprey was seen fishing twice.
Lots of Swifts flying high above the loch.

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7 JULY 2008 - Merlin & Buzzard

Postby Grant Balfour » Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:10 am

0745 Rural Angus

A Buzzard being harrassed by a pair of Merlins.

Seen when cycling into work this morning - probably the highlight of the day......

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Montrose Basin

Postby Neil Mitchell » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:54 pm

The first common tern chicks(2) hatched yesterday on the new raft.
An Osprey was eating a flat fish on one of its favored perches today(Mon) and Hugh Bell reported a hybrid hoody with a carrion crow from the centre.

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July 7th Mediterranean Gull

Postby joncook » Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:44 pm

Still present at Arbroath 2.15 this afternoon

Jon

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July 7th : SHORT-EARED OWL

Postby Tim Gulson » Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:59 am

Short-eared Owl at Dundee Airport, seen throughout Monday afternoon quartering the area south of the runway, often perched on the boundary fencing. Viewable from the Marmalade Pot carpark. In the past they have tended to stay for a while. Also unusual for Dundee, a Magpie has been seen on the airport over recent weeks.

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Re: JULY 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Neil Mitchell » Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:25 pm

There were 6 greenshanks around the Shelduck Hide/Slunks this afternoon also 8+ Common sandpiper

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July 8th WATER RAILS

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:37 pm

July 8th 1350hrs. WATER RAIL 2 PLUS 2 JUVS.

In small inlet of Reed Bed on Left hand side at the very beginning of the Lurgies Walk
Adults observed feeding Juvs.
ALSO ON LURGIES - 2 GREEN SHANK . 1 DUNLIN , 1 SNIPE , 8 COMMON SANDPIPERS ,
No sign of Spotted Redshank .

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Re: JULY 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby mike.nicoll » Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:35 am

More Crossbills for Clive;-
02/06 Whitehillocks,G. Esk-4
04/06 Whitehillocks,G. Esk-4
10/06 Whitehillocks,G. Esk-4
20/06 Seaton Den-1
21/06 Tarfside,G. Esk-2
26/06 Dundee Law-4
27/06Tullo,Menmuir-4
05/07 Drumore Loch(Perthshire)-6
05/07 Backwater Dam-4
05/07 Muir of Holm,Kingoldrum-20
09/07 Dundee Law-2

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Re:JULY 11TH LITTLE GULLS BARRY BUDDON MONIFIETH

Postby dave b » Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:47 pm

APPROX. 90 LITTLE GULLS ON FORESHORE AT BARRY BUDDON MONIFIETH 1600HRS TODAY.

ALSO GRASSHOPPER WARBLERS, REED BUNTING AND CHIFF CHAFF ALONG BUDDON TRAIL.

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Various Montrose Basin Fri 11th

Postby Neil Mitchell » Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:34 pm

There was a single green sandpiper at the slunks/Mill burn this afternoon. Also 4 Greenshanks, 8 Common Sandpiper in the same area.

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Re: JULY 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby K Hall » Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:29 pm

There must have been a sudden influx of Common Sandpipers this afternoon, because I counted 21 at The Slunks at 16.00hrs, plus 1 Green Sandpiper and 2 Greenshanks. Also 2 Ospreys on the Basin and a brief sighting of a Water Rail on The Lurgies.

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July 11th. QUAIL CALLING

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:22 pm

July 11th. 12noon QUAIL 2 CallinG at Molehill / Cotton of Ovenstone Area off B9127 at

Grid Ref, NO.485 433 Report from ADBC. Club Member Pat Gaff.

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July 11th, Loch of Lintrathen

Postby Clive McKay » Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:09 pm

1 Green Sand
1 male Ruddy Duck - displaying at a GCGrebe!

No young GCGs seen yet; one bird ON by roadside.

Ospreys - 5 over my house at Kilry earlier in the day, not usually seen here (not a family party, all adults)

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July 12th. RING OUZELS - RAVEN - PEREGRINE

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:49 pm

July 12th. 12noon RING OUZELS 2 RAVEN 1 PEREGRINES 2 DIPPER 1

AND CLIFF NESTING HOUSE MARTINS - SEEN TODAY AT CORRIE FEE , GLEN DOLL , DURING A
DUNDEE NATURALISTS SOCIETY OUTING TO THIS MAGNIFICENT ANGUS SETTING . A BOTANISTS PARADISE .

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Green Sandpiper - Lurgies

Postby Grant Balfour » Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:30 pm

12 July 16:00
The Green Sandpiper was still at the Lurgies. It did get chased by a Lapwing at one point.

Also - Greenshank (3), Snipe (2), Common Sandpiper (7).

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July 14th. GREAT NORTHERN DIVER

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:03 pm

14TH July 9-30a.m. GREAT NORTHERN DIVER 1 In full breeding plumage , not often seen in our area .

at S.W.T. Loch of Lowes Centre , Dunkeld , Quite close in , to the right hand side of the "Crannog " Hide

OSPREY Still at the Eyrie , Common Tern Fishing , Spotted Flycatchers in car park .

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Sunday 13th July 08 - Little Gull, Kingfisher

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:06 pm

Date & Time: Sunday 13th July 08
Species: Little Gull, Kingfisher
Details: 6x Little Gulls at various plumage stages at the Arbroath Esplanade 3:00pm. No sign of Med Gull at that time.
Kingfisher seen flying up and down river on the Esk near Brechin early evening.

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July 15th. ARCTIC SKUAS - SANDERLINGS - COMMON SCOTER

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:23 pm

July 15th, 11- 30am. ARCTIC SKUAS 3 LT. PHASE Seen from ADBC Redcastle Hide -- plus
68 COMMON TERNS , 10 ARCTIC TERNS - SANDERLINGS 6 ( Return migration )
COMMON SCOTER 4 GANNETS 120

July 15th. 10am. COMMON SANDPIPER 24 ( Return Migration ) 3 GREEN SHANKS - 15 DUNLIN - I OSPREY ALL PRESENT ON THE LURGIES MONTROSE BASIN

JULY 15TH 1400HRS. CORN BUNTINGS 7 Seen between Boghead Farm and Seafield Farm N.O. 674456

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Re: JULY 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby stevendoig » Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:09 pm

Saw my first Crossbills today.

3 at Tarfside, Glen Esk.

Pretty dull plumage, does that mean they're female or is there a huge variation?


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