7 - JULY 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

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mike.nicoll
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Re: JULY 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby mike.nicoll » Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:48 am

Another 4 Crossbills at Edzell Woods,13/07/2008

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July 17th. MANX SHEARWATERS -- ARCTIC SKUAS

Postby Bob McCurley » Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:25 pm

July 17th. 3-45pm. MANX SHEARWATERS 30 - ARCTIC SKUAS 1 LT. PHASE AND 1 DARK PHASE

Seen in Carnoustie Bay off Barry Buddon today - Also in Bay were 100.s of GUILLIMOTS AND RAZORBILLS

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Tree Sparrows - Craigmill Den 18th July

Postby joncook » Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:23 pm

1 adult feeding 1 juvenile 4pm

also pair of Kingfishers said by 2 walkers to have flown downstream about 3pm

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July 20th. SOOTY SHEARWATERS - WHIMBREL

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Jul 20, 2008 7:32 pm

July 20th. 1430PM. SOOTY SHEARWATERS 3 Nth. Off shore at Victoria Park Esplanade Arbroath
Also there - WHIMBREL 1

July 20th 1200PM. MANX SHEARWATERS 3 From A.D.B.C, Redcastle Hide Lunan Bay
Also seen from Hide 350 COMMON TERNS 64 ARCTIC TERNS , 38 SANDWICH TERNS BONXIE 1

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Spotted Redshanks and Greenshanks at Montrose Basin

Postby HarryB » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:44 pm

Today, 20th July, at high tide (about 16:00) there was a Spotted Redshanks and 4 Greenshanks on Lady Erskine's Bank. That is the area of the little high tide island opposite The Lurgies as you walk upstream towards The Slunks. Also there, were 16 Black-tailed Godwits and 22 Dunlin. 16 0f these were in breeding plumage. Also 149 Lapwing.
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Fishtown of Usan

Postby srgreen » Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:40 pm

Sunday 20th July, 2008. 3 hours from 1430hrs onwards - Storm Petrel 2 north, including one lingering for c-10 minutes feeding close inshore, Sooty Shearwater 1 north, Manxie 82 north, Bonxie 15 north and 3 south, Arctic Skua 8 north and 4 south. Cheers, SRG

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Lurgies - Green Sandpiper

Postby Grant Balfour » Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:48 pm

Tuesday 22nd July 1600-1700

Green Sandpiper (1)
Black Tailed Godwit (3)
Whooper Swan (1) - on Lady Erskine's Bank
A few Dunlin and Common Sandpiper.
Female Red Breasted Merganser with 3 very young juveniles
Osprey seen twice above the basin. On the second sighting it had a fish

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July 24th LITTLE GULLS - KNOT

Postby Bob McCurley » Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:03 pm

July 24th. 10am. LITTLE GULLS 35 Mostly Adults
On foreshore hehind 10 Pin Bowling Alley - ARBROATH -
Also there RED KNOT 2 in Full breeding Plumage , just back from Breeding grounds !

July 24th. 1300hrs. BLACKCAP 1 Female - WILLOW WARBLERS 5 , GREY WAGTAIL 1
IN Craigmill Den Carnoustie N.O. 578355 23 Species seen in Den today

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July 25th. COMMON SCOTER- LITTLE GULLS

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:14 pm

July 25th 1800hrs. COMMON SCOTER 120 LITTLE GULLS 35 IN CARNOUSTIE BAY OFF BARRY BUDDON

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July 27th SPOTTED REDSHANK - GREAT AND ARCTIC SKUAS

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:35 pm

July 27th. 9-30a.m. SPOTTED REDSHANK JUV. 1 ON LURGIES . MONTROSE BASIN N.O. 676577

July 27th. 12030pm. GREAT SKUAS 2 ARCTIC SKUA 1 LT/PHASE 1 at Lunan Bay Seen from
ADBC, Redcastle Hide Lunan Bay

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Reed Bunting

Postby Dave Adam » Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:15 pm

Nice male Reed Bunting singing at the boat marina, Forfar Loch. Couple of Dabchicks diving.

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Re: JULY 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby K Hall » Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:35 pm

Various on Montrose Basin, 30th July: Mute Swans 206, Whooper Swans 1, Greenshanks 6, Common Sandpipers 14, Pink-footed Geese 3, Whimbrel 1. All seen from The Lurgies/Slunks area.

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Water Rail at Curlie Pond, Montrose. Wed 30/07/08

Postby HarryB » Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:56 pm

Yesterday, on the Curlie Pond, in Montrose, a Water Rail was seen feeding in the reeds amongst Coots and Moorhens at 721588 (at the edge of the golf course)
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