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AUG. 28TH WHEATEARS -

Postby Bob McCurley » Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:31 pm

Aug. 28th. 1400hrs. WHEATEARS 11 SEEN ON BARRY BUDDON IN LIGHTHOUSE AREA
AUTUMN MIGRATION IS UNDER WAY !

Aug. 28th. 12noon COMMON SCOTER 40 IN CARNOUSTIE BAY OFF BUDDON NESS

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Postby Michael Morphy » Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:38 pm

28 August 2008

Raft of around 200 Red breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, and a raft of about 30 Common Scoter on Montrose Bay off Kinnaber. Small flocks of Dunlin (20), Sanderling (10-20) and Ringed Plover (c. 8) feeding on the shore and Sandwich Terns feeding offshore.

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Postby Neil Young » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:23 pm

120+ Canada geese seen leaving Backwater reservoir last night (27th) - very impressive. Has anyone else seen these birds? Can't remember seeing this many of this species around here.

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CANADA GEESE SIGHTING

Postby Bob McCurley » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:02 pm

Ref. Neil.s previous posting --

I saw approx the same number of Canada Geese in the Loch of Lintrathen area on Saturday 23rd. August

Canada Geese go up to the Moray Firth area to moult each year and pass thru Angus , but I have never seen so many in th past as this year . Bob

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Re: AUGUST 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby mike.nicoll » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:11 am

Canada Geese-75 Loch of Lintrathen,23/08/2008.
at same time, 110 near Peel Farm.None at these sites on 24/08/2008.
c.120 Backwater on 24/08/2008.
There was a Kingfisher at Lintrathen on 23/08/2008.

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Ruddy Shelduck at Loch of Lintrathen 29/08/08 a.m.

Postby HarryB » Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:16 pm

Stuart Green confirms the Ruddy Shelduck which he found earlier this week at Loch of Lintrathen, was still in the north-west corner of the loch this morning.
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Postby Michael Morphy » Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:18 pm

About 10 Canada Geese spotted roosting on an island towards the estuary of the North Esk on 28 August

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Postby keith hendrie » Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:00 pm

Bonapartes Gull, Black Tern and a .... possible.... Sabines Gull at Scurdie Ness Lighthouse this afternoon, 13.30- 14.30.

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AUG. 29TH . WHEATEARS

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:01 pm

Aug, 29th . WHEATEARS 14 AT GAYFIELD ARBROATH TODAY 1440PM

THIS SIGHTING WAS REPORTED BY CLUB MEMBER MICKEY MELLON

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Postby davew » Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:58 pm

Backwater at 11.45am Friday 29/08/08, Dave Winter.

Ruddy Shelduck on grassy spit below far end car park with 100+ Canada geese, Great Crested Grebe also present, three Ravens flew over.

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Friday 29th August 2008 - Osprey, Peregrine

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:40 pm

Date & Time: Friday 29th August 2008
Species: Osprey, Peregrine
Details: An Osprey on its usual tree perch out on the Montrose Basin from the old pier at 9:00am til 10:15 at least.
An immature Peregrine threw up the waders and gulls at 10:00am and settled on the low tide mud after unsuccesful hunt over basin.

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Aug. 30th. WHITE TAILED SEA EAGLE - SOOTYS- MANXIES

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:38 pm

Aug. 30th 1400hrs. WHITE TAILED SEA EAGLE JUV. 1

SEEN , AT SEATON OF USAN FARM IN FIRST FIELD NORTH OF THE FARM AT GRID REF. N.O. 725 549
BIRD WAS SITTING ON A FENCE POST BESIDE THE GATE IN THE FIELD - ONLY 200YDS FROM THE FARM BUILDING

IN A SHORT SEA WATCH FROM FISHTOWN OF USAN - 4 MANX SHEARWATER - 1 SOOTY SHEARWATER AND A BONXIE ALL GOING NORTH WERE SEEN .

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Delayed report on Sea Eagle sighting today 30/08/08

Postby HarryB » Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:44 pm

Apologies to ADBC grapevine members for the delay in putting out Bob's message re-Sea Eagle at Fishtown of Usan.
I'd lost my phone and found it at 16.00.
Really sorry about the delay on this one.
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Forfar Loch

Postby Dave Adam » Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:12 pm

Osprey fishing with fresh catch giving itself a shake down - missed the plunge. Several Kingfisher- juveniles present. Lots of Dabchick,Tufted Duck, Heron -juveniles present, one Buzzard. Couple of scrapping Coots and a Moorhen joining in the punch up! I think a female Smew-no bins as I was in the kayak,maybe male Ruddy Duck.

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Re: AUGUST 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Kevin Thomson » Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:47 pm

Peel Farm, lintrathen: 60 canada geese,8 barnacle geese, and 1 ruddy shellduck. All on small pond in field by farm. 12:20 pm

Osprey seen leaving lintrathen with a fresh catch. Only 4 canada geese and one barnacle on loch.

Backwater, around 2pm, ruddy shelduck seen again flying off towards far end of loch in a group of around 10 canada geese Failed to find it within next hour.

Osprey also flying over backwater but didn't hang around as rain came in.

NB:Found what looked like a swarovski lens cover lying on path to old hide, lintrathen, left above door inside old hide.

Happy birding,

Kev T
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Postby gus guthrie » Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:48 pm

LINTRATHEN LOCH
kingfisher, little grebes, great crested grebes, long-tailed tits, 3 great spotted woodpeckers,4 jays and a flock of goldcrests + osprey this morning at 7 am all at old hide.
short-eared owl in fields just outside Kingoldrum at approx. 7pm.
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Sea Eagle at Fishtown noon 31/08/08

Postby HarryB » Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:55 pm

Sea Eagle again; north of Fishtown of Usan, this midday.
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Postby Nicola Main » Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:49 pm

Crombie Country Park - 11.30-1.30pm. Kingfisher, Little Grebes, Mute Swans, Mallards, Coot, Moorhen, Mistle Thrushes, Coal Tits, Goldcrests, Robins and Grey Wagtails. Other wildlife included Common Darter dragonfly, Common Hawker dragonfly, Peacock and Red Admiral butterflies and baby frogs.

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Forfar Loch Sunday 31/08/08

Postby joncook » Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:33 pm

Male Ruddy Duck found by Dave Adam showing well between leisure centre and observation platform at 12.30 today.
No sign of Smew though.

Jon


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