17 - MAY 2009 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

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May 20th 9-45p.m. WOODCOCK- BARN OWL

Postby Bob McCurley » Wed May 20, 2009 10:17 pm

May 20th 9-45pm. WOODCOCK Seen Roding along Redroofs Road - Montreathmont Forest

May 20th. 10-30 p.m. BARN OWL Seen at Easthaven , hunting along railway track field area .

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Re: MAY 2009 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby keith hendrie » Fri May 22, 2009 4:39 pm

There was a possible Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler at a the small pond at Balgove this morning. The bird was heard and seen in the scrub to the left of the stream, just before the willow tree.
Looking just like a Grasshopper warbler but with rusty-red rump and wings, cant figure it to be anything else!
Proving VERY ELUSIVE.

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REPORT OF PALLAS'S GRASSHOPPER WARBLER

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri May 22, 2009 7:46 pm

May 21st 12 noon till 13 25pm Previously reported Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler: I responded to the report of this bird, but no sign of bird in an hour and a half's search.

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Spotted crake/s Loch of Kinnordy

Postby simonbusuttil » Sat May 23, 2009 8:25 am

One calling weakly in front of swamp hide at 1030 and another (or the same) several hundred m to the west at 2am. the latter from Hannah Morton - the site manager. I enjoy a good whipping.

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Satuday 23rd May 2009 - Little Ringed Plover, Cuckoo

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun May 24, 2009 7:01 am

Date & Time: Satuday 23rd May 2009
Species: Little Ringed Plover, Cuckoo
Details: A Little Ringed Plover was seen today at an Angus GP. Also up Glen Lethnot 2x Cuckoo were heard.

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Tree Sparrows 24th May 2009

Postby Roy Adamson » Sun May 24, 2009 5:47 pm

Tree Sparrows successfully fledged from our garden nest box again this year. Four or possibly five young.

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Re: MAY 2009 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby RAB » Sun May 24, 2009 5:52 pm

Wood Warbler singing - Glen Esk. Bird was in Birch Woodland, about 2 miles past Tarfside heading up the Glen, on right hand side just after left turn to Dalbrack. (Grid Ref. 470786)

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May 24th. SUMMER MIGRANTS. / GLEN ESK. LOCH LEE

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun May 24, 2009 6:25 pm

May 24th. 10-15a.m. to 1615hrs. COMMON REDSTARTS 4 TREE PIPITS 1 CUCKOO 2 OSPREY 1 COMMON SANDPIPER 3 DIPPER 1 RING OUZEL 2 BULLFINCH 2 -GREY WAGTAILS 2 SISKIN 2 TREE CREEPER 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER 3 KESTREL 1 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER 1 MISTLE THRUSH 6 SONG THRUSH 3 REDPOLL 1 SWIFT 2

Above all seen on Angus and Dunde Bird Club outing to Glen Esk / Loch Lee

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Re: MAY 2009 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby davew » Mon May 25, 2009 6:02 pm

Monday the 25th May 2009 - Dave Winter - Backwater Dam

Summer Plumaged Black Throated Diver, about 3/4 up the loch - probably the only bird on the water - 3.00pm.

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May 24th MARSH HARRIER

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue May 26, 2009 8:21 am

May 24th 12-30pm. MARSH HARRIER Female RSPB Loch of Kinnordy Reserve Kirriemuir

Showing well at intervals from Gullery Hide -- OSPREY Also seen visiting Reserve.

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Water Rail with 3 young at Lurgies Tuesday 26/05/09

Postby HarryB » Tue May 26, 2009 3:26 pm

At least 2 adult Water Rail at The Lurgies today. One adult with 3 young and at least one other, calling further away from the family group.
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27th MAY 2009 - Montrose Basin (Lurgies) Sightings

Postby Grant Balfour » Thu May 28, 2009 8:37 am

At the Lurgies from 19:00-21:00. Tide going out.

Lesser Black-backed Gull (1) & 2nd Summer Lesser Black-backed Gull (1).
Great Black-backed Gull (1)
Red Breasted Merganser (1pr)
Redshank (4)
Common Tern (2)
Mallard - 1 female with 3 juveniles & another with 9 juveniles.

Linnet (5) - in a gorse bush.
Reed Bunting - 3 males in the reed bed.

Marsh Harrier (1) - quite far off, but it was probably a juvenile as the wings were completely dark.

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Re: MAY 2009 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Nicola Main » Thu May 28, 2009 10:14 am

One Peregrine flew above my head while I was in the garden at 9.20pm yesterday. The Swifts started to divebomb it and it made its way to the Mackays Jam factory tower to harass the feral pigeons over there.

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Thursday 28th May 2009 - Marsh Harrier, Osprey

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu May 28, 2009 5:19 pm

Date & Time: Thursday 28th May 2009 - 2:30pm
Species: Marsh Harrier, Osprey
Details: A female Marsh Harrier showing well from Kinnordy Gullery Hide today this afternoon.
Also 3x Ospreys at the same time flying over.

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Common Crane in north west of Montrose Basin 28/05/09 (20.0

Postby HarryB » Thu May 28, 2009 8:55 pm

A Common Crane at Wigeon Hide, Montrose Basin this evening (28/05/09)
Chris McGuigan found and reported this bird around 20.00 and it moved northwest into the north west corner corner of the Basin about 20.40.
Up to that point, it could be seen from Old Montrose Pier.
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Re: Loch of Kinnordy

Postby Hannah Morton » Fri May 29, 2009 10:00 am

As well as a young female marsh harrier being seen almost daily now at Kinnordy along with Osprey, there are also water rail calling from right next to the Gullery hide, and there have been a few folk fortunate enough to see them as well.
I have also had a report of a water vole seen from the same hide, so please keep your eyes peeled and please let me know if your lucky enough to get a glimpse.
Hannah

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May 29th LONG EARED OWL

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri May 29, 2009 3:39 pm

May 29th 11-30am. LONG EARED OWL 1 On view from the Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre Window . Very close

and giving great views of this nocturnal hard to see Bird .

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Re: MAY 2009 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby jimcobb » Sat May 30, 2009 5:21 pm

3 BLACK TERNS TODAY AT KINNORDY LOCH(2-3.30pm) FROM GULLERY HIDE JIM&JEAN COBB

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Balgavies Loch, 30 MAY 2009

Postby Grant Balfour » Sat May 30, 2009 8:53 pm

At the hide from 19:00-20:30

Two Ospreys. The smaller (male?) has a ring on the left leg. Colour green with letters BF.
Pair of Mute Swans with 8 cygnets.
Greylag Geese (30). Gadwall (1 female). Reed Bunting (3). Willow Warbler (1). Swifts (c10 flying around in one group). Swallows. Sand Martins.


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