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Bob McCurley
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March 22nd. SAND MARTINS

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:16 pm

March 22nd. 1430pm. SAND MARTINS 4 On Island Pond - Monikie Country Park - Dundee NO. 506380

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Postby Charles Rough » Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:27 am

single male wheatear on the clifftop path walk between arbroath and auchmithie,100,s of kittiwakes now on ledges plus guilemots/razorbills, 2 puffins,shags,i seem to be seeing more cormorants pairing off here than i used to, i also had kestrel/yellowhammer/linnit/curlew/great black backed gull/fulmar/skylark

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Postby gus guthrie » Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:25 pm

White-fronted goose still present this afternoon at 2.30pm swimming with Greylags.

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Postby burnie » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:01 pm

A dozen plus,Corn Buntings on the edge of Inverkeilor this evening,several yellowhammers too.

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Postby Mickey Mellon » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:36 pm

24/03/2010 Condor east 626430 pair Kestrels hunting over their nest area

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March 24th SEA EAGLE - GREENSHANKS- PUFFIN

Postby Bob McCurley » Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:33 pm

March 24th. 10-45 a.m. SEA EAGLE Sighting reported in Bonnyton Farm area at N.O. 656 558

March 24th. 11-15 a.m. GREENSHANKS 4 Seen from Montrose Basin Centre Viewing Window +8 TREE SPARROWS

March 24th. 1400hrs. PUFFIN Seen at Auchmithie Harbour area

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Postby Mickey Mellon » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:29 pm

27/03/2010 St Vigeans grid 638433 Blackbird carrying a mouthful of worms into bushes. Grid
616439 Condor West I reported a breeding male had been killed flying into window. Good news is that another male has moved in and was heard hammering away at 0800 this morning. Will keep checking for breeding

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Loch of Kinnordy, March 27th

Postby Hannah Morton » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:25 pm

Sea eagle seen flying west from Kinnordy around 2.30pm

Osprey pair at reserve

Male marsh harrier seen a couple of times.

Still some whoopers present, along with mute swan, teal, gadwall, shoveler, wigeon, tufted duck, pair of goosander, lapwing, 2 pair redshank. Water rail calling.

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Postby davew » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:33 pm

By Dave Winter - Sunday 28th March 2010

Kinnordy - Osprey fishing, Water Rail flew across the front of Gullery hide.

Backwater - First of the year Meadow Pipits on the grass at the first car park - summer plumaged Black Throated Diver seen from the far car park.

Kilry - Fieldfares and Redwings in field side of the road.

Peregrine at nest site in the glens.

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Postby Allan Hall » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:53 pm

Near Kinnordy 2 male Ospreys this afternoon

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Postby Alex Smith » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:23 am

March 27 12.00 - 16.00 Glenuig

Oystercatchers , Lapwing , Curlew , Red Legged Partridge , Buzzard , Wheatear , at least 50 Fieldfare

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March 29th. OSPREY- WHEATEAR- SLAVONIAN GREBE -VELVET SCOTE

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:55 pm

March 29th 9-30am. OSPREY 1 at Loch of Kinnordy -

March 29th 10-30a.m. WHEATEAR 1 Male At Murton Wildlife Centre - Forfar

March 29th 12-30pm. SLAVONIAN GREBE 1 At Lunan Bay - from ADBC. Redcastle Hide

March 29th 1300hrs.pm. VELVET SCOTER 1 plus 35 COMMON SCOTER from ADBC Redcastle Hide

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Postby RAB » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:58 pm

Chiffchaff today, in Cliffburn Gulley, Arbroath.

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Postby Charles Rough » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:06 pm

1 brambling on the feeders at kinnordy today,roughly 40 whoopers still present,also had my first opspey of the year
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Postby DMKS » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:39 am

Hi all, can someone give details of the new hide at St Cyrus (as reported in "basin views") Directions on how to get to it and how to obtain key/code to gain entry? Many thanks.

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Postby Allan Hall » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:37 pm

Roundyhill. Male Brambling on the feeders in the garden today.

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Postby stevendoig » Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:06 pm

Single brambling on feeders in my parents garden, Lunanhead. 1200.

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Re: March 2010 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Barry Farquharson » Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:17 pm

Seen from the 8X bus en route Ninewells at around 8am at the large 'pool' in a field near the Highland Coos on Riverside Drive, Dundee past the airport along towards Invergowrie, were a larger variety than usual - lots of Oystercatchers, some Curlews, a small group of smaller waders (Redshank?), a couple of Shelduck, some woodpigeons and some Black Headed Gulls and a few crows. On the way back tonight the smaller waders (probably Redshank) were into double figures (at least 20, I'd say). Usually see a pair of Mute Swans and the odd Mallard there, and have seen Dunlin there in the past. Apologies for the vagueness but the driver had his foot down, as its a long straight at that point, but I always make a point of having a look to see what's there.
Worth a wee look if you're passing on foot/cycle, or park in Invergowrie and walk along.


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