23 - NOVEMBER 2011 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

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Re: NOVEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby mike.nicoll » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:52 pm

Barn Owl, 1 at Colliston Mill, 0500hrs 21/11/2011. Unfortunately I didn't see it till I was on top of it and wiped it out.
Curiously it was sitting on the road with it's back to me and was virtually invisible in the orangey glow of the Colliston
street lights. It may have been dazed from a previous impact.

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NOVEMBER 2011 Great White Egret, Montrose Basin

Postby joncook » Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:55 pm

Have just received a report with excellent photographs from Forth Valley RSPB Group of a Great White Egret seen from the Wigeon hide on Monday 21st. Could still be around?
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Re: NOVEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby richardblackburn » Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:09 pm

Loch of Kinnordy - Tuesday 22nd Nov (pm)

On the paths were seen Bullfinch, Siskin, a Goldcrest, a Lesser Redpoll, Robin, Coal-Blue-Great Tits, Chaffinches, and a Treecreeper. At one point the treecreeper flew to land on a trunk immediatly in front of us.

On the water were Greylag geese, 2 White fronted Geese, Tufted Ducks, Goldeneye, Whooper and Mute Swans, Teal, Wigeon, Lapwings, Shoveller, Gadwall.

Also had a nice fly by from a Buzzard.

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Thursday 24th November 2011 - Waxwing

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:13 pm

Date & Time: Thursday 24th November 2011 - 2:00pm
Species:  Waxwing
Details: At 2:00pm another couple of Waxwings briefly in private garden down Gowan Rigg, Forfar. Flew westerly.

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Nov. 24th SMEWS - WHITEFRONTS

Postby Bob McCurley » Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:34 pm

NOV. 24TH. 10-30AM. SMEW 2 Male and Female -At Loch of Kinnordy from both Gullery and East Hides - News of this circulated to ADBC members via Text Mobile Contact System

NOV. 24TH. 10AM . WHITEFRONTED GEESE 9 In Field below Egno Moss NO 3553 In company with small Greylag flock

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Re: NOVEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Michael Morphy » Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:53 pm

25th November 2011. Kinnaber, Montrose.
A single Snow Bunting on the sand dunes.

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Wryneck, Panbride, Fri 25 November

Postby GYarnell » Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:17 pm

Moving into and flying out of tree on north side of road at NO 575 358. First I've ever seen so cannot be sure but saw and heard it.

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Re: NOVEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Gordon Linton » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:29 pm

Kinnordy Loch

Friday 25/11/2011 2.30pm Greylag, Mute & Whoopers, Teal & a pair of Snipe on the Island off Gullery hide.

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26th NOVEMBER 2011 Hooded Crow Panbride

Postby joncook » Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:15 pm

Hooded Crow flying west over fields south of Panbride 12.30pm today.
No sign of Wryneck.
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Re: NOVEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:25 pm

male and female smew on Kinnordy Loch today, mainly from East Hide, though female did come onto bogbean in front of gullery hide. 3 White-fronted Geese also present , tend to stay near the greylags.
Goldeneye, Wigeon, Teal, Tufted Duck , Gadwall, Shoveller and Mallard present and 25+ Whoopers too.
Smaller birds include Bullfinch, GS Woodpecker, Treecreeper, Lesser Redpoll, Siskin,Goldcrest, Reed Bunting and Long-tailed Tit.

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Re:27 NOVEMBER 2011Whooper swans Anniston

Postby Roy Adamson » Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:53 am

1 mute swan with 3 cygnets alongside a pair of whooper swans with 4 young on irrigation pond near Anniston mill 10.30am

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Re: NOVEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Ian Hay » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:53 pm

http://www.birdforum.net/attachment.php ... 1322495660

Saw this high up an angus glen. What do you think Dodgy Buzzard or Rough Legged? looked light in flight and quite harrier like. Very poor photo due to big crop and poor light.

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Re: NOVEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Charles Rough » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:51 am

male smew still present at kinnordy east hide monday 28/11

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Re: NOVEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Ian Hay » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:28 pm

Chris

Not white enough for snowy even for a non birder.

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Re: NOVEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:38 pm

29 Nov 2011 Male Snow Bunting on the airfield of RM Condor 11am. Our first record of this species on camp

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Re: 'Light' Buzzard photo

Postby Dave Adam » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:15 pm

chris wrote:Ian

Interesting 'light Buzzard' photo. How light did it look in flight & could it be mistaken for a female/imm Snowy Owl, do you think?

Was it taken anywhere near Glen Isla?

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Just a thought is this a Rough Legged Buzzard, see pic below.
http://www.birdguides.com/iris/pictures ... 325502&v=0
I think they vary quite a bit in plumage.

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Re: NOVEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Ian Hay » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:07 am

Looks like the concensus is dodgy Buzzard. Chris sorry about lack of location info, if it had been something better I would of had a word with the keeper, he has asked that I do not bring to much attention to the site.

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Re: NOVEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Nicola Main » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:44 pm

At Loch of Kinnordy RSPB reserve today among the usual commoner birds my partner and I saw the female and male Smew from the East hide. They tended to stay near the eastern corner of the water and would disappear and reappear continually. Also dozens of female Goldeneye and a single male which started displaying to them.


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