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20 - AUGUST 2017 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

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Angus Bird Sightings for AUGUST 2017

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Re: AUGUST 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:51 am

AGV:
Tuesday 1st August:
Ad roseate tern on rocks at West Haven, 9.29am
Graham Smith

AGV:
Tuesday 1st August:
Adult roseate tern still on rocks at west haven. 3pm.
Gus Guthrie

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Tuesday 1st August:
Mediterranean gull & adult Little gull on pool in front of Seaside Splash, Arbroath 3.45. Gus Guthrie

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Re: AUGUST 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:09 pm

AGV:
Wednesday 2nd August:
Circa 100 Little Gulls 5.30pm on beach at mouth of Elliot Burn, Arbroath.
Rob NN

AGV:
Wednesday 2nd August:
Ad and juv roseate tern behind pleasureland, arbroath, wed 5.50pm.
Stuart Green

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Re: AUGUST 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:46 pm

Murton, Wood Sandpiper.
Thursday 3rd August 2017.

One juvenile Wood Sandpiper found by Chris McGuigan on Wednesday 2nd was still at Murton this morning although at the far end of the car park pond it could be viewed with binoculars and scopes, it had been much closer. Unfortunately someone walked out on to the scrape to feed the swans this pm and spooked every bird there. Also 3 Dunlin and 2 Common Sandpipers.

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Saturday August 4th WOOD SANDPIPER- MURTON

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:37 pm

AUG. 4TH MURTON RESERVE - WOOD SANDPIPER still present at 4 pm on view from the car park hide -plus 2 DUNLIN on passage

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Sat. August 5th -Barry Buddon- Wheatears 3

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:17 pm

Sat. Aug. 5th Barry Buddon - 3 WHEATEARS at Lighthouse area today on return migration ----- Carnoustie Bay - 300 COMMON SCOTER -

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Re: AUGUST 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:58 pm

Report on BirdGuides of Roseate Tern adult and juv at West Haven 15:00 Sat 5th August
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Re: AUGUST 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:22 pm

Fishtown of Usan

2x black Terns north , late afternoon.

Lots of terns on the move, mainly heading north .
1 Osprey south.

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Re: AUGUST 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:28 pm

Wed 9th Aug,Club Outing. 13 members ventured on today's outing with 1 SOC member. Nothing special but still had a total of 39 species. Some members were disappointed that we could not fine Little Gulls, but with the weather being kind to us every one had an enjoyable day. We were on our feet for nearly 4 hours so think older members like me will be having a very good sleep tonight.

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Re: AUGUST 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:32 pm

Kinnaber Links, Wednesday 9th August 2017, 1000-1430

4 Arctic Skuas chasing Terns and Kittiwakes along the beach in the area of the old salmon bothies. Juvenile Cuckoo behind the dunes being fed by 2 Meadow Pipits between the bothies and river. No sign of Humpback Whale here or at Scurdie Ness where 5 more Skuas flew north, all looked to be Arctics, some photos to check tonight. Large numbers of Terns and Kittiwakes flying north to roost at St Cyrus at high tide.

One of the skuas at Scurdie Ness was a Pomarine, I wonder if it was the one later seen at Girdle Ness.

Photos of an Arctic and the Cuckoo on my blog, https://aberbrothock.blogspot.co.uk/
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Re: AUGUST 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Harry Holbrook » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:02 pm

Thursday 10th, lunchtime, Murton NR: Green Sandpiper from Gladstone Hide; 2x Little Ringed Plovers

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Kinnordy Bio-Blitz - Organised by Anna Jemmet RSPB

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:48 pm

Friday August 11th - Kinnordy Bio-Blitz - Organised by Anna Jemmet RSPB Area Manager - I volunteered to do the bird Species coverage and enjoyed
recording a total of 20 Species the Highlights being Marsh Harriers Male, Female , and 2 Juveniles -- Barn Owl in usual Tree Box- - 1 Red Kite from Swamp Hide- 4 Willow Warblers near /swamp[ Hide- and a Tree Creeper at Feeding station - 25 Mute Swans from Gullery Hide- and a huge gathering of approx 100 plus Sand Martins -- Enjoyed the day immensely -

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Re: AUGUST 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:03 pm

Montrose Basin

2 Kingfishers at Centre
3 Little Egrets at Lurgies as well as at least 2 Kingfishers.

Fishtown of Usan.
1 pale-phase Arctic Skua harrassing Terns & a Whimbrel on rocks

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Saturday August 12th - Webs count at Lunan Bay

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:25 am

Aug. 12th Webs count at Lunan Bay highlights produced - 200 COMMON SCOTER- 207 HERRING GULLS - 40 KITTIEWAKES- 124 COMMON TERN - 65 SANDWICH TERN - 130 BLACK HEADED GULLS - EIDER 18- 10 CORMORANTS- GREAT B.B. GULLS 19 - SHAG 2- BLACK TAILED GODWITS 8-
OYSTERCATCHERS 8- RINGED PLOVER 1- SANDERLINGS 2-
MONTROSE BASIN - 1 KINGFISHER from centre - 600 approx CANADA GEESE from Lurgies- 1 JUV. WATER RAIL -
ARBROATH 10 PIN BOWLING ALLEY FORESHORE , 1 MED ADULT GULL

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Re: AUGUST 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mickey Mellon » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:59 pm

13 Aug 2017 got woken up at 0630 today by Geese flying over. Saw 7 and they sounded like Greylags , but surely this is too early for them.

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Re: AUGUST 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:18 am

AGV:
Sunday 13th August:
0950 Murton. Ruff from Stewart hide far end. Green Sandpiper from bench between hides. 2 LRP car park hide.
I Laird

AGV:
Sunday 13th August:
Roseate Tern ad on rocks north of West Haven. Winter plumage Med Gull at esplanade, Arbroath. 9-10am GMS

AGV:
Sunday 13th August:
Pomarine Skua and at least 4 Arctic Skuas to north of Kinnaber Links. 11.50am
GMS

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Re: AUGUST 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Ian Laird » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:59 am

Re Green Sandpiper Murton having had closer look now think it was dark common.
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Re: AUGUST 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby stevendoig » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:54 pm

FORFAR LOCH

2 Parakeet very vocal at the conifer stand.

1 Spotted Flycatcher near the inch (Never seen one here before)

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Re: AUGUST 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:20 pm

AGV:
Wednesday 16th August:
Montrose Basin Visitor Centre have received an email with photos from a lady (Gilli McCulloch) who lives at Seaton of Usan. This morning she has had an Adult Rosy Starling in her garden. Birder here agrees with ID.
No longer present, seen this morning.
Alison O'Hara


(Bird was Adult. This info was found out much later and was not included in original AGV text)

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Re: AUGUST 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:20 am

AGV:
Saturday 19th August:
Lintrathen loch, old hide at west of loch. Summer plumage Curlew Sandpiper & 2 Dunlin flushed by juv. Peregrine. Also 3 bar-headed geese. 10.00am.
Gus Guthrie

AGV:
Saturday 19th August:
No sign of curlew Sandpiper at 11am but 5 dunlin now present with other waders. 2 crossbill on track to old hide. Also female Merlin chasing meadow pipits on road to Balintore castle. 11.30am
Gus Guthrie

AGV:
Saturday 19th August:
Bonxie and Osprey.
Mains of Usan. 2.30
Neil Black

AGV:
Saturday 19th August:
Still ad and juv roseate terns at Craigmill burn mouth. SRG

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Re: AUGUST 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:19 am

AGV:
Sunday 20th August:
Surf scoter with 150 velvets at north end of Lunan Bay. Seen from Boddin Point. 10am.
GMS

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Re: AUGUST 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:38 pm

AGV:
Thursday 24th August:
Adult roseate tern on rocks at beach between Carnoustie and westhaven as tide came in.
Barry Farquharson

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Re: AUGUST 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby stevendoig » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:11 am

black redstart back at the close next to my shop this morning (r doig and sons montrose high st)

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Re: AUGUST 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:02 pm

AGV:
Friday 25th August:
Quail calling in cereal field at Hilton of Fern. 1pm.
Gus Guthrie

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Re: AUGUST 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:51 pm

AGV:
Sunday 27th August:
2 ruff, 4 LR Plover, tree pipit flying over Lurgies. 10am GMS/KE

AGV:
Sunday 27th August:
Ad roseate tern on rocks between West Haven and Craigmill Burn.
SRG

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Murton Reserve - Ruff- Lapwings -,Arbroath

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:24 pm

Aug. 27th Murton Reserve Forfar - 1 Juvenile Ruff plus 300 Lapwing -- Arbroath Pleasureland Esplanade - 1 Med Gull - 2 Little Gulls

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Barry Buddon - Sightings today 28th

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:51 pm

August 28th - Barry Buddon - " WHEATEARS 2 Near Lighthouse and 2 STONECHATS in main camp area

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Re: AUGUST 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Nicola Main » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:47 am

Possibly last Swift of the year flying over houses near St Vigeans on 27/8/17.

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Re: AUGUST 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:09 pm

AGV:
Wednesday 30th August:
juv black tern with tern flock just south of Arbroath harbour 12.55pm.
GMS

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Re: AUGUST 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Barbara Grimmond » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:30 pm

Mixed flock spent a bit of time in our Monifieth garden this afternoon. Great tits, bluetits, coaltits, longtailed tits, goldcrest,
male blackcap and a small warbler (could not indentify). All four species of tits had a bath, goldcrest tried to get to the pond a few times,
unfortunately we have a net on it because of the herons.

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Re: AUGUST 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:34 pm

AGV:
Thursday 31st August:
Black Tern juvenile still at Inchcape sewage pump area between Signal Tower and Gayfield at 12:30.
Alex Shepherd

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Re: AUGUST 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:02 pm

Lintrathen Loch 4.30pm
from old Hide at west end of loch;

1 Green Sandpiper
1 Greenshank


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