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13 - JANUARY 2019 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:11 am

Angus Bird Sightings for JANUARY 2019

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Re: JANUARY 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:51 pm

AGV:
Tuesday 1st January:
little egret at denfind pond monikie and green sandpiper pn island pond near jetty. 13.50pm GMS

Red kite circling over fields at Meikle Cossans farm Glamis at 12.30pm. Les Scott

AGV:
Tuesday 1st January:
Spotted Redshank still in Invergowrie Bay, Dundee. 13.15pm.
Tim Gulson

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Re: JANUARY 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:20 pm

AGV:
Thursday 3rd January:
c40 waxwings with a similar number of fieldfare opposite the Cutty Sark, just west of the DC Thompson works on Dundee Kingsway 12.50pm.
GMS

AGV:
Thursday 3rd January:
Spotted redshank still at riverside np from hide 14.40.
Jon Cook


Update news received:
50 or so, with more flying in, still at or around Cuttie Sark pub on Kingsway. Very flighty but feeding on rowans on same side as pub. 2.45 pm. Jim Cook

Flock of waxwings + redwings top of tree Eastern Cemetry near Lidl, Dundee. Dropping down to get Yew berries 3 pm
Brian Sturrock

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Postby Alex Shepherd » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:20 pm

"White Gull", thought to be the leucist, now 1st winter Herring Gull seen previously at West Links. Offshore from the platform at Elliot at 1535 today. Around 300-400 gulls roosting at Elliot mouth and one Short-eared Owl reported by photographers on golf course.

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3rd JANUARY 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby joncook » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:36 pm

Spotted Redshank still present at Invergowrie Bay/Riverside NP from hide 14.40pm

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Re: JANUARY 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:54 pm

AGV:
Friday 4th January:
Still c50 Waxwings on Kingsway East opposite DC Thompson on tall trees with mixed thrushes. 11.30am.
Gus

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Re: JANUARY 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:28 pm

Friday, 4th January 2019.

Spotted Redshank still near metal hide at Riverside at 1145, tide rising then. Be aware, many trees obscuring the hide view.

Green Sandpiper still between anglers building/pier and island on Island Pond at Monikie, 1333.

Black Redstart seen briefly on sewage works roof at Inchcape Park after being flushed again from the beach, 1500hrs.

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Re: JANUARY 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Nicola Main » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:12 pm

Kinnordy Loch = 26 Whooper Swans, Mallard, Wigeon, Teal, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Goosander, female Hen Harrier behind reedbed, Snipe. A lot of ice on loch outside Gullery Hide East Hide was best for viewing wildfowl.

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Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:12 pm

Jan 5th Male Blackcap at Mac Kinnon Centre Broughty Ferry at 3 pm on Cotoneaster Tree on Right hand side as you enter car park , in company with Redwings - --Juvenile SPARROW HAWK showing well in Eastern cemetery along with 2 Magpies

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Re: JANUARY 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:30 pm

Reported today on BirdGuides.

"Black Redstart", Arbroath. "one on the pitch today at Gayfield". must have been a late substitute resulting in Arbroath's 1-0 win over Brechin!

Wigeon Hide: Little Egret on scrape, later in the cattle field at the Lurgies. 77 Pintails from the hide and a Dunlin murmuration, also a Sparrowhawk bathing in the Mill Burn. No Twite seen.

Pintail pair, https://www.flickr.com/photos/137390807@N03/31678183617/in/dateposted-public/

Dunlin murmuration, https://www.flickr.com/photos/137390807@N03/31678201507/in/dateposted-public/


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Re: JANUARY 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Stephen Appleton » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:18 pm

Eastern Cemetery (also in trees opposite Aldi), Dundee; 5th January 2019, 13:00-13:30:
50+ Waxwings, 50+ Redwings, Mistle Thrushes, Fieldfare, Sparrowhawk (male)

Also, in response to post towards end last year; magpie seen in cemetery today and quite a number seen though Angus & Dundee in recent months. 12 years ago we arrived in Scotland from SE England, there was a noticable lack of Magpies (as well as a pleasing peace with no Ring Necked Parakeets). Magpies have certianly been increasing in number over the last few years in this region; 6 or 7 seen in single field in last couple of weeks between Tealing and Auchterhouse. That's in addition to several other sightings. Magpies have also been seen for several years in the Friary gardens in Dundee (corner of City Road & Tulideph Road).

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Re: JANUARY 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Jean Cobb » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:59 pm

Little egret at Denfind pond,Monikie. Jim

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Re: JANUARY 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:40 am

AGV:
Thursday 10th January:
Glossy Ibis in flight and seen to land near northbound side of A90 approx half a mile north of Kirriemuir / Forfar junction at 9.10am.
Rob NN


Also received:
little egret, Monifieth beach.
David Jamieson.

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Thursday 10th January 2019 - Waxwings

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:13 pm

Date & Time: Thursday 10th January 2019 - 2:00pm
Species: Waxwing
Details: 9x Waxwings at 2:00pm briefly feeding on berries and fly catching from trees on Eddie avenue and opposite on Trinity fields crescent, Brechin.

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Re: JANUARY 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Jim Carter » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:48 pm

10 January 2019
Heard a blackbird singing in Traill Terrace, Montrose at c.1645hrs tonight. Is this quite early in the year? Also saw a Common Buzzard fly from conifers on Montrose South Links this morning. (much bigger than sparrowhawk) Quickly chased by herring gulls.

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Re: JANUARY 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:30 pm

Arbroath Golf Course,1600, 12/1/2019.
One Short-eared Owl hunting at Hatton end of course

Backwater Dam, 11/1/2019.
Approximately 30 Common Crossbills moved through trees at the dam car park, 1115 Friday morning.

Lintrathen,1210 Friday on elevated hide path, 12 Common Crossbills.

Kinnordy, 1300 Friday, two Bramblings at feeders.

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Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:42 pm

Craig Mill Den -Carnoustie -- 1 BUZZARD - 1 GOLDCREST -- FLOCK OF 30 LINNETS- FLOCK OF 13 WOOD PIGEONS - 1 ROBIN - 10 ROOKS - 2 MALLARDS-

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Re: JANUARY 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:54 pm

White-fronted Goose still with Greylags at Murton, also hybrid and Pink-footed. Best viewed during worker's lunch break! (flushed by noise).

Bank of Scotland Hide. 2 Little Egrets, 1 Water Rail and 9 Black-tailed Godwits. No Kingfisher.

Brothock Burn, beach to E&O Fish, 2 Dippers together, 2 separate Grey Wagtails and a Grey Heron.

No sign of Black Redstart, in or outside Gayfield or the beach at Inchcape, Arbroath.
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Re: JANUARY 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Ron Mitchell » Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:50 pm

White-tailed Eagle on Montrose Basin 11.30ish, only stay for 5 mins. Looked like a juvenile I could not see any wing tags or rings.

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Re: JANUARY 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:01 pm

Elliot marshes, Arbroath, 18/1/2019, 1428hrs.

1 Jack Snipe on platform pond, Arbroath side of railway crossing, also probable second one, and between both seaward side of railway and golf course marshes, 22 Common Snipe. Also 2 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting, Sanderling and gulls. Wellies or waders required.

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Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:25 am

Monthly Rota count at Montreathmont Forest Hide on behalf of ADBC Bird Club produced - 3 REDPOLLS - 2 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER-
4 SISKIN- 1 BRAMBLING - 3 CHAFFINCH - 2 DUNNOCKS - 2 YELLOWHAMMERS - 2 ROBINS - 2 BLACKBIRDS - 2 GOLDFINCH- LONG TAILED TIT - COAL TIT- BLUE TIT - GREAT TIT - 4 CROSSBILLS on way up to hide -

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Re: JANUARY 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:40 pm

East Haven, 19/1/2019, 1235 hrs
Little Egret in the ditch at the car park today, unlikely to stay around on a better, busier day. Flew towards Craigmill, could be the Monikie one?

Arbroath Cliffs, 17 Fulmars sitting on the sea off the Mariners Grave, 23 Purple Sandpipers at Whiting Ness.

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Re: JANUARY 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:31 am

Text received:
Sunday 20th January:
0645hrs Barn Owl flew across intersection of B9128 and B978 near North Draffin Farm.
Chris and Val Browne

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Re: JANUARY 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Jean Cobb » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:55 am

1 little egret over Elliot,Saturday 19th.Jan.c11.30am. Jim Cobb

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Re: JANUARY 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Dean Prow » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:41 pm

Victoria Park, Arbroath. 16:14

Black redstart, found just by the hut/seating area.

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Re: JANUARY 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:29 pm

Rossie Spit, Montrose Basin, 22/1/2019, 1300 hrs

Good numbers of waders, including 40+ Black-tailed Godwits, Knot, Dunlin, Curlew, Oystercatcher and 22 Shovelers. Big numbers of other ducks all briefly flushed by a Peregrine.

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Re: JANUARY 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Alex Shepherd » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:11 pm

Little Egret on the beach in front of the car park at East Haven today at 1345 hrs. 12 Stock Doves in ploughed field to west of village and at Craigmill, same ones.

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Re: JANUARY 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:00 pm

LITTLE EGRET 2 OF AND KINGFISHER ON VIEW FROM MONTROSE BASIN VISITOR CENTRE WINDOW TODAY - GREAT VIEWS

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Re: JANUARY 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:59 pm

Lintrathen Loch 4pm

c.1200 raft of wildfowl, mainly Wigeon & Teal.
also a roost of c. 800 Common Gulls & Herring Gulls.

Kinnordy Loch. 4 Bramblings near feeders

Angus glens this morning;

sub-adult Golden Eagle, Sparrowhawk, Woodcock, Black Grouse, Stonechat, Fieldfare, Raven

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Re: JANUARY 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:16 pm

AGV:
Sunday 27th January:
8 Waxwings at east end Gallagher retail park 11 to 13.00 today per Wendy Irons

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Re: JANUARY 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:12 pm

Eassie to Kirriemuir 9.30pm

3 Barn Owls and a Tawny Owl on my way home from work tonight.

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Re: JANUARY 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby gus guthrie » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:59 pm

Eassie 4pm

At least 20 Brambling in a mixed flock of c150 birds feeding on strip of gamecrop north of Eassie crossroads, also included Yellowhammers, Reed Buntings and Chaffinches.

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Re: JANUARY 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Dean Prow » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:25 pm

6am this morning, long eared owl on fence post 100 yards or so past the left turn to colliston from Letham grange, second time this week on the same post. Barn owl by leysmill

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Re: JANUARY 2019 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

Postby Charles Rough » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:05 am

1 perched barn owl on a post running along drumgeith road in Dundee,9.45pm


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