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Angus Bird Sightings for JANUARY 2018
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AGV:
Tuesday 2nd January:
Drake Smew, Kinnordy loch, east end. 9.50am
Gus Guthrie
AGV:
Tuesday 2nd January:
Iceland Gull, sitting at end of breakwater at harbour, Arbroath. 11.20am
Jonathan Pattullo
AGV:
Tuesday 2nd January:
Drake Smew still east end kinnordy, 1230. Water rail and little egret from bank of Scotland hide Montrose earlier.
I Laird and K Grant
Also received today
7 long tailed tits at our Bird table in the garden at Balmadity Farm.
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AGV:
Wednesday 3rd January:
Drake Smew, swamp Hide, kinnordy this morning.
3 little egrets from BOS Hide, Montrose basin.
Doug Milne
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Wednesday 3rd January:
Iceland Gull, Arbroath harbour flew down esplanade then returned to harbour 1515.
Tim Gulson
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Bank of Scotland Hide, 4/1/2018.
1 Little Egret, 3 Water Rail, 2 Kingfisher (male chased off perch by female) and 1 RB Merganser.

Rossie Mills; around 40 Pintails viewable from the roadside at Forfar road junction.

Lurgies; 1 Little Egret, 1 Greenshank, Goldeneye, Teal, Wigeon, 3 Whooper Swan.
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January 5th - 2 LITTLE EGRETS -MONIKIE DENFIND POND

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Friday January 5th -2 LITTLE EGRETS on Denfind Pond , Monikie Country Park along with 2 GREY HERONS
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AGV:
Friday 5th January:
Drake Smew At Kinnordy. Viewed from the Swamp Hide 0920
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Mains of Dun (Shelduck and Wigeon Hide track), Sunday 7/1/2018

Around 127 Twite on wires and visiting feed station at track junction. Also Little Egret in channel in front of Shelduck Hide, Buzzard, Kestrel, Mistle Thrush, Redwing, Greenshank, Redshank, Reed Bunting, Teal and 6 Whooper Swans in cereal field near start.

6 Corn Buntings in tree at Boghead.
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Sunday Jan 7th Craig M,ill Den

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Sunday Jan. 7th - A Walk for "2018 Year Ticks produced - 10 YELLOW HAMMERS on overhead wires , with 1 GOLDFINCH - 1 SONG THRUSH AND 8 ROOKS in Rookery at start of walk on Left hand side- -- I was informed that the Male Smew flew off as Kinnordy is completely frozen over , but worth checking to see if it has returned --
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January 8th FEMALE BLACKCAP at my garden feeders

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FEMALE BLACKCAP at my garden feeders , first visit , but have had visits from MALE BLACKCAP over the last 9 days , a pair ? possibly but unlikely
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2 Little Egrets at Denfind Pond, Monikie on Monday.

2 Little Egrets at Bank of Scotland Hide today, also male Kingfisher being chased around by the female.
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AGV:
Wednesday 10th January:
Kinnordy loch. 4.15pm. Green Woodpecker in pines directly opposite the Gullery Hide then flew east. My 1st one on the reserve.
Gus
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Re: JANUARY 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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3 Little Egrets, Female Kingfisher and 2 Water Rail from the BofS Hide
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AGV:
Friday 12th January:
1pm - kinnordy- bittern flew from reeds near east hide over to the lone pine reeds.
GMS
AGV:
Friday 12th January:
5 waxwings in trees beside Salvation Army Marketgait, Dundee.
I Laird
Also received:
Easthaven. Purple Sandpipers on rocks with Turnstone and Redshank. 11am.
Art Sangster
It may be of interest to members, I saw Brown Hares chasing this morning! First sign of spring?
William Mather
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AGV:
Saturday 13th January:
Bittern flew from east end and landed at back of Loch in front of East hide. 10.20am
Jonathan Pattullo
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Saturday 13th January:
1 of 2 Iceland gulls reported earlier on birdguides at whiting ness, Arbroath still present 15:30.
Jon Cook
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Arbroath, Victoria Park and Whiting Ness, 13/1/2018

Adult and juvenile Iceland Gulls reported at lunchtime today. What looked like the same 1st winter seen previously was sitting on the grass near Whiting Ness around 1400, no sign of the adult and the 1st winter was chased off towards the harbour by a Herring Gull. Also a ringed Great Black-backed Gull 1st winter, X:120 on a yellow ring, reported to ringers.

Arbroath, Inchcape Park/Gayfield, 13/1/2018 - 1130, 43 Purple Sandpipers with Turnstones, Curlew and Oystercatchers on the beach between the 3rd and 4th seats towards Gayfield from the sewage pump station.
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AGV:
Sunday 14th January:
Iceland gull near toilet block, Arbroath esplande. 31 twite at feeding station on way yo wigeon hide, Montrose Basin.
GMS
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ADBC Club Outing from Monifieth to Montrose Basin.

A final tally of 74 birds including 14 wader species, pretty good going despite a bitterly cold wind all day.
Many thanks to those that braved the elements !

Highlights of the day;

Iceland Gull, Twite, Purple Sandpiper, Scaup, Water Rail, Little Egret, Kingfisher, Long-tailed Duck and for me it was Greenfinches...beautiful birds.
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Forgot to post this on Saturday but on that day I had a visit from a male Blackcap who was eating the peanuts in my peanut feeder. First time I've seen one in my garden for years!
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Tuesday: Iceland Gull behind plough in field next to Cliffburn Hotel, Arbroath at 1500. Likely to be still ploughing on Wednesday.

Monday: Long-tailed Ducks, Red-throated Divers and Common Scoters at Lunan Bay.

Rossie Mills, from A934/A92 junction, 9 Scaup, 1 drake Pochard, c70 Pintails and 16 Tufties

Maryton Ditch, Red-breasted Mergansers, Whooper Swans and Little Egret.

Rossie Spit, c60 Black-tailed Godwit, c20 Bar-tailed Godwits, 8 Shoveler, 1 Peregrine, Knot, Dunlin, Redshank, Oystercatcher, Teal, Mallard, Wigeon, Curlew and Lapwing.
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AGV:
Wednesday 17th January:
15.05 Ringtail hen harrier over far reeds from Gullery hide, kinnordy.
Sheila Newcombe
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January 17th Male and Female Blackcaps

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Jan. 17th Both Male and Female BLACKCAPS at my feeders in my garden -both have been visiting over the past 2 weeks - Nicola Main has had Male
Blackcap in her garden in Carnoustie on Saturday past - Daphne Mc Farlane Smith also has had recent visits from a Male Blackcap . Let me know if any other members have had visits and I will make mention in my monthly Angus sightings to Bird Watching Magazine . send to my e-mail address lunanbay2@btinternet.com
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Hey bob, a friend of mine in Forfar has been getting blackcaps regularly in their garden too.
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Blackcaps in Forfar via Mark

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Hi Mark Thanks for your Blackcap info from Forfar friend- Do you know if your friend is getting Male and Female ? I am getting both , the Female for the first time this year - always very welcome --Bob


Hi bob, it is male and female.
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fieldfares in Monifieth

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9.50 am 11 fieldfares in my garden in Monifieth eating apples
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AGV:
Sunday 21st January:
2 green sands at Monikie in ditch going by the castle play area. 9am
GMS
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Sunday 21January:
2 snow buntings in narrow unploughed stubble strip at start of Abroath cliffs walk. 10.40am
GMS
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Sunday 21st January:
2 Snow Buntings on stubble strip in field at start of the cliff path Arbroath Cliffs, 1330. Iceland Gull was around but not currently, 1350.
Alex Shepherd
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Sunday 21st January:
8 Brent geese east of Dighty, Monifieth shore.
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Sunday 21 Jan. 10.05 While doing webs count had Snow Bunting at old Sea Forth sight
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Saturday 20 January 2.00 pm On Montrose Basin walked to the Shelduck Hide and had wonderful view of c. 53 twite in full sunshine on the telegraph wires over the path, and a few more near the junction of the path to both hides. (A member of the local ringing group at the Visitor Centre gave me advice where to look after they have been ringing this flock.)
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Sunday 21 January 130-12.00 on Adelaide Place, Dundee
Mixed flock of c. 50 'winter thrushes', mostly fieldfares with a few redwings, settled on tall trees in this street and raiding the red berries on Himalayan Tree-Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster frigidus).
Blackcaps (male and female) feeding daily on fat blocks in our garden feeders since about 20 December.
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Kinnordy Terrace Fieldfare and Redwings

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Big Flock of Fieldfare and Redwing in Kinnordy Terrace 20 of each at least , plus 2 Magpies - Collared Dove , and Sparrow Hawk Male -
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2 Green Sandpipers still in the ditch at Monikie this morning with 3 Redshank. Viewed from the bridge on Kirkton Road at NO 50250 38642 without flushing them.
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22nd JANUARY 2018 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Arbroath Cliffs - Imm Iceland Gull on rocks at foot of cliffs 15:30, thanks Rob
Two Snow Buntings still feeding in stubble strip in first field on cliff walk, at post 03 15:45
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AGV:
Monday 22nd January:
2 waxwings went worth avenue Dundee.
9.20 am
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Monday 22nd January:
Iceland gull Arbroath esplanade on rocks by toilet block
15.20
Rod McKenzie, Rob NN
Repeat news received close to original news being sent out:
7 waxwings Wentworth Ave, Dundee. 10.10am GMS
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1 Snow Bunting still on stubble strip at Arbroath Cliffs and Iceland Gull at Whiting Ness early afternoon 23/1/2018. Also a Peregrine chasing a Kestrel off.
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AGV:
Wednesday 24th January:
Green Sandpiper monikie denfind pond, straight out from hide.
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Green Woodpecker again this year at West Woods of Ethie just north of Marywell, Arbroath.

Still c90 Twite at track junction on Mains of Dun, Montrose Basin.

4 Corn Buntings in tall tree at Boghead.

No sign of Snow Bunting, Arbroath Cliffs.
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Green Sandpiper feeding on Denfind pond at Monikie CP this morning.

Juv. Iceland Gull still near toilet block at Victoria Park, Arbroath

at least 8 Grey Plovers with mixed flock of waders out on beach in front of sentry box at west side of Barry Buddon.
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Barn owl on roadside fence close to Pert farm on road between Upper North water bridge and Hillside. 17.45hrs Sunday 28th Jan.
To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same field, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again. --Ralph Waldo Emerson
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AGV:
Saturday 27th January:
7 Waxwings, Wentworth Avenue, Dundee.
Park sensibly and respect local residents, thank-you. 1.15pm
Jonathan Pattullo
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Sunday 28th January:
Bittern from Gullery Hide, Kinnordy loch. Sitting in the open. 2.35pm.
Gus Guthrie
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1st winter Kittiwake from Gullery Hide today, 29/1/2018. Also Green Woodpecker again on far bank, flushed twice by walkers

2 Bramblings with Chaffinch flock near Foldend, Lintrathen. Also 10 Red-legged Partridges.

11 Goosanders at Keptie Pond, Arbroath. Weed has been removed again opening feeding on Roach in open water.
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