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Angus Bird Sightings for OCTOBER 2019
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AGV:
Tuesday 1st October:
Yellow browed warbler in lane between Glaxo & caravan site briefly 10:30.
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2 Merlin's at Arbroath Cliffs, then Victoria Park at 1430. 1 reported to me by Doug Milne at Whiting Ness circa 1400. Both going south towards Elliot.

Distant video of Merlin before it was flushed, https://www.flickr.com/photos/137390807 ... ed-public/

Juvenile Roseate Tern at Inchcape Park, Arbroath around 1630, on concrete pillars. 3 Skuas offshore at 1530, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic and a third with a long tail unidentified. Less Terns today and only a few at Lunan Bay earlier.

2 Arctic Skuas offshore in Carnoustie Bay yesterday.
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No sign of reported Hooded Merganser darke at Kingoodie today up till 1600hrs with Jon and Graham. The bird was seen "this morning" and reported on Birdguides at 1338hrs. Graham will keep an eye out in case it turns up, maybe worthwhile having a look around pools in and around Dundee, especially if it's an escapee!
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AGV:
Sunday 6th October:
probable olive backed pipit at Mains of Usan on fence line of young cereal field to north of pond. also redstart. 10.20
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Sunday 6th October:
firecrest in garden with apple tree just on from the pond at mains of usan. 11.40
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Sunday 6th October:
olive backed pipit still showing intermitently in field edge at back of pond at mains of usan. also yellow browed warbler and brambling. GMS/KE 12.40
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Several flocks of redwing flying southwest through Roundyhill this morning
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Lesser whitethroat in large sycamore at side of road, mains of usan pond. 4:30
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Thursday 10th October : Visit to Wigeon Hide at Basin at high tide produced good numbers of usual ducks & waders. Highlight was one dark-bellied Brent Goose and at least 9 Grey Plovers. Also, about 12 Twite on track on way to hide.
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AGV:
Friday 11th October:
Surf Scoter and 38 longtail ducks from hide at Lunan Bay. 12.45.
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YBW opposite side of road from walled garden (E side) in elders between road and corner of field. Mains of Usan.
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Saturday 12th October : 1.00pm Firecrest near old walled garden at Mains of Usan.
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Little Stint at Easthaven Sat 12th Oct pm, feeding at the edge of the freshwater pool at the top of the beach, found by Anne Reid and confirmed by photographs.
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AGV:
Sunday 13th October:
lesser whitethroat and reed warbler by pond area at Mains of Usan. 10am
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Sunday 13th October:
hooded crow from swt montrose centre at 11.20am
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Sunday 13th October:
A pair of Curlew Sandpipers seen at Murton Reserve, Forfar about 1330hrs.
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Sunday 13th October:
Single Barnacle Goose with Greylags on Balgavies Loch, 5pm.
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Little Stint, still at East Haven today, in shallow pool formed where the burn flows into the beach, in front of the car park. It's very unwary and will readily approach if you remain still.
Also on Webs Count, 2nd winter Mediterranean Gull, 15 Bar-tailed Godwits (unusually high), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Knot, 2 Grey Plover, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and rare on the beach, 2 Greenfinches.
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Report on BirdGuides this evening of a Great Egret at Loch of Kinnordy.
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AGV:
Monday 14 October:
Little Stint still in pool at Easthaven. 11am.
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Green Sandpiper seen in front of the Gladstone Hide at Murton NR by Jon, Olive and I. Also Shovelers, active Common Darter Dragonflies and 2 Red Admiral Butterflies.

Jays seen collecting and flying to a cache site with acorns at Balgavies. Barry Halt in Carnoustie also a good site for same as they fly into the camp.
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AGV:
Tuesday 15th October:
Little Stint still on pool at Easthaven at 11.40 am
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The Little Stint was still at East Haven this morning, 1030 hrs. The pool has become larger and is nearly blocking the path, that means walkers, (read dogs) are coming too close and the Stint is flying off down the beach, only to be lost amongst the seaweed.

Photo from Sunday, linked from my blog where there are many more!!

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AGV:
Friday 18th October:
2 slavonian grebes from swt montrose 11.20am and curlew sandpiper at lurgies 10am.
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The 2 Slav grebes were still around today from SWT centre, seen between 12 and 2 pm though they spent more time underwater than above! Also a GC Grebe and a Guillemot. Over 4000 wigeon now present and a few Pintail and Whooper swans have started to appear in the past week.
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Three redwings feeding on rowan berries in our garden on The Law this morning.
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AGV:
Tuesday 22nd October:
Slavonian grebe at Monikie this morning. On Island pond at south side.
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Tuesday 22nd October:
Merlin hunting over the rocks at Victoria Park esplanade, Arbroath 14.25
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walk around kinnordy this morning

highlights probs

half dozen whoopers

three or four fieldfare

very vocal male blackcap.
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Monikie 23/10/2019 12.20-12.40 Slavonian Grebe reported yesterday now at north end of north pond
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Montrose Basin, Lurgies, 1401hrs - Curlew Sandpiper with small Dunlin group, retreating with the tide. Very large group of Goosanders feeding towards Maryton, at least 90 seen, more moving around.

Mains of Usan, 6 Grey Partridges. Snipe flushed from round bales behind farm buildings. Photo checked, not the Jack Snipe reported seen this morning on Birdguides.

Sandy Braes, between Mains of Usan and Scurdie Ness, Northern Wheatear.
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Hobby over tattie field on south side of newbigging to kingennie road at 1600hrs today.
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Monikie: No sign of the Slavonian Grebe today, but possible it was roosted somewhere in the strong wind.

On the North Pond along with about 22 Little Grebe was a female Scaup, originally I thought it showed signs of being a hybrid but after checking it looks to be within normal variation.
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AGV:
Friday 25th October:
Blue Phase Snow Goose in amongst Pinkfeet viewed from Tayock, Montrose basin.
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Friday 25th October:
Great Grey Shrike, seen from top car park at Backwater Dam, got record shot then flew off,
2.40pm.
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Wigeon Hide, Montrose Basin, 1300hrs, 25/10/2019

Hen Harrier ringtail at hide, and then hunting over the field to north. Chased off by a Peregrine and crows, flew inland to Mains of Dun.
Also from hide, 16 Whooper Swans, 16 Pintails, 520 Curlew, at least 3500 Wigeon, 320 Redshank, 3 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 2 Grey Plover, 270 Shelduck, 23 Dunlin, and surprisingly 3 Turnstone.
28 Twite at feeding station and nearby wires.
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One Redwing in my garden this morning.
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Blue phase Snow Goose from Railway Station footbridge, also female Long-tailed Duck with Pintails in channel. 0915 hrs.
Also Dark-bellied Brent Goose confirmed in video.

Addition to Wigeon Hide birds from Friday, Hooded Crow in grainy photo and Kingfisher in front of hide, flyby.
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Kinnordy Loch 26.10.19

6 Bearded Tits reported from Gullery Hide

also 16 Whooper swans there last night.
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Montrose Basin, Lurgies path, just upstream from Slunks, near high tide today. Female type Long-tailed Duck in the river channel. Perhaps the same bird from the railway station on Saturday.
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