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12 - JUNE 2007 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu May 31, 2007 9:13 pm

Angus Bird Sightings for JUNE 2007
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Frid. June 1st MANX SHEARWATER

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:32 pm

1 st June 12noon MANX SHEARWATER 1 ONLY

IN LUNAN BAY GOING NTH. N.O. 693508

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CURLEW SANDPIPER at GLAXO /Little Tern site

Postby HarryB » Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:07 am

Last night and this morning (Sunday 3June) there was/is a Curlew Sandpiper at the Little Tern site, behind the Glaxo Montrose factory.
This area is fenced off to protect the Little Terns' nesting site, but the Curlew Sandpiper can be seen easily WITHOUT ENTERING THE LITTLE TERN NESTING SITE!!!
Last weekend, a local birder, who definitely SHOULD have known better, was found wandering about in the middle of this ternery.
NO ONE is so special that they can do this to this Schedule 1 nest site.
There are people there, who are in place to protect these birds. The fence is to keep all of us from entering.
It shouldn't be necessary to say this to any birder - but there's always one - - - - !
The Curlew Sandpipers were reported on each occasion, by Hughie Bell.
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Alan Leitch

Loch of Kinnordy RSPB Reserve

Postby Alan Leitch » Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:50 pm

Garganey - Pair from 1420 - 1510hrs at the Swamp Hide

also and more importantly WE have Black-headed Gull chicks on the reserve - The last time a gull chick fledged at Loch of Kinnordy was in 1999 - so fingers crossed.

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MONDAY 4th JUNE 2007 - Pectoral Sandpiper

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:58 pm

Date & Time: MONDAY 4th JUNE 2007
Species: Pectoral Sandpiper
Location: Birdguides reporting Pectoral Sandpiper in North West Corner of Loch of Lintrathen, Angus, late this aftrnoon.

Alan Leitch

Loch of Kinnordy RSPB Reserve

Postby Alan Leitch » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:00 pm

Marsh Harrier - Female (untagged individual)
Canada Goose (1)
Peregrine Falcon (Male)

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Tues. June 5th LITTLE GULLS

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:27 pm

5TH. June 1600hrs. LITTLE GULLS 3

1ST. Winter birds in Carnoustie Bay n.o. 567338 at Barry

Burn Outflow -- Late Birds !

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PEctoral Sand

Postby Clive McKay » Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:38 pm

6 June, Loch of Lintrathen

Got a nice surprose today when I "found" a Pec Sand in the NW corner of the loch, only to discover it was first reported on Monday. Still, at least it gets onto my "found in Angus" list.

Two broods of Shelduck here is first I've known of them breeding, but this is only my second year here. Does anyone know of previous breeding at Lintrathen?

Also first signs of autumn - failed/non-breeding Oycs starting to gather on the loch - 40 today.

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June 6th. PECTORAL SANDPIPER

Postby Bob McCurley » Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:53 pm

6TH JUNE 10-20 A.M. PECTORAL SANDPIPER

Loch of Lintrathen S/W.T. reserve in Nth West Corner of Loch N.O. 280556
and at Loch of Kinnordy R.S.P.B. Reserve NO .360543
a Female MARSH HARRIER from Swamp hide 12 Noon

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Sun. !0th June SURF SCOTER - WHIMBREL

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Jun 10, 2007 9:53 pm

10th June 12Noon : SURF SCOTER Drake reported seen at Lunan Bay today

10th June 1300hrs. WHIMBREL 1 at the Lurgies Old Montrose Pier
Montrose Basin N.O. 675573

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Herons

Postby Dave Adam » Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:08 am

Pair of Herons last Tuesday, reported to me by a reliable friend.
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Postby Charles Rough » Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:18 am

I intended visiting kinnordy today but with dundee surrounded by mist i visited the sidlaws and surrounding areas, the cuckoo is still calling at the car park at ballkello, at the base there are some linnets and some other small birds calling, half way up i counted four male stonchats , plus one female which landed on a wire fence about five feet from me, im sure birds know when you are not carrying a camera, :cry: ,i also saw a buzzard being mobbed by both a kestrel and a crow, the crow was in front of the kestrel first then the order changed, once near the top it got very quiet, one hunting kestrel, two startled grouse , and a calling curlew, a pair of jays has bred sucssefully last two years but it looks like they have not returned this year

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12th June ARCTIC SKUAS -- MANX SHEARWATERS

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:31 pm

12TH June 1400hrs. ARCTIC SKUAS 2 - MANX SHEARWATERS 5

At Scurdie Ness NO. 735568

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Temmink's Stint at Murto Reserve 13 June 18.20

Postby HarryB » Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:43 pm

Bob McCurley has phoned me to let everyone know, the Temmink's Stint is again at Murton Wildlfe Reserve. The main car park is just west of the Kookaburra Restaurant on the Montrose/ Forfar road, just before the golf course.
If the car park is closed, club member can park with care, in the vicinity of The Steading at Murton.
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Thursday 14th June 2007

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:02 pm

No sign this morning at Murton GP of Temmincks Stint.
Between 10:45 and 12:00.

Alan Leitch

Loch of Kinnordy RSPB Reserve

Postby Alan Leitch » Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:08 am

This week at Kinnordy... Sightings of:

Otter (Bad news for the breeding Black-headed Gulls & Chicks!)

Marsh Harrier - Female still around

Osprey - Up to three birds

Long-eared Owl - Adult hunting over the west end 13/06/07

Garganey - Pair - Last seen on 08/06/2007

at least two broods of Tufted Duck now present...

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Sunday 17th June 2007 - Little Egret, Hobby, Surf Scoter

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:13 pm

From Birdguides Today - Sunday 17th June 2007
13:16 Little Egret and Hobby showing well over The Lurgies, Montrose Basin, this afternoon.

13:04 Drake Surf Scoter north end of Lunan Bay today.

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June 17th LITTLE EGRET

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:41 pm

17TH JUNE - 11 A.M. LITTLE EGRET

On the Lurgies . N.O. 676577 MONTROSE BASIN S.W.T

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Common Greenshank in The Lurgies area Sunday 17/6

Postby HarryB » Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:10 pm

During WeBS Count this afternoon a Common Greenshanks was heard by various counters in the Lurgies area. Also, the Little Egret was re-found, perching in a tree, in the Maryton Bay area, when it descended to the Basin shore and joined 11 Grey Herons.
This all happened about 16.30.
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18th June OSPREY - MARSH HARRIER - GADWALL

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:29 pm

18th June 12noon GADWALL 25 AT COMMUNITY CENTRE END OF Forfar Loch - never seen so many , all adults --

18th June 1230pm MARSH HARRIER female , and OSPREY at

R.S.P.B. Reserve Loch of Kinnordy Kirriemuir N.O. 360543 From Gullery Hide also there 2 RUDDY DUCK males

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19th June SURF SCOTER

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:00 pm

19TH June 1400hrs. SURF SCOTER Drake ( at last ! my 3rd, attempt )

At Lunan Bay Grid Ref. N.O. 690516 ( Car Park ) I viewed from Top of Dunes above Public Car Park , Bird was VERY CLOSE with in coming tide .

19th June 1500hrs. COMMON GREENSHANKS 2 on LURGIES - MONTROSE BASIN GRID REF. N.O. 676577

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Little Egret

Postby Neil Mitchell » Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:44 am

The Little Egret was over at Maryton in the SW corner of the reserve again 9.30 this morning and has been seen here or on the Lurgies most days since its arrival last weekend.

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June 24th LITTLE EGRET

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Jun 24, 2007 6:54 pm

24TH June LITTLE EGRET

Bird still showing well at Maryton Ditch N.O. 683567 Montrose Basin N.O. 683567 at 11 a.m.

Barry Buddon -- COMMON SANDPIPER 1st seen on return migration - at Buddon Outflow at Moniefieth Sentry Box end N.O. 513 323

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Sterna Dougallii

Postby Gordon Anderson » Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:41 pm

Adult Roseate tern viewed this morning around 09.30hrs on foreshore east of Glaxo site.
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Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:48 pm

Also saw Hugh Bells Rosy Tern at 9:30-45 at least, Cracking adult with nice pink flush and 2 rings one on each leg. Any ideas anyone where this would be ringed from?
Was on the foreshore in front of the little ternery mixing with other terns.

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June 25th ROSEATE TERN

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:04 pm

25TH jUNE ROSEATE TERN ADULT 11-10 am. at Little Tern site

managed to see it after a long wait - well worth it !

Ref. Marks query , Evidently the Biggest Roseate Site is at
Rockabill , Co. Dublin in Ireland ( 677 Nests there in 2004 ) and when ringing the birds they evidently put a ring on both legs -- we found this out when a Roseate with both legs ringed appeared at the Fire Station at Montrose ,on June 20th 2000 , ( ONLY 5 DAYS DIFFERENCE ! ) after enquiries we were given this info.

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roseate tern

Postby keith hendrie » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:41 am

Roseate tern in harbour area this AM, 7.30 ish.

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June 26th ROSEATE TERN

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:13 pm

26TH June 1430hrs. ROSEATE TERN

Bird showed well in company with Arctic .and Common and Little Terns . at Little Tern Colony , between 1430 and 1610 hrs.

June 26th 1230PM OSPREY AT Montrose Basin seen from the Lurgies , also 2 COMMON SANDPIPERS return migration already ?

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Little Egret Montrose Basin

Postby Neil Mitchell » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:21 am

Great views of the Little Egret (looking rather wet!) in front of the wildlife centre at 9.30am wed.

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Little Egret and Marsh Harrier at Montrose Basin

Postby Ken Hall » Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:54 pm

Little Egret today at 13.15 at Maryton Ditch in company of at least 10 Grey Herons, also female Marsh Harrier showed briefly at the Lurgies.

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June 29th OSPREY

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:35 pm

29TH June 11A.M. OSPREY at Lunan Bay from

A.D.B.C. Redcastle Hide ( Second Record of this Species from the hide ) Seen by Ian Hall

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30th June Osprey Loch Lee

Postby Alex Smith » Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:39 pm

Osprey showing well above Loch Lee at 10.15 am

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June 30th. COMMON SANDPIPER

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:56 pm

June 30th. 1400hrs. COMMON SANDPIPER 2 Plus I Juv. !

At Murton Wildlife Reserve Forfar . This is great news for the Reserve and a tribute to the great work of the Trust in establishing the right habitat conditions fot this migrant Wader species .


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