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16 - OCTOBER 2007 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:21 pm

Angus Bird Sightings for OCTOBER 2007
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Sharp-tailed Sandpiper MESSAGE!

Postby HarryB » Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:17 pm

A Sharp-tailed Sandpiper reported at Dow Law, has turned out to be a hybrid Curlew Sandpiper!


Bob McCurley has found 2 Green Sandpipers on The Slunks today (Monday 1st) and also a Mediterranean Gull at Lunan Bay
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Barred Warbler

Postby Ken Hall » Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:37 pm

No sign of the Barred Warbler at Usan today, but a Lesser Whitethroat was seen late afternoon. Also a Kingfisher at Kinnaber.

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Water Rail and Kingfisher at Lurgies October 2

Postby HarryB » Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:37 pm

A Water Rail, Kingfisher and 16 Little Grebe at The Lurgies this afternoon
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Oct. 4th Meditteraean gull Barnacle Geese

Postby Bob McCurley » Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:12 pm

4th OCT. 11A.M. MEDITTERANEAN GULL AD. 1

ARBROATH VICTORIA PARK ESPLANADE N.O.663409

1230P.M. BARNACLE GEESE 3 IN COMPANY WITH 5000 PINKFEET

AT SCOTSTON OF USAN FARM AT N.O. 713556

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Postby simonbusuttil » Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:32 pm

2 barnacle geese among pink-feet flock on Montrose Basin this morning

up to three twite calling among various linnet flocks between Usan and SCurdie Ness this pm

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Oct. 5th. SHORT EARED OWL - GREENLAND WHEATEAR

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:30 pm

5TH.Oct. 1830pm. SHORT EARED OWL , BARRY BUDDON (Spion Kop Rd. ) and WHEATEAR 1 ( Greenland Race ) on Barry North at 1745pm.

CARNOUSTIE BAY -- ARCTIC SKUA ( Dark Phase ) 1 at 1815p.m.

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Usan

Postby Dave Adam » Sat Oct 06, 2007 1:04 pm

Pair of Stonechats and a few Swallows still around.

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BLACK TERN at Lunan Bay Sat 6 October

Postby HarryB » Sat Oct 06, 2007 3:42 pm

16.00 Lunan Bay.
Bob McCurley has just seen a Black Tern flying south close in to shore at Lunan Bay. The bird did not stop, but continued south past Red Head.
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13 Common Greenshanks Montrose Basin Sunday Oct 7

Postby HarryB » Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:01 pm

13 Common Greenshanks flew from the west side of Montrose Basin today (during WeBS Count) into Maryton Bay.
Must be close to a record for the Basin?
Actually, I checked with Neil Mitchell on this and there was a total of 20 on the WeBS count!
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OCT.8TH. FIELDFARES -- REDWING - WHEATEAR

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:26 pm

OCT.8TH. 10-30AM. FIELDFARE 1 REDWING 2

SEEN IN CRAIGMILL DEN , CARNOUSTIE NO.578355

OCT.8TH. 11-30 AM. WHEATEAR, ARBROATH CLIFFS IN FIRST FIELD ALONG CLIFF WALK ( EX, TATTIE FIELD )

IN SAME FIELD 400 GOLDEN PLOVERS

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Lintrathen 7 Oct

Postby Clive McKay » Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:40 pm

Loch of Lintrathen gull roost

12,180 Common Gull
1 ad Med Gull
2 LBBG
1 GBBG
10 BHG

Glen Isla
15 Fieldfare,
30 Redwing,
1 Brambling

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Hatton 6th Oct

Postby Clive McKay » Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:42 pm

Hatton airfield 6th Oct

1 male Ruff

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Puffin etc at Montrose Basin Mon 8 October

Postby HarryB » Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:17 pm

Seabirds at Montrose Basin today, included:
1 Puffin, 2 Guillemots and 4 Razorbills
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Hatton & Monifeith 8th Oct

Postby Clive McKay » Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:47 pm

Hatton & Monifeith 8th Oct

Corse Hill, Hatton
120 Barnacle Goose >S in 1 hour. Also 1 Merlin >S out to sea.

Monifeith
4 Crossbill >W in 1 hour.

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TUESDAY 9th OCTOBER 2007 - Y.B. Warbler

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:30 pm

From Birdguides today....

TUESDAY 9th OCTOBER 2007
Yellow-browed Warbler at north end of Lunan Bay this afternoon.

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Kingfisher

Postby keith hendrie » Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:23 pm

A Kingfisher today in Ferryden harbour.

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Kingfishers at The Lurgies with Skylarks 10/10 14.00

Postby HarryB » Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:33 pm

2 Kingfishers at The Lurgies/ Old Montrose Pier and approx 30 Skylarks overhead, flying south.
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Glen Isla, 10th Oct 2007

Postby Clive McKay » Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:54 pm

VisMig at Glen Isla this morning from 07:30-10:00:

First decent influx of thrushes this autumn, and first Greylags that I've seen (arriving from the north).

11 Greylag Goose
15 Meadow Pipit
1 Alba Wagtail
94 Fieldfare
316 Redwing
13 Mistle Thrush
22 Chaffinch
3 Brambling
2 Greenfinch
2 Lesser Redpoll
6 Reed Bunting

Also 1 Hen Harrier hunting the hill and several Crossbill in the plantations.

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Postby Nicola Main » Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:25 pm

Hi sorry this is a bit off topic. I was hoping someone could give me the grid references and access information for the hides at Lunan Bay and Montreathmont Forest. Also what birds I'm likely to see there and what the best equipment to bring is.

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Vismig, Corse Hill, Hatton 11th Oct 2007

Postby Clive McKay » Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:56 pm

Vismig totals, Corse Hill, Hatton 11th Oct 2007 -7:30-10:00h

All birds >S or >SW

20 Whooper Swan
268 Pink-footed Goose
27 Barnacle Goose
1 Long-tailed Duck
1 Kestrel
1 Snipe
1 Arctic Skua
27 Skylark
3 Swallow
51 Meadow Pipit
2 Grey Wagtail
210 alba Wagtail
4 Starling
10 Tree Sparrow
1 Chaffinch
11 Greenfinch
30 Goldfinch
4 Siskin
188 Linnet
2 Twite
2 Crossbill
1 Yellowhammer
2 Reed Bunting
867 TOTAL

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Postby HarryB » Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:11 pm

Hi Nicola ,
I've sent you details (including maps), by email so that should help you out.
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Hen Harrier at Mains of Dun Thursday 11

Postby HarryB » Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:16 pm

A ring-tail Hen Harrier at Mains of Dun Farm this afternoon in rough lower ground to the east of the farm.
Also a Little Egret at the extreme west end of Maryton Bay this morning.
Three Kestrels squabbling above and around the SWT Wildlife Centre also this morning. Also 3 Tree Sparrows in the SWT car park at Old Mill
Adjacent to Mains of Dun Farm.
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Oct.11th MED. GULLS -- CHIFFCHAFF

Postby Bob McCurley » Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:19 pm

11TH OCT. 10-15A.M. MEDITTERANEAN GULLS 2 ad. WINTER

AT ARBROATH VICTORIA PARK ESPLANADE , HALF WAY ALONG ON WAY TO SEATON CLIFFS AT N.O. 665414

11TH OCT. 11-30A.M. CHIFFCHAFF showing well at Auchmithie garden opposite But n, Ben -- migrants thin on ground !

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Monday 15th October 2007 - Y.B. Warbler

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:30 pm

From Birdguides today...

Monday 15th October 2007

Yellow-browed Warbler at Mains of Usan this afternoon.

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Whooper swans

Postby Hannah Morton » Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:13 pm

First whooper swan at Loch of Kinnordy yesterday, and 3 there today.

Also 3 goldeneye
96 wigeon
60 gadwall

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Quail sighting

Postby Gordon Anderson » Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:16 am

Householder on Rossie Island identified a quail feeding and sheltering under shrubs in her garden on Monday afternoon 15th October. The bird did not stay for long before moving on.
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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Whoopers at Montrose Basin 17th

Postby Neil Mitchell » Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:39 pm

The first Whoopers (4) also arrived at the Basin on Wed 17th.

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[b]VisMig Corse Hill, Hatton 8:00-10:30, 18th Oct[/b]

Postby Clive McKay » Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:24 pm

VisMig Corse Hill, Hatton 8:00-10:30, 18th Oct

6 Whooper Swan
2,339 Pink-footed Goose
1 Sparrowhawk
1 Short-eared Owl
31 Skylark
45 Meadow Pipit
2 Grey Wagtail
17 Alba Wagtail
23 Jackdaw
7 Starling
4 House Sparrow
3 Tree Sparrow
2 Chaffinch
6 Greenfinch
7 Goldfinch
3 Siskin
53 Linnet
12 Yellowhammer
3 Reed Bunting
2,565 TOTAL

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[b]Loch of Lintrathen, 18th Oct[/b]

Postby Clive McKay » Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:27 pm

Loch of Lintrathen, 18th Oct

Greylags - big influx either today or yesterday - minimum 340 present, birds appeared to be arriving all the time.

Whoopers - 7, first of year

Pink-feet - 4,360 on goose count at week end

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Snow Bunting

Postby Allan Hall » Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:30 pm

There was a single Snow Bunting at Mains of Usan (NO 728558). The bird was around the entrance to the cattle sheds and at one point was bathing in a pool there. For vismig enthusiasts 12 skylarks and a great spotted woodpecker came in off the sea.

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various along the coast

Postby Ken Hall » Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:21 pm

2 Swallows at Monifieth Caravan Park, Great Spotted Woodpecker at Fishtown of Usan, 9 Whooper Swans and a Peregrine on Montrose Basin.

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Kingfisher and various birds at Montrose Basin Fri 19/10

Postby HarryB » Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:58 pm

A Kingfisher is now starting to show fairly regularly in the pool in front of the Sand Martin wall at SWT Montrose and was seen there again this morning.
Also at least one Little Egret flew into Maryton Bay, (although I'm certain I saw at least three fly in there).
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October 19th. COMMON SNIPE -- TEAL -- DABCHICK

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:38 pm

19TH OCT. TEAL 200 COMMON SNIPE 20

DABCHICK 6

ALL ON MONIKIE COUNTRY PARK DENFIND POND

AT N.O. 503 3791300HRS.

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Dabchick (Little Grebe) at Old Montrose Pier

Postby HarryB » Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:32 am

For the past 3 weeks, there have been as many as 25 Little Grebe just off the Old Montrose Pier.
Best time to see this is at low tide, as they gather in two large (family?) groups just downstream of the old pier.
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Oct. 20th COMMON TERN --

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:40 pm

20TH OCT. 1300HRS. COMMON TERN JUV.

LUNAN BAY FROM A.D.B.C. HIDE N.O. 688510

ALSO 8 KITTIWAKES ( BOTH LATE MIGRANTS )

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Blackcock

Postby Dave Adam » Sun Oct 21, 2007 1:28 pm

2 Blackcock up the Peat road, Glen Esk. Odd lack of Ravens -usually several pairs here.

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21st. October -- SPOTTED REDSHANK

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:14 pm

21ST, OCT. SPOTTED REDSHANK

FROM MONTROSE BASIN WILDLIFE CENTRE N.O. 700565

21ST OCT. RUFF On foreshore opposite Craigmill Den

N.O. 578355

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Goshawk

Postby Dave Adam » Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:49 pm

Not far from Edzell, 1 Goshawk

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ferryden

Postby keith hendrie » Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:15 pm

2 Red-throated Diver and a Puffin in Ferryden harbour today.


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