4a - OCTOBER 2006 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

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Postby Clive McKay » Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:50 pm

Visible migration, Lintrathen/Hill of Loyal 24-27 Oct

8,778 Wood Pigeon
7,272 Redwing
134 Fieldfare
19 Brambling
3 Twite

Big thrush movement yesterday late morning/early afternoon but I missed most of them due to family commitments. In only 15 minutes I saw 600 Redwings and 80 Fieldfares >W. Anyone else see any?

Cheers

Clive

Any counts of Wood Pigeons or Redwings or Fieldfares going over at the weekend would be much appreciated. All you need to do is look at the sky for the first hour after dawn! WPs moving between 8:15-9:30 at the moment (make that 7:15-8:30 on Sunday!).

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Blackcaps and Water Rail at SWT Montrose today Friday 27th.

Postby HarryB » Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:46 pm

A male and female Blackcap at the furthest away feeders at the SWT Centre today (also seen last Sunday).
There was a very quick Water Rail which showed itself very briefly below the same feeders.
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GOOSE BREAKFAST ERROR!

Postby HarryB » Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:47 pm

Thanks to Bob McCurley for informing me today, that I had the wrong date for the Goose Breakfast tomorrow, Sunday 29th October at 06.45.
If you're coming, remember we turn the clocks BACK tonight.
Hopefully we'll see you at the SWT Centre, Montrose tomorrow and you can all tell me how stupid I was/am!
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Greenshanks at Montrose Basin

Postby HarryB » Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:26 pm

Hi All,
There were 3 Greenshanks outside the SWT Centre Montrose on Saturday, 2 on Sunday and also 2 today (Monday).
The past couple of winters have seen Greenshanks (sometimes only one) available in just about every month of the winter. It looks like the same may be happening again.
Please remember to inform the local recorder of your sightings.
For your information the local recorder is;
Graham Christer (01356 660375)
Graham should be contacted in the case of all rarities, so that the record can be submitted (and hopefully, accepted). Many birders can't be bothered with this side of birding and can I ask, if you don't want to submit the record yourself, please contact a 'witness' who will submit it. Also, of course, please let the ADBC grapevine know about it.
Better to be helpful, than hurtful!

Alan Leitch

Loch of Kinnordy RSPB Reserve

Postby Alan Leitch » Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:39 am

Gullery Hide (0730hrs-0805hrs)

Wood Pigeon (1622 moving wsw)
Redwing (400 moving wsw)
Peregrine (Female)
Sparrowhawk (3)
Buzzard (10)
Shoveler (22)
Gadwall (24)
Wigeon (25)
Goldeneye (21)
Mallard (40)
Water Rail (1)
Whooper Swan (6)

Cheers AJL

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Little Auk at Lunan Bay

Postby HarryB » Tue Oct 31, 2006 4:16 pm

15:15 31/10/06 Bob McCurley has phoned me to report a Little Auk in Lunan Bay this afternnon. It flew to the Corbie Knowe end of the bay.
The present northerly strong winds are forecast to swing to easterlies later and Little Auks should then be seen more regualrly close to shore, as they try to return north.
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Postby Clive McKay » Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:04 pm

Craigisla 31 Oct 2006

VisMig totals in 1h 45 mins. All >WSW unless stated otherwise.

2 Whooper Swan
85 Pink-footed Goose >ENE
15 Greylag Goose
1 Stock Dove
3,278 Wood Pigeon
88 Fieldfare
68 Redwing
2 Brambling
2 Goldfinch
7 Siskin

3,548 TOTAL

Wood Pigeons piling through, despite adverse conditions, though they did stop when the N gale got up at 9:00.

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Postby Mark Caunt » Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:46 am

Jim Cobb posted on 22 Oct 2006 08:51 pm
Swallow at Craigie Drive,Dundee today at 8.30am

Hugh Bell posted on 27 Oct 2006 07:28 pm
Single Snow Bunting this afternoon with Skylarks, in stubble field SW of Red Castle hide. Also Swallow past Corbie Knowe and Chiffchaff at caravan park next to Glaxo.

Clive McKay posted on 31 Oct 2006 06:11 pm
15,000 WPs have passed over Craigisla since 23 Oct. But the high pressure tomorrow could result in the biggest movement of the autumn... So if you're free between 7:30-8:30 tomorrow, why not get out and enjoy the crisp blue skies and look out for the flickering hordes overhead?


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