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7 - JANUARY 2007 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

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Angus Bird Sightings for JANUARY 2006
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Bob McCurley posted this on the December Thread. My fault was a bit slow in setting up this months thread!

JANUARY 1ST. 10 A.M. FERRY DEN

BONAPARTS GULL showed well in response to bread, but
very quickly left the scene, all in less than 5 mins.
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From Birdguides Website. News on the longstayers.

12:54 03/01/07 Red-crested Pochard Angus/Dundee Loch of Lintrathen
female still on the north side

09:17 03/01/07 Bonaparte's Gull Angus/Dundee Ferryden
adult still at the River South Esk mouth
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Wed. January 4th SMEW -- LITTLE GULL

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4th. Jan. 11-45 A.M. SMEW ( redhead ) Loch of Kinnordy

R.S.P.B. Reserve N.O. 363 543

4th, Jan, 1430hrs. LITTLE GULL 2nd. WINTER 1

ARBROATH at Foreshore , high tide , behind 10 Pin Bowling Alley , feeding with Black Headed Gulls ,
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Bonaparte's gull

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Bonaparte's gull showing well from 8.30- until at least 9.30 this morning at Ferryden, coming to bread.
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Peregrine Forfar

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Wed 3rd Jan 11am. Peregrine flying west down Forfar East High Street. Settled on church spire.
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Glaucous Gull

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1st Winter Glaucous Gull at Arbroath this afternoon (Thur) on harbour wall.
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Lintrathen

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Friday 5th Red Crested Pochard still at Lintrathen near willow scrub better viewed from old hide. Also present single Ruddy Duck(Female)
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FRIDAY JAN. 5TH. GLAUCOUS GULL - JACK SNIPE

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JANUARY 5TH 10 A.M. GALAUCOUS GULL, 1st. Winter still present at bottom of High Street ,Arbroath, on foreshore rocks , where Brothick Water comes out ,, opposite The Old Brewhouse Pub / Restuarant

Jan. 5th. 11a.m. JACK SNIPE Elliot Reed Bed ,Grid Ref. N.O. 618388 on Left Hand side , after going over Level Crossing .
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Bonaparte's Gull - 05/01/2007

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Bonaparte's Gull
Adult winter, hood begining to moult in. Seen from 0830hrs until 0852hrs. Just opposite the road end at Ferryden. No bread required, although it was obviously expecting some!!!

Smew - Redhead at Loch of Kinnordy

Pink-footed Goose - 750 Padanaram, nr Forfar (at least 5 collared birds)
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Sat 6th Jan . Red Crested Pochard -- Glaucous Gull

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Jan.6th. 12-30pm. Red Crested Pochard Loch of Lintrathen
seen from New Hide looking up Loch toward Old Hide direction

Jan 6th. 2-45 pm Glaucous Gull 1st Winter sitting on Harbour Wall at High tide

Jan. 6th 2pm. PINTAIL male at Loch of Kinnordy seen from Gullery Hide , unusual inland record
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SATURDAY 6th JANUARY 07

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Just to round up todays Angus sightings via Birdguides website not already posted above.

SATURDAY 6th JANUARY 07
14:03 06/01/07 Smew Angus/Dundee Loch of Kinnordy RSPB
redhead still

13:55 06/01/07 Todd's Canada Goose Angus/Dundee Montrose Basin
one with Whooper Swans and Greylag Geese off Montrose Pier today

09:10 06/01/07 Bonaparte's Gull Angus/Dundee Ferryden 08:45
adult again showing well at River South Esk mouth opposite fisherman's huts coming to bread
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Sunday 07. January 2007 1320 hours,
Bird Table,
Old Glamis Road, Dundee
Female Blackcap
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Lost Tripod

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Sorry, not a sighting but whilst viewing the Bonaparte's gull at Ferryden last Thursday (4th) a Manfrotto tripod was possibly left behind by a visitor. If any anybody saw it or has it then could they call the wildlife centre and we can get in touch with the owner. The centre number is 01674 676336.
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Wed, January 10th WAXWINGS

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10TH. JANUARY 12 NOON WAXWINGS Tullideph Road / Ancrum

Road /School area -- 32 in Flock , very mobile , area rich in

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Wed,10th Jan. WAXWINGS

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Location for WAXWINGS

ANCRUM ROAD /SCHOOL , LOCHEE AREA . DUNDEE
GRID REF. N.O. 378312

is reached by turning Left up the hill at Traffic Lights as you enter Lochee , just before reaching Loons Road , School is 300 yards along on right hand side . you cannot miss the Giant Cotoneaster Trees , hope this is of help . and that you see them !
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Friday 12th Jan 2007 - Current News on Long Stayers

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Current News on Long Stayers off Birdguides website for
Friday 12th Jan 2007
12:01 Smew Angus/Dundee Loch of Kinnordy RSPB
redhead still from Gullery Hide this morning

10:17 Glaucous Gull Angus/Dundee Arbroath
juvenile still showing well in the harbour this morning

9:05 Bonaparte's Gull Angus/Dundee Ferryden
adult still at the River South Esk mouth opposite the fisherman's huts this morning
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Little Owl? east of Rescobie, 29th Dec 2006

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Just received a description via SOC of a Little Owl seen on the road (B9113) to the east of Rescobie Loch at NO 533 519 at 17:30 on 29th Dec 2006 - presumably a bit west of the Westerton cross-roads. The driver had to stop the car to flush the bird off the road as it appeared to be dazzled by the lights, and it flew off into woodland. Spotty white upperparts and pale underparts seen. Might be worth checking out if the wind and rain ever stop.

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SATURDAY 13th January 2007 - Glaucous Gull

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Date & Time: SATURDAY 13th January 2007 - 1:30pm-3:00pm at least
Species: Glaucous Gull
Location: Glaucous Gull showing very well at Arbroath Harbour this afternoon. Coming to bread. Photos below.
Birdguides also reporting Bonapartes Gull still showing at the River South Esk mouth, Ferryden, opposite the fisherman's huts mid-morning.


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Glaucous Gull at Arbroath Harbour, Angus. Saturday 13th January 2007.
© By Mark Caunt. Digiscoped with a Nikon Coolpix 995 and a Swarovski 80HD Scope.
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Glenesk

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Lower North East Glenesk, 8 Ravens, 8 Buzzards (a couple were very pale below with dark wing tips showing up well when seen from above), c.20 Snow Buntings and wow 2 Red Grouse! Ravens doing lovely half rolls in the gale, Buzzards and Ravens all interested in one dead rabbit. Great Spotted Woodpecker heard.
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Mike Horan Reports - Waxwings in Kirriemuir

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8 Waxwing in Kirriemuir - near Methven Coach Depot, Whindyghoul Rd? at lunchtime on Tuesday.
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Wed. 17th January GLAUCOUS GULL

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17TH. January 12 noon GLAUCOUS GULL 1st Winter

Arbroath Harbour still showing well , for those still to see it
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Thursday January 18th. Mediterranean Gull - adult

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18th Jan. 1500 hrs. pm. MEDITERRANEAN GULL Adult

Broughty Ferry Harbour N.O. 513323 in company with Black Headed Gulls and Mute Swans
also present MEDITERRANEAN GULL 1ST WINTER
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One Great Grey Shrike at Carnoustie Golf Links at 3.00pm. Grid ref NO550336. Watched sitting on top of gorse bush for approx. 2 minutes before it flew south.
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20th. January MEDITERRANEAN GULL ADULT

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20TH Jan. 1345pm. MEDITERRANEAN GULL ADULT

at Stannergate , Dundee, Gull Roost Grid. Ref. N.O. 436308

could be B/Ferry Harbour Bird
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Montrose Basin WeBS & Goose Counts

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The grey goose census on Sun. 21st counted 4470 Pinkfeet -
Also present 78 Greylag and 2 Barnacle.

WeBS Sun PM

RT Diver 4
Little Grebe 14
Cormorant 6
Grey Heron 7
Mute Swans 133
Whooper Swans 147
Shelduck 301
Wigeon 1927
Teal 185
Mallard 434 high count
Pintail 261
Shoveler 20
Scaup 5
Eider 1888
RB Merganser 19
Moorhen 2
Long tailed duck (female) 1
Wood Duck (female/eclipse) 1 escape feeding with mallard at Tayock Burn
Oystercatcher 1296
Lapwing 102
Knot 163
Dunlin 1595
Black T Godwit 50
Bar T Godwit 214 High count
Curlew 601
Redshank 1366
Greenshank 2 Mill Burn/Lurgies area.
Turnstone 76
BH Gull 219
Herring gull 60
GBB 1
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Today at approx. 2.50pm. One adult Ring-billed Gull on rooftop in company of Common Gulls and Black-headed Gulls. Grid ref NO552346 at Woodside Terrace, Carnoustie.
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23/01/07 Bonaparte's Gull

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Just to keep you posted on the long stayer.
Quote from Birdguides Website:
TUESDAY 23/01/07 Bonaparte's Gull Angus/Dundee Ferryden
adult still at end of road opposite fisherman's huts between 09.30-09.50 then flew east.
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Thursday Jan. 25th. SLAVONIAN GREBE

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25TH Jan. 1400hrs. SLAVONIAN GREBE

in Carnoustie Bay Angus , N.O. 565 325

Also in Bay 2 Great Crested Grebes , 30 Common Scoter ,
2 Long Tailed Duck , 2 Red Breasted Mergansers
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Thursday 25/01/2007

Smew - Redhead
Waxwing - 2 Flew over calling heading towards Kirriemuir
Pintail - Pair
Gadwall - 5, Shoveler - 4, Mallard - 154,
Goldeneye - 38, Tufted Duck - 10
Whooper Swan - 92
Mute Swan - 28
Coot - 3
Greylag Goose - 118 nearby field
Common gull - 200+
Black-headed Gull - 6

also 2 Raven at Auchindorie, near Westmuir on 22/01
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Thursday 25th Jan uary 07 - Iceland Gull

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From Birdguides Website TOday
12:44 25/01/07 Iceland Gull Angus/Dundee Forfar Loch
juvenile on east side mid-morning
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Med Gull and Bonaparte's Gull at Ferryden today 26/10/07

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Rob Noble Nesbitt has found a Med Gull and the Bonaparte's Gull at Ferryden today, (Friday 26/01/07)
The birds were both on the sandbank near the mouth of the River South Esk
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FRIDAY 26th January 2007 - Black Throated Diver

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Date & Time: FRIDAY 26th January 2007 - 1:00pm
Species: Black Throated Diver
Location: x1 Black Throated Diver showing well off Auchmithie Harbour, Angus, 1:00pm this afternoon.
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Goldeneye

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Pair of Goldeneye at Brechin Bridge.
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Sunday Jan. 28th. CROSSBILLS - WOODPECKERS

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JAN.28TH. 9-30A.M. CROSSBILLS 7 Montreathmont Forest

Grid Ref. n.o. 583538 in Larch Trees on Left hand side 200yds. past Forest Hide . also seen in Forest 2 GREEN WOODPECKERS

4 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKERS , REDPOLL. and SISKIN
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Sunday 28th January 2007 Loch of Kinnordy RSPB Reserve

Female Hen Harrier 1:00 pm this afternoon

at swamp hide.
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A single Waxwing and 17 Fieldfare

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Pat Slater and his wife, Margaret, found a single Waxwing and 17 Fieldfare at Dudhope Park Dundee today, whilst doing the RSPB count
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Loch of Kinnordy RSPB Reserve

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Iceland Gull - Adult & 1st Winter reported from the loch opposite East Hide at around 1630hrs.
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1st winter and adult Iceland Gulls at Kinnordy today29/01/07

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Message via text grapevine from Richard Bramhall and Bob McCurley:
A 1st winter and an adult Iceland Gull from Gullery Hide at RSPB Loch of Kinnordy this morning. Bob subsequently reported the adult flew off, towards Lintrathen Loch.
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January 29th. ICELAND GULL

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29th Jan. Loch of Kinnordy R.S.P.B. Reserve Kirriemuir
An Update on Harry,s previous entry , The Adult ICELAND GULL

flew from the Swamp Hide in direction of Lintrathen but I refound it in Ploughded Field 400 yards past entrance to Kinnordy Reserve on Left hand side . it was with about 300 Herring Gulls -- The 1ST. WINTER ICELAND GULL was seen from the Gullery hide , but it was very restless , kept disappearing ! then returning at intervals , best check from all 3 Hides
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