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1a - JULY 2006 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:38 pm

Angus Bird Sightings for JULY 2006
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SUNDAY 9th JULY 06 - Hobby

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:41 pm

Date & Time: SUNDAY 9th JULY 2006 - 5:15pm
Species: Hobby
Location: Hobby flying west over Silverwells Garden Centre, (on Montrose Road as head North out of Arbroath) at 5:15pm

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MONDAY 10th JULY 06 - Great Reed Warbler

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:51 pm

Date & Time: MONDAY 10th JULY 06 - 7:00am
Species: Great Reed Warbler
Location: Great Reed Warbler still present at Loch of Kinnordy this morning. News via Birdguides.

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^ Great Reed Warbler at Loch of Kinnordy, 27/06/06 by Alan Gilbertson

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Monday July 10th COMMON SCOTER and MANX SHEARWATER

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:10 pm

Monday July 10th 1830hrs.
900 COMMON SCOTER Carnoustie Bay off
Barry Sands grid ref. N.O. 568328
also present in Bay 2 MANX SHEARWATERS

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Postby Neil Young » Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:11 am

Kingfisher (1), Gadwall +b3, Osprey (2). No sign of Great reed warbler
Tuesday 11/7/2006 at Kinnordy on Tuesday morning

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Montrose Basin at Old Montrose Pier and The Lurgies

Postby HarryB » Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:38 pm

Apologies to all for posting in the wrong place (I'm old - give me a break!) Any confusing (and confused) reports were mine and I'll start again.
Waders have returned in good numbers.
Today (Wednesday), we got a flight of 8 Greenshanks and apparently even more later this evening (after high tide), although they were more spread out, feeding.
There were 19 Knot, mainly in breeding plumage and Black-tailed Godwit only numbered 9 today 7 of which were in breeding plumage.
Well over 100 Redshanks, approx. 10 Curlew, 120 Lapwing, an Osprey and a Peregrine.
Apart from the birds of prey, it's clear the waders are here and are worth checking out. Even if they're not all rarities, what a pleasure to see the breeding plumages.
Common Sandpipers numbered 24 and are almost certainly local birds which have bred along the banks of the South Esk.
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Wed. July 12th . COMMON SCOTER AND LITTLE GULLS

Postby Bob McCurley » Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:29 pm

Wed. 12th July 1600hrs 900/1000. COMMON SCOTER in Carnoustie Bay off Barry Sands at Grid Ref. N.O. 567328

WEd. 12Th. July 1500hrs. 270 LITTLE GULLS at Buddon Burn Mouth at Grid Ref. N.O. 513323

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Osprey in Montrose Basin

Postby HarryB » Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:35 am

Osprey catching a fish in Montrose Basin this morning (Thursday at 10.30) . Bird stopped off on one of the trees/dead wood out on the Basin and ate the fish.
Presumably it, either is no longer feeding young, or it is a young bird, fishing for itself.
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Thursday 13th July 2006 - Quail

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:14 pm

Date & Time: Thursday 13th July 2006 - 8:10pm
Species: Quail
Location: Quail calling from 8:10pm to 8:50 at least near West Boghead (just north of Auchmithie).
In cereal fields south side of road at OS Ref. 675 456 From Auchmithie to this location at least x22 individual Corn Buntings heard from roadside.


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Montrose Basin this afternoon (Friday14 July)

Postby HarryB » Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:52 pm

A Spotted Redshanks amongst very few (7) Common Redshanks at Lady Erskine's Bank (Upstream from Old Montrse Pier, on the opposite bank).
5 Common Greenshanks also in that area.
Another birder informed me there were a dozen Black-tailed Godwits at Rossie Island, but I only saw 5 at the Lurgies.
1 Pink-footed Goose + 3 Eurasian Wigeon.
Just had a message that there is a female Long-tailed Duck amongst 21 Common Goldeneye (from Neil Mitchell, Ranger at Montrose Basin). [/b]
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Hobby at Montrose.

Postby keith hendrie » Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:15 pm

A Hobby today (14th) at around 3pm being mobbed by Swifts over the west end park. Flew south, last seen heading over Barns of Craig. :lol:

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14 July 2006 Black tailed Godwits at Montrose Basin

Postby Ken Hall » Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:53 am

Harry, thanks for suggesting I have a look at Lady Erskine's Bank.
I counted 33 Blackwits, many in summer plumage. Perhaps the ones from Rossie had moved up.
Also Redshank numbers increased to about 20, plus Dunlin and possibly 2 Little Stints.

Ken Hall :D

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SUNDAY 16th JULY 2006 - Spotted Redshank

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Jul 16, 2006 6:32 pm

Date & Time: SUNDAY 16th JULY 2006 - 4:00pm
Species: Spotted Redshank
Location: Spotted Redshank at Duns Dish, plus 3 greenshank also. Per Birdguides Website.

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QUAIL at Ferryden

Postby keith hendrie » Sun Jul 16, 2006 8:04 pm

Quail heard and seen at Ferryden this afternoon.
In the pea field next to Ferryden Farm, as the peas are being harvested the cover is sparse enough to allow viewing.
It still takes a while to locate them but it does present a good chance to finally nail a sighting.

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WeBS (Wetland Birds Survey) Montrose Basin Sunday 16 July

Postby HarryB » Mon Jul 17, 2006 3:02 pm

The WeBS survey at the Basin (High tide last night) produced:
2 Great Cormorant, 39 Grey Heron, 4 Pink-footed Goose,
1 Bar-headed Goose, 294 Common Shelduck, 49 Mallard,
5 Eurasian Wigeon, 2 Eurasian Teal, 1 Greater Scaup,
3 Tufted Duck, 1669 Common Eider, 22 Common Goldeneye,
15 Goosander, 32 Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Moorhen,
845 Eurasian Oystercatcher, 205 Northern Lapwing,
18 Red Knot, 14 Common Sandpiper,
308 Common Redshanks, 3 Common Greenshanks,
22 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit,
661 Eurasian Curlew, 399 Black-headed Gull, 100 Mew Gull,
1 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Herring Gull, Common Tern 37,
21 Arctic Tern, 8 Sandwich Tern, 2 Little Tern.
I've used the 'new' names for these birds e.g. Great Cormorant and Mew Gull.
This is not necessary and the old names are definitely equally acceptable in any bird reports.
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MONDAY 17th JULY 2006 - Barn Owl

Postby Mark Caunt » Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:49 am

Date & Time: MONDAY 17th JULY 2006 - 11:00pm
Species: Barn Owl
Location: I was sat on the bench at Auchmithie (which overlooks the harbour half way down the track), chatting with a mate & having a couple of beers,
;) when a cracking Barn Owl flew across right in front of us at 11:00pm on the dot.
It hunted for a while over the cliff side bushes and grassland before flying away over the cliff tops.

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Tuesday July 18th SOOTY SHEARWATERS

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:19 pm

TUES.JULY 18TH 1400HRS. EASTHAVEN NO592362

SOOTY SHEARWATERS close in going North 4 Birds


TUES . 18TH.JULY 1300HRS. BALGAVIES LOCH S/W/T/Reserve

1 KINGFISHER , 1 OSPREY , GARDEN WARBLER , BLACKCAP

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Greenshanks, Kingfisher and Manx Shearwaters

Postby HarryB » Wed Jul 19, 2006 4:54 pm

John Hendrie reported a Kingfisher in the reedbed at the Lurgies (at Old Montrose Pier). He also reported 7 Common Greenshanks and one of the two Whooper Swans at The Lurgies.
140 Manx Shearwaters per hour, heading north, with about 20 per hour heading south, at Usan this afternoon. Visibility quite poor because of the haar (mist) and that seemed to be bringing some of them in very close to shore.
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Postby keith hendrie » Thu Jul 20, 2006 12:36 pm

Sooty shearwater reported between Ferryden and Usan yesterday.

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Grasshopper Warbler

Postby keith hendrie » Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:53 pm

Grasshopper Warbler singing at the lurgies this evening.

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FRIDAY 21st JULY 2006 - Barn Owl

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:01 pm

Date & Time: FRIDAY 21st JULY 2006 - 10:55pm
Species: Barn Owl
Location: Once again the Auchmithie Barn Owl proves a great time keeper! Tonight at 10:55pm, five minutes early then Mondays sighting, as it did its rounds at Auchmithie cliff bushes and grassland. Spotted from the bench at Auchmithie (which overlooks the harbour half way down the track), flying across right in front of me and the misses. It again hunted for a while over the cliff side bushes and grassland before flying away over the cliff tops.

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Sooty Shearwater

Postby RAB » Sat Jul 22, 2006 6:32 pm

1 Sooty Shearwater past Fishtown of Usan this afternoon, 4pm-5pm, also c40 Manx Shearwater and 3 Bonxies.

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Adult Mediterranean Gull at Arbroath, today24 July 06 (am)

Postby HarryB » Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:01 am

Hi All,
Bob McCurley just phoned at 10.00, to tell me he has found an adult Mediterranean Gull, behind the 10 pin bowling alley on the sea front at Arbroath. That's on the east side of the town, where the various musement facilities are, for those of you who might not know the area.
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Monday July 24th. Birds on the Lurgies

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Jul 24, 2006 4:12 pm

24th July 11a.m. WATER RAIL feeding a JUV. in small inlet at foot of Reed bed at start of Lurgies Walk ( Grid Ref. N.O. 676577)

Also seen on the Lurgies today ,

1 KINGFISHER -- 1 OSPREY -- 14 COMMON SANDPIPERS -- 3 GREENSHANKS , and 1 TURNSTONE ( returning Wader )

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MONDAY 24th JULY 2006 - Med Gull

Postby Mark Caunt » Mon Jul 24, 2006 4:39 pm

Date & Time: MONDAY 24th JULY 2006 - 4:00pm
Species: Med Gull
Location: Birdguides website is reporting an Adult Med Gull behind behind the ten-pin bowling alley at the south end of Arbroath Esplanade today.

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Arctic Skuas and Manx Shearwater at Usan today 26/07/06 pm

Postby HarryB » Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:20 pm

Hi All,
A few Manxies (north and south) this afternoon at Usan.
Also 3 juvenile Arctic Skuas heading north. Haar quite close in, so visibility not great. Difficult to see channel markers at mouth of South Esk.
1 adult Red-throated Diver flying north.
Also approx. 350 Common Starlings around mains of Usan Farm, with 40+ House Sparrows.
I know very very few of you are going to bust a gut going to see either of the latter species, but records are important and any large group of birds is of interest to the compiler of the Angus Bird Report. :)
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Some birds on the Tay Estuary this evening Thurs. 27 July 06

Postby HarryB » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:13 pm

Reports, variously from Tim Gulson and Bob McCurley of 3 Bonxies (Great Skuas) and a Manx Shearwater in Carnoustie Bay. Also, 39 Little Gulls, which flew west up the Tay Estuary and into Invergowrie Bay.
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Thursday 27th @ Loch of Kinnordy

Postby Alan Leitch » Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:47 am

Thursday 27th @ Loch of Kinnordy

Marsh Harrier - Adult Female
Osprey - At least two individuals
Green Sandpiper - Swamp Hide
Water Rail chicks showing well at the Gullery, also lots of chicks calling from various parts of the reserve.

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FRIDAY 28th JULY 2006 - Med Gull

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:38 am

Date & Time: FRIDAY 28th JULY 2006 - 10:00am - 11:00am at least
Species: Med Gull
Location: Adult Med Gull (starting to moult) at Arbroath Esplanade behind Waterfront Night club with black headed gulls from 10:00am to 11:00am at least.
No leg rings.


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^ Med Gull on Arbroath Esplanade. Friday 28th July 2006.

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Common Greenshanks at The Lurgies today,29 July 06

Postby HarryB » Sat Jul 29, 2006 5:11 pm

8 Common Greenshanks at The Lurgies today.
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SATURDAY 29th JULY 2006 - Pomarine Skua, Whimbrel

Postby Mark Caunt » Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:26 pm

Date & Time: SATURDAY 29th JULY 2006 - 5:15pm
Species: Pomarine Skua, Whimbrel
Location: Birdguides website reporting adult Pom Skua flying north this afternoon past Fishtown of Usan; also 2 Whimbrel south and 108 Manx Shearwater

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July 29th MONIEFIETH BAY BIG SEA BIRD PASSAGE

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:50 am

Sat. July 29th Moniefieth Bay 1515hrs. Grid Ref. N.O. 505315.
45 MANX SHEARWATERS, 300 LITTLE GULLS, 70 GANNETS, 200 KITTIWAKES, 42 BAR TAILED GODWITS, 4 ARCTIC SKUAS ALL DARK PHASE. MOSTLY GOING NORTH.

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At Montrose Basin today 30 July.

Postby HarryB » Sun Jul 30, 2006 3:50 pm

1 Spotted Redshank arrived in Maryton Bay at 14.10.
Also in the Basin today: 31 Common Goldeneye (Ken Donald)
35 Grey Heron, 1 Osprey, 33 Dunlin,42 Goosander and
62 Red-breasted Merganser (Andy Love)
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SUNDAY 30th JULY 2006 - Med Gull

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Jul 30, 2006 4:41 pm

Date & Time: SUNDAY 30th JULY 2006 - 3:30pm
Species: Med Gull
Location: Med Gull seen from Easthaven Beach at 3:30pm today. Stayed for a few minutes before heading south out of view.
If plumage and age is anything to go by, very probably the bird photographed at Arbroath 2 days ago on Friday 28th.

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Sunday 30 July Green Sandpiper at Murton Forfar

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Jul 30, 2006 7:46 pm

Sunday 30th July 9a.m. Grid Ref N.O. 477519

GREEN SANDPIPER on Murton Scrape , one .

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Sunday 30th. July Redcastle Hide Lunan Bay

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Jul 30, 2006 7:55 pm

30th. July 1300hrs. REDCASTLE HIDE, LUNAN BAY , Grid Ref, N.O. 688510

25 SANDERLIJNGS , 23 RINGED PLOVERS , 3 DUNLIN ,

15 ARCTIC TERNS , 20 COMMON TERNS 6 SANDWICH TERNS ,

30 COMMON SCOTER 1 TURNSTONE .

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Sunday 30th July 06 - Ring Ouzel

Postby Dave Adam » Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:31 pm

Sunday 30th July 06 - Crags of Glen Effock, 1x Male Ring Ouzel


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