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We've had a Goshawk inside our factory for 2 days flying around in the roof space,it left today at luchtime through the open roller shutter door.Had a fairly good look at it and it was not wearing any falconry furniture.It seemed quite happy even when the over head crane went by,bizzare.
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Factory Goshawk

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Hi Burnie, Where is the factory where the Goshawk was seen?
Presumably in Angus?
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Harry,it is on the Forties road industrial estate in Montrose.I don't think it was a juvenile as they are browner,this bird was slate grey on the back.Wish I'd taken it's picture.
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Red Kites

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At least 6 Red Kites, lower Glen Esk. 17.00
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21st AUGUST 2009 Little Egret, Canada Geese

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From the Lurgies mid-day today Little Egret 1 (on bank towards Maryton) Canada Goose 80, Greenshank 8
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21 Aug Condor East 11.00 grid626430 Don't where they came from but had between 80 to 100 juvenile Gold finches feeding on the thistles and in trees. they must just be passing through but will check over weekend. Wheatears still passing through past Gayfield(640 413), also a large number of Swallows and House Martins coming by. 14 Ringed Plover in the harbour along with 4 Dunlin
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little ringed plover

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Little Ringed Plover up the Lurgies at Montrose Basin, approx 100m up from the Slunks among several common sandpipers at 10.30am
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August 22nd. LITTLE RINGED PLOVER

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August 22nd. 11-30am. LITTLE RINGED PLOVER 1 ON THE LURGIES , JUST PAST THE SLUNKS

Also present on The Lurgies -- RUFF 1 KINGFISHER 1 COMMON SANDPIPERS 7 GREENSHANK 5 LITTLE EGRET 1

Little Ringed Plover found by ADBC club member Gus Guthrie - well done Gus !
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kinnordy loch

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Flock of approx 15 Black-tailed Godwit at far side of Kinnordy Loch tonight at 7.30pm .Very flighty but did appear to settle down, seen from swamp hide. Missed the Ruff at Lurgies ! Have to go back and try again.
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Loch of Lintrathen, 22 Aug

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1 Green Sandpiper calling loudly
1 hunting Osprey
15 Canada on small poolo near Peel Farm, flying off to fields near Blairgowrie to feed.

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Bob McCurley
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August 23rd. KITTIWAKES - TERNS ETC, WEBS COUNT

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August 23rd. 12030pm KITTIWAKES 1000 ( YES " 1000 ! ) AT LUNAN BAY WEBS COUNT TODAY - HIGHEST COUNT EVER HERE AT LUNAN BAY

Also present - 150 COMMON TERNS - 30 ARCTIC TERNS - 12 SANDWICH TERNS - RINGED PLOVER 5 SANDERLING 8


August 23rd. 11-00am . LITTLE PLOVER 1, RUFF, 1- GREENSHANKS 5 LITTLE EGRET 1 CANADA GEESE 96
ABOVE ALL SEEN ON THE LURGIES MONTROSE BASIN
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Wheatear Broughty Ferry

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I've just come back from Broughty Ferry beach (5pm) and I'm sure I saw a wheatear. Never seen one on the beach before (it was on a rock). Its white backside caught my attention as it flew by and I waited until it landed. It was a female, according to my book. Can't make out if it was Northern or Desert (looks more like the picture of a desert). I have a wobbly video if anyone wants to see it. It was near the steps leading down to the beach - opposite Barnhill Rock gardens.
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Re: AUGUST 2009 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

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Short walk on Lunan beach showed more birds down there than I've seen in 5 years,nothing out of the ordinary except the quantity.Lots of swallows fuelling up for their long trip,seems to have been a good breeding year considering they were saying numbers are down on springwatch.
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Re: AUGUST 2009 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

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At The Lurgies this morning (before the rain)

The light was awful so I'm not sure all of what I saw!

A Kingfisher flying down the Esk.
10+ Greenshank
Ridiculous number of Heron!
Grey Wagtail
Sure I spotted a Marsh Harrier, but may be mistaken - does one bide in the area?
A funny wader next to a Redshank. Looked similar in size and seemed to have a streaky pinkish throat.

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Loch of Kinnordy

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A marsh harrier has been seen a few times over the last week or so, mostly over the north (far) side of swamp lochan. Please look out for wing tags if you do see any marsh harriers around.
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27 Aug 2009 11 oclock Gayfield grid640413 In a 20 minute count period had 65 Swallows and 8 Wheatears moving through going south
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Wheatears

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More wheatears (northern females or immatures) on the beach adjacent to Tayside caravan park and at the Barry Buddon beach area. Mostly moving around on the large boulders against the dunes. One at the rocks adjacent to the caraven site and two at Barry sands.
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28th AUGUST 2009 Grey Plover West Haven

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2 lovely Grey Plover in summer plumage on rocks off West Haven NO576346 5pm
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30 AUGUST 2009 BIRD SIGHTINGS - MONTROSE BASIN

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From the Lurgies this afternoon on mudflats on the River South Esk just west of the Shelduck hide 1 Little Egret with 3 Greenshank.

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Mediterranean Basin

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A flock of 24 greenshank and a little egret feeding together on the Basin mud yesterday.
7 colour-ringed out of 23 greenshank checked suggests over 100 birds on or through the basin recently.
1 bird was a returning adult from 2007 which visits the basin in July before wintering further south in Lothian. Maybe with global warming it will stay on the basin this winter.
Thanks very much to all for greenshank colour-ring sightings, counts and photographs. I'll produce some numbers and a map in the winter and send to all.
Keep up the good work.
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Re: AUGUST 2009 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

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30th Aug grid 616415 2 Swifts overhead moving South. 31st Aug condor East grid626430 Wheatears 2, still moving throuth, also quite a few juv Gold finches feeding on thistles
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31st AUGUST 2009 Brent Geese

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Craigmill Burn Mouth 3-4pm Pale Bellied Brent Goose 2 found by Stuart R Green. About 200m to west of the burn, feeding among rock pools.
Also Little Gull 8, Knot 1, Stock Dove 2
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August 31st Barry Buddon Round up

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August 31st. A visit to Barry buddon this afternoon produced the following "Goodies "

Waders at North end of Monifieth Bay /Barry Buddon 30 GREY PLOVER 25 GOLDEN PLOVER - 60 SANDERLINGS - 10 RINGED PLOVER - 100 BAR TAILED GODWIT- - 2 WHINCHATS - 3 STONECHATS - 6 WHEATEARS - 2 GREENSHANKS -
CARNOUSTIE BAY 200 COMMON SCOTER - 50 GUILLIMOTS - 20 RAZORBILLS 2 RED THROATED DIVERS . 8 GANNETS
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