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24a - JANUARY to DECEMBER 2009 BIRD SIGHTINGS (NON ANGUS)

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Non Angus Bird Sightings for JANUARY to DECEMBER 2009
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Re: JAN to DEC 2009 NON ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Saturday 3rd January
Tentsmuir - Tayport to Eden Estuary.

Crow, Herring Gull, Common Gull, Great Black Backed Gull, Oystercatcher, Dunlin, Eider (At least 2-3000 on Tay Estuary), Mute Swan, Turnstone, Shellduck, Bar tailed godwit. ( At Tayport end).

2 greenshank, red breasted merganser, goldeneye off observation point.

Stonechat and bullfinch observed from Kinshaldy to Eden estuary. Many gulls out at sea but did not manage to spot Scoters or long tailed duck (which may have been due to low tide).

Also lucky enough to see a Goshawk (somewhere in Tenstmuir!). A good days birding.
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Re: JAN to DEC 2009 NON ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Friday 23rd Jan 2009
Various locations in Glenisla area: 15 Buzzard, 2 Magpie, 2 Jay, 3 Goosander - 2 male, 1 female (Backwater), 1 Woodcock.
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Re: JAN to DEC 2009 NON ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Sunday 8th February
Elie - Bay off the Golf Course

King Eider showing well ( comes in very close to shore at high tide). Eider (100+) , red breasted merganser(2), golden plover (20), Ringed plover, redshank, stonechat, purple sandpiper (30), oystrcatcher, dunlin, sanderling.

Went on to Anstruther Harbour and Iceland Gull in outer harbour.
Turnstone on in amongst the kelp washed up onto the beach over harbour wall.

Another good day.
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Swallow

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1st swallow of the year for me today (11th April) near Bridge of Cally.
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Willow warblers, Chiffchaffs.

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Yesterday (Sun 12th) several Willow warblers and 2 Chiffchaff at Alyth Golf Course, also 1 Swallow on wires in Alyth
early yesterday morning.
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Re: JAN to DEC 2009 NON ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Cuckoo - Glen Lochay
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On Saturday April 18th (1030hrs) - in the woods just at the start of the climb to Meall Ghaordaidh. Loud, clear singing for several minutes.
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Re: JAN to DEC 2009 NON ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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3rd May - Pair of adult Great Skua off Fowlsheugh.

Terrorising, killing and eating other seabirds.

Happy birding,

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Re: JAN to DEC 2009 NON ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Little Egret been at Guardbridge since Monday. Showing well in front of the hide this evening at around 7pm.
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Swifts etc.

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3 swifts last night (Saturday) flying around Alyth. Cuckoo heard today near Alyth Golf Course, also lots of Willow warblers and 2 Chiffchaffs.
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Sunday 17th May 2009 - Collared Flycatcher

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Date & Time: Sunday 17th May 2009 - 2:30pm
Species: Male Collared Flycatcher
Details: A male Collared Flycatcher showing for its 2nd day at Denburn Wood, Crail, Fife.
Showing reasonably well.

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Re: JAN to DEC 2009 NON ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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little grebe with 2 chicks in front of the christie hide at morton lochs
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21st May Dunkeld Hawfinch

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Craig Wood, Dunkeld, north of footpath to Loch of the Lowes, NO037426:
Hawfinch 1, Tree Pipit 2 - seen
Cuckoo 1, Wood Warbler 1/2 - heard
Also superb display of bluebells.
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Re: JAN to DEC 2009 NON ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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buzzard divebombing a hunting fox at eden centre today ,the fox was chasing a rabbit,if you look closely at the first pic you can see the rabbit making its escape just to the right
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1 vixen with 6 cubs near the jet runway
1 otter morton lochs
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1 ringed plover tentsmuir beach
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1 sarrowhawk with prey morton lochs
2 mutes with 7 cygnets morton lochs
the mute swans at stobswell ponds in dundee are losing cygnets to the predating gulls
1 pair of oyster catchers with a single chick running about on the carrigeway just south of the tay bridge
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Spoonbills at RSPB Loch of Strathbeg (Sat June 13)

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Three Spoonbill at RSPB Loch of Strathbeg yesterday. Apparently, there was one bird on Friday and it was joined by another two there yesterday. Showing very well from Starnafin Farm itself.
Also three Bar-tailed Godwits and numerous Dunlin, about 30 Ringed Plover, +Redshanks, etc. Question is: are these returning non-breeders, or are they still on their way to the Arctic?
It now seems too late for heading north, but it's anyone's guess.
Needless to say; there were the usual, well known, Marsh Harriers about the area.
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Stilt Sandpiper and Pectoral Sandpiper at Strathbeg 10/07/09

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At RSPB Loch of Strathbeg today, there was an adult, breeding plumaged, Stilt Sandpiper.
Also there, was a Pectoral Sandpiper.
Both birds easily seen from viewing window at Starnafin Farm building, RSPB Loch of Strathbeg.
Friday 10 July 2009.
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Re: JAN to DEC 2009 NON ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Pair of magpies seen in Coupar Angus cemetery. I have lived here for over 20 yrs and had not seen magpies within 30miles radius but this pair appeared here last year. Also grey squirrels in my garden in Grampian View. Jays also seen in nearby Keithick estate.
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Kingfisher

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Kingfisher (1) last night, River Isla nr. Coupar Angus
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eden estuary hide

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went to the Eden estuary Hide at Guardbridge for the first time today, really nice hide , having padded seats & a loo were a real bonus !
Tide was well out when I was there but still plenty to see including;
KINGFISHER, OSPREY (2), GREENSHANK, COMMON SANDPIPER, LBB GULL, CURLEW,DUNLIN & A BAR-TAILED GODWIT IN SUMMER PLUMAGE RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE HIDE, FANTASTIC VIEW.
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spotted redshank

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Guardbridge Hide, Eden estuary 3pm.
tide coming in. spotted redshank, large flock of dunlin with several curlew sandpipers mixed in. greenshank, kingfisher, osprey, goosander, common sandpiper
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Re: JAN to DEC 2009 NON ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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guardbridge hide eden centre today between 2.30 3.15
1 little egret (the bird has been showing from roughly 25/08/09)

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d91/k ... legret.jpg
lots of waders
ruff (spotted by eck)golden plovers/knot/dunlins/curlews/oystercatchers/lapwings /bar tailed godwits/redshanks,other birds seen were buzzards/kestrel/mute swans/rb mergansers/cormorants/herons/woodpigeons/eiders/bh gulls/lbb gulls/pintail ducks /herons ,the centre is a superb birding spot for those who haven,t visited it yet, the hide is heated and has padded seats ,it has large windows which can be opened and has feeders next to it which will be filled once the natural food runs out,the hide itself is less than 2 mins walk from the carpark
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Swallow

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Single swallow this morning near Blairgowrie.
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Long-eared Owl & Little Grebes

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Fantastic views of a Long-eared Owl in our garden in Alyth today 2nd October. Also while playing golf at Glenisla golf course, young Little Grebes being fed by adults - is this unusual so late in the year? 4 swallows on wires near the golf course probably passing through.
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Re: JAN to DEC 2009 NON ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Glen Tanar,Goldcrests x2 near the chapel
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strathbeg - glossy ibis

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Glossy Ibis was feeding in a field at Quarrybank Farm approx 1 mile north from the reserve on B9033. White -Rumped sandpiper and white-tailed Eagle also seen there today, Glossy Ibis photographs by Alex Guthrie , 11 years old to follow.
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Re: JAN to DEC 2009 NON ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Glossy Ibis still at Strathbeg this morning.Also an Interesting record of a Crested Tit in Glentanar,Deeside yesterday.
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Barn Owl

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Barn Owl last night at about 1 a.m. near Crathie Bridge, Meigle.
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Fieldfare & Redwing - Perthshire

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25th Oct
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Large mixed flock (c150) of Fieldfare and Redwing moving SW across the glen.
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Whooper Swans

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This afternoon at 3.30pm - 140 whooper swans in flooded field near Meigle, along with c.500 Lapwing. Most of the whoopers were in family groups of 5-6 birds.
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Tree Sparrow

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Single Tree Sparrow in our garden in Alyth this afternoon.
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Geese, swans etc.

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Stopped at Crathie Bridge, Meigle lunchtime today (15th) - c2000 Pink-footed geese, c100 Canada geese, c100 Whooper Swans, also loads of Teal, Lapwing, Common Gull, 4 Fieldfare, 1 Buzzard. Also, in Alyth Den this afternoon - Dipper (1).
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