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Re: JANUARY 2015 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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25/01/2015 St.Vigeans NT Trail. Dippers, Chaffinch, Collared Dove, Ferel Pidgeons, Great tit, Blue tit, Woodies, Jackdaws, Black Birds, Widgeon, Wren,ds, Curlews, Pinkies, Herring Gulls, Teal, Starling, Moorhens, Song Thrush, Goldcrest, Buzzard, Grey Heron , Black headed Gulls.
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red kites

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23 in Angus airspace this evening
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Bramblings, Monikie

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At least three Bramblings with Chaffinches in the woods area beside the Rangers Office on the way to the piers on the North Pond today at around 1300. Last seen feeding on beech mast on the bank of the first small ditch, I'll post a video on my youtube later once edited.
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Re: JANUARY 2015 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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flock of c. 50 Fieldfare at Castleton of Eassie this afternoon feeding in a stubble field, also 2 Skylarks and a Grey Wagtail
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Backwater to the Basin

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Tuesday 27th January 2015 - 0900 to 1545

Backwater Dam, 8 Black Grouse, 2 Raven, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 14 Teal, 90 Starling, 1 Fieldfare and 4 Crossbill.

Lintrathen, Whoopers, Teal, Wigeon, Mallard, Tufties, Goldeneye and Goosander.

Purgavie, 12 Mistle Thrush.

Kinnordy, usual birds and 1 Barn Owl peering from its box, first time I've seen it for ages. 3 Fieldfares and 2 Redwing from the road at West Lochside (Kingoldrum Road).

Glen Lethnot at Burnfoot 1 Red Kite, at Blairno 1 Hooded Crow (fled with Crows when I opened the car window) and 4 Red Grouse further up.

Lurgies, Little Egret in burn and a Kingfisher flew through the video as I filmed the Egret!
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Jan 29rth BRAMBLING AT MONIKIE

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JAN 29TH 11-30AM MONIKIE COUNTRY PARK - BRAMBLING 2 IN TALL TREES JUST PAST THE DITCH ON LEFT HAND SIDE AFTER CROSSING THE SMALL BRIDGE ON WAY TO NORTH POND

My first of the year , have found them elusive this year so far .
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Waxwings at Longforgan

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Two Waxwings reported on Birdguides were still at the roundabout at the west end of Longforgan at 1350 today, 29/1/2015. Best viewed from a small paddock in Smiths Court but the berries they were feeding on are getting sparse so they might move soon. Posted here as it's so close to Dundee.

Dundee City Quay, Red-throated Diver, 3 Little Grebe and 1 juvenile Long-tailed Duck.

Carnoustie House Grounds Park/Woodlands School, 3 Stock Doves again today, they've been around a week now.
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R.E Stock Doves in Carnoustie

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Alex, I've seen Stock Doves regularly up in the woods beside Shanwell Cemetery and Carnoustie High School. Out of curiosity is it unusual for them to be in a town park?
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Re: JANUARY 2015 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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30th Jan

City Quay, Dundee
Red throated diver, long tailed duck and 3 little grebes all in the dock area without the unicorn. Also, pied wagtails, 2 grey heron, robin, blackbirds, oystercatchers, cormorants and herring gulls.

East end of Broughtyferry Esplanade
2 sanderling, 16 ringed plovers and 80 dunlin roosting on the beach. Also, turnstones, redshanks, herring and black headed gulls. Further east could be seen eider and oystercatchers too.

Balgavies loch
Brief visit but water rail and 2xmoorhen under feeders. Planty of chaffinches, blue/great/coal tits. Robin too. Tufted ducks, greylag geese and mallards on the water. A couple of grey heron too.
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Re: JANUARY 2015 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Fishtown of Usan. 9.00 - 12.00

4 Little Auks south,( 3 together and a single bird later) another Little Auk landed out past the buoys later in morning.
3 Great Northern Divers south.
1 Black-throated Diver south.
50+ Red-throated Divers south.
Juv. Pomarine Skua north
7 Purple Sandpipers on rocks.
also plenty other bird movement;
Kittiewake, Guillemot, Common Scoter, Velvet Scoter, Gannet, Fulmar
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Re: JANUARY 2015 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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1st Feb Elliot 1030 11 Snipe, 2 Jack Snipe, Male Stonechat, single Moorhen, pair of Mute Swans.
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