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Pair of magpies busy nest building in lochee today at 9.00 am
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Re: MARCH 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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AGV:
Monday 20th March:
Drake Smew distant views from Gullery Hide, Loch of Kinnordy. 10:15.
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Monday 20th March:
2 Sand Martins this am at Forfar Loch. 1 Sand Martin and 2 Chiffchaff's at Balgavies at 12.50.
Trevor Donaldson and RSPB Aberdeen Local Group.
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Re: MARCH 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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AGV:
Tuesday 21st March:
Small flock of about 15 waxwings in Kirrie. Slade Road opposite people's bungalows.
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39 Whooper swans flying North over Gannochy bridge this morning. 21/3/17
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March 22nd- Siberian Chiffchaff - Keptie Ponds- Arbroath

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March 22nd - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF - Keptie Pond Arbroath - 2pm Definitely A Siberian as it called repeatedly matching exactly the Call played back on Graham Smiths Bird Call hand held app. Gave very close views allowing photo opportunities - a Definite Sibe !
Also on the Pond a Single Male Goosander with 5 Females attending !
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23rd MARCH 2017 Keptie Pond

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Three Chiffchaffs at Keptie Pond this afternoon. All appeared a similar dull grey/brown in colour with no sign of green, but the light was very poor and they were mostly silhouetted against the sky. They spent a fair bit of time feeding close together with occasional interaction and chasing, but never called or sang in over an hour, so could not be positively identified.
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March 23rd -Carnoustie Golf Course Practice area

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Practice area Barry Buddon end and Big Pond too---- Chiffchaff calling - 2 Dabchicks - 1 Pied Wagtail - 4 Mute Swans 2 Juvs. 2 Ad.- 2 Mallards- 4 Coot - 6 Tufted Duck - 1 Robin - 1 Song Thrush - 1 Skylark- 1 Blackbird-
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There were 20 waxwings outside my father's house in Thrums Gardens this morning. In some tall trees and feeding on some berries in Lindsey Street. Couldn't find the smew at Kinnordy. Did see tree sparrows, redwing, whooper swans, water rails, goosander etc. There was a sparrow hawk today over the Kirrie cemetery. Saw it there yesterday too. At Montrose base visitors centre we found a peregrine, pintail, knot, black-tailed godwits and a few green shanks.
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Green Sandpiper at Murton

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The previously reported Green Sandpiper is still at Murton, viewed this afternoon around 1500 from the Gladstone Hide.

A better video than I've had before of this species here, https://youtu.be/Pi4pYjKhFBE will play in 1080 HD, or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJtdfrc7Jwg

There were two identical Chiffchaffs at Keptie Pond today (seen together) one was definitely a Siberian as it had called, also to add confusion a Common Chiffchaff was also seen on its own away from the two.
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24/03.2017 11.00 common Chiff at Keptie visiting his cousin the Siberian. Coot on one nest has eggs. Male Swan being very nasty to remaining Cygnet
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Re: MARCH 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Smew from new hide this morning at Lintrathen. Couldn't locate the red necked grebe.
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Re: MARCH 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Two chiffchaffs singing at Lintrathen this morning.
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March 25th Barry Buddon - Chiffchaff Calling

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March 25th -Barry Buddon Monifieth Sentry Box end -- 1 CHIFFCHAFF calling - SONG THRUSH - BLACKBIRD - CHAFFINCH - BLUE TIT -1 MAGPIE -
YELLOWHAMMER -
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Re: MARCH 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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25/03/2017 Keptie pond Chiff Chaff singing in tree south side of pond by steps, Goldcrest also singing in trees east end of pond, Male Swan still giving Cygnet hard time.
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CHIFFCHAFF - BARRY BUDDON - SPION KOP ROAD

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MARCH 25TH- BARRY BUDDON - SPION KOP ROAD - A CHIFFCHAFF CALLING - ALSO FEMALE SPARROW HAWK - ON A QUICK VISIT --
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Sunday March 26th - Barry Buddon - 9 Buzzards ! ETC.

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Sunday March 26th - Barry Buddon Sightings-- 9 BUZZARDS ALL TOGETHER HOVERING HIGH OVER SPION KOP ROAD ! Never seen so many before !
3 CHIFFCHAFFS calling -- GT. SPOT, WOODPECKER heard drumming at Cowbyers - Male STONECHAT - Male REED BUNTING - SKYLARKS singing on territory - MEADOW PIPITS back on territory - Barry Loch held 2 GOLDENEYE Male & Female - 1 LITTLE GREBE - 2 MALLARD- 2 MOORHEN
CURLEW on territory--
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Kinnordy Loch Sunday 26th

2 Sand Martins over east of loch 9am
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Re: MARCH 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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27/03/2017 Keptie Pond no sign of the Sibe Chiff Chaff, the last Cygnet has finally been chased off, 3 Female Goosanders still around.
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27th MARCH 2017 Kinnordy Marsh Harrier

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Female Marsh Harrier quartering the reed beds opposite Gullery Hide at Loch of Kinnordy
4.40pm
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Lintrathen Red-necked Grebe

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The Red-necked Grebe is still around at Lintrathen, viewed today very close in front of the New Hide.

Northeast of Glenhead Farm, Backwater Dam on Cuilt Hill today, seventeen Ravens counted together, likely attracted by a carcass on the hill.

2 Crossbills seen at picnic area Backwater Dam, male and female, myself and Jon.

Ron Mitchell reports that the Green Sandpiper is still at Murton.
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Re: MARCH 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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AGV:
Monday 27th March:
Purple sandpiper Ethiehaven. Slavonian grebe from Lunan bay Hide.
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Re: MARCH 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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29th March first returning Sand Martins 5, at Keptie pond today.
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Female Marsh Harrier at Kinnordy today.
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Re: MARCH 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Lurgies yesterday morning - at least 2 Chiff Chaff along the path. Greenshank seen beside River.

Quick stop at the Balgavies viewpoint, two or three Chiff Chaff calling.
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Re: MARCH 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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30 March 2017
Balgavies Loch
Osprey returns

!6.30: Noted crows causing a disturbance over the nest site. Shortly afterwards an Osprey flew into the dead tree adjacent to the Pine tree. it continued to be mobbed by crows and made short flights to and from the nest. Still present ay 17.10 when I left
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Will confirm later by photo, but be warned, the distance from the hide is a bit beyond the reach of my camera.

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March 30th - KINNORDY MARSH HARRIERS ARE BACK

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March 30th - Male and Female MARSH HARRIERS , Seen from East Hide at 3pm - - Great to see them back safely
Have checked and it is ok to put this great news that they are back on this Website. -- We now await the safe return of the Kinnordy Ospreys
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Little Gulls and Wheatear

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42 Little Gulls on Island Pond at Monikie today.

One Wheatear with 24 Purple Sandpipers at Inchcape Park, Arbroath at 1600. Also Turnstones, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Redshank at near to high tide.
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Kinnordy Loch 4.30pm

pair of Garganey
pair of Pintail
pair of Marsh Harriers
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Re: MARCH 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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01/04/2017 Elliot mouth largest flock of Sanderlings i have seen here, stop counting after 60, few ringed Plover also.
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Sand martins

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01/04/2017 3 sand martins at the Ness, Arbroath.
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