16 - APRIL 2017 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

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19th April Common Cranes.

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Two Common Cranes flying high over north side of Balgavies Loch about 6pm 'ish. Might be worth a look at Kinnordy tomorrow.
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Re: APRIL 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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AGV:
Thursday 20 April:
Approx 60 Black- tailed Godwits from Swamp hide, Kinnordy 07.30.
Ted Logan
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Thursday 20th April:
Still 3 little gulls on Denfind Pond, Monikie.
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Sandwich Terns West Haven 22 April 11:00

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24 sandwich terns resting on rocks between Carnoustie and West Haven. Also several pairs of shelduck near East Haven.
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Re: APRIL 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Kinnordy Loch 6.30am

Sedge warblers calling from Swamp hide area.
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April 23rd. Craig Mill Den Birds

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April 22nd/23rd - Craig Mill Den Birds - BLACKCAPS Male and Female - WILLOW WARBLERS 2 Singing -- 6 SWALLOWS- 10 HOUSE MARTINS - 2 GREY WAGTAILS - 2 STOCK DOVES - 2 BUZZARDS-
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Re: APRIL 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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AGV:
Sunday 23rd April:
Redstart (male) at Kinnordy- Swamp Hide. 6p.m.
Sheila Newcombe
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April 25th -- SANDWICH TERNS

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APRIL 25TH - MONIFIETH BAY - Opposite Childrens Playgroup 2 SANDWICH TERNS very close in - my first of year
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26th APRIL 2017 Whimbrel

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1 Whimbrel on shore half way between Craigmill Burn & East Haven cNO588354 in company with 6 Curlew 5pm.
Also 40 Sanderling, 7 Dunlin, 5 Turnstone & 1 Black-tailed Godwit all in breeding plumage.
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Re: APRIL 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Glenlethnot 12.00

female Whinchat ,Stonechats, Wheatears, Red Kite, Stock Dove.
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House Sparrow/Tree Sparrow pair??

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Seen for the last few days on my neighbours roof, a female House Sparrow and a Tree Sparrow of unknown gender attending the same nest. Both birds visit individually and together, both are feeding the chicks in the nest, both have been in the nest at the same time and also both brood the young.

I've emailed the BTO and asked around if this behaviour has been seen before.

Video of two short clips spliced together here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLzk_1lZY_g

I'll try for some good photos to confirm that both birds are "true" and not part something else.
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Re: APRIL 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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AGV:
Saturday 29th April:
Little Egret from Shelduck hide, Montrose Basin. 13.40
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Re: APRIL 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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AGV:
Sunday 30th April:
28 Brent Geese Montrose - mid Basin. From Visitor Centre. 12:15pm.
Alison O'Hara

1 adult little Gull with common Gull flock off scurdie ness by green bouy.
Barry Farquharson
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