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Angus Bird Sightings for SEPTEMBER 2019
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Arbroath, West Links in front of play park near dusk, 1/9/2019.
Curlew Sandpiper still, hard work as anglers moved the flock around the beach repeatedly. Also at least 6 Wheatear, probably more, 5 Bar-tailed Godwits, Dunlin, Ringed Plovers, Redshanks and Curlews. No Gulls or Terns, angler on roost!
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AGV:
Sunday 1st September:
Curlew Sandpiper, juvenile feeding with Dunlin and Ringed Plover in front of Arbroath Esplanade, 11.10am.
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Arbroath west links in front of play park 4pm 10 wheatears along with several pied wagtails,3 little gulls resting on the grassy area near the mouth of the Elliot burn
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2/9/2019, 1400hrs, Montrose Basin.

Juvenile Marsh Harrier with violet or blue wing tag on right wing, over Slunks this afternoon, likely passing through. Greenshanks, 25 Goldeneye, Canada Geese and 2 Kingfishers downstream of old harbour.
Reports tonight of Pink-footed Geese in Angus, and Perth and Kinross.
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Arbroath Cliffs, 3/9/2019, 1500hrs.
Green Sandpiper on scrape formed by machinery at a compost dump at East Seaton farm. Seen from where the cliff path descends into Carlingheugh Bay, "The Flairs", south end.
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Report on Birdguides tonight:
"Roseate Tern adult and juvenile still at West Haven; also adult Little Gull there, plus juvenile Black Tern again off Craigmill mouth"
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Victoria Park, Arbroath, 7/9/2019 - 1215hrs.
2 Med Gulls, 1 1st winter and an adult near Whiting Ness. 200 terms, mostly common, mobile as tide ebbed. 90 Curlews with high number of juveniles.

West Links at play park, 5 Bar-tailed Godwits, Dunlins, Ringed Plovers and around 140 Terns, mostly common, still 1 or 2 Wheatear on rock armour.

West haven,1700hrs large number of Terns, maybe 300 on low tide line, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, Ringed Plovers and Dunlins.

Ring-necked Parakeet in Carnoustie House Grounds, the park at Woodlands School area. Reported by walkers as been around since last year.
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Montrose Basin 9.30am - 12.00

2 Curlew Sandpiper
3 Little Egret
3 Kingfisher . 1 at Centre & 2 at Lurgies
1 Ruff
c 50 Knot
At least 12 Greenshank
A juvenile Peregrine was constantly flushing the small waders from Rossie spit.
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Montrose Basin this afternoon:

2 Curlew Sandpipers showing well in front of the visitor centre.
2 ruff just before low tide, aslo from VC
c200 Knot
1 turnstone
2 greenshank
Still huge numbers of Lapwing.

2 little egrets were at the lurgies and Kingfisher at BoS hide.
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Sunday 8th 3-5pm ; Fishtown of Usan
2 Mediterranean Gulls ( 1 adult & a 1st winter bird)
1 juv. Black Tern
1 Bonxie
1 Arctic Skua ( dark morph)

7am this morning a female Merlin chasing Mipits south of Kirriemuir at Pluckerston farm on the Glamis road.
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AGV:
Monday 9th September:
Castleton of Eassie. 3.45pm. Hobby hunting along strip of trees behind potato store, heading towards Balkeerie.
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3 Curlew Sandpipers 4pm from Montrose Basin visitors centre
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4 young magpies at the east end of riverside nature park,at the dump area I saw another 8,a couple of adults were with this group,a little grebe was on the lochan,(this bird appears in sept every now and then)quite a few swallows flying around in camperdown park at the area where the weekend flower show was,i take it the flower show along with the weekend hot weather attracted a lot of insects and the swallows have made the most of it
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Inchcape Park (Sewage Pump Station), Arbroath. 10/9/2019 - 1230-1400

Three different Roseate Tern adults, two clearly with black beaks and a rose tinge to the breast. 4 reported later at Victoria Park.
Also one juvenile Black Tern, might be two if I can compare photos. Three Little Gulls also amongst the tern flock on the beach in front of the camper vans!

1 Curlew Sandpiper still west of SWT Montrose, waders on Rossie Spit flushed by dog walker and two dogs.
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AGV:
Wednesday 11th September:
Two Curlew Sandpipers and one Ruff on Rossie Spit at 1215, currently out of view. No sign of injured Curlew Sandpiper.
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Wednesday 11th September:
Castleton of Eassie. 4.30pm. Hobby again hunting over fields behind potato store. Was chasing small birds over potato field behind Castleton cottages, lost to view behindline of trees.
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Repeat news received:
3 curlew sandpipers on Rossie spit, Montrose Basin. 2pm.
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Hobby hunting around Eassie this afternoon. Large flock of migrating hirundine there.
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AGV:
Sunday 15th September:
Adult Hobby over fields near Turin big house. Seen from B9113 Forfar to Montrose road.  NO 54037 52258. at 10am.
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Sunday 15th September:
Drake surf scoter from ADBC Hide at lunan bay 1.40pm. Gus

2 first winter Little Gulls on beach from ADBC hide 1.45pm. Also GND and 5 Slavonian grebes seen earlier by Martin Scott.

Single Slavonian grebe at south of Lunan Bay, Surf Scoter here too. 3pm. Gus

Report of a probable Pallid Harrier heading south down the coast from Paul Baxter at Inverbervie now 3:50.
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Easthaven, 15th/16th September.

Sunday, Angus Coastal Festival event, 2 Ruff, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe, most common waders and Terns.

Monday, Webs count, Whinchat juvenile in brussel sprout field at roadside, 5 Bar-tailed Godwits, 1 Whimbrel, common waders and rare on the beach, a Sparrowhawk. Wheatear on both days.

NOTE: The level crossing gate at Craigmill to Parten Ha is now padlocked and a new notice, whether temporay or not says, "No Unathorised Access"
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ADBC Club Trip, Wednesday 18th September, UPDATE

Note that the SWT Centre does not open till 1030 am and the gate will locked up until around 10 am. Members wishing to attend please wait in the small layby at the gate at 0930 am. Also entry to the Centre for non-members is allowed free of charge, only to the area where the grey carpet extends. This allows access to the displays and the seating area for coffee and a view without scopes or binoculars out of two side windows. I never knew that, much I don't know though!

Mains of Usan, 17/9/2019 - 1430hrs
Adult Iceland Gull flying north towards Montrose, seen by Rob NN, Maggie and I. Also 3 Harbour Porpoises hunting in the bay.

12,000 Pink-footed Geese counted on Sunday at Montrose Basin, estimate of 20,000 at Tayock on Monday evening.

Little Egret, 6 Greenshanks, 7 Little Grebes and usual waders at the Lurgies this morning.
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55 Canada Geese at Backwater Res this afternoon. Very large number (200?) of migrating meadow pipits plus family ofl stonechats there also.
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Short eared owl Elliot Reed beds. 4pm yesterday
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AGV:
Sunday 22nd September:
YBW calling (briefly) from trees near sailing club car park, Montrose Basin . Not seen. SO'H
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Sunday 22nd September:
Passage of Skuas N at West Haven including long tailed and Pom per Martin Hoybeck.
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1 Curlew sandpiper from Montrose basin visitor centre. Slightly limping but not as bad as previously seen bird. 4.45pm
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Arbroath esplanade at lunchtime: 2x Bonxie (including one harassing Common Terns directly above the pleasure beach); 1x Pomarine Skua, close inshore.
West Haven: 1x Greenshank; 4x Barwit
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1 Yellow browned warbler this morning in Cliffburn Gully, Arbroath
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AGV:
Thursday 26th September:
Yellow-browed Warblers at Cliffburn Gully (prob 2 at 9:30)& Aucmithie Churchyard (13:00). 1 Long-tailed Skua Soff Auchmithie, briefly chased Kittiwakes with Arctic Skua. 5 Barnacle Geese S at Auchmithie.
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AGV:
Friday 27th September:
Yellow browed warbler at Mains of Usan in trees by the pond. 9.50am
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AGV:
Monday 30th September:
Yellow browed warbler at Mains of Usan in trees near pond.
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Monday 30th September:
Arbroath Inchcape park slipway at 3.30pm, 1 juv Little Gull, 1 juv Roseate Tern and 1 Arctic Skua
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