15 - SEPTEMBER 2007 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

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Sunday Sept. 23rd. BRENT GEESE

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23RD. Sept. 1600hrs. BRENT GEESE ( Pale Bellied ) 2 only

MONIEFIETH BAY N.O. 505315
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White -tailed Sea Eagle (Erne) yesterday (Sunday)

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Once again, the eagle was found and seen to fly past the Wigeon Hide (heading approximately east) and then appeared to land in trees on the Kilrivie area of the north side of the Basin.
This was at approx 15.30 yesterday (Sunday).
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Montrose Basin WT Eagle

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The WT Eagle is showing well again around the Lurgies perched in dead tree. 10.30-11.15 and still there
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Curlew sandpiper Montrose

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There were two Curlew Sandpipers (juv) on the High tide roost at Rossie spit also 6 colour ringed Bk T Godwit plus plenty of Knot, Dunlin, Oystercatcher, Redshank and Curlew.
There were also an estimated 20,000+ geese at first light.
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Another WTE

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Hi all,
I've just been informed by Claire Smith of the RSPB that another WT eagle with the wing tag V has been sighted at Barnhead, so whenever possible please double check the letters seen on wingtags so we know which individual is concerned.
Birds have white tags on either wing.
Again in the first instance please let claire know( at eastscotlandseaeagles@rspb.org.uk ) but obviously we'd be very interested in local sightings at the cntre too.
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Pink-footed Geese

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22 Pink-footed Geese flew over our house this morning heading in a west-southwesterly direction.
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Curlew Sandpiper

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Curlew sandpiper still present at Mops pool.
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Re: Curlew Sandpiper at Mops Pool

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Where is Mops Pool for the Curlew Sandpiper, PLEASE?
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Alan Leitch

Loch of Kinnordy RSPB Reserve - Various

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27/09/2007

Gadwall - 75, Wigeon - 55, Pochard - 5, Coot - 5, Teal - 25, Tufted Duck -2, Lapwing - 12, Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1, Heron - 3 and still a few Swallows hawking flies over the fields...

25/09/2007

Barn Owl - Road casualty near Burrelton, nr Perth.

24/09/2007

Guillemot on the footpath to Kirriemuir at the Sluice!! Still alive just.
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sept.27th. SLAV.GREBE , BONXIE. LONG TAILED DUCKS

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27TH SEPT. 1330HRS. SLAVONIAN GREBE 1 , GREAT SKUA 1,
4 LONG TAILED DUCKS ( first of Autumn )

IN Lunan /Bay from A.D.B.C.Hide n/o. 688510

Also in Bay -- Common and Velvet Scoter , Wigeon , Teal , and 3 Little Gulls , and 1 Great Crested Grebe .
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LIttle Auk

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2 Little Auk past Arbroath this afternoon. Also 4 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Manx, 1 Arctic Skua.
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Mops pool

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Mops pool is where the boats are in front of Rossie spit.
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storm petrel

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1 Storm Petrel north past Arbroath this morning.
Also 5 Sooties, 4 Manxies and 2 Bonxies in half an hour.
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Pinks at Montrose

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Did a goose count at first light this morning, there c26,600 Pinks on the reserve and 32 Barnies.
The WTE was seen last night but it's not been showing so frequently on the reserve in the past few days.
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Barred Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat Fishtown of Usan

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A visiting birder is 95% certain he and his parents had a Barred Warbler today at Fishtown of Usan. They also definitely saw a Lesser Whitethroat there at the same time (Friday 13.00)
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Barred Warbler confirmed at Fishtown of Usan

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Hughie Bell confirmed the identity of the Barred Warbler at 17.30 and also informed that a Sabine's Gull was seen off the Angus coast today. (Source not given)
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Sept. 29th SABINES GULL - SOOTIES --- BARRED WARBLER

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29th Sept. 1430hrs. SABINES GULL JUV.1 NTH.
BARRED WARBLER 1
AND SOOTIE SHEARWATERS 3 NTH.

FISHTOWN OF USAN -- N.O. 726 546

BARRED WARBLER IN SYCAMORES GOING DOWN LEFT HAND TRACK TO BEACH AREA .
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Sunday 30th September 2007 - Barred Warbler

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Date & Time: Sunday 30th September 2007 - 3:30pm
Species: Barred Warbler
Location: Barred Warbler present still (but skulking) at Fishtown of Usan at 3:30pm at least.
In the first clump of Sycamore Trees nearest the car park and on the left of the path leading to the beach.
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Sea Eagle

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Unconfirmed report of a sighting to the East of Brechin in open farmland.
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Loch of Kinnordy RSPB Reserve - Various

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30/09/2007
Brent Goose (1) Pale belly over with 500ish Pink-feet at 1820hrs

also seen today Peregrine, Shoveler (8), Gadwall (50+) Snipe (10)

29/09/2007
Grey Plover - Single seen /heard flying around reserve - LOST!

White-tailed Eagle - A bird has been hanging around the area between Glamis and Meigle the last 10 days approx. Seems quite mobile.

Montrose Basin 30/09/2007

Short-eared Owl (2) by Shelduck Hide
Black-tailed Godwits (27) Colour-ringed in the last week - Sightings to Neil please.
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