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16 - OCTOBER 2007 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

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Angus Bird Sightings for OCTOBER 2007
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Sharp-tailed Sandpiper MESSAGE!

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A Sharp-tailed Sandpiper reported at Dow Law, has turned out to be a hybrid Curlew Sandpiper!


Bob McCurley has found 2 Green Sandpipers on The Slunks today (Monday 1st) and also a Mediterranean Gull at Lunan Bay
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Barred Warbler

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No sign of the Barred Warbler at Usan today, but a Lesser Whitethroat was seen late afternoon. Also a Kingfisher at Kinnaber.
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Water Rail and Kingfisher at Lurgies October 2

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A Water Rail, Kingfisher and 16 Little Grebe at The Lurgies this afternoon
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Oct. 4th Meditteraean gull Barnacle Geese

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4th OCT. 11A.M. MEDITTERANEAN GULL AD. 1

ARBROATH VICTORIA PARK ESPLANADE N.O.663409

1230P.M. BARNACLE GEESE 3 IN COMPANY WITH 5000 PINKFEET

AT SCOTSTON OF USAN FARM AT N.O. 713556
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2 barnacle geese among pink-feet flock on Montrose Basin this morning

up to three twite calling among various linnet flocks between Usan and SCurdie Ness this pm
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Oct. 5th. SHORT EARED OWL - GREENLAND WHEATEAR

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5TH.Oct. 1830pm. SHORT EARED OWL , BARRY BUDDON (Spion Kop Rd. ) and WHEATEAR 1 ( Greenland Race ) on Barry North at 1745pm.

CARNOUSTIE BAY -- ARCTIC SKUA ( Dark Phase ) 1 at 1815p.m.
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Usan

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Pair of Stonechats and a few Swallows still around.
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BLACK TERN at Lunan Bay Sat 6 October

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16.00 Lunan Bay.
Bob McCurley has just seen a Black Tern flying south close in to shore at Lunan Bay. The bird did not stop, but continued south past Red Head.
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13 Common Greenshanks Montrose Basin Sunday Oct 7

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13 Common Greenshanks flew from the west side of Montrose Basin today (during WeBS Count) into Maryton Bay.
Must be close to a record for the Basin?
Actually, I checked with Neil Mitchell on this and there was a total of 20 on the WeBS count!
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OCT.8TH. FIELDFARES -- REDWING - WHEATEAR

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OCT.8TH. 10-30AM. FIELDFARE 1 REDWING 2

SEEN IN CRAIGMILL DEN , CARNOUSTIE NO.578355

OCT.8TH. 11-30 AM. WHEATEAR, ARBROATH CLIFFS IN FIRST FIELD ALONG CLIFF WALK ( EX, TATTIE FIELD )

IN SAME FIELD 400 GOLDEN PLOVERS
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Lintrathen 7 Oct

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Loch of Lintrathen gull roost

12,180 Common Gull
1 ad Med Gull
2 LBBG
1 GBBG
10 BHG

Glen Isla
15 Fieldfare,
30 Redwing,
1 Brambling
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Hatton 6th Oct

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Hatton airfield 6th Oct

1 male Ruff
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Puffin etc at Montrose Basin Mon 8 October

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Seabirds at Montrose Basin today, included:
1 Puffin, 2 Guillemots and 4 Razorbills
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Hatton & Monifeith 8th Oct

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Hatton & Monifeith 8th Oct

Corse Hill, Hatton
120 Barnacle Goose >S in 1 hour. Also 1 Merlin >S out to sea.

Monifeith
4 Crossbill >W in 1 hour.
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TUESDAY 9th OCTOBER 2007 - Y.B. Warbler

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From Birdguides today....

TUESDAY 9th OCTOBER 2007
Yellow-browed Warbler at north end of Lunan Bay this afternoon.
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Kingfisher

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A Kingfisher today in Ferryden harbour.
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Kingfishers at The Lurgies with Skylarks 10/10 14.00

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2 Kingfishers at The Lurgies/ Old Montrose Pier and approx 30 Skylarks overhead, flying south.
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Glen Isla, 10th Oct 2007

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VisMig at Glen Isla this morning from 07:30-10:00:

First decent influx of thrushes this autumn, and first Greylags that I've seen (arriving from the north).

11 Greylag Goose
15 Meadow Pipit
1 Alba Wagtail
94 Fieldfare
316 Redwing
13 Mistle Thrush
22 Chaffinch
3 Brambling
2 Greenfinch
2 Lesser Redpoll
6 Reed Bunting

Also 1 Hen Harrier hunting the hill and several Crossbill in the plantations.
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Hi sorry this is a bit off topic. I was hoping someone could give me the grid references and access information for the hides at Lunan Bay and Montreathmont Forest. Also what birds I'm likely to see there and what the best equipment to bring is.
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Vismig, Corse Hill, Hatton 11th Oct 2007

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Vismig totals, Corse Hill, Hatton 11th Oct 2007 -7:30-10:00h

All birds >S or >SW

20 Whooper Swan
268 Pink-footed Goose
27 Barnacle Goose
1 Long-tailed Duck
1 Kestrel
1 Snipe
1 Arctic Skua
27 Skylark
3 Swallow
51 Meadow Pipit
2 Grey Wagtail
210 alba Wagtail
4 Starling
10 Tree Sparrow
1 Chaffinch
11 Greenfinch
30 Goldfinch
4 Siskin
188 Linnet
2 Twite
2 Crossbill
1 Yellowhammer
2 Reed Bunting
867 TOTAL
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Reply to Nicola

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Hi Nicola ,
I've sent you details (including maps), by email so that should help you out.
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Hen Harrier at Mains of Dun Thursday 11

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A ring-tail Hen Harrier at Mains of Dun Farm this afternoon in rough lower ground to the east of the farm.
Also a Little Egret at the extreme west end of Maryton Bay this morning.
Three Kestrels squabbling above and around the SWT Wildlife Centre also this morning. Also 3 Tree Sparrows in the SWT car park at Old Mill
Adjacent to Mains of Dun Farm.
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Oct.11th MED. GULLS -- CHIFFCHAFF

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11TH OCT. 10-15A.M. MEDITTERANEAN GULLS 2 ad. WINTER

AT ARBROATH VICTORIA PARK ESPLANADE , HALF WAY ALONG ON WAY TO SEATON CLIFFS AT N.O. 665414

11TH OCT. 11-30A.M. CHIFFCHAFF showing well at Auchmithie garden opposite But n, Ben -- migrants thin on ground !
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Monday 15th October 2007 - Y.B. Warbler

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From Birdguides today...

Monday 15th October 2007
Yellow-browed Warbler at Mains of Usan this afternoon.
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Whooper swans

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First whooper swan at Loch of Kinnordy yesterday, and 3 there today.

Also 3 goldeneye
96 wigeon
60 gadwall
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Quail sighting

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Householder on Rossie Island identified a quail feeding and sheltering under shrubs in her garden on Monday afternoon 15th October. The bird did not stay for long before moving on.
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Whoopers at Montrose Basin 17th

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The first Whoopers (4) also arrived at the Basin on Wed 17th.
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[b]VisMig Corse Hill, Hatton 8:00-10:30, 18th Oct[/b]

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VisMig Corse Hill, Hatton 8:00-10:30, 18th Oct

6 Whooper Swan
2,339 Pink-footed Goose
1 Sparrowhawk
1 Short-eared Owl
31 Skylark
45 Meadow Pipit
2 Grey Wagtail
17 Alba Wagtail
23 Jackdaw
7 Starling
4 House Sparrow
3 Tree Sparrow
2 Chaffinch
6 Greenfinch
7 Goldfinch
3 Siskin
53 Linnet
12 Yellowhammer
3 Reed Bunting
2,565 TOTAL
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[b]Loch of Lintrathen, 18th Oct[/b]

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Loch of Lintrathen, 18th Oct

Greylags - big influx either today or yesterday - minimum 340 present, birds appeared to be arriving all the time.

Whoopers - 7, first of year

Pink-feet - 4,360 on goose count at week end
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Snow Bunting

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There was a single Snow Bunting at Mains of Usan (NO 728558). The bird was around the entrance to the cattle sheds and at one point was bathing in a pool there. For vismig enthusiasts 12 skylarks and a great spotted woodpecker came in off the sea.
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various along the coast

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2 Swallows at Monifieth Caravan Park, Great Spotted Woodpecker at Fishtown of Usan, 9 Whooper Swans and a Peregrine on Montrose Basin.
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Kingfisher and various birds at Montrose Basin Fri 19/10

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A Kingfisher is now starting to show fairly regularly in the pool in front of the Sand Martin wall at SWT Montrose and was seen there again this morning.
Also at least one Little Egret flew into Maryton Bay, (although I'm certain I saw at least three fly in there).
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October 19th. COMMON SNIPE -- TEAL -- DABCHICK

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19TH OCT. TEAL 200 COMMON SNIPE 20

DABCHICK 6

ALL ON MONIKIE COUNTRY PARK DENFIND POND

AT N.O. 503 3791300HRS.
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Dabchick (Little Grebe) at Old Montrose Pier

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For the past 3 weeks, there have been as many as 25 Little Grebe just off the Old Montrose Pier.
Best time to see this is at low tide, as they gather in two large (family?) groups just downstream of the old pier.
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Oct. 20th COMMON TERN --

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20TH OCT. 1300HRS. COMMON TERN JUV.

LUNAN BAY FROM A.D.B.C. HIDE N.O. 688510

ALSO 8 KITTIWAKES ( BOTH LATE MIGRANTS )
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Blackcock

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2 Blackcock up the Peat road, Glen Esk. Odd lack of Ravens -usually several pairs here.
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21st. October -- SPOTTED REDSHANK

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21ST, OCT. SPOTTED REDSHANK

FROM MONTROSE BASIN WILDLIFE CENTRE N.O. 700565

21ST OCT. RUFF On foreshore opposite Craigmill Den

N.O. 578355
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Goshawk

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Not far from Edzell, 1 Goshawk
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ferryden

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2 Red-throated Diver and a Puffin in Ferryden harbour today.
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