18 - NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2007 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

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Nov. 23rd WAXWINGS

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NOV.23RD, 1500HRS. WAXWINGS 2

SEEN ON BARRY BUDDON 1500HRS. AT MONIFIETH END

In company with /Fieldfares and Redwings

Tuesday 20th 11am. WAXWINGS 8 at 87 Craigie Drive Dundee

Reported to me yesterday by Jim Cobb , not present today when I checked
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Nov.24th. WAXWINGS

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NOV,24TH 1400 HRS . WAXWINGS 3

On Barry Buddon at Monifieth end at entrance beside Sentry Box at Railway Line side 3 present this afternoon

Also present 1 COLLARED DOVE A Rarity for B/Buddon !
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Lesse Yellowlegs at SWT Montrose Sunday 25th

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The Lesser Yellowlegs was found again today, on the pools outside the SWT Centre, Montrose. The pools have newly flooded due to the very high tide and are not the usual pools outaide the window; they are over by the camera (on the extreme right) which allows views of the wader roost. These pools do not normally show and are a feature of the high tide today.
It may be possible to view these pools from the point behind Bridgend Garage, Montrose, which normally allows good views of the Rossie Spit.
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Waxwings by Bob McCurley in Dundee Sunday 25th

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Bob reported 60 Waxwings today, at 87 Craigie Drive, Dundee, behind the bus stop.
This has also gone out as a grapevine message, but now they are here for the winter (presumably) they will not be on the grapevine again this winter, but should still be posted on this website.
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Green Sandpiper Montrose 26/11

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A single Green Sandpiper on the Mill Burn this morning.
Also Whooper swan numbers have increased - 85 present in the firld behind the Shelduck hide.
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Lesse Yellowlegs at SWT Montrose Monday 26th November

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The Lesser Yellowlegs was found again from a field near SWT Montrose this morning, but not seen since.
PLease note:- SWT Centre is now on winter hours, which means it is only open Friday, Saturday and Sunday each week.
Although the gates are open, only staff are in the building and grounds.
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Bonaparte's Gull at Fishtown of Usan Monday 26th November

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The Bonaparte's Gull was found again today (Rob and Maggie Noble-Nesbitt) at Fishtown of Usan. It favours the area between Fishtown and Boddin Ness and is often in the sea off the big field on the right of (and above) the path as you leave the car park at Fishtown of Usan.
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Nov. 26th. WAXWINGS

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Nov. 26th. 1500hrs. WAXWINGS 60 PLUS

at 87 Craigie Drive Dundee, behind Bus Stop ,

Birds present again this after noon .
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Waxwings Broughty Ferry.at 1015 hrs. Tues. 27th Nov.

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A flock of 50+ in trees over the road at Shiell St. LNR opposite the Sand Martin banks. They didn`t stay long before flying West. Possibly the same flock as Craigie Road-I never got a Grapevine message!
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Lesser Yellowlegs at Rossie Spit this morning

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Keith Hendrie re-found the Lesser Yellowlegs at Rossie Spit this morning (about 11.30) The bird was showing exceptionally well, beside a Common Redshanks and was as close as 25 yards/metres.
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Crossbills

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Colour-ringed Crossbills and Waxwings

Just a reminder to keep your eyes peeled for these. I had a colour-ringed Crossbill at Lintrathen last weekend - originally ringed in Fetteresso Forest Aberdeenshire on 7 Oct this year - so well worth scoping up any flocks you get close enough to.

Many Waxwings have been colour-ringed in previous years, so any sightings this year would be VERY interesting.

1 Greenland White-front still with Pink-feet at Lintrathen, + 33 Whoopers etc.

1 Long-eared Owl on road-side post in rain last night at Barry Hill. I saw it first on my way to Dundee - but only got a brief view and could only put it down as a probable Long-eared. Amazingly it was in excactly the same place when I came back 2 hours later - I was able to stop the car and get the headlights on it - and it never moved even when I drove off.

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Various (Yellowlegs, Bonaparte's Glaucous) today 29 November

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Rob Noble-Nesbitt has reported The Lesser Yellowlegs at Rossie Spit (this am) and the Bonaparte's Gull at Boddin Ness and Fishtown of Usan area.
Also, Mickey Maher spotted an adult Glaucous Gull, flying south past Boddin Point, whilst they were watching the Bonaparte's Gull.
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Siskins at Pictavia, Brechin 30 November

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Rob and Maggie Noble-Nesbitt, report a flock of 100+ Siskins at the garden centre in Brechin (Pictavia) this morning
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Lesser Yellowlegs at Rossie Spit this morning (30 Nov.)

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Leser Yellowlegs found again this morning, at Rossie Spit, (Montrose) by Rob and Maggie Noble-Nesbitt
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Friday 30th November 2007 - Lesser Yellowlegs

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Date & Time: Friday 30th November 2007 - 11:00am-12:00pm at least
Species: Lesser Yellowlegs
Details: Lesser Yellowlegs showing from 11 till 12 at least this morning at Rossie Spit behind Bridge End Garage.
Good views through scope but terrible light and distance for photos. Fuzzy digiscoped record shot only Im afraid as you can see.


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Lesser Yellowlegs Saturday

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The Lesser yellow legs was in front of the wildlife centre today (sat) still present at 11.30am
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Bonaparte's Gull

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Presume the slightly smaller, greyer naped gull with another 2 Black-headed Gulls is the Bonaparte's Gull. It appears much greyer when bobbing on the sea than the Black-heads. Could not see under the wings from the cliff top field. They do not seem to associate with the resident batch of Herring Gulls. Found halfway between Boddin Point and Fishtown, Usan at 11.30am. Also a pair of Stonechats, resident Buzzard & hen Sparrow Hawk with a fresh kill.
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Lesser Yellowlegs AGAIN!

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The Lesser Yellowlegs was again feeding just outside the SWT Centre Montrose this afternoon.
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Lesser Yellowlegs and Bonaparte's Gull

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Lesser Yellowlegs showing well this afternoon at Rossie spit, and Bonaparte's Gull also seen on the rocks south of Fishtown of Usan.
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Dsc. 2nd. CORN BUNTINGS

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DEC,2ND. 11-30A.M. CORN BUNTINGS 23

Seen at Rosehill Farm N.O. 679469 and also at Boghead Farm

at N.O. 682 463 ( Same area as last years gathering )
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Crossbills etc at Montreathmont Forest Mon 3/12

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20 Common Crossbills and 40+ Siskins along with a few Goldfinch and a Goldcrest at the area marked Powsoddie (NO578557)about mid-day today.
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Not a sighting But ...

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Hi all, this isn't a sighting but some important and sad news especially for those lucky enough to see WTE on the reserve and Angus. Go to

http://www.tayside.police.uk/newsappeal ... hp?id=1087
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Dec. 3rd. COLLARED DOVES

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dEC. 3RD. 1415 p.m. COLLARED DOVES 5

On Barry Buddon at Monifieth entrance end , This bird is very rare on Barry Buddon , to see 5 of them was exceptional , also in same area 20 Wood Pigeons , all possibly migrants passing thru ?

Also on Barry Buddon , WATER RAIL 1 MAGPIES 2 (seen much more frequently on Barry Buddon these days )

Sad news about the Sea Eagle , I have a photograph of the Bird taken at Monikie Denfind Pond ,
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WOODPIGEON at Powmill today (Mon 3rd)

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Approximately 350 Woodpigeon feeding in the Powmill area (NO 635560)
today. Part of migration flock?
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Waxwings

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7 Waxwings feeding from roadside bush just South of Ferryden-must check photos for rings! I`d be confident the birds will have finished these berries by now and be somewhere else for you to find them.
Appalling news about the WTE. Ian
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Lesser Yellow Legs Montrose Fri 7th

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Lesser Yellow Legs at Rossie Spit in amongst the boats moored near the viaduct. Fri morning 9am
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A flock of ca 450 siskins at Montreathmont this afternoon just west of "the camp" on the B9113
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More Siskins at SWT Montrose this morning (Sunday 9th)

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16 Siskins arrived at the SWT centre this morning just as the goose count was finished at 09:30. First there this winter, I believe.
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Dec.9th. RUFF -- BONAPARTS GULL

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DEC. 9TH 1430PM. RUFF 1 WESTHAVEN HARBOUR ( beside small car park ) at N.O. 573348 a possible overwintering Bird ?)


DEC.9TH 11-30AM APPROX. BONAPARTE'S GULL

seen at Ferry Den (Graham Smith )
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Late report on Lesser Yellowlegs at Rossie Island.

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Bird arrived again yesterday approximately mid-day. Feeding with Redshanks right under the railway viaduct as the tide pushed them up.

Access is (from the south) from Ferryden Roundabout, Montrose and an immediate left turn as you come off the roundabout, through Bridgend Garage, and under the railway viaduct. The bird is generally in the area around the boats, when it decides to arrive.
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Tuesday 11th December 2007 - Waxwing

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Date & Time: Tuesday 11th December 2007 - 11:45am
Species: Waxwing
Details: 12x Waxwings in Forfar at the corner of North Street and Service Road late this morning.
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Lesser Yellowlegs at Rossie Spit this morning

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At 10:00 this morning; the Lesser Yellowlegs was showing exceptionally well (as close as 20 feet) at Rossie Island.
Description of access a couple of entries ago.

Information from Rob Noble- Nesbitt
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Dec. 12th. WAXWINGS

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DEC.12TH. 1400 HRS. WAXWINGS 3

On Barry Buddon on North Road , which goes down to Barry Loch at bottom of road , which leads to Barry Level Crossing Station
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Kingfisher

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Kingfisher left irrigation pond near Aniston Mill & flew for cover to Keilor Burn, 1pm today
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Bonaparte's Gull

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Bonaparte's Gull on beach between Mains of Usan and Scurdie Ness this afternoon.
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Dec. 18th. WAXWINGS --PLUS.

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Dec,18th. 1300hrs. WAXWINGS 4

At Barry Buddon , at the Monifieth Entrance end, near Railway Line in Trees on Right side of Sentry Box.

Also seen on Barry Buddon today -- 30 FIELDFARES , 14 REDWINGS -- 3 GOLDCREST - 1 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER
2 MAGPIES - KESTREL AND BUZZARD -- A good Mix.

And in Monifieth /Bay Foreshore -- 200 GOLDEN PLOVER 4 GREY PLOVER and 200 BAR TAILED GODWITS
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Lesser Yellowlegs at Rossie Spit this morning 18/12/07

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Rob Noble-Nesbitt reports the Lesser Yellowlegs was again at Rossie Spit today.
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Dec. 19th. BONAPARTE'S GULL

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Dec.19th. 1300hrs. BONAPARTE'S GULL

At Lunan Bay from Angus and Dundee Bird Club Redcastle Hide

In Company with Common , Black Headed ,and Herring Gulls

Dec.18th 11am. WOODCOCK 2 In Dunes near Hide

Seen by Ian Hall ( New Bird for Hide Area )
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Dec.18th CORN BUNTINGS

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Dec. 18th. CORN BUNTINGS 30

1400HRS. AT BOGHEAD FARM IST FARM PAST TURN OFF TO AUCHMITHIE ON BACK ROAD

PLEASE POST ANY SIGHTINGS OF CORN BUNTINGS IN ANGUS --WE ARE DOING AN ON-RUNNING SURVEY WITH HYWEL MAGGS ( R.S.P.B. OFFICER IN CHARGE OF THIS PROJECT ) AS A FOLLOW ON TO SURVEY CARRIED OUT IN 2002
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Dec.20th. LESSER YELLOW LEGS

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Dec,20th. 12noon LESSER YELLOWLEGS

Still present at Rossie Spit , Montrose Basin opposite Yachting club

Same directions as in previous postings
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