WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS 2008

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Saw three Stoats today on path round Den Of Ogil Rsvr.

And a further one round the far bank!

(If anyone likes black rabbits, theres always one or two there as well!!)
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Had a Small Elephant Hawkmoth on the honeysuckle last night just after 10pm. Also a Barred Straw and a Green pug.
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JULY 11TH CINNABAR MOTH CATERPILLARS BARRY BUDDON MONIFIETH

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CINNABAR MOTH CATERPILLARS FEEDING ON RAGWORTPLANTS ALONG BUDDON TRAIL TODAY

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE EVER SEEN THEM
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Adult Fox again at Seaton (inbetween Auchmithie & Arbroath) at 10:00pm Tuesday 15th July 08.

Just heard that 2 different Neighbours in Auchmithie both saw a Minke Whale last Tuesday (8th July) and also between 25x & 30x Bottlenose Dolphins going past the village that morning.
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Found this butterfly at St Cyrus NN Reserve today Sun 03/08/08. Can't figure its identity. It looks like a fritillary, but the orange 'feathering'
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and white border on bottom edge of the wings is not shown in any of the butterfly books I have.
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Re: Harry's Butterfly

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Looks like a Dark Green Fritillary to me, cheers, SRG.
p.s. Minke Whale off Fishtown of Usan early pm today.
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have a red squirrel on our bird table today, coal tits and siskins not too impressed though.The goldfinches don't seem to mind as they continue to come in to their feeder. Also lucky enough to have a colony of lizards here.Frogs in the greenhouse and toads in the borders.
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Saturday 16th August 08 - Fox, Porpoise, Dolphin

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Date & Time: Saturday 16th August 08
Species: Fox, Porpoise, Bottlenose Dolphin
Details: Very early morning a Fox at the east end of Dundee and also crossing the Dundee/Arbroath dual carraigway near Carnoustie.
3 Harbour Porpoise and a pod of Bottlenose Dolphins in Lunan Bay from ADBC Hide.
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Sunday 17th June 08 - Fox

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Adult Fox again at Seaton (inbetween Auchmithie & Arbroath) at 11:30pm Sunday 17th June 08.
Had 4x Red Squirrels and 6x Great Spotted Woodpeckers (imms out in force) all at the same time viewed from Montreathmont Hide over weekend.

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Saturday 23rd August 08 - Fox

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Date & Time: Saturday 23rd August 08
Species: Fox
Details: An adult Fox walking along cliff top wall just North of Auchmithie at 4:30pm. Just south of Maw Skelly.
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Auchmithie Fox

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A neighbour told me off a Fox actually on Auchmithie Beach on Friday dusk. Very approachable down to 10 feet.
Been a great year for fox sightings in our area this year.
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2nd Septemebr 2008

Regular sightings of Otter at Morton Lochs near Tayport.
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Wednesday 3rd & Saturday 6th September 2008 - Water Shrew, F

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Date & Time: Wednesday 3rd & Saturday 6th September 2008
Species: Water Shrew, Fox
Details: 2x Water Shrews on the road side and then onto verge near Inverquharity late Wednesday afternoon. Very approachable. First ones I have seen in Angus. MAP LOCATION: 'CLICK ME'

Also Fox again, this time crossing road on Saturday night (11:15pm) at Mains of Auchmithie just west of main village.
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Found a huge moth (5cm) on the door of my faither’s shop (JP Whytes - Forfar)
I’m no expert (at all) but consulting a book, the best match is a ‘convolvulus hawkmoth’
Would this be right?
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'Convolvulus Hawk Moth from Stephen Doig

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Description of the moth is as follows:
The wingspan of the Convolvulus Hawk Moth is the largest of any British insect.
Another (part of) a description is; 'A very large grey moth, with an abdomen banded in pink and black. The long proboscis is used to penetrate the flower tubes of honeysuckle and other plants. The wingspan is 5 inches.'
Apparently, it comes from the Mediterranean and 'flies as far north as Scotland and Iceland'
Information is from Readers Digest 'Field Guide to Butterflies and other insects of Britain.
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Forfar Loch

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2 Otters at West end of loch 11am. One was at the North West corner feeding - other was on South West side, both settling in reed beds.
PS. This is quite interesting as some loch otters (Kinnord on Deeside) have been found to fashion 'nest holts' from reeds that are globe shaped with a roof !
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Sorry I should have posted this sooner but saw a Grey Squirrel on Saturday afternoon at the side of the road on the Dundee Road heading into Broughty Ferry.
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Wednesday 15th October 2008 - Fox

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Date & Time: Wednesday 15th October 2008
Species: Fox
Details: A Fox again, this time crossing road at 10:45pm on the main road at the top of Windyhills Farm turn off, south of Auchmithie.
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2nd Nov 2008 - Red Squirrel

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Saw a Red Squirrel running across Latch Road in Brechin - it went into a garden on the north side of the road.
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Friday 31st November 2008 - 2x Foxes

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Date & Time: Friday 31st November 2008
Species: Fox
Details: 2x Foxes again, this time both at roadside (within 20m of each other) near Seaton at 7:30pm just south of Auchmithie.
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10th & 12th November 2008 - Fox, Bottlenose Dolphins

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Date & Time: Monday 10th & Wednesday 12th November 2008
Species: Fox, Bottlenose Dolphin
Details: A Fox again on Monday night (10th), this time crossing road at 10:00pm at the top of Windyhills drive, Auchmithie.
At least 12x Bottlenose Dolphins going North past Auchmithie at 2:00pm today (Wednesday 12th).
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Monday 17th November 2008

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Monday 17th November 2008
Sadly one of the Auchmithie Foxes hit by a car last night and dead by the side of the road this morning in between Windyhills and Seaton.
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Wednesday 26th November 2008 - Foxes

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Date & Time: Wednesday 26th November 2008 6:00pm
Species: Foxes
Details: 2x Foxes ran across road at the Froickheim Crossroads this evening.
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Really big fox ran in front of my car this morning on the Forfar to Montrose road at Restenneth Moss.

Biggest I've ever seen!!
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Big Cat?

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Last Sunday while hill walking in Glen Esk I found some cat tracks in snow. Front paw 6 cms - rear 4 cms - gait stride of a Labrador I reckon. Followed them for a several hundred metres - the difference between the large front paw and smaller hind paw seems similar to a European Lynx. I have talked to the person (ex-gamie) who saw a big black cat near Menmuir a couple of years ago and there was a report of someone seeing one near Rossie recently .
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Otter at Kinnordy Loch.
Dog otter hunting among bogbean at Kinnordy Loch 9.30am.Had close look at him from the Gullery hide for 15 - 20 minutes.
Saturday ,saw stoat in winter coat down at old railway line between Glamis & Roundyhill.
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