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9 - SEPTEMBER 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

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Angus Bird Sightings for SEPTEMBER 2008
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1st Sept. Montrose Basin - Osprey, BT Godwit

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1st September
At the Maryton Inlet from 18:30-19:30.

One Osprey perched on the dead tree out in the basin.
Six Black Tailed Godwit.
One Greenshank in with a lot of Redshank.
About thirty Goldeneye in one group.
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150 + Canada Geese at Backwater this morning.

8 Barnacle Geese.

Also a fantsatic Tawny Owl right beside the road who wouldn't stop posing.

Balgavies later. Quite a few Pochards now. Someone in the hide had mentioned (in the book) a 'turtle' on the dead tree to the left of the hide...... and hes right!! Someone needs to go and see what he is up to !! :)
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Re: SEPTEMBER 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

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Today on Montrose Basin: 7 Little Grebes, 29 Canada Geese, 12 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Osprey, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Whooper Swan, 2 Greenshanks, 7 Common Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper. All from The Lurgies/Slunks area. Plus 1 ringed Greenshank: left - red over yellow, right - white over blue.
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3 Sept 2008 Elliot grid 618388
75 + Sandwich Terns, 50 + Common Terns
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SEPT.3RD. WHITE TAILED SEA EAGLES

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SEPT.3RD. WHITE TAILED SEA EAGLES JUVS. 2 -- SEEN TODAY AT SEATON OF USAN FARM AREA
IN FIELD ADJACENT TO FARM ON NORTH SIDE -- THE 2 BIRDS SEEN FLYI NG TOGETHER AT 2-15PM. HEADING IN A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION - THIS SIGHTING WAS MADE BY ADBC. CLUB MEMBER MICHAEL MORPHY TODAY
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Sept. 4th. RED KITE

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Sept. 4th. 10AM. RED KITE 1 SEEN NEAR INVERQUHARITY FARM AT NO. 403576 OFF B955 ROAD

SIGHTING REPORTED BY ADBC CLUB MEMBER BEN HERSCHELL
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Fishtown of Usan

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3.5 Hrs seawatch at Fishtown from 2.45pm today - Sooty Shearwater - 17 north, Manxie - 131 north, Bonxie -5 north and 1 south, Arctic Skua - 3 south and 2 north. One of the recently released Whitetailed Eagles was also in the area most of the afternoon. SRG
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Re: SEPTEMBER 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

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Due to registering and August page is locked have some late August recordings woould like to be entered.
26th Aug Gayfield no 640413 150 + Swallows, 11 Arctic terns 14 Sandwich Terns with Juvs
27ths Aug same venue 14 Kittiwakes 2 juvs and 100 + swallow.
28th Aug same venue 28 Kittiwake, 14 Wheatear and 3 Fulmar
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Fishtown of Usan

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4 Hrs seawatch at Fishtown from 11am today - only 7 Sooty Shearwater north, Manxie - 35 north, Bonxie -2 north, Arctic Skua - 2 north. SRG
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KINNORDY LOCH. 8.30AM PEREGRINE FALCON CARRYING A BIRD CROSSED OVER THE LOCH TO PERCH IN PINES AT THE FAR SIDE, SPOTTED FLYCATCHERS STILL PRESENT.
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Fishtown of Usan Sun 7th Sept

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3 Hour seawatch from 4pm, Sun 7th Sept, Sooty Shearwater - 24 north, Manxie - 201 north, Pom Skua - 1 imm north, Bonxie -7 north and Arctic Skua - 3 north . SRG
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Intersting sight today at Arbroath Harbour. Male Sparrowhawk chasing everything from Great Back Gulls down to Linnets but caught nothing
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Sept. 8th. AUTUMN PASSAGE MIGRANTS

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Sept. 8th . 1300HRS. SPOTTED FLYCATCHERS 2 BLACKCAPS 2 WILLOW WARBLERS 2 GOLDCRESTS 3

SEEN IN CRAIGMILL DEN CARNOUSTIE N.O. 578355 (ENTRANCE TO DEN RIGHT NEXT TO LIZ McCOLGAN'S KEEP FIT CENTRE . PANBRIDE HOUSE
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8th Sept R M Condor West grid 616439 Tawny Owl calling
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Short eared owl on south side of Lintrathen, flew in front of car.

Tried Backwater, geese all gone , but a flock of over 40 Mistle Thrush up at viewpoint, which was new for me.
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Sept. 9th WADERS GALORE !

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SEPT. 9TH. 1230PM. 11 SPECIES OF WADERS SEEN FROM CAR ( IT WAS RAINING HEAVY ! ) IN MONIFIETH BAY OPPOSITE CHILDRENS PLAYGROUND , AT SEAVIEW CARAVAN SITE , MONIFIETH AT NO.496319 THEY WERE --

GREY PLOVER , GOLDEN PLOVER , KNOT, DUNLIN , TURNSTONE . RINGED PLOVER , REDSHANK, CURLEW, SANDERLING , BAR TAILED GODWIT, OYSTERCATCHER, - GOOD STARTING PLACE FOR THE ANNUAL WADER WATCH -- !
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120 Canada geese at Backwater Dam last night (8th)
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Belated records for 30/08/2008.
Flock of 51 Mistle Thrush at Glamis Castle. Also in the area , flocks of
14, 4 & 3 common crossbills, as well as at least 7 individual Great-spotted
Woodpeckers.
There should be good numbers of Mistle Thrushes feeding on Rowans just now.
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SEPT. 10TH. RUFF

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SEPT. 10TH 12NOON RUFF 1 IN FLOODED FIELD POOLS ON RIGHT HAND SIDE JUST AFTER CROSSING OVER THE HUMP BACKED BRIDGE AS YOU APPROACH THE REDCASTLE CASTLE RUIN NO 685 515
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September 10th. Montrose Basin - Waders

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At Rossie Spit from 10:00-12:00
Black Tailed Godwit, Bar Tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Golden Plover, Turnstone (1), Sandwich Tern (2).
It was almost high tide, so they were all packed together on the shore with hundreds of Lapwing, Redshank & Oystercatcher.
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12 Sep, Hatton

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Good vismig morning today. 7,665 Mipits >S, 2,000 Swallows, 1 Short-eared in off the sea, 2 Ruff, 1 Tree Pipit, etc.
Full details can be found on the vismig website at http://www.trektellen.nl/trektelling.as ... m=20080912

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

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Montrose Links 11.00hrs 2 Wheatears.
Mains of Usan & Inverusan 13.00 - 14.00hrs Blackcaps,Redstart,Willow Warblers,Spotted flycatchers. Birds seemed to be moving up the road from the shore direction.
Fishtown of Usan 14.00 -15.00 Blackcap in bushes at shore. 2 Gt Skua 1 Dark phase Arctic skua 16 Manx shearwater and big passage of Gannets. All heading north. Wheatear at farm cottages.
Boddin bothy - Stonechat, Spotted Flycatcher.
GIA & GMA
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Angus smashes Scottish record!

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Looking through the Birds of Scotland 3, it appears that yesterday's Mipit passage of 7,665 >S at Carnoustie is the biggest on record. I'm sure that the actual number of birds was probabaly in excess of 10,000, but it's hard to count everything when they're passing over the sea, over your head and up to 1 km inland all at the same time!

One up for Angus!

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SEPT. 14TH. WHINCHATS /WHEATEAR /STONECHATS

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SEPT. 14TH. 1400HRS. WHINCHATS 8 STONECHATS 4 WHEATEAR 1

SEEN ON BARRY BUDDON AT BARRY NORTH AREA ( NEAR COAST ) ( 2 OF THE WHINCHATS WERE AT LIGHTHOUSE COMPOUND )
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Icterine Warbler, Cliffburn Gully, Arbroath Sunday 14/09/08

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Icterine Warbler at Cliffburn Gully, (beside Cliffburn Hotel, Arbroath) in willows, near the top of the gully.
Report from Richard Bramhall this morning at 08:30
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Sunday 14th Migrants

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Following on from grapevine report of a RB Flycatcher at Springfield Park Arbroath a visit there mid-morning failed to turn up the flycatcher. However there was a Juv/1st Winter Red-backed Shrike there instead as well as a common redstart.
Also a Hobby feeding over the newly created pools at the Montrose Wildlife Centre.
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Sunday 14th September 2008 - Icterine Warbler & Various

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Date & Time: Sunday 14th September 2008 - 1:30pm
Species: Icterine Warbler, Black Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher
Details: There was an Icterine Warbler in apple trees at West Seaton Farm at 1:30pm.
Also there 2x Black Redstarts in Sycamore trees and 2x Spotted Flycatcher and a Female Blackcap.
At East Seaton Farm there was a Pied Flycatcher and another Spotted Flycatcher.
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Forfar Loch

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Water Rail in reeds at yacht club moorings,Ruddy Duck,Teal, Dabchick ,Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Coot, Moorhen, Heron, Swallow 40+, Otter feeding.
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Sunday 14th September 2008 - Barred Warbler, Icterine Warble

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Date & Time: Sunday 14th September 2008
Species: Barred Warbler, Icterine Warbler, Red Backed Shrike
Details: Later this afternoon there was a Barred Warbler and an Icterine Warbler in the gardens at the Coast Guard Houses just south of Auchmithie and the north end of Castlesea Bay. I spotted the Barred, told the house owner who was washing his car and he kindly let me in his garden to have a look. It was then that I saw the Icky. MAP LOCATION: 'CLICK ME'
The Red Backed Shrike was still at Springfield Park, Arbroath this afteroon. And a 95% sure sighting of another Icky though very skulking and couldnt get on it for sure.
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Re: SEPTEMBER 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

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Some of these sightings have already been mentioned, but just to make sure nothing missed out:

This morning in gully by Cliffburn Hotel - 1 Icterine Warbler, 1 juv. Red Backed Shrike (also plenty Garden Warbler and 1 Whinchat)
Springfield Park - 1 Red Breasted Flycatcher
West Seaton Farm - 2 Black Redstart (plus Garden Warblers, Willow Warblers, Spotted Flycatcher)

This afternoon between Hatton Waste Water plant and Arbroath Golf Course - 1 Yellow Browed Warbler (plus Common Redstart, Garden Warbler)

Not a bad day!
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14 Sep, Hatton

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Poor vismig today, but a few grounded migrants in ditch south of Hatton waste water plant: 1 cracking male Common Redstart, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler. No Honey Buzzards dirfted over. Bearing in mind what was seen elsewhere, I probably should've had a look in the bushes at East Haven!

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BIG FALL OF MIGRANTS IN ANGUS

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SEPT.14TH AMAZING FALL OF MIGRANTS IN ANGUS - PROBABLY BEST EVER - AS FOLLOWS -

YELLOW BROWED WARBLERS 2 - 1 AT CASTLESEA BAY 1 AT IN HATTON WASTE WATER /GOLF COURSE AREA
BARRED WARBLERS 2 - IN GULLY BELOW BRAEHEAD NO 696526 -1 AT CASTLESEA BAY
RED BREASTED FLYCATCHER 1 IN SPRINGFIELD PARK ARBROATH
ICTERINE WARBLERS 2 1 AT WEST SEATON FARM - AND 1 IN CLIFFBURN GULLY ARBROATH
RED BACKED SHRIKE JUV. 1 IN CLIFFBURN GULLY ARBROATH .
BLACK REDSTARTS 2 AT WEST SEATON FARM
OTHER MIGRANTS RECORDED TODAY WERE, PIED FLYCATCHERS , SPOTTED FLYCATCHERS , GARDEN WARBLERS , COMMON REDSTARTS , BLACKCAPS , WILOW WARBLERS , AND THE MONTROSE BASIN PLAYED HOST FROM THE CENTRE TO A JUV. HOBBY , WHICH DELIGHTED OBSERVERS HAWKING AND CATCHING DRAGON FLYS --SEEN FROM THE CENTRE VIEWING WINDOWS . A GREAT DAY ALL ROUND -- ABOVE SPECIES LIST SEEN BY VARIOUS MEMBERS OF THE ANGUS AND DUNDEE BIRD CLUB , WHICH WERE CIRCULATED TO MEMBERS THROUGH OUT THE DAY
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Hobby at Montrose Basin today Sunday 14/09/08

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An immature Hobby was hawking for insects in front of SWT Montrose Wildife Centre this afternnon.
Present for at least two hours.
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Migrants today at East Seaton: 2 Pied Flycatchers, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 1, possibly 2 Common Redstarts (females) 1 Blackcap (female), several Willow Warblers. seen mostly from 12.00 - 15.00 hrs, quieter thereafter.
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Had a female Redstart in the garden yesterday about 2.45pm and seen again about an hour later. No sign of it today so its probably moved on ...
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Sept. 16th. PIED . FLYS . SPOTTED FLYS. GARDEN WARBLERS

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Sept. 16th 1600hrs. PIED FLYCATCHERS 2 SPOTTED FLYCATCHERS 2 GARDEN WARBLER 1

2 GOLDCRESTS - 2 WILLOW WARBLERS IN CRAIGMILL DEN CARNOUSTIE

Sept. 16th . 11430 hrs. MEDITERRANEAN GULL ADULT ON ROOF OF FOCUS DIY. BUILDING NEXT TO CARAVAN SITE IN COMPANY WITH 60 Black Headed Gulls
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Sept. 17th. WHIMBRELS -RUFF-

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Sept. 17th. 11-45 a.m. WHIMBRELS 2 RUFF 1 AT KINNABER NORTH ESK MOUTH NO. 730623

Also in same area - 3 DIPPERS - 3 GREY WAGTAILS - 8 GOOSEANDERS -

PLEASE NOTE ACCESS HAS BEEN CLOSED TO CARS UNLESS ON BUSINESS OR A LOCAL RESIDENT
ACCESS TO NORTH ESK MOUTH/ VIADUCT WALK CAN BE GAINED FROM THE ST.CYRUS SIDE OF THE RIVER .
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1 Snow Bunting over Cliffburn Gully, Arbroath, this evening.
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16th Sept West Links Arbroath Grid 641 402 by childrens playground Med Gull flew over towards Focus
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