18 - JUNE 2009 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

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Re: JUNE 2009 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

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This should be (after the third attempt) a picture of the new Tayock Hide at NO710584 Montrose Basin
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4 young Greenshanks, well upstream in The Slunks: viewed from opposite bank of South Esk.
11 Redshanks and 18 Oystercatcher also there, with a Common Sandpiper. Previous day produced double figures for Common Sandpiper (at high tide count) in this area.
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Re: JUNE 2009 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

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Mark Caunt wrote:Hey JCooper and Barry - am i right in saying you mean this area?
MAP LOCATION: 'CLICK ME'

Hi Mark, Yes, that is the road - we were a slightly further back from the arrow- toward the larger strip of Middleton Wood, in fact the owls were sat on the fence posts at the edge of the trees, only the map I had didn't show the wood. I hope that's a bit clearer.
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Re: JUNE 2009 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

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I heard my first ever Cuckoo yesterday evening at Carrot Hill. Grid ref NO462406
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Quail

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A single Quail "singing" today at 2.30pm, 2kms south-west of Kirriemuir. Take the road from Kirrie to Glamis, and turn along the road sign-posted for Meigle. About 300m along, the bird is in the pea field on the north side of the road, grid ref approx NO 374 515.
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Ruddy Shelducks Montrose Basin

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The two Ruddy Shelducks were present in the Basin around 15.30 today, off Miss Erskine's Bank, seen from the Lurgies path.
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Spotted Redshank at The Slunks this afternoon (ThursdayJune

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A breeding-plumaged Spotted Redshank at The Slunks this afternoon. It eventually disappeared upstream further into The Slunks, as the tide rose.
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Re: JUNE 2009 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

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A Redpoll was on the feeder for a good while in my faither's garden this evening. (lunanhead)

First I've seen them in a grden,. is this unusual, or am I blind?
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Spotted Redshank at The Lurgies

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From discussion today, with Rob Noble-Nesbitt, it appears another Spotted Redshank, (in a more moulted condition) was also at The Lurgies today. It appears to be much less black than the one found yesterday.


Steven: I've only ever seen Redpolls at a feeder once in this area (at Montreathmont Forest this year), although others may see them regularly.
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Montrose sat 27th

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At the Slunks there was still a spotted redshank in summer plummage but with fair bit of wing moult. Also present were a single green sandpiper, common sandpipers(14+), greenshank(6)inc 2 juvs, there was reeve briefly before flying off, Black T Godwits(11).
The 2 Ruddy Shelduck were still present on the south esk nr the Lurgies, and loads of common shelduck with chicks didn't count them all but at least 9 broods totalling maybe 70 chicks.
Probably the most unexpected sighting was a coot on the north bank of the esk right beside the Shelduck Hide.
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Satuday 27th June 2009 - SE Owl, Woodcock

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Date & Time: Satuday 27th June 2009 - 6:30pm
Species: SE Owl, Woodcock
Details: A family party of 3 Short Eared Owls were seen this early evening by the roadside near the Caterthuns.
Also a Woodcock roding above a nearby wood.
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June 28th. SPOTTED REDSHANK

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June 28th 9-15A.M. SPOTTED REDSHANK 1 In full breeding "Black " plumage from the Lurgies Montrose

Basin . The Ruddy Shelducks were also seen by a visiting Birder but did a " disappearing" act on us !

also seen on the Lurgies was a complete Albino Starling keepin company with a local flock of Starlings .
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29th June

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2 juvenile Bearded tits at Loch of Kinnordy around 1:35pm today
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29 JUNE 2009 - Ruddy Shelduck

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18:30-19:30 - Lurgies

The pair of Ruddy Shelduck were around for a while at the Lurgies before moving behind Miss Erskines Bank.

Female Merganser with 6 very young juveniles.

Grey Heron - 13 lined up on Miss Erskines Bank.

A lot of Redshank, but none of the Spotted variety.............
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