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20th OCTOBER 2010 unusual Wigeon, Lintrathen

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Bob & I found an unusual drake Wigeon at Lintrathen old hide today with a green area above and behind the eye. The jury seems to be out as to whether such birds are American/Eurasian hybrids, natural variation amongst Eurasian Wigeon, or a trick of the light.
http://greennature.com/article183.html
Will post a picture in the Photographs section.
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ps 21/10/10 17:30 - Have just substituted a larger image as was hard to see the green previously.
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October 21st The Lurgies 10am Two Kingfisher together at The Lurgies, also Widgeon and Pochard at Brechin Road end of the Basin.
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Sat, 23 October - Carnoustie beach - a dipper flying off the sea and heading inland eastwards was a bit unexpected.

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female smew (redhead ) on the loch this afternoon, viewed from East Hide at 4.45pm.
Other birds were, canada geese, greylag & pinkfoot geese, goosander, water rail, shoveller, teal, wigeon, treecreeper, GS woodpecker, Bullfinch.
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Barn Owl

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22/10/2010
Barn Owl (1) seen at Kinnaird Park at 21:20. First time I've seen one here in eight years.

I've also heard that a Barn Owl can sometimes be seen at the industrial estate on the west side of Brechin(NO585601), although I've yet to see this one myself.
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[quote="Grant Balfour"]22/10/2010
Barn Owl (1) seen at Kinnaird Park at 21:20. First time I've seen one here in eight years.

I've also heard that a Barn Owl can sometimes be seen at the industrial estate on the west side of Brechin(NO585601), although I've yet to see this one myself.[/quote]

There are a few in the Brechin area,I've seen them at:- bridge of dun,sewage works on montrose road,near the brechin squash club and along the A90 .
Kinnaird is a great birding place,I've been fishing on the South Esk all summer and have seen a lot of wildlife,although the ferral ferret wasn't a welcome sight.
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female smew still showing well from Gullery & East hides. 2 family parties of Whoopers just arrived. Plenty wildfowl, Canada geese, Teal, Goosander, Shoveller, Gadwall, Wigeon, Goldeneye etc.
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There's something black and white amongst the Oystercatchers near the railway bridge in Montrose basin,is it another albino oystercatcher?only had my bino's and couldn't tell.
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October 24th. YELLOW BROWED WARBLER - LAPLAND BUNTING

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October 24th. 9-30AM. LAPLAND BUNTING 2 Along Arbroath Cliff Walk , in company with large flock of Linnets ( but illusive )

October 24th. 1330hrs. YELLOW BROWED WARBLER 1 At Ethie Mains Farm , in company with CHIFFCHAFF,and GOLDCRESTS

October 24th. 1230pm. PEREGRINE FALCON, 1 RED THROATED DIVERS 6 - VELVET SCOTER 6 COMMON SCOTER 10
RINGED PLOVER 10 SANDERLING 16 GREY PARTRIDGE 6 GANNETS 4 EIDER 4
ALL SEEN FROM A.D.B.C.REDCASTLE HIDE LUNAN BAY AREA BY BOB , GRAHAM, GEORGE, and KEITH
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25/10/2010 Condor East 626430 first 2 Snipe arrived to winter over. Lots of Skylarks chasing each in sun, large flock of Goldcrest Adults an;d Juvs feeding on seeds
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Oct. 25th WAXWINGS AT MONTROSE

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OCTOBER 25TH 1350HRS. WAXWINGS 10 AT START OF NEW HAME ROAD , MONTROSE - OPPOSITE GUTHRIE

BROS. GARAGE -- Report of sighting by Rob Noble - Nesbitt -
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October 25th GREY PLOVER - KNOT

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Oct. 25th. 1415pm GREY PLOVER 12 - KNOT 40 -- AT MAINS OF USAN ROCKY SHORELINE

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Montrose Basin wildlife centre - Kingfisher, 2 Sparrowhawks together, 2 Buzzards, plenty of waders plus a kestrel was seen by the Ranger on top of telegraph pole in front of the centre. A pinkfooted goose with a collar was also seen.
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Gray [Red] Phalarope swiming off Bervie shore @ 3.30pm. Whent home to get the camera & it was still there when we left at 4.30pm.
Location is 1/2 mile from Bervie Bay car park & just past the land slip. It was using the rocks & pools close to shore for shelter to feed.
John Paul & Christina.
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10 Waxwings flew over our factory at midday in Montrose,Forties Road Industrial Estate.
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25/10/2010 re Condor East Goldcrest shout Goldfinch sorry
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female Smew in front of east hide at Loch of Kinnordy at noon today. It was diving frequently making it quite hard to spot. Also around 20 Waxwings at the Kirriemuir end of Maryton on the Forfar road, and at least 250 Canada Geese at the top of Backwater Dam.
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Waxwings

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A small flock of waxwings - around 12 - 15 currently in Ferryden Park on a tree beside path that leads to Grampian View. 12.10hrs Tuesday 26th. May be more in the park.
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Smew still present at kinnordy this afternoon. Also present...kingfisher, whooper swans and all usual ducks.
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27/10/2010 Crudies farm 616415 100 Pink Footed geese with more turning up along with 9 Barnacle Geese all feeding on the corn stubble
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Saw lots of winter visitors today.

Kinnordy - 4 Whooper Swans (2ad, 2 Juv), Loads of Pink Footed Geese flying over, Single Canada Goose, approx 12 Fieldfare. Crazy amount of Teal (didnt count them!), and couldn't find the Smew :(

Forfar Loch - 50+ Redwing with two or three Fieldfare.

at least 40 Waxwing at the top of a big tree beside Tesco (across from the Reid Hall)

Balgavies - 8 Redwing.

ALso saw Bullfinch at the three above locations, looking very nice!
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October 27th WAXWINGS

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Oct. 27th 1230pm. WAXWINGS 20 Seen in Ogilvie Terrace , Ferry Den on Left hand side of road in Small Rowan Tree

Oct. 27th. 1400hrs. WAXWINGS 8 Seen coming in off Sea at Ethie Mains Farm
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c70 Waxwing in Forfar in trees around Tesco.
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28/10/2010 Elliot/Balcathie tetrad 3 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1Little Grebe, large flock juv Goldfinch
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29/10/2010 Timmergreen's School Arbroath 11 Waxwings in the trees
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Thur 28th / Fri 29th October 2010 - Waxwing

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Date & Time: Thur 28th / Fri 29th October 2010
Species: Waxwing
Details: Thursday 28th October 1:00pm at least 50x Waxwings at far end of Glebe Court, Kirriemuir. Top of tall trees before feeding on bush in private garden.
Friday 29th October 12:00pm at least 25x Waxwings in Rowan Trees down the Little Causeway, Forfar.
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October 29th WAXWINGS

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Oct. 29th. 2pm WAXWINGS 80 + At Arbirlot Road Arbroath beside Timmergreens School , in Car park just behind

Co-op Store . Found by Andrew Shepherd -- This looks like a Waxwing Invasion Year !
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Saturday 30th October 2010 - Waxwing

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Date & Time: Saturday 30th October 2010
Species: Waxwing
Details: Saturday 30th October 2010 9:00am. At least 50x Waxwings in tree outside Forfar Tescos in grounds of Yeoman.
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Oct. 30th WAXWINGS -

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October 30th 10am. WAXWINGS 32 in Criagie Drive Dundee plus 32 in 8 Lunaan Terrace Dundee

Looks like an invasion year ! ?
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Waxwings again - in Arbroath this morning

12 Waxwing flew over my house (Cliffburn Road)
c60 Waxwing by Wardykes School, Brechin Road
c95 Waxwing in Rowans at roundabout by Morrisons supermarket
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Sunday 31st October (2.00pm) : c120 Waxwings around Brechin Cemetery
(also saw c30 waxwings in Ferryden, Montrose yesterday morning)
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4 Waxwings flying around at the Clepington Rd/Forfar Rd crossroads at 1030am this morning.
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October 31st. RED KITE - MED. GULL - WAXWINGS

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October 31st. 10-30am. RED KITE - Back Water Res. N.O. 252538 Per Graham Smith

October 31st. 11-45am WAXWINGS 100 At Rossie Mill ,Montrose , Seen by Centre Visitor
October 31st 1345pm. WAXWINGS 15 Seen at Lunan Bay on way to hide.

October 31st. 11400hrs, MED. GULL Adult At Arbroath Victoria Park Esplanade , half way along

This has been an unprecedented early invasion by Winter Waxwings arrival , amazing numbers .
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Seen about 40+ Waxwings at the car park at Den of Alyth today about 1pm. Only a few were visible flying round above our heads and landing in nearby trees but a Sparrowhawk went right through them and they all rose into a large flock and flew away.
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Still plenty Waxwings (I counted 65) at Tesco in Forfar this evening. All in the 'big tree' and then flying into the car park and alighting in some of the smaller trees. - Great photo oppurtunities!
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Steven we went to Tesco's Forfar yesterday morning about 11 o'clock and there was not a sign of any of them! Luckily we got to see some at Alyth.
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It does look like an "invasion" year. Waxwings still at Ferryden this morning: 100+ in trees opposite junction of Ogilvie Terrace and Craig Road.
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1st NOV ARBROATH NICE SURPRISE THIS MORNING WILLOW WARBLER IN THE GARDEN, 9 WHOOPER SWANS FLEW OVER AND THE FEMALE GOOSEANDER IS STILL ON KEPTIE POND, WAXWINGS STILL IN ARBROATH AREA
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Smew still present at Kinnordy yesterday, 31st October. Best seen from east hide.
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Nov. 1st SMEW - KINGFISHER -WATER RAIL

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Nov. 1st. 10-15a.m. KINGFISHER Showing well at Community Centre End

Nov. 1st. 11-30am. SMEW Female and WATER RAIL From Gullery Hide at RSPB Loch of Kinnordy

Nov, 1st 1500hrs, WAXWINGS 70 At Arbirlot Road Arbroath behind Co-op Shop in Car park .
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