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21 - SEPTEMBER 2011 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

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Angus Bird Sightings for SEPTEMBER 2011
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Re: SEPTEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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02/09/2011 For information only, Arbroath harbour,Gayfield side. There is a lot of building work going on and parts are inacessible being fenced off and JCB's are very active
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September 2nd. LITTLE STINT - CURLEW SANDS

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September 2nd. 4pm LITTLE STINT 1 plus 15 CURLEW SANDPIPERS On Shoreline at East Haven 0 Little Stint was approx 800 yards along the shoreline going towards Hatton Water Works - The Curlew Sands were opposite the East Haven Car Park on Shoreline -- STINT FOUND BY CLUB MEMBER DAVID BAILLIE

September 2nd 12-30-pm SPOTTED FLY CATCHER 1 BLACKCAP Female 1 GREY WAGTAIL 1 plus STOCK DOVE 1 All present in Craig Mill Den
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Re: SEPTEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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03/09/2011 Easthaven 1600 to 1800 no sign of the Curlew SP's plenty of other stuff, Goldfinch 65 juvs feeding of seeds, Guillemot which I thinks was a juv, Godwhit 7, Whimbrell 5, Curlew lots, Swallows lots passing through, Little Stint 1, Wheatear 1 juv, Dunlin 70, Ringed Plover 100, Gannets 4 adults, and lots of Eiders just lazing about in the surf
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Easthaven and Lunan

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At Easthaven this evening (Sat 1830) little stint with 150 ringed plover and 100 dunlin. Then 12 curlew sands joined the mass. Common sand, wheatear and offshore 1 Arctic skua

At Lunan 1100 scoter (no sign of surf but light was going) and 220 sawbills, mainly red-breaseted mergansers but with between 2 and 5 goosander at least among them
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Re: SEPTEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Juv/1st winter tystie (black guillemot) at Lunan Bay this afternoon
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East Haven vismig, 4th Sept

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Not much variety today, but a record count of 843 Siskins was very early in the autumn for this species, and Swallows were passing through at 1,000/hr when I left at 9:15. Three Wheatears on beach. Full details at http://trektellen.org/trektelling.asp?t ... m=20110904

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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In response to Clive's post perhaps I should have mentioned that Sunday morning was very good for VisMig over Montrose at the eastern edge of the Basin and at Scurdines/Ferryden. Primarily meadow pipits but also siskin, redpoll and skylark.

Spoonbill still at Montrose Basin yesterday and Little Stint at Easthaven at ca 1800. I clocked up 109 species in the Montrose-Forfar-Arbroath triangle yesterday - you can tell the family's away.........
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Re: SEPTEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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September 2nd: a Red Kite at Padanaram (Forfar). Seen from car so couldn't check for tags.
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Re: SEPTEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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6 Curlew Sandpiper still at East Haven this morning.
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East Haven vismig, 7th Sept

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British record vismig count of Siskins this morning - 2,139 >SW - twice the previous British record, and twice as many as I've seen IN TOTAL there over the last 6 years! Looks like our breeders are moving south en masse. Also>S: 2,800 Mipits, 6 Blackwits and 5 Goosander. 1 Ruff and 1 Wheatear on the beach.
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Re: SEPTEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Clive, what time did you see the Sisken? I am interested, as I am out with the dogs every morning, 0630hrs - 0715 around Arbroath Cliffs. This week there has been large numbers of Meadow Pipit migrating, but only heard one Sisken.
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8th SEPTEMBER 2011 Curlew Sandpiper Maryton Bay

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Four Curlew Sandpiper at Maryton Bay NO682567 this afternoon, found by Gerry McGee, who also saw a probable Spotted Redshank there. Also a Ruff.
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10th Sept - Pink-footed Geese

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Pink-footed Geese - 73 flew over Kinnaird about 2:30pm. Heading south.

At the Lurgies in the morning. Snipe (5), Kingfisher (1), Water Rail (1).
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Seabirds - 10th and 11th Sept

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I spent many hrs yesterday and today seawatching off Usan. Not huge movements, mainly young gannets (this yrs and other imms) but rewarded with a Balearic shearwater sth yesterday, a sooty norrth and then south (almost certain the sam eindiv) and two manxies the same. At least 5 Bonxies and 25 Arctic skuas - some passing, some locally based.
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Siskins on 7th Sep

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Hi Richard

Sorry for slow reply - just picked up your mail. Siskins got off to an early start on 7th Sep with 833 in the first hour between 6:20-7:20- you can see hourly totals here: http://trektellen.org/trektelling.asp?t ... 10907&sa=1

It was an amazing morning

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East Haven Thurs 8 Sep

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Sorry for late posting.

Another good day, with a large movement of Mipits - at least 5,700, and another 900 Siskins and 45 Redpolls. I'd bevery interested to hear of any records of both these species this autumn as something quite exceptional is going on with the Siskins, and the same may follow with Repolls. Full details at http://trektellen.org/trektelling.asp?t ... 10908&sc=0

Also 10-15 White Wags on the beach (no Pieds) and 15 Wheatears. Tried hard for a passing raptor in the late morning without success.

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Sunday 11/09/11 : 3.15pm. Surprise addition to the garden bird list. Juvenile Gannet flew directly over my house in Brechin, heading towards the coast.
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September 11th MONTROSE BASIN /COASTAL BIRDS

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Sept. 11th. 11am LITTLE STINT 1 - CURLEW SANDPIPERS 4 RUFF 1 GREENSHANK 4 KINGFISHER 1
OSPREY 1 CANADA GEESE 15 All seen from the Lurgies - Flock of PINKFEET 30 Heading for the Basin from Lunan Bay location .

Sept. 11th 10am BLACKCAP 1 WHITETHROAT 2 At Auchmithie Village track going down to beach .
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Re: SEPTEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Sept 11
Loch of Kinnordy

Juv Goshawk seen flying over the reserve twice this morning.
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Re: SEPTEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Red Kite near Edzel being mobbed by crows 65pm Saturday

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Re: SEPTEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Lots off Pinkfooties around Montrose area,Autumn really is here,lot of Martins and Swallows too.
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Re: SEPTEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Red Kite in field opposite the Maryton junvtion on the outskirts of montrose at 1pm. Field has big bales in it.
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Re: SEPTEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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18/09/2011 Arbroath harbour Kittiwake on roosting on wall with Black Headed, Whimbrel just outside harbour feeding pools
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Re: SEPTEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Loch of kinnordy

Juv goshawk seen again this morning infront of the gullery hide. camera in the car!!!
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September 18th - Lunan /Bay Webs Count

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Sept. 18th 1240pm RISING TIDE - - GREAT SKUAS 3 - ARCTIC SKUAS 2 -RINGED PLOVER 18 - SANDERLINGS 7 --GREY PLOVER 1 ( UNUSUAL HERE ) DUNLIN 2 - RED BREASTED MERGANSERS 55 -- COMMON SCOTER 300 VELVET SCOTER 200 -- TEAL 55 --LITTLE GULLS 3 ( all Juvs. ) --RED THROATED DIVERS 6 --KITTIWAKES 400 --COMMON TERN 1-- SANDWICH TERNS 9 -- LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL 1--GANNETS 37-- Above all seen from the ADBC Redcastle Hide - Lunan Bay . Enjoyed company of Fife SOC members .
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quick visit into Kinnordy Loch on my way home produced an unexpected surprise..a Kingfisher.
Also Long-tailed tits, Goldcrests, Bullfinches and Siskins all outside the gullery hide.
18 Gadwall, 4 Shoveller and 40+ Wigeon were also present and a very fleeting look at a Water Rail.
Qyuite a lot of scrub being removed from among the reedbeds as well.
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Re: SEPTEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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red kite this evening at 1710, roughly same place on montrose forfar road as noted by a previous poster
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Re: SEPTEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Approx 1000 Pinkfooted geese flying south from the basin at 07.40 this morning
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Mediterranean gull

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A second calendar year Mediterranean gull was present at Lunan Bay (from hide) at ca 1730 today
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Montreathmont Crossbills

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Wednesday 21st 11.30hrs Got great close up views of a flock of Crossbill (numbering 30 -40) in the trees on west side of the hide track about 100 metres from the Forfar Road. Males females and juveniles were visible in the treetops but gradually descended to the lower branches allowing prolonged viewing at short range. They were accompanied by a mixed flock of Tits and Siskin.
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Re: SEPTEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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24/09/2011 Elliot large flocks of Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Juv Godfinch, Wheatear and Swallows still coming through
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Sooty Shearwater

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1x Sooty Shearwater just off The Flairs, Arbroath Cliffs yesterday at 12:45
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Re: SEPTEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Had a hedgesparrow fly into the window this afternoon poor thing died instantly,as i picked up the bird to dispose of it i couldnt believe how much lice the bird had on it, my hands were coverd in them the poor bird must have been driven mad with them.
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Re: SEPTEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Med gull at Fishtown of Usan yesterday (sunday). Flying away from me but looked like the same bird as recently at Lunan
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Re: SEPTEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Red Kite at Dykehead/Kirriemuir Saturday 24/9 pm
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Re: SEPTEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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28/09/2011 Glorious day had a walk round Easthaven. Bar Tailed godwhit 14, Bl Headed gull 40, Buzzard 2, Carrion Crow 40, Chaffinch 4, Cormorant 2, Curlew 16, Dunlin 9, Gannet, 1st winter, 1, Goldcrest 1, Goldfinch juv 30, Great Bl Back 4, Greenfinch 5, Grey Heron 3, Herring Gull 28, House Sparrow 50, Starling 35, Jackdaw 24, Knot 18, Lesser Black back 9, Meadow Pippit 18, Redshank 11, Ringed Plover 9, Robin 3, Skylark 4, Swallow 5, Wheatear 1, Pied Wag , Albab 2, Woody 12, Wren 1, Yellowhammer 12
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Re: SEPTEMBER 2011 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Kinnordy this afternoon.

Nothing startling but nice tae be oot!!

At least 8 very tame Bullfinch
50 Mallard and Wigeon
12 Tufties
20+ Gadwall
1 Shoveler
24 Mute Swan
200+ Common Gull
etc.
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28/09/2011 Easthave this morning missed it out 45 Lapwings
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September 28th ADULT MED GULL

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September 28th -- 10-15am 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL Adult. at 10 Pin Bowling Alley Foreshore
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