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WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS 2013

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Wildlife Sightings for 2013
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Friday 4th January 2013 - Common Seal, Lurgies

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Date & Time: Friday 4th January 2013 - 14.45pm
Species: Common Seal
Details: A single Common Seal cruising with just its head above the surface at the Lurgies just in front of the old harbour. A chap I met said there had been a seal in the same place the day before.
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Otter activity

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On Saturday (05-01-2013) I had a walk down a stretch of the River Southesk to check out an otter holt to see if it had survived the pre-Christmas floods. It had disappeared, along with several feet of the river bank. The good news is that a new holt has been dug close by and there were plenty of otter tracks in the sand.
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just north of carlinheugh bay at 9 30am 10/1/13 porpoise about 100 metres off shore and hare in field opposite
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More Otters

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Saw a family party of four otters when doing my WeBS survey yesterday (13-01-2013). I had seen the adults here a few times last year but not for several months. Looks like they've been busy...

I was lucky enough to get a few minutes watching the two juveniles playing on the bank about 10 feet away before they got back into the water & swam off.
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close to windy hills farm eleven deer posing for photos at 1pm jan 19th
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yeah Brian their seems to be an increase in the Auchmithie/Windyhills Roe Deer population. I saw a herd of x13 early January in the fields near West Mains Of Auchmithie.
The most I have seen of the resident population in 15 years.
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Last week, whilst driving on the high road between Tannadice and Kirrie, with my lad, just before the bridge over the South Esk we spotted a strange woolly thing hanging in a Rose Bush. We stopped and realised it was a Red Squirrel that had its tail tangled in the thorns. I approached to try and free it but it put a huge effort into escape and was off.

I was very supprised as i do not expect to see a squirrel in a rose bush a good distance from a wood. However I have now seen squirrels eating on rose hips everytime I have driven allong to road.

Has anyone seen this before? I thought the irritant inside Rosehips would have put the squirrel off.

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porpoise auchmithie beach directly in front of harbour wall end about 200 yards out 8 30am this morning 30/1/13
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8th february windy hills farm hare in field and a fox at there furthest away berry poly tunnels around 10am this morning
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Monday 4th February 2013 - Fox

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Date & Time: Monday 4th February 2013 - 9:00pm
Species: Fox
Details: 9:00pm ish Fox seen crossing Auchmithie road in between Seaton and Windyhills.
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montreathmont woods hide 2 red squirrels on feeders february 9th afternoon
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26th Feb - Tortoiseshell Butterfly

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Backwater Dam 13:30.
A Tortoiseshell Butterfly was flying around the area of the car park beside the dam. The temperature of 8C might have had something to do with it.
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sleeping fox at its usual place today around auchmithie have been a few here in the past photo in photograph section
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Deer in fields windyhills farm 7 45 am
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otter at kinordy loch

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otter again out in front of gullery hide, feeding on jack pike at 12.30pm.
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a few deer around auchmithie area this morning on beach and on farmland
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dolphins of auchmithie beach today 10am
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seal in river at montrose 6 30pm 1/4/2013
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Angus Glen

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1 x Adder female
1 x Slow Worm sloughing skin female
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Porpoise

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There was a dead porpoise on the beach at Easthaven on Saturday (06-04-2013). It was about 3 feet long and had probably been there for some time as it was partially eaten.
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Roe Deer, Buck with three Hinds

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Monday April 8th 2013 - 2.30pm, St Vigeans

Unusually 4 Roe Deer feeding during daylight in St Vigeans on road to Kirkton, they must be finding it difficult as the grass isn't growing yet.
I was able to take photos from around 20 metres away and they only ran off when chased by three Wolfhounds which I think the owner managed to call off.
I might inform the local paper and ask that dog owners consider starving deer may be around the town. I believe a dog was killed at Balgavies when it chased a deer on to the road.
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Fox seen seaton area I have seen a few but this one was in new area pherhaps same one and unusually a hedgehog in auchmithie
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Peacock Butterfly in garden today first for the year very dull colouring and markings, also Queen Buff tailed Bumble Bee in display flight
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Whilst tidying up my Garden on April 15th I disturbed a Small Tortoishell Butterfly ! My earliest I think and most surprising considering how cold it was .
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Badger - road casualty on A92 at Muirdrum 21st April
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Brown Hare

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A group of six Brown Hares in a field near Auchendorie on Sunday (21-04-2013) afternoon.
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eleven deer and one dolphin auchmithie area and three rabbits not seen any of them for a long time don't know where they have all gone
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Male Adder and a Slow Worm In Glen Esk this pm.
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kinnordy 7/5/13 morning deer and red squirrel
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Pleased too see Water Vole on the Dean on Wednesday.

Also some of our new larger beasts;-)

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Water Vole

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Saw a Water Vole in one of the old mill lades off the River Southesk last night. First sighting of one for years.
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Otters

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22-05-2013
Three Otters seen in the vicinity of a holt on the River Southesk yesterday evening.
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2 red squirrels at balgavies 1/6/2013
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Lots of newts in one of the wee burns on the track at Montreathmont this afternoon.
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Saturday 8th June 2013 - Bottlenose Dolphin, Otter

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Date & Time: Saturday 8th June 2013 - 12pm
Species: Bottlenose Dolphin, Otter
Details: A pod of at least 12, probably nearer 20, Bottlenose Dolphins north past Auchmithie at 12pm, Saturday 8th June 2013.

3 out of 4 nights spent watching an Angus River during late May at dusk, me and the wife have been watching 3 Otters (Parent and 2 cubs) fishing, diving and playing with a parent. 3 nights we have spent watching them. Hard to photograph due to poor, dusk light...but awesome to just see them!


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Orange Tip Butterflies - Powmouth

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Three Orange Tip Butterflies at Powmouth on Sunday (16-06-2013) morning. First I've seen this year.
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Hummingbird Hawk Moth

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Date: 10 July 2013, 8:50pm
Found a Hummingbird Hawk Moth on the honeysuckle beside my flat at Kinnaird.
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red squirrel balgavies
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Monday 15th July 2013 - Minke Whale

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Date & Time: Monday 15th July 2013 - 11am
Species: Minke Whale
Details: Whilst doing a couples pre wedding photo shoot at Dunnotar Castle, Aberdeenshire, a Minke Whale (possibly 2) was visible just off shore at 11am for an hour at least. Cool bonus!
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