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Angus Bird Sightings for JUNE 2013
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Apologies but the photo section of this forum seems to have lost and corrupted photos that I have had to delete. This was caused when we had that adware/virus attack some months ago.
This has just affected uploaded photos, rather than links to photos on other hosts. Many apologies if your photo has been deleted. Please feel free to upload.
I have also put a post on the "photo example" showing how to post photos hosted on other website like flickr, etc.
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Re: JUNE 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Montrose. 1 June 2013

Osprey fishing on the North Esk estuary, this morning; just downstream of the netsmen's beat.
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1/6/2013 7pm balgavies 6 herons sitting in row and 1 seen on nest also black headed gull blackbirds swans and around a dozen geese
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1/6/13 Went on one of the angus hillwalking festival outings to invermark estate with keeper andy Malcolm.This guy knows his stuff great views of red grouse, a good few ringed ouzels and a possible golden eagle in the distance.
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2 JUNE 2013 - Canada Geese

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02-06-2013
19:20

Canada Geese (37) heading north over Farnell.
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Re: JUNE 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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tried again for spotted crakes at Kinnordy last night - nothing (again). A Wood sandpiper calling after dark though
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auchmithie 4/6/2013 8 30am a dozen puffins just of shore but only spotted one nesting and a peregrine falcon flying around
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Re: JUNE 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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There's been a female Common Rosefinch singing in our garden practically all morning. I managed to spy it through the binoculars and thought it was just a streaky juvenile Greenfinch but the song was nothing I've ever heard before. Decided to do some research only to find out it was a Common Rosefinch! Can't believe it!
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Hi Nicola, are you prepared for local birders to visit have a look at all?
If so please message me with details/times/restrictions etc.
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Re: Carnoustie Rosefinch

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Hi all, is more likely to be a 1st summer male than a female if it is actually singing (as opposed to calling), 1st summer males are often dull, downy, lacking in any real red, like a female.
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Re: JUNE 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Thanks for the identification srgreen. Unfortunately my Dad keeps racing pigeons in his loft at the bottom of the garden (where the Rosefinch is hanging out) and he may not want them getting disturbed. I've posted a photo (took me a while to figure it out) on the photo section.
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6 6 2013 time 9am balgavies ospreys 2 chicks visible in nest and 6 herons spotted
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Just like to tell you all there's been no sign of the Rosefinch today so he must have moved on. Excellent garden tick though ;)
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6th JUNE 2013 Mandarin near Edzell

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Mandarin Drake on field pool by road from Edzell to Glen Lethnot at NO544685 at 2-30pm. Map here:
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=35 ... 68510&lm=0
Same pool the Black-tailed Godwits were at on the recent Glen Lethnot outing.
Also 2 Teal and 1 Wigeon drakes plus a herd of over friendly cows that insisted on standing right infront of me when I tried for a photograph!
Take care when parking as road is narrow, best to use one of the entrances just west of the pool.
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Re: 6th JUNE 2013 Mandarin near Edzell

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The Mandarin was still there at 6:30pm. Also Oystercatcher with two juveniles.

The cows had relocated to the back of the field.........
joncook wrote:Mandarin Drake on field pool by road from Edzell to Glen Lethnot at NO544685 at 2-30pm. Map here:
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=35 ... 68510&lm=0
Same pool the Black-tailed Godwits were at on the recent Glen Lethnot outing.
Also 2 Teal and 1 Wigeon drakes plus a herd of over friendly cows that insisted on standing right infront of me when I tried for a photograph!
Take care when parking as road is narrow, best to use one of the entrances just west of the pool.
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Angus Glens, Mandarin Drake, Cuckoo, Redstart and Ring Ouzel

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Date & Time: Friday June 7th 2013 - 10.00 am

Species: Mandarin Drake

Details: Glen Lethnot. The Mandarin was still where Jon had said at 10 this morning along with Mallards, 1 Teal, Common, Lesser Black-backed and Herring Gulls

Glenesk: 11.00 am - 2.00 pm. Cuckoo calling near Haughend, GS Woodpecker on feeder at Craigoshina, Redstart near Auchintool, Cuckoo on wires 50 metres west of The Retreat, Wheatear and Whinchat past Tarfside, Redstart on track to Lochlee, Cuckoo on fence north of graveyard and 2 Ring Ouzel flying across Lochlee to forage. Managed distant photos (again) of Cuckoo, and one of the Mandarin which I'll post, also one of the Ring Ouzel as the camera battery died.
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Montreathmont morning yellow hammers chaffinchs spotted woodpecker green woodpecker and 2 jays flying around often but not landing
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The Lurgies, Canada Geese and Whooper Swan

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Date & Time: Sunday 9th June 2013 - 5.30pm.

Species: Whooper Swan, Canada Geese, Goosander and Red-breasted Merganser.

Details: Still a single Whooper amongst the 102 Mute Swans I counted as the tide turned at the Lurgies, 2 pairs of Goosander and 1 pair of RB Merganser.
I've seen Canada Geese on a couple of my last visits and 11 were in the Slunks and wary even though I was on the south bank of the river.
3 Eider crèches each with a Great Black-backed Gull in attendance, usual Shelducks, Oystercatchers, Mallards and Jackdaws everywhere.

I'm sure it won't be a problem but, there is a large Aberdeen-Angus Bull with the cattle in the field which includes the path.
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news item of interest

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I know that this is not news of a bird sighting but it is a quiet period on the forum and this is news

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-t ... l-22872502
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[quote="simonbusuttil"]I know that this is not news of a bird sighting but it is a quiet period on the forum and this is news

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-t ... l-22872502[/quote]
Yes shocking and the mentioned estate should be ashamed and punished if found to be true
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waders

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52 ringed plover and 48 dunlin at Rossie spit this morning at high tide

Seawatched for an hour early on - 3 puffins, 1 black-throated diver with 9 red throats, 5 common scoter, 430 auks and 210 gannets. Plenty of kittiwakes and fulmars too. No skuas, manxies or gulls and just a few Sandwich terns
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Weirdo's............

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Sanderling on the spit at Forfar Loch sailing club 8am saturday morning, and a Manxie sat preening on the Basin about 200m west of the railway bridge over the south esk same day, around 1pm. SRG
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June 16th GLEN ESK -LOCH LEE BIRDS

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June 16th 9-30AM RING OUZEL 6 in total -- MALE and FEMALE in GRASSY FIELD IN FRONT OF OLD GRAVEYARD GIVING GREAT VIEWS -

Also recorded 6 REDSTARTS - 2 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER - 3 COMMON SANDPIPERS - 3 REDPOLLS - 2 WHEATEARS - 6 WILLOW WARBLERS -
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June 17th COMMON /ARCTIC TERNS HUNT

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June 17th 11=30am GLAXCO COMPOUNDS - FERRY DEN - NO TERNS WHATSOEVER !

June 17th 12-15am JEWSONS - HILLSIDE 73 COMMON TERNS NESTING ON ROOF OF 1ST AND 2ND BUILDINGS NEAR ROAD - VIEW FROM ROAD ONLY - - ONLY SAW 2 ARCTICS
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[quote="simonbusuttil"]I know that this is not news of a bird sighting but it is a quiet period on the forum and this is news

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-t ... l-22872502[/quote]
I was up on a tour of this estate at the start of the month with head gamekeeper and I can honestly say I have never met a More passionate wildlife/raptor person.The estate works close with the rspb raptortracks programme so they are up in the area quite a lot it just seems hard to believe,hopefully the police get to the bottom of it.
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I would have to favour the comment by Chris estates I suggest are more interested in money they can make than bird conservation
And very little if any thing will be handed out to estate was the pictures fakes I don't think so
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Re: JUNE 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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18/06/2012 Arbroath Keptie Pond 5 Cygnets from the interloping Swans, and a pair of Greylags which I cannot remember ever seeing these here before.
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shoveler with 6 young + ringed plover with 4 young near kirriemuir today.
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Spotted Redshank

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The summer plumaged Spotted Redshank was still at the Lurgies/Slunks yesterday evening (6pm-8pm).
Low tide and it was in with other Common Redshanks on the mud area where the Mill Burn exits the Slunks and joins the River Southesk.
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June 21st SpottedRed - Black Guillimot- Bonxie

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June 21st - 10-30am and 1330 pm SPOTTED REDSHANK Summer Plumage - Still on Lurgies and seen at 10-30am by Rob Noble and at 1350pm by Bob on the Slunks in company with Redshanks

June 21st 1330pm BLACK GUILLIMOT in Summer Plumage ( An Angus Tick for me ) at Red Head NO 702472 in Bay with other Seabirds Puffins etc. just North of the small car park - Whilst there a GREAT SKUA flew over our heads ( Hughie - Rob Noble and I )
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Black Guillemot still at Red Head last night, just north of the carpark at Eathie Barns.
Spotted Redshank was also still at the slunks up the Lurgies.
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Spotted Redshank still present today with Greenshank at same place at 1200 midday
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Upland Angus Glen Sat 22 June 2013

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Kestrel x 1
Golden Eagle x 2
White-tailed Eagle adult x 1
Merlin x 1
Golden Plover (pair + juv)
Dunlin x 1
Ravens x 5
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Re: JUNE 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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spoonbill at monifieth this morning. viewed from South Balmossie St.
was with swans until scared off by dog at around 10.15am.
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June 23rd GREAT NORTHERN DIVER

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June 23rd 1350hrs. GREAT NORTHERN DIVER Seen from ADBC Hide at Lunan Bay during a Webs Monthly count - spotted by Graham - Keith and Bob - in full breeding plumage , a cracking sighting
Also seen during count - MANX SHEARWATERS - ARCTIC SKUA - RED THROATED DIVERS P COMMON SCOTER - RED BREASTED MERGANSERS - RAZORBILLS AND GUILLIEMOTS - Plus SANDWICH and COMMON TERNS

JUNE 23RD 10-30AM SPOTTED REDSHANK still present on the Slunks Montrose Basin - And an OSPREY
Also observed at the Slunks A GREENSHANK bearing coloured rings - to be reported to Ringing Group
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Re: JUNE 2013 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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24/06/2013,0630, 1 Quail giving the occasional burst of song , close to the road at Denhead, near Muirhead, by Dundee,NO335362
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seaton cliffs area 25/6/2013 early morning razorbills gulliemots shags cormorants kittiewakes black backed gull peregrine x 2 crows swifts house martins 5 puffins and wrens
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26 JUNE 2013 - Lurgies

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26 June 2013, 20:00
Three Common Sandpiper and three Greenshank (one colour ringed) at Miss Erskines Bank at Montrose Basin.
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wood sandpiper at kinnordy loch 7pm from gullery hide...then flew west.
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