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22 - OCTOBER 2015 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

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Angus Bird Sightings for October 2015
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AGV Message - 1st October 2015

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AGV Message - Wednesday 30th September 2015
AGV:
Wed 30th September
Female Garganey still being reported on Forfar loch.
AGV Message - Thursday 1st October 2015
AGV:
Thu 1st October.
Female Garganey still at the east end Forfar loch.
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AGV Messages - Friday 2nd September
AGV:
Friday 2nd September.
Two common crane reported by Hugh Bell (no phone) on Montrose Basin between Widgeon hide & Miss Erskine's bank 16:00.
AGV:
Friday 2nd September
2 common cranes flew south from wigeon hide at 7pm.
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AGV Messsage - Sun 4th Oct

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AGV Messsage - Sun 4th Oct
AGV:
Sun 4th Oct
3 Brent geese lunan bay spooked by dogs. 1 arctic tern with gulls.
Barry Farquharson
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Sunday 4th Oct
Female Garganey still east end Forfar loch.
AGV:
Sunday 4th Oct
Yellow-browed Warbler, Montrose, Melville rd.
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Yellow browed warbler

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Yellow browed warbler in the "Westies" park in Montrose - net to Tescoes. Fourth year out of five this species has been recorded here. It was still present this morning and just after lunch
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Monday 5th October - AGV Message
AGV:
Mon 5th Oct
Yellow-browed Warbler at Tesco, Montrose
And one 'behind garage', Montrose.
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Mon 5th Oct
Yellow-browed Warbler also reported at Mains of Usan.
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Tues 6th October 2015 - AGV Message

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Tues 6th October 2015 - AGV Message
AGV:
Tues 6th Oct
Yellow browned at west gate park. Montrose.
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Tues 6th October
Yellow browed warbler at East Seaton farm in trees between house and football pitch. Redstart at west Seaton garden 2pm.
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Re: OCTOBER 2015 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Montrose. 2 Yellow-browed warblers in the park behind Tesco at 1.30pm today.

Fishtown of Usan. 1 Yellow-browed warbler with around 15 Goldcrest in the sycamores where the chicken run is at 2pm, Also had 3 Skuas past, 2 were Arctic Skuas ( pale morph) and the 3rd at 2.45pm was an adult Long-tailed Skua heading south.

Also had c30 Barnacle Geese feeding with a big flock of Pinkfeet Geese between Mains of Usan and Scurdie Ness.

Lurgies 4pm. 5 Redwing feeding on berries & a single Ruff.
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Lunan Bay - Long-tailed Ducks

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13 Long-tailed Ducks in front of the public platform at Lunan Bay today, 8/10/2015 at around 1600 hrs, also Common and Velvet Scoters, Red-throated Divers and a Shag.
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MALE SURF SCOTER - YELLOW BROWED WARBLER

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OCTOBER 8TH 1250 HRS From ADBC Hide MALE SURF SCOTER - 8 LONG TAILED DUCKS - 7 RED THROATED DIVERS - 60 VELVET SCOTER - 35 COMMON SCOTER - And a RING TAILED HARRIER
WHICH CAME IN OFF THE SEA AND LAST SEEN HEADING INLAND AT CORBY KNOW - JURY STILL OUT !

OCTOBER 8TH 1500HRS- YELLOW BROWED WARBLER At Ethie Mains

Above seen by Bob and Jon
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AGV Message - Thursday 8th October 2015

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AGV Message - Thursday 8th October 2015
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Thu 8th October.
Still 2+ Yellow-browed Warblers by Tesco, Montrose.
Per birdguides

Best ever bird in my Monifieth garden at 8am this morning. Yellow-browed warbler feeding in and around the rowan tree.
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Re: OCTOBER 2015 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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09/10/2015 09.10 bowling alley. Red Throated Diver and a late Swallow
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OCTOBER 9TH BARRY BUDDON -MAGPIES

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OCTOBER 9TH 11AM MAGPIES 4 in Flight together above Barry Loch on North Road-- probably a family party -- plus 3 COMMON REDPOLLS ( RARE ON B/B ) IN SAME AREA

CHILDREN'S NURSERY RHYME ON MAGPIES GOES-- 1 For Sorrow 2 For Joy - 3 for a Girl and 4 For a Boy ! Thats enough ! ( Thanks to Google )
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Scaup and Barnacle Geese - Montrose Basin

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One drake Scaup in front of SWT Centre at 1600 hrs today, 9/10/2015 and between 7 and 12 Barnacle Geese within a flock of 1500 Pink-footed Geese seen from Montrose Railway Station foot bridge. Also a group of around 100 Golden Plover at Tayock, yesterday it was around 300.

Video of Scaup here, https://youtu.be/wF76fBaZa9I

Barnacle Geese in the distance here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpwuh764BSI
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Re: OCTOBER 2015 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Sat 10th Oct.
Bittern at Kinnordy from Gullery hide in reeds to the left of Pine tree. Then seen flying to the right down the loch.
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AGV Message - Saturday 10th October 2015

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AGV Message - Saturday 10th October 2015
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Sat 10 October
Surf Scoter in Lunan Bay by Hide. 13:43
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AGV Message - Sunday 11th October 2015

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AGV Message - Sunday 11th October 2015
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Sunday 11th October
YBWarbler & chiffchaff in front of SWT centre Montrose Basin. 12.30pm.
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AGV Message - Monday 12th October 2015

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AGV Message - Monday 12th October 2015
AGV:
Monday 12th October
Bittern in flight again from Gullery Hide, Kinnordy this morning.
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AGV:
Monday 12th October
Blue phase snow goose in fields near mains of Usan with pink feet.
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AGV:
Monday 12th October.
Snow Goose still at Mains of Usan. Snow goose in ne corner of field w of railway line as viewed from stone bridge over railway line w of walled garden. 3 Barnacle geese also.
Barry Farquharson
AGV:
Monday 12th October
Surf scoter in front of lunan bay hide. Also red throated diver, long tailed duck and velvet scoters.
Barry Farquharson
AGV:
Monday 12th October
2 firecrest at Mains of Usan.
AGV:
Monday 12th October
Firecrest at Lunan bay.
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Wednesday 14th October 2015 - Kingfisher

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Date & Time: Wednesday 14th October 2015 - 1:00pm
Species: Kingfisher
Details: A nice Kingfisher viewed from the bridge at Lochmill over the Dean Water near Drumgley, Forfar at 1pm. Seen Kingfisher here before.
A big mixed flock of linnets, goldfinches, tree sparrows and yellowhammers in the adjacent field also.
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Montrose and area

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Wednesday October 14th 2015.

Species: Short-eared Owl, Barnacle Geese, Grey Partridge, Yellow-browed Warbler, Redwing

Montrose, Kirkie Steps 1030 hrs. Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Siskin and Peregrine flying over.
Montrose, St Peters Church 1115 hrs. One Yellow-browed Warbler in the grounds at the back of the church.

Usan Smiddy. Eventually through the day around 2500 Pink-footed Geese with 3 Barnacle Geese, no sign of Snow Goose. 20 Grey Partridges in ploughed field by walled garden.

Mains of Usan. Short-eared Owl being mobbed by crows in carrot/cereal field behind the farm buildings, seen on Tuesday near geese. Also Kestrel, c40 Linnets and 300+ Starlings.

Lurgies. Kingfisher and 14 Little Grebes downstream of Old Harbour, 3 Redwing on path, and Red-breasted Merganser with a broken bill upstream of Slunks. Seal fishing near Old Harbour again.

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Wednesday 14th October 2015 - AGV Messages

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Wednesday 14th October 2015 - AGV Messages
AGV:
Wed 14th October.
Red-necked Grebe in with scoters in front of viewing platform at Lunan Bay. 1pm.
GMS/BMc
AGV:
Wed 14th October
Red-necked grebe & surf scoter still from viewing platform at Lunan bay. 5.20pm.
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Red-necked Grebe

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The Red-necked Grebe was in front of the platform at Lunan Bay car park between 1320 and 1350 today but wasn't found later by me, may have drifted towards the hide?
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Red-necked Grebe - again

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The Red-necked Grebe at Lunan Bay came in with the tide today in front of the platform around 1530 and disappeared again around or before high tide.

Just in from Birdguides: "16/10 17:37 ANGUS & DUNDEE : Yellow-browed Warbler, Mains of Usan [A] one; also female Firecrest" assume the area near the walled garden.
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Fri 16th October 2015 - AGV Message

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Fri 16th October 2015 - AGV Message
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Fri 16th October
Bittern at Kinnordy 16.45 in front of old barn.
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Re: OCTOBER 2015 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Kinnordy Loch.
Bittern from Gullery Hide this morning

Upper Dysart, Montrose.
blue phase Snow Goose feeding with Pinkfeet flock on stubble fields. View from layby on A92 near Braehead.
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Re: OCTOBER 2015 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Sun 18 Oct 2015. Doing WeBS nice surprise, Victoria Park 50 Golden Plover, and Harbour 4 Red Throated Divers, Bowling alley 1 Red Throated Diver.
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Re: OCTOBER 2015 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Roundyhill 15.00
Interestingly 28 golden plovers just due flew NORTH over here. Heading for Kinnordy?
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Sunday 18th October - AGV Messages

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Sunday 18th October - AGV Messages
AGV:
Sunday 18th October
Yellow-browed Warbler at Mains of Usan in trees, road side, midway along pond. 11am.
GMS/KE
AGV:
Sun 18th October.
Snow Goose still in stubble field by Upper Dysart Farm south of Montrose with 25K Pinkfoot
Rod MacKenzie
AGV:
Sun 18th October.
An amazing 85,632 pink footed geese were counted this morning at dawn for the IGC (Icelandic Goose Census).
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Re: OCTOBER 2015 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Mon 19 Oct 0745 Arbroath Donkey Park Grid 62330 41215 first ever visit of Magpies,2.
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TUES, OCTOBER 20TH BARRY BUDDON MONIFIETH END

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TUES. OCT. 20TH BARRY BUDDON -MONIFIETH SENTRY BOX END - 3 SWALLOWS TOGETHER > SOUTH -- QUIET OTHERWISE -
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Re: OCTOBER 2015 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Good session at Forfar Loch this morning. 42 species - highlights.

6 Canada Geese by Leisure Centre
1Kingfisher by Leisure Centre
3 female Goldeneye found
128 Mute Swan
Water Rail heard in reeds beside Rugby Pitch
15 Migrant Thrush at the Inch- couldn't get close but they were pretty wee looking (Redwing?)

Also a pair of Otter with cubs.
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Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Merlin

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Date & Time: Tuesday 20th October 2015 - 3:00pm
Species: Merlin
Details: A Merlin hunting over the fields just North East of Collieston at around 3pm.
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Wednesday 21st October 2015 - AGV Messages
AGV:
Wednesday 21st October
Kinnordy - female Gargeney from Gullery hide looking left, barn owl roosting in box on lone pine, c100 golden plover flew over, 7 redwing. 1pm.
GMS
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Wednesday 21st October
Little Stint at Montrose Basin from visitor centre. 2:30pm.
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Kinnordy Loch. 5.45pm

Bittern in bay near lone Pine tree for approx 10 mins before flying into reedbed.
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Re: OCTOBER 2015 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Yesterday morning I had a Magpie at my fat ball feeder. An unusual garden visitor for me!
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Re: OCTOBER 2015 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Saw 3 grey wagtails in Bell Street, Dundee about 1100 today on roof of hydro then flew over to multi storey car park. Thought I saw one earlier in week on roofs but decided it couldn't be as it shouldn't b there but better view today confirmed it. Research of Internet suggests they can be common in city centres using roof pools. Also saw 2 magpies fly over the multi storey towards Hilltown. They seem to b everywhere now as I regularly see at Tullybacchart and one is often near Tesco in Blairgowrie
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Saturday 24th October 2015 - AGV Message

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Saturday 24th October 2015 - AGV Message
AGV:
Saturday 24th October.
Redhead Smew at Balgavies from hide.
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Re: OCTOBER 2015 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Sunday 25 Oct 1030 Lurgies beautiful Long Tailed Duck, Otter fishing along Miss Erskines bank. Arbroath, Inchcape 7 Purple Sand pipers.
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Sunday 25th October 2015 - AGV Message

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Sunday 25th October 2015 - AGV Message
AGV:
Sunday 25th October
Brent Gloose at mouth of Craigmill burn. 11.30
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Re: OCTOBER 2015 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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12:15pm
1 female smew at east end,1 peregrine flypast ,300 lapwings on bogbean/shovelers/gadwall/teals/greylags/buzzard/pheasant/bullfinch/goldcrest/treecreeper/coal tit/redwings/blue tits/robin/wigeon/cormorants/mutes/rooks/moorhen



approx. 400 Canada geese at lintrathen

backwater
7 redwings groundfeeding on the slopes of the reservoir,1 stonechat/20 bullfinches/goldfinches/pied wagtails/robin/song thrush/4 Canada geese/wren/buzzard
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