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Mediterranean Gull, Arbroath

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An adult Mediterranean Gull was present in the outer harbour at Arbroath near to the repair slip bridge this morning but couldn't be re-located between there and the paddling pool area this morning and again in the afternoon. Maybe it hasn't gone far? Also in Arbroath, at Inchcape Park, 6 Purple Sandpipers, 2 Dippers seen on the Brothock Burn at the bus station and another 2 upstream from Morrisons car park, one appeared to be displaying. A recent check at Elliot at dusk/twilight on 16/1/2016 produced 2 Short-eared Owls hunting over the golf course.
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Wednesday 20th January 2016 - Glaucous Gull

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Date & Time: Wednesday 20th January 2016 - 2:30pm
Species: Glaucous Gull
Details: The Glaucous Gull at Westhaven still present at 2:45pm till 3:30pm. From the Westhaven car park head North East along beach for a couple of hundred yards or so. Feeding regularly on a seal carcass.
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Wednesday 20th January 2016 - AGV Message

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Wednesday 20th January 2016 - AGV Messages Not Already Posted
AGV:
Wednesday 20th January:
Glaucous gull still at westhaven east of car park. 10:00am.
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AGV:
Wednesday 20th January:
Bittern showing well in front of hide, 15.14hrs.
Hugh Bell
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Re: JANUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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21.30hrs on Tues evening 19th Jan. Barn owl at roadside on new stretch of road above Courthill farm - south of Montrose.
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Thursday 21st January 2016 - Hen Harrier

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Date & Time: Thursday 21st January 2016 - 2:05pm
Species: Hen Harrier, Peregrine
Details: Cracking male Hen Harrier hunting and chasing Skylarks over the arable fields in between Auchmithie and Windyhills. It then landed in the field. (I saw a Male Hen Harrier at the same location on Wednesday 4th November 2015.)
Almost at the same time, a Peregrine Falcon in the background near the hedgerow (same field) on the ground plucking a Woodpigeon.
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Thursday 21st January 2016 - AGV Messages

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Thursday 21st January 2016 - AGV Messages Not Already Posted
AGV:
Thursday 21st January:
12:30 Glaucous Gull still north/east of Westhaven.
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Thursday 21st January:
Bittern seen from B of S hide, Montrose Basin at 15:55 in pool nearest single section of old sea wall.
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Rosy Ringed Parakeet - Barnhill Cemetry - Dec. 20th

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January 20th ROSY RINGED PARAKEET Seen in Barnhill Cemetry,Broughty Ferry, by Daphne on Wednesday past but informed me yesterday 22nd. ! I checked the area today but no luck .

January 23rd 1 STOCK DOVE back on territory in Craig Mill Den -
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Lower Glen Esk

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Common Buzzard x 10
Red Kite x 4
Greyhen x 2
Raven x 1
Meadow Pipit x 1
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Sunday 24th January 2016 - AGV Messages

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AGV:
Sunday 24th January:
Bittern at Kinnordy, in bay to right of lone pine with owl box from gullery hide. 12.30pm.
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Sunday 24th January:
Bittern showing well from BOS hide. Montrose Basin. 12.50
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Re: JANUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Barn Owl sitting on a post at roadside just south of Purgavie Farm on the B951 ( Glenisla road)...... 9.20pm
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Bittern

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The Bittern still at Bank of Scotland Hide 25/1/2016 and showing well as it went to roost in the right hand reed bed. Has also been seen at other times throughout the day.
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Re: JANUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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1 Jack Snipe on Elliot Golf Course, Arbroath and 2 Stonechats before the rain at around 4pm.

18 Purple Sandpipers at Inchcape Park near Gayfield and 19 Collared Doves roosting at St Vigeans, also various water fowl in the flooded field and a large number of Curlews.
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Re: JANUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Jan 29th 11.00 Keptie Pond Arbroath, first ever visit of a pair of Gadwall.
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Friday 29th January 2016 - AGV Message

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Friday 29th January 2016 - AGV Message Not Already Posted:
AGV:
Friday 29th January:
Bittern at Bank of Scotland Hide, Montrose SWT at 12:35.
Harry Bickerstaff
A visiting birder posting on a different bird forum saw a Bittern at Kinnordy today also. From the Gullery hide at lunchtime.

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Friday 29th January 2016 - Bittern, Kingfisher

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Date & Time: Friday 29th January 2016 - 2:30pm (& Wednesday 27th)
Species: Bittern, Kingfisher, Woodcock
Details: After receiving Harrys AGV message headed up to the BOS Hide at Montrose Basin. The BIttern could be seen from the hide at around 2:30pm. Thanks to Sheila Newcombe, Adam Caird & Rob NN spotting it creeping throught the reeds. It could also be seen from the visitor centre at about 3:15pm.
A male Kingfisher could be seen almost all the time from the visitor centre.
On Wednesday 27th I saw a Woodcock flying low through Forfar town centre which seemed an unusual habitat!
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Re: JANUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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First ever sighting of a jay in my garden in Monifieth. Also today male blackcap, at least 5 long tailed tits in and out all afternoon,
pair collared doves, yellowhammer and two visits from a female sparrowhawk.
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Sunday 31st January 2016 - AGV Messages

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Sunday 31st January 2016 - AGV Messages Not Already Posted
AGV:
Sunday 31st January:
Bittern at Kinnordy showing well to right of loan pine at 10.45.
Jonathan Pattullo

Sea eagle also on basin.
Adam Caird
AGV:
Sunday 31st January:
Bittern still outside BoS Hide SWT Montrose this morning at 11.00
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Carnoustie Golf Links

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Two new species to the Carnoustie Golf Links list today (unless you know better), both on the loch, a Shoveler and a Whooper Swan. The list now stands at 76 species, 22 seen today in a brief visit.
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JANUARY 31ST 2016 -- BITTERN AT KINNORDY

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JAN.31ST 10-45 AM LOCH OF KINNORDY - 1 BITTERN On view from Gullery Hide to right of Lone Pine Tree - giving good lengthy views - At last ! it obliged me ! Lots of Snipe and Teal
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