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Angus Bird Sightings for JANUARY 2016
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Massive thank you on behalf of the Website and Forum admins, and also the ADBC for all your support of this website!
Very much appreciated. All the best and happy birding in 2016!
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Friday 1st January 2016 - AGV Messages

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Friday 1st January:
3 waxwings opposite Guthrie's garage, Newhame Road, Montrose - 9.48am.
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Re: JANUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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3rd Jan. Non birding, Elliot Railway crossing will be closed for 2 weekend, 8th to 11th and 15th to 18th Jan.
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Saturday 2nd January 2016 - AGV Message

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Saturday 2nd January:
10 little auks past mains of usan between 0930 and 1030 this morning. One black throated diver past too.
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Re: JANUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Fishtown of Usan 9am - 10.30am

171 Little Auk north, close in. Very wild conditions.
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Sunday 3rd January 2016 - AGV Message

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Sun 3rd January:
209 little auks, great northern diver, 9 purple sandpipers and probable sabines gull 11-11.30 at Fishtown of Usan.
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Monday 4th January 2016 - Little Auk

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Date & Time: Monday 4th January 2016 - 1:05pm
Species: Little Auk
Details: Imagine my surprise when I went into my Auchmithie Garden today and found a Little Auk seeking shelter. It is uninjured, can flap its wings and walk, but very tired after probably the worst stormy night I've experienced whilst living in Auchmithie for 18 years! In a cardboard box drying out in the warm awaiting SSPCA pick up as per their instructions.

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Little Auk

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Little Auk in my garden today at about 2.00pm.
Just outside Edzell so poor wee bird blown well off course.
Looks fine, just tired.
Exactly the same, in a box waiting for SSPCA to pick up.
I wonder how many there have been today!!!

Sspca have just picked up the auk. That was the 8th one today.
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Re: JANUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Fishtown of Usan 9.30am to 1.30pm

A constant stream of Little Auks going north...even had them flying behind me several times.
Also 3 Bonxies, a Pomarine Skua & a probable Arctic Skua also going north.
Quite a few Purple Sandpipers down on the rocks sheltering too.
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More Little Auks - Arbroath

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209 Little Auks past at Whiting Ness today between 1200 and 1240 along with a Great Skua, a juvenile Gannet and a Red-breasted Merganser. Purple Sandpipers were in the thick of the spray on the rocks and Turnstones closer in. The Little Auks were flying along the waters edge with a few very near the road and later at Arbroath Harbour one flew from the water over the boat yard. Photos and video on my blog and YouTube.

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Monday 4th January 2016 - AGV Messages

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Monday 4th January:
9 - 11.30 Lunan Bay hide.
8 Little Auks close in, also 3 killed and eaten by Great Black backed Gulls on beach.
Neil Black.
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Monday 4th January:
35 little Auks past Arbroath harbour in 30 minutes 13.30 - 14.00
Rob NN

Lots of Little Auks past mouth of South Esk at Montrose 'Splash' facing out to Scurdie Ness lighthouse.
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1 little auk floating downriver at broughty castle.
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4 auks in harbour at arbroath in front restaurant. 3 pm.
Alex Smith

1 little gull & 3 more little auk broughty castle.
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Re: JANUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS - 04/01/16

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Dundee City Quay
1 Red-throated Diver at 1020

Carnoustie East Beach (by the raiway station) 1100-1130
50+ Little Auks north in 30 minutes some very close in. Also 1 Little Gull in the mix of gulls just off the beach

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Jan. 5th 4 LITTLE AUKS IN MONIFIETH BAY

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JANUARY 5TH MONIFIETH BAY OPPOSITE CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND - 11AM 4 LITTLE AUKS -CLOSE IN - PLUS 6 RINGED PLOVER -1 GREY PLOVER - 8 SANDERLINGS -1 RED THROATED DIVER -
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Wed 6th January 2016 - AGV Messages

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Wed 6th January:
Grey Phalarope & 1st winter Little Gull off Mains of Usan.
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Wed 6th January:
Phalarope still settled at 0940 about 10m offshore at end of mains of usan rd.
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Wed 6th Jan:
(10:45) 10 Brent geese on grass area nearest the cliffs on Arbroath Esplanade (Kings Drive).
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Wed 6th Jan 12:00:
2 little auks swimming around inner entrance to Arbroath harbour where all the boats are moored
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Re: JANUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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An adult Little Gull at Whiting Ness today, 50+ Little Auks, around 7 Purple Sandpipers, a few Kittiwakes and a Great Northern Diver going north. The Brent Geese were still around near dusk.
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Thursday 7th January 2016 - AGV Message

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Thursday 7th Jan:
Brent Geese still at Victoria Park, Arbroath. Weather currently foul at 1256.
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Thu 7th Jan:
8 little gulls at Mains of Usan.
Simon Busuttil
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Thursday 7th January:
Slavonian Grebe on Forfar Loch.
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Friday 8th January 2016 - AGV Messages

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Friday 8th January 2016 - AGV Messages
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Friday 8th January:
Pintail drake, Murton NP, buddys pond. 11:50.
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Friday 8th January:
Four little Gulls Mains of Usan 3.30.
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Re: JANUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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31 Fulmars counted on prospective nest sites at Auchmithie today during a BTO NEWS Survey, also a two Kittiwakes fishing in the harbour area and 17 dead Octopuses and 4 Ling on the beach.

No sign of Short-eared owls at Elliot but a walker said one was seen recently. Note, the level crossing is currently closed over the weekend for works
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Re: JANUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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One little auk remaining of Fishtown of Usan. Seemed healthy and flew strongly north. Little gulls at Scurdieness and Fishtown of USan. Plenty of kittiwakes about there and at Lunan
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Sat 9th/Sun 10th January 2016 - AGV Messages

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Saturday 9th January 2016 - AGV Message
AGV:
Saturday 9th January:
Slavonian grebe still at west of Forfar loch. 10.30 am.
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Sunday 10th January 2016 - AGV Message
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Sunday 10th January:
Avocet flying over Mains of Usan heading south. 12:47.
Kenny Grant

Avocet in flooded field to north of road between Lunan Bay bridge and Red Castle. 1.10pm
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Sunday 10th January:
Slavonian Grebe still present at west motorway end of Forfar loch.
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Re: JANUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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ADBC/SOC WADER WATCH OUTING.

From Monifieth to Montrose Basin with stops at various locations along the way.

A total of 60 species recorded including 11 Wader species.

Highlights were an Avocet flying over our heads at Mains of Usan (and then being re-located near Lunan Bay), various Little Auks at Arbroath and at Usan, Grey Plovers at Monifieth and a very obliging Kingfisher at Montrose Basin Centre.

A big thank you to everyone who attended, it is appreciated.
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10th JANUARY 2016 Avocet

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Avocet still present by Lunan Bridge feeding busily at 3.40pm
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Re: JANUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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30+goosanders currently on clatto reservoir,9 pochard at monikie,ringed black headed gull j27p on keptie pond arbroath
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Re: JANUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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12 Jan 2015 St Vigeans Nat trail flooded field large frock olf Wigeon and Teal also female Goosander which I have not seen here before and large flock of field fare
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Monday 11th January 2016 - AGV Message

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Monday 11th January:
2 Adult Little Gulls on northside of Linross road near Glamis. In flooded ploughed field. Also 13 Whooper Swans on usual pool at end of road.
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Re: JANUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Nice Flock Of 10- 12 Redwing between Forfar Loch and the Leisure Centre this morning.
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Wednesday 13th January 2016 - AGV Messages

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Wednesday 13th January:
Male Hen Harrier 11.30 am at flooded field on left just past Loch of Kinnordy just before the turnoff to Inch.
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Wednesday 13th January:
Bittern in the Salt Pans opposite the Bank of Scotland Hide, Montrose Basin. 12.45.
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Thursday 14th January 2016 - AGV Messages

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Thursday 14th January 2016 - AGV Messages
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Thurs 14th January:
Bittern at saltmarsh Bank of Scotland Hide, Montrose Basin 10.30.
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Thu 14th January:
1st winter glaucous gull on rocks just north of East Haven. 1.20pm.
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Glaucous Gull, Westhaven

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The reported Glaucous Gull from yesterday made a guest appearance in my BTO NEWS Survey today at Westhaven and looks likely to hang around but will also continue to be disturbed by walkers etc. Today the gull did return each time to feed on a seal carcass where if careful you can get good views without having to go close.

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Friday 15th January 2016 - AGV Messages

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Friday 15th January:
3 black bellied brents in field at back of Wigeon Hide, montrose and 4 twite at feeding station nearby. 10.30am.
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Friday 15th January:
Bittern still at Montrose Basin, visible from Visitor Centre & BoS hide on frozen saltpan pools 11:50.
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Friday 15th January:
Bittern still at Montrose Basin, visible from Visitor Centre & BoS hide on frozen saltpan pools 16:00.
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Jan 16th - Angus Specials

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Jan, 16th 2016 West Haven - 1 1st Winter Glaucous Gull on Rocks just north of the small car park at West Haven at 12o,clock -- The BITTERN showed well albeit briefly at the Bank of Scotland Hide
at Montrose Basin at 2pm - plus KINGFISHER right in front of Hide !
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Saturday 16th January - AGV Messages

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Saturday 16th January:
Glaucous Gull still in area just north of Westhaven.
9.30 am
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Saturday 16th January:
3 dark bellied Brent geese still in field on right en route to wigeon hide.
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Re: JANUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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1 tawny owl flying over Baldovie road dundee just past sainsburys 11.27 pm
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Sunday Jan 17th -- What a Day !

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Sunday Jan 17th 11-30am Montrose Basin Centre - 1 BITTERN showing well from centre , along with KINGFISHER - GOLDEN PLOVER - SCAUP - GREEN SHANK - RED THROATED DIVER -ETC.
Sunday Jan 17th 1pm Lunan Bay Webs Count - 1 POMARINE SKUA- 1 SLAVONIAN GREBE - LONG TAILED DUCK - COMMON SCOTER - RED THROATED DIVER - SANDERLINGS - RINGED PLOVER
THE SKUA WAS SEEN BY BOB AND ALEX SHEPHERD COMING IN OFF THE SEA , IT LANDED ON SHORELINE BRIEFLY GIVING ALEX TIME TO TAKE A FEW PHOTOGRAPHS ! IT FLEW SOUTH
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Pomarine Skua and Slavonian Grebe

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The Slavonian Grebe was still present at 1550 in front of the public platform at Lunan Bay today. The Pomarine Skua may have been one I saw just north of Whiting Ness, Arbroath earlier this week so it may be hanging around.
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Sunday 17th January 2016 - AGV Messages

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Sunday 17th January:
Bittern still showing at wildlife centre Montrose basin, Kenny Grant

Bittern showing well from Montrose visitor centre and BoS hide. 11:50. Emma Castle-Smith

3 Brent geese in field near wigeon hide, Montrose basin. 40 Twite also.
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White-fronted Goose and Bittern

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A White-fronted Goose previously reported on Birdguides was still in a grass field just north of Whigstreet today at NO 484 445. I had suggested the best view was from behind bales but a later message asks we stay out of the field in front of the one with the goose which was with a large number of Pink-footed Geese.

The Bittern at the Bank of Scotland Hide at the Basin was showing well in the open near dusk today.
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Tuesday 19th January 2016 - AGV Messages

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Tuesday 19th January:
White-fronted Goose in field just north of Whigstreet with Pinkies. 2:30.
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Tuesday 19th January:
Glaucous Gull 2.15pm Westhaven walk 400 yards NE from car park.
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Tuesday 19th January:
Bittern at BOS Hide showing well 3.30 - 4.15 pm.
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Re: JANUARY 2016 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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20 Jan 2016 Coming back from last nights indoor meeting found a Barn Owl flying around at Muirdrum
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