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Re: MAY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Cuckoo calling from east end of Kinnordy Loch this morning 7am.
also several Whitethroats and a Garden warbler.
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AGV:
Sunday 21st May:
4x Common Cranes flying in formation north over Auchmithie at 8:42pm.
'From the garden' tick!
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Re: MAY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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22 May Lidls car park found Pair Mallards sitting near the car. they seemed quite settled so just left them
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AGV:
Tuesday 23rd May:
Quail calling in roadside spring barley field East of Shandford Farm Fern DD9 7RS. NO/495/628.
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Re: MAY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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Two new garden ticks for me 1: singing chiffchaff(welcome, first seen in 50 years).2: magpie(less welcome but not unexpected) Also party of 4 swifts from colony on priory place, north Esk road and now usual influx of up to 15 rooks and jackdaws when fat put out! Changed days indeed, on Broomfield road Montrose.
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AGV:
Wednesday 24th May:
Quail calling in another Spring barley field this evening about 500 meters from yesterday's next to Balmadity Farm track.
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AGV:
Wednesday 24th May:
Grasshopper Warbler reeling at west end of Kinnordy 11.30pm last night. No sign of spotted crake. Also tawny owl by cottages at Kinnordy and long-eared owl on post by road just south of Roundyhills.
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Cuckoo - Barry Buddon

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A Cuckoo was calling near the Yeomanry Ponds at Barry Buddon camp on Wednesday evening, not texted as red flags flying. Heard from Carnoustie Golf Links near Barry Halt where 37 species were recorded if I count the Cuckoo including, Blackcap, Sedge Warbler and Whitethroat.

Corn Bunting Survey this morning on Seafield, 4 singing males which is similar for the first survey last year, Lapwing nesting at two sites, many Skylarks, Whitethroats, two Grey Partridge at separate locations and perhaps unfortunately a Peregrine. 4 Puffins almost on the rocks at Auchmithie at 1000.
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AGV:
Thursday 25th May:
Quail calling at Boggie Farm around 1000 meters from the previous quail/s this week.
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Thursday 25th May:
Report on Birdguides of two 1st summer Spoonbills at Montrose Basin tonight.
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AGV:
Friday 26th May:
2 Spoonbills at Montrose Basin, seen from Maryton Ditch. 9.18am
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Friday 26th May:
Spoonbills on Rossie Spit at 1339, likely to stay as high tide approaching.
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Friday 26th May:
1810 both Spoonbills at Lurgies, Montrose Basin on shelduck hide side.
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AGV:
Saturday 27th May:
07:40 Two Spoonbill seen flying from Shelduck hide to mud (north) bank opposite Maryton Ditch, Montrose Basin.
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Murton

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Still 11 Black-tailed Godwits at Murton on Friday along with Little Ringed Plover, Gadwall, Shelduck, Little Grebe, Lapwing and Greylags. The Mute Swans have 2 cygnets which were the only young birds seen.

Little Ringed Plovers distracting what may have just been a curious Black-headed Gull, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBXfcAryJKc&t=18s

Spoonbills feeding at Maryton Ditch on Friday, actually in a channel a fair bit out, video here, https://youtu.be/UJ1filw3UKs
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Re: MAY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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AGV:
Sunday 28th May:
2 spoonbills again at Maryton, Montrose Basin, this morning.
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Re: MAY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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A Whimbrel over Seaton Cliffs yesterday.
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29th MAY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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From Birdguides tonight:
Glossy Ibis, Angus/Dundee, Forfar, one at a private site nearby (for 5th day)
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Re: MAY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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AGV:
Sunday 28th May:
Grasshopper Warbler: reeling, west end of Kinnordy, 22.30pm
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Monday 29th May:
2 spoonbills still at Montrose Basin between centre and lurgies. 11.45am Grasshopper warbler still at west end of Kinnordy loch 4am.
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Monday 29th May:
2x spoonbills & little egret from old pier, Montrose basin. 3pm
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pair of Spotted Flycatchers at Kinnordy Loch this afternoon.
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1 adult & 1 chick Ringed Plover,Stannergate,Dundee in car storage area. Jim Cobb
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Re: MAY 2017 ANGUS BIRD SIGHTINGS

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2 Spoonbills and a Little Egret from the Lurgies walk 15.00 - 1 June

6 Goldeneye Drakes at Maryton Ditch 9.00 - 1 June
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