8 - FEBRUARY 2007 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

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Alan Leitch

Loch of Kinnordy RSPB Reserve

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Iceland Gull - Adult on its own at Kinnordy at around 1600hrs.

Whooper Swan (105)
Hen Harrier (Ring-tail)
Shoveler (10)
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FRIDAY 23rd February 2007 - Bonapartes Gull

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Date & Time: FRIDAY 23rd February 2007 - 8:35-9:30am & 11:45am-12:15pm
Species: Bonaparte's Gull
Location: Bonaparte's Gull again at the usual spot at Ferryden this morning.
Some record shots though weather & light was pretty poor.
Leucistic Oystercatcher at the river mouth also.


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Bob McCurley
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Friday Feb. 23rd LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL

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Feb 23rd. LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL 1

AT SWANNY PONDS . OFF CLEPINGTON ROAD DUNDEE AT N.O.411321

The first one of the Year is usually seen at this site , very reliable , always attracts a large gathering of Gulls . worth checking out.
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Feb.24th MEDITERRANEAN GULL

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FEB.24TH. 1630 HRS. MEDITERRANEAN GULL

Reported from Invergowrie Bay N.O. 355298
To be confirmed
Alan Leitch

Loch of Kinnordy RSPB Reserve

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Peregrine Falcon - 24/02 (Darrel et al)

Whooper Swan (80+)
Curlew - First one seen at Kinnordy in 2007
Oystercatcher - 22
Coot - increased to 17...
Siskin (20+)
Shoveler (12)
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MONDAY 26th February 2007 - Bonaparte's Gull & Slav Greb

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Date & Time: MONDAY 26th February 2007
Species: Bonaparte's Gull & Slav Grebe
Location: Bonaparte's Gull seen distantly at the river mouth at Ferryden this morning 9:00am.
Slav Grebe still at the west end of Forfar Loch also this afternoon. 2:30pm
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Nicola Main
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Date & Time: 26/02/07; 2.00-3.00pm.
Location: Shanwell Wood and Millennium Forest area of Carnoustie.
Species and Notes: Heard quite a lot of Song Thrushes and Mistle Thrushes at various locations of the area. Also three Stock Doves flew up from field near trees. One Skylark singing above plowed field. One Kestrel being mobbed by crows. Small mixed flock of finches and buntings - mainly Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Linnet and Yellowhammer.
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Corn Bunting - (67) at Boghead Farm, Angus

The above count may potentially be the entire Angus population...

also 100ish Yellowhammer, female Peregrine and a Common Redpoll

Dead HUMPBACK WHALE washed up in a cove just south of Windyhills Farm. Looks like a small male calf about 10m long, pretty impressive

Waxwings - 2 Behind pub in Longforgan
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Loch of Kinnordy RSPB Reserve

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Iceland Gull - Adult remains

Coot (16), Pintail (2mm,1f), Gadwall (2prs), Shoveler (10), Oyk (19)
Lapwing (115), Whooper Swan (97), Teal (218), Goosander (2mm,1rh), also a couple of Pied Wagtails on the bogbean in front of Gullery Hide.
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MARCH 1ST. SLAVONIAN GREBE

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MARCH 1ST . 1330 HRS. SLAVONIAN GREBE

RELEASED AT BALMOSSIE , BARNHILL FORESHORE N.O.486315

This Bird was taken into care by Laura Higgins of the R.S.P.C.A. she collected the Bird from Balgillo Road Dundee !! ? only slightly injured but when we released it, it was in fine shape and , showed off with a few dives in front of us , said "thanks " and flew off ! A happy ending !
I took photographs .

P.S. A LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL today !st Mar. at Stannergate Gull Roost at 1430 hrs.
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