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Gus's Scottish List 2018

 
 
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Old Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 09:31   #1
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Gus's Scottish List 2018

Happy New Year everyone and time to start again.

Much the same as last year I intend to do most of my birding locally here in Angus, especially at Kinnordy Loch which is my home patch. I will still try to go for new ones elsewhere if time permits though.

New Year day started with checking out my garden feeders and then heading out with Molly our Springer Spaniel to see what was at the loch which is pretty much frozen over just now.

Garden Birds. 1/1/18

1. Blackbird
2. House sparrow
3. Herring Gull
4. Lesser Redpoll
5. Woodpigeon
6. Carrion Crow
7. Blue Tit
8. Starling
9. Great Tit
10. Collared Dove
11. Chaffinch
12. Dunnock

Kinnordy Loch

13. Mute Swan
14. Whooper Swan
15. Mallard
16. Wigeon
17. Teal
18. Tufted Duck
19. Goldeneye
20. Bullfinch
21. Treecreeper
22. Goosander
23. Moorhen
24. Greylag Goose
25. Feral Pigeon
26. Robin
27. Siskin
28. Yellowhammer
29. Wren
30. Redwing
31. Great-spotted Woodpecker
32. Rook
33. Jackdaw
34. Lapwing

After lunch my wife and I took molly for a walk up one of the Angus glens, this turned out to be a good move.

35. White-tailed Eagle
36. Black Grouse
37. Kestrel
38. Coal Tit
39. Goldcrest
40. Buzzard
41. Sparrowhawk
42. Pheasant
43. Jay
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Old Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 21:45   #2
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2/1/18

A morning visit to a frozen Kinnordy loch produced the drake Smew I had seen on the last day of 2017, it then hid from everyone on the 1st :)
We headed down to the coast after that.

44. Smew
45. Cormorant
46. Common Gull

Arbroath Harbour area

47. Purple Sandpiper
48. Great Black-backed Gull
49. Curlew
50. Turnstone
51. Golden Plover
52. Rock Pipit
53. Meadow Pipit
54. Redshank
55. Oystercatcher
56. Iceland Gull ( juvenile)

Lunan Bay

57. Black-headed Gull
58. Long-tailed Duck
59. Common Scoter
60. Shag

Montrose Basin

61. Little Egret
62. Kingfisher
63. Water Rail
64. Tree Sparrow
65. Greenshank
66. Common Snipe
67. Knot
68. Black-tailed Godwit
69. Bar-tailed Godwit
70. Dunlin
71. Eider
72. Pintail
73. Pinkfoot Goose
74. Shelduck
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Old Friday 5th January 2018, 06:49   #3
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4/1/18

Back to work today.

75. Skylark ...... Eassie
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Old Friday 5th January 2018, 13:21   #4
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76. Lesser Black-backed Gull ....... Eassie
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Old Monday 8th January 2018, 13:50   #5
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6.1.18

77. Great Northern Diver ...... Boddam
78. Fulmar
79. Red-throated Diver
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Old Thursday 11th January 2018, 05:56   #6
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A patch tick at Kinnordy loch yesterday after work.

80. Green Woodpecker ......... Kinnordy Loch
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Old Saturday 13th January 2018, 20:24   #7
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A day going around some local lochs and rivers produced some nice birds.

81. Bittern ...... Kinnordy Loch
82. Brambling

83. Dipper ....... Kilry
84. Grey Wagtail

85. Pochard ....... Lintrathen Loch

86. Magpie ....... Forfar Loch
87. Gadwall


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Old Sunday 14th January 2018, 21:54   #8
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Last night after dropping my daughter off I had a quick look for Owls near my house.

88. Tawny Owl
89. Barn Owl.

Led the Angus & Dundee Bird Club outing to the coast today and picked up some new ones for the year among our tally of 74 species.

90. Ringed Plover ...... Monifieth
91. Pied Wagtail

92. Sanderling ...... Lunan Bay

93. Greenfinch ....... Montrose Basin
94. Shoveler
95. Twite
96. Scaup
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Old Saturday 20th January 2018, 21:16   #9
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Kinnordy loch still pretty much frozen over, found this bird where the Highland Cattle are being fed... a nice bird to get here.

97. Stonechat........ Kinnordy Loch
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Old Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 14:36   #10
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Nothing unusual today, but nice to see birds feeding on the stubble fields and trees at my work.

98. Fieldfare........ Eassie
99. Long-tailed Tit
100. Goldfinch
101. Linnet
102. Mistle Thrush
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Old Thursday 25th January 2018, 07:10   #11
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Kinnordy Loch starting to thaw out today, and some more birds appearing now.

103. Grey Heron
104. Reed Bunting

A quick look at Rescobie Loch near Forfar while passing.

105. Coot
106. Little Grebe
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Old Friday 26th January 2018, 21:52   #12
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107. Jack Snipe ....... Arbroath
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Old Saturday 27th January 2018, 16:04   #13
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A trip down to the coast with a mate produced some nice birds, then we popped into Dundee to watch the Waxwings before heading back homewards.

108. Green Sandpiper ..... Monikie CP

109. Peregrine ....... Arbroath

110. Grey Plover ...... Barry Buddon

111. Waxwing ...... Dundee
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Old Sunday 28th January 2018, 21:40   #14
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Out and about in the local glens today and then a look in at Kinnordy loch on the way home. terrific views of the Bittern which winters here today.

112. Red-legged Partridge
113. Red Kite
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Old Monday 29th January 2018, 22:10   #15
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114. Stock Dove ........ Kinnettles
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115. Song Thrush ...... Eassie
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116. Woodcock ....... Kinnordy Loch
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Old Sunday 11th February 2018, 16:14   #18
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Scone Palace

117. Hawfinch
118. Nuthatch

Carsebreck loch

119. Canada Goose
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Old Wednesday 14th February 2018, 13:22   #19
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120. Red Grouse ...........Catlaw
121. Mealy Redpoll ........Kirriemuir
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Old Thursday 15th February 2018, 14:47   #20
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A bit of a red letter day while out visiting local farms, Red Kites, Bramblings, Fieldfares, Merlin & a Hen Harrier. The last two being new for this year.

122. Merlin ....... Memus
123. Hen Harrier ........ Eassie
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18.2.18

124. Glaucous Gull ....... Pitlochry
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Old Thursday 22nd February 2018, 15:53   #22
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Has a walk with the pup in "an Angus woodland" today, as usual most Raptor sightings I put on are pretty vague due to heavy persecution that they suffer from the Shooting fraternity....in particular the grouse shooting estates.

125. Goshawk
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Lunan Bay

126. Guillemot
127. Red-breasted Merganser
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Old Sunday 4th March 2018, 19:59   #24
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Finally..... shame I had to go to the coast to see them. They used to be so common around here.

128. Grey Partridge........Montrose
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129. Great-crested Grebe ....... Forfar Loch
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