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Gus's Scottish List 2016

 
 
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Old Sunday 3rd January 2016, 20:07   #1
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Gus's Scottish List 2016

Hopefully do a bit better than last year, am still a couple short of 300 for my Scottish Life list too. I'll try and photograph as many as I can too.

1/1/2016



1. Robin
2, Blackbird
3. Woodpigeon
4. Dunnock
5. Blue Tit
6. Collared Dove
7. Starling
8. House sparrow............ all in garden

9. Herring Gull
10. Redwing
11. Buzzard
12. Chaffinch
13. Teal
14. Mallard
15. Goldeneye
16. Greylag Goose
17. Mute Swan
18. Snipe
19. Wigeon
20. Carrion Crow
21. Whooper Swan
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Old Sunday 3rd January 2016, 20:24   #2
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2/1/2016

Went out to Kinnordy Loch in the morning, this is my local patch where i spend quite a bit of time...and it's only a mile from my house.
Then went down to Montrose with my good lady....shopping and a little birding too :)

22. Moorhen
23. Grey Heron
24. Goosander
25. Tufted Duck
26. Coal Tit
27. Great Tit
28. Long-tailed Tit
29. Treecreeper
30. Pinkfeet Geese
31. Goldcrest
32. Fieldfare
33. Siskin
34. Pheasant.............all above at Kinnordy Loch

35. Waxwing ......... Montrose
36. Coot ............. Rescobie Loch
37. Merlin ...... undisclosed site
38. Hen Harrier .......undisclosed site
39. Black-headed Gull ..... Montrose
40. Rook ....... Padanaram
41. Jackdaw ......... Westmuir
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Old Sunday 3rd January 2016, 20:41   #3
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Very wet and windy conditions, blowing from the south-east. Headed off down to Fishtown of Usan, near Montrose. It certainly didn't disappoint, had 171 Little Auk in less than an hour going north in very heavy seas.

42. Shag
43. Cormorant
44. Guillemot
45. Little Auk
46. Great Black-backed Gull
47. Kittiwake
48. Meadow Pipit
49. Rock Pipit
50. Linnet
51. Eider
52. Curlew
53. Red-throated Diver
54. Dunlin
55. Oystercatcher
56. Fulmar
57. Purple Sandpiper
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Old Monday 4th January 2016, 18:47   #4
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More sea-watching at Fishtown of Usan today.

58. Gannet
59. Kestrel
60. Pomarine Skua
61. Great Skua
62. Jay.................Balgavies Loch
63. Reed Bunting


photographs are Kestrel & Purple Sandpipers.
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Old Friday 8th January 2016, 20:03   #5
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64. Common Gull ........ Kinnordy Loch
65. Song Thrush..........Kinnordy Loch
66. Feral Pigeon ....... Balbrydie Farm
67. Lapwing .............Kinnordy Loch
68. Wren ........Garden
69. Goldfinch ....Garden
70. Stock Dove .......Crombie
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Old Saturday 9th January 2016, 21:53   #6
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71. Little Grebe
72. Magpie
73. Slavonian Grebe
74. Gadwall
75. Bullfinch
76. Pochard
77. Yellowhammer..........All at Forfar Loch

78. Long-tailed Duck
79. Common Scoter..........Lunan Bay

80. Redshank
81. Scaup
82. Red-breasted Merganser
83. Kingfisher
84. Turnstone
85. Black-tailed Godwit
86. Bar-tailed Godwit
87. Pintail
88. Shelduck
89. Greenshank.........All at Montrose Basin

90. Great Spotted Woodpecker ...... Montreathmont Wood
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Old Sunday 10th January 2016, 17:59   #7
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91. Grey Plover
92. Grey Wagtail
93. Ringed Plover...... Monifieth Beach

94. Avocet
95. Mistle Thrush..........Lunan Bay

96. Tree Sparrow
97. Sparrowhawk...........Montrose Basin
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Old Thursday 14th January 2016, 17:53   #8
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98. Great Crested Grebe ...... Lintrathen Loch
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Old Saturday 16th January 2016, 20:18   #9
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a trip down to Lothian today...very productive :)

99. Tawny Owl ...... Cookston Farm
100. Red-necked Grebe ..... Loch Leven
101. Nuthatch ...... East Linton
102. Great Grey Shrike ......East Linton
103. Black-necked Grebe .....Dunbar
104. Stonechat ......Dunbar
105. Tundra Bean Goose ....... Skateraw
106. European White-fronted Goose .....Skateraw
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Old Sunday 17th January 2016, 21:23   #10
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A day out at the Angus coast today to see a few nice birds that have been around for a day or two.

107. Twite......
108 Dark-bellied Brent Geese.........
109. Golden Plover.........
110. Woodcock.........
111. Bittern ........Montrose Basin


112. Sanderling.......
113. Glaucous Gull ...... Westhaven
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Old Saturday 23rd January 2016, 16:12   #11
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114.Ring-necked Duck ....... Pitlochry
115. Red Grouse ....... Glenshee
116. Ptarmigan ........Glenshee
117. Raven ............Glenshee
118. Black Grouse ......Perthshire glen
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Old Sunday 24th January 2016, 18:15   #12
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119. Red-legged Partridge ....... Eassie
120. Pied Wagtail ......
121. Velvet Scoter ........
122. Knot .........
123. Razorbill ....... Largo Bay
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Old Saturday 30th January 2016, 18:50   #13
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124. Greenfinch ...... Kinnordy Loch
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Old Sunday 31st January 2016, 18:49   #14
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125. Green Woodpecker ...... Montreathmont Wood
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Old Saturday 6th February 2016, 16:17   #15
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126. Jack Snipe ....... Elliot
127. Green-winged Teal ...... Kinnordy Loch
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128. Crested Tit ....... Nethy Bridge
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129. Short-eared Owl ...... Eassie
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Old Friday 12th February 2016, 07:32   #18
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130. Skylark ........ Eassie
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Old Friday 12th February 2016, 23:10   #19
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131. Iceland Gull ....... Kinnordy Loch

Two birds there this afternoon, an Adult ( in photograph) and a 1st Winter bird.
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Old Saturday 13th February 2016, 11:09   #20
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132. Brambling ........ Kinnordy Loch
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Old Sunday 14th February 2016, 17:55   #21
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133. Dipper ....... Perth
134. Hawfinch ...... Scone Palace
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Old Wednesday 17th February 2016, 13:32   #22
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135. Lesser Black-backed Gull ....... Eassie
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Old Saturday 20th February 2016, 16:12   #23
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136. Snow Bunting ..... Arbroath cliffs
137. Corn bunting ....... Lunan Bay
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Old Monday 29th February 2016, 08:18   #24
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138. Shoveler ........Montrose Basin
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139. Peregrine ...... Kinnordy Loch
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