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Stonefaction's 2011 List. (1 Viewer)

Stonefaction

Stuck in Dundee.....
Scotland
Sunday 27th March

An excellent day out round Angus with the local RSPB group. First stop was Monikie CP where 4 Little Gulls were hawking over the main reservoir, and 3 Sand Martins were seen rather distantly as well.
From there we headed to Crombie CP where 3 or 4 Chiffchaffs were making themselves heard and seen. Saw another one at Montreathmont Forest later too.
Nothing new at Montrose Basin or Auchmithie. Missed out on Corn Bunting by my navigation skills being a bit rusty, but one of the party spotted the Glaucous Gull at Arbroath hanging round a small fishing boat with a bunch of other gulls. A lifer for me.

121. Little Gull
122. Glaucous Gull
123. Sand Martin
124. Chiffchaff
 

Stonefaction

Stuck in Dundee.....
Scotland
Saturday 2nd April

A run round a few locations in Angus in the hope of a few migrants and other interesting birds failed to produce Osprey, Wheatear or Puffin. A wee group of Corn Buntings was a nice catch though.

125. Corn Bunting
 

Stonefaction

Stuck in Dundee.....
Scotland
Sunday 3rd April

An excellent wee wander from St Andrews to Guardbridge and a wee spell in the hide there added 4 new species to the list.

126. Brent Goose
127. Osprey
128. Grey Partridge
129. Wheatear
 

Stonefaction

Stuck in Dundee.....
Scotland
Saturday 9th April

Another failed attempt to add Kingfisher to the year list, at Morton Lochs in Fife, this time. A couple of nice male Blackcaps made up for it though.

130. Blackcap
 

Stonefaction

Stuck in Dundee.....
Scotland
Sunday 10th April

Distant views in an Angus Glen of a soaring Golden Eagle. Missed out on Garganey and Marsh harrier at Kinnordy though.

131. Golden Eagle
 

Stonefaction

Stuck in Dundee.....
Scotland
Saturday 16th April.

An enjoyable day out at Guardbridge. Hoped for 4 species (Kingfisher, Swallow, Willow Warbler and Green-Winged Teal) - picked up 2 of those (only heard the Willow Warblers), and a bonus bird in the shape of a Stock Dove.

132. Green Winged Teal
133. Stock Dove
134. Swallow
 

Stonefaction

Stuck in Dundee.....
Scotland
Sunday 17th April.

A great day up the Angus Glens produced plenty of birds though only 1 new one for the list. Willow Warbler. Added bonus of finding a Black Grouse lek with 10 males present.

135. Willow Warbler
 

Stonefaction

Stuck in Dundee.....
Scotland
Monday 18th April

A 5 hr stint at Forfar Loch spent walking slowly round produced a total of 56 species, but yet again only 1 addition to the yearlist. Good views of an Osprey overhead, and some good views of Lesser Redpoll amongst other things.
Tried for the Purple Heron in Fife in the early evening, but it was in hiding.

136. Common Sandpiper
 

Stonefaction

Stuck in Dundee.....
Scotland
Sunday 24th April

A trip to Musselburgh and Aberlady with the Dundee RSPB group produced 5 new birds for the yearlist. Grasshopper Warblers reeling all over the place. Decent views at Musselburgh Lagoons of one by the top hide. Added a Whitethroat while headed to the shoreline, then a passing Sandwich Tern, and a couple of Common Terns over the river.
At Aberlady SOC centre, a couple of House Martins were seen. Even better views of a Grasshopper Warbler were had at Aberlady when I managed to find one skulking low in a bush. Sedge Warblers were heard there also but not seen (as were Whitethroat).

137. Sandwich Tern
138. Common Tern
139. House Martin
140. Whitethroat
141. Grasshopper Warbler.
 

Stonefaction

Stuck in Dundee.....
Scotland
Friday 29th April

A wee trip to the Tay reedbeds produced 3 out of the 4 hoped for birds, one of which was a lifer, and a bonus Grasshopper Warbler and Peregrine a wee bit inland. A Corn Bunting was also heard on the outskirts of Errol.

142. Marsh Harrier
143. Sedge Warbler
144. Bearded Tit.
 

Stonefaction

Stuck in Dundee.....
Scotland
Saturday 30th April

A run round eastern Fife only added 1 bird to the year list, but it was a bogey bird of mine - an owl. Thanks to the Birdman of Kilrenny, Tommy.

145. Tawny Owl
 

Stonefaction

Stuck in Dundee.....
Scotland
Sunday 1st May

Another trip into Fife and Perthshire produced another 3 birds for the list.

146. Ruddy Duck
147. Garganey
148. Swift
 

Stonefaction

Stuck in Dundee.....
Scotland
Monday 2nd May

A wee wander from Balmossie to Barry Buddon and around the camp added 1 new bird to the 2011 list.

149. Whimbrel
 

Stonefaction

Stuck in Dundee.....
Scotland
Thursday 12th May

A morning in Fife with Jacqui & Harry added two birds to the year list. No.224 on the life list, courtesy of Michael from Stirling was a Little Stint at Rossie Bog. Garden Warbler was added at Birnie Loch.

150. Little Stint
151. Garden Warbler
 

Stonefaction

Stuck in Dundee.....
Scotland
Sunday 15th May

A very enjoyable day in Glen Lethnot added almost all of the hoped for birds to the year-list (still missing Tree Pipit).

152. Cuckoo
153. Redstart
154. Whinchat
155. Ring Ouzel
156. Spotted Flycatcher
 

Stonefaction

Stuck in Dundee.....
Scotland
Wednesday 18th May

A wee midweek outing with the ADBC produced two very nice waders to add to the list.

157. Temminck's Stint
158. Little Ringed Plover
 

Stonefaction

Stuck in Dundee.....
Scotland
Saturday 21st May

A wee trip out to the Isle of May to catch two of the seabirds I needed, and anything else that might be around. Not much in the way of migrants around, but got the two birds I needed.

159. Arctic Tern
160. Puffin
 

Stonefaction

Stuck in Dundee.....
Scotland
Saturday 11th June

A trip to Aberdeenshire for a couple of visiting ducks (American Wigeon and King Eider) resulted in neither. Added Little Tern at the Ythan estuary though.

162. Little Tern
 

Stonefaction

Stuck in Dundee.....
Scotland
Sunday 12th June

An enjoyable day out in Perthshire added the two target birds at Killiecrankie to the list. The Pied Flycatchers showed regularly and well, and Wood Warbler was added later at the car park with an adult bird feeding a single youngster.

163. Pied Flycatcher
164. Wood Warbler
 

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