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Bird Sightings Spring 2016

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08 Feb 2016 10:34 #801 by Cathy C
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Elizabeth in Kinnaird tells us that she has been delighted to see a Male Blackcap in her garden this Spring. Blackcaps seem to be wintering in the UK increasingly, as well as breeding here in the summer.

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16 Feb 2016 12:54 #805 by Cathy C
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And another bird sighting coming from Diana at Hillhouse. She has had a flock of up to 25 Lapwings in her field today ( 16th Feb 2016) along with a gathering of Starlings. It is a long time since she has seen such a lot of Lapwings there. Also a jay. All good news to me!

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16 Feb 2016 13:00 - 17 Feb 2016 18:37 #806 by Cathy C
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On Saturday 13th February - a first for me in Abernyte - a pair of Reed Buntings feeding on the stubble field between Infield and Cornriggs. They flew up from the stubble onto a small tree at the edge of the school field. Such a smart male bird with a black head and white moustache along with a less distinctly marked female. They sometimes come to bird feeders in the winter so something to watch out for.

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12 Mar 2016 16:08 #810 by Cathy C
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Thanks for adding the image of Reed Buntings Gordon! You will agree that it is very smart. Have not seent hem again though.

However we have been seeing Oystercatchers around for the last couple of weeks. To start with I am fairly sure that I heard one flying around on the night of a very full moon which was on 8th February and then definitely saw a pair flying over on Sunday 14th February. Since then they have been around on and off probably prospecting for nesting sites. The Song Thrush has been singing loudly from the top branches of various trees at the top of our garden.

Our spy in Inchture has been seeing Heron, around the village (we also saw one flying across the A90 by Inchture) Pheasants and Great Spotted Woodpecker at her feeder.

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12 Mar 2016 16:24 #811 by Cathy C
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Cathy C wrote: Thanks for adding the image of Reed Buntings Gordon! You will agree that it is very smart. Have not seent hem again though.

However we have been seeing Oystercatchers around for the last couple of weeks. To start with I am fairly sure that I heard one flying around on the night of a very full moon which was on 22nd February. Since then they have been around on and off probably prospecting for nesting sites. The Song Thrush has been singing loudly from the top branches of various trees at the top of our garden.

Our spy in Inchture has been seeing Heron, around the village (we also saw one flying across the A90 by Inchture) Pheasants and Great Spotted Woodpecker at her feeder.

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13 Mar 2016 09:15 - 13 Mar 2016 09:15 #812 by Gordon
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It is surely spring when I am treated to the natural version of the Lark Ascending first thing in the morning! It is easy to hear along the Whitehills Road most mornings not long after first light, but the very devil to spot being such an anonymous "wee broon burdie".
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