March 8th   1 comment

John found two snow buntings down at Fife Ness this morning. Snow buntings, like the much more abundant (at least this winter) lapland buntings, are another unusual artic breeding small bird that we only get occasionally during the winter. Fife Ness is usually the best place to find them, just behind the beaches by Balcomie, feeding on the short grass of the fairways. John’s pair was beside stinky pool, the rather unfortunately named tidal pond just after the road to the Coastguard station cuts over the golf course. They are well worth looking out for, with a brilliant blaze of white in their wings when they fly up.

Snow bunting

Posted March 8, 2011 by wildcrail in Sightings

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  1. Will. Do you have a view on what the effect would be on wildlife such as this beautiful bird if the erection of a wind turbine at Fife Ness were to take place?

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