July 21st   Leave a comment

Although the sea is back to its usual choppy self making the seabirds less visible we still have thousands of seabirds on the sea out from Crail. This evening there were probably thousands of puffins including newly fledged birds. They are mostly far enough out that you need a telescope to see them (and even then they just are black and white puffin like dots), but some are in close enough to appreciate. There are a lot of other seabirds with them: guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes, herring gulls and gannet being the commonest with the occasional manx shearwater past. Today there were several sooty shearwaters reported passing Anstruther and there was an arctic skua close in at Crail early evening. These will become commoner as we move into August.

Puffins

Posted July 22, 2011 by wildcrail in Sightings

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