October 16th   Leave a comment

A really beautiful day in Crail with lots of late red admiral butterflies out in the sunshine. Birds were on the move: there were siskins passing over at sunrise and I had a late swallow feeding frantically in the garden. Denburn was full of robin song but the pied flycatcher of yesterday seems to have moved on. Out at Wormiston in the late afternoon there were more than 11 roe deer lying in the stubble fields by the yellow house. I felt guilty disturbing them as I tramped through the stubble looking for lapland buntings. I only flushed one with a handful of skylarks. A far cry from the big numbers of last year but it is still fairly early. But the fields north of the yellow house are still definitely the reliable place to see lapland bunting.

Roe deer at Wormiston

Posted October 16, 2011 by wildcrail in Sightings

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