March 17th   Leave a comment

Common buzzard

I went for a walk along the Dreel Burn at Anstruther this morning. This is the best place, closest to Crail, to see kingfishers, although they are no means certain, being absent for months on end. I didn’t get lucky so kingfishers remain, for me still, a missing species for the Crail list. There were, however, small flocks of pink-footed geese and a peregrine flying over. And a very confiding buzzard. It was probably hunting voles, perched at the top of a bush throughout my walk, even though the path passed by within meters. It is a really good sign when birds of prey don’t pay you much heed. It means that they are not being bothered much, or even worse persecuted. I wish raptors were as tame everywhere in Scotland.

Posted March 18, 2012 by wildcrail in Sightings

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