April 18th   Leave a comment

John went to the Isle of May today where the seabirds are starting to breed

Despite the cold weather things are moving and spring has arrived. Two nights ago was one of the first evenings this year when the Firth of Forth was alive with seabirds. Streams of gannets, auks, fulmars and kittiwakes passing by from close in to Crail to the horizon. There were a lot of puffins among them. It seems like they are much more obvious (or common this year). A single great skua cruised by on its way north.

This evening the first willow warbler was singing in Denburn. There was apparently an influx in Fife today with several also singing in Kilrenny.

Newly arrived willow warbler

Posted April 19, 2012 by wildcrail in Sightings

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