October 30th   1 comment

The common sandpiper has moved to the rocks around the boating pond at Roome Bay. It was there at dusk today. Some of the usual harbour beach redshanks had moved there as well at high tide. Even though it is only a few hundred meters away, they tend to stick to the harbour. I don’t think the common sandpiper is hanging out with the redshanks, instead I think they share the same limited options at high tides. There is not much beach and today every bit left of it had a person or a dog on it pushing the birds out into odd places.

There was a small flock of long-tailed tits working their way along the trees of Nethergate as it got dark. The days are getting short and cold now and small birds like tits need to feed all day to meet their energy budgets. Seeing the tits reminded me to start putting out bird food in the garden again. It is nice to have some long-tailed tits back in Crail. Hopefully they will now be here for the winter and visiting our feeders.

Long-tailed tit – a flock is around Nethergate

Posted October 30, 2012 by wildcrail in Sightings

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  1. Interesting that you are putting out feeders for the garden birds – I would do the same but i have a problem with crows who seem to prey on the garden birds from the rooves of houses. Would you suggest i desist from feeding the garden birds or is there a solution to getting rid of the aggressive crows.

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