November 21st   Leave a comment

I had my first woodcock of the winter today. It burst up from my feet as I came up the path by the Brandyburn. They are late this year, or I missed the main influx while I was away the last two weeks. If they are coming in now then the next couple of days will see them in many of the back gardens of Crail



There were two female common scoters on the sea out from Castle Walk this morning. Common scoters are common flying by but for some reason the sea is not quite right for them to feed off Crail. These two didn’t stay long and soon headed off further into the Forth. We have our resident winter ducks though. The goldeneyes are back again for the winter in Roome Bay, and I counted 22 mallards on the boating pond. And don’t forget the eiders.

Female common scoter

Posted November 21, 2012 by wildcrail in Sightings

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