November 28th   Leave a comment

I walked up besides the fields just north of Crail this lunchtime. It was a beautiful day but I only saw five birds. A pair of linnets, a couple of common gulls and a long-tailed tit. Not a great list and indicative of just how intensive and barren our local farmland has become. If you have been up the St Andrews road recently you will probably have noticed that another hedgerow was dug up recently just outside of Crail so that three small pasture fields could become a larger arable field. Another few pairs of farmland birds will have gone too. At least the long-tailed tit was a good find, although they seem to be popping up everywhere around Crail just now. And as I walked back into Crail the birds reappeared of course. Some long-tailed ducks passing the harbour cheered me up again.

Long-tailed ducks passing Crail

Posted November 28, 2012 by wildcrail in Sightings

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