January 20th   Leave a comment

There were some more signs of the cold weather bringing birds to us down at the airfield, north of the Kiminning entrance this morning. A flock of at least 100 lapwings joining the resident flock of golden plovers. Down at Fife Ness and Balcomie it was relatively quiet though. Ringed plovers on the beach and more cormorants than usual on the sea, coupled with a notable absence of shags. The winds had not brought any interesting seabirds in close to the shore. The stubble field adjacent to Pinkerton is still full of skylarks (and I suppose pretty much every other stubble field in the area now – there is nothing special about the Pinkerton field). There are several hundred pink-footed geese still in the Troustrie area.

Lapwing - another cold weather bir for Crail

Lapwing – another cold weather bird for Crail

Posted January 20, 2013 by wildcrail in Sightings

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