September 8th   Leave a comment

The winds blew themselves out overnight so first thing this morning Fife Ness was a sea of calm. Barely anything passing at all, not even the gannets. There were quite a few meadow pipits on the rocky shore and the golf course, along with a wheatear to show that some small birds had been brought in by the winds, but nothing else. I searched the top of Kilminning and Balcomie mid-afternoon just in case – there were barred warblers brought in yesterday at Barns Ness across the Forth from us – but again it was very quiet. A chiff-chaff and a willow warbler were the only obvious migrants. It was a nice afternoon though with the sky full of house martins and swallows enjoying the renewed calm and sunshine.

A migrant meadow pipit on the beach at Fife Ness

A migrant meadow pipit on the beach at Fife Ness

Posted September 8, 2013 by wildcrail in Sightings

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