October 5th   Leave a comment

The wind went back round to the south-west overnight and everything calmed down a bit today. The yellow-browed warblers were still around in the Patch at Fife Ness and at Kilmininning this morning, but there was no sign of any of the other extra special migrants of the last few days. Other migrants replaced them however, but from further north in Scotland rather than the East. There were flocks of meadow pipits and pink-footed geese coming in all day from the northeast. The highlight of the day was a flock of 50 tree sparrows shuttling between Fife Ness and Kilminning: the usual autumn flock of tree sparrows dispersing from further inland brought up short by the North Sea.

Tree sparrow - a flock of at least 50 at Fife Ness this morning

Tree sparrow – a flock of at least 50 at Fife Ness this morning

Posted October 5, 2013 by wildcrail in Sightings

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