October 8th   Leave a comment

There were flocks of pink-footed geese arriving all day today. The wind was a strong westerly with the geese coming in more or less straight into it. The same thing happened three weeks ago during the last big arrival. If these are birds straight from Iceland they may have also been blown further west than they planned. I watched hundreds of geese flying into the Forth past the May Island this evening. Below them a couple of arctic skuas were harrying the kittiwakes – too far out to really identify if they were late arctics rather than pomarine skuas which become a bit more likely into October. Much closer in there was a steady stream of juvenile gannets passing Crail in the opposite direction to the geese.

A juvenile gannet passing Fife Ness

A juvenile gannet passing Fife Ness

Posted October 8, 2013 by wildcrail in Sightings

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