October 9th   Leave a comment

The longer I live in Crail the more I notice the direction of the wind. Especially at this time of year when a few degrees can make the difference between a quiet or an interesting day. Tonight it is moaning down my chimney from the northeast. It has been bringing in more geese throughout the day. Almost all pink-footed geese, passing over Crail heading towards Edinburgh. They don’t seem to be calling as vigorously as usual, perhaps because they were struggling with the gusting wind. In the evening I had one flock of barnacle geese flying into the Forth, my first of the year. They always seem to arrive flying low and in ragged flocks unlike the disciplined high altitude v–formations of the pink-feet. Their black and white and greys matched the tattered sea just below them.

Barnacle geese fresh in from Svalbard

Barnacle geese fresh in from Svalbard

Posted October 9, 2013 by wildcrail in Sightings

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