October 11th   Leave a comment

What a difference a week makes. Kilminning today was very quiet. Only one chiff-chaff and it seemed very empty without any yellow-browed warblers. But there were a couple of corn buntings with the skylarks in the stubble field between the top and bottom of Kilmining. They tend to go inland during the winter and disappear from the East Neuk until April. I also saw three great spotted woodpeckers. There have been hardly any around Crail this year and quite a few have passed through the Isle of May recently so I should think these three were migrants just in from Scandinavia. It must be a tough flight over the North Sea for a woodpecker. At sea there has been a steady stream of kittiwakes passing out of the Forth past Crail. I think they are a really nice gull to look at and it is always a thrill to see them pass even though they are common.

Kittiwake

Kittiwake

Posted October 11, 2013 by wildcrail in Sightings

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