April 12th   Leave a comment

Still no sign of swallows and nothing new in Denburn Wood this morning. I did hear my first blackcap of the year singing above Kenly Water at Boarhills in the afternoon though. There were also a couple of dippers along the burn as usual, acting as if they had a nest close to the metal bridge. The easiest place to see dippers locally is probably from the road bridge over the Kinness Burn in St Andrews along Langlands Road. I think they nest under the bridge there and you only have to watch for a few minutes to guarantee a very close view. But Kenly Water, as you walk from Boarhills to the sea is also pretty good to guarantee close views of dippers.

Dipper - easy to see on Kenly Water

Dipper – easy to see on Kenly Water

The summer seabird season is starting up. This morning there were a lot of razorbills in pairs passing Crail or sitting in the sea in small flocks. Behind were kittiwakes and gannets that will now be a constant backdrop until October.

Razorbill

Razorbill

Posted April 12, 2014 by wildcrail in Sightings

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