August 30th   Leave a comment

There was still a bit of hopefulness for something interesting left over from the winds of mid-week this morning. I tracked down a juvenile wheatear on the beach at Balcomie and a few willow warblers at Fife Ness but nothing else. I just missed an osprey at Fife Ness by about 30 minutes: one apparently came in from the sea and drifted westwards. You really have to get lucky to connect with an osprey in Crail. There were reports of the pied flycatcher and three tree pipits from Kilminning as well showing that, although minimal for now, the autumn migration season is now on. For the swifts of course it is pretty much all over already. I saw one lonely, late bird hurrying over Crail this evening – perhaps my last for this year.

The highlight of the day was a juvenile knot on the beach at Balcomie. This seems to have taken up a bit of a residence – John saw it and photographed it a few days ago too.

The juvenile knot down at Balcomie Beach at the moment

The juvenile knot down at Balcomie Beach at the moment

Posted August 30, 2014 by wildcrail in Sightings

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