September 19th   Leave a comment

A red admiral enjoying the sun today

A red admiral enjoying the sun today

It was a lovely warm day today with little wind. There were finally lots of red-admiral butterflies about sunning themselves. This summer still qualifies as a poor one for butterflies though.

Every morning this week for the first hour after dawn there have been meadow pipits passing over Crail on their way south. Today they were joined by small groups of swallows and house martins and even a few skylarks, although these might well be at the end of their journey to their wintering grounds rather than at the start. The first geese of the winter have passed over Crail this week – brent and barnacle but still no obvious pink-footed geese yet: any day now they will be over with their distinctive “honk honk wink wink” call as if their voices are breaking.

Posted September 20, 2015 by wildcrail in Sightings

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