September 22nd   1 comment

I saw another Crail kingfisher today, zooming across Roome Bay early this morning. You wait 10 years and then two come along at once. I suspect it is not a coincidence and we may now have a kingfisher using the shore regularly between Fife Ness and Crail. I hope so. Global warming is pushing kingfishers further north and they are becoming much more common in southern Scotland.

Another spreading species is the Canada goose. This used to be an annual rarity in Crail but we now we have a regular summering flock between Kingsbarns and Boarhills. This year I have counted as many as 200 roosting at the mouth of the Kenly Burn. Today they were feeding in a big flock across the stubble field behind the bay. Still no sign of any of the grey winter geese though.

Canada geese - becoming more or less resident in the Crail area

Canada geese – becoming more or less resident in the Crail area

Posted September 22, 2015 by wildcrail in Sightings

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  1. Surely it is the same kingfisher going round and round cf Dalek effect!

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