September 27th   Leave a comment

You couldn’t really have a better day than today weather-wise. A flat calm sea, no wind, no clouds and even though the temperature this afternoon only reached 16 degrees, without the wind it felt perfect. You could see birds everywhere at Balcomie this morning from shore to horizon. Nothing more than our winter usuals, but with something interesting to see wherever you looked. There were a smattering of common and arctic terns being harried by three arctic skuas (two almost working as a team making quite sure that the victim had its fish stolen each time), a merlin hunting along the shore and a redpoll flying over to add a bit of extra interest. The weather looks fairly settled for next week – so more perfect autumn days in the East Neuk to look forward to, if not perfect just yet for migrant birds.

Arctic skua

Arctic skua

Posted September 27, 2015 by wildcrail in Sightings

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