October 25th   Leave a comment

This weekend has really put the seal on the end of the autumn. No summer migrants about at all for the first week since the beginning of April, the fields full of skylarks and long-tailed ducks appearing out at Balcomie. There is still a hope for a late season rarity if the winds go back to the east again but I have a feeling we are done for the year. It is now time to re-appreciate the common. Today it was a kestrel hunting over the airfield, a contrast of hurry as it shot across the fields in the wind and complete patience as it hovered before crashing down into the stubble.

Kestrel - a lovely sight unless you are a vole

Kestrel – a lovely sight unless you are a vole

Posted October 25, 2015 by wildcrail in Sightings

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