April 2nd   Leave a comment

I had my first proper summer migrant in Crail today – a sandwich tern stopping to fish by the harbour on its way out of the Forth. I usually see my first sandwich tern in the first week in April – no. 105 for the Crail year list. The numbers should start to go up again now the summer migrants are coming in. There was a lesser black-backed gull with the great black-backed gulls at the mouth of the Brandyburn a little later. Another summer migrant but less clear cut with one or two birds regular around Crail this winter. Lesser-black backed gulls stand out from great black-backed gulls because of their yellow legs (and smaller size of course).

Sandwich tern - first of the spring and so no. 105 for the Crail year list

Sandwich tern – first of the spring and so no. 105 for the Crail year list

Posted April 2, 2016 by wildcrail in Sightings

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