April 8th   Leave a comment

The female or immature male black redstart that has been at Fife Ness for the last three days

The female or immature male black redstart that has been at Fife Ness for the last three days

John caught up with the black redstart at Fife Ness this morning and managed to get some excellent pictures of it. It had disappeared by time I got there at lunchtime. I sat by the rocks where it had been seen and waited. The seabirds kept me busy even of the redstart didn’t reappear. I saw a flock of four velvet scoter (with two common scoter) go past – my first for the year. They are often a January 1st bird but they have been scarce at Crail this winter. Still they finally made it onto the year list: no. 112. Several sandwich tern went past too. There seemed to be more chiff-chaffs about today as well as I walked back up to the golf club car park on my way home.

A pair of velvet scoters passing Fife Ness

A pair of velvet scoters passing Fife Ness: no. 112 for the Crail year list

Posted April 8, 2016 by wildcrail in Sightings

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