May 27th   Leave a comment

No sooner do I start to write off the spring migration season does the east wind start again. With rain showers yesterday and today, a bluethroat and a subalpine warbler on the May Island, I even began to feel optimistic. A walk around Kilminning turned up a garden warbler at least. No. 129 for the year list and although a fairly regular passage migrant through Crail at the end of May, every one for the year list is good to get. Garden warblers are relatively dull to look at but are one of our best singers. I chased one around a hawthorn bush barely ever seeing it, but enjoying its song nonetheless. There were also two migrant whimbrels going over, whistling away to the Arctic, as I walked back along the coast path. The good winds are forecast to continue for several days, although without rain showers to really make things happen.

Garden warbler - no. 129 for the year list, at Kilminning today

Garden warbler – no. 129 for the year list, at Kilminning today

Posted May 27, 2016 by wildcrail in Sightings

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