September 23rd   Leave a comment

More garden visitors this morning reflecting that passage is going on. A meadow pipit perched on the telephone wire and then a redpoll calling overhead as I left the house. The latter a new addition to one of my other lists – my garden list – now at a creditable 128. Although if I saw a white-tailed eagle over the May Island (and I reckon it would be identifiable through my telescope) that would count too – more a “birds seen from my garden” list.

We have had settled weather for a long while now so birds passing at sea have been thin on the ground. I have seen no bonxies and only a handful of arctic skuas passing the bottom of my garden – in some years it may be several an hour – and only one sooty shearwater in the last week. Perhaps the only things that have been in good numbers are the gannets – with lots of juveniles passing this week and also red-throated divers.

A red-throated diver - lots passing by Crail into the Forth this week

A red-throated diver – lots passing by Crail into the Forth this week

Posted September 23, 2016 by wildcrail in Sightings

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