November 5th   2 comments

The wind has been strongly from the north-west for the last two days. It’s an unusual direction for Crail. At Fife Ness this brought rough seas and one little auk past this morning. It had the wind behind it and sped past so fast, wobbling from side to side, that it looked entirely wind-directed rather than in control in any way. I should think it has reached Norfolk by now. Other birds were coming the other way, into the wind, so giving much more leisurely views. A steady stream of long-tailed ducks, a red-breasted merganser, a common scoter and a large passage of common gulls.

A little auk passing Fife Ness - strong winds from the north blow them down to Crail

A little auk passing Fife Ness – strong winds from the north blow them down to Crail

Posted November 5, 2016 by wildcrail in Sightings

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  1. Hi there. I read your blog virtually every day. Fantastic! About 25% of the year I stay in East Neuk. When I am up next I’d really appreciate a few hours of your time. Walking round Craig with you. I have a scope and good binoculars. Would that be possible?

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