December 24th   Leave a comment

The gales and rain showers eased this afternoon and I walked through Cambo and along Kingsbarn’s beach in bright sunshine. Deserted of people but not of birds. I enjoyed the ducks: wigeon and mallard at the mouth of the burn and then goldeneyes and long-tailed ducks on the sea. It was close to high tide and the wrack line was covered with feeding redshanks and turnstones. There was a pair of stonechat just at the south-east end of the beach, foraging on the rocks but using the gabions as a perch to retreat to. On my return a flock of pink-footed geese flew past out at sea heading towards Fife Ness and the Lothians beyond with the still strong wind behind them. A good Christmassy sight to finish with.

Pink-footed geese

Pink-footed geese

Posted December 24, 2016 by wildcrail in Sightings

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