February 12th   Leave a comment

More big seas and seabirds being pushed close to Crail. This morning there were tens of gannets passing every few minutes, as if it was mid-summer. Still lots of red-throated divers too. It was really too windy to see or hear anything inland. The skylarks I flushed on the track to Wormiston all barely flew away, hugging the ground for a few wingbeats before dropping out of the wind. Bizarrely there was a single canada goose in the drilled stubble field that held the lapland buntings a few weeks ago. It flew off as I approached so I don’t think it was injured. Mid-winter canada geese are unusual around Crail and this was my first of the year – making no. 98 for the Crail year list.

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A red-throated diver passing Fife Ness

Posted February 12, 2017 by wildcrail in Sightings

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