July 1st   Leave a comment

The heavy rain – and we had 82 mm last month, the highest monthly total since July 2015 when we had 84 mm – has left lots of pools and small floods around Crail. One advantage of the wet weather, although we will need a wet July as well to really consolidate them ready for some migrant waders in August. Today there was a common sandpiper along the flooded track between Sypsie and Troustie which is a good start to the wader season. Further on a yellow wagtail flew up and headed off towards the area where they bred this year. Good to know they are still around – I couldn’t see whether it was a young one or an adult.

The sea has quietened down after a busy week. Still a constant stream of seabirds though and perhaps with more arctic terns than usual.

Arctic tern

Posted July 1, 2017 by wildcrail in Sightings

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