July 7th   Leave a comment

More waders back. 17 redshank now at Balcomie, and a newly arrived knot, picking happily amongst the washed in banks of rotting kelp from the storms last week with the dunlins and sanderling of yesterday. The knot was in its red knot summer plumage – quite a vivid red underneath and a subtle mix of pale grey, black and browns on the back. The rotting kelp attracted a lot of gulls too: mostly herring gulls but also a few black-headed gulls, including the first juvenile of the year.

A red knot at Balcomie just back from breeding

Posted July 7, 2017 by wildcrail in Sightings

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