July 11th   Leave a comment

I finally caught up with the ring-necked parakeet that is regularly roosting in a garden on the south of Marketgate. A beautiful male with a bright pinky-red neck ring with a blueish border. It looked so vividly green and tropical in the light drizzle of the early morning. I’m glad to see one back in Crail.

The Mediterranean gull is still in residence in Crail. It was been seen in Roome Bay a couple of days ago and I saw it again roosting with black-headed gulls on the rocks at Sauchope Cravan Park, at the roundabout, at high tide. There are a lot of gulls sitting in the surf feeding on the tideline at high tide in Roome Bay most afternoons and I would predict that the Mediterranean Gull will keep feeding there for the next few days. Look for the black hood rather than the chocolate brown head.

The Mediterranean gull in Roome Bay and roosting at Sauchope. It’s the bird on the right with black-headed gulls. Thanks to Erica Hollis for this photo.

New waders at Balcomie today: a whimbrel and a bar-tailed godwit.

Posted July 12, 2017 by wildcrail in Sightings

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