July 17th   Leave a comment

I am not often at Balcomie Beach at sunset but I should be. Especially on a warm July evening with it looking like the Hebrides. And waders scurrying along the sand. The little ringed plover is still there, and feeding along the tideline, mostly with the dunlin. Two or three whimbrel flew over calling in between the flocks of oystercatchers – one of the flocks had a juvenile shelduck with them, not long independent. A local pair of shelduck has been successful even if the Balcomie pair have not been – they have been hanging around in a pair in the bays north of Balcomie for the last couple of weeks with no signs of chicks.

The little ringed plover still at Balcomie Beach this evening

Posted July 17, 2017 by wildcrail in Sightings

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