July 20th   Leave a comment

There were possibly even more dunlin today on Balcomie Beach – maybe even 300. I stood talking to quietly to someone for about 30 minutes as we watched them and by the end the dunlin, with turnstones and sanderling too, were feeding less than 15 meters away. It’s been such a highlight of July to be a part of this wader festival. More post-breeding flocks elsewhere – tens of goldfinches and linnets in the fields, and now increasingly large swallow flocks as the juveniles of the year start banding together.

A young Crail swallow over the ripening wheat

Posted July 20, 2017 by wildcrail in Sightings

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