September 7th   1 comment

Late August and September brings the merlins through Crail. I saw a female perched on a dyke by the side of the road as I approached Kingsbarns from St Andrews this afternoon. The wide open stubble fields there with their flocks of linnets are perfect for a merlin – although pretty much all of the East Neuk suits this open country loving falcon.

September is a great opportunity to learn robin song. They are the only birds singing at the moment. As you walk past Denburn in the morning you can hear them singing again as they regain their territorial confidence after moulting and replacing their red badge of authority during August.

Robin – the only bird singing at the moment so a good opportunity to learn their song

Posted September 8, 2017 by wildcrail in Sightings

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  1. There was a lone Brent goose in the stubble field at Kilminnng this afternoon.

    Allan Wallis


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