December 26th   Leave a comment

The Lapland buntings are still in the same stubble field at Wormiston Farm above the sheep field. I put up at least 8 this afternoon; they circled round in the late afternoon sunshine calling away before parachuting back down into the same part of the field. There was a flock of 20 twite in the same field as well. I passed the flock of 30 twite on the coastal path by the furthest green of Balcomie Golf course a few minutes earlier so there must be 50+ twite in the area. I didn’t try to check through the 500 or so linnets in the next door field so there may be many more. The flock on the coastal path are now very tame and I was able to watch them feeding at less than 10 meters. At sea there were a lot of red-throated divers, perhaps 40 spread between Balcomie and Fife Ness.

Red-throated diver

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Posted December 27, 2017 by aboutcrail in Sightings

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