February 11th   Leave a comment

My Sunday morning circuit from Crail to Wormiston and then the coast path through Balcomie, Fife Ness and Kilminning back to Crail is in a winter rut. A lot of nice birds to see but the same as for the last couple of months. The stubble field at Wormiston just behind the golf course is still full of skylarks, linnets and meadow pipits. The shore with lots of mallards and wigeons, with red-throated divers further out. Balcomie Beach with its sanderling, redshank and the two grey plover; I counted 7 twite along the shore to the north. Fife Ness with its roost of shags, cormorants and eiders with a good range of waders including purple sandpipers. Kilminning with its common and black-headed gulls at the sewage outflow and a handsome male kestrel hunting over the sheep field. Finally, Roome Bay with its goldeneyes fishing in the surf. All business as usual and a great backdrop to a walk on a beautiful late winter day, but I am impatient for the spring.

Kestrel

Posted February 11, 2018 by wildcrail in Sightings

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