February 28th   Leave a comment

The waves are getting larger as the strong cold wind continues, crashing into Crail. There was not much passing at sea except fulmars, looking dark grey like proper Arctic fulmars against the white horses. Most birds are sheltering, inland if they can like the gulls, or in more sheltered waters. Even so, with such stormy seas the shags will be having a hard time as the waters become too turbulent for them to see their prey. There will be a few corpses by the weekend. If you see a large black bird dead on the strand line check it for a colourful leg ring with some letter and numbers engraved on it. Let me know and I will pass the information on to the May Island team that rings the shags each year and keeps tabs on their movements and survival.

Fulmar

Posted February 28, 2018 by wildcrail in Sightings

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