March 4th   Leave a comment

The coastal path between Crail and Fife Ness, particularly after Kilminning, is covered with mud and debris from the storm, and in some places still with a covering of spume that looks just like the thawing snow around it. With the thick grey incoming clouds and low light of this morning it was all very post apocalypse. A sea watch from Fife Ness didn’t turn up much: a possible black-throated diver, a red-throated diver, guillemots and more kittiwakes close in. There were a lot of waders on Balcomie Beach at least, including four bar-tailed godwits and three grey plovers, and a big flock of purple sandpipers on the rocks behind. There was a young seal on the strandline probably taking a breather from the rough waters. It began to shuffle off back to the sea after I disturbed it.

The young grey seal on Balcomie Beach this morning

Posted March 4, 2018 by wildcrail in Sightings

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