April 28th   Leave a comment

There were 14 whimbrel at least at Balcomie this morning. Hard to see on the rocky shore until they took off to a less disturbed bit as I walked along the coastal path. These are quite high numbers. They pass constantly at this time of year but only a handful usually stop at any one time. Its seems like they are waiting for warmer conditions further north as the slow pace of this spring continues. Considering it is nearly May, a walk at Kilminning and in the Patch at Fife Ness turning up only one chiff-chaff and a willow warbler this morning is also very unusual. There were at least four white wagtails on the beach at the far end of Balcomie golf course (i.e. towards Kingsbarns). They were behaving as a coherent flock rather than as the territorial pairs of the resident pied wagtails (which may already be on eggs). At least most of the swallows seem to be in and I had my first house martin over Crail in the afternoon.

More of the Balcomie whimbrels

Posted April 29, 2018 by wildcrail in Sightings

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