September 14th   Leave a comment

Northern wheatear

There was a flock of 47 goosander at high tide just off the car park at Kingsbarns Beach this afternoon. This is the largest flock I have seen near Crail. They were loafing close in until taking alarm and flying down to the Cambo Burn, bizarrely because a man in a wet suit, with a spear gun suddenly reared out of the water. I don’t think he was hunting goosanders, but nor does it seem very likely he was hunting the many tuna and barracuda of Kingsbarns. There were a couple of northern wheatears on the beach – they seem to be a constant on the shore this year, rather than coming and going with winds suitable for migration.

Posted September 14, 2018 by wildcrail in Sightings

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