September 20th   Leave a comment

It’s been windy the last couple of days. Last night at sea even the gannets were passing by slightly uncomfortably, being buffeted by the wind as they shot past east or struggling low over the waves west. Gannets like a storm, but coming back to the Bass Rock must have been a real chore yesterday. This afternoon it was much calmer. There were flocks of kittiwakes and guillemots sitting unusually just off Crail. They seemed to be having a break after the storm. Groups of sandwich terns were passing overhead going steadily back west.

A Crail curlew in the storm

Posted September 20, 2018 by wildcrail in Sightings

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