September 26th   Leave a comment

After a cold couple of days, this afternoon the temperature was back up to 20 degrees. It was a beautiful evening, and there were at least three fields being ploughed on my way back from St Andrews to Crail, the tractor in each followed by a blizzard of gulls glowing in the late sunshine. One of the gulls caught my eye as particularly clean and pure white as it flew over the road in front of me just north of Kingsbarns – an adult Mediterranean gull. It is always a thrill to see a Mediterranean gull, even if they are not the big rarity they used to be 30 years ago.

An adult Mediterranean gull – easy to spot with no black in its wings at all, a black smudge directly behind the eye and a dark red bill

Posted September 26, 2018 by wildcrail in Sightings

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