January 20th   Leave a comment

The dull, misty weather continued to this morning. Balcomie had the same stillness as Kingsbarns yesterday. The tide was coming in pushing the usual crowd of redshanks, oystercatchers and sanderlings up to the top of the beach. A flock of 7 brent geese came past heading north. They are more usual in autumn on passage, but occasionally the Eden Estuary birds wander a bit along the coast. And we had a single bird for a couple of weeks mid-winter a few years ago feeding on the algae at the outflow of the Denburn at Roome Bay, although this was likely to have been an injured bird as it was on its own. Fife Ness was as quiet as it ever gets – barely anything passing except guillemots and a single red-throated diver. But the gannets and fulmars will start trickling back in a couple of weeks.

Brent geese

Posted January 20, 2019 by wildcrail in Sightings

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