January 27th   2 comments


It is a great twite winter. They keep on being reported from all over the East Neuk and today I had over 100 birds – probably many more than this – in the stubble and harvested cabbage fields (now with sheep in them) going east out of Boarhills towards the sea. As you leave Boarhills heading for the coastal path, you can go either left or right at the doocote but if you continue east along the road past a few houses one field on from the main village, you then hit the twite fields. I have never seen so many together. They are keeping together in 2-3 large flocks, occasionally mixed in with the many yellowhammers and corn buntings that are also down there. I continued down to the pond and Kenly water. All was much as on New Year’s Day, and no luck again getting a water rail to respond.

Posted January 27, 2019 by wildcrail in Sightings

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  1. Just wanted to say how much I enjoy reading your reports. I became interested in birds about 3 years ago, and have a lot to learn. We live in Crail for around four months a year, our home is in Bermuda. I post regularly on ebird whilst in Bermuda. My Merlin App (Cornell Lab) lets me know birds to look out for whilst I’m in Anstruther.
    I love to go through your archives to read your comments and look at the amazing photographs. Thank you.
    Susan Vallis

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