April 7th   1 comment

I walked from Boarhills to Cambo along the coastal path this afternoon. A single dipper along the Kenly Burn was singing: I bet the other bird was on eggs. There were noticeably fewer waders along the shore, with about a quarter of the usual numbers of oystercatchers, redshanks, turnstones and purple sandpipers. No curlews at all: there are still some about but many must have left already for their breeding grounds. There were still a few long-tailed duck offshore at Kingsbarns. The males looking very handsome in their dark and white chocolate breeding plumage. A singing chiff-chaff greeted me as I walked up through the woods at Cambo. There should be a swallow to join it any day now.

Dipper

Posted April 7, 2019 by wildcrail in Sightings

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  1. Love your Wild Crail ! Down Kenly Burn today and Dipper still on his rock, but not singing. Lots of yellowhammers about.

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