April 10th   Leave a comment

Curlews are with us all winter so its hard to tell when they are migrating. It’s not like the swifts that are absent one day and then everywhere the next. But the last couple of days there have been flocks of curlews passing over Crail, calling mournfully as they went. There was a flock of about 30 at Kilrenny today, and another between St Monans and Anstruther, feeding in the fields just like wintering birds. But our curlews left a week or so ago, and these flocks were tighter together and just a little bit edgier, transients ready to continue on northwards if things didn’t work out as they stopped with us to refuel.

A curlew on the move

Posted April 10, 2019 by wildcrail in Sightings

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