April 13th   Leave a comment

There were lots of sandwich terns passing Balcomie and Fife Ness today. I counted 9 off Balcomie Beach at one point. They have been in Fife for a week but these were my first and today must have been their major arrival. It isn’t the summer without the screech of a sandwich tern. There were also over 20 long-tailed duck out from Balcomie Beach: they will be on their way north soon.

Sandwich Tern

I also had my first shelduck of the year. The usual pair are back in the bays just to the north of Balcomie Beach. I think they are successful breeders there every two or three years so I wish them luck for this year.

Shelduck

Posted April 13, 2019 by wildcrail in Sightings

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