July 6th   Leave a comment

It was the turn of a knot on Balcomie Beach this morning. A returning, full summer plumaged bird – lots of red below to show off to a mate and speckles of arctic lichen above to camouflage the red from Arctic foxes when sitting on a nest. On the way back to Crail I heard a quail singing from the wheat field opposite the entrance to Kilmining. One was reported there a few days ago so it is a fairly good bet to be there tomorrow – it was calling every two minutes or so in quick bursts.

The knot this morning (WC)
A better view of a summer plumaged knot (JA)

Posted July 6, 2019 by wildcrail in Sightings

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