August 1st   Leave a comment

The wind is easterly and so in theory good for bring early migrants in. But it is a bit of a false easterly. More, wind circling around Scotland in an anti-clockwise direction than a steady easterly wind from Europe. And we need some rain to bring the migrants down. The conditions should bring seabirds in a bit closer at least. There were several great skuas passing close by Fife Ness late this afternoon and a distant smaller skua, probably an arctic skua, chasing a small gull. The steady post breeding passage north of sandwich terns continues, with a small flock passing every few minutes.

A young sandwich tern (JA)

Posted August 1, 2019 by wildcrail in Sightings

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