September 21st   Leave a comment

The wind is round in the east at last and for the next few days. Rain is forecast from Sunday evening onwards. A common rosefinch popped up on the May Island this morning. All set, I hope, for the first proper migrant session of the autumn. It is probably a bit early for anything, but I tried Kilminning and Balcomie this morning. The wind was too strong to find anything, although there were goldcrests and a single chiff-chaff in the more sheltered bit at the top of Kilminning. A juvenile female merlin drifted over before dashing over the stubble field by Balcomie Castle. Surprisingly my first for the year. I usually expect to see several in August and September around Crail.

Young merlin (JA)

Posted September 21, 2019 by wildcrail in Sightings

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