September 23rd   Leave a comment

Yesterday the first barnacle geese of the year were seen past Fife Ness but I was too busy looking for yellow-brows to catch up with them. More were seen passing today and after a minute’s sea watch from my house I also picked up a flock of about 30, low over the sea, heading west into the Forth. Five minutes later, another four. They must have been passing steadily all day. Last year they passed Crail first on the 26th September.

Barnacle geese (JA)

In the excitement of yesterday I forgot to mention a green sandpiper at Fife Ness. I think it probably flew up from stinky pool (the tidal pool just by the road over the golf course), but I only heard it calling as it circled around, getting higher before heading inland towards Kilminning.

Posted September 23, 2019 by wildcrail in Sightings

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