April 10th   Leave a comment

More swallows today; nine in total. And six white wagtails now at the north end of Balcomie Beach. After pontificating a couple of day ago about solo pale birds being a good way to get on to white wagtails there were five males together with a female in a nice flock on the rocky shore strandline. The local pied wagtails weren’t happy and there was a fair bit of chasing. There was no real need for it. They were all feeding well on seaweed flies which were having a mass hatch today, with big clouds of them all along the shore. The swallows were enjoying them too. A seaweed fly emergence must be a joy for a migrant.

Female white wagtail… (WC)
…catching seaweed flies (JA)

Posted April 10, 2020 by wildcrail in Sightings

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