May 14th   Leave a comment

There were three more spotted flycatchers at Kilminning this morning. It seems a bit coincidental that there were three in the same place five days ago. But I think it is just a coincidence. I have been checking there every day and although the cold weather has kept both lots of birds in the canopy where the insects are, flycatchers pop out on short flights all the time. This morning they were a little bit more detectable because there was no wind so I could actually hear the little snap of their bills as they caught a fly. Balcomie was much as yesterday, lots of small shorebirds, a whimbrel and a wheatear. At sea a few arctic terns and sandwich terns were going north.

One of summer plumaged sanderling on Balcomie Beach at the moment (JA)

Posted May 14, 2020 by wildcrail in Sightings

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