July 21st   Leave a comment

There were many fewer dunlins at Balcomie this afternoon, perhaps 60, with just two sanderling. Evidence of things coming and going, even if the species mix is the same. Likewise there were only 2 to 3 whinchats at Kilminning today. More obviously new in was a juvenile marsh harrier, looking black in the strong sunlight apart from its golden head and throat. It was quartering over the wheat between Wormiston and Balcomie, which seems to be a favourite late summer spot for passage birds.

Marsh harrier (JA)

Posted July 21, 2020 by wildcrail in Sightings

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