August 24th   Leave a comment

I had Balcomie Beach to myself this evening for the first time in two months. Sad thing was there were only four ringed plover to enjoy the solitude and the low evening sunlight. It was high tide and all the waders were already roosting at Fife Ness. I watched a flock of five teal flying down the coast into the strong southerly wind. They saw the roosting birds and stopped to join them. They might have been migrating all day and were glad of the opportunity to have an obviously safe resting place. As I came back into Crail there was a lone swift over the High Street catching the last bit of sunlight.

Juvenile ringed plover on Balcomie Beach this evening
The teal flock joining the roost at Fife Ness – there a couple of goosander there as well

Posted August 24, 2020 by wildcrail in Sightings

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