September 9th   Leave a comment

Everything is staying much the same this week. I was down on Balcomie Beach at mid-tide this afternoon: still 40 or 50 dunlin, twenty ringed plover, one sanderling and three bar-tailed godwits. There were two white wagtails among the many pieds at the strandline, and then only pied wagtails at Sauchope later. There are still wheatears all along the rocky shore. I think a lot of the swallows have gone in the last week. There are still lots about, but in flocks in odd places that suggest that they might be migratory parties stopping for a feed. There is no real sign of any change in the prevailing settled westerlies, so this may turn out to be a very quiet September.

One of the three bar-tailed godwits on Balcomie Beach this afternoon

Posted September 9, 2020 by wildcrail in Sightings

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