September 28th   Leave a comment

It’s still wall to wall little gulls even if the sooty shearwaters have moved on. Scanning out from Crail this evening I could count at least fifty feeding in small flocks, some drifting east and others west. A great northern diver lumbered overhead heading towards the North Sea, its big paddle feet sticking out as much as its head. Late September is about the best time to see them here. They tend to fly thirty meters or so above the sea when they are on their way somewhere, with a steady labouriousness that speaks of flying hundreds of kilometers in a day.

A great northern diver passing Fife Ness on September 27th 2007, but they pass every September (JA)

Posted September 28, 2020 by wildcrail in Sightings

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