October 13th   Leave a comment

The easterly winds are back, with rain overnight and yesterday. They are continuing for the rest of the week. I only managed to have a quick look at the sea just after dawn this morning from my house. With the strong north-easterly, everything was passing close in to Crail, sheltering as much as possible. I counted 500 auks passing in 4 minutes. They were mostly razorbills with a small proportion of guillemots. I watched for thirty minutes and they kept coming, making close to 4,000 coming by, all heading doggedly out of the Forth. There was a steady passage of sooty shearwaters, 19 in the half hour, and a few manx shearwaters. I should think there was a grey phalarope out there as well and I wish I had been watching from Fife Ness.

Razorbills (JA)

Posted October 13, 2020 by wildcrail in Sightings

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