November 22nd   Leave a comment

There are worst places to sit on a sunny, Sunday morning, with a cup of coffee, than the mouth of the Kenly Burn. A merlin greeted me as I walked down from the main road, jinking over a dyke, leaving a chaos of curlews in the field behind it. Down at the sea, it was high tide. There were about 45 mallard, a few teal and the usual redshank and turnstone. The fields there are still all stubble and there is big strip planted for wild bird food, so there were lots of reed buntings and yellowhammers around, and a flock of noisy tree sparrows. They always seem busy and with somewhere to go to, but somehow just always end up back in the same bush. I sat looking over the shore towards the Aberdeenshire coast and scanned for otters. One was seen at the Kenly mouth last week. I will get lucky eventually, but not this morning.

Teal (JA)

Posted November 22, 2020 by wildcrail in Sightings

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