April 10th   Leave a comment

Strange weather. The cold is back again with a heavy snow shower this evening. Despite this it was a beautiful day for most of it, with not much wind, and from the south or south east. The conditions were good for migrant arrivals to resume, but despite covering 30km today (now I’m corn bunting surveying I am keeping an exact track of where I go), I only had two barn swallows at Wormiston, three chiffchaffs, and five sandwich terns. I think the cold weather is extending all the way to southern Europe so the way is blocked, with migrants pausing at the Mediterranean. Next weekend might be more interesting with a wave of impatient migrants arriving as the temperatures go back to normal and the wind goes southerly again. The pink-footed geese were using the good conditions, however, with hundreds heading north over the East Neuk this morning.

More sandwich terns were about today, passing Kingsbarns and Fife Ness (JA)

Posted April 10, 2021 by wildcrail in Sightings

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