April 28th   Leave a comment

Rain at last, although only about 2mm in the last 24 hours. It came in on an easterly wind so there was some cause for hope this morning when I went out. Sadly, the spring is now about a week behind in terms of migrants, so all I found this morning was a lot of blackcaps – mid-April migrants, not the more exciting common redstarts and wood warblers of late April. Blackcaps are nice though. I had over eight at Kilminning with a lot of them singing – blackcap song is one the most beautiful British bird songs. There were more willow warblers in too – another third week of April arrival species. At Fife Ness the only terns were sandwich terns. The guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes and gannets were passing in good numbers – now back into their summer routine of back and forth the May Island and Bass Rock.

Willow warbler – with another great spring song, although not patch on a blackcap (JA)

Posted April 28, 2021 by wildcrail in Sightings

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