May 18th   Leave a comment

I finally made it to Balmonth reservoir – another one of the hidden ponds/lochans of the East Neuk, about a kilometer east of Carnbee. I was up on the top of the ridge looking for corn buntings and found the right farm tracks to get there. It had the obligatory pair of mute swans, some coots, mallards and at least one pair of little grebes. It’s probably another potential water rail site too, for the winter. Because I was up on the slope there were many fewer corn buntings. The brown hares were less common too – I think they hit their highest density in the same bit of Fife as the corn buntings. Grey partridges seem to be everywhere though. I bump into a pair every couple of kilometers.

Brown hare (JA)

Posted May 18, 2021 by wildcrail in Sightings

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