May 19th   Leave a comment

There is a little wood of oak trees just north-west of Bonerbo and south-east of Kingsmuir, as you take the high road from Crail to Cupar. Just as I was thinking about how scarce oak trees are close to Crail, and that this might therefore be a good spot to find a jay, I heard one. They make a loud, harsh screech of a call – it’s very distinctive, which is a good thing because jays are often very shy. They are often highly persecuted which makes them even more cautious. Even though they are probably in most of the larger wooded patches around Crail, I usually only see them flying between woodland patches, and then only one or two a year if lucky.

Jay (JA)

Posted May 19, 2021 by wildcrail in Sightings

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