June 8th   Leave a comment

June is a good time to see mammals. There is not much real night time so they have to come out when you can still see them, and there are a lot of young animals around – more to see and not as wary as the adults. This week, as I tour the farmland around Crail looking for corn buntings I am seeing young roe deer, rabbits, hares, badgers, foxes and today, a family of weasels. I met them on the coastal path at Kingsbarns. A mother came round the corner with three (maybe more) half grown youngsters. They shot off to hide. The mother going under a big rock, but the young ones going into the grass. One’s strategy was to stick its head into a grass tussock, with that toddler logic of – I can’t see you so you must not be able to see me. A little bit of squeaking coaxed it back out so I could look at it properly.

A young weasel this morning – it is looking over a plantain and a dandelion leaf to give you an idea of how tiny it was

Corn bunting – this is the bird in territory 16 at Boghall, in the corner of the field where the twites and over 100 wintering corn buntings were this winter.

Posted June 8, 2021 by wildcrail in Sightings

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