August 1   Leave a comment

The beginning of August and it is the start of the main sea watching season. Over the next six weeks it will get better and better out at Fife Ness. Some days it will take a few hours to accumulate a dozen shearwaters and skuas, some days just minutes. Well, it was a slow start today. Seven manx shearwaters in an hour, a steady stream of arctic terns, with some juveniles, a few sandwich terns, and a whimbrel. I enjoyed the puffins the most. There were hundreds passing back and forth, and many close. They will be very rare in a couple of weeks as they all finish breeding and move far out to sea for the winter.

Juvenile arctic tern (John Anderson)

Posted August 1, 2021 by wildcrail in Sightings

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