September 23rd   Leave a comment

The pink-footed geese are here! They are a little later this year, but today there were thousands passing Crail. Most to the north, as they cut off Fife Ness and battled with the strong westerly winds, or to the south, following the Forth. You could hear flocks calling in the distance all day.

I was out at Kilminning for an hour this morning, still smarting at the harrier I missed on Sunday. As well as the geese, there was a steady passage of swallows and house martins heading west along the coast. The elder bushes only had a few robins (their numbers are increasing) and a female blackcap.

Pink footed geese (John Anderson)

Posted September 23, 2021 by wildcrail in Sightings

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