October 6th   Leave a comment

A much better day today. Dry and sunny, with a north-east wind. It brought skeins of pink-footed geese in this morning, cutting the corner of Fife Ness and over Kilminning. A flock of 20 whoooper swans did the same ā€“ my first for this winter. I heard them in the distance, a faint bassoon-like honking, and then they flew over me into the Forth. It is a magical sight to see a flock of migrating swans, especially in autumn sunlight against a blue sky. There were a few other things at Kilminning ā€“ definitely more song thrushes, blackbirds, robins, goldcrests and blackcaps than the last few visits. I heard a redwing and a brambling too. So some migrants, even if not anything rare.

Whooper swans (John Anderson)

Posted October 6, 2021 by wildcrail in Sightings

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