October 7th   Leave a comment

I was lured out twice today as some migrants turned up along the East coast, and a Radde’s warbler on the May Island at lunchtime. Kilminning had a chiffchaff or two, a lot more redwings, but I didn’t find anything special. The curlew sandpiper continues its residence at Balcomie and Fife Ness: I saw it roosting with some redshanks at low tide at the north end of Balcomie Beach. Eventually all the waders on the beach (dunlin and ringed plover) were spooked by something and it flew off with a dunlin towards Fife Ness. Fife Ness itself was very quiet except for a steady stream of newly minted juvenile gannets heading out of the Forth for the first time. This evening the temperature is at 16 degrees, an insane level for mid-October. A strange autumn indeed.

The juvenile curlew sandpiper on Balcomie Beach this lunchtime – day 18

Posted October 7, 2021 by wildcrail in Sightings

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