Monday, 10 November 2014

Autumn ending

Little to show for  last weeks SE gale. Greater numbers of Blackbirds and Robins possibly. The odd Woodcock also in any areas with some cover. Further afield on Sunday there was a Siberian type Chiff-chaff at Cruden Bay, but it didn't call, so couldn't be confirmed.
A week ago there had been a further Black Redstart at Kirkton, and a Yellow-browed Warbler in bushes near the Sub car park over the weekend.

One of Octobers Yellow-browed warblers

One of the many Blackbirds in the village

Chiff-chaff, Cruden Bay 9.11.14

 Golden Plover and Pink-footed Geese
There remain a good few thousand Pink-footed Geese in and around the area, and there was also a substantial gathering of Golden Plover in the area of the village cross roads, at high tide on the Estuary, with in excess of a 1000 birds on Saturday/Sunday present. Whooper swans continue to be seen, but in smaller groups now usually. There were 6 on Meikle this morning.