Sunday, 5 July 2015

Summer days

A hot week was followed, at least on the coast, by a downpour of biblical proportions and the usual haar brought by
Arctic Terns at Inches Point this evening

Sandwich Tern, Cransdale Head

Reed Bunting, Logie Buchan

Skylark, Kirkton

Swallow , Kirkton

Mute Swan, Logie Buchcn
the SE winds.
Local birding variety is provided by the variety of breeding birds on show and the increasing numbers of fledged juveniles. Notable features of this years crop are the number of breeding Lesser Redpolls locally (used to be a scarcity on the patch at any time) , the high numbers of Yellowhammer in and around the village and the gradually recovering Stonechat population.

 More unusual today were 2 Whooper swans in front of Waulkmill hide this morning.