Saturday, 10 September 2016

Whales and Waders

A lack of sustained easterlies have meant that waders continue to be the main birding attraction locally. The estuary continues seeing record number of Black-tailed Godwits with 328 being a peak count so far. A first year Hobby was at Waulkmill last Sunday. This morning the southerly gale overnight did bring with it a few hundred Meadow Pipit into the Collieston area, with a Pied Flycatcher being along the back road. Otherwise the main arrivals were of a few Willow Warblers and Wheatear.
2 Humpback Whales now are continuing to show intermittently, including very well indeed off Collieston, with displays of breaching reported some days. Hackley Bay is another favoured spot as well as the Ythan mouth still.

Black-tailed Godwit, Waulkmill

Hirundines, Kirkton

Waders, Waulkmill

Humpback Whale, Cransdale Head

Red-throated Diver, Collieston Harbour

Season of Mists of Forvie