Thursday, 24 June 2010

Black Stork!

Wow - midweek news has emerged of Black Stork twice near Longniddry on Tuesday, recalling the first Lothian record of an individual near Longniddry on 29 May 1946 and at Port Seton on 2 June 1946 (the only other record being Dirleton on 18 June 1983). Wouldn't it be interesting to know if this is the same as the Hungarian bird which has recently wandered northern Scotland. Aberlady would look a good bet - initial sighting S over A1 btwn Macmerry and Haddington fits an Aberlady departing bird flying S over Coates at west end of the Garleton Hills, whilst NE direction over Redcoll is heading straight back there. Let's hope it's refound and confirmed whether or not it has colour rings!

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