Saturday, 14 May 2011

Wknd 14-15 May

Bit of atlassing around North Berwick produced few breeding additions; offshore some continuing hirundine passage with 30 Swallows and a Swift within an hour. Great clouds of whirring Puffins coming off Craigleith quite impressive too. Busy on the Bass Rock too, obviously!

En route back Aberlady held 23 Ringed Plover, 40+ Dunlin, mainly northern birds in fine breeding plumage, and 4 lingering Pinks on the saltmarsh. [Postscript - must have been blind, Little Stint reported from same site this evening!]

Bit more success on breeding proof Sunday, with Rock Pipit FF at Seton harbour (NT47 tick) and various ducklings and goslings out - Mallard the first new breeder at Blindwells MTS, Greylags again at East Fenton. Also these busy Pied Wags there, male and female:

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