Friday, 12 April 2013

Round the houses

A Grand Tour this morning, with half an hour each, more or less, at Cullaloe, Inverkeithing and Merlin Drive, Dunfermline. A very grey start meant ISO1600 on the camera, which is always a pain, but it did improve slightly as the morning wore on.

Cullaloe performed well, with a Chiffchaff (finally!) and a Grey Heron (again, finally!) added to the list, which now stands at 62, only one behind Hill of Beath. I am hoping the fightback will begin, probably with Chiffchaff.

Not much by way of vismig - hence the frequent shifts.Inverkeithing was likewise quiet and added nothing new, including the wind, which was once more easterly and around force 3-4. Booooring, but maybe not in the East Neuk where I am not. There were a couple of incidences of interesting Chaffinch behaviour, where two birds rose up high flapping around each other before descending again. Because they were silhouetted and my camera refused to focus on them I'm still unsure whether this was a pair in courtship or two males in dispute.

On to Merlin Drive and some Mipit and Pied Wag movement was clearer, with 12 Mipit, 5 Pied Wag and a Chaffinch in 20 mins. Mipits were mostly singles almost due east, although there was one group of 6.

This morning also my Birdtrack records go over 4000 for 2013.

Where have you been?

Stock around the clock

Still hanging about about

and its buddy

Display flights from various woodies

Ehhh, Robin

Two from a posse of five

Territorial dispute ...

... didn't go against the odds

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