Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Swallows have arrived

One Swallow doesn’t make a summer; how about three? Three were spotted over Elgin, so keep your eyes out over Nairn. Last year I first spotted them flying up the River Nairn in late March.

As for other birds, there were six Purple Sandpipers, eight Turnstone, one Redshank, a Pipit….and then 14 Brent Geese (I thought they had gone!) waddled into view on the shore just to the west of the golf club car park. A really good spot this, irrespective of the height of the tide, there is always something going on.

For those of you driving along the A96, you may spot little birds in the wee loch on the southside of the road just before the airport roundabout (heading west). These are usually Widgeon, but there can be some Teal among them. It looks like a couple of Mute Swans are thinking about setting up home there too. In the winter, Whooper Swans could often been this at this spot.


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