Friday, 14 April 2017

West Kilbride Seamill Beach :: 13 April 2017

Visiting the folks and celebrating Ailsa's birthday in West Kilbride / Seamill. Lucky to pick up a deal at Seamill Hydro and tasty meal down at Scotts in the Largs Yacht Haven.

Sitting on #99 species for the year, I popped to have a look over the hotel wall into the brook, Rock pipithoping for dipper. Noticed that some of the wall was now in the brook, cutting down the water passage. No dipper but grey wagtail and then sand martin [#100].

On the final morning I woke early and went for a walk, before breakfast and before the others woke. A bracing wind greeted me on the beach, as did the grey seals on the rocks offshore. Then found a couple of yellow-legged gulls [#101] on the beach at the outflow of the brook. Flocks of eider [#102] flew low across the choppy water.

Numbers of rock pipit [103] scurried around the rocky beach, including one carrying nest building material. Curlew stayed distant, calling from the rocks. EiderNothing was fishing offshore, at least not visible from the shore perhaps the wind playing a part or perhaps just the hour.

A beautiful start to the day, but a cold one. Sightings (29) included: black-headed gull, blackbird, carrion crow, collared dove, curlew, dunnock, eider, goldfinch, great black-backed gull, grey heron, grey wagtail, house sparrow, jackdaw, lesser black-backed gull, magpie, mallard, oystercatcher, pied wagtail, rock dove / feral pigeon, rock pipit, rook, shelduck, song thrush, starling, teal, wigeon, wren and yellow-legged gull.

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