Trip reports

Brora

Curlew standing on weed, County Cork, Ireland

Saturday, 27 September 2014

We stopped in Golspie and recorded over 50 pied wagtails feeding on the playing fields and many more were seen on the golf course as we dove down Ferry Road to Littleferry. In Ferry Wood we saw goldcrests, treecreeper and tits.
As it was a lovely day we ate our picnic lunch on the dunes at Littleferry . Families of gannets, including many juveniles, were feeding at the mouth of Loch Fleet. By now the tide was quite high and a flock of waders gathered on two small sandbanks. Mainly ringed plover, dunlin and two sanderling.
When we reached Brora the wind had strengthened which made sea watching difficult. Lots of kittiwake were seen along with a red-throated diver.
We then returned to Golspie for a short walk along the burn where a very obliging dipper went about his business completely ignoring the group of birders watching from just across the river.