Arbroath Cliffs & Coastline – 30 Aug 2016

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Helen and I went to Arbroath today. At Victoria Park there is about a mile and a half of coastline immediately adjacent to King’s Drive which leads to the cliff-top path. Last week I got some fab pics of waders etc along here and I hoped we would see more of the same today. We were not disappointed.

Twite

A Twite in the stubble of a corn field

The weather was glorious and we spent an hour or so photographing birds along the shoreline. We saw: Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Sanderling, Turnstone, Curlew, Kittiwake, Redshank, Oystercatcher, Sandwich Tern, Herring Gull, Black Headed Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, House Martin, Pied Wagtail, Rock Pipit. Quite a haul!

Afterwards, we walked along the cliff-top path for a few minutes; it was a little bit windy up there so we didn’t go far! It was whilst we were walking along the path that we noticed some ‘small brown jobs’ in the corn stubble in the field on the other side of the path. They were a little bit distant, but they turned out to be Twite. Another new bird for me!

Good old Arbroath! I shall definitely be keeping an eye on the seafront here when I’m visiting Scotland in the future.

About Alan Gordon

I am a retired teacher and former RAF Musician. I live near Sheffield and enjoy taking photographs of wild birds throughout the UK.
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