Common Crane Sighted
Info for the birdwatchers among you. There has been a juvenile Common Crane at Nigg on 14th and 15th November 2010.
This morning it was in the fields at between the side road to Nigg and the Bishop’s Walk (NH 800 721) and then moved onto the mud flats in front of the RSPB hide (NH 805 730). When it took to the air it was mobbed by crows and gulls.
Cranes are fairly unusual in Scotland; a few turn up each year, mostly Scandinavian birds migrating down the east coast.
However a few winter birds have appeared in recent years and may be young dispersing from the small breeding group in Norfolk.
Tags: Common Crane, Crane, Nigg