Crail’s Twelve Birds of Christmas

As a family we have spent a number of Christmases over the years in Crail. It’s a great time of year to get out and about and see what wildlife you can spot. Hence our twelve birds for Christmas.

Winter Visitors to our Shores

During the winter months we get a number of migratory birds in the Crail area. The nature reserve at Kilminning which is a mile along the Fife Coastal Path is a popular spot for bird watching. Or if you don’t fancy the walk then just go down to Roome Bay. There is plenty to see even on a cold day.

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Here are our Twelve Birds for Christmas – to spot when you’re enjoying your winter walks around Crail over the Festive Season.  All photographs in this collage have been included over the years in the Wild Crail column and are taken by local photographer John Anderson.

Twelve Birds

Twelve Birds of Christmas for you to spot around Crail

In case there are any you don’t recognise they are: robin, grey partridge, waxwing, pink footed goose, stock dove, grey wagtail, redshank, golden eye, barn owl, fulmar, jackdaw and wren.

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