posted on Sep, 29 2012 @ 09:52 AM
I do a bit of birdwatching and follow a local newsgroup which reports on interesting sightings in the area of Central Scotland.
Last week several reports were made of seabirds being spotted inland. Birds such as Gannets and Guillimots and Skuas which normally would only be seen
well out at sea suddenly started showing up in inland areas.
I've never heard of this before in 30 years of living in this area.
The first reports were dated around 19 September and continued right up to 24 September when Scotland was hit by the
worst September storm in 30 years
ATS thread on the storm
This storm was slightly unusual in that it was an easterly wind coming in off the North Sea. Normally we get storms from the south west or west
direction coming from the Atlantic.
Now since the storm hit and over the past few days there have been many reports of birds being washed up dead, or found damaged from the effects of
the storm, so there is no doubt that the birds found it difficult to cope with the high winds.
But it seems to me that the birds knew well in advance by about 5 days that there was something about to happen and many of them decided to head for
Here are some screen shots I've made of the forum I follow. I could give you a link to the forum but I think only members can view the posts. It's a
The locations mentioned Killin, Tyndrum and Crainlarich are dead centre of Scotland in terms of being inland and as far from the sea as you could get
and mountainous area.
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