The onset of autumn brings with it the familiar di-syllabic calls of the pink footed geese as they stop off on their migration south. Occasionally mixing with the locally common greylag goose, they will feed in the fields by day before returning to Aberlady Bay to roost each night. Numbers locally can reach 30,000+ and witnessing large skeins pass over is an awe inspiring experience.
Bats will be seen only on warmer nights now as they seek out hibernation sites, but their presence is replaced by other birdlife arriving on our shores. Short eared owls and a diverse range of other migratory birds can be seen and heard along the coast at this time of year so pack your binoculars and bird book if heading out.