Big grannom hatch on the Spey at the moment

Up in the Tulchan area this afternoon there were huge numbers of Grannom (sedge/caddis fly) hatching. Travelling along the road which was a few hundred metres back from the road they were still abundant. At Blacksboat Bridge I took the short clip below which I think shows quite well the density of flies. Click here to see the short clip on Youtube.

There were a few seagulls upstream that seemed to be feeding on the hatch but no sign of swallows or martins – do they not eat them either? As with most things this spring the Grannom hatch is later than normal, in Ayrshire the end of April was the usual time for the Grannom hatch.

One of the many grannom sitting on the bridge structure

One of the many grannom sitting on the bridge structure

 

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