Today we walked around Corstorphine Hill in the west of Edinburgh. It is a wonderful hill, with woodland and rocky moorland type areas. The gorse was in bloom and lots of the trees were coming slowly into leaf. We saw a couple of rooks working on their nests, a pair of jackdaws gathering nesting material, another pair of jackdaws starting to build a nest in a dead tree (the middle tree in photo 1). We heard a great spotted woodpecker drumming and heard birds singing, including chaffinches, blue tits, coal tits, great tits, blackbirds and robins. We also saw two long tailed tits which came very close up to us, almost as though they expected us to feed them!