Monday, 28 September 2009

Water of Leith

I had a lovely walk along the Water of Leith today. Plenty of birds about, I particularly enjoyed watching a dipper fishing, i could even see it as it swam underwater, diving right to the bottom of the river!

The Water of Leith Conservation Trust have a Flickr group, which for some reason I've only just heard about today! You can see the slideshow on their website here or you can visit the group itself here. I've just uploaded some photos!

9 comments:

Reader Wil said...

Beautiful photo of the Water of Leith! So you live in Scotland. Are you a Celt= I ask this because I am interested in the Celtic history, the language, the culture and the places where the Celts still live. I wonder if there were Celts in the Netherlands.
Thank you for your visit!

Annie said...

The dipper diving! It's been a long time since I saw it, but I won't ever forget it.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Juliet - there is no more exciting sight than a dipper under water - they are magic. Water of Leith is such a poetic name - I love the sound of it.

Michelle Johnson said...

how neat you got to see a dipper under water. i'm sure it was a site to behold. have a great day.

Ascender Rises Above said...

just the water of leith sounds lovely!

Cathy said...

I have only seen dippers in books but would love to see on in real life, also siskins are completely unknown where I live. You are very lucky with your nature and bird life in Scotland Juliet. I holidayed in Dumfriess many years ago and absolutely loved it. We stayed at an old Mill house on a river near Ecclefechan. Ahh those were the days.

maryt/theteach said...

Thanks for introducing me to the group! Their photos and your are lovely! :)

Gabbi said...

Sounds and looks amazing! Would love to visit Scotland one day... thank you for sharing!

Rabbits' Guy said...

The slide show on Flikr is amazing .. my but keeping that river clean is a big job when some of the houses are literally right on the water!

Loved the Heron .. A scottish blue heron is just like one out here!

Hard to imagine the age of the buildings and gardens there. Here pretty much everything burned down around 1900 so nothing is older than 100 years. I mean - it was Lewis and Clark coming here just 200 years ago!