We had a lovely walk today from Cramond Brig in Edinburgh to South Queensferry, along the River Almond and down to the Firth of Forth. The first photo (taken by Crafty Green Boyfriend, who also took the last photo) shows Cramond Island.
The weather was incredibly nice, warm and sunny, almost like summer, despite the fact that most of the trees are still bare. We saw our first butterflies of the year, two peacocks and one brown butterfly that flew past too quickly to identify. There were lots of birds to be seen, especially pheasants in the fields, eider ducks on the Firth and goldfinches in the trees and even more to be heard, including song thrushes, chaffinches and a great spotted woodpecker. It was lovely to see two lapwings in their wonderful dancing display, but sad there weren't more of them.