I wandered along the Water of Leith again today, lovely as ever. There were lots of birds around. I particularly noticed:
a bullfinch sitting in an elm tree, eating the flowers so messily that I (standing underneath to get a good view) was showered in bits and pieces!
two robins hopping from stone to stone in the river, flying up to catch flies and then flying into a tree (as flycatchers become rarer, I've seen more and more species of birds doing this)
a grey wagtail (normally very strictly a river bird) flying up into the trees and then onto a telephone wire above the road
a dipper collecting leaves and washing them in the river
I'm predicting the swifts to return to our area of Edinburgh on Wednesday, but as migrants seem to have been returning early all across the country this year, I'm already keeping my eyes out! Which migrants are you keeping your eyes out for?