Monday, 19 March 2012

Redford Woods

We just discovered Redford Woods in Edinburgh at the weekend! It's a lovely area of woodland along part of the Braid Burn. I posted some photos here and here and there are more!





wild garlic and leeks poking through the remaining leaves from last autumn

the strength and resilience of nature



The highlight of the walk was watching a pair of long tailed tits collecting feathers and lichens and taking them to the exquisite work of art they were building in a gorse bush. The work of art is of course their nest and is a beautiful collection of moss and lichens held together with spiders webs and lined with feathers. You can see one of the proud architects below, if you look carefully you can see the nest just below the bird and to the left, under the bog leaf.

10 comments:

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Terrific photos. You've captured the dignified elegance of old trees. The bird's nest is a treasure.

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

Splendid photographs Juliet, they remind me of an atmosphere I enjoyed while watching some of David Attemborough's documentaries.

The Weaver of Grass said...

The winter before last I took a photo of a long tailed tits nest in a tree. They are little works of art Juliet.

Ms Sparrow said...

I love the image of the tree that wouldn't give up! What persistence it must have taken to thrive in that rock crevice!

dosankodebbie said...

I can clearly imagine the freshness and the fragrant richness of the air in those woods.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Juliet,

Your photographs are wonderful and how lovely of you, to show us around.
I love the little bird's nest.

Have a happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Rabbits' Guy said...

Bizzzzy Birds!

gabriellebryden said...

Amazing where trees will spring up. The wild garlic sounds great.

eileeninmd said...

Sounds like a lovely walk and great place to see the birds. Cool to see the nest of the long tailed tits. Beautiful photos.

Rambling Woods said...

I enlarged the photo to see the amazing nest..how beautiful this location is..Thank you for linking to Nature Notes this week....Michelle