There was a slight haar (sea mist) when I got to Musselburgh this morning. Rather than lifting as it normally would mid morning, it just got thicker and thicker. In the photo below you can see it rolling off the Musselburgh Lagoons.
Despite the haar, though I saw some excellent birds today. Unfortunately the Lagoons were more or less empty as they often are when the tide is out (the high tide pushes the birds up the shore and onto the lagoons).
Away from the lagoons, though I had my best ever views of three birds that I don't see very often.
Three male reed buntings were singing in the grassy area near the lagoons. They're very handsome birds and they have a funny little song that I don't think I've ever heard before today.
A pair of wheatears was dancing along the John Muir Walkway.
A few rock pipits were flying about, one of which kept stopping in front of me as I walked back into Musselburgh.
It was also lovely to hear several skylarks singing. Such a wonderful sound!
When I got back to the River Esk, I saw this happy family of Canada Geese. The goslings were just adorable!