Crafty Green Boyfriend and I love the Hermitage of Braid, the local nature reserve along the Braid Burn. It's perhaps surprising then that we've never before visited the nearby Braidburn Valley Park, a community park along the Braid Burn (one of several parks in Edinburgh that run alongside rivers and streams in the city, I've previously blogged about Burdiehouse Burn Park and the Figgate Park).
Braidburn Valley Park is very pretty with views towards the Pentland Hills.
blackbirds, robins and house sparrows. We know there were also more unusual birds around as we heard a willow warbler and a whitethroat, though we didn't see either of them! It definitely pays to learn birdsong!
We later walked into the Morningside area of Edinburgh, where we saw these wonderful poppies!