Saturday, 13 October 2012

Water of Leith


I took these photos today at the Water of Leith weir near the Galleries of Modern Art.

We saw our first redwing of the autumn and the goosanders are back on the river for the winter!

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6 comments:

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

Great photos, and I visited the site for the gooseanders, splendid birds...A mixture of goose and gander? I diddn't know the name.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Tommasso, I don't know why they're called goosanders, they're a member of the sawbill family along with mergansers...

eileeninmd said...

Lovely images, Juliet! The goosanders must be related to our mergansers I see here. They are neat birds to see, I hope you are having a great weekend!

Annette F Tait said...

is that early for redwings?
I love those birds, and the fieldfares too! how exciting :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Annette - maybe a wee bit early, but apparently huge flocks have already been seen in some places, so they're definitely arriving now!

The Weaver of Grass said...

We have both redwings and fieldfares in our fields again Juliet - although there are scant berries for them to eat so I fear they will not stay long.