It was a winter wonderland today in Colinton Dell along the Water of Leith. And guess who forgot to take her camera? Oh well!
The branches of the trees were white with frost. The last remaining leaves and the grass were edged in white and the wooden fences and paths glittered in the low sun.
The jackdaws were noisy around their usual nesting site and they seemed to be pairing up already!
Meanwhile in the river, two dippers were diving into the water and generally hopping around. A handsome male goosander glided past on another stretch of the river.
At one point I got caught up in a flock of mixed tits. Mostly they were long tailed tits (which aren't actually tits at all) - one of my favourite birds, so cute with their long tails and pinkish tinged plumage.
Meanwhile I've got another haiku on Daily Haiku, you can read it here.
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