Wednesday, 22 May 2013

A Sunny Day in Liberton and the Braids

I had to go all over town today doing various things and luckily passed close enough to Liberton to pop over to the fields for a wee wander.

At least five skylarks were singing above the fields, while I just caught sight of a grey partridge's head above the plants. Several small tortoiseshell butterflies and one peacock butterfly were basking on the path.

The hedges in the photo below were full of blackcaps singing. In the background you can see Arthur's Seat, quite yellow with all the gorse that's currently in bloom up there.


I carried on up the hill to Braid Hills Community Woods. 
This is an attractive wooded bridle path alongside the Braid Hills golf course. As the path is mostly used by horses, it tends to be quite muddy and you've always got to keep an eye out for horse riders! Today, several willow warblers were singing in these trees, but there was no sign of the yellowhammers that I've seen here recently.

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13 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

We have farming friends on holiday in Scotland at present - hope every day is like this.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Weaver - fingers crossed, certainly!

Carol Steel said...

Even though your were all over for errands, your photos show you had some enjoyable rambles. Lovely pictures.

TexWisGirl said...

pretty area.

speedyrabbit said...

looks Beautiful!!!

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

Spring time in places that I visited in early winter this year!

I always feel I must embrace nature in spring..my favourite way is a swim on my free day today, the cool water of the Adriatic sea in spring at the Lido of Venice, with sparrows and blackbirds in the pines behind the beach. And occasionally a cooing woodpigeon which, I imagine, has travelled all the way from the UK!

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a pretty area for birding and a walk. Lovely photos.

Ms Sparrow said...

I checked out your butterflies. They're nothing like any of those found around here!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Butterflies showing up here too! Congratulations on nice weather! Send some!

gabriellebryden said...

I just love the name Arthurs Seat - conjures up all sorts of images - looks like a lovely walk and lots of birds (which is always a good thing)

Caroline Gill said...

Yes, I'm glad your butterflies are arriving. It is like winter here today ... 7 degrees C. this morning. Possibly 8, now.

Rambling Woods said...

You are such a lover of nature and a true teacher.... Michelle

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

It is freezing cold here and it is noon.

Beautiful shots.