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.
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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