Saturday, 28 December 2013

Arthur's Seat

It was very windy today, but stayed dry while we were walking round Arthur's Seat.


We were delighted to see this rather large rabbit sheltering in the gorse! At one point it raised one ear, but we didn't manage to get that in the photo!

And just as delighted to see about 20 siskins in the alder trees outside a superstore in a road near Arthur's Seat.

 
 male siskin
female siskin

 (I took the landscape photo, Crafty Green Boyfriend took the bunny and the siskins). 

We also saw a peregrine falcon dash across the sky, far too fast to be photographed! The first peregrine I've seen for months.

8 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

looks like a great area to spend time with wildlife. :)

eileeninmd said...

These are wonderful photos from your outing..The scenery is gorgeous and I love the cute bunny and the Siskins. Enjoy your weekend!

Wishing you and yours all the best in 2014 and a Happy Healthy New Years!

Mary said...

Oooo, peregrines are magnificent! :). Lovely photos, and he IS a good sized bunny. Trying to keep warm like all of us this winter.

Dartford Warbler said...

That does look an angry sky!

Usually we have lots of siskins feeding on niger seed, alongside the goldfinches. This year, there`s not a siskin in sight. I`m pleased you have some. They are such pretty birds.

speedyrabbit said...

Great photo's at least you were able to get out,xx Rachel

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

How well I remember Arthur's seat, almost one year ago. I went there on January 1st.

Happy New Year

Rabbits' Guy said...

One of the great places in Scotland I hear. Our siskins are quite non-descript .. not colorful like yours.

Denise Wong said...

Have a Happy New Year! This is another lovely post. :)