Sunday 2 March 2014

Snowdrops and a friendly robin

Yesterday we went to Cammo Estate to see the snowdrops in the Walled Garden, which traditionally put on a wonderful display. We weren't disappointed! The bright sunshine helped of course.

We made friends with a lovely robin that wanted to be photographed by Crafty Green Boyfriend.

We were also delighted to hear skylarks singing high above the Cammo fields and see linnets hopping around in the hedges. These are the fields that may be built on, despite being home to five declining bird species that are mentioned specifically in the Edinburgh Local Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP) and most of which are rarely seen anywhere else in Edinburgh. When I wrote to a local councillor, she assured me that I shouldn't worry as Edinburgh Council takes the LBAP very seriously when considering where to build new developments. When I pointed out that in that case the council shouldn't even consider building on these fields, she didn't reply.

You can read more about Cammo Fields and the campaign to save them in these earlier blog posts on Crafty Green Poet.

You can keep in touch with the Cammo Residents campaign to save Cammo Fields on Facebook and by following them on Twitter @Cammo_Residents.

I'm taking my birdwatching class to Cammo tomorrow and will blog more of yesterday's photos then. (I don't take a camera on my birdwatching walks).

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TexWisGirl said...

definitely spring-like!

A Cuban In London said...

So gorgeous. Your photos are spectacular.

Greetings from London.

eileeninmd said...

Oh wow, the snowdrops are so pretty. And the robin is adorable.. Definitely looks like spring is there. Enjoy your new week, Happy March!

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Robins are odd little creatures. Around here, they stay into late winter. Lots and lots of them. Now, in almost early spring, they have gone south. I guess they don't care to have a long vacation. They will be back in a month or so. I love their songs, don't you?

RG said...

No spring here yet. I'll enjoy yours via notes and pictures!

dosankodebbie said...

Simply delightful! I'm so glad for whoever it was that first named these flowers "snowdrops."

Hootin Anni said...

Pretty...and the I'm always delighted to see the European Robins...since they're prettier than our American robins in my opinion.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow those pictures of the Walled Garden are absolutely amazing.