Saturday, 10 January 2015

Kingfisher and blizzard

The weather has been wild over the past few days. On Thursday night, winds got up to 90mph in Edinburgh and it's been consistently windy for the past few days.

It wasn't too bad this morning when we set off for a walk along the relatively sheltered stretch of the Water of Leith from Roseburn up to Dean Village. We were rewarded with a wonderful view of a kingfisher, though this photo

(and yes there is a kingfisher in there, you may notice the blurred patch of orange and turquoise) is only worth adding to the British Trust for Ornithology's Facebook collection of worst ever bird photos.

Once we had admired the kingfisher for several minutes as it flew from branch to branch and dived into the river the blizzard set in. As we were very close to the Gallery of Modern Art at that point we popped in for coffee and cake and by the time we'd finished the sun was out and we could finish our walk.

The blizzard has set in again now and shows no sign of stopping so quickly this time!

9 comments:

eileeninmd said...

I hope you stay warm and safe in the blizzard.. I found your Kingfisher.. Have a happy weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

some fierce weather you're having!

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

I love a good weekend blizzard. One that starts Friday night and is over by Sunday morning. It is not getting above freezing today. There is still snow from Tuesday on the ground. Josephine is disgusted.

Bob Bushell said...

I've got it, the Kingfisher, beautiful. Stay warm.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Wild weather indeed! Carry rocks in pockets!

Rambling Woods said...

I love kingfishers

gabriellebryden said...

hahaha I'm sure there is a bird in there as I believe everything you say ;)

A Cuban In London said...

I heard of the crazy weather in Scotland. Hope you were fine. Beautiful photo.

Greetings from London.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I've only ever gotten one (bad) picture of a Kingfisher, even tho we see them often, on both coasts.

Stay warm there! Brrr