Saturday, 28 March 2015

Redford Woods

We hadn't visited Redford / Dreghorn Woods for a while so we thought it was about time we went back today. It's a lovely area of woodland alongside the Braid Burn in Colinton, at the moment it's carpeted in wild garlic.




We saw lots of birds around the spot where I took the first photo above, including mistle thrushes, a buzzard and most interestingly a nuthatch! The nuthatch only moved into Scotland a few years ago and is currently turning up in more and more wooded areas of Edinburgh. This was a new place for us to see this lovely bird and Crafty Green Boyfriend was delighted to get these photos


You can see photos from our previous visit to Redford Woods here and here. Sadly some of the fields that surrounded the woods are now being covered in houses..


9 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Pretty shot of the woods and the cute Nuthatch! Happy weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

love the fresh green growth!

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Hi Juliet<
Aren't Nuthatches just the best? I like how the dark of the beak continues onto the head in color and trajectory. Like one well done paint stroke, you know?
Happy w/e to you and CGB!
:) m & jb

Bill said...

Beginning to look like spring

birdsong
the plural
of haiku

Rabbits' Guy said...

I like the nuthatches coming to the feeder. They zip in, grab a seed and zip out, quite a ways away!

Donna said...

Amazing green woods.

Magyar said...

Again... great -Crafty Green and Boyfriend photos!
__Crow garlic greening; here, the arrival of migrant wings hints at a more clear arrival of spring.
__Sadly there the new houses, an indication of over population (?)that limits the natural life of natural breath_.
2022 _? _m

Gingi Freeman said...

So lush and green!! I want to be there!! - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

Rambling Woods said...

Wonderful place for a walk....