When I got to Musselburgh Lagoons bird hides, an even more wonderful sight awaited. Over 50 house martins (plus some swifts and swallows) were swirling round over the Lagoons, flying low over the water to pick up insects and flouting up in the sky in clouds. The soundtrack was provided by the house martins themselves, plus skylarks, reed buntings and willow warblers. I sat and enjoyed the spectacle for quite a while, sipping on my decaf coffee to keep me warm!
As well as the house martins though, the day is bright with flowers, including
bitter vetch (?)
and this small yellow vetch, which I can never identify - is it hop trefoil? lesser yellow trefoil? black medick? If anyone knows, please let me know.
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