Thursday, 6 August 2015

In the Dells

 Lovely in Colinton Dell today. Everywhere looks so green

This is part of the Water of Leith Walkway / cyclepath as it follows the old railway line through Colinton Dell. Passing through a tunnel on the way

The Bog's Mill wildflower meadiw is very colourful at the moment 

and the insects love the tansy flowers, I don't know what these insects are, by the way...
I saw a handsome Red-legged Shieldbug but the photo was too poor quality to share. 

I also saw two unusual birds, which wouldn't let me even try to catch them on film. At first I thought they were chiddchaffs, but then I soon realised they were too large and too yellow. This suggests they were wood warblers, which would be amazing, I don't know of these birds being seen here since the 1980s. They weren't singing, which would have helped identify them! They were hopping round in the trees by the orchid meadow

 
 A bird that did let me take its photo was this grey heron, standing motionless, fishing.

 

8 comments:

eileeninmd said...

What a pretty spot for a walk. Pretty wildflowers and I love the heron. Enjoy your day!

sage said...

Great shots, it appears to be a peaceful place.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Tansy!!! What's what those things that look like petal-less ragwort are! Yee-ha, I know now.

Crafty Green Poet said...

unless I'm wrong Simon, which has been known on occasion...

Rabbits' Guy said...

Nice heron photo! So stately for such a gangly bird!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Rabbit's Guy, herons are such great birds to photograph, they're large and they still for long periods of time. Sorry about Racer by the way,

Lowcarb team member said...

What a lovely walk - I enjoyed it too!
Love the colour of the Tansys ... and great to see the heron stood still for you.

All the best Jan

Pietro and Cynthia said...

What a beautiful walk, pretty the heron.