Lovely in Colinton Dell today. Everywhere looks so green
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.