Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New year

It's an Edinburgh tradition to walk round Arthurs Seat, Salisbury Crags and Holyrood Park on New Years Day. The area was very crowded today, though less so in the hidden valley in the middle of Arthur's Seat

We enjoyed the chill in the still air and were happy it wasn't raining, though it was very muddy underfoot in places. We saw quite a lot of birds especially on St Margaret's Loch.


 
This handsome male was obviously in charge, pecking aggressively at all the younger swans and some of the adults too.



7 comments:

sage said...

Happy New Year. The walk sounds like a lovely New Year tradition (here it is raining as it's been doing since summer, it seems).

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

I was out finding ducks I've never seen before on the lake!

Glo said...

Looks like a good start to the new year. Glad it wasn't raining. Happy New Year!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Everybody out and about here too - so many wintering birds. Beautiful, chilly, clear day.

speedyrabbit said...

Happy New Year!So glad you could get out,all we seem to get is rain in the day time and dry at night,so looking forward to some better weather,xx Rachel and Speedy

eileeninmd said...

Pretty swans and images. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Lynn said...

Beautiful! Love that tradition. Happy New Year!