Crafty Green Boyfriend invited me to join him on his lunchtime walk round Corstorphine Hill today and I agreed, on the condition that he could guarantee me sightings of green woodpeckers and nuthatches. He promised so I joined him and indeed we did see green woodpeckers and nuthatches.
The green woodpecker spent several minutes in this tree, laughing at us, no doubt as we couldn't see it. (If anyone can see the green woodpecker in this photo, please let me know! It was definitely in the tree when I took the photo).
The only thing worse than not getting the photo of a bird, is getting a photo as bad as the one below, though you may be able to recognise the bird as a nuthatch.
Not far from these trees someone has put up some bird feeders, which are generally kept well stocked and this coal tit was happy to pose for photos (still not a great photo, but a lot better than the previous one).
buzzard (being chased by jackdaws), a bullfinch and dunnocks as well as several more common species.
So plenty to see on Corstorphine HIll today, as there often is, it's a lovely place for a walk!
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