Today was the sort of perfect Spring day for a walk along the River Almond towards the airport.
This walk passes through some lovely woodland
there are some wonderful views of the river
This walk is one of the best places in Edinburgh to see butterflies (thanks Crafty Green Boyfriend for these photos), we saw lots of orange tips
whitethroats, reed buntings and this yellowhammer, again thanks Crafty Green Boyfriend for the photo
sand martins were loving them! These lovely birds, related to swallows nest in the sandbanks here and eat lots of insects. We haven't seen so many of them here for several years and we really enjoyed watching them dash around. Here's their nest site