Almost as soon as I got off the bus at Musselburgh today, I saw these adorable red breasted merganser chicks with their mother
Further downstream, right at the mouth of the River Esk in fact, I saw this group of eiders. The males were calling and throwing their necks back, trying to attract the female's attention, but she fought them off, she's got enough to do with looking after her chicks, without the males being so demanding!
This male reed bunting was singing, also trying to attract a female, but without resorting to the harassment tactics used by the eider!
Meanwhile this snail just ambled along at its own pace