Herons are the easiest of birds to photograph as they're large and have a habit of standing still for long periods of time and often will let you get very close.
So, today I captured these photos of a grumpy looking juvenile grey heron at Musselburgh Boating Pond.
surf scoter. This duck, though rare, is a regular visitor to Musselburgh at this time of year, but normally, the best view you can get is when a birdwatcher with a very powerful telescope offers you a view and the scoter is still just a black dot in the distance! This year however, the surf scoter is boldly coming quite close to the sea wall and today circled on the water to give me a full view of its plumage. Too far away for my camera unfortunately but well within range of my binoculars!
Meanwhile, for those of you who have seen the film You've Been Trumped Too (see my review here) here's a link to the article about how the people in that film reacted to the news of Donald Trump being elected as president of the USA. I don't think his election is at all good news for the environment.