Monday 7 May 2018

A Sunny Bank Holiday

A beautiful day for a walk through Colinton and Craiglockart Dells by the Water of Leith and Crafty Green Boyfriend came along too as it's a bank holiday (and he took the bird photos below). This goldcrest, normally a bird that never stops moving, was very happy to pose for the camera

and this bullfinch was quite easy to spot because of his bright colours!

This cream spotted ladybird happened to be on a branch directly in front of my eyes, otherwise I might never have noticed it

The crab apple tree, which that ladybird was running around, is beautiful at the moment

as is the larch tree, whose flowers are developing slowly but steadily

 in the photo below, the young flower is shown beside two mature cones for comparison
Lots of people and their dogs were out along the river enjoying the sunshine. A perfect bank holiday.


Caroline Gill said...

What lovely sightings, and, as you say, the Goldcrest posed perfectly for the camera - what a cute position! And it's always a thrill to see a Bullfinch. So glad you had the sunshine, too (we wore our hats and slapped on the factor 40, but there were some very sunburnt people by the evening).

Gwil W said...

The bullfinch reminds me of my first visit to Scotland circa 1958. A boy who lived on a farm showed me a bullfinch in a cage. He had some other birds in there too, but the bullfinch is the only bird I remember.

Lowcarb team member said...

It really was a wonderful Bank Holiday, lovely to see your photographs.

All the best Jan

Draffin Bears said...

HI Juliet,

Lovely to see your beautiful nature photos on your bank holiday.
Also great that you had sunshine.