The mute swans are nesting on the island in the middle of Blackford Pond again,
the nest is quite well hidden but you can just about see the swan on the nest, specially if you zoom in
Save Midmar Paddock Twitter feed, some of which are also in this blog post.
and I was delighted that this peacock butterfly, after fluttering all around the place, finally decided to land and bathe in the sun so I could get a photo
Lots of birds were singing but only this carrion crow came close enough for a photo
I also walked around the side of Blackford Hill to enjoy the gorse
and the view towards Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags
You can find out more about the campaign to save Midmar Paddock from development on the Friends of Midmar Paddock Facebook page or on their Twitter feed.
You can find out more about the Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Pond Nature Reserve here.