One of our trips was to North Berwick, which is on the coast just outside Edinburgh. It has a lovely beach with great views!
gannets that breed in vast numbers there (gannets are one of the few birds that are increasing in number).
At times we were surrounded by swallows, flying ridiculously fast
We were intrigued by this crow, which was carrying something (we couldn't work out what!) in its beak and then started to bury it
There were several ringed plovers on the beach too
also in winter plumage was this dunlin
It was also nice to see this little pallet garden in the town, it had won a prize in a recent competition, though annoyingly I seem to have deleted the photo which included the plaque with the competition information!
Thanks to Crafty Green Boyfriend for the bird photos in this post.
Apparently there are still places available on my Tuesday evening creative writing beginners class at Tynecastle High starting 24 September, more information and booking here.