Saturday 22 February 2020

A Storm on Arthurs Seat

High winds and rain were forecast for today but we went for a walk round Arthurs Seat anyway. The weather was very changeable during our walk, varying from driving snow and hail

to glorious sunshine

and back again.

We enjoyed seeing the birds at and around Dunsapie Loch, including this Canada / greylag goose hybrid

this leucistic carrion crow

and this mute swan

We were delighted to see that the grey herons are already back on their nests on Duddingston Loch (click on the photo to get a bigger view of this, there are several herons on nests in the trees on the island)

and the whole Loch looked beautiful in the sunshine

The water level of the Loch is noticeably higher than and some of the surrounding land is flooded.


Lowcarb team member said...

Yes, our weather has been more changeable today too.
I did enjoy seeing all of your photographs, what a lovely collection.

Enjoy your weekend.

All the best Jan

Bob Bushell said...

Howling winds all around us as well, and there was sunlight too. I love your birds.

carol l mckenna said...

Weather erratic everywhere it seems ~ Lovely nature photos ~

Happy Moments to You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Theresa said...

Love the mood in that first photo.

eileeninmd said...


I have heard of the storms there, I hope you do not have any damage. I love seeing the heron on the nest. Beautiful views and photos. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

RG said...

You are a few weeks ahead of us here - our herons will begin nesting in early April/late March. Our heron rookerys tend to be well hidden from nearby walkers. So we just see them begin to fly in and out, carrying sticks at first to repair nests and later small fish for the young!