Yesterday, we got a bus to Cramond Brig and walked along the River Almond to Cramond Village and then along the foreshore to Silverknowes to get another bus home.
We were delighted to see that the Shetland ponies still live near Cramond Brig
It was lovely to walk along the river again, it's been a long time since we were there due to lockdown restrictions
Three herons had gathered here (can you see them all in the photo above?). Crafty Green Boyfriend managed to get closer to another heron further upstream
We had lunch in the beer garden at Cramond Inn, it's nice to be able to eat outdoors, though there was a little bit of a chill breeze.
We then continued our walk along the Cramond - Silverknowes foreshore, which was quite crowded but still a nice walk.There were lots of birds on the mudflats, including oystercatchers, bar tailed godwits, redshanks and curlew but we had to wait until we passed the golf course before we got close enough to photograph anything nicely. Here's a pair of rooks from the golf course.
for Nature Notes.