For Tree Following this year I'm following one of the several wonderful old silver birch trees on North Merchiston Cemetery in Edinburgh. Crafty Green Boyfriend and I started walking round this cemetery (and the nearby Dalry Cemetery) every day for our #DailyExercise during the first UK lockdown last year. And we're still doing the same walk almost every day as lockdown continues!
As I mentioned in my last update for Tree Following, a pair of blue tits has been checking out the nest box in the tree! In the photo below you can see one of the blue tits entering the nest box, while a long tailed tit looks on
Because the blue tits are nesting there, I often feel shy to go too close to the tree. This is what it looked like from a distance on 20 April
and here is the tree yesterday
but for the close ups below, I chose another old silver birch in the cemetery