I joined Crafty Green Boyfriend for a lunchtime walk round Corstorphine Hill today. The front part of the hill is bright with gorse at the moment
willow warblers were singing along with blackcaps and chiffchaffs, all of which are summer visitors. It's lovely to have them back. The very similar looking chiffchaffs and willow warblers can best be identified when they're singing, and they were certainly putting a lot of effort into that today!
In the shadier woodland parts of the hill we were impressed by how many forget-me-nots were in bloom
and this colourful display of Spanish bluebells
The wild garlic (ramsons) is starting to bloom