Saturday 10 February 2024

Birds at the Botanics

It was grey and damp all day today, but we had a lovely walk at Edinburgh's Botanics

We were particularly impressed by the birds we saw at the pond. The Grey Heron was the most obvious: 

but looking carefully around the pond, we noticed a Kingfisher in a bush waiting for a fish to show

There were quite a lot of Mallards around and soon these two males started fighting

One of these males had a blue beak, which is quite unusual and probably means it's a domestic breed of mallard rather than a wild type Mallard.

Away from the pond there were a lot of Grey Squirrels, though I could only get two in the one photo

Thanks Crafty Green Boyfriend for the lovely bird photos in this post.

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