It was lovely and mild this morning as we went for our walk round Craiglockart Hill and Pond. The hillside wood was full of birds including bullfinches, song thrushes singing and great spotted woodpeckers drumming and flying around from tree to tree, almost as if they were checking out the best sounding tree trunk for drumming on. On top of the hill we had brilliant views of a kestrel, first sitting on a post then hovering as it hunted for prey.
The pond was hosting lots of mallards, moorhens, coots and mute swans with a couple of goosanders too.
edited to add: I think the fence here is to do with habitat creation. It has rained a lot here over the past few months but this fence is usually in the middle of the water!
City of Edinburgh Council is currently consulting on the future management of the Easter Craiglockart Hill Local Nature Reserve. You can add your views to the consultation in this short survey here or go along to the public meeting on Thursday 21 February 2013 from 7.30 - 9.30pm at Meggatland Sports
Complex, Function Suite, 60J Colinton
Road , Edinburgh , EH14 1AS. The Nature Reserve is a wonderful green part of Edinburgh and its future management is very important.
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