Saturday, 13 September 2014

Tree following

Earlier this week I noticed that the elder bush near the larch I'm studying for Tree Following is well berried. (Click on the photo for a bigger version)

The larch cones are maturing nicely, but the photo I took wasn't in focus, so hopefully another photo next week. 

Further up the Water of Leith, I saw a tawny owl sitting on a bush in the middle of a field while about twenty small birds (mostly blue tits) were mobbing it. The owl ignored all the other birds and just sat there! Far too far away to take photos sadly!


Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Have rarely seen an owl in my bird watching career. Guess I'm always looking in the wrong direction. Sigh.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Maureen, most owls only come out at night!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Juliet,

Lovely to see the tree you are following adorned with berries.
Also must be great to spot an owl.
happy weekend

Donna said...

It is nice to see the elderberries ripening.

A Cuban In London said...

I love that expression (well berried". It's the sort of phrase that conveys fullness. One o fthe reasons why I love the English language and your blog.

Greetings from London.

Jenn Jilks said...

I love these!

Lucy Corrander Now in Halifax! said...

Such dignity. (The owl.) I'll have to look for elderberries. That I haven't noticed them already suggests they are less prolific where I live than usual.