Saturday, 21 February 2015

Lovely day for Birds

Crafty Green Boyfriend wasn't with me when I recently saw the water rail at Inverleith Pond. So we went there today, hoping it might still be there.

Indeed it was, and although I'd had good sightings of it last time, today was even better, with the advantage that it posed very nicely for Crafty Green Boyfriend's camera:

We were also delighted to see that lots of redwings were still around (the redwing is a winter visitor and will by flying back to Scandanavia soon).

(I posted a poem about redwings on this blog yesterday).

After we had walked round Inverleith Park we went into the nearby Edinburgh Botanic Gardens. Lots of people had gathered to watch a kingfisher who was visiting and Crafty Green Boyfriend got this photo of the kingfisher and a moorhen


TexWisGirl said...

nice spottings!

Jenn Jilks said...

They're so sweet. It's snowing here, right now. I'm happy to gaze at your photos!!!!

RG said...

Pretty crocus! You don't get a photo of a kingfisher like that often! Very nice!

eileeninmd said...

Neat sightings, I love the Water rail and the pretty Redwing.. And the Kingfisher with the Moorhen is a great capture! Have a happy weekend!

Little Miss Titch said...

beautiful photo's,xx

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Juliet,

Always great when you can see some birds and enjoyed seeing your photos.
The crocus are really pretty
Hope you are enjoying the weekend