Saturday 18 June 2016

Edinburgh Canal festival

The sun finally came out today for the Canal Festival. This annual festival includes a range of food stalls, a raft race, boat trips and pony rides. It's a great chance for people to get to know the canal and is quite a lively event, specially when the weather's nice (which isn't reliable of course, this being Scotland!).

Afterwards, Crafty Green Boyfriend and I wandered further along the canal.

We met this lovely family of mallards

There were five ducklings altogether, and they spent a lot of time scrambling round in the reeds and grasses

This would hopefully keep them safe from the herring gulls that kept swooping by, these gulls would quite happily eat a young duckling. We were pleased to see that this female mallard had five ducklings, who are obviously older than the ones above

 It was also lovely to see the meadow vetchlings in bloom

for 30 Days Wild.


A Cuban In London said...

I know I would definitely love this festival. I have been exploring some of the canals in London on my bike. The views are spectacular. Your photos are gorgeous. Thanks.

Greetings from London.

Lowcarb team member said...

I always enjoy festivals / gatherings by a canal, the atmosphere is just brilliant.

Lovely to see the ducklings, and that beautiful yellow colour of the meadow vetchlings.

All the best Jan

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Juliet,

Must have been lovely going to the Canal Festival and I enjoyed seeing your photos.
Such a sweet little Duck family.
Happy Sunday

eileeninmd said...

Hello, ducklings are so cute. Adorable photos. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

Anonymous said...

lovely duckies - hope they survive :) We have eagles around here that snatch adult pigeons for lunch - it's a tough old world out there

Lynn said...

Your blog brings me such peace - I am a little behind in reading, but catching up now. What a nice festival!