As part of my voluntary work with Water of Leith Conservation trust, I did my weekly patrol of Colinton and Craiglockart Dells along the Water of Leith this morning. Sparrowhawk chicks were fledging in or very near Spylaw Park and their calls cound be heard through the whole of the top part of the Dells! They really are raucous! I saw one of the youngsters in the top of a tree, but it was too far away to get a photo.
Meanwhile at ground level in the park the woldflower meadow is looking wonderful
It was right at the other end of the Dells though where I was able to take photos of this pellucid hoverfly (Volucella pelucens)