We had a lovely walk round Arthur's Seat yesterday
We were delighted to get brilliant views of a kestrel hunting
It's also a great place for ravens, which are more thought of as a bird of wild places (and the Tower of London). They nest on Arthurs Seat though and can often be seen here, though for such big birds they're oddly elusive. We had several good views yesterday and heard them calling too. No good photos though!
We were slightly surprised to see this speckled wood butterfly, it seems like too open an area to find one, as they tend to prefer shady woodland
The lichens (mostly Xanthoria parietina) on this fallen branch are beautiful when seen close up