Yesterday, Crafty Green Boyfriend and I went to Dunsapie Loch on Arthur's Seat, largely as we had heard an otter had been seen there recently.
The otter normally lives around Duddingston Loch
and must have scrambled up the hill to get to Dunsapie Loch. It may be a youngster checking out a potential new home.
We didn't see the otter, though it was lovely to see the family of mute swans
When we walked back down the hill we heard the distinctive sound of a raven so we stopped to watch this pair, which look like an adult and juvenile
A kestrel hovered nearby, while we were interested in the pretty pattern on this snail's shell
The hawthorn shrubs are covered in berries now