Yesterday morning, we took a walk between hail showers over to Princes Street Gardens where we met several friendly birds, who were literally queueing up for Crafty Green Boyfriend to take their photos (actually they were probably more likely queueing up in the hope that we would feed them!)
blackbird pair demonstrate social distancing (there were actually two pairs of blackbirds in one very small area of the gardens).
It was very cold, as evidenced by the ice on the fountain!
We also found several pine ladybirds overwintering in the war memorial in Princes Street Gardens, but couldn't get any decent photos of them. Later in the day I took these photos in Dalry Cemetery
As regular readers of this blog may remember, last year during lockdown we discovered the local cemeteries as wonderful wildlife havens, which they still are. However, this is part of the wildlife area of the cemetery (an area that the council has designated to be specifically managed for its wildlife value) as it looks at the moment, with a lot of holly chopped down