Monday, 17 January 2022

Winter Sunshine at Cramond

 We had a lovely walk along the Firth of Forth from Silverknowes to Cramond at the weekend. The landscape looked beautiful in the winter sunshine 

Cramond Island is a well known feature of the area, with an interesting history, that you can read about here.

 The island is joined to the mainland by a causeway that is only accessible at low tide

There were plenty of birds around, including a flock of around 50 lapwings. These plovers are declining across the UK, but can still be seen regularly around Cramond. We didn't get photos of the lapwings, but Crafty Green Boyfriend got some lovely photos of this pied wagtail, with its winter plumage of a slightly yellow face. 


Caroline Gill said...

What a beautiful and atmospheric place, CGP. And I love the wagtail with its seasonal yellowish facial feathers.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Caroline, it is indeed very atmospheric! I love watching the water in all its moods!