It was cold this morning, but soon warmed up in the beautiful early Spring sunshine. I visited Kirkliston Kirkyard and cemetery, just outside Edinburgh to continue my wildlife surveys of the cemeteries managed by Edinburgh City Council. There are three sections to this lovely cemetery, the old kirkyard
and a more recent cemetery (which is still being used for burials)
The sunshine had brought the birds out, although none of them allowed me to take photos! Rooks and jackdaws were busily building their nests in nearby trees, blackbirds were chasing each other and singing, dunnocks and wrens were skulking about, and a collared dove was sitting quietly on a wall.
There are some beautiful mosses in the cemetery, including this patch of Anomalous Bristle Moss (Orthotrichum anomalum) with Grimmia pulvinata in the centre.
I liked the way the drops of recent rain sparkled on this feather