Today I did my regular patrol of Edinburgh's Colinton and Craiglockart Dells alongside the Water of Leith. The autumn colours are still magnificent, though many trees have lost a lot of leaves.
The larch trees are the only conifers that lose their needles in the winter, before that happens they turn a beautiful yellow
I love the yellow colour of this small Sycamore, contrasting with the Holly behind it
The beeches are stunning in their shades of copper and yellow
Some of the bramble bushes have turned beautiful shades of redDipper, a Grey Heron and large numbers of Long Tailed Tits. I also heard loud calls from high in the sky and, looking up, saw a flock of five swans, judging from the sound they were making, I'm pretty sure they were Whooper Swans, which it's unusual to see around Edinburgh.