Friday, 26 April 2013

Water of Leith

Well it's Friday and after finishing work, (working from our daughters flat in Edinburgh) we went for a walk along the Water of  Leith from Stockbridge to Leith.  The weather was mixed, ranging from sunshine, hail, to pouring rain, but my wooly Albion hat kept my bald spot warm!

So as this is a birding blog, I had better mention some birds!

It's quite surprising what you can find in the middle of a city. We even achieved a year tick, our first House Martins. The total list:

House Martin, Grey Heron,  Willow Warbler, Grey Wagtail, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Dunnock, Blackbird,  Song Thrush, Robin, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Mute Swan, House Sparrow, Lesser black Backed Gull, Herring Gull, Goldfinch, Woodpigeon, Feral Pigeon & Moorhen.

So tomorrow we set out again heading for Mull, hopefully to bag some Eagles, Otters, Divers and much much more we hope. No Internet access where we are staying, so will write it up when we get back.

1 comment:

  1. A good species list for a City Tom! I doubt Brum would yield as many species.;-)

    Enjoy Mull, I shall look forward to your write up.