Birds from the cycle path

While many of the birds in the photos of this album have been photographed in other locations – The Botanic Gardens, Figgate Park, etc, all of them have been seen (or, in the case of the tawny owl, heard) on and around the cycle path between Newhaven and Warriston/Goldenacre, and along the Water of Leith…

Coldingham Loch, 22 March 2020

Our first outing of the season – and possibly our last.  Who knows what lies ahead in the coming months? In the lead-up, we had put all possible precautions in place… Gareth kept the hut locked and disinfected the boats after use the previous day.  We practiced our best social distancing.  We pre-paid by bank…

Kingfisher, 20 December 2019

The resident kingfisher at the Botanics was active and giving the sticklebacks a good doing!  The dull conditions and it being the shortest day made a monkey of things like shutter speeds and ISO levels, especially shooting with the 100-400 mm lens with the x1.4 TC on.  A 560 mm lens gives a decent length,…